Online marketing has gravitated away from true-and-tried ad and affiliate marketing toward the rapidly growing world of global social networking.

Social bookmarking is a great traffic-boosting search engine optimization (SEO) strategy because it’s easy, effective and trendy.

What is Social Bookmarking?

Social Bookmarking Essentially, a social bookmark is a link that people post to social websites for others to see because they find it interesting, valuable or cool.

In a way, social bookmarks are just like the bookmarks you already have on your private computer. The difference between the two is that social bookmarks are saved to the web where they can be easily shared while private bookmarks are saved to your own browser.

 The idea behind social bookmarking is simple: post links on popular social bookmarking websites to increase your own traffic and gain an ongoing stream of new readers and customers.

Content and links that are openly shared with other Internet users literally have unlimited growth potential. For example, one link can quickly multiply and reach thousands of desktops across the world if one user passes it on to others, and those users in turn do the same, and so on. Because social bookmarks can be passed on indefinitely, they have the potential to reach a much wider audience and generate significantly more traffic than other online marketing methods.