Have you ever read an article, watched a video or seen a product for sale online and thought, "I really must send that to..." (Business Colleagues, Friends, Associates), but then not bothered because of the hassle of having to copy the URL, open your email, find the email address for everyone you want to send the link to... etc?
The ability to quickly and easily communicate and share information with contacts is one of the primary reasons Social Networking Sites like Facebook, Digg, StumbleUpon and del.icio.us are revolutionising the web.
Social Bookmarks provide social networking site users with the facility to quickly and easily 'bookmark' online media - i.e. links to websites, online articles, videos and products available for sale online - and share them with fellow members of all of the social networking sites they participate in. When bookmarking a site, users can 'tag' specific articles with keywords and a description of what each bookmark is about, in turn allowing other members of these sites to access and share these bookmarks with their contacts and friends. Social Bookmarks are the online equivalent to Word of Mouth advertising.
With over 15 billion pages available on the internet, and Social Networking sites like Facebook announcing a staggering 60 million active users a month, the value and power of Social Bookmarking is huge when seeking to make your website available to the maximum number of potential customers looking for particular products and or services.
- Faster indexing and referencing of your website by Search Engines
- Easy for visitors to bookmark your site and share it with networks they are members of, improving popularity and in turn your site's rankings in the Search Engines
- Helps to generate traffic to your site through quality back links