Within the last 3 years Social Networks have taken the internet by storm. Startups have created enormous communities bringing millions of people together through user-friendly interfaces and applications. User’s can create profiles and share pictures, music, friends, comments, personal information, favorite sites, and much more. Social Networks like Myspace.com, and Facebook.com have grown at exponential rates and continue to grow. In the past 10 years traditional forms of advertising have become a little more obsolete, and social networks have become an alternative route for reaching the masses. Large advertising agencies have turned to social networks as new marketing outlets because they have the ability to reach a large user base.
Social Bookmarking is a term used to describe a network which gives you the ability to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata. Users can bookmark their favorite articles, websites, online tools, software, and much more at the click of a button. Social bookmarking users can easily share their bookmarks with designated friends and groups, making these networks very powerful. User’s with large numbers of followers can refer hundreds, or even thousands of new visitors to a website. Social bookmarking sites use ranking systems to sort these bookmarked websites by relevance, placing the most important bookmarks on the front page. If you get your article or bookmark on the front page of the top social bookmarking websites, you could receive significant traffic, anywhere from 100 to 35,000 unique visitors in one day. Get involved with these social bookmarking networks and utilize them as a way to market your business, blog, or website. Social Bookmarking can provide great exposure for your company accross the web, and help you grow to achieve your goals. Below I have provided a list of the top 10 Social Bookmarking websites listed by relevance. This relevance is determined by the following factors: Alexa ranking, google page rank, number of inbound links, and estimated monthly visitors by Compete.com and Quantcast.com. Definitions of Terms:
- Alexa Internet, Inc. is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is best known for operating a website that provides information on web traffic to other websites.
- Google PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set.
- Inbound links are hyperlinks which transmit domains. Inbound links were originally important (prior to the emergence of search engines) as a primary means of web navigation; today their significance lies in search engine optimization (SEO).
- Monthly visitors refers to the amount of unique visitors a website receives on a global scale within one calender month. The details of your visitors can be tracked by using Google Analytics, which allows you to sort traffic by keywords, demographics, search engine, referring sites, and more. Please contact your webmaster for details on implimenting this system. The Compete and Quantcast visitor measurements are based on a monthly basis.
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