Social bookmarking the
process of creating bookmarks on a public websites and tagging them
with keywords relevant to the content of the particular website. In
order to do this you need to register with a social bookmarking site
which lets you bookmark particular sites marking them as public or
private according to your choice.
Visitors to this social bookmarking site get to see these tagged sites
when they type in related keywords. Social bookmarking provides a
platform for creation of new connections between individuals interested
in the same topics. The site gives information on the people who access
the bookmarks and also allow access into other bookmarks created by
them. One thing about this facility is that you need to update the data
constantly. Of course the site will let you know if the URL fails to
is a wonderful source for browsing and apart from this also creates one
way back links, thus directing more traffic to that particular site.
Thus their ranking in major search engines like Google also go up.
Online businesses gain a lot from this social media tool. Some
bookmarking sites are created to include sites and web pages featuring
bloggers discussing politics, sport and current events. Participation
in ongoing discussions is also possible through these sites by leaving
comments on matters of interest.
No longer do you need to search endlessly through a search engine for a
particular topic that interests you. With the advent of bookmarking
sites you can narrow down your search to the topic of your interest and
also stay updated by accessing new links and lists that have been
These sites have an edge over the usual search engines because of the
human interaction possible here. You can make out the number of people
who added a particular site to their bookmarks thus it becomes possible
to see its popularity. Libraries have found it extremely useful to
provide specific links to their readers. Since all the work is manually
done, there are bound to be some inconsistencies that are rectifiable
though. Watch out for spammers who bookmark the same page a number of