Social bookmarking sites have been around for a long time and we saw their ups and downs, from being a popular way of organizing your bookmarks online to getting spammed by dozens of SEO tools. But one thing is for certain – they are, and will continue to be, incredibly popular because of the immense power of the user generated content, which keeps them fresh and growing without much investment from the owner’s part.

Below I will start talking about the best social bookmarking sites to use in 2017 to get more traffic to your website. In the first part of the article, I will present my top 5 favorite sites, and at the end I will give you access to a huge list of over 300 social bookmarking sites.

In my list, I will not cover Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest, because for me, these 3 sites are obligatory to create and maintain any business or website that you invest time in. I see many blogs including them in their lists, but don’t seem to understand why because one is a microblogging platform, the other is a social networking site, and Pinterest is an elevated photo-sharing platform. But beside that, like I said in the beginning, these 3 social media accounts need to be set up as soon as you finish your website as their are a must for any business online.

Top 5 Social Bookmarking Sites

If you can dedicate enough time and effort in creating a presence on Reddit and not just publishing your own content, you might be able to drive massive traffic towards any of your targets. But it is tricky and, I have to admit that I haven’t had any real success in doing this, but I heard and read many articles where people have received huge numbers of visitors to their websites.

The most important thing to note is that the Reddit community is not your typical audience. They’re very smart and Internet savvy, so trying to play with words to simply insert your plug will not work at all. Tried that and got my account banned pretty quickly.

Conclusion: Huge traffic on the site (Alexa rank of 27 in October 2016), but needs time invested in nurturing a nice account.

Stumbleupon is another good site that can drive traffic back to your blog, and is a great option because it’s easy to use, implemented in the majority of the sharing plugins used by website owners, and you can submit almost anything you want, as long as you post it in the right category.

The secret to this social bookmarking site is to make sure that you have the following in every post you submit:

  1. Catchy but clear article headline
  2. High quality images in the article
  3. Add a few descriptive tags
  4. Add it in the right category

Conclusion: Easy to use and has a lot of traffic (Alexa rank of 587 in October 2016).

I didn’t see many articles about this website, and it’s a shame because it’s a great source of traffic and backlinks:

Traffic – Alexa rank is 1,800 (October 2016).

Backlinks – Beside the simple fact that you will have your post URL published on this site, many are using it as a tool for content curation. Some are taking advantage of their integration with WordPress to make it easy for website implementation of any content from Scoop.it, some are using it to create their monthly Paper.ly newsletter, and some are using it to have a constant stream of content for their social media accounts.

Conclusion: A social bookmarking website on the rise, which gives your content many possibilities to get re-published.

This is not for everyone because it focuses on the Tech niche; if your website is not part of this category, you can’t really contribute. But if you have a good tech story, tutorial, or anything impactful, I suggest you give it a try.

If you don’t know if another site to take care of is worth your time, just take a look at the picture below to see who is the second traffic source for Onthewire.io:

onthewire-io-referral-traffic

Conclusion: Good only if you are in the Tech niche.

Bizsugar.com is another niche social bookmarking website, its hosting content aimed at “small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs” as they write in their About page. But if you take a look at the categories they have, you will see that almost anything that has a direct or indirect effect on the life or work of a business owner can be published here.

The content is upvoted by the community, so if you invest a little time to upvote others content and make some connections, the community will help you by voting your content and make it more visible on the site. And this can bring a nice amount of traffic to your blog.

Conclusion: Great if you are in the business niche. Has an Alexa rank of 32K (October 2016).


200 Social Bookmarking Sites List

If you feel like 5 sites are less than ideal and you need more, or if want to expand the target list for your SENuke or similar SEO tools, here is a list curated by me. Consists of more than 200 sites verified for being alive and indexed in Google.

Website URLAlexa Rank
www.diigo.com3040
http://slashdot.org/3487
http://www.folkd.com/6983
http://www.pearltrees.com/8115
www.youmob.com9624
http://www.soup.io/11368
www.popscreen.com14693
http://www.newsvine.com/15210
www.url.org23613
http://www.bookmark4you.com/23711
www.bookmax.net28233
http://newsmeback.com/28352
www.pinboard.in28353
http://1look4.com29789
www.sitejot.com34834
www.designfloat.com35039
http://social.wikitechguru.com/35258
www.dealigg.com35703
www.beritagar.id39295
www.postolia.com41326
http://it.toolbox.com/43063
www.sitepronews.com43148
www.bookmarkingbase.com43484
http://aixindashi.org44926
www.yemle.com44967
http://www.usefulenglish.net47655
www.linkagogo.com50575
http://www.iesa.co51087
www.addthismark.com53229
www.acymca.net54450
www.mysitevote.com54602
www.socialmonkee.com55627
www.openfaves.com55817
www.jofrati.net55920
www.diggita.it56417
www.ttlink.com56703
www.blogmarks.net59605
www.wirefan.com60078
http://indofeed.com62234
www.london8.net63483
www.designbump.com64718
www.1888pressrelease.com65877
http://bookmarkindonesia.com67407
www.dupioneer.com68356
www.factson37.com69615
http://blokube.com/71255
http://mettablog.com/74058
http://actweb-sport.com/74477
www.bookmarktou.com75274
www.zabox.net80479
www.myhq.com81952
www.cloudytags.com86358
www.pusha.se88107
http://aperfectimage.info/89213
www.create.pulsepoint.com91432
www.ezyspot.com93973
www.video-bookmark.com96363
www.whitelinks.com104588
www.sfcsf.org105077
www.netvouz.com105453
www.webmastershowcase.com.au106934
www.a1-webmarks.com113148
www.blurpalicious.com115293
http://bookmarks2u.com115731
www.onlinewebmarks.com116885
http://www.webseoexpertservices.com/120969
www.colivia.de127047
www.greateststory.info127806
www.bookmarkinghost.info128536
www.directory3.org129599
www.svejo.net130240
www.activebookmarks.com132240
http://bloggalot.com/136626
www.sitebar.org137020
http://fortunetelleroracle.com/139542
ww2.ikeepbookmarks.com146020
www.ikeepbookmarks.com146020
http://www.airpim.biz/147693
www.classdirectory.org148901
www.socialbookmarknow.info149459
www.kirtsy.com150254
www.cifcot3.org152659
www.linkzroll.info157591
www.bmaccess.net165148
http://dotnetkicks.com/165553
www.boostmefast.com174070
http://www.bookmarkfeeds.com/175938
www.shetoldme.com177505
http://salbithuette.info/180055
www.blogospherenews.com181677
www.magicsubmitter.com184815
http://a2zbookmarking.com185887
www.releaseurls.com187710
www.linkroll.com188037
http://www.freelink.org/192364
http://bookmarkmaps.com192991
www.referbookmarks.com201222
www.100rouges.info208462
http://www.watchdogarea.com/211275
www.mybookmarks.com213287
www.linkatopia.com218300
http://a1bookmarks.com230471
http://newsle.com/231254
www.indianscoop.net235460
www.craftjuice.com239089
www.linkr.hu241014
www.bookmarkwiki.com243053
http://felmausa.com/245195
www.klicknews.com246383
www.kwoff.com260772
www.wikio.com262954
http://epinex.biz/271926
www.drikdir.com273942
www.dnhour.com302047
http://biolocator.org302614
http://www.sluft.com/306767
http://anndas.com/308828
http://spletarna.net/309313
www.spotrank.fr314968
http://askeet.com/324253
http://www.social-bookmarking-site.com336747
www.allmyfavorites.net338985
http://spider-robot.com/347986
www.addictionaire.com360391
www.digitalnyc.net363764
http://www.sscaspirants.com/364488
http://www.fulldoze.com/379461
www.bildu.net389399
http://wikipole.com/391721
http://lydla.com/400510
http://thetogbox.com/405687
http://cheerdances.com/407278
http://softsblog.com/415988
www.freesbmblog.info417796
www.socialmarker.com442189
http://thekviz.com/445929
www.socialconnection.in450101
http://madeinusadirectory.org/458593
http://eshoptong.com/481795
http://joyku.com/485482
http://blogstal.com/489469
http://pictureguycabo.info/504602
http://www.abcphp.com/505414
http://diggpedia.com/508527
http://37warrenave.com/515140
http://www.whatisyourmoo.com/521347
http://advertisars.com/562315
http://icebreak.co/562566
www.clipclip.com581072
http://kodai-flow.com/601053
http://xuefusports.com/613337
http://topseobacklinks.com617541
http://adviceblogs.com/639815
www.shop-bookmarks.de641353
http://www.limesparrow.com652944
http://999central.com/656732
http://bookmarkin.com659429
http://winkbookmark.com669072
http://getwhatnext.com/669528
http://developlinks.com685943
http://edictosonline.com/693607
www.socbookmarking.info695088
http://esurfoc.com/699417
http://articleto.com/700042
www.scoopit.co.nz706874
www.linkvote.com728297
http://billygodbold.com/736051
http://wikikod.com/747814
http://beijingessential.com/758617
http://brocandswap.com/784976
www.mister-wong.com791153
www.segnalo.it801344
http://slptopsites.com/821216
http://somemorphs.com/828778
http://www.goardian.com/833881
http://hot-bookmarks.com/837344
http://simitrustlaw.info/863034
http://voteurl.com868843
http://ruils.com/875897
http://www.techsfordummies.com/881471
http://19193.info/881600
http://deathlyyours.com888509
http://colegioclaret.org/906165
http://clubelorigen.com/907952
http://wirginia.info/914495
http://www.askdalocal.com/918194
http://manchfu.com/932047
http://broadscalegroup.com/942464
http://www.texterio.com951854
http://winimedia.info/977949
http://www.oyax.com990577
http://modelrocketparachutes.info/1004292
http://chrisfolk.info/1012103
http://trucktor.info/1012182
http://talkradioforums.com/1013450
http://www.wowbored.com/1022595
www.bookmarkdoc.com1036743