Social bookmarking sites are a popular means to classify, share, store and search links through an Internet-based information-retrieval system that consists of jointly generated, open-ended labels that categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links on the Internet.
As people bookmark information and ideas they find useful, the resources that are of more use will also be bookmarked by other users. Thus, such a system will “rank” a resource based on its perceived usefulness. This is arguably a more effective metric for end users than other systems which rank resources based on the number of external links pointing to it.
How Do Social Networks Work
A social network service mainly concentrates on the building and verifying of online social networks for communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others,and which necessitates the use of software. Most social network sites and services are generally web-based and provide a collection of various ways for users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups, and so on.
How To Establish Networks On Social bookmarking Sites
Social bookmarking is considered as one good method you can use to promote your website, build more traffic, or establish more links. A good example of this would be to first visit a few of the top social bookmarking sites like Digg, del.ici.ous, Furl and Yahoo, for example.
You can try to do a Google search on these to find them if you’ve never encountered them before. The next thing would be to sign up for a free account with each of these. When you sign up for an account, you are then afforded the opportunity to select buttons that you can add to the end of each of your blogs.
Doing this will allow readers of your blog to “Digg” or bookmark your post over at the Digg bookmarking site. Whenever some other web user clicks on your Digg button, it will redirect them to the Digg site, where they would login with their account username and password. The blog or article post would then appear as a URL, and the person who clicked “Digg” will have the opportunity to write a comment about your post.
Once you find other posts on your topic of interest, then you have the opportunity to bookmark, or “favorite” those posts, and also add a comment. Doing this method can do wonders in increasing your traffic and creating better networks. If you add to your “favorites” other people’s sites and they in turn “favorite” your site and both comment on other’s posts, then you will soon have a network of links pointing back to your site.
One good thing to note when using social bookmarking sites for purposes of networking or marketing, is that you want to be seen as someone who has a credible and an interesting post, blog or site.
You don’t want others to see you merely as an annoying spammer who insists on letting his site be simply seen or clicked. As with anything in internet marketing or networking, like forum posts, no one likes someone who is there just to advertise themselves. You should be there to offer valuable information, as well as offer relevant advice,opportunities and interesting content.