We’ve all seen them. Anywhere where there’s interesting content, there is an option to share it on several different websites for the world to see. For example, whenever you watch a video on YouTube, below the video is an option to share that video on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and lots more. This is a kind of social bookmarking. You’re practically bookmarking a video on your Facebook page for anyone to see.

Social bookmarking is saving a link or two to the internet so that people can find it. The good thing about social bookmarking is that it involves people, people that visit the site you save your link to often. There are many social bookmarking sites that you can use to get a little extra traffic to your website, like delicious.com. It’s really easy to bookmark–all you need to do is go to one of the many bookmarking sites and enter URL information, a title for your bookmark, a short description or comment, and last of all your tags which are important because they allow people to find your content without having to search for the title or URL of your bookmark.

How This Benefits You

  • If you are bookmarked on a social bookmarking site you have a chance to show up in search results when people are searching for a topic related to your site.
  • If your content or business is interesting or helpful, then a person that finds your bookmark will be more likely to share it with their friends, thus gaining the attention and traffic that you desire.

In conclusion, social bookmarking is a very effective tool for SEO work for your website or business. And just as a refresher: visit one of the many social bookmarking sites (please keep in mind that you do have to have an account with that site), click where it says something like add link or add bookmark, after that it’s pretty easy to get yourself out there for people to see.

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Jamie Bates