Social bookmarks are a great way to backlink your articles. This gets them indexed faster by search engines, increases page rank (when you use dofollow bookmarks), and can earn you money as well. There are many websites where you can do this - but the format is usually the same: A title, tag field (keywords), short summary (50-75 words), and a category.
Using free social bookmarking sites with a revenue sharing model can be a great way to boost the search engine rank of your blog, website, or articles, and best of all - get paid for doing it. Social bookmarking is one of the most effective ways of backlinking, but it can be a long and ardous process, particularly when you have a lot of content. If you're going to be using free social bookmarking sites that pay a portion of AdSense revenue, at least you'll find you get a nice amount of secondary income along the way.
Here are the best free social bookmarking sites with AdSense revenue share:
I use these free social bookmarking sites for all my articles, and I highly recommend you do to. You can easily add an additional 20% to your earnings, just by using the first three. If you use all of these bookmarks that share AdSense revenue, you could earn an additional 35% if not more.
InfoPirate: My favorite social bookmarking site. My InfoPirate CTR (click through rate) is huge, usually over 50%. I earn between 10% and 15% of what I make off articles just with InfoPirate bookmarks. InfoPirate offers 80% of the AdSense impressions on their content. This means that 80% of the time, your AdSense ads will be displayed on your bookmarks, and 20% of the time InfoPirate will display theirs. A pretty good deal, since their bookmarks get a high number of views compared to other bookmarking sites, and index fairly quickly too. ***Added note, I've earned $17 over the last week on InfoPirate - not bad for the amount of effort required***
Xomba: Probably the best-ranking bookmarking site, Xomba offers a 50% AdSense share. This is lower than InfoPirate, but it's popularity makes up the difference. It's nofollow, so it won't improve your page rank. It is a big mistake to overlook Xomba! You will likely earn 10%-15% of what you do with your articles with Xomba bookmarks, if not more. (***UPDATE: Xomba no longer allows you to bookmark your own content due to spam problems they've been having)
SheToldMe: SheToldMe is currently the third-best free social bookmarking site with AdSense revenue Share. It doesn't rank as well as InfoPirate or Xomba, but it offers an incredible 100% AdSense share! Expect more earnings using SheToldMe.
SquidStop: is another winner that provides 100% AdSense share - plus it's dofollow!
TipDrop: Shares 75% of AdSense impressions, so why not?
YouSayToo: Is nofollow, but like Xomba, don't make the mistake of passing up YouSayToo. It shares 50% of AdSense impressions.
Seekyt: Is a rather new social bookmarking site offering 65% revenue share. It is a dofollow site as well. It's one of the nicest looking social bookmarking sites, and should continue to grow. It will probably be one of the top sites within a year.
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Nice list, there are 3 on here that I have never heard of before. I Like the tip! I followed your advice on InfoPirate, you can get to it on Google search if you just put in infopirate. without org or com after the dot. It works like a charm.
I'm bookmarking this one, so as to capitalize on the prospects. I'm new to IB, but I've been at Hubpages for almost a year now, and have well over a hundred articles there, and I'd like to start writing a whole lot more here, and will. I had, or maybe even still have a Xomba account, but I couldn't log in there the last time that I'd tried, and couldn't get them to send me another password reset. I wonder if I violated their TOS someway. What I was doing was linking to my hubpages articles, and providing a brief description, or even the first paragraph of those articles followed by a link to it. I guess I should just sign back up, if possible, and pay closer attention.
I know it's annoying, but it's also one of the thing that benefits the community most, since it keeps spam out. Over time, we will probably catch other article directory sites because we provide better user experience overall. In the meantime, it's frustrating, but you'll get through it :)
This information is amazing and very valuable thank you for sharing. Following this guide was easy and is already producing results.
My only question is there an EASY way to track all these sites in adsense?
You can integrate Adsense with Google Analytics. It isn't 100% accurate, but it's very close and over time you will get a good picture of all your article stats.
I can't remember off the top of my head how to do this (since I only had to do it once), but in Adsense if you click "integrate with analytics" and follow the directions you should be alright - if not post in the forums and you'll get guidance.
Your article was really nice and informative and I decided to try out social bookmarking, but I was asked to submit the website name. I am sure I can't use infobarrel? Kindly guide. Is there some article about this?
I genuinely didn't realize there were social bookmarking sites that offered revenue share until I read this article. And the fact that some of them even offer do-follow linking is just awesome! I just added a layer to my niche site backlinking strategy. :)
Another useful article. Thanks. Xomba banned me for life for some reason, even though I wrote a nice summary of my articles from scratch (completely original material). Oh well. I'll try some of these others, although it's a bit of a pain.