Join Bobby Owsinski for an in-depth discussion in this video What are bookmarking sites?, part of Bookmarking Sites for Musicians and Bands.
A social bookmarking site is an online service that enables users to add, edit, and share bookmarks of websites and blogs. Online bookmarking is similar to bookmarking a real book, where you might stick a piece of paper between a couple of pages to easily find your place later but adds a social twist in that those bookmarks can be tagged with keywords and shared with communities set up around categories and subcategories. Social bookmarking is free, easy to use, and effective in building website and blog traffic and backlinks, but only if you frequently update your blog or site with new posts.
A user selects a bookmark either through a browser widget, plugin, or extension that is readily available and easy to install. Many bookmarking services also offer pro packages that allow ad campaigns as well. There are dozens of social bookmarking sites. But we'll be looking at the top four, Stumbleupon, Digg, Reddit, and Technorati.
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- What are bookmarking sites?
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