Recently this month’s fifteen most popular social bookmarking were announced. While some change there are always a few big ones which remain on the list from month to month.
What is social networking? According to dictionary sources, social networking refers to groups of people—a virtual community—sharing common interests. Social networking refers to a website or online service that assists in this communication. It is to the later definition that the social bookmarking websites belong.
Social bookmarking is not that new. The idea of social bookmarking sites dates back to late 1990s. The first was itlist.com. But it was followed quickly by others like: HotLinks, Backflip, Clip2, ClickMarks, and Blink.
Social bookmarking lets users of the Internet organize, store, share, manage and search for online resources more efficiently. Many bookmark services allow users to organize their bookmarked sites more creatively. Delicious, one of this month’s most popular social bookmarking sites lets users tag and share bookmarking terms known as folksonomies.
What is shared in social bookmarking is not the resources but rather the references to those sites. It’s kind of like a virtual bibliography!
Top Social Bookmarking Websites
Briefly, here are the winners for this month:
Seen by an estimated 250,000,000, Twitter allows users to follow friends, heroes, enemies, public faces. It remains the most popular social bookmarking website.
Next is Diigg (Digest of Internet Information, Groups) used by 25,100,000 visitors.
Reditt a social news website was third in April. This was followed by Pinecrest at fourth and BuzzFeed at fifth. Delicious with 5, 500,000 users was sixth. Tweetmeme is a social bookmarking site that aggregates links on Twitter.
Fark allows members to comment on a news articles and other items. It was eighth with 1,850,000 users. Others in this month’s top fifteen included: Slashdot, friendfeed, clipmarks, newsvine, DZone and chime.in.
Social bookmarking websites help website owners discover what the visitors to their website are looking for. This information can be tremendously useful in deciding what stock to retain and what to drop. It can determine what services are important to potential clients and which are not worth continuing. The keywords you choose are the ones which help visitors find your website. Website traffic translates to revenue. Thus, help with making wise keyword choices is vital. Social bookmarking websites will ensure that your keywords are the most effective ones to describe your goods and/or services. This, in turn, guarantees that potential customers discover your website, tweet about it and increase your web traffic, making your business successful. You cannot over-emphasize the importance of social bookmarking for your news sites, your blog or other web sites. It can drive traffic to your website, and create valuable back links.
Category: Social Bookmarking