Bookmark is a material that is used to mark (or) hold a page in a book. This is used for 1 purpose only – Open the exact same page the next time you read the book. Now, imagine the Internet as 1 huge book. The Internet has billions of pages and in that, few sites act as a bookmarking site. You can use these sites to bookmark your favourite pages on the internet. You don’t have to go through millions of pages to find your favourite pages again.
Why were these created
The reason is simple. As the need for bookmarks for books, bookmarking sites were in demand. Back then, bookmarking in browsers can only be viewed in that very computer. This restriction is overcome using bookmarking sites. All the bookmarked pages are stored in a website and hence can be accessed across the globe.
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What came with Bookmarking
There is always a boon and bane with any new technology. Therefore, with the development of such Bookmarking sites, there came the use of such sites. Almost all Bookmarking sites are free and hence any number of pages can be bookmarked online. This helps create backlinks to a website. We know how important backlinks are to a website. So, every webpage owner started to overuse it.
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How to choose your bookmark site
This is for people who use the bookmarking site as a page owner. A webpage owner needs to be very careful when he creates a bookmark of a webpage. It is not like the wild old days. There are million people who are trying to do the same thing as you these days. Hence, Google algorithm knows and tracks your work.
Rule of Thumb: Always ensure the website from which the backlink is created has a DA value more than 40
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- Save your favourite page for later reference
- Access your saved page anywhere that has internet access
- Help with backlink building
- Bring in Traffic if used properly
List of Bookmarking Sites