Using social media for SEO and better rankings

A large part of search engine optimisation (SEO) is about gaining links (link building) which point back to your website.

Now, I’m sure you are aware directory link building isn’t as good as it was a few years ago and the big G puts a lot of weight on trusted and established domains, so what better way to do link building using the powers of social media?

Below you will find a list of websites I have used in the past and also my personal recommendations when using social sites for SEO.

Bookmarking:

Social networks:

Social news sites:

Blogging platforms:

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Bookmarking 

A1-Webmarks

AIM Share

Backflip

Blinklist

Blogmarks

Blurpalicious

Bobrdobr

BonzoBox

BookmarkingNet

Bookmarky.cz

Brainify

BuddyMarks

CiteULike

Clickazoo

Connotea

COSMiQ

Delicious

DesignBump

Designmoo

Digg – Recommended

eLert Gadget

EzySpot

FAVable

Faves

Favoritus

fwisp

GiveALink

Gravee

HelloTxt

Hitmarks

Jamespot

Jumptags – Recommended

Kaevur

Kledy

Librerio

Link-a-Gogo

LinkShares

Livefavoris

Lynki

Meccho

Menéame

Mister Wong – Recommended

oneview

PhoneFavs

Pusha

Simpyy

Speedtile

springpad

Spruzer

Startaid

Stuffpit

StumbleUpon – Recommended

Tusul

WireFan

Wykop

Y! Bookmarks – Recommended

Y! Buzz – Recommended

Yoolink

Youbookmarks

YouMob

Social network

aero

Amen Me!

Arto

BallHype

Bebo – Recommended

Camyoo

Care2

ClassicalPlace

Cndig

Embarkons

extraplay

Fabulously40

Facebook – Recommended

FriendFeed

Friendster

GlobalGrind

Google Buzz – Recommended

Hedgehogs.net

ihavegot

iSociety

KiRTSY

LinkedIn – Recommended

Multiply

MySpace – Recommended

NetLog

orkut – Recommended

Osmosus

Ping.fm – Recommended

Plaxo

Plurk

Segnalo

Sonico

sportpost

Strands

Stylehive

Surfpeople

Twitter – Recommended

Viadeo

Virb

Wovre

Yardbarker

Social news site

bizSugar

Bordom

Diggita

Digo

Diigo

Dipdive

DotNetKicks

DotNetShoutout

Dropjack

dzone

Fark – Recommended

Gabbr

Gamekicker

Gamesnetworks

GluvSnap

GreaterDebater

Hazarkor

hipstr

Hotklix

InvestorLinks

Mixx – Recommended

Netvibes

NewsTrust

Newsvine – Recommended

Nujij

OKNOtizie

PimpThisBlog

PopEdition

Posteezy

Propeller

Reddit – Recommended

Scoop.at

Shaveh

SheToldMe

Slashdot – Recommended

SmakNews

SMI

Sphinn – Recommended

Story Follower

Technorati – Recommended

Tip’d

Tulinq

Windy Citizen

Blogging platform

Bleetbox

Blogger – Recommended

Bloggy

Cirip

Floss.pro

Folkd – Recommended

fooxweb

Identica – Recommended

koornk

LiveJournal – Recommended

Polladium

Squidoo – Recommended

Tumblr – Recommended

Typepad – Recommended

WordPress – Recommended

Xanga – Recommended

Yammer

ZooLoo

This post was written by , Dave is a digital marketer specialising in SEO and PPC, and can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

2 Responses to “Using social media for SEO and better rankings”

  1. Kaitlin says:

    Great to read a post which is helpful and not a copy/paste job – your SEO posts are great. Thanks!

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