Why Content Creators Should Use Social Bookmarking Sites

 

Why Content Creators Should Use Social Bookmarking Sites

The relief sets in, you are finally done with your latest piece of work, now what?

Most blog posts, podcasts, newsletters, and other pieces of online material will have sharing options from social bookmarking sites attached. You have probably seen the share buttons; they appear on countless websites across the world. If you are not using them to spread your content, you are missing out!

So, what is Social Bookmarking?

Think of Social Bookmarking as regular bookmarking, where you dog-ear a page of your book, or stick a paper bookmark between two pages, but with a digital and social twist. Your social bookmarks can be private, or tagged with keywords and shared with vast communities set up on these sites. Millions of people visit Social Bookmarking sites, sites that rely on user-generated content, meaning they are getting their content from their readers and viewers, you and I, and that is where the traffic comes in. In addition to bookmarks from other sites you would like to refer back to, share your own and watch your traffic climb.

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According to statistics obtained from eBizMBA.com, Pinterest is leading the pack with an estimated 85.5 million unique monthly viewers who Pin, or bookmark, pictures that lead back to websites. Following behind Pinterest are popular sites such as Reddit, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Digg, Diigo, and so on. The social communities set up on these sites are great for driving traffic, and if used correctly, will consistently appear in your Top 10 referring sites in Google Analytics.

How Are Social Bookmarking Buttons Installed?

Social bookmarks are installed through widgets, plugins, and extensions that are available for free online, and are easy to install in browsers or inside of a CMS, or Content Management System. To step it up a notch, some bookmarking services offer pro packages with extended options. Once installed they are easy to configure, and work instantly. Their websites have FAQ pages if you get stuck on something, and support is provided through forums and developer pages.

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3 Popular Bookmarking Plugins

  1. Shareaholic – Powerful browser extensions and website share buttons with analytics.
  2. Lockerz addtoany – Share button for websites with over 130 bookmarking and sharing options and Google Analytics integration.
  3. Digg Digg – Floating share bar installed on ChatterBuzzMedia.com. Easliy customizable with several bookmarking options, free, and attractive. Give it a try!

Social Bookmarking is free, easy to use, and effective. Your work should not be considered complete until it has been shared socially, and finally, bookmarked. Consider social bookmarking the icing on the content cake. If you haven’t installed social bookmarking plugins already, put it on your to-do list and get to it!

If you need help with your social bookmarking, call Chatter Buzz Media, an Orlando SEO Company, at 321-236-0083!

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Victoria Wallace

Victoria is a writer, editor and the Content Manager. She loves blogging and just contributing amazing content online that can help people. She believes it can all happen one post at a time.

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