Quick Bookmarking Your Site Needs

I have several bookmarking tools I use for my websites.

What are bookmarks? Rather than use your browsers Favorite tabs, many internet visitors bookmark their sites online. These bookmark sites are like mini-social networks where users not only post their favorite links but can share them with others and join groups with similar interests.

But there is more to bookmarking. If you have a website, you want traffic. To get traffic, organic traffic from search engines, you need backlinks to your site that the search engines can find and follow to your main website.

That is where bookmarking comes in. However, just using one bookmark site like Delicious is not enough. A site needs dozens of bookmarked backlinks to each page tagged with keywords which the search engines are looking for.

I bookmark all of my websites and each new page with multiple tools. Here is what I use..

Onlywire - Onlywire is a service which bookmarks several sites from one web interface. What is better, is the button which can be added to a website which makes bookmarking easy. After signing up for Onlywire, users add their username and passwords for each bookmarking site. Once they submit a site, Onlywire osts the link along with a text description, keyword tags, title and URL. An email is sent to the member with a status for each bookmark. Some links have to be verified at the site and that information is passed on to the member.

AddThis - Add This is another widget for your webpage which makes it easy for visitors to bookmark your webpages. The AddThis widget has over 170 bookmark sites connected to the widget however, each one has to be added manually with the widget when the link is bookmarked.

SocialMarker - This is a website where visitors can bookmark their site pages with the title, URL, tags and information on nearly 50 sites. Socialmarker has a innovative web interface visitors navigate to only the sites they want to submit their links to. What's more, SocialMarker submits sites to social sharing sites like Digg, Reddit and others.

Bookmark Demon - Bookmark Demon is a paid piece of software which automates submissions to dozens of social bookmark sites in minutes. No logging in or repetitive submissions, just enter the information once and press submit. Neat product.

Bookmarks can raise the search engine ranking of any site. I have used bookmark sites to quickly list a site with Google in hours, not days. Social bookmarking is worth trying to improve the search engine ranking for your site.


Some new web 2.0 sites to check out

You do use Squidoo right?

And Hubpages?

Have you heard of Scribd?

Or Quizilla?

Or how about Wetpaint?

Here are the links..

What can you do with these sites?

Make a page about something you love, want to share, want to sell, want to advertise, want traffic for, and so on.

Lots of neat things can be done with sites like these. And most have a very high Google Page Rank (wetpaint has a 7 or 10!).

Great place to build backlinks and traffic to your site.

Worth checking out.


Get Bookmarks for your page

Visiting several internet sites shows all kinds of little tags and signs and buggers like BOOKMARK THIS or TAG ME or something.

There are bunches of web site services which offer these things. What are they for?

First, some readers of your blog or visitors to your website may think you have some valuable content they want to save. So these very astute visitors want a thigamabob they can click to save the site.

Now some will click their Stumblr button but others use all kinds of other bookmarking tools.

That is where AddThis comes in. You have seen the button before, there is one to your left of this post.

AddThis lets your readers and visitors save, on their favorite web 2.0 bookmark location, a link to your site. This is not brain surgery and has been around for awhile, but unlike some of the other tools out there, AddThis is very easy to use and it works.

Try it here by clicking the AddThis button and seeing all the different social networks available. I like Yahoo Buzz myself.


More Free Blog Hosts

Free Blog hosts are great for..

Your first blog
Sharing information with co-workers or family
An easy to use website for hobbies or interests
A great way to build fast inbound links to your website!

Here are some more free blog hosts..

As always, some work, some are down, some are by invite only, all have terms of service which may limit your chose activity (see above), and all require registration.

Update: Many of these blog hosts are either no longer in business, no longer accepting signups or are no longer free. Some are so bizarre, I have no idea what they do!

However, there are some which are working. I set up two new blogs this morning from only the first part of the list. Try each yourself and let me know your results.


Bookmarking Links

Here is the idea behind bookmarking.

You have a website or blog post.
You go to one of these sites or include a button on your site.
And enter in your website or blog post URL.
Now the bookmarking site has a link to your site.
That is a backlink which is a good thing.
The more backlinks your site has, the higher your page rank "may" be on Google.
Some bookmark sites have a higher page rank and that is good for your page rank.

Some of these sites may be down or gone forever. I will add to it from some of my other bookmark sites I have here and there.

Almost all of these sites require registration and login to bookmark a site.

Create a login and keep it.

The fast way to submit to many social bookmarking sites is to use software or a website service to do the work for you.

The best are

BookMarking Demon - the most powerful and submits to 100+ social bookmark sites

Onlywire - easy
to use but only submits to about 20 social bookmark sites (and has been banned at some).

Social Marker - web interface, time consuming, but does build good backlinks and traffic to about 50 social bookmark sites.

Check out the list below. Some you have heard of others may be new.


Free Blogs

There are lots of free blog hosts besides Blogger. Check out some of these other blog platforms which are also FREE.





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