20% of your SEO efforts should be spent on on-page optimization (material that is keyword-focused and can be indexed by the search engine spiders and crawlers).
The remainder of 80 percent is made up of off page SEO operations of which social bookmarking is just one.
By “social book marking,” we mean the act of labeling and saving webpages for future use. Because of this, you, or anybody else, will be able to discover precisely what they need. Thus, these social bookmarking sites may act as their own personal search engines.
Search engines like Google and Bing frequently provide results that aren’t entirely relevant to what you’re looking for. So smart are the algorithms put in place by the search engines that the spiders that cruise the web and index sites based on keywords (on-page SEO) are close to human intelligence. They are, after all, machines. Individuals, just like you, have assessed and labeled websites that you’ve saved to your bookmarks.
As a result, it follows that if the material you are putting out is of value to your future human visitors, you should ensure that it gets bookmarked.
However, bookmarking articles is a time-consuming task. Beyond the well-known sites like Delicious, StumbleUpon, Digg, and Reddit, there are literally hundreds upon hundreds more social bookmarking sites.
ImAutomator, a free program, was just introduced to me. I’m going to give it a go and then write up a lesson on my findings. Watch out for this!