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Top 10 Benefits of Social Bookmarking

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Social Bookmarking sites are the place where we save links of web pages, blogs, hubpages, articles, video or any other information that we want to share online.There are hundreds of social bookmarking sites and their benefits on the internet. I am going to only mention top 10 benefits of these most popular sites like Digg and Delicious. But once you become familiar with these, it is easy to learn the rest because the same principles apply. You’ll find certain features and benefits in common among the larger and more established sites.

Following are the top 10 benefits of social book marking sites:

1. You have an option allowing the bookmarking site to pull your current bookmarks from your computer and transfer them to their site. This makes it easy to get your favorite sites online without a lot of tedious catch up work.

2.You can set it up so the site sends you a notification for specific tags to let you know when someone on the network creates a bookmark using that same tag. This keeps you completely current on any tag you’re interested in.

3. Other users around the globe can see your bookmarks online and making your site hyper‐visible.

4. You can access your bookmarks and all the features of your bookmarking account from any computer that has internet access, giving you complete portability and security—you never have to worry about losing information you have bookmarked.

5. It is a social bookmarking because you can interact with other users to share bookmarks, send messages and comment on content. Therefore, you become part of a trusted community of people sharing similar interests, leading you to more applicable content than search engines are capable of because search engines lack the human element. More importantly, from a marketing perspective, your site is viewed by this community as a trusted resource.

6. At one time, all social bookmarking sites gave you one way links which the search engines recognized and which helped you build Google Page Rank. But some of the social bookmarking sites today instruct Google not to follow the links leading away from their site. Any link created on these sites is called a nofollow link. Because a few of the larger bookmarking sites have done this, it has dissuaded some less informed online marketers from wanting to enter into social bookmarking. But this attitude is misguided.

7. Social bookmarking is still an amazing resource for building links and Page Rank. For starters, many high‐ranking social bookmarking sites do not use nofollow links, so your links are counted. Also, there are experts who believe Google may weigh the nofollow links in one form or another in their search algorithm. Their reasoning is that even though Google doesn’t follow the links, your webpage address still shows up as part of the link text and this could be beneficial.

8. On top of this—and many would argue more importantly—you build links and Page Rank indirectly by building popularity for your site within the social bookmarking communities. As you provide useful, relevant content, many website and blog owners will want to link to your site from theirs as a service to their visitors. There is also rumor on the street that the search engine giants may begin factoring social bookmarking link popularity into their search algorithms. Any way you look at it, it is clear that social bookmarking is a critical part of your link building strategy.

9. Following are some of the most popular social bookmarking sites used today. You may recognize the name of a few, but it’s possible that you never knew they fell into the category of social bookmarking sites.

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10. Some of these sites, like Digg, allow individuals to submit content and then have it voted on by other members or users. Others, like Delicious, are much more simple and straight forward in their approach to social bookmarking. Still, once you know the principles behind social bookmarking and become familiar with a couple of social bookmarking sites, you will be able to make your way around any social bookmarking site.


Shilpa Dey from New York, New York on September 19, 2017:

Great post. Social bookmarketing is a good ways to promote your site. Social bookmarking websites is one very good channel for driving traffic to the website.

Mohd. Imran on June 09, 2016:

Thank you for giving information.

skperdon from Canada on June 22, 2015:

Thank you for sharing. I am going to make use of the info in your hub.

Jacobb9205 on April 21, 2015:

Thank you, I'm currently going through the websites as we speak

Abhijit Gupta on May 15, 2014:

Thanks for your article! Social bookmarking submission is important and manual social bookmarking really works to improve your site’s ranking. Thanks for sharing such a nice article with the readers. Keep it up

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on March 13, 2013:

Sorry for the delay response, not as active as I should be these days due to my health issue. Thanks for visiting and reading the article.

Kerry43 on October 19, 2012:

Good afternoon, I must come back and read this again and check out the links to some other bookmarking sites. I am a member of some of them already. I have to admit too, that I had no idea about number 1 on your list! It is such a time consuming, yet necessary task though, thank you, this was very helpful:)


Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on July 24, 2012:

Yes, we should take advantage of social bookmarking. Thanks for dropping by,RedElf.

RedElf from Canada on July 23, 2012:

Interesting list of pluses! I shall clearly have to pay more attention to social networking.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on July 04, 2012:

Thanks for your nice comments,CashFlowsToo. from Ft Washington on July 04, 2012:

I love this hub and am starting to see the community aspect of hubpages. @ashleecerny I think your comment would be great and a one on its own.

@urmilashukla23 keep up the great work

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 30, 2012:

Ashleecerny, thanks for visiting and commenting.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 30, 2012:

Superpipoy, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 30, 2012:

Beingwell,thanks for visiting and sharing.

ashleecerny from Carlifornia on June 30, 2012:

Thanks for your article! Manual social bookmarking really works to improve your site's ranking. Some of its benefits are:

1. Social signals from quality social bookmarks. Google LOVES it!

2. Get your site/url indexed in a short time.

3. It is Penguin friendly as long as you don't spam to HUNDREDS of bookmarking sites.

You can outsource social bookmarking tasks at Fiverr, as there are plenty gigs that will bookmark your URL to 15-25 social bookmarking sites for $5. I would recommend one express gig from a seller named "norbwinslow" who manually bookmarks your URL to 21 PR4-PR8 social bookmarking sites. He also pings your site and share it on Facebook and Twitter (great to index and gain variety of backlinks).

There are few great sellers too, such as ecnarret and fvchamp, but norbwinslow has provide more extras and bonuses, which makes a difference for me. You can also do it yourself by creating 20 accounts from high PR social bookmarking websites, and bookmark all your sites and backlinks ;)

superpipoy on June 30, 2012:

Thanks for the great information you have shared. This is very helpful!


beingwell from Bangkok on June 29, 2012:

Voted up and shared!

Great SB list.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 14, 2012:, for visiting and commenting. I am glad you liked it. from Ft Washington on June 13, 2012:

Learned a good amount from your post here. I appreciate the work you are doing here and look forward to seeing more about your work here and other sites.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 13, 2012:

I love Pinterest social bookmarking site. Thanks for comments and feedback, Thougtforce. Take care!

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on June 13, 2012:

I learned a lot more about social bookmarking sites from this hub. I am only active at Pinterest right now but I have accounts on a few other on the list too. Thanks for the useful information. Voted up, useful, interesting


Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 11, 2012:

Teaches12345, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Dianna Mendez on June 10, 2012:

I am in a couple of those you mentioned and still learning how to use them effectively. Thanks for your suggestions and information. Well done.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 10, 2012:

RTalloni, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 10, 2012:

Hi Vrijdag Pages, thanks for dropping by and commenting.

Urmila (author) from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 10, 2012:

Hi Rosie, Thanks for your time and nice comments. Pinterest is the best social bookmarking site. There are so many sites and it takes time to be active there. Have a nice day you too.

Rosie Rose from Toronto, Canada on June 10, 2012:

Hiya Milli, now I know more about social bookmarking.. thanks to your hub. I love Pinterest and I enjoy pinning when I have time. I also have an account with Stumbleupon but I had only used it once or twice. I don't use the others you mentioned, simply because I'm too lazy. lol Voted up and definitely useful and informative. Cheers!

Have a nice day,


Vrijdag Pages on June 10, 2012:

Excellent hub. Been looking for a run down on how social bookmarking works. I use Stumble Upon and Reddit. Can drive a lot of traffic at times. Thank you.

RTalloni on June 09, 2012:

Thanks for this look at the benefits of social bookmarking.

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