So you've written a witty article, patched together a cleaver website or just want more traffic. How do you get people to see it? Sometimes SEO is not enough, especially if you have no idea what you're doing (Me half the time). It doesn't matter how good your content is if no one is ever going to see it. Once you complete a work its time to hand it off to the torch bearers; social bookmarking sites. These guys catalog your site for all to see who search. While some are not as effective as in years past (Digg) they can still be a nice supplement to your traffic flow. I use these with every article and you may have even found this website through a social bookmarking site. Without further ado, here are the top social bookmarking sites.
The once proud king of social bookmarking currently resides a more modest life. While if you make it to the top page you will have tremendous traffic, that feat is just not plausible for every situation. The main problem with Digg is usually views just check the front page and don't really do any searching. So your website or article can easily get lost in the clutter.
Proving a decent site for niche markets, I Book Maven can give you a few clicks here and there but don't expect anything gargantuan. A piece of advice, they are pretty strict on uploading and you need to make sure you fit the requirements or they will ban you fast (from experience)
Not technically a SB, Feed Shark 'pings' your website alerting other blogs/websites to pick up your articles. How it works I have no idea. Does it work? It contains a tracking code that you can post on your site to find out. I've got a feeling the results will vary.
One of the most popular SB sites. Del.icio.us works because its so easy to submit a link and be on your way. Be sure to include the right tags however. You want front end and tail end tags. This is crucial to getting hits. Another way is to add a pretty creative description. Name your article in a way that gets user's attention and initiates a response.
My pride and joy. This baby has brought so much traffic to numerous articles. The great thing about it is that there is no 'front page'. Everyone gets different pages depending on their interests. So if you tag your submition right, you could be in for a flood of traffic.
While you may only receive a few dozen hits from each SB, they add up if you submit to all of them. You can also submit them on different days and see which ones draw the most traffic. It's fun to play around with and see what works for you. If you want to go deeper, hop on over Fiverr and pay some one to submit your site for you. I paid a guy $5 to submit my site to over 45 SB's and I've been getting a steady flow ever since.