Using Google Bookmarks [Tutorial Video]

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google bookmarks listingThere is an ENORMOUS amount of information that is put in front of us each day on the web. Google Bookmarks is what I am featuring today to help you find "that article" again when you have more time to read through it. Perhaps it is an article that has great info and you know there will be opportunities to share with somebody else later. Put it into your bookmarks list and you will be able to find it!

What makes google bookmarks successful is that it allows you to tag your favorites with "labels" (or in other words, keywords). When you tag a post, think of keywords that you know will come to your mind in the future when you are searching for it again. For me, I can often think of the author of the article as well. So I always add that as one of the tags to the bookmark.

One important concept that I will emphasize in the video below, is in regards to being consistent. When you pick keywords, be sure and pick the same keywords again for other articles that match. In Google Bookmarks, watch as you type for the pop-up listing of previously used tags. When you see a previously used tag, pick it! That way your groups will be more usable. If you don't, you might have your categories split up. For instance, "first time home buyer" and "first time homebuyers" - a split over the 's' :(

Let's get into the video tutorial now! (btw vbloggers group, I stepped up to the "get in front of the camera challenge" -- gotta do what I'm always telling you to do! :)

video runtime: 10m 16s

Show Notes/Links:
My previous article about Google Bookmarks
(which includes how to create the toolbar buttons that you WILL NEED)

Google Bookmarks
(where you will need to go when you are ready to start!) 


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Ray Waisler
Finance of America - Atlanta, GA
NMLS #6621 - Specializing in Jumbo FHA & VA

Craig, once again you have wowed me you the vast knowledge you posess. Couldn't help myself, but I had to subscribe to your blog.

May 28, 2011 11:39 AM #43
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Brenda/Ron - yes, head back to that one, a fav tip of mine! :: Erica - google all the way! me too :: Anthony - glad you like, thanks! :: Richard - great that you had this, hope I can fine tune it for you, leverage those keywords! :: Christine - I haven't looked back since I discovered it :: Ray - very happy to hear those words! :)

May 28, 2011 12:51 PM #44
Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Craig -- I was looking for a way to do this. Heard about Evernote and had that in my notes to check out. I'll just use this -- very simple. Thanks!

May 28, 2011 03:54 PM #45
Joe Lane Richland
Kennewick Richland (and West) Pasco WA Homes For Sale - Richland, WA
WA Realtor, 509.438.9344

Very informative video.  I think being able to tag bookmarks has put me over the top to start using Chrome.  :)

May 28, 2011 05:18 PM #46
Robert Courtney
Lihue, HI
Century 21 All Islands, RA, CDPE, MCRE, CIAS

Craig - Liked the pace of the video.  I can do this.

May 28, 2011 06:13 PM #47
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Craig--your posts are always so great.  I have never used Google bookmarks but now I'm ready to!  Thanks. 

May 29, 2011 12:23 AM #48
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Barbara - I agree about evernote, I've almost signed up but found these other tools are working quite nicely for me! :: Joe - I'm all for you using chrome (my favorite browser) but just to be fair to the other browsers, you can do this in any of them :: Robert - I like the video tutorial format, I hope to do more soon, thanks :: Janet - glad you learned something new, I love to hear that! :)

May 29, 2011 01:04 AM #49
Derk Simonson
ReMax Coastal Properties La Jolla and Pacific Beach, San Diego - La Jolla, CA
Ex-builder, long time Realtor

Hi Craig - Thanks for doing a video.  I was able to really comprehend the steps and and the concept.  I have great difficulty with text explanations of tech stuff because the unfamiliar tech terminology alone throws me, let alone the ability to grasp the explanation.  As an illustration, I would be able to better exlain what I'm trying to say if I did a video.  Also, please, I would have liked you to show me how to add Google Bookmarks to my toolbar.

May 29, 2011 04:47 AM #50
Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
Your Marketing Master

Great info Craig. I will need to start using this so I can find things faster!

May 29, 2011 09:57 AM #51
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Derk - I like to videos and understand it is easier to follow... they take a little longer to prep, but stay tuned more coming! :: Gerard - it is a timesaver, I can attest to it after having used it a while! :)

May 29, 2011 11:22 AM #52
Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

Thank you, Craig. This is such a useful lesson. I read many great articles on Google before, only never to find them again. Now I know how to retrieve them whenever I want. Thank you very much.

May 30, 2011 04:16 AM #53
Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL
SaraMana Properties - - Bradenton, FL - Listings In Paradise

Good information Craig! THank you for sharing it with us!

May 30, 2011 06:09 AM #54
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., ABR, GRI, SRES - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

I haven't used google bookmarks and will look into it now after reading your post, thank you!

May 30, 2011 11:38 AM #55
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Elizbeth - the great thing about google bookmarks is that you can tag your favorites all over the web (not just in activerain) and secondly by adding your own keywords, you can build a real index that works for you to locate an article again when you need it! thanks as always, glad to see you :: John - you are very welcome :: Patricia - I hope you get a chance to use it, it really helps! :)

May 30, 2011 11:47 AM #56
Steve Stenros
Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula - San Diego, CA
CREIA MCI, ICC, ACI Home Inspector,San Diego

Thanks for the useful information, Craig! I've never used Google Bookmarks.

May 31, 2011 08:50 AM #57
Rebekah Radice
Imagine WOW! Digital Marketing Agency - Burbank, CA
Social Media Marketing, Coaching & Training

I found this via your comment on Mimi's post.  I love the Google bookmark feature.  Thanks for the video - it's a great explanation!

Jun 05, 2011 02:15 AM #58
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Steve - thanks for commenting, glad to see you

Rebekah - happy that you hopped over here to check it out - gb+ is one of my fav clicks :)

Jun 05, 2011 03:13 AM #59
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I just reblogged with this notation:

I also use Delicious but Google has so much cool stuff you can keep it simple and go this route. I am really anxious for the icloud to come out the Fall from Apple. My bookmarks are not syncing correctly on Mobile Me so this is not connected on my stuff to avoid all the error messages. This might be the best solution for now!

Jun 19, 2011 03:32 AM #60
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Craig,  Thanks for digging all this stuff up for us then sharing it in an easy to understand format.  I love most Google apps and I now I know how to better organize my bookmarks and retrieve all these great AR articles. I'm a newbie but loving all of this! See you in the Rain!

Jul 16, 2011 03:58 AM #61
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Hi Craig,

There is a reason I don't delete the Active Rain Daily Drops I get until I've had a chance to go through them and that is because I don't want to miss out on what the staff has featured!  This is great information!  Thanks so much!  Now that I'm subscribing to your blogs though, I hopefully won't miss any! 

Jul 22, 2011 02:08 PM #62
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