Delicious.com | Excellent Way to Promote Your Articles
Delicious.com is a bookmarking web-site, where you can collect and present your interests from across the web. This is excellent way to promote your articles.
Short Intro About Delicious.com
If not yet, discover now why is Delicious an excellent way to promote your articles!
I have joined Delicious 6 months ago. At the time I've just started writing a blog, and I was looking for web-sites, where I could promote it. All I wanted then was to post a backlink to there, so it could receive greater traffic and in hope it would increase Google rank of my blog about bunnies.
I have found on the net lots of advices about ideal sites for promoting articles, such as Ezine, Squidoo, HubPages, Wizzley, etc. The last thing I wanted was to write whole bunch of articles just to provide few backlinks (I was beginner). Bookmarking web-sites seemed like excellent solution to my problems, and great addition to some article submission web-sites I have chosen to write on.
One of the first bookmarking sites I have joined was Delicious or Tasty as I like to call it.
Since then, I experienced only good sides of promotion on Delicious. I have to mark one thing here: links on delicious are noFollow, but it is possible to acquire doFollow links there to your beloved articles.
What inspired me to write about Tasty? Well, recently Katie (fellow Wizzley writer) and I decided to join our forces and make a presentation of our articles from the same categories on this bookmarking web-site. Keep reading to see what have we done, or jump to Katie's and mine Article Promotion Adventure on Delicious right away.
What is Delicious.com All About?
It is all about promotion of the articles, blogs and sites that you like and social networking.
How to get the best of the Delicious in way of promotion your own articles and other articles that you have found interesting?
With Tasty, it is simple to bookmark any web address there on the net. On Delicious, you are collecting your favorite links, by adding them directly on this bookmarking web-site, or by using "save on delicious" bookmarking tool. It is quite simple, fast and fun.
If you just save links there, you ddin't do much actually. On this bookmarking web-site, they have option to create stacks. Stack is collection of similar links, or in other words, collection of topics that belong to the same category.
You can make stack about, lets say, traveling. What have I done with my first stack on "Tasty"?
I decided to create a stack with a title: Traveling to Eastern Europe. I already had few articles about tourist destinations in Eastern Europe on few article submission web-sites. You can check my stack on Delicious by following the link, and see what does it look like. After only 6 hours I have received e-mail notification that my stack has been featured in their staff stack pick section on the front page. This was right choice to do, I guess. Later I have published 3 more stacks, and they all were featured. I guess Tasty staff enjoyed my stories (only 13 stacks are featured every 48 hrs). Being featured on main page means an increase in traffic to your articles and blogs. Trust me, spikes were there!
Interaction with delicious community
You are able to interact with other members on Tasty in many ways. You can follow stack created by other members, you can follow members, you can comment on their stacks, send them messages, share stacks and links with them and communicate with members on delicious blog.
This bookmarking web-site offers you option to invite contributors to your new projects. This way, you and other people can work on the same stack and publish it. This is an other way of interaction with its community..
Katie and I Worked as a Team:
Build stacks together with your Delitious friends!
Stack on Delicious Being Featured
Delicious.com: Staff Stack Picks
Katie's and My Article Promotion Adventure on Delicious
Our articles had two days long promotion on Delicious front page.
Katie is an excellent and experienced writer here on Wizzley, and she was the one who came to help me from my first article published here. Later, I noticed we write about similar topics (mostly health and art). She loves contemporary art, and I love it too, while I am writing about branch of contemporary art: surrealism.
My first thought was: hey, we should join forces and work together on these topics. ONE OF projects, we worked together on, happened on Delicious.com. I proposed to make a stack there about Contemporary art and Surrealism and fill it with link to 8 articles we had separately written earlier.
I am really happy to say she accepted this "business proposal".
One day after the stack was published, I received e-mail notification about the stack being featured on their front page. What a joy that was! Stories remain featured for 48 hrs in their Staff Stack Picks selection. You can check how does that look like on the image above. On the charts to the right, you can see traffic flow from Tasty to my articles.
I think this was excellent way to promote Katie's and mine articles.
Do You Use Delicious in Promotion of Your Articles?
Guest writer, writing about her own experience in content promotion on Delicious.com:
We all know the value of back linking, or driving interested readers, or traffic, to your content. As of late there has been much discussion as to whether or not to back link your material. After asking the question we received a firm yes to the back linking issue. It is good to back link to good reputable resources. I’ve been in the internet content business for over five years now. When I first started back linking was huge, everyone stressed doing it and doing so with whatever means available. It’s flat out good for business and in fact is the internet equivalent to advertising.
I’ve been there done that when it comes to back linking, you name it I’ve heard of it. I was no stranger to delicious when recently introduced to it. I say introduced to it as delicious has made some impressive changes. I was reluctant to utilize its service as I never really got much love from it in the past. I visited the site again due to the recommendation I got from a respected co-writer. I was instantly taken back; delicious had made some impressive changes. After going back and forth with Mladen, I quickly learned the new and much improved value of delicious. I’ve been giving it a go and enjoy using the site. I especially like how the site allows you to build stacks.
I’m currently adding my online content to delicious and feel you too could benefit from this traffic generating source. I’d also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Miaden for being such a positive and support writer, passing on helpful tools that are for the betterment of all the writers who use it and the sites at which they write.
Best Regards, Katie
NoFollow and DoFollow Links Policy on Delicious
All links saved on this web-site are initially noFollow links. Are they going to be turned to doFollow depends on their popularity. Delicious recognizes the potential of popular links on their web-site. This means if your link is saved by other members too, it will become doFollow.
Featured stack gives more chance to your links to be saved by other members too. Do you see the power of your work being on the front page now? Even if not doFollow, links are valuable. They will bring visitors to your articles. In two days I had around 150 hits from delicious to my articles, here on Wizzley.
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