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Do-follow social bookmarking site for your niche

If you have been a regular reader of my blog, you know that I like social bookmarking. I use it a lot myself and I try to keep up with all the developments around social bookmarking. Lately I have been wondering about all the social bookmarking sites. They all seem to be working the same way. There are a few exceptions, but not many. They are all focused on the news, without giving the small business owners much emphasis.

When I realized this, I started asking myself the question:

social bookmarking site“what is the perfect social bookmarking site?”

An obvious requirement is that the site needs to be do-follow. True do-follow, not do-follow with the links pointing to their own site. This is a practice that a lot of social bookmarking sites are using these days. Digg, Reddit, Folkd all use it. And they are definitely not alone. Instead of linking directly to the content, they add their own domain name in front of the link. So if the content is at “http://content” they would not use that as the link, but they would change it into “http://digg.com/http://content” and redirect that link to the content. The link juice goes to the social bookmarking site, rather than the owner of the content.

To get back to my question, my perfect social bookmarking site would be a true do-follow site, with a link directly from the bookmark to the content itself. Furthermore, my ideal social bookmarking site specializes in my niche, so that I can hang out with my target audience and enjoy bookmarks to content that is relevant for me.This would help me stay up on what is going on in my field without having to search the entire web to find what I am looking for.

Unfortunately, I don’t know of many social bookmarking sites that do this. The combination of specializing in a topic and being do-follow seems to be a rare combination. That is why I finally decided to change that and build my own site:

http://bookmarksandvotes.com

It has many sub-domains, all specializing in a particular niche. So far I have set up sites for the following niches:

Health

Hobby

Internet Marketing

Money

Parenting

Pets

Sports

I will set up a sub domain for relationships later this week.

You can submit your content by selecting the appropriate sub-domain and category. You can add your own tags to each social bookmark. This gives you an opportunity to get one-way backlinks using the keywords of your choice in an environment of like minded people. I figured that this would add much more value than the standard social bookmarking sites that are out there.

I invite you to beta test the site and see what you think. If there are topics that I have not covered and that you feel need to be added, feel free to mention them to me in the comments. I am willing to add as many sub-domains and/or categories as needed.

Furthermore, I encourage you to vote for other peoples content that is of value to you. By doing this on a regular basis we are helping each other get more traffic and more backlinks to our sites. A win-win! Rest assured that you got my vote!

I hope you are willing to work with me to make this a powerful tool for all of us. I realize that it is only the beginning. There are no bookmarks yet in most of the categories, but if you are willing to help me to get this started it can be a powerful tool for all of us.

Let me know what you think. Leave me a comment and tell me how I can make this YOUR ideal social bookmarking site.

To your success,



  • http://bookmarksandvotes.com rebeccahappy

    Congratulations Karin!!! that is fantastic that you have created your own site like this. I think you may want to have topics that include business/marketing/in the news or trending topics as well.

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      Thanks Rebecca. Good to hear from you. Do you think I should have a category for trending topics or should each trend go to the specialty, so that you reach your niche audience?

  • http://timedtweeter.com Leslie Denning

    Hi Karin. I’m hopping over there right now. Are you going to have a category for music???

    Wishing you a song in your heart,
    Miss Leslie

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      Hi Leslie, yes there is a music category under hobbies. I know it is a profession for you, but I am sure it is also your hobby.

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  • Christine Casey

    Hi Karin ~ Such an AWESOME idea & much overdue! I appreciate you taking the lead and creating this true do-follow bookmarking site. I have left you another comment on the site itself with a suggestion to add another category. Thanks! :-) Christine

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      Thanks for the input. I did add self improvement and several others.

  • Beth Allen

    This is such a fabulous idea, thanks Karin! I just left you a comment over there, and really appreciate the hard work you’ve put in to creating this do-follow, niche specific social bookmarking site. This may be a silly question as I have no clue what this entails, but can you create a plugin button for it to get everyone using it like the other sites have? That would be awesome! :)

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      I am working on it Beth. Not sure if I can pull it off, but I am doing my best.

  • Jeremiah M. Wean

    This is a great idea. I’m sure it will take a lot of work to make it everything you want it to be.

    I would probably put: Business, Finance, Real Estate

    Great Start.

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      Thanks. Those 3 categories have all been added.

  • Tristan Azcona

    Wow, this is a great idea start. I would probably be in Internet Marketing :)
    Keep taking action and this will go far ^_^

  • Dena-Lynn

    Hi Karin,
    You’re a true leader, you’re filling need in service of us all. Thank you! I didn’ realize that most of the existing social bookmarking sites weren’t “follow” in the true sense. With the benefits that you’re providing it seems as if your site will grow in no time at all. You can count on me to spread the word. :)
    Dena

  • Sue Collier

    Hi Karin

    Wow amazing Karin, you have taken social bookmarking to a new level. I had never thought about bookmarking sites making the link back to their site first. Excellent idea and congrats on the new site. I know it will be a great success!

    Sue

  • Pearlypq

    Karin, this is marvellous ! It has never crossed my mind to question myself like you mentioned in your blog. You are truly a leader who can see the important part of the social bookmarking…best of the best Karin !

    Thanks so much and I am proud of you, my friend !

    Cheers
    Pearly

  • Janette Stoll

    Hi Karin,

    Fantastic tips on social bookmarking. It’s not something I’m actively involved in but traffic does come to my site from social bookmarking, so that’s a huge plus. You’ve piqued my interest to perhaps do more.

    Thank you for sharing!

    Janette Stoll

  • Melodie Kantner

    Wow! I went over to the new site and got set up. Awesome!! I will have to spend some more time on it tomorrow.

  • Marc Korn

    Hi Karin,

    Thanks for sharing this awesome concept. I am set-up at one of you niche sites and look forward to getting started.

    This is long overdue and I applaud you for taking the lead and making it happen.
    Keep up the great work.

    To your continued success,
    Marc

  • http://controlemotionsafterabreakup.com The GREAT Edward

    This a awesome Karin. Have registered and started to participate. Looking forward to watching it grow and evolve.
    Thanks for all that you do.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    The GREAT Edward!

  • Anonymous

    Karin,
    This is so cool. You found something lacking and instead of continuing to be frustrated, you created what you were looking for. Way to go! I will sign up and see what happens.

    Erica

  • DeAnna Troupe

    This looks like a promising system. I will bookmark this to test it later on when I have time. I’m so glad that you took the initiative to create something that you felt was needed in the marketplace.

  • Debbie@Invisible Heartstrings

    Wow Karin,

    I love it when people create awesome solutions! Thanks so much. Will check it out.

  • Mandyswiftonline

    Hi Karin, just came across your blog. So glad I did! This is such a cool idea. Your are right, the business community does need this sort of thing. Clearly it is not v. appropiate to start up a ‘business’ related discussion at a social party, so to have a dedicated place is fab. And love the idea about letting the users get the backlinks :) … Am off to share this …

  • Gary Young

    Creating something new like this is a great thing to do. This system looks promising and I think it can really help people out. Nice article!

  • http://controlemotionsafterabreakup.com William E. Amis, Jr

    Karin,
    wonderful design, and user friendly. I enjoy reading the presentation leading to, how you committed to this site. It does make since to have this site up and running, with solid webmaster service, backup. I love to view, what you have next in your project, vault. Excellent work in the total layout of this site.

    Please keep on inspiring us to continue, to be visionaries, and great mentors.

    Your friend now, and in the future from TSA.

  • Richard

    Just tried it and it was easy to use. I agree with your assessment that there was a need for this – good for you! I am not good at the habit of bookmarking – it goes in spates, but I have bookmarked the site to get there fast. Thanks!

  • Hazel-Ann La Fortune

    I just joined your site and found it easy to use. I’ll be submitting and voting often. Thanks for providing another valuable service Karin!

  • http://socialtrafficmastermind.com Anonymous

    one problem with social bookmarking site is that the button to add bookmark has to be easily seen and find. Usually they do so by having user drag the button to their favorite bar in browser. I don’t quite like that.

    In my opinion, if other people can bookmark your site via their google or yahoo mail, facebook, or twitter. Like when they login, they can like the post and it would be on your social bookmark site.

    I am looking for a social bookmarking site that actually intergrate within the social media.

    The problem with stumble upon and digg. link is added manually…..like u have to add url
    If the link is hidden, and u make the url a button, whatever button u use
    and that button can sync via facebook or the one that i mentioned above, to avoid having to register a new account that they probably won’t ever coming back because there are so many social bookmark there and the dragged button is no longer the first few icon in the bar! And I bet they ain’t going to find the bookmarker just to add a link to ur soicalbookmarking

    my 2 cent :D A warm hug and greeting

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