Almost every blog and news publication on web includes a small “save to del.icio.us” link or little del.icio.us box next to posts which entice users to save the story as a del.icio.us bookmark and share with other web users.
But with the popular new fancy buttons coming out from companies like Digg which show the amount of Diggs on a story, wouldn’t it be nice if del.icio.us put together an easy social 2.0 button which would not only allow readers to instantly bookmark a site or story, but also would show those readers how popular the story is by serving a preview of the amount of users who have bookmarked the story, and the most popular tags users have assigned to it?
The new del.icio.us Tagometer does just that!
Like simpler static widgets, it includes a button inviting readers to bookmark your page on del.icio.us. The Tagometer opens things up from there – using a JSON data feed from del.icio.us, the Tagometer includes an up-to-date count of others who’ve already bookmarked the page, as well as a fresh list of the top tags applied.
Visitors can click on the count to see more detail on who bookmarked your page, when they did it, and how they tagged it. The list of tags shows visitors why your page is interesting, and clicking on a tag takes them to similar sites on del.icio.us.
How can you add a Tagometer to your site? More on the del.icio.us blog.