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Website Builder Tutorials: How to Add Social Bookmarking

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Frequently when you read an article on a website such as the BBC you’ll see a series of icons or buttons along the bottom of the article. Beside these icons it will usually say something like ‘add this’ or ‘bookmark this’ or ‘share this. In fact, you will see a version of a ‘share this’ button below every post in this blog.

If you press any of these they automatically add a ‘public bookmark’ for this article into a bookmarking service. A ‘public boomark’ is a page on the Internet where you can show people all the websites and articles that you think are good, and worth visiting. Its like saying, ‘I bookmarked this because I think its its good, why don’t you have a look.

Popular bookmarking services include Delicious, Digg, Reddit, and Stumbleupon. Because you’re effectively recommending a website using these bookmarks, they have the potential to push visitors to the website, because people may well follow those links. So when you’re building a website its a good idea to add these bookmarking services, as it is an easy way people can bookmark – and therefore recommend – your site.

Have a go at the tutorial below.

How did you get on? Leave us a comment below.

  • http://www.portbannatynemarina.co.uk Alison Cross

    Where’s the Twitter social bookmarking link?! *grin*

    AX

  • admin

    Erm. No comment! Give us a chance, Twitter wasn’t around when we were developing that tool! Its coming though, honestly.

    Ken

  • http://www.ibcsigns.co.uk Alison Cross

    I just like to make sure that webeden stay at the cutting edge of website design, Ken *grin*

    AX

  • http://www.birkdalesom.co.uk Kevin

    What a fantastic website Webeden is.
    I’ve been watching the tutorials and will add all your recomendations.
    I hope someone will view my driving school from Google searches.

  • admin

    Thanks for the feedback Kevin.

    I just tried following the link to your page, and I think the domain isn’t set up right – I am getting a 123-reg holding page. Just thought I should point that out in case there is an error.

    Let us know if you need any help setting that up.

    Ken

  • http://Jashoreshwari.socialgo.com/ Bidyut Biswas

    I want to make a website blog which will be named `fairs and festivals worldwide’. Everybody will write and send their collection and experience here.

  • admin

    Sounds like an interesting idea – have a go and let us know how you got on…

    Ken

  • http://www.jobcatering.co.uk jimbo

    this is my new website i have come kicking and screaming into the 21st century have a look http://jobcatering.co.uk/

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