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

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.

Updated: 1/23/2009

Domain Alexa Rank Page Rank Inbound Links Compete Visitors Quantcast Visitors
Digg-Logo 284 8 267,000,000 33,432,650 23,900,000
technorati-logo 457 8 43,000,000 2,259,592 2,400,000
delicious-logo 2,648 8 154,000 1,704,343 325,000
propeller-logo 2,252 8 2,980,000 1,080,258 773,000
StumbleUpon-Logo 939 8 119,000,000 4,209,353 978,000
reddit-logo 4,815 8 6,950,000 3,807,418 1,200,000
fark-logo 6,650 4 8,070,000 450,773 1,100,000
newsvine-logo 7,106 7 51,600,000 744,534 435,000
slashdot-logo 10,512 9 767,000 881,082 461,000
mybloglog-logo 2,828 7 3,710,000 1,076,671 313,000

 

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Menka Ranawat • 8 years ago

You can also use http://www.pickknow.com for the same. 

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Peter • 8 years ago

Dont forget dizzed.com 

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irish • 8 years ago

wow! i will never get same traffic with those..

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Heath • 8 years ago

I would add http://www.IPopU.com to that list, its a pretty big Social Bookmarking site with 15,000+ members, and tens of thousands of submissions already. Clean simple layout, easy navigation, quick and easy submissions.Many categories to suite a variety of niches across the net. Check it out.

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Criminal Ben • 8 years ago

Nice Post you can add this also http://www.mixx.com/ PageRank: 7

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Criminal Ben • 8 years ago

your Del.icio.us links are BAAADDDD!!!!!!! The correct link: http://delicious.com/ I only use Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon, but I’m just saying….

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inday • 8 years ago

Thanks for bringing all these details regarding these bookmarking sites. I actually use all of them. but im not always submitting my posts to these sites.. got shocked seeing the digg traffic. Amazing!

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Peter • 8 years ago

I use Advanced URL Catalog, a bookmark manager that allowed me to manage my bookmarks on del.icio.us and digg.

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Rycharde • 8 years ago

I use http://www.xomba.com/referral/7779fcc1 Alexa rank now about 2,500 and you get a revenue share of adsense income. why bookmark for free?

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Guillermo Bravo • 8 years ago

Xomba is a great resource for writers to generate $$$, a similar platform is http://www.infobarrel.com/

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Guillermo Bravo • 8 years ago

Your bookmark manager looks very promising, but unfortunetely you can't access your bookmarks remotely using this software, it has to be installed on your local host.  I suggest Delicious.com which is strictly an online bookmark manager.

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Rod • 8 years ago

Hi, A very good Bookmarks Online Manager is Favoritus ! http://www.favoritus.com I use and I like it very much! Thanks.

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Guillermo Bravo • 8 years ago

I agree with you, Mybloglog has grown substantially since this blog post was launched, I'll update it accordingly.  Thanks for your input.

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martin lock • 8 years ago

Alexa rankings can't be the sole determinants of measuring a sites importance and popularity as the http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/fortunehotels.in rankings do not take into account all the browser types like Windows Vista etc.

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Cinematography • 8 years ago

Thanks for bringing all these details regarding these bookmarking sites. I actually use all of them. but im not always submitting my posts to these sites.. got shocked seeing the digg traffic. Amazing!

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mario • 8 years ago

Thank you for sharing your information!

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fwisp • 8 years ago

One more social bookmarking site worth looking at - fwisp.com is a social network for everyone interested in Finance, Business, Investments, Green Finances & Economy. Everyone can share their finance, business & economy related articles on fwisp!

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Jonna • 8 years ago

Hi,thank you very much for your good article.I have used StumbleUpon to get traffic,but the effect is not so good.My site http://www.dvd-photo-slideshow.com seems not suitable for StumbleUpon. Can you give me so good advice to get more traffic from social bookmark?

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gayathri • 8 years ago

Nice collections of social bookmarking sites... nice article............

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