Video by Prestones
Added Aug 12, 2015

Author Prestones
2015
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There are times when you'd like to return to a specific blog or training at Wealthy Affiliate, but unless you bookmark its location there's a good chance you'll lose track of it!

Internal bookmarking system at WA


There is an internal bookmarking system here at Wealthy Affiliate. Carson explains it well at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson/blog/a-new-...

That internal bookmarking system served me well - until the number of pages I was trying to save extended past the bottom of my browser page. I found that I occasionally had trouble scrolling down to access bookmarks at the bottom of the list.

I found I had to resort to conventional bookmarking, using the bookmarking system built into Firefox. All browsers have the capability to save an organized list of your favorite sites, and should be able to accommodate your needs.

You can bookmark comments too!


I tend to run on and on when responding to questions, so I like to be able to reference my answers later, for a couple of reasons:

  • I may use the material in the answers as fuel for a blog post - I have comments run to 700 words!
  • I may want to refer others to my previous answer - so I don't feel the need to write another lengthy response if the same question comes up.

You may find you'd like to bookmark a comment of interest, especially if it's somewhere in the middle of hundreds of comments on a page that Kyle or Carson made available to the entire membership.

Regardless of the reason, there is a way to bookmark comments - even if it is a bit more work. Skip forward to about 1:38 in the video above to see how it's done.

Best of luck in your efforts!

Dennis

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Whatknots Premium
Thank you Dennis. I have been copying the information that I thought I would like to read again later and pasting it into a word document. I should of believed in the WA help and support and queried - How to bookmark a site - earlier.

This is a very useful tool to know, especially as Im still getting through the training.
Thanks
Paula
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WelcomeMM Premium
I am new to this WA and never realised that bookmarking is quite so useful. At times I have wanted to bookmark a training or some tips but this makes it quite more easy.

Thank you for sharing this useful information.
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Nancy20 Premium
This is wonderful thank you for making the video.
Nancy
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phoeby123 Premium
Are you cleaning up bookmarks every once in a while? This could accumulate into quite the library.
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sdawson Premium
Thanks I can use this. - Shirley
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terrypectol Premium
boy I needed that , thanks
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Merns Premium
Thanks for this tutorial, Dennis. I'm a newbie so bookmarking helps.
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Prestones Premium
Good to hear that you found useful information here Myrna!

Now you just need to decide which of the thousands of pages here need to be bookmarked ;)

Dennis
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DJ-Yogi Premium
Thanks for the inspiration and explanation. I've overlooked the bookmarking star so far.
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Prestones Premium
Greetings Dirk!

Glad to hear the bookmarking may do you some good. Even more glad to hear you've been successful online and are able to follow your dream and travel!

Dennis
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ChrisGooden Premium
WooHoo, I'm famous. One of the bookmarks in your video is my blog. Excellent. Cheers.

Yes, I've had to resort to spreadsheets now. Sometimes the WA bookmark list stops halfway down and won't scroll to the bottom.

But that "inspect element" trick is magnificent.
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Prestones Premium
Glad to hear you can make use of bookmarked comments Chris!

I finally gave up and moved my WA bookmarks to the browser - for exactly the reason you cited (can't scroll down).

It's good to have you stop by and visit!

Dennis
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mskauai Premium
Thank you for this tutorial on How To Bookmark...

...and I want to add that the video was very effective -- very easy to follow along, and it SHOWED me "How To", as opposed to just TELLING me in a written blog... works for me !!

Mahalo,
Holly
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Prestones Premium
Excellent Holly!

It's great to hear from others that find value in my scratchings ;)

Dennis
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SamiWilliams Premium
Dennis,
Thank you for clearly explaining these options! All tutorials on a beginner level are appreciated
Sami
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Prestones Premium
Hi Sami!

I frequently wade in over my head, and have to spend the time to break things down enough that I can fit them neatly onto shelves of things I do understand.

I guess you could look at it as a bit of mental digestion!

Dennis
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SamiWilliams Premium
Are there any antacids available?
Sami
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WilliamBoyle Premium
Dennis I forgot another very fast way to save this great training is to drag the url and drop it on the desktop. You will want to reduce the screen down so you can see a part of the desktop to drop the entire url/website. I have pretty much given up on bookmarking, I don't seam to go back to them enough. So now I just drag the url and drop it on my desktop and into a folder of complete sites. I guess it's kinda like a very fast and lazy way to do this. LOL
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Prestones Premium
I have no problem with fast and lazy William ;)

It's an easy, worthwhile, and self-reinforcing behavior to slip into!

Dennis
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RobVallair Premium
Fantastic tool. Thanks
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Prestones Premium
Greetings Rob!

Glad to hear you see the method in my madness ;)

I hope it serves you well in future pages & posts - and anywhere else you may find to apply the technique!

Dennis
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Marcus1978 Premium
Good training video.

Personally, I use two different methods again. For anything here that I want to come back to, like training, I put it in my task list in a program I have called EfficientPIM. For useful tools, I actually have a folder on my HD that I save shortcuts to. I do it this way now because I eventually found the browser bookmarking thing didn't really work for me. It's hassle if you set up a new Google account and you've not got your bookmarks anymore, you would have to import them. I just thought it was easier to have them stored in a folder instead.

it looks like you have loads of things bookmarked. Personally, I would find that more of a hindrance than a help. In the past, when I've had lots of bookmarks saved in my browser, I would find that I wouldn't bother revisiting most of them.
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Prestones Premium
You're right Marcus - I have a fair number of things bookmarked.

I found that if I go to the URL field and type what I'm looking for, it'll scan the bookmarked items (as well as anything in by browser history) to give me hints as to what I might be looking for.

Google Desktop helps further by indexing everything on any hard drive / usb stick - including my email and calendar. It'll give me results - fast - and even let me sort by type of file or date of email.

You're right though. In the end, it all comes back to the gray matter between your ears to pull it all together.

Hopefully mine is up to the task!

Dennis
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PeterShelton Premium
Thank you Dennis, I found the method of bookmarking specific comments really helpful and well explained
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Prestones Premium
Great to hear Peter!

It became a bit of an issue trying to keep everything organized and available, given all the information available on the site. Glad to hear it will do you some good!

Dennis
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks Dennis, this is perfect and what great timing! I have on my to do list to organize useful blogs/trainings. Right now I have stuff book marked internally (lots of if) as well as saved email notifications to ones I haven't been sure what to do with.

I like the idea of setting up bookmarks within firefox. I will probably also end up making a spreadsheet for some specific comments I want to be able to refer back to
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Prestones Premium
Excellent Tanja!

Great to hear you've found *lots* of useful information to bookmark, and great to hear you have the beginnings of a system to index and organize it all.

The learning never stops...

Dennis
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TanjaRita Premium
haha, I have the beginnings of a system in my head. Now to get it all organized. That is on my list for tomorrow morning.
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WilliamBoyle Premium
Thanks Dennis! Of course if something jumps off the page at you for example one can go the fast route and capture parts of the page and save it to a graphics file on their desktop. I also use Chrome and Firefox (don't like IE and ActiveX) my bookmarks go way below my 24" monitor. So by doing a screen capture I then drop it into a folder on the desktop ably named WAxxx. Mam I really need to do some house cleaning on my bookmarks! LOL

William :)


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Prestones Premium
Great idea William!

Necessity being the mother of invention... you had a need, and came up with a solution :)

Excellent!

Dennis
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Dennis thanks for sharing this , so simple when you know how. My tool box is filling up with good stuff.
Alexander
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Prestones Premium
That was part of my problem Alexander.

There's so much good stuff here that I was being buried.

Now I have ways to keep it under control, and all I need is a plugin for 26 hour days!

Dennis
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johnwnewman Premium
Excellent training Dennis! A couple of great ideas here for bookmarking some of the great stuff here at WA!
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Prestones Premium
Greetings John!

I get confused easily, and coming up with ways to bookmark information here at WA was done in self defense ;)

Best of luck with your efforts!

Dennis
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MarionBlack Premium
Well! That beats my clunky way of bookmarking individual comments (I was viewing the source code and searching for specific text). I'm always learning something from you Dennis. Thank you. ~Marion
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Prestones Premium
Thanks Marion!

It's good to know someone is keeping an eye on my postings. You never know when I'm going to have a bit of a mental meltdown and publish a lemon ;)

Dennis
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markstrayer Premium
That's great info I had been saving to my favorites outside WA. Glad to see how to keep it all in side the sight.
THANKS!
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Danamy5 Premium
There is such a wealth of information here and it would be so easy to lose track of. Glad to see you moving forward. Continued good luck to you Mark.

Dan
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Prestones Premium
It's good to have options Mark!

Dennis
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Danamy5 Premium
Thank you for the info on 3 ways to bookmark. Hopefully that will keep me from having a harder time tracking things as I have read so many insightful and helpful tips.
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Prestones Premium
Greetings Dan!

The challenge for me here has been to try to wrap my head around all the information that's available. Since I haven't been able to do that, the next best thing was to find a way to access it again when I needed it - and bookmarks of one kind or another help immensely!

Best of luck in your efforts!

Dennis
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Danamy5 Premium
Thank you again so much. I can't believe all the wonderful instruction I have come across during my very first week as a premium member. Bits and pieces come together and then I stumble upon some more. It seems to be never ending. Is this the "Neverending Story"? If it is, I'm excited to be aboard.

Dan
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Loes Premium
My bookmarks here on wa will not scroll down when the blog is to short, so when I want to look through my bookmarks I go to the give and take comments thread, that one is long enough:) And I can scroll down the whole row:) I think I am going to follow your example for firefox
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Prestones Premium
That's what happened to me Loes.

If the page was too short, I had to change to a lengthier page to see all my bookmarks. After a few such episodes, I remembered I could simply use the browser's bookmarking facility!

Dennis
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EKautz Premium
That is certainly a pain - I wonder though if Support can fix that as it seems to be WA specific and not an individual PC/software issue.

hhhmmmmmm....

ROCK ON!
E
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Prestones Premium
I used to be of the same mind Eric.

If I had a problem, I'd find a solution that actually fixed the problem.

Now I'm OK with finding a workaround and getting on with it ;)

Dennis
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Mark1957 Premium
I have bookmarked your bookmarking tips Dennis, only hope I can find them in the bookmarked bookmark list.....I think!
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Prestones Premium
Be careful Mark!

You're dangerously close to an infinite bookmarking loop!

... my inner Geek has spoken ;)

Dennis
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Mark1957 Premium
I'm on a Windows 10 perpetual reboot Dennis, I can't get off!!

Perhaps I should rephrase that......what the heck, it's past the watershed here, no kids up now!!
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Prestones Premium
The possible responses to your comment boggle the mind Mark.

As I write, 6 different responses are arguing for control of my hands to find their way to the Internet.

I'll get back as soon as there's a clear winner ;)

Dennis

Perhaps this will help?
http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-cumulative-update-causes-reboot-loop-havoc-for-some-users
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks for the link Dennis, I haven't actually gone for 10 yet but I've (here we go again) bookmarked the site for when I do...hahaha

I'd forget the possible responses Dennis, they don't bear thinking about!

Cheers
Mark
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CDesChane Premium
Thanks Dennis, this was great to know.
Cheri'
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Prestones Premium
Glad to hear you enjoyed it Cheri!

Judging by your profile picture, you've enjoyed the wisdom of Maxine as well ;)

Dennis
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CDesChane Premium
Yes I love Maxine.
Cheri'
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Darwyn Premium
Dennis, this is so useful to know, I am also at the moment running out of space in the internal WA bookmarks! Running off the page. Thanks for this. I will give a shot for sure.
Cheers
Darwyn
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Prestones Premium
Hi Darwyn -

All it takes is a little nudge to remember what you already knew!

Dennis
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boomergp08 Premium
Great Training Dennis!

At least I now know for sure that some of my trainings have been bookmarked by you. I saw one of my training tutorials in your Firefox list. Awesome! :-)
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Prestones Premium
Hey Robert - how embarrassing! Caught with my bookmarks exposed!

<chuckle>

Dennis
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boomergp08 Premium
Obviously I had to pause the video search your list. :-)
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Prestones Premium
Kidding aside Robert, I'm glad to see you took the time to take a look.

Thanks!

Dennis
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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