The Internet inarguably is the greatest invention of the last 100 years. It’s almost a cliché to say that it has truly made the world a smaller place and brought people together. Thanks to the Internet constantly reinventing itself, we now have what are known as ‘social bookmarking’ sites that take the idea of ‘internet connectivity’ to the next level.
Everyone can enjoy the benefits of social bookmarking, but Internet marketers particularly can make the most of them. Some of the remarkable benefits of social bookmarking are:
1. Get indexed: if you wish to have your site indexed, and quickly, then the best way is to submit it to any of the popular social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon or Delicious, and you can rest assured that it will be.
2. Generate Traffic: Getting your site indexed by search bots isn’t the only advantage of social bookmarking, it can drive a considerable amount of visitors your way. Since it is necessary to tag your entries when you engage in social bookmarking, the traffic that is driven to your site will quite possibly be targeted, which increases the chances of repeat visitors.
3. Personal Branding: You have the option of creating and maintaining a public profile on the social bookmarking site you are a member of. This is a very useful feature, because it allows you to list all your links (also post other links you are interested in) on your profile, increase their visibility, and establish the brand value of the product or business you wish to promote. It increases your ‘authority’ and ‘reputation’ and you will be able to build a better and bigger social network more easily.
4. Build Backlinks: Building a personal profile on social bookmarking sites judiciously will cause the PR of the same to increase. This in effect will positively affect the links you bookmark on the said site. Not only will your links draw link juice from your high PR profile page, they also stand the chance of being indexed faster. Getting high PR pages to link to you is difficult; but when you engage in social bookmarking, it becomes a lot easier.
So, if you are looking to give your blog/site or your business a promotional boost, then don’t hesitate, start bookmarking today, you won’t go wrong with it.