StumbleUpon… Digg… Facebook… Twitter… and more.

Each of these are powerful monsters that hold the power to wield amazing traffic to your website or blog. The problem is, however, that too often people give up because they don’t understand the keys to really making these platforms work for them.

The Social Bookmarking Success Formula

I’m learning that going viral on social media is all about rallying everyone in your network together around a piece of content that has the potential to go viral. The breakdown in the formula for successfully driving traffic through social bookmarking sites looks something like this:

  • 50% = Rallying your Network
  • 40% = Having a great piece of Content
  • 10% = Luck (Factors outside of your control)

To be honest, if you expect to send all of your content flaming wild across the social sharing platforms then you’re absolutely out of your mind. You have to help others promote their content for a while and then periodically you can promote the very best of your work.

The best thing you can do before trying to promote your content across these social media platforms is to start spending some time on them so that you can really get a feel for what makes up the type of content that goes big.

Most of us have distorted views of what really makes up great content and being exposed to popular content is a great way to shift our ideas that drive our content creation processes.

Multiple Platforms. Multiple Strategies.

Each of these social media platforms have different keys to what is takes to really build up influence and over the next couple of days, I’ll be sure to walk you through some of the most important aspects to this exciting journey.

This can provide a tremendous additional revenue stream to your online ventures. I have a close friend who is grossing between two and three thousand dollars a month with nothing other than advertisements on a site that he promotes across these platforms. His newest site is about 6 months old and he makes about $750 per month on it in just advertising.

Stay tuned tomorrow because I’m going to go into the specific tools that you need to succeed because although it can be time consuming, it’s actually a lot easier than most people think.

I’ll see you tomorrow.

Nicholas Cardot

About Nicholas Cardot

It's my personal quest to enable every person that I can to unlock that dormant potential concerning their online influence. Also, I'm a geek.


  • Toya says:

    This is definitely an area I am trying to work on. Some of the sites like Stumbleupon I have failed to really get a good understanding of how to use them effectively and how not to. I look forward to the rest of this info.

  • Okay, I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by the word “intense”. But since you are attacking the social bookmarking pie, one bite at a time… I’ll calm myself.

    Geez, you had my old ticker just a pumping. I was on the verge of an “intense” panic attack!

    Seriously? This is an area I know I need to work on and I can’t wait to see what great tips and advice you have to share on the topic!

    • Don’t worry. You’re welcome to calm down because there will be a comment section on every article and I’ll be right here to answer questions and discuss these concepts with you. They really are not difficult but the only problem is that most people simply don’t know about them.

  • Really great post Nick!

    You are absolutely right.

    That is one thing about social media, you have to promote a lot of others people’s post before trying to promote yours. Social media is really effective if one can harness it well.

    Thanks so much for the great post,

    • You’re welcome. If you take the lessons from these posts over the next few days then I guarantee that you’ll see a dramatic increase in your traffic from social media.

  • Murlu says:

    Looking forward to what you have in plan for us Nick.

    I while back I wanted to write about social media engineering – sort of like how hackers will do social engineering.

    If you think about it, if you had 200 very loyal and fanatical readers that would submit your content, well, it will easily reach front pages and spread like crazy

    The only problem is that it’s hard to rally these people sometimes.

    • You’re exactly right. One of the greatest tools you will learn over the next few days is the fact that you need to work together as a team with your network to promote great content and if you do then you can find great success.

  • Mikkel Juhl says:

    This is no shit, I did attend to Traffic Jam, and I must say I felt very inspired by hearing (especially) Nick talking about all these intense social sharing strategies.

    I must say, I am really looking forward to tomorrow!

    Take it easy, bro!

  • You are right, only good intent is not enough one has to market it will in order to get success

  • Ron Leyba says:

    Interesting piece. Sometimes, many people are asking or looking for shortcuts or this magic formula to gain attention at some social networking and sharing sites. But the real formula is, networking and influence. Pretty basic but most of the people, overlook this categories.

    • And even after learning how to make it work many people are going to give up and sit back and wonder why they can’t drive traffic to their websites. It really is sad. Success demands working smarter and harder.

  • knight says:

    If only the auto submit plugin exist and allow us to auto submit to these social bookmarking site, this will save us a lot of troubles , maybe i should really invest time for plugin like this.

    • To be honest, I think that would be an absolutely worthless plugin that would flood the social bookmarking sphere with worthless content. The word SOCIAL which is what social media is built upon refers to people interacting with other people. Why do you want to take that away? When you automate that it becomes spam. The beautiful thing about the broader concepts of social media is that great content gets promoted and spam gets made fun of. Plus if you’ve learned anything from my series on social bookmarking, you would have learned that it’s not smart to submit all of your own work but rather you should hand select only the best of your content to promote through these mediums. Let other people digg, stumble or reddit your other content if they like it.

  • What is the difference between autosubmit bookmarking and manual bookmarking? I don’t think there is a significant difference, so I chose the automatic one.

  • well , even i was instruduced to this site by a friend of mine in facebook

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