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If you bookmark your site on say, delicious, does it help to then ping the url on delicious that contains the bookmark to your site?

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well on my experience, then yes! it helps seo as you'll get backlinks from it

every link i did on my page to get a higher rank i usually do it with

  • digg.com
  • twitter.com
  • delicous.com
  • linkarena.com
  • stumbleupon.com

with that strategy - my links ended up on first page rank 1-8

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You were so busy spamming this site you didn't notice most if not all of those site use nofollow on their links so they have no SEO value. –  John Conde Jan 27 '12 at 16:17
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Indirectly yes. Pinging the site might help it being featured more openly (recent updates, news, newest sites...) which in turn means that when a search engine indexes the bookmarking site there's higher probability it will encounter a link to your site.

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Does pinging the page on social bookmarking sites whre your site has been bookmarked help SEO?

If I understand correctly, you want to know whether links to your content from a blog syndication site, (i.e. blogcatalog.com) created when you use a service like pingler will increase the likelihood that your new content will be spidered by search engines - to that, I would say that links from reputable websites won't hurt.

The way your question is worded, however, suggests that you are asking whether registering a pingback to a bookmark-tracking site when the bookmarking site links to your content is a good idea and I think this is where John Conde is suggesting that the suggested activity is not productive - issuing a pingback to a bookmarking site would essentially create spurious metadata.

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No. Not only do the search engines not have this data to work with but it is so easy to manipulate that if they did have it they couldn't trust it.

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Sorry, I'm not understanding what you mean. They don't have what data? –  99miles Nov 5 '10 at 2:26
    
They don't know how much traffic or pings a page gets on another website. They don't have access to that site's data. Without it they can't know that kind of information. –  John Conde Nov 5 '10 at 2:54
    
I'm just talking about pinging the page once with something like pingler.com to help google notice there's a new link to my site –  99miles Nov 5 '10 at 2:56
    
It's unnecessary. If Google can crawl the site with the link then they'll find the link just as easy, if not easier, then finding the link through a third party site. And in the case of social bookmarking sites they almost always use nofollow so those links have no SEO value anyway. –  John Conde Nov 5 '10 at 11:57
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