Expert: Neil Patel, ProNetAdvertising.com

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About the Expert

Neil Patel is owner of ProNetAdvertising, a site that discusses and reports on personal experiences in successful online marketing. In addition, he is CTO of ACS – a company focused on delivering search engine optimization, pay-per-click and social media marketing results for businesses. Born in London, England, Neil currently resides in Orange County, California where in addition to blogging and working full time, he is pursuing a degree in business. Chitika is ecstatic that Neil took time from his hectic schedule to impart his advice on a topic almost every blogger has thought about at some point, how to drive traffic using De.licio.us.

Del.icio.us is the popular bookmarking service that can drive thousands of visitors in a short period of time. By getting on the Del.icio.us popular or hotlist page you can get thousands of visitors to your website. Here are some tips that can help increase your chances of getting on the Del.icio.us popular or hotlist page:

  • Be thorough with your submissions – when submitting a story make sure you add a description and relevant tags because this will help others find your story and bookmark it.
  • Use popular tags – the tag cloud feature can help you understand what users like and what they dislike, so make sure you use it. If you notice any popular tags that are related to your story, make sure you add them.
  • Leverage your traffic – the key to getting on the popular page is to get tons of people to bookmark your story. A great way to get votes is to leverage your traffic by placing Del.icio.us buttons on your website.

Getting traffic from Del.icio.us isn’t the easiest thing to do, but with a little hard work it is very doable. The main thing to keep in mind is that if you don’t get on the Del.icio.us popular or hotlist page don’t give up but instead learn from your mistakes.