Bookmarking Services
Social bookmarking means storing your bookmarks online, tagging them to remember why you wanted to save them and what you might want them for in the future. You can also share them with others who might value your web surfing experiences. And don't worry - you can always choose to keep some or even all of your bookmarks private if, for some reason, you don't want to share.

Social bookmarking sites are in many ways the ultimate folksonomies, categorising web content by an open process of tagging. The result is a road map of the web, based on the recommendations of people who have traveled it extensively.

In many ways, the information gathered by social bookmarking services is like the wild, young sibling of the web directories. But now, every web surfer is a potential editor, licensed to categorize and recommend all kinds of web sites.

What to look for When researching for this article, I registered with and tested over 20 tools for social bookmarking. Some were discarded because of bugs or spam. The remaining were sorted by these criteria:
* A decent amount of users is necessary. Otherwise the whole social aspect looses relevance. * The service has to have quite extensive documentation, FAQ and/or help pages, to guide users.

* More advanced users will want good import and export possibilities. Import is necessary for bringing old bookmarks from your browser or from another online bookmarking service, export is important for backup copies and to ensure that your bookmarks can go with you to another service if you decide to switch.

* A good bookmarking service should have feeds (RSS and/or Atom) of tags or groups of tags. * I would want my bookmarking service to have a blog so I can be kept up to date about new features, bugs, bug fixes.

Benefits of Social Bookmarking
Increased Traffic - As more and more people read your bookmarked blog post/ web article and vote for it, the more popular it becomes & the traffic to your site increases.

Increased Visibility & Branding - Submitting to Social Bookmarking Sites puts your blog/website out there in front of millions of people, increasing your visibility ten notches and getting you more branding. Get more Links - Each of these Popular Social Bookmarking Sites see tremendous volumes of traffic on a daily basis, if your blog/website has good content on it.
Some of the Exciting Features
Save your Precious Time - Social Bookmarking can really be a time-consuming process with you being required to create an account in each site before submitting your page to them manually. We have made things easy for you, just sign up, enter the page you wish to submit and we do the rest for you, saving you plenty of time in the process.