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Background on Diigo

Diigo stands for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff.” Diigo is a quality social bookmarking site. Social bookmarking sites allow users to discover, categorize, and share useful content and information.

They are great tools to promote yourself as an authority by sharing relevant information and eventually promoting information about your business. This sharing activity elevates your online visibility and overall relevancy.

In today’s guide, we’ll show you how to create an account on Diigo and install the necessary extension on your browser.

Step 1. Start at

Step 2. Click either “Sign up” on the top right of the page or “Get Diigo Now. Free!” to get started. 

Step 3. Click the green “Free” plan.


Step 4. Next, put in your Username, Password, and Email. Click “I’m not a robot” and hit “Create Account.”


Step 5. Click the confirmation link in your email to activate your account, and you’ll complete the process!

Step 6. You haven’t finished yet though. In order to actually use Diigo, you’ll have to sign into the platform. You’ll immediately be prompted to download the Diigo extension for your browser. Follow the instructions on your screen so you can start bookmarking and sharing content to Diigo.


Here’s the link to Diigo’s Google Chrome extension.

Best Practices for Diigo

  • Consider bookmarking your own site and a few other useful websites or specific articles in your industry, so that other users will find your Diigo account’s bookmarks valuable.
  • You can read through the user forum or check out the help section for more information on Diigo.
  • Click here to learn more details about Diigo.

UpCity members, please follow the pathway to complete this task in your UpCity account: Optimize Your Presence > Expand Your Presence > Social 102: Top Social Sites.