Tag and Ping,Social Bookmarking, etc the positive effects of social bookmarking for MLM blog success and for other web sites are outstanding. Social bookmarking can introduce the sites that you own or you like to others with the right targeted interests and tastes,it can drive traffic to your site, and create valuable backlinks to your content like flies swarm to stink.
What is Tag and Ping:
Basically it is a powerful strategy employing bookmarking to acquire traffic and backlinks to your site. And so naturally to understand this strategy you first have to have a working knowledge of what bookmarking is.
- Bookmarking is the collective act of sharing links (aka tags) and resources by the internet community.
- Social Bookmarking sites include Technorati, Furl, Deli.icio.us, Flickr, and 100’s more.
- Users are controlling the flow of traffic and backlinks more and more through the use of these sites and their applications.
- Social Bookmarking in general has a viral traffic generating effect.
For instance if you were to go and register for a Del.icio.us account you would have access to your own page where you can store bookmarks (your links) to your favorite internet sites and resources. What’s interesting to note, is when you do this this bookmark also get syndicated (it gets posted elsewhere as well). It will appear on one of Del.icio.us’ tag pages.
All other Del.icio.us users who see this tag page may then check out your links and decide whether they want to add it to their pages which will increase the popularity of that specific bookmark causing it to rank and post higher.
The higher it ranks in popularity the greater the chance others will see, use, and adapt this bookmark as their own. Such is the viral nature of bookmarks. As long as your content that you are linking to is bookmark worthy, your links should increase in popularity in a viral fashion. Your MLM blog traffic goes through the roof as a result.
Tags… (once again we are using the Del.icio.us site as our example) are really nothing more than a keyword you assign to the link. It is a way to organize your links and keep track of them.
For example if you had links about gardening and links about cooking you could organize all your gardening links by assigning them the tag “gardening” and your cooking links the tag “cooking” all your links for each subject would be organized and found under the accompanying tag name. So if you clicked the tag “cooking” in your account then all the links that have to do with cooking come up. It’s pretty simple really.
Tag and Ping with your Blog:
With your WordPress Blog you will create tags for your posts. A tag is really nothing more than a specially formatted link that you place in your blog. After you tag your posts and post them on your blog you want to ping the social bookmark sites.
A ping is basically a short instruction that is sent out from your blog and tells a site such as a search engine or a social bookmark index site like Technorati, Icerocket, etc. to come to your site and check out your content crawl through your site find the tags index them and update their sites. In other word a computer spiders you site finds your tags and content and then updates the tag pages on the site for their users to see and use.
It’s another instant back link from an authority site of valued popularity ranking. Because these bookmarking sites are so popular and because they offer such excellent user data about sites, keywords, tags, and their popularity, the big search engines regularly spider these social bookmark sites for data. When they do they find links to your sites and follow them. Are you starting to see the power here?
Setting up Your Ping List:
To set up a WordPress ping list, go to “Settings”, and then click “Writing.” Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see an “Update Services” box that will allow you to add your ping list. You will want to add all of the social bookmark sites that accept and that crawl blog posts.
You can create all your tag URLs by hand but why bother. If you are using WordPress and you should be, your blog to do this automatically for you. You want to go to your plugins and get SimpleTags. SimpleTags allows you to easily generate Technorati tags that work for both Tecnorati and Icerocket.
Setting up Tag and Ping:
Do some keyword research or even some tag research on some of the social bookmark sites and find words about your website pages and contents that will make for good tagging and pinging and gain you the greatest MLM Blog success.
This is how to tag and ping in WordPress:
1. Create your content.
2. Add relevant “tags” at the end of your blog post with simple tags.
3. Publish your blog post.
4. Ping social bookmarking sites. Your blogs ping list does this automatically or you can use www.pingdevice.com
5. When you have finished, the social bookmarking sites will then crawl your blog post and index it under the tags that you have specified. Social bookmarking sites are heavily spidered, so your pages will be quickly spidered by the major search engines simply by being present in the index.
Making Sure that Technorati and Icerocket Pick Up Your Tags:
- You will need to register your blog with Icerocket and Technorati go to their websites and regester.
Some additional Web Resources to help you:
The 15 most popular social bookmarking sites: http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-bookmarking-websites
125 Social Bookmarking Sites: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/125-social-bookmarking-sites-importance-of-user-generated-tags-votes-and-links/6066/
http://youtu.be/-QUhW8E8diE Sean Wu PT1
Go ahead and start tagging and pining today for your MLM Blog Success.