What is Social Bookmarking?

Social BookmarkingThe internet has offered us so many options from shopping, games, recreation, business  and emails to simply browsing the World Wide Web.  It is a great place to meet people and promote businesses. Some services make these fun tasks easier than others. One of the theses services offered on the web is social bookmarking.

Places such as Twitter, Facebook, My Space etc are all social networks, and social bookmarking takes place on these websites millions of times daily. Read more about Social Bookmarking below in terms of SEO and website traffic.

What is Social Bookmarking?

You may think the phrase social bookmarking is completely new to you; however, there’s a change you’ve already used social bookmarking and just didn’t realize that’s what you were doing. Have you ever been on a website that was so interesting, you just had to send the link to it to a friend or family member? If so, you were doing social bookmarking.

Any time you “tag” a website and save it for later (bookmark it), you’re participating in social bookmarking. A tag is a keyword used to describe a website or specific article. Rather than saving the link in your browser (like with internet history), you’re saving it on the web where it can be shared with others.

How Social Bookmarking Can Help You

Social bookmarking sites offer you so many possibilities on the web and are described in so many ways, but the way I most like to refer to them is intelligent search engines. If you’re looking for something on a social bookmarking site, all you have to do is type what you’re looking for in the searching tool and tags or links will pop up for you.

Whether you’re on the internet for work or just browsing for fun, you’re going to find a lot of websites that are interesting and worth sharing with friends and family members. You could always call them up and very slowly read the entire web address to them (and hope they get each letter correctly), but that would take forever.

You could always send the link to their email address. However, if your friend is not someone that checks their email regularly, they’re not going to get your link as soon as you’d like. However, many people use social bookmarking sites. By posting your link on any one of many social bookmarking sites, it can be easily shared by your friends, family members or anyone on the web.

Social bookmarking is a great way to get in some real advertising as well. Few things are more difficult than getting traffic to a new website. However, with the right tags, millions of people can see your link, whether it’s for pleasure or business.

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Daniel Hall

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2 Responses to “What is Social Bookmarking?”

  1. Muhammad says:

    I agree social bookmarking can really help improve rankings of your website.

  2. Daniel Hall says:

    Correct Muhammad, social bookmarking can help to expose your website, and advertise your business/website.

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