Concerns that Delicious might be lost in the Microsoft- Yahoo! deal seem to have been waylaid with a slew of new features added to the oldest and arguably the best of the social bookmarking sites.

New features on Delicious included related tweets to new bookmarks, a fresh content tab (in addition to the existing ‘Popular’), and a ‘Send’ option to share your bookmarks.

For SEOs, delicious is once again a great place to combine your social media efforts in an easy to use process. By adding social bookmarks for your own and client’s content into your delicious account, and also tweeting the link to your followers, you can help push a link onto the Fresh content page. Careful tagging is always a good idea, eg by looking not just for trending topics, but those in the “Popular” section, as is consideration of headlines and descriptions.

There has always been a preponderance of website design bookmarks; hopefully this will now change as more fresh content is posted that comes from the new algorithm that includes popular Twitter topics.

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