What are social bookmarking sites?
A social bookmarking service is a centralized online service which enables users to add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents.Social Bookmarking sites are free resources through which we bookmark our website or blog to get backlinks to increase blog traffic and blog PR.
Drive Traffic and creating backlinks using top social bookmarking sitescan help search engines in several ways following:
- Fast Indexing
Number of Votes
Top Social Bookmarking Sites
Here is a list of top social bookmarking sites which every blogger must use to drive targeted traffic to your blog. You should write an attention capturing title, a meaningful short description and choose write category to get complete benefit from social bookmarking.
1.Stumbleupon is one of the best social bookmarking sites, it gives instant boost in traffic. Submit into proper category to get huge amount of traffic and build a network to following others persons in same niche. It advisable to leave comment others stories so that they will show interest to comment at yours and stumble your story. First go to stumbleupon and click signup option after signup complete your profile. A profile with all details helps more to drive targeted traffic. Using Add Page option you can submit your blog post url. Note don’t submit two three links from your own blog in one day, it leads to spamming, if you are running more blogs you can submit one for each.
2.Reddit is also popular social bookmarking site. Just submiting won’t get you traffic from reddit. So upvote and comments other’s reddit to get benefit full benefit from reddit. You can also join a Facebook Group called Reddit Upvote Club.
3.Delicious is another top best site with PR 8 and Alexa 1182. For you to create bookmark at delicious , click add link option and put your blog post url and write meaningful title and description. Same thing apply here like another bookmark site only adding link is not sufficient to connect other delicious user to get your self into delicious world.
4.Slashdot always take a place in popular bookmarking site. It has PR 7 and Alexa 1637. Note to create bookmark from Slashdot you should be careful since it mention spam with rad label at your bookmark if you don’t use in proper way so write best title, meaningful description and select appropriate category. It is regarded as the godfather of social news, SlashDot bookmarks are still quite powerful .. keep in mind the site has a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.
5.Blokube is a social media network and blogging community.
It will allow submitting your blog articles or it is a social voting website that includes blogging, marketing, and seo etc.
6.Klinkk is new bookmarking website, it has no PR now but I used it my own blog and found it to very helpful to drive traffic.
7.Dosplash is another popular website to submit bookmarks if you are blogger, you must use this site to build a relationship with other bloggers and drive traffic also. You will meet lot of active bloggers at dosplash. It has over 22000 unique visitors and 47,777 on alexa.
8.Kingged is one of my favorite website to get instant traffic, comments to blog post and also backlinks to my blog. One benefit you will always get using this website commenting at your blog. If you are felling bore since nobody is leaving any feedback to your article at which you spend lot of time. You must join Kingged.
9.Startaid : is the best interactive social bookmarking site to ever hit the Internet.It’s not like other bookmarking services, it’s better.
For starters,StartAid provides thumbnail views and mini control
panels for each and every one of your bookmarks.StartAid is PR5 website and ranked 16519 on alexa.
10.Bizsugar comes a place in top bookmarking website, it is very popular website but getting your story published at this bookmark website is not easy like other one. Here is a trick you can use to get your story publish and then you can submit your own. It really helpful to increase traffic and Google Rank both. It is PR6 website.
11.Fwisp is another popular website to create bookmarks. It had 4 PR and 14305 alexa. So if you are still having problem creating backlinks , then you shld try Fwisp.it is not helping to drive traffic but also getting backlink from PR 4.
15.Easymash has PR 1 and alexa 38596.
In case you have any other bookmarking sites that you use apart from the one listed above feel free to share.
AWS launches Amazon Honeycode, a no-code mobile and web app builder
AWS today announced the beta launch of Amazon Honeycode, a new, fully managed low-code/no-code development tool that aims to make it easy for anybody in a company to build their own applications. All of this, of course, is backed by a database in AWS and a web-based, drag-and-drop interface builder.
Developers can build applications for up to 20 users for free. After that, they pay per user and for the storage their applications take up.
“Customers have told us that the need for custom applications far outstrips the capacity of developers to create them,” said AWS VP Larry Augustin in the announcement. “Now with Amazon Honeycode, almost anyone can create powerful custom mobile and web applications without the need to write code.”
Like similar tools, Honeycode provides users with a set of templates for common use cases like to-do list applications, customer trackers, surveys, schedules and inventory management. Traditionally, AWS argues, a lot of businesses have relied on shared spreadsheets to do these things.
“Customers try to solve for the static nature of spreadsheets by emailing them back and forth, but all of the emailing just compounds the inefficiency because email is slow, doesn’t scale, and introduces versioning and data syncing errors,” the company notes in today’s announcement. “As a result, people often prefer having custom applications built, but the demand for custom programming often outstrips developer capacity, creating a situation where teams either need to wait for developers to free up or have to hire expensive consultants to build applications.”
It’s no surprise then that Honeycode uses a spreadsheet view as its core data interface, which makes sense, given how familiar virtually every potential user is with this concept. To manipulate data, users can work with standard spreadsheet-style formulas, which seems to be about the closest the service gets to actual programming. ‘Builders,” as AWS calls Honeycode users, can also set up notifications, reminders and approval workflows within the service.
AWS says these databases can easily scale up to 100,000 rows per workbook. With this, AWS argues, users can then focus on building their applications without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.
As of now, it doesn’t look like users will be able to bring in any outside data sources, though that may still be on the company’s roadmap. On the other hand, these kinds of integrations would also complicate the process of building an app and it looks like AWS is trying to keep things simple for now.
Honeycode currently only runs in the AWS US West region in Oregon but is coming to other regions soon.
Among Honeycode’s first customers are SmugMug and Slack.
“We’re excited about the opportunity that Amazon Honeycode creates for teams to build apps to drive and adapt to today’s ever-changing business landscape,” said Brad Armstrong, VP of Business and Corporate Development at Slack in today’s release. “We see Amazon Honeycode as a great complement and extension to Slack and are excited about the opportunity to work together to create ways for our joint customers to work more efficiently and to do more with their data than ever before.”
Olaotan Richard Ceo Aims Digital Network Speaks On 5 Powerful Tips To Digital Marketing Success
Digital marketing is unarguably one of the most effective and strategic marketing tools that the internet has brought to our doorstep. Businesses all over the world are churning in millions and even billions in returns each year. Digital Expert Richard Olaotan, the CEO of Aims Digital Network, gives some powerful and winning business tips for digital marketing.
1. Visual Elements
Everyone is attracted first by what they see. Having visual elements in business is key because people can only buy what they see. And on the average, a prospective client has got to see your product or service ad about seven times before they make a purchase. Whether it is your business logo, mascot, color theme or font you are choosing, the whole idea is to catch the attention of the audience, while also maintaining that attention enough for them to remember your brand. When advertising on social media, visual creativity is key. You must, at all times, ensure that whatever it is you are putting out there is as relevant as it is eye-catching. Your digital ads must appeal to the aesthetics of viewers and will be remembered. Using images that have consistent aesthetic and gives your campaign that familiarity every time it pops up is key.
2. Invest wisely
Truth is there are several digital marketing tools and services out there, but not all of them will create the same level of impact you desire for your kind of business. So, take time to analyze your business and the service or product you wish to put out there, the age demographic you are targeting, and the location too. Afterward, you can go through the various digital marketing platforms available and select the ones that will most effectively achieve what you desire.
3. Understand the buyer process
If you can understand the journey of a buyer, you will know what marketing strategy to present at each stage. Through buyer analytics, you can deduce the actions a visitor takes throughout your website, and use this information garnered to make the buying process easier for them. For instance, Google analytics gives user history that can help you better understand where they are in their buying phase.
4. Understand your target audience
Before delving into employing digital marketing tools, it is highly advised that you have a clear understanding of who you are targeting to make your bulk purchasing audience. Everyone is a potential buyer of your product or service; however, an age range or designated people of certain classes are the best benefactors of your product or service. Those are your target audience, and in digital marketing, you engage marketing tools strategically to send unique ads to this audience.
5. Analyze your social media metrics
To see the digital marketing tool that is most effective for your product or service, Olaotan Richard advises that you analyze your data and tie it back to the direct result it produces. The best SEO company in Chicago or anywhere else would first help you find what promotes engagements for your business niche. With their finding, they can easily suggest which tool or ad style is most effective for you.
Social media giants, Facebook urges publishers to leverage creative content for improved revenue
Social media giants, Facebook, has called on publishers to leverage on creative content for better revenue generation.
Facebook’s Strategic Media Partnerships Manager for Sub Sahara Africa, Jocelyn Muhutu-Remy, made the call while speaking at a session tagged ‘Art of monetizing good storytelling through the social media’ hosted by The Guardian during the Social Media Week at Victoria Island, Lagos.
“Propose what is different and unique to you. It is not about the followers you have but the uniqueness of your content. I advise starting by promoting your page using your location to reduce pay.”
Muhutu-Remy cited an example of a publisher on Instagram whose main contents were on natural hair care and maintenance for women and urged social media publishers to follow suit.
She added that brands would only be attracted and convinced to partner and invest in a publisher whose contents is specific and specialized.
Storytelling is about engaging your audience and ensuring they can relate with your content subject,” Mutuhuru-Remy said.
Other speakers at the session moderated by Guardian Life editor, Chidera Muoka, were Instagram publishers, Sisi Yemmie, a food blogger and Comedian Wofai Fada.
Wofai Fada, a comedian, said passion is key for any publisher that wants to thrive in the digital publishing space.
“It comes easy because it’s something I love doing. Passion is necessary to push one further.”
She advised publishers to be consistent and continually renew strategies to communicate with their audience.
Sisi Yemmie, a food blogger, said specialization in Instagram publishing has given her an edge in digital publishing.
She urged other publishers to harness Google analytics tool to examine the interests of their audience, as well as means to grow their platforms.
“Your social media analytics helps you decide what types of contents you should post and what time of the day you should post. You need to be aware of what type of content is to be promoted, but be creative and dynamic too,” Sisi Yemmie said.