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How to Start Your Own Social Bookmarking Site

Updated on August 22, 2010

How to Start Your Own Social Bookmarking Site

 Social bookmarking sites help internet users’ rank and store videos, articles and even websites.  The sites help individuals that run affiliate marketing programs direct vital traffic to their websites and promote their businesses.  There are many social bookmarking websites online.  They all serve distinct types of internet user.  You may join any that you want free of charge.  On the other hand, you may start your personal bookmarking sites.  Having you own website makes it possible for you to identify yourself as an authority on a specific niche.  It also allows you to provide other internet users with information and news on different topics from different parts of the world.  This can be done in two ways.   One is doing it yourself or employing a professional programmer.  It is good to hire a programmer, as he/she is already aware of what to do.  Nonetheless, it is pricey.  You may create your personal social bookmarking website with these few instructions.

 Step number one to setting up your personal social bookmarking website is carrying out marketing research.  You can find out the blogs, websites and articles that are the highest ranked and the most bookmarked by doing quick online research.  This will let you know what people out there are interested in.  You could then pick a niche that you are keen on focusing on and develop your website around it.  Acquiring the correct domain name is the next step.  You have the choice of international and localized domain names.  If you would like your website to be international, you must choose the international domain name.  At this point, you may then select a website host provider.  There are numerous web-hosting providers on the internet.  It is important that you select one that is experienced.  This is one who has been in the web hosting business for a long time and has a good reputation.  Ensure that you request for a list of referees from them.  In addition, select one that charges sensible fees.

 There are platforms on the internet that allows you to create your own social bookmarking sites.  One such platform is Pligg.  You may download it free of charge.  It is very user-friendly allowing you to design your own special themes.  You can also use scripts such as MarkIt to set up your own social bookmarking site.  In addition to allowing you to share, save and categorize your preferred sites, the script also lets you set up your personal website.


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