Monday, 17 September 2007 at 20:50, mcrilf wrote...

Using social bookmarks to drive traffic

I'm spending lots of time at the moment reading about driving traffic to your blog. You will of course heard about BlogRush - the traffic driving system that is taking the blogging world by storm (unless you've been asleep over the weekend when it was launched...in which case get on to it now!!!).

One of the methods I am testing is using social bookmarking sites and I thought you might like to see the results from a recent test...

I blogged recently about ShrinkMyTunes - a new software product that re-compresses mp3s allowing you to stuff more of them on your iPod. Although SarahG recently commented that you can achieve something similar with iTunes itself, it originally struck me as a piece of software that could fly. After all, how many iPods are out there? And how many people wish they could get more on them?!

Anyway, I wrote the post and submitted it to reddit.com. The results were amazing...and pretty instant. Here's my statcounter graph...



That recent peak is the reddit.com traffic. A pleasant surprise as you can imagine. Now comes the question...is it quality traffic? I'll have to wait and see on that one. Hopefully, you might have been one of those reddit.com visitors and will be reading this now...in which case, I guess the answer is "yes"!

Have you had any successes using social bookmarking in this way? Let me know.

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2 comments:

On 18 September 2007 at 15:07, Average Joe Blogger said...

Reddit is great way to get an instant boost in traffic, especially if your article is technology or software related. Reddit users seem to love those.

My favorite social network is StumbleUpon. If you get an article stumbled, it can send you large amounts of traffic for days or even weeks.

On 19 September 2007 at 00:07, mcrilf said...

Thanks Joe. I've not been stumbled yet... still waiting. There's a cool post over at SEOptimise about making the most out of stumbleupon.

When I get 5 minutes I'll have to give it a try!