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 - www.onlywire.com. 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 - www.addthis.com. 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.