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DIY – Delicious Social Bookmarking Site Manual: A How To Guide To Using del.icio.us

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  • 10 Jun 2010

Use this Delicious Tutorial to read more about what Delicious is and what it means for your business online.

What is Delicious??

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious
greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet. For more information about Delicious Click Here.

Why does Cal Coast Web Design Use Delicious??

Delicious is a great site to get indexable back links using keywords to a web site. You can list and link back to any type of web site service or product. This is used to drive traffic to web sites and help with quality back links for both ranking purposes and just more traffic in general.

Creating a Delicious Account

  1. Visit https://secure.delicious.com/register
  2. Fill out information, first name, last name, email, username, password etc. Please use personal information, this is your account.
  3. Add Buttons – You can add buttons to your browser so you can easily add sites to delicious. You can download the toolbar or move on by click skip this step.
  4. Import Other Toolbars – If you have bookmarks stored in your browser, you can use this tool to transfer a copy of them into Delicious. If you are not interested click
    Skip to Step 3.
  5. You can now start looking around and learn how to use Delicious.

Adding Friends to Your Account

  1. Log into your Delicious Account
  2. Search for categories you are interested in so you can make friends with common interests. Example: real estate, fashion, handbags etc.
  3. A list of items related to your topic will appear below each one you will see member names. Click on the member names to view their profile.
  4. Click Add to my Network in the top right corner

Submitting A Link To Delicious

  1. Log into your Delicious Account
  2. Click on My Bookmarks from the drop down navigation up top
  3. Click Save A New Bookmark
  4. Type in exact URL
  5. Fill in title, it will pull the meta title from the web page you can leave that as is.
  6. Add comments to the notes section about why you like the web sit or information provided.
  7. Fill out tags section with descriptive keywords
  8. Submit

Ongoing Delicious Maintenance Items

  1. Spend at least 15 minutes each month adding new friends. You can add up to 15 friends to your network in just 15 minutes.
  2. Add your own favorite sites to Delicious, spend at least 15 minutes each month adding other sites to your delicious account.

Remember this is your personal account and you can have fun with it!

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