Social Bookmarking Status

Jack writes:

It would be nice if ezinearticles could have an easy way for articles to be social bookmarked.

Here’s why we have not implemented a 3rd party social bookmarking system yet:

  • Our members, by their promotionally motivated nature (not all of them, but a minority of members could ruin it for the majority), would abuse the system leading our entire site to become banned by the major social networking partners.
  • We’re not certain that anyone that we bestow a several hundred thousand outbound link favor would return qualified traffic back to us worthy of the link risk & economic value.
  • We don’t own any of the social bookmarking sites nor have we been invested by any of them. What? You didn’t think there was serious social & economic politics behind which social media site links to which site…

Social bookmarking seems like a much more interesting traffic creation vehicle for low traffic websites because they have nothing to lose by creating a few hundred or thousand outbound links to one or more of the social bookmarking sites (stumbleupon,, technorati, digg, furl, rojo, etc).

Open to your thoughts on social bookmarking:


Ed Howes writes:

Hey Chris,

I do not know anything about social bookmarking and the economics of it. Can you provide article links which would provide a quick educational overview?

Comment provided February 4, 2007 at 1:50 PM


Timothy Mahar writes:

Thanks for sharing your thinking on this issue. I definitely see your point and I completely agree with you. I would rather not see the value of the links in my articles diminished by links to a number of social bookmarking sites.

Comment provided February 4, 2007 at 2:55 PM



Ed H,

I read so much every day, yet I don’t have any ‘go to’ person when it comes to social media / networking / bookmarking.

I can tell you that it’s powerful stuff and human-filtered search can provide better results than software filtered search results in certain cases.

It’s all about the power of the network and who’s in it.

We were suppose to have a new category for social media articles and I see that never got done yet. Watch for it this month yet.

Comment provided February 5, 2007 at 9:00 PM


Jack Harmon writes:

Chris – Basically lots of blogs offer a option to bookmark their posts with social bookmarks. It is quite a bit of work still to abuse because you would have to go through each one and enter your password. So abusing may be a pain. However it will probably happen but the bookmark sites have things in place to correct this when someone is abusing them like canceling accounts.

Also there is probably already some plugin written for this that you could use on your site. Maybe something like this

Also, it would be cool it you could have an rss version of the article so that it could be submitted to rss directories to drive traffic to the article.

Comment provided February 6, 2007 at 10:52 PM


James Holish writes:

I need an opinion. Is this a good social bookmark or a bad one.

OnlyWire a social bookmark aggregator. This means OnlyWire will submit web pages/articles to many social bookmarking engines at once. OnlyWire currently supports the following bookmarking engines:

‚» Backflip ‚» Bibsonomy ‚» Blinklist ‚» Blogmemes ‚» Blue Dot
‚» ‚» ‚» Diigo ‚» Furl ‚» Jots
‚» Linkroll ‚» Looklater ‚» ma.gnolia ‚» Maple ‚» Markaboo
‚» Rawsugar ‚» Shadows ‚» Simpy ‚» Spurl ‚» Wink


Comment provided February 13, 2007 at 2:56 PM


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