Thursday, 20 October 2011

Bookmarking Heaven: Top 10 Bookmarking websites for SEO

Social bookmarking is a method to discover, store and organize bookmarks of online resources. Social bookmarking is a boon for news websites, blogs and others, as it provides tremendous backlink support (boost for SEO) to your content and eventually drives traffic to your website.
Constantly evolving search engine algorithms have started to value visitors’ metadata information as part of their search signals, and they use social networking sites, social bookmarking sites, user browsing patterns etc, to collect metadata and optimize their search results (Ref . Social Media impact on SEO). Social bookmarking has also evolved to include more user interactive features like comments, ratings, topics, improving user engagement and weightage in search results
We have listed top 10 social bookmarking websites to improve your SEO and for channeling in considerable amount of traffic. Alexa, Compete and Quantcast ranking is added to give quick comparative numbers across social bookmarking sites (Lower the rank, more popular is the website).
 Twitter social bookmarking for SEO

1. Twitter

Alexa Rank – 9
Compete Rank – 25
Quantcast Rank -5

Twitter is not a purely bookmarking website, but hey! It is mainly being used to share links and that’s where you get traffic. Right? Twitter is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as “tweets.” The good thing is, we can use it for bookmarking too. Twitter later on added features to tweet with pictures and shortened links. Re-tweets increase the value of your links and you can always reply to your followers which should increase the brand following and brand awareness. We have discussed in detail on how to use Twitter for SEO

2. TweetMeme

Tweetmeme social bookmarking for SEO
Alexa Rank – 48
Compete Rank – 5790
Quantcast Rank – 3843

TweetMeme aggregates and channels all the popular links on Twitter into categories and subcategories which is then easier for their users to follow any topic filtering out all the noise. Users can discover, comment, share and promote on stories.

3. Reddit

Reddit social bookmarking for SEO
Alexa Rank – 128
Compete Rank – 948
Quantcast Rank – 68

Reddit is a social news website,where users have the option to submit links to content on the Internet or submit “self” posts that contain original, user-submitted text. Other users may then vote the posted links “up” or “down” which is very much similar to Digg. The most successful links gaining prominence will reach the front page and vice versa. In addition, users can comment on the posted links and reply to other commentators which is akin to social networking through online community. Users can save the bookmarks they like and re-share them with their friends through various ways.

4. StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon social bookmarking for SEO
Alexa Rank – 105
Compete Rank – NA
Quantcast Rank – 90

StumbleUpon is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content randomly to its users who literally ”stumbles upon’ web content. StumbleUpon allow’s user to discover and rate web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests which a user is prompted for. It even sends subscription mails to users so that they don’t get completely unnoticed.
Digg social bookmarking for SEO

5. Digg

Alexa Rank – 155
Compete Rank – 504
Quantcast Rank – 129

Digg is a social news website which lets people vote stories up or down, called digging and burying, respectively. Additional features include story submission and voting systems. The more the link is dug (digging), the more the value increases.

6. Delicious

Delicious social bookmarking for SEO
Alexa Rank – 298
Compete Rank – NA
Quantcast Rank – 7359

Delicious is known for storing, sharing, and discovering bookmarks. By the end of 2008, the service claimed more than 5.3 million users and 180 million unique bookmarked URLs. Best bookmarks in a list are bubbled up and these bookmarks are divided into 3 categories; Fresh Bookmarks, Hotlists and Tags. User can add tags related to his interest, which are used to fetch relevant tagged bookmarks. It even organizes and merges your similar bookmarks in broad categories, users can even share those bookmarks with their friends. Users don’t need to visit Delicious as there are add-ons and extensions available for every known browser.

7. Technorati

Technorati social bookmarking for SEO
Alexa Rank – 958
Compete Rank – 4330
Quantcast Rank – NA

Technorati is an Internet search engine for technical blogs and multimedia content such as videos. The name Technorati is a blend of the words technology and literati, which invokes the notion of technological intelligence or intellectualism. The user interface of this site is very appealing especially when compared to other bookmarking sites, where bookmarks and recommendations are divided into various categories. They even list top rising and falling blogs, top tags, articles and videos for the day.
Diigo social bookmarking for SEO

8. Diigo

Alexa Rank – 1336
Compete Rank – 7418
Quantcast Rank – 32,271

Diigo is a content sharing and bookmarking tool. It can also clip things from the Web and share them with others. You can cache entire Web pages similar to ReadItLater for offline viewing and even make annotations on the content. Users can re-share those annotated content with people even when that web resource isn’t available online. Collective discussion and studies is possible by making groups. The service lists the most popular saved items on a leaderboard, which can be a great way to find new and interesting web content. There are extensions available for major web browsers and apps for smartphones & tablets.

9. Slashdot

Slashdot social bookmarking for SEO
Alexa Rank – 1363
Compete Rank – 1,221,753
Quantcast Rank – NA

Users of Slashdot can read and submit links/bookmarks which quickly convert into stories as users discuss through threaded comments. Those discussions are moderated by a user-based moderation system. Users can rate the comments +1 or -1 as they can either be declared as normal, offtopic, insightful, redundant, interesting, or troll (among others). The stories are even tagged from which the top 3 tags are visible to the users.

10. Newsvine

Newsvine social bookmarking for SEO
Alexa Rank – 2374
Compete Rank – 994
Quantcast Rank – 454

Drawing content from its users and other established media organizations, Newsvine takes the form of a social news website where the latest in news is being talked about. Users are in control here as the news gets to stay there or gets removed on the basis of what users find important.

Social Networking Sites to consider for bookmarking:

Google Plus social bookmarking for SEO


Alexa Rank – 1
Compete Rank – 1
Quantcast Rank – 1

Explodingly popular, a social networking website created by mixing and matching various products from ‘The Web Giant’ – Google, this is a great place to increase traffic by means of streams, sparks and wall posts. We have dealt in detail onGoogle plus social network features and usage.
Facebook social bookmarking for SEO


Alexa Rank – 2
Compete Rank – 2
Quantcast Rank – 2

Currently, the largest place and biggest way to share web content, Facebook is all over the web. The ‘Share’ and ‘Like’ things were one of the first things to give content a social angle which search engines worship nowadays. There’s no need to tell you more about Facebook, anyway to get more details on facebook tips to boost your SEO.