Thursday, May 8, 2008

Proliferation of Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking (saving links for your favorite web pages to a public site) has exploded in the last few years in terms of people using social bookmarking services, traffic to the bookmark sites, and the sheer number of me-too services. Here's a summary of some of the services available, and JavaScript links you can copy so your visitors can promote your pages in their bookmarks.

The Granddaddy of All Social Bookmarking Sites - News and web pages. Started out for the techy set, but has expanded to a general interest audience.

Big sites dedicated to social bookmarking

These sites have from 1-3 million visitors per month according to - A blog search engine. Tends to have the techy and science crowd. - A general interest bookmark service. Acquired by Yahoo!

Portal Sites

All the big portals have added their own social bookmarking services. - One of Yahoo! three or more mookmarking features. Nothing like focusing your business... - The social networking site for college kids and fresh-outs. - Microsoft's MSN followon. - AOL - Google's bookmarking feature. - Yet another search engine's bookmarking. - The social network for high school kids. - Another Yahoo! bookmarking service. - Another AOL one.

Medium Sized Verticals

These sites focus mostly on social bookmarking and discussion forums, and have between 100,000 and 1,000,000 visitors a month, though not all exclusively to their bookmarking feature: - The discussion site for cranky software developers. - A general interest user-submitted news links site. - News of the weird for the fraternity crowd.

Smaller Bookmarking Verticals

These sites have between 10,000 and 100,000 visitors per month.

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