The other day I was talking with a new client of ours, and he noticed our website offered social bookmarking and he asked me what is was. I then realized that some people are still not familiar with the concept of social bookmarking. So in this article I am going to go over what social bookmarking is and how it can be useful to growing your online business.
Have you ever emailed, text messaged, or chatted with a friend or family member and sent them a link to a website that you thought might help them out. Or be something that they might like, or be really entertaining to them?
Well Social Bookmarking is a way that internet users can store, organize, manage and search for bookmarked websites for yourself or from other internet users. To be used as a resource of finding new internet information and entertainment from authors you may not be used to reading from.
Resource: What is Social Bookmarking?
Similarities Between Social Bookmarking Sites
Most social bookmarking sites have the same or similar features and act the same, but are different by their design. With most if not all social bookmarking sites, you first need to join and set up a profile for the social bookmarking site you are interested in using. Some of the common features of social bookmarking sites are once you link a website or web page to social bookmark it. You don’t actually link the resource or website, but you link a reference to the web site or web page from the social bookmarking site. Descriptions and tags are used when social bookmarking, just like when posting an actual article on your website. Social Tagging is also know as Folksonomy, and is the process of internet users setting tags like keywords to their social bookmarked content.
How Social Bookmarking Can Help Grow Your Business
When using some of the most popular social bookmarking sites, Like Delicious.com, Digg.com, and StumbleUpon.com it is important to submit your social bookmarks or website links and get followers and the users of those social bookmarking sites to vote on your content. This will help your websites content grow, will help search engines index your websites content fast, and will help grow your business websites traffic and popularity.
In my next article on social bookmarking I am going to go over some of the top social bookmarking sites online and give detailed information on how to use these social bookmarking sites to help build your websites traffic.
Resource: 125 Social Bookmarking Sites