Yes, this kind of Web 2.0 marketing is very important, and it’s rather interesting to know that most people that I have talked to don’t realize how easy it is and how much impact this trick really can be for your traffic.
I am writing that this is a marketing trick, but I don’t mean trick in the bad sense of the word. I don’t mean that what I am about to reveal is a mischievous act, a practical joke or some sort of a prank. I think of it more like doing something skillfully, something not many people know how to do.
Now, it’s time to reveal the trick.
First, you need to sign up for the major Web 2.0 services; like Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Netscape (or should I say Propeller) and so on. It’s important that you do this, find a list of the most used Social Bookmarking sites and sign up for the top 5 or 6 (or as many as you like).
Find the blogs / sites with articles / posts that links to your blog / site. This can be done inside the dashboard at WordPress, or you can find it by doing a search at Google. But it’s important that you find them, and now vote on all the posts that links to your blog / site on all the major social bookmarking sites.
By doing this, all the posts will probably get a lot more visitors. And remember, the posts have links to your blog / site. So, by helping the bloggers to get more visitors, you are also helping yourself. You get it?
Let me give you an example.
If in this post (yes, the one you are reading), I had a link to your blog. You should vote on this specific post (yes, I am still talking about the one you are reading). Because the more people reading my post, the more people are probably going to click on the link to your blog.
It always helps to help other people.