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Social Bookmarking Question

  • Todd 9292421107 Reply

    I was on the phone with my Account Manager, and asked him a question he thought would be a great forum topic.

    Why is it that there seems to be more social bookmarking directed to Twitter than anything else?

    As discussed, diversity of social bookmarking helps enhance our value to our clients and I did notice an “overreliance” on Twitter this past month. Here is a list of social sites that I've found to be helpful


    Digg
    Stumbleupon
    Tumblr
    Reddit
    Pinterest
    Buzzfeed
    Delicious
    Fark
    Slashdot
    Newsvine
    Burpalicious
    Technorati
    Blinklist

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    01/29/13 at 02:18 PM (5043)
  • Adam Reply

    Great question. We used to use other bookmarking sites more, but resellers frequently asked that we drive toward social media in our SEO, and Twitter in particular.

    As a result, we have started building Twitter followers in many different domains so that your content can be more efficiently syndicated to readers interested in those categories. Thus - many more Tweets than we used to do...

    We've been getting TONS of positive feedback from Resellers for our heavy use of Twitter as most believe social signals are in the algo now. I'd like to see us move heavy into Google Plus next.

    01/29/13 at 02:22 PM (5045)
  • Chris B. Reply

    Agreed. Many of my Resellers see this as a strong suit of HubShout - Clients will see better results than the old way.

    01/29/13 at 02:45 PM (5047)
  • Todd 9292421107 Reply

    Thank you for the feedback and the response time, Adam. I can definitely appreciate you improving your system to facilitate your resellers, as well as your future push to Google +. Would it be possible to have my client's efforts be directed towards the other sites, as opposed to Twitter? Perhaps give us the option of where we'd like to see a stronger focus?

    While I do see your point, I feel my clients would think that my reliance on Twitter, and not a more diversified portfolio on the other sites may seem redundant, or spammy to them.

    Your thoughts?

    01/29/13 at 02:47 PM (5048)