Originally Posted by shyampc
Now I want to do this again. But, are there any ways to submit the same websites to those social bookmarking websites and get the traffic and conversions again and again? Are there any suggestions to do this?
Well, technically you didn't submit your site
to these bookmarking sites. You submitted a page
from your site. It may have been the default (home) page, but it was still just one page.
Create additional valuable, compelling content and you can submit the page that content lives on. Submitting crappy articles will likely not do much good, and if you submit too many of them, it could do harm to your online reputation.
The point of social sites is the "social" bit, and if you alienate people by trying to pump through a lot of crap, you'll lose the social benefit. "If a page is submitted to a social bookmarking site, but nobody sees it because they've all stopped paying attention to the submitter due to his spammy ways, will it get any traffic?" (Hint: not much)
Another thing that will alienate people is if you only submit your own stuff, and you never participate to submit or vote up anybody else's stuff. That makes you look like a "user", not a "participant."
The real value of social bookmarking sites happens when other people vote your submissions up. That's what gets your submissions noticed; that's what leads to the real
traffic boosts. But that won't happen as effectively as it could unless they perceive you to be a valuable, bona-fide participant in the community. And the way to get them to perceive you as a bona-fide participant is, interestingly enough, to actually BE a bona-fide participant.
Here are the basic criteria for ongoing success in social media, IMO:
- Any content you're submitting should be well-written, thoughtful, intelligent, interesting and useful.
- Don't only submit your stuff. That looks spammy and manipulative. Find well-written, thoughtful, etc.etc.etc. content on sites you don't own and submit that. Maintain maybe a 10:1 (or better) ratio of outside content versus your own.
- It's not simply a "push" medium -- by that I mean it's not all about submitting. "Friend" people. Read what they submit. Vote their submissions up when they appeal to you. They'll be more likely to read and vote up your submissions in turn.