Social bookmarking is a technique for Internet users to store, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata.
In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately or shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can more often than not view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.
Many social bookmarking services provide web feeds for their lists of bookmarks, including lists organized by tags. This allows subscribers to become aware of new bookmarks as they are saved, shared, and tagged by other users.
I am sure you heard over and over again how a great tool social bookmarks can be. To store your bookmarks online, that was original idea. But these day everybody in internet marketing and SEO seem to be using social bookmarks to get links, drive traffic to their site, promote their product etc… So submitting a page from your site to as many social bookmarks as you can is a good idea.
With the advanced of Web 2.0 it is becoming really important to utilize this strategy to drive highly qualified traffic to your website. One of the major benefits is that it is completely free.
However, this can be a very tedious process. Their are many top social bookmarking websites and it can take very long to submit to all of them. This is where a service like Onlywire comes in and is very useful as it will save you a lot of time by submitting to all the top sites in one go.
There is this tool I found that can make your job easier, it is called OnlyWire and it lets you submit your site to 19 social bookmarks sites with a simple click of your mouse. In fact, I am not writing a review on OnlyWire, but just giving you this tip to show you that there are places where you can get things done fast. And if you do not take advantage of the bookmarking revolution, you deserve to be left behind in the prosperity stakes.
OnlyWire has a fully automated service which I much prefer with a high submission rate.
How to Use OnlyWire
1. Go to OnlyWire.com. It has two options:
i) Signing up for a free account and providing a link back to them on your blog in exchange for using it. That sounds like a fair exchange.
ii) Signing up for a paid account where you pay $2.99/month or $24.99/year and you get ad free, fully automated service.
2. The first page you get is a list of all social bookmark sites that work with OnlyWire. Visit them and register.
3. Type in your username and password and save.
4. At the top of the page you can see Save Page link (standard to frames) – bookmark that link in your browser.
5. Go to the page you want to submit and just click on the bookmark you just made. That’s it!
Now I am just going to press publish and OnlyWire this page. If you like you can test drive the OnlyWire by clicking on the following button and bookmark this page onto your social bookmarking accounts: