Social bookmarking has become popular in recent years. This article has been written to summarize the history, what it is and why it is important today.
What are bookmarks?
Many of us use bookmarks or favorites on our own computers to store websites that we use frequently. This is very useful, but today many of us access the Internet from many devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones. In these situations, the bookmarks stored on our computer are of little use if we are using one of the other devices.
Very often, new products and services are invented or introduced to overcome a limitation with existing offerings, as has happened with social bookmarking. Due to the introduction of so many Internet-enabled devices and increased mobility, there was a need to improve the flexibility of traditional dialers.
History of social betting
In 1996 social bookmarks were introduced. Simply put, users save their favorite websites on web pages, which means that they can access these “social bookmarks” from any device with internet access. You may well wonder why this seemingly simple solution is so important these days.
Very often, new products take on new life as people realize their potential. A classic case is that of text messaging, which originated in December 1992 when a test engineer used a personal computer to send a Merry Christmas to a friend over the Vodafone network. In one simple act, text messaging has become so popular that an estimated 200 billion text messages are sent per month.
It cannot be said that social bookmarking has grown so much, but it has become very important in Internet marketing.
Why social bookmarking is so important
The importance of social bookmarking has become important due to the importance of backlinks. One of the factors that search engines use to rank websites is the number and quality of backlinks. If your site is linked to a high ranking website, the search engines believe that your site is important. One of the factors in determining the importance of a website is its page rank.
The page range ranges from 0 to 10, with 10 being the most important.
For example, YouTube has a page rank of 9.
So if you have backlinks from sites with high page ranks, that will help your ranking in search engines. The importance of social bookmarking is that you can write an article or record a video and submit it to a social bookmarking site with a link to your own website.
The most popular social bookmarking sites
It is easy to find the most popular sites by entering the term in the search engines.
Aside from the obvious ones like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+, there are some less obvious ones.
These include Tumblr, Reddit, StumbleUpon, and Digg.
You may be concerned that you cannot easily post to all of these sites, to which I reply:
1. You don’t need to message everyone, do a little research and find the ones you are best suited for.
2. If you are using a product like WordPress, there are plugins that will allow you to automatically post to these sites.
3. Not only do you have to post your own articles on these sites, but you can also post news.
I will search sites like Google News and find some interesting articles, and once I click on them, many of them will have the ability to share the article. At the very least, I do this for Facebook and Google+, which will be read frequently as the articles are interesting and topical.
I hope you found this article interesting and that you use some of these social bookmarking sites.