What is Social Bookmarking?
Social Bookmarking is similar to saving a website to your favorite’s folder on your internet browser. The difference is social bookmarking allows you to save your favorite websites to a virtual folder which you can then share with friends and/or the general public. When submitting a website to be bookmarked you are asked to properly associate keywords (also known as “tags”) and an appropriate description of the website. This allows the social bookmarking websites to properly organize the collection of website submissions.
Popular Social Bookmarking Websites
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How to Use Them
Social Bookmarking websites are a great place to submit interesting content. Submitting interesting content about yourself and/or brand to social bookmarking websites will increase your overall brand exposure and generate more traffic. Social Bookmarking is a technique of social media optimization and can play an important role in viral marketing.
Best Practices When Using Social Bookmarking
- Give valuable and insightful feedback in the description area when submitting a website
- Properly tag submission with industry related trending keywords
- Contribute to the community. Submit more than just content about yourself so that you are not a spammer
- Submit “newsworthy” articles