Key Benefits Of Social Bookmarking and Content Sites These can include:
More traffic – Many of the top social bookmarking sites can be a great referral source; for example StumbleUpon often appears as one of the top three referral sources
Qualified visitors –If you operate in a specific industry, the use of highly targeted/niche bookmarking sites can help you gain qualified visitors
More social signals –The more social signals your content receives across multiples sites the better, as it is believed this can have a positive effect on your rankings
Faster indexing –Social bookmarking platforms are crawled almost constantly by search engines which can often result in your content being indexed much faster
Content Promotion Strategy
BibSonomy :BibSonomy is run by the Knowledge Data Engineering Group of the University of Kassel, Germany. Its specifically designed for researchers, in sharing bookmarks and bibliographies
Blinklist:A social bookmarking site launched by Mindvalley. According to their site, they launch several web businesses a year and are focused in 3 areas. – Technology, media and Marketing. BlinkList does have a user friendly interface indicating that its being run well and efficiently. They also quote “fully profitable” on their site. Furthermore, you can label and comment about any web page on the Internet.
BlogBookMark:Designed specifically for Blog hunters, BlogBookmark.com claims to have the hottest news, gossip, and blog chatter from around the web. I highly sugggest that mainstream bloggers bookmark their entire sites here.
Blurpalicious:Get Blurped! Not too different from other social bookmarks, but I love the tagline.
Bookmax:You can store your bookmarks and links to your favorite sites online and access them from wherever you are : basic Social Bookmarking.
Buddymarks :The online personal, group and social bookmarks manager.
Citeulike :A free service to help academics to share, store, and organise the academic papers they are reading.
Clipclip:Clipclip allows you to save images and text, with a “bookmarklet”.
Cloudytags :A unique word analyzer connects to your page, gets all the words and suggest you the real tags your site is showing to the world.
de.lirio.us :Store, share and tag your favourite links. Open source clone of delicious with private bookmarking, tagging, blogging, and notes.
delicious : THE social bookmarking site : It allows you to easily add sites you like to your personal collection of links and to categorize those sites with keywords. Not to mention that if enough people save your site in a bookmark, it will make their popular page and send a lot of traffic. Delicious is owned by Yahoo and is a MUST for your social media and bookmarking strategy.
Digg : The social news site that changed the Internet, Digg is a high power authority and a listing in Digg for a site, even if it only has a couple of votes, will rank highly on Google and other search engines for certain terms. If your site is shared and voted upon on Digg, and makes the Digg homepage, you’ll get a lot of traffic and attention from other bloggers who read Digg.
Dropjack : DropJack.com is a social content website and owned by the ExactSeek company.
Easybm : Allows users to bookmark their frequently visited sites on their private page, allowing 1-click access to their favorite web sites.
ez4u : Social Bookmarking – Ez4u to Bookmark : “Ez4u to Organize Ez4u to Share with Others Ez4u to Remember”
Favoor : Favoor is your personalized new start page. Collect your favorite internet addresses.
Folkd : Folkd is a social web-service about pages, news, audios, videos and blogs.
Freelink : Freelink.org provides free pages of links that you can access anywhere at anytime.
Furl : Like Delicious, LookSmart’s Furl.net is one of the first social bookmarking sites and considered an authority by the major search engines. Listing your sites in Furl will lead to traffic from organic rankings and its popular page drives traffic.
Gather : Gather is a place to contribute articles and content, blog, tag and connect with people who share your passions. (Plus you can link out from the articles in this authority site).
Google : Allows users to save and create bookmarks in their Google toolbar that can be accessed anywhere online. Google is getting more social by the day, so take advantage of their Google Bookamrks and citations, because one day they probably will have some kind of influence on external meta data considered by the Google ranking algortihm.
Sitebar : A solution for people who use multiple browsers or computers and want to have their bookmarks available from anywhere without need to synchronize them
Sitejot :Free online bookmark manager. Like every other social bookmarking site, it allows users to manage all of their bookmarks online in one convenient place.
Slashdot : The godfather of social news, SlashDot bookmarks are still quite powerful .. keep in mind the site has a heavy slant towards Linux and Open Source issues.
Squidoo :Kind of spammed out, Squidoo is a 2.0 property which lets people and businesses set up a ‘lens’ which lists links, tags and relevant RSS feeds to different subjects.
Startaid : I’ve noticed that StartAid bookmark pages rank highly in Google and other search engines. This basic bookmarking service allows users to describe, tag and categorize sites.
StumbleUpon : Owned by eBay, StumbleUpon is an amazing blend of social bookmarking, voting, networking, web surfing, search and blogging. Best of all, StumbleUpon can send major traffic with its userbase of around 3 million users.
Stylehive : The Stylehive is a collection of all the best products, brands, designers and stores discovered and tagged by the Hive community
Tagza : A very young Social Bookmarking site mostly being used by Indian and Pakistani web masters.
Whitelinks : Securely store and quickly access favorite websites whenever connected to the Internet,:
Wirefan : Social bookmarking, news articles submission site.:
Yahoo! Bookmarks: Easily one of the most popular social search and bookmarking service on the web. It’s similar to Delicious and something they launched before acquiring Delicious. Yahoo Bookmarks lets users store bookmarks using their Yahoo Toolbar and access them from any computer.
If you have any suggestions of other social bookmarking sites? Please feel free to add them in the comments below.