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HOW SOCIAL BOOKMARKING CAN BE USED FOR VIRAL TOBACCO MERCHANT ACCOUNT MARKETING

It is a well known fact that, today, social networking is the hottest trend in the online world and more and more people are getting hooked to this trend each day. Due to this, social networking web sites have become extremely popular with most of the internet users.

“Social Bookmarking” is a way to manage, organise and store bookmarks of their favourite web sites on the internet instead of having them on their own browser. The online bookmarks are generally ordered chronologically based on the relevant tags and keywords. This process is also referred to as “Social Tagging”.

In technical terms, “Social Tagging” is a way by which online users add “metadata” to “shared content”, to help other internet users who have similar interests to find them easily. The social book marks can be make public or it can be kept as private, where only you will be able to access it or you can share it with particular groups within a specific domain.

Benefits of social bookmarking

People who travel a lot and who have to access their bookmarks from multiple computers cannot store their book marks on their PC’s browser. Also, if you have several book marks it will become unmanageable and messy if you store it on your computer. Hence, you can use social bookmarking to overcome these problems.

If you have your bookmarks stored on social bookmarking sites you will be able to access your bookmarks from any computer, situated any where on the globe.

There are several social bookmarking sites and you have to register with any one of these sites to start social bookmarking.

Given below are a few of the social bookmarking web sites that are available on the net:

  • Furl
  • Blinklist
  • Reddit
  • Propeller
  • Technorati
  • Stumbleupon

Viral marketing effects

The primary aim of using social bookmarking in viral marketing is to share the links to your blog and also other resourceful and informational web sites which is useful to you.

By doing this, you are hitting 2 targets with 1 stone; you will be increasing the exposure of your own website and you will also be promoting other people’s content.

Others might return this favour and bookmark your site which is beneficial for all the parties in the long term.

However, be careful not to fill your site with too many affiliate or marketing related links because this will provoke a few internet users to discontinue your web feed. These internet users will also mark you as a spammer, making your social bookmarking efforts to be wasted.

You need to strike a proper balance between being ethical and offering useful services to other internet users while advertising your own content. This will make sure that you are morally correct and use social bookmarking as a viral marketing tool.

If you do it right, you will be able to achieve very good results by sharing information or links that was interesting to you. Contact one of our helpful account representatives to assist you in the setup of a high risk merchant account or offshore merchant account for a high risk merchant.