Social Networking

The relatively new process of social bookmarking submission has developed into a tool of growing importance. It involves linking sites within the various forums, blogs and message boards on social networking websites, blog sites and content centric sites like Digg.

Google and other major search engines have decided to go content-centric; the more places you have your content, the more traffic you generate. Submitting your site manually with social bookmarking sites like Digg, blogthis!, orkut, and myspace will ensure a heavier volume of relevant traffic.

Viral and Word of Mouth Marketing
Creating content that is viral in nature and gets you word-of-mouth marketing can help you acquire links. This process is often called linkbaiting.

Blogs and Social Media
Blogs are a relatively new form of website publishing. Their content is arranged, organized or published in a date or journal format. Blogs typically have a less formal, almost conversation-like style of writing, and are designed to help website owners and publishers to interact more with their customers, users, or other publishers within their community.

  1. The journal and conversational format of blogs usually makes it a much easier way to gain links from your community.
  2. You must create content that members of that community value and are willing to link to.
  3. For a blog to be truly successful the authors must participate in the community and publish frequently.
  4. If this behavior doesn't mesh with your company culture, creating a blog is not going to be effective for you.

Social Media
Social media and bookmarking sites like Digg, del.icio.us, and Stumbleupon have community members who function almost like editors. They find and vote on web pages, stories, articles, videos or other content that is interesting or engaging.

  1. Most social media or bookmarking sites are looking for new content on a regular basis.
  2. The frequent publishing demands of blogs also requires a constant flow of new material.
  3. To get the most out of social media you must become involved in the community and submit stories from other sources, not just from your website.
  4. Each social media website has its own written and unwritten rules. Learn these before submitting stories.
  5. Every community frowns upon attempts to "game" the voting procedure. Tactics such as voting rings and paid votes that artificially influence the voting mechanism should not be permitted.

AFS social service
AFS’s constant endeavor is to serve sites with well-researched and well-directed traffic by our bookmarking submission.

AFS ensures that every site is first indexed for the intended target audience, so only sites with a suitable page rank, pedigree and relevance are selected. All links are strictly one-way and permanent. Our service is tuned in to the ever-changing world of search engine optimization. With the implementation of context-sensitive search algorithms and with the advent of more personalized search results for users, submission of your site contents to a social bookmarking site is a no longer a matter of trial and error.

Each bookmarking site has its own pros and cons, and it takes meticulous planning and research before one can consider submitting his/her site content to a social bookmarking service. From the most basic press release to more complex articles, all site content is examined and then the appropriate site is determined for submission. Since all bookmarking sites require registration, there is no way that any spam links can be generated to or from your site.

Social bookmarking sites are search engine friendly and within seven days of submission, links start to appear in all major search engines

For more comprehensive ranges of social and viral media services we do use the best external agencies at the time.