February 20, 2007

Put aside SEO let's do some SMO.


Many of my blogger friends have many times through their articles emphasized the need & power of SEO.SEO is great i totally agree with that,i get a regular traffic to my blogs through search engines.But if you're writing good content and depending on just search engines to bring heavy loads of traffic then i must tell you that you are'nt using your resources well for getting the traffic you deserve.

What i'm coming to is S.M.O or Social Media Optimization .Never heard of it.Well it is what i call reaching the audience.Optimizing your content and making it available for the masses is how to define it in technical terminology.Since this article is on getting traffic we will concentrate on one of its aspects social bookmarking.Social bookmarking is one of the underestimated traffic pullers.While some of the social bookmarking sites like Digg and del.icio.us are utilised for traffic by some bloggers the cream of rest of the available ones is enjoyed by 'web/blog traffic' pros because they know what to do and what to expect.

But plunging on SMO and submitting links to all those sites one knows will be a slight foolishness.STO also needs to be played sesnibly.How?Too large to explain in one post.So i've decided to share with you what i know through 4 or maybe 5 posts throughout this week.I am beggining the 'SMO series' with an update to my article '31social bookmarking sites that will bring killer traffic to your blog'.In that article i listed 31 sites on the order of their alexa rankings & average pageview so that one can prioratize the sites to which the links are to be submitted.I am modifying the list with the latest data available and adding about 30more sites to the list.Why?i'll tell you later this week.The benchmark remains the same.Here goes the list.

1.Digg:
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Alexa ranking:73
Average pageviews per day:600-800million pageviews.

2.del.icio.us:
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Alexa ranking:126
Average pageviews per day:300-400million pageviews.

3.Technorati:
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Alexa ranking:204
Average pageviews per day:200-300million pageviews.

4.Netscape
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Alexa ranking:483
Average pageviews per day:80-150million pageviews.

5.Reddit.com:
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Alexa ranking:792
Average pageviews per day:40-100million pageviews.

6.Squidoo.com:
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Alexa ranking:1037
Average pageviews per day:25-60million pageviews.

7.Fark.com:
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Alexa ranking:1047
Average pageviews per day:30-60million pageviews.

8.Furl.net:
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Alexa ranking:2454
Average pageviews per day:20-30million pageviews.

9.Mister-wong.de
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Alexa ranking:2538
Average pageviews per day:20-30million pageviews.

10.Blinklist.com:
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Alexa ranking:3118
Average pageviews per day:10-25million pageviews.

11.Newsvine
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Alexa ranking:3392
Average pageviews per day:10=25million pageviews.

12.Clipmarks.com:
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Alexa ranking:4984
Average pageviews per day:2-25million pageviews.

13.Blogmarks.net:
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Alexa ranking:5435
Average pageviews per day:5-15million pageviews.

14.dzone.com:
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Alexa ranking:5911
Average pageviews per day:4-18million pageviews.

15.Icerocket.com:
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Alexa ranking:5924
Average pageviews per day:7-18million pageviews.

16.Rojo.com:
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Alexa ranking:6336
Average pageviews per day:5-12million pageviews.

17.Ma.gnolia.com:
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Alexa ranking:6395
Average pageviews per day:5-14million pageviews.

18.Rollyo.com:
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Alexa ranking:6546
Average pageviews per day:4-10million pageviews.

19.Shoutwire:
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Alexa ranking:7767
Average pageviews per day:4-10million pageviews.

20.Kaboodle:
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Alexa ranking:8267
Average pageviews per day:3-15million pageviews.

21.Spurl.net:
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Alexa ranking:8858
Average pageviews per day:3-14million pageviews.

22.Indianpad.com:
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Alexa ranking:9184
Average pageviews per day:2-15million pageviews.

23.Simpy.com:
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Alexa ranking:9405
Average pageviews per day:2-10million pageviews.

24.Nowpublic.com:
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Alexa ranking:9503
Average pageviews per day:2-8million pageviews.

25.Tailrank:
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Alexa ranking:11,822
Average pageviews per day:2-7million pageviews.

26.Blinkbits:
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Alexa ranking:13,593
Average pageviews per day:2-5million pageviews.

27.Wink.com:
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Alexa ranking:14,785
Average pageviews per day:1-10million pageviews.

28.Sphere.com
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Alexa ranking:17,313
Average pageviews a day:1-8million pageviews.

29.Bloghop.com:
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Alexa ranking:18,436
Average pageviews per day:1-7million pageviews.

30.Shadows.com:
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Alexa ranking:19,235
Average pageviews per day:1-6million pageviews.

31.Diigo.com:
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Alexa ranking:20,281
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

32.Netvouz.com:
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Alexa ranking:21,896
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

33.Listible.com:
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Alexa ranking:22,163
Average pageviews per day:1-5million pageviews.

34.Rawsugar.com:
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Alexa ranking:22,962
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

35.Kinja.com
Alexa ranking:24,254
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

36.Backflip
Alexa ranking:25,581
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

37.Feedmelinks
Alexa ranking:28,606
Average pageviews per day:1-4million pageviews.

38.Tagtooga
Alexa ranking:33,221
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

39.Linkagogo
Alexa ranking:43,965
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

40.Feedmarker
Alexa ranking:48,818
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

41.Linkfilter.net
Alexa ranking:59,456
Average pageviews per day:1-3million pageviews.

42.Linkroll
Alexa ranking:59,610
Average pageviews per day:1-2million pageviews.

43.Blogmemes
Alexa ranking:64,536
Average pageviews per day:1-2million pageviews.

Below are a few more sites for publicizing your articles.Also the
tricks following this article will help you submit links to these sites without
dropping sweat.And don't forget 'Any publicity is good publicity'.

44.Looklater

45.Bibsonomy

46.Markaboo

47.Maple

48.Zurpy

49.Gravee

50.Hyperlinkomatic

51.Buddymarks

52.Scuttle

53.Lilisto

54.Netscape

55.Unalog

56.Segnalo-Italian

57.Mesfavs-foreign

58.Plugim

59.Del.irio.us

60.Yahoo my web2.0

So what's following.How to submit links to 60 ought social bookmarking sites in 30mins?Thats following this article and few more techniques for getting bonus
traffic to your blog.So stay with Whale.Chao.

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