Good Things to Social Bookmark
It can be tricky to predict what content will perform
well on social bookmarking websites. The interests of
our democratic populace are widespread and constantly
changing. Webpages, podcasts, and images which are deemed
more newsworthy, humorous, or intriguing often steal
the spotlight. Knowing how to present content on social
bookmarking websites can help internet marketers stand
Top 10 lists generally perform well on social bookmarking
websites. Whether listing movies, books, industry gurus,
or tips for protecting your computer, top 10 lists always
Detailed how to's and tutorials often gain popularity
on the internet; although rehashes of tired content
go unnoticed. When writing a how to, pick a niche topic
that has not previously been detailed and explain it
Offbeat / Unusual
Everyone loves a story about the unusual or unique.
Offbeat items attract attention and interest. Keep it
For better or worse, controversy attracts attention.
Well-timed controversial subject matter often gains
traction on social networks. Taking a stand on controversial
subject also generates a lot of comments (although not
The video segments on JibJab never fail to cause a stir.
In fact, the most popular YouTube video clips are often
mundane subjects portrayed in a ridiculous or silly
way. That said, they are popular and have a high rating
and large number of views.
It is smart to be bold. Outlandish stories that make
you shake your head often get high numbers of votes
on social websites.
Items that are timely are critical. Old news is not
news, and will quickly be buried in favor items that
If you are able to pull off a satire that contains fact
and humor, it too could perform well on a social website.
Keep in mind that social websites vary
and appeal to different audiences. Study the social
website to determine the kinds of stories that attract
the most attention and interest. If it were easy to
predict what would be successful there would be a whole
lot of rich people in the world. Determining what will
or will not be successful in business is not an easy
task, and the same is true for predicting what will
be most effective when it comes to social bookmarking.
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll Feed
Editor software for creating, editing, publishing
RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing
for RecordForAll audio
recording and editing software.