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Social Bookmarking | Article #302 : SOCIAL BOOK MARKING – PART 2
In our last installment we introduced you to one of the newer terms on the Internet, that of social book marking. We also started our review of social book marking sites. In this installment, we’ll continue with our review of the more popular social book marking sites and the little quirks that make them so unique. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this series on social book marking, you’ll be a social book marking pro yourself.
Probably one of the biggest and most popular social book marking sites is del.icio.us with an Alexa rank of 2180 as of this writing. If you go to the site, the first thing you will see, besides their welcome, is what is called the hot list. This is a list of the hottest bookmarked sites at their site. Unlike Digg, which is a purely technical site, you will find just about anything and everything at Del.icio.us. It is a virtual black hole of information. Quite honestly, I don’t know how anybody finds anything there in particular. Yes, they do have a search function. But if you’re looking up something that is very common, you’re likely to come up with almost as many results as you will at Google. However, with an Alexa rank that high, if people do find your bookmarked site, there is a good chance that many will find it and could thus lead to you getting quite a bit of traffic.
The key to making Del.icio.us work is to not just bookmark your site or the articles at your site, but to bookmark everything connected to your site, such as the articles that you’ve submitted to directories like E-Zine Articles. The more things you bookmark related to your site, the more traffic you’ll get. That’s the key to making all these social book marking sites work.
However, if you really want to go to the top of the social book marking club, then simply go to Yahoo’s book marking site, which is currently in beta. Yahoo is the number 1 Alexa ranked site on the Internet, so you’re not going to do any better than that. I am sure that once their book marking site is out of beta, it will probably be one of the hottest ones on the Internet.
If you’re into things like Linux and Open Source, then the social book marking site that you want to go to is…
Yes, it’s kind of a site for geeks, but in the tech world, Linux and Open Source are big issues. If you think not, you know that Open Office you’re using instead of Microsoft Word? Well, that’s Open Source code, and there is a lot of it out there.
In our next installment of social book marking, we’re going to cover yet some more social book marking sites and some tips on how to make the most out of some of these. The key is knowing what to put where and not to cross any boundaries. Like I said, some of these sites have very strict policies.
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