Keep Track Of Your Links

Are you still using your browser’s old-school “bookmarks” menu overloaded with 2,000 links that you’ve accumulated over the past five years? My friend, there is a better way! 

I’m constantly coming across website and blog posts that I want to reference for later, but don’t want to clog up my bookmarks menu with. And some way to organize them and actually be able to find them later would be nice as well!

Enter one of my most-used freebie web tools: delicious.com

Delicious allows you to bookmark anything on the fly, save it in your own personal directory and tag it however you like. Delicious even helps you out by automatically showing you how others have tagged a page. You can also use delicious as a sharing site to show other people what you’re looking at and discover new sites, but truthfully I find it most useful for keeping track of my own web surfing.

Start by signing up with an account on delicious.com, then go here to download a tool for whatever browsers you use. Delicious is MUCH more useful when you can just hit one button on your web browser of choice and create a bookmark. My best hint is tag each page with more tags than you think you need. Sometimes you’ll look for something later and won’t remember whether you tagged it “Los Angeles” “LA” or “California” so go ahead and use all three when you’re tagging your bookmarks. It doesn’t hurt to have lots of tags and only helps to refine categories and find things easier later.

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.

Comments

  1. Cammi @ Cammi Lee Events says:

    I LOVE Delicious! It’s especially nice because you can save the sites that you like when you’re not at your own computer!

  2. My favorite part of delicious.com is the ability to search other people’s links. I’ve found some really interesting websites just by browsing around. The trick is to find users that share your same interests and then look through what else they’ve bookmarked.

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