Turn 5 into 1000 with Social Bookmarking

Turn 5 into 1000 with Social Bookmarking


Social bookmarking is fast becoming a new trend used by companies to market their brand and when used efficiently, they can boost your popularity exponentially.  Stay ahead of the game and leave your competition in the dust.

How can Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for resources online with Social Bookmarking
Social bookmarking is a new way for companies to market their brand and gain exposure, while showcasing who they are on the Internet and indirectly attracting new customers.

Social Bookmarking in a nutshell:
When an Internet user surfs the web, they come across different sites and resources that catch their eye and “bookmark” it.  Companies can utilize this function in the same way.  One of the key differences between social bookmarking and bookmarking from an internet browser is that with social bookmarking, you have the ability to share your bookmarks with others.  This is fantastic for companies marketing their brand because the more their site is bookmarked, the more it can be shared, leading to increased visibility in search results and increased traffic. Another way companies can utilize Social Bookmarking is by sharing bookmarks of industry specific articles among all departments & employees.   Most social bookmarking sites include a “how-to” so that your business can get the most out of this pseudo-marketing tool.

One of the world’s leading social bookmarking service:
Delicious is a service that provides an excellent breakdown of how to use social bookmarking as well as the benefits and importance.  Delicious highlights several usability options including: Action Plans, which give you the option to save great resources that you can refer back to for future information; Company Sharing, which allow all employees to easily access a bookmark rather than storing them on a remote spreadsheet; and Social Mentions, which provide you with the ability to save places where your company is referenced.  To discover more original uses of social bookmarking, check out the article CLICK HERE.

Social Bookmarking is such a simple way to market your brand and expand your reach from 5 to 1000 and more!  Start using social bookmarking today!

Top 14 most popular Social Bookmarking websites:

1.       Twitter

2.       Digg

3.       Yahoo! Buzz

4.       Reddit

5.       StumbleUpon

6.       Delicious

7.       Tweetmeme

8.       Mixx

9.       FARK

10.     Slashdot

11.     Friendfeed

12.     Clipmarks

13.     Newsvine

14.     Diigo

eBizMBA Rank derived the top 14 most popular social bookmarking websites as of January 2011. This reference also contains each site’s unique monthly visitors with different measuring tools: compete rank, quantcast rank and alexa rank.

References
How to Use Delicious: The King of Social Bookmarking, by Kristi Hines.  October 11, 2010.
Top 15 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites.  January 2011.
How to Use Social Bookmarking to Promote Your Small Business, by Cliff Posey.

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Kimetha is a Freelance Writer who recently traveled from Virginia to California to start a new sun-filled life. She is an avid sports fan who also shares an equally deep passion for music and writing. We love Kimetha because she always strives to leave her footprint on this earth in the most positive ways.

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