Social Bookmarking Tips
Good Things to Social Bookmark
It can be tricky to predict what content will
perform well on social bookmarking websites. The
interests of our democratic populace are widespread
and constantly changing. Webpages, podcasts, and
images which are deemed more newsworthy, humorous,
or intriguing often steal the spotlight. Knowing
how to present content on social bookmarking websites
can help internet marketers stand out.
Top 10 lists generally perform well on social
bookmarking websites. Whether listing movies,
books, industry gurus, or tips for protecting
your computer, top 10 lists always garner attention.
Detailed how to's and tutorials often gain popularity
on the internet; although rehashes of tired content
go unnoticed. When writing a how to, pick a niche
topic that has not previously been detailed and
explain it well.
Offbeat / Unusual
Everyone loves a story about the unusual or unique.
Offbeat items attract attention and interest.
Keep it real, though.
For better or worse, controversy attracts attention.
Well-timed controversial subject matter often
gains traction on social networks. Taking a stand
on controversial subject also generates a lot
of comments (although not always positive).
The video segments on JibJab never fail to cause
a stir. In fact, the most popular YouTube video
clips are often mundane subjects portrayed in
a ridiculous or silly way. That said, they are
popular and have a high rating and large number
It is smart to be bold. Outlandish stories that
make you shake your head often get high numbers
of votes on social websites.
Items that are timely are critical. Old news is
not news, and will quickly be buried in favor
items that are current.
If you are able to pull off a satire that contains
fact and humor, it too could perform well on a
Keep in mind that social websites
vary and appeal to different audiences. Study
the social website to determine the kinds of stories
that attract the most attention and interest.
If it were easy to predict what would be successful
there would be a whole lot of rich people in the
world. Determining what will or will not be successful
in business is not an easy task, and the same
is true for predicting what will be most effective
when it comes to social bookmarking.
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll
software for creating, editing, publishing RSS
feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages
marketing for RecordForAll http://www.recordforall.com
audio recording and editing software.