Alex Bennert, Director of Client Services, Beyond Ink is modding up this panel.
Lee Odden, TopRank Online Marketing is up first.
Browser Bookmarks: - Save for future reference - Difficult to manage - Navigation issues - Single location access
Web Based Bookmarks: - One click saving - Tagging - Sharing - Wisdom of crowds - RSS - Portal
Social Media consists of social news and social bookmarks.
Social News: - Digg - Netscape - Reddit
Social Bookmarks: - Del.icio.us - Furl - Google Bookmarks
He recommends 301url.com/social-bookmarks is a great resources.
Ways to show bookmarks: - Text - Icon - Combination - Drop downs - Fold downs - Fold out - Pop up
Tools: - Alex King plugin for WordPress named Share This - AddThis.com
Tips: - Become a user first - Pick a tool - Place buttons prominently - Dont overkill it - Match bookmarks with audience - Monitor traffic - Not limited to just blogs
Todd Malicoat, Independent Search Engine Marketing Consultant, stuntdubl to talk more about Del.icio.us.
Why Del.ico.us? - It is all about the links for Todd - Being in front of a large audience, a large audience - The anchor text rocks on these sites - They are real bookmarks so you get repeat traffic and loyal visitors - This is real traffic - This helps build your search traffic by getting you more links and more impressions - These are smart, savvy, successful people who use delicious
Delicious Tips: - Coordinate the launch (you need help from others, 30 - 50 friends within a 24 hour period) - Ask friends via IM, etc... - Put the links on your site, use call to actions - Tagometer - Delicious Firefox Plugin - FeedBurners FeedFlare
Michael Gray, Owner, Atlas Web Service is last up.
How to use bookmarking sites to boost your stuff.
Research for Social Media: - Find out what working - Find out whats not working - Discover trends - Discover key players - Identify any competitors - Find out whos saying good or bad things about you
RSS is a great tool - Its Big - Fast - Easy - Orange :)
Research on Digg: - Look to see what stories for that subject in a keyword search has been buried (if you need to know how to do this, comment) - Use Yahoo to Search on Netscape since netscape doesn't have an internal search feature - Some stories have carryover onto multiple social bookmarking sites, so watch for patterns
Research on StumbleUpon: - He explains how it works - You can see a person's profile and see what they submit
Research Using Delicious - You can see who bookmarked things - You can see what tags they used, when they did it, etc. - Delicious has networking features
Track Your Company Name and your Competitors - Rep management - Google Alerts, Google News, Yahoo NEws - Track URLs, etc.