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What is Social Bookmarking?

Social bookmarking is a way to share and organize your links. By adding your links to social bookmarking sites, you can save and access your favorite webpages whenever you want to. Most of the popular website, such as Delicious, Digg or Technorati allow you to add tags and descriptions for SEO and to help others find your content.

Not only is social bookmarking helpful for SEO, but it can also help generate traffic. People browse social bookmarking sites in search of content and information, if they come across your website, there’s a chance they may click on to your website. These clicks can possibly turn into business leads, depending on what the user is looking for.

The links you submit to these social bookmarking website can also increase the number of backlinks and indirectly help increase your PageRank. PageRank is part of Google’s ranking algorithm, by helping determine quality websites. The higher your PageRank, the higher your ranking. In turn, the more traffic and the more people finding your website and business.

So how do you get started?

First, I suggest starting with one or two websites where you can learn the ropes and submit your content. You easily make an account on StumbleUpon, Digg or any other social bookmarking site and quickly start adding links. What I don’t recommend is submitting every page of your website, one after the other. Most sites aren’t keen on this and users may see it as spam. Instead, submit the valuable content and blogs or article you may have on your website. Include photos from the webpage as well.

Once you start submitting your content to these social bookmarking sites, you can start following other users. Developing a presence on these websites will help your visibility and the visibility of your content. Users can “like” or “vote up” your content on some sites, suggesting it to their followers. Once you get the hang of a few of these sites, you can start exploring others!