Lets us define Social Bookmarking -
A method/process for web users to store and manage web information (web pages) on the Internet which can be available to everyone on the web and can also be store by them. In this system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. There are several website providing this service to the internet users. With a small registration, anyone can have this service and can also share his/her bookmarks to other people available on net.
We have many popular social bookmarking sites there on web like -
Zimbio.com and many more like above sites.
But how social bookmarking is useful to SEOs and Webmasters. Please check the following points -
- Promotion Tool - Firstly, we (SEO/Webmasters) have got an another free, simple and advanced tool to promote web pages.
- Easy and Fast Indexing - Generally, all social bookmarking sites have good traffic and fast search engine indexing. So, if we submit our URL / web page in a website which continuously crawled by Search engines, we can also get easy and fast indexing for our websites.
- Extra Traffic - Many social bookmarking services provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags. This allows subscribers to become aware of new bookmarks as they are saved, shared, and tagged by other users. By this, site can get more traffic from the web.
- Web Popularity - If your post or bookmark is useful to other members, then surely they will also bookmark it and will you get extra point to your bookmark. All Social bookmarking websites have this process of voting. More and more votes you get, more popularity you will gain for the web page.