What are Social Bookmarking Sites?

Ever Wonder what Social Bookmarking is about?

Social bookmarking is a user-defined taxonomy system for virtual bookmarks. Such a taxonomy is also known as the folksonomy and the bookmarks are referred to as tags. Social bookmarking sites is one of the tools on the web that increases SEO element, which is the backlink.

Having content contributed toward a social bookmarking site helps with fulfilling the onsite and offsite SEO requirements.

The following are the top 10 Bookmarking Sites:

1. Twitter

Many may see Twitter as a microblog on social media but not a social bookmarking site. However, Twitter has a large audience and this is where people posts links, content, and images that they find interesting.

2. Pinterest

A fairly popular social networking sites among female social media users, it has an average monthly user base of 175 million, and 80 percent of this population are females.

3. Stumbleupon

This site is now known as Mix. This is a popular site that not many are familiar with.

4. Digg

This is great when you are seeking engagement with your content because this site has a relatively large number of engaged audience.

5. Google Bookmarks

Yes, you thought it right! Never imagine that Google Bookmarks can make the list because you use it so frequently that you didn’t know it is considered a bookmarking site? Have you “starred”Star a landing page or even on Google maps or places? [Ohh…Yes, I did] Yup, you just made a bookmark on social. To retrieve your bookmark, you can go to the top right corner of your Google browser–> Bookmark–choose the bookmark that you want to retrieve and click on it.

6. Reddit

This is a great tool when you want to promote your content in a short period of time. The users of Reddit creates a list of bookmarks by commenting, upvoting or downvoting a content that was posted on the platform.

7. Scoop.it

This site is geared toward professionals. Hootsuite includes Scoop.it as one of its available streams for a user to schedule their content, obtain content for users’ content curation and creation, and content intelligence. This site offers a paid and free version for its platform.

8. Diigo

Are you an educator? Then, this is the site for you. Educators, students, researchers, and anyone with an inquisitive mind who loves to keep track of their resources but also to allow them to share with others easily.

9. Quora

This is a great collaborative social media site for content generation. What is Quora? It is a question-and-answer based site filled with a wide range of topics to discuss and follow. People who post their question and/or response are either industry expert who needs clarification in a certain topic, or people who are eager to help clear confusion (people who contribute by answering the question) and help others in need.

10. Flipboard

This is a content curation platform. It sometimes comes as a default app in Andriod phones.

Want to learn more?

There you have it! Not a very long list but enough to know what’s out there. There are plenty more which Search Engine Journal (SEJ) suggests, and you can read more here, and from Brandwatch.

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