5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! [Part 2]

Wednesday 23 June 2010 | Keith J. Hamilton

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In our previous post, we went over 5 popular social media websites that small businesses can use in order to promote growth and facilitate sales. In this post we will target another niche of social media – social bookmarking websites and go over some of the popular ones that small businesses can use in their respective industries.

Social Bookmarking is an extremely popular concept within the internet community. It involves searching, sharing and managing bookmarks of websites. Below we will discuss a few of the most popular and useful social bookmarking websites that small businesses should seriously consider and implement within their infrastructure.


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StumbleUpon – StumbleUpon the Content You Want to See
su img 5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! [Part 2] StumbleUpon allows users to rate websites, online photos and videos. It creates virtual communities of users with similar interests and can be easily be added to your browser’s toolbar.
StumbleUpon displays web pages based on the user’s ratings. Users rate web pages with a thumbs up or thumbs down. This rating updates the website’s profile and generates peer social networks, which in turn distributes the site’s content globally. Thus enabling users to “stumble upon” websites that are explicitly recommended by their peers and friends hence the name StumbleUpon.
2. Digg – Digg Your Way to Visibility and Growth
digg img 5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! [Part 2] Digg is a social news website and a great way for internet users to keep up to date on the latest, most popular news and current events. Digg revolves around story submission and a voting system. It allows readers to vote on stories as up or down and uses relevant terms such as “digging” and “burying” to define their selection. The story with the most diggs makes the front page. With an estimated 45,000,000 unique monthly visitors, Digg is regarded as one of the most effective social bookmarking websites around.
3. Delicious – Tag Good Content
delicious img 5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! [Part 2] Delicious is another worthy and one of the most popular contender among social bookmarking websites. It is just as famous for its features as it is for its unique name. It is used for storing and sharing bookmarks similar to StumbleUpon however there are some differences as to how it indexes and displays bookmarked websites. Delicious allows users to tag bookmarks using index terms. This enables other users to tag their bookmarks under the same index name thereby creating a collection of bookmarks all referring to similar interests.
4. Reddit – Read It? Then Post it!
reddit img 5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! [Part 2] Another viable option of social bookmarking for small businesses is Reddit, a social news website similar to Digg. Reddit offers internet users an interesting and useful alternative. In addition to submitting links to the actual content, Reddit allows users to make self posts and submit the original content within it. Viewers are allowed to rate the links with the most successful link making its way to the front page.

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Yahoo! Buzz – What’s All the Buzz About?
buzz yahoo img 5 Social Bookmarking Sites for Small Businesses – Share & Grow! [Part 2] Created by Yahoo, Yahoo! Buzz is a social bookmarking article website that borrows most of its features from Digg. The site has an estimated unique visitor ratio of 14,000,000. Viewers use a user interface to publish their own stories and then link it to their desired website for the full story. Small businesses in particular use this strategy to drive traffic to their websites.
It is no secret that social bookmarking websites can help companies gain instant access to multiple markets, regions and communities. If used smartly, small businesses can effectively start increasing their overall market share in the relevant industries by using these powerful internet tools.

Interested in marketing your products and services in your region? Stay tuned for part 3 of this post!

1. Twitter – Innovative and Efficient:


    alisheyz

    Really these are the best!

    Jessica Woodson

    how can you forget.. facebook. scribd twitter, flickr…..

    Keith J. Hamilton

    @Jessica Woodson: Thank you for your feedback.
    Of course I didn’t forget Facebook, Twitter and Flickr :) These are at the top of the list for social media websites and were mentioned in Part 1 of the Top Social Media Website series.

    johnwatson

    Thanks so much for providing lot of fantastic bookmarking sites.

    chocolovit

    I used all of them, and yeah, they increase traffics to my blog amazingly. Great share.

    Jakk

    I’ve always found Reddit as a bit of a wild card imo, with Digg being the best of the bunch. But for direct traffic, you simply can’t beat Twitter.

    SEO India | Sartorius

    Thanks so much for providing your info on bookmarking sites.

    Loan Modification Processing

    Thanks for the great share.
    Do you have list of all social bookmarking sites?
    Twitter is one of the best in business and facebook follows….

    Keith J. Hamilton

    Thank you guys for your feedback :)

    @Loan Modification: Indeed, Facebook and Twitter are the top social media sites. Since this is such a vast field, we did a 3 part post to cover all the major sites. Do check out about various Social Media and Yellow Pages sites on our blog.

    Moneywise

    This are just the right bookmaking site to post your page links but there are other that will contribute to you having a high bounce rate thus affecting you page ranking.

    Cheap Pocketbooks

    wassup, this is good stuff, Im glad I found this post cause i been surfing for something like this since last week. much appreciated.

    Bookmarking Service Company

    Exceptionally good! Thank you for sharing this. I will definitely go along with your guideline, sincerely.

    Leaving aside ..
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    Celina Fugle

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    Best Web Design Company

    These Social Bookmarking sites are top ranking sites in social bookmarking. Social bookmarking and other SEO technique are most beneficial to small business especially for online business. Thanks to share it.

    BimPop

    That’t right I like to use Digg as social bookmarking service..

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    I got really fantastic opportunity from there social bookmarking sites. Thanks !!

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