Thursday, August 12, 2010

SEO: Social Bookmarking

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Another side of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is called the Social Bookmarking. Wikipedia describes social bookmarking as the "method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online"

Organizing your post in the internet gives a quality SEO of your blog or website. Search Engine Journal gives a clear benefit of using social bookmarking, as seen  below:

  •  faster indexing of sites
  •  deeper indexing of sites
  •  increased quality
  •  external meta data, and
  •  number of votes

Because of the emergence of Facebook and Twitter, people enjoyed it's service. Common bookmarking sites are rarely considered like Delicious, Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Diigo, Connotea and others.
 
Practical Ecommerce said "In today's web economy, content needs to be both "findable" via search engines and "shareable" via social media."

Social Bookmarking sites arrange, systematize and gives label to a web using tags. Annotation helps classify the main content of the web and that is the work of tags. Vocabularies from the people are used to bookmark the web. Tags has value, considered keywords, and could be easily indexed by search engine.

Top 10 Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | ebizmba.com 


1 | twitter
28 - eBizMBA Rank | 80,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 42 - Compete Rank | 31 - Quantcast Rank | 12 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

2 | digg
52 - eBizMBA Rank | 45,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 20 - Compete Rank | 32 - Quantcast Rank | 103 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

3 | reddit
258 - eBizMBA Rank | 16,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 262 - Compete Rank | 211 - Quantcast Rank | 302 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

4 | StumbleUpon
262 - eBizMBA Rank | 16,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 269 - Compete Rank | 315 - Quantcast Rank | 204 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

5 | Yahoo! Buzz
310 - eBizMBA Rank | 14,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 220 - Compete Rank | *400* - Quantcast Rank | N/A - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

6 | delicious
869 - eBizMBA Rank | 5,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,396 - Compete Rank | *870* - Quantcast Rank | 342 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

7 | tweetmeme
873 - eBizMBA Rank | 5,450,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,317 - Compete Rank | 877 - Quantcast Rank | 426 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

8 | mixx
1,512 - eBizMBA Rank | 2,600,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,833 - Compete Rank | *940* - Quantcast Rank | 764 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

9 | FARK
1,728 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,850,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,045 - Compete Rank | 1,019 - Quantcast Rank | 2,120 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA

10 | Slashdot
1,805 - eBizMBA Rank | 1,700,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,335 - Compete Rank | *1,825* - Quantcast Rank | 1,254 - Alexa Rank.
Most Popular Social Bookmarking Websites | Updated 8/02/2010 | eBizMBA
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1 comment:

  1. Hey, great post! Even after a couple of years, it's still relevant. We've always used social bookmarking, and now we've launched a social bookmarking community of our own, TiltZero, at http://www.tiltzero.com/. If you like it, feel free to add it to your post of social bookmarking sites!

    Thanks a million!
    Cheers,
    Vicky D, TiltZero Team

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