Online marketing can be tiring! That’s where UpCity comes in. As a trusted advocate for small businesses, we’re here to navigate you through the piles of confusing and suspicious offers. UpCity will lead you in the right direction by providing easy insights and simple solutions for your business marketing plan. Members receive an in-depth, personalized action plan to help optimize their site, and our team is here to help you along the way. Each week, we’re featuring a comprehensive look at one of the recommended tasks built into the UpCity software.

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Founded in 2003 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2011, Delicious is a popular discovery and 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 content and eventually promoting information about your business. This sharing activity elevates your online visibility and overall relevancy.

Here’s our step-by-step guide to getting active on Delicious!

Create Your Delicious Account

Step 1. Start at Delicious.com.

Step 2. Click “Sign Up” in the top right-hand corner of the site.

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Step 3. At this point, you’ll have the option to sign up with either your Twitter, Facebook, or Google Plus social accounts. Alternatively, you can sign up with your email address. For the purposes of this guide, go ahead and sign up with your email to continue.

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Step 4. Enter your Full Name, Email, Username, and Password. Toggle whether or not you want to stay in the loop with Delicious Trending topics. Finish by clicking “Sign Up for Delicious.”

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Step 5. Now you’re in! Simple right?

Submit Your Content Links to Delicious

Step 1. Now we’re going to take part in the simple process of submitting your website links. Click “Add Link” in the left navigation bar.

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Step 2. Once you drop your link into the window and click “Add link,” you’ll be able to add tags and a description. Fill in as much as you think is necessary to describe your link in tags (by using your own words or those suggested) and write in a short description of your link.

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Once complete, hit “Save link.”

Best Practices for Delicious

  • Consider bookmarking your site and a few other useful websites or specific articles in your industry, so that other users will find your Delicious account’s collection valuable.
  • You can read this guide for additional on Delicious, and click here for more information on the platform’s background.

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.

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