July 31st, 2009

Social Bookmarking: Organizing and Sharing Web Sites

social_bookmarking_screenshotMost of us “bookmark” our favorite Web Sites. While Web browsers allow you to organize bookmarks into folders on your personal computer, Social Bookmarking works a bit differently. First, your Social Bookmarking account is web-based so you can access your bookmarks from any location with Internet Access. It also allows you to create folders or categories to organize your bookmarks. You can put bookmarks into multiple categories. Lastly, you can see the bookmarks of others who have also bookmarked your favorite sites and get new ideas for Web sites to visit. To start using social bookmarking you would sign up for a free account, similar to your email account.

Here is a list of providers to choose from:

Top 20 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Web Sites

Want to see Social Bookmarking in action? Check out this brief overview video produced by Commoncraft:

Social Bookmarking in Plain English

Here is link a list of bookmarks I have started of organizations and resources for learners in the School of Education:


Any questions on Social Bookmarking? Ask a Librarian



Comment from Jenny
Time November 3, 2009 at 9:17 am

1.Yes, Search engine spiders crawl the social bookmarking sites on a regular basis and index all the placed links, therefore, the social bookmarking links would improve the search engine positions instantly, unlike other one way linking techniques. Delicious, Digg, Stumbleupon are some niche bookmarking sites

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Comment from Internet Marketing Secets
Time July 1, 2010 at 4:01 am

I disagree, social bookmarking doesn’t work for improving search engine rankings much at all, it only aids in indexing.

Comment from Social Bookmarking
Time August 22, 2010 at 11:43 pm

But i think they can help to rank better in search engines in addition to help for faster indexing.

Comment from multi monitor stand
Time September 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Social bookmarking doesn’t help much w/ rankings, but it does get your site indexed faster.

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