5 Social Bookmarking Sites That Every Blogger Must Use

If you’re a blogger, especially a newbie blogger, you must understand the importance of Social Bookmarking sites. Blog promotion is one of the essential steps to successful blogging. It not only gives you enough readership, but you also get tonnes of motivation and inspiration to write more.

Talking about blog promotion, you would already be aware of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. But are you still not satisfied with the amount of traffic you get from these places? Do you crave for more traffic? Do you want a magic formula to get a large amount of traffic instantly? If yes, then get yourself acquainted to Social Bookmarking Sites right now.

In today’s post, I am going to share 5 Social Bookmarking Sites That Every Blogger Must Use.
Social Bookmarking Sites

1.StumbleUpon: It’s a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content to the users. You can share your blog posts’ links, photos, videos, etc. on this site. But make sure you share good quality content for the visitors have a choice either to like or dislike your page. You can consider a dislike as a shortcut to bury your page i.e. your page/link’s visibility would decrease if people dislike your page. But if people start liking your page, you can get hundreds of visitors on your blog instantly. Make sure you share the link of each of your blog post on this site and stay active on this site.

2016 update: I have been using StumbleUpon for almost all my blogs since two years regularly. I have got nearly a million visits (overall) to my blogs just through this site. I believe the key to success on StumbleUpon is to become a real user of the site. Stumble things you like, use the site regularly and then once in a while, share your site’s link. That works!

2. Digg: This is one of the very popular Social Bookmarking sites that people have been using for years. Although the popularity and impact of this site has decreased, yet this one remains a very preferred option for the bloggers to share their content. In case, your post manages to become a top post on Digg, you would get tonnes of traffic from this very site for a long time. Sharing content on Digg is much simpler than StumbleUpon according to me. You cannot afford to miss this one.

3. Delicious: this is the third one in the most popular and easy to use Social Bookmarking sites. I’ve been using this myself, and it does bring you a good amount of traffic on your blog.

4. Reddit: Reddit is one of the most popular and most trusted Social Bookmarking sites. Why? Because like other websites, it doesn’t allow you to share anything or everything you want. You need to be specific about what you want to share, you need to take care of the category you use, you need to choose appropriate titles and subcategories, and you can submit just one link per day. If you want quality traffic, this is even better than Facebook.

5. Pinterest: This is becoming very popular these days for it provides a different way for the people over the internet to share cool stuff. More and more people are joining this site, and soon it would be one of the most preferred places to hang out over the internet.

2016 update: Pinterest is a must to use if you have got a fashion or food related website. I am using Pinterest for a fashion brand blog I handle and it is second after Facebook in terms of sending referral traffic to the site. All that was possible, just by pinning good pictures regularly. 

If you search over the internet about which Social Bookmarking sites one should use as a blogger, you will get a list of 100s of sites, but all of us know that it is practically impossible to manage so many accounts on the Social Bookmarking sites. That’s why I’ve shared my list which consists of just five easy to use, modern and effective Social Bookmarking sites.

I hope you find it useful and it would help you to grow your blog. In case, you believe that I made a mistake by not including your favorite Social Bookmarking sites, do share it with me in the comments. Also, do tell me which one works the best for you.

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54 COMMENTS

  1. I have been using those social bookmarking sites, indeed, I’m getting traffic from there, but it looks like I have not used it effectively. Maybe you can make an article about that? Thanks for sharing this informative article.

  2. I am using Pinterest,Reddit and Stumble Upon very nicely but i don’t know how to use Digg and delicious effectively. Your post is quite informative. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Hello Manpreet,
    I always used to share my blog posts on every social bookmarking sites including Digg and delicious but i never got any single visitor of them and on other i am receiving 200 Visits when i share my blog post on Reddit.
    Thanks for sharing this content. I am familiar with all of these networks, however I will recommend to everyone to use Reddit. For us, of the ones listed above, it is the best.

    • Hello Dhruv,
      I am sure you’re personally using reddit to discover good content. This makes all the difference.
      When you consider a site as a link dumping site, you must not expect traffic or any favor from the site. To be able to get great traffic from the mentioned bookmarking sites, you must become a regular user.
      Manpreet Kaur recently posted..Breath Go Away & Other Stories by Sriman NarayananMy Profile

  4. I am using Pinterest,Reddit and Stumble Upon very nicely but i don’t know how to use Digg and delicious effectively.

    I always used to share my blog posts on every social bookmarking sites including Digg and delicious but i never got any single visitor of them and on other i am receiving 200 Visits when i share my blog post on Reddit.

    Will you suggest me effective ways to get traffic from Digg and Delicious?
    Gurpreet recently posted..5 Simple Tactics To Increase Instagram Followers For FreeMy Profile

  5. Gone are the days of Social Bookmarking websites. Nowadays only people visit social bookmarking sites to submit not to read.

    However, Stumbleupon, Reddit and Pinterest are just awesome. They are not just bookmarking site but they are much more than that.

    Thanks for the post Manpreet.

    • Hey Atish,
      You are right at the point that nowadays people visit such sites for submitting links only. But you know what, to actually get your links noticed, you must use stumbleupon regularly. so, this ultimately serves our purpose. This is same with all social bookmarking sites. To get your links noticed, you have to spend some time looking at others’ links.

  6. Thanks for this great information and after working on these sites I analye that Reddit is not only a social bookmarking site but it also help you to boost your traffic, Im using Reddit since 2 years and Driving 5k traffic on my site called Parhlo.com. Not only this but also you can get a high PR 8 backlinks.

    • Thank you Nathaniel. Digg is a good option, however you would have try really hard on it. Also, it’s popularity is diminishing. But if you have good quality content, traffic won’t be an issue no matter which option you go for. 🙂

    • Thank you. I am glad that you found these articles interesting.
      Keep visiting Finix Post and I will surely visit your blog 🙂

  7. Hi Manpreet,

    I saw this article in klinkk. Well, the title of this article pulled me here 🙂
    I have been using those social bookmarking sites, indeed, I’m getting traffic from there, but it looks like I have not used it effectively. Maybe you can make an article about that?

    Thanks for sharing this informative article, Manpreet.
    Nice share, indeed! 🙂

    Nanda

  8. hiii Manpreet..

    very nyc article but i am sharing different online offers.Suggest me some sites where i can post so that my blog traffic will increase.

    • Hello Vijay, I think you should stick to social networking sites like Facebook, Google + and Twitter only for your target audience could be found there only. Try to join some related fb groups, use hashtags on twitter.. Let me know if you see the results. 🙂

    • Hello,
      Reddit yes of course it’s good but there are certain restrictions while using reddit due to which it comes 4th in my list.
      StumbleUpon is my personal favorite.

    • Hello John, yes, using social networking sites is a must when it comes to promoting your blog.
      Social bookmarking sites particular for blogs? Would you suggest me some? They seem a bit different than what I have been using..

  9. Nice Share. I personally believe that SU is best among many other social sites. I know SU leads to increase in bounce rate but believe me it’s still best for newbies to attract readers/traffic on their blogs.

    I just wonder why you didn’t include FB. I know results are not like SU, but we can’t ignore positive part too.

    • Hello Suraj, I am glad that you found this information useful. I’m trying to post more useful content day by day. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting FINIX POST 🙂

    • I agree with you when it comes to facebook and google+, you’ve no match. Moreover, sites like stumbleupon are a bit risky for the bounce rate increases with the increase of traffic but still, I feel a great boost in my confidence when I get lot of traffic from stumbleupon and sites like these.
      However, the quality traffic mostly comes from twitter and email lists only. What do you think about that?
      P.S. Thank You for visiting my blog and participating into the discussion. I am glad that you like this post and would try to work even better next time 🙂

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