What are Social Bookmarking Sites?
Social bookmarking sites are a way for people to store, search, and manage the bookmarks of web pages or websites. Users actually save links of web pages that they like to share, using a social bookmarking site. These bookmarks are mostly public and can be viewed by other members of the website. Some examples of social bookmarking sites are del.icio.us and digg.com .
Mostly, social bookmark website are organized by users with tags or keywords. This means, other users can see bookmarks which are associated with any particular tag and can see information regarding the number of users who bookmarked them. Users can also comment and vote for bookmarks.
How can Social Bookmarking website can help you with your web site promotion?
Being listed on social bookmarking sites can drive some serious traffic. Websites like Digg give you the opportunity to get a lot traffic for your webpage. In fact these sites offer best viral traffic. Because people who reach your website from any social bookmarking site are there because your Website appeared in search for some topics they were interested in. Some of the social bookmarking sites will not links out to other sites as dofollow and your links will be nofollow because of which search engines do not follow the link, and you won’t get any benefit from additional link.