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Introduction To Social Bookmarking For Businesses
Social bookmarking is a way for Internet users to store and rank website content. Similar to ‘Favorites’ on your web browser, social bookmarking allows you to save the web page address (URL) to the social bookmarking site’s database so you can share this URL to all members of the social bookmarking network.
Here is a video that explains the use of social bookmarking and its benefits.
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Social bookmarking can be used to market your business. If you bookmark your blog, article, audio and video that will interest your niche group in the social bookmarking sites, you can help drive targeted visitors to your site. The key is to have interesting content that supports your business niche. Social bookmarking sites allow you to share this content to groups of people fast.
Social bookmarking is also very effective to increase your back links for search engine optimization purposes to improve your search engine rankings. If you do not know what search engine optimization is, click on this link to read our article on this topic.
How to Get Started Using Social Bookmarking Sites
You will need to find a social bookmarking site and register as a user. The are many popular social bookmarking sites. Here are the ones that we recommend: Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit or StumbleUpon. These social bookmarking sites have the most traffic and allow you to submit and bookmark web pages.
Take the time to get familiar with the social bookmarking site by roaming around their website. To make the most of social bookmarking, you need to make sure that there are other users besides yourself who will be interested in your website content.
Different social bookmarking sites have different types of users. Finding a site that works with your niche rather than against it is the best approach to drive interested visitors to your site.
Finally, we advise you to pay special attention to the blogs, websites, and articles that are bookmarked on your business niche. This will give you an idea of what people like to see. This type of research is valuable. It allows you to know in advance your audience and you can gather lots of ideas on topics that attract your particular market.
If done correctly, using social bookmarking can be an efficient and cost-effective public relation tool to get traffic to your website and to promote your business. Let us not forget, this is one of the most effective ways to improve search engine optimization (SEO) to your business website.