Category Archives: Social Bookmark

Social Sharing Sites to Benefit SEO & Rankings

The term “social bookmarking” refers to the method of organization and storage of resources by internet users. Through these social bookmarking platforms, files themselves are not shared, just the bookmarks that reference them. A common form of social bookmarking would be some program that allows users to save specific links to web pages that they want to go back to, or share with others. Popular social bookmarking sites of today include StumbleUpon, Digg, Chime.in, and Delicious.

StumbleUpon

As one of the most popular social bookmarking sites, StumbleUpon is a rather simple idea that has exploded in usage over the past two years. As long as you have the toolbar installed on your computer, you can submit any site to the StumbleUpon database. There is no way to submit directly from the website without the toolbar, though. Pages submitted on to StumbleUpon get classified to certain categories and potentially can reach thousands of people. If your site does particularly well amongst the interest group it enters, and if it receives many likes, it will spread across other interests and be seen even more. Submitting your sites to StumbleUpon will give them the opportunity to be seen, liked, and shared at no cost to you.

Digg

Although Digg’s influence has slightly fallen off recently, the links received are still powerful. By consistently submitting your content to Digg, you might strike the gold mine and get on the homepage. This chance is extremely slim, though. Still, by making several accounts and giving your site some “Diggs,” its authority will slowly aggregate and you have an opportunity to get your page off the ground and in to the eyes and computer screens of many other internet users.

Chime.in

Not a very well known site, Chime.in integrates all different parts of the social networking experience in to one single site. Everything on the site is made public, and media can be inserted into every post. Community pages are huge on Chime.in and can help the founders with site promotion or even monetize the page with ads. With a Google PageRank of 8, this site is great for getting pages indexed in to Google. Although the usage of the site pales monstrously in comparison to sites like StumbleUpon and Digg, Chime.in offers a lot of potential if you are willing to look in to it.

Delicious

Not nearly as large as it once was, Delicious still claims several million users globally, and is one of the early social bookmarking sites. Operating off of a categorical submission system, Delicious is extremely easy to submit to, and will help boost the crawl rate of your site. Similarly with Digg, your site (if popular enough) has the opportunity to make the “hotlist” on the site’s homepage, which can help drive natural traffic back to your site. Although its popularity has not seen much increase in recent years, Delicious is still one of the bigger social bookmarking sites currently in use on the web. Since all bookmarks posted to Delicious are publicly viewable, posting pages of your site to it can sort of force Google to crawl it faster and more often.

Social Networking

Social Networking sites have become the most widely used form of website on the internet (besides Google, of course) and have become an integral part in how people of today manage their social lives. It is a weird topic to discuss, but social networks like Facebook infiltrate all age groups, and have slowly become a preferred form of communication amongst most people. The scope and reach of social networking sites is so monstrous, as it allows certain things to spread virally through millions of people in a matter of minutes. News of a catastrophic incident like the shooting massacre in Colorado this past week can spread out from the source and into the eyes of millions within the first 30 minutes. Capitalizing on this extreme connectivity will help your site rank higher in Google, as well as drive real, interested people to your site. The most popular social networking sites today include Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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Tumblr and Uvouch Social Bookmark Buttons Added

Two new buttons have been added to the social bookmark page: Tumblr & Uvouch.

Tumblr is a cross between blogging and social bookmarking. You can easily add text, video pictures and more to any page with the click of a button. Think blogging, or slimmed down with no real maintenance.

Uvouch is a social site to save links and videos. Kind reminds me of YouTube with a few more features.

If you add an iFeedReaders social bookmark button to your site, you can give your visitors instant access to all the options on the social bookmark page. Or, add the bookmarklet to your browser to give you instant access to the social bookmark options from any page you browse to.

Updated Bookmarks Page

The new an improved bookmarks page is now live. This version includes a few button additions including NShout, Squidoo and Suttle to name a few.

The best part about the new bookmarks page as it’s driven by a database. With everything in a database, I’ll be able to pull it out in to the social bookmark creator tool. But that’s a project for another day.

It also allows anyone to quickly add social bookmark services. Any services added though the ‘Add Service‘ form automatically get put into a database, but not made live. Then I go in and just have to approve them. All the code is already written to display the buttons and it should help keep the bookmarks page fresher.

If you are using one of the iFeedReaders bookmark buttons, you automatically get to take advantage of the new bookmark page. If you don’t have a button, consider grabbing one.

iFeedReaders Bookmarklets Now Available

Two bookmarklets are now available to quickly access the iFeedreaders bookmark, or subscribe page.

Install the ‘Bookmark This’ bookmarklet and whenever you come across a webpage that you’d like to save, just hit the ‘Bookmark This’ bookmarklet and you’ll be transported, along with the page information, to the iFeedReaders bookmark page with all the pre-populated social bookmark buttons.

Install the ‘Feed This’ bookmarklet and whenever you come across a raw feed, just hit the ‘Feed This’ bookmarklet and you’ll be transported, along with the feed information, to the iFeedReaders subscribe page with all the feed subscription buttons pre-populated.

There are a few issues with the ‘Feed This’ bookmarklet as IE7 doesn’t like it at all and Safari (with RSS capabilities) doesn’t send across quite the right URL. However, it does work great in Firefox. :)

Check out the iFeedReaders bookmarklet page.

Feedback & suggestions are always welcome.

New Service Submission Form

Adding a feed reader or social bookmarking service just got easier; on me. :)

With the help of WuFoo, I’ve created a form to collect all the information and store it in a database so I don’t loose requests in my inbox.

If you have a service you’d like us to add, just fill out the Add This Service form and I’ll get to it when I can.

Nine New Bookmark Services Added

The list of social bookmark services continues to grow. Today we added nine new services to the social bookmark page. These services include:

StumbleUpon

Yardbarker (Sports)

Wykop (Polish)

PopCurrent

Mister Wong (German)

Favorri (Turkish)

Hatena (Japanese)

Diigo

Britney (Music)

Those that are already using the iFeedReaders bookmark button will immediately get to take advantage of these new buttons. They will be making their way to other tools as I get time.