You can get DoFollow links from Delicious when you manually tag items of interest to you from within your Delicious account.
- Apple pie and ice cream,
- Banana daiquiris
- Klondike bars
- and Dofollow links
Seriously, for the uninformed, Delicious is a site that is trusted, respected and of high”trust” and authority”.
You can bookmark sites of interest to you from within your account and/or by using the Delicious toolbar.
However, the real power to using Delicious isn’t with bookmarking sites an URLs of interest to you. The real and widely untapped power for using Delicious for link building comes from TAGGING urls of interest to you, not bookmarking.
Tagging URLS in Delicious creates DoFollow backlinks
After you create your Delicious account, you want to start surfing the web while logged in to your account.
As you surf the web, look for your content online and tag it using the Delicious toolbar (there’s a TAG button on the Delicious toolbar).
When you TAG something in your Delicious account, it gets added to an RSS feed created by Delicious and this “tags feed” is merely a compilation of all the urls you’ve tagged.
This Delicious RSS FEED is Dofollow, so when you TAG urls with Delicious you’re creating some new Dofollow backlinks back to the URLs you tagged.
How to find your Delicious Tags RSS feed?
1- Tag something, and remember what tags you used
2- Search for a tag from within your account
3- Your tags will be displayed, and you’ll see the RSS icon and individual rss feed url for that item
4- To get you rmain Delicious feed url, backpsace until you get to the “root” of the feed folder.
5- Then bookmark that main feed URL to save it
Or just try adding your Delicious username to http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/(Delicious username here)
How this benefits you:
- You’re adding DoFollow backlinks from a trusted site.
- You can make an RSS feed url out of any content you wrote AND create a backlink all in one step.
2 Ways to Maximize the benefits from using Delicious as a link building tool
1- Use TwitterFeed to ReTweet your content onto your Twitter Profile
2- Create a site that auto-populates all your web content as blog posts
Here’s a post explaining how to create the “twitter link wheel“
Another way to get more out of this is to create an Edge Network type of site:
Here’s how you create an Edge network type of site using WordPress, Delicious, and Twitter which creates more backlinks for you.
On a seperate domain name, set up a blog whose sole purpose is to auto-publish snippets of all your website content that’s “out there”.
When you create a blog, an RSS feed is automatically created for you. TwitterFeed can be used to ReTweet your content automatically if you give it an RSS feed to pull from.
Gather all your indexed content together using Google Alerts to notify you when new articles have been distributed and indexed, when your name is mentioned, when your websites is mentioned etc… Then go to the URLS mentioning you or publishing your articles with links intact and TAG them in Delicious.
As mentioned previously your TAGs have an RSS feed, so if you set up feed pulling RSS aggregator plugins like WP O MATI Cor Feedwordpress, you can pull the content from the Delicious Feed and post it as site content. Then let TwitterFeed pick that up and ReTweet it for you.
So the idea here is to
- syndicate content to a lot of places using a service like Unique Article Wizard,
- get notified via Google alerts on what content got picked up by the search engines,
- Tag those items in Delicious to give them a DoFollow link,
- Syndicate Delicious Feed content to a WordPress blog using WP OMatic or FeedWordPress
- Allow TwitterFeed to continually post new content from your auto-blog to Twitter for you.
Why you want to use a blog to re-publish your Delicious Feed content instead of just using TwitterFeed to ReTweet your content:
- Delicious feed is yet another RSS feed that can be submitted to the RSS aggregators
- It’s yet another RSS feed url that could get scraped by other bloggers you auto-scrape content from others’ RSS feed. If you go directly form Delicious RSS feed to TwitterFeed to Twitter, you’re missing out on opportunities here
- You’re creating more content for the web, albeit only is snippet form, but will help gain links, traction, and draw more attention from people whose sites are mostly RSS scraped content
- It helps get your other content indexed better and longer