Social bookmarking together with other social media tools and channels is great way to gain unique visitor traffic to your website or blog if good relative content is found on your site. Social bookmarking site visitors will discover your links and browse to your site.
Search engines will also discover your links found in popular social bookmarking websites as most of them are ranked high on the internet. This can help you develop a regular flow of unique visitors to your site over a period of time.
Social bookmarking is a way of saving your favorite bookmarks to a public website and tagging them with relative keywords found in the content of the page you want to save. Others can see your bookmarks and tags as you can see theirs. This allows people to organize, search and select bookmarks based on these tags. These can then be accessed from any web enabled computer.
People search social bookmarking sites to find the most popular websites dealing with almost any subject. Some of the popular social bookmarking websites has a ranking system where users can rank your bookmarks.
To put it in simpler terms, if your site is rank highly by others, your links will become popular and viewed often.
Find below a list of popular social bookmarking websites:
- Stumbleupon: StumbleUpon is the best way to discover great websites.
- del.icio.us: A social bookmarks manager.
- Digg: A user driven social content website.
- Technorati: The recognized authority on what’s going on in the blogosphere.
- Reddit: Reddit is a source for what’s new and popular
- Google Bookmarks: llows users to save and create bookmarks
- Windows Live: Same as Google Bookmarks.
- myweb.yahoo.com: Yahoo version of the above.
- Unalog.com: A basic social bookmarking site, but with the ability to look back at specific days and see what was going on.
- Xilinus.com: Tags, rating, search, public & private listing, drag-and-drop sorting.
- WireFan.com: You can vote on links as well as add thumbnails for sites.
- Lilisto.com: Ratings, notes, categories, smart categories and in-page editing.
- Linkroll.com: Links open in new window, subscribe to tags, browse by archives.
- Ma.gnolia.com: Discuss all the saved bookmarks in groups, see what the Featured Linker is all about, join discussions in the Hot Group.
- Mister-Wong.com: Bookmark and tag, search for tags that interest you, make buddies with people who have interesting saved sites.
- Netvouz.com: Save your bookmarks in folders, tag them with keywords, share them with others or password protect them.
- MediaPress.co.za: Social bookmark and blog aggregator.
- Nextaris.com: Folders, tags, clippings; store up to 100MB for free.
- Shadows.com: Share your already existing bookmarks, discuss and rate sites and see what you can find.
- SocialBookmarking.org: User and global tag cloud, blogs, social networking, avatars and more.
- Connectedy: Import your bookmarks, batch edit them, check in on hot topics.
- Connotea.org: A themed social bookmarking site specifically for researchers, clinicians and scientists.
- Diigo.com: Highlight portions of a page, write on it like you would a piece of paper, share with your group, and search all publicly saved pages.
- Excites.com: Organize your bookmarks by tags, add comments and notes, share publicly, subscribe to certain tags so you can be notified when a new site is added that may interest you.
- Feedmelinks.com: All the usual social bookmarking goodies, but you can also add links via email.
- GetBoo.com: Export your folders to HTML, import and remove duplicates, delete all bookmarks.
- Givealink.org: Donate your bookmarks to this site to help them recommend sites and get a better understanding of how each person bookmarks.
- Hyperlinkomatic.com: Import/export, categories, notes, sharing, block users, RSS, tags.
- IKeepBookmarks.com: Folders, search folder names and more.