There are two game-changing bookmark habits that I want to share with you so that you can fall in love with Chrome Bookmarks all over again (or for the first time).

Without further ado:

  1. Bookmark DEEP links (rather than home pages)
  2. Use bookmark FOLDERS (to keep clutter at bay and find bookmarks faster)

Let’s start by digging deeper – to bookmarking deep links. What do I mean by that?

I mean bookmarking things like…

  • specific articles or blog posts,
  • Google Docs/Sheets,
  • Facebook Ad reports,
  • Facebook Groups,
  • Gmail labels,
  • Asana projects,
  • specific online course modules or lessons,
  • WordPress Admin pages,
  • Google Drive folders,
  • Active Campaign reports,
  • the webpage inside that lists your Zoom Recordings,
  • that elaborate mind-map you’re working on,
  • help desk articles for a particular app,
  • SOPs (yours? your clients’?)
  • specific videos,
  • the login page to your online banking and/or
  • your budget… and so on and so on

That’s what I mean when I suggest bookmarking deep links, rather than home pages (not that you shouldn’t bookmark home pages at all, just think… deeper (yep, I did that)).

Once you start bookmarking like this, you’ll see how much more functional your bookmarks become and add your own list of ideas!

Why bookmark DEEP?

Because those are the pages that are harder to find (quickly) when you need them, and that you’ll be glad to have one-click away.

And this is also where having bookmark FOLDERS is an additional game-changer

Create a bookmarks folder for every online course you’re taking, or program you’re in. And then, in that folder: bookmark the course. The PDFs. The Google Docs/Sheets. The websites referenced. The applications recommended. You’re favorite lessons that you’re going to want to watch a second and third time.

Create a bookmarks folder for every client you’re working for. And then, in that folder: bookmark the client’s Google Drive folder. Their website(s). Login pages. Applications you use on their behalf.

Create a bookmarks folder for every grouping of tasks you do or reports you run or software you operate. (You get the idea.)

Have you been unknowingly underestimating the value of Chrome Bookmarks?

Perhaps, yes – but you don’t know what you don’t know… and now you know better!