Dallas, TX (WiredPRNews.com) — Imagine making an important presentation for work or school, and wanting to present an important article in the New York Times to support your claim- only one problem you forgot to write it down- what now? Well, with social bookmarking you can book mark those links into a specific website which allows easy access to it anytime. Social bookmarking is a term for websites that organize bookmarks into folders or categories by tags or other various methods.
There are many sites that support social bookmarking a couple being Digg, Facebook, Del.ici.ous, Fritterware, and more. “Founded in late 2003, del.icio.us pioneered tagging and coined the term social bookmarking” – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
While there are a plethora of advantages to social bookmarking, there are three that stand out the most.
1) The most obvious advantage would be easy accessibility to bookmarks. All you have to do is create an account and then start bookmarking. You can allow your bookmarks to be public or a little more exclusive and private.
2) Sharing you findings with friends. Say you are a college student and wrote an paper. You can publish your paper on a blog, article site and bookmark to share with a big community of sites like Digg. If you work is really great, you will be Dugg by many and you will become famous.
As pointed by Wiki
“Social bookmarking can also be susceptible to corruption and collusion. Due to its popularity, some users have started considering it as a tool to use along with search engine optimization to make their website more visible. The more often a web page is submitted and tagged, the better chance it has of being found. Spammers have started bookmarking the same web page multiple times and/or tagging each page of their web site using a lot of popular tags, obliging developers to constantly adjust their security system to overcome abuses. Some social bookmarking websites added CAPTCHA protection to fight spam, but this can prevent blind users from registering for those services if accessible CAPTCHAs are not provided.”
Technology Staff: Ali Qamar
Many SEO firms tend to take advantage of this and abuse the SEO standards. Many SEO professionals found on web forums offer this service for as low as $ 3 for 30 social bookmarks. BEWARE! you RISK the chance of getting caught and might get your website removed by Google. Bear in mind, Social book marking is NOT get fast page 1 solution as many tend to sell that way. Overall, social bookmarking is a great way to share important info with people, and organize information and links for easy access.