You know the drill: keep your blog up-to-date, write interesting and informative blog posts and make sure that you submit them to the bookmarking sites. Bookmarking is indeed a very important part of social media and Internet marketing and a way of spreading your sage wisdom to the world. There are a very large number of social bookmarking sites and some are suited to specific niches, rather than another. In addition they all have a different demographic, so it may take a little time for you to work out the best sites for you to interact with.
When it comes to social bookmarking, there are several key issues to remember. Make sure that you have an enticing title, a succinct summary, well-written content and above all, select your tags carefully.
Here are our top three bookmarking sites:
Okay, Onlywire is not technically speaking a social bookmarking site but it is a platform that allows you to bookmark your vital information to as many as thirty prominent social bookmarking sites in one go. You will need to go through a fairly cumbersome process of registration at each one of the sites, however, but once you have done that and saved the information within your onlywire profile, you may then download a widget to your blog or homepage for action.
It’s not as simple as just clicking the “bookmarking” button, as some of the sites employ “captcha” and others will require you to confirm posting by some other means. In this case, Onlywire prompts you to go through to the actual bookmarking site and finalize. In reality, we found that several of the sites were not accessible, even though registration appeared to go through without a hitch. Nevertheless, Onlywire is one of the best ways to streamline your bookmarking chores.
Stumbleupon is probably one of the better categorized bookmarking sites available. The procedure for uploading your information is very straightforward and you can, like others, install a special toolbar to help you, but the beauty of this site is the depth and breadth of its tagged content.
Many users claim that it is highly addictive and is a better, more targeted alternative than traditional Web search itself. As we know, information is everything, so Stumbleupon can help us both ways.
Digg is the biggest and most heavily trafficked of all social bookmarking sites, according to Alexa. It is, alongside del.icio.us and Reddit, probably one of the better-known sites but while its traffic cannot be denied, be careful what you wish for. Some users have actually regretted that their submitted content has been “digged,” like Jim Kukral. If you find that your bookmark makes it to the front page of their site it will invariably result in considerable traffic and a big draw on your bandwidth, to your web host’s possible dismay. Digg users may not be known for proactive and positive commenting, so be sure that you are ready to get your Digg.
What do you think about our top three bookmarking sites? Have you enjoyed particular success with any site? Tell us about it.