In this post I will give you a full explanation of social bookmarking and its importance so that you can use it effectively.
In some cases you might need to organize the urls of the websites you visit the most.
You could also want to share them with your friends or other people in your network. All that information you accumulated or you’ve created can be useful to you and other people. Is not possible that you can remember all the urls of the websites you’ve visited, even the ones you’ve created.
What if you can find a way to organize those urls in one place and be able to share them whenever you feel like it, huh? You have come to the right place.
What is bookmarking?
Bookmarking is a process of saving your favorite website url on your browser by pinning the url. Most or all browsers have a bookmark feature in them.
You would do this for as many website urls as you want, and then later on access the sites with ease. They can be your own url’s address or someone else’s.
But here’s a thing, bookmarking only works on your computer, which means you can access those bookmarked sites on your pc only.
This already shows that there’s a disadvantage with native bookmarking. It now takes us to the dynamic side of bookmarking.
What is social bookmarking?
Since I’ve already explained native bookmarking, social bookmarking is the remote side of bookmarking. Social bookmarking is a process of searching, organizing and sharing bookmarks through social media sites. Instead of saving the bookmarks on a computer the bookmarks are saved on a remote computer or website of that social bookmark.
Why should you use social bookmarking?
If you are someone who owns a website or you are doing internet marketing you need ways to build backlinks to your website. The more of the top popular social bookmarking sites you have the more your chances of ranking higher on Google.
Searching and sharing
If you don’t want to bookmark your own website you can search for a list of the most visited sites. It gives a chance to find your favorite sites and bookmark them.
You can use any search engines like google, bing or Yahoo! Copy their urls to any social bookmarking sites and bookmark them. After bookmarking them on any social bookmarking site you can share them with your network.
A list of top social bookmarking sites: