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Written by David Harry   
Tuesday, 04 March 2008 19:59

Social Media Marketing; 108 Sites that don't suck

A while ago as part of my research into Social Media Marketing, I rooted through some lists of various social sites to really see what there was out there. If you remember the recent, Value of SMM post, one of my concerns is the ability of SMM to be universal in it's application. Now there are obviously thousands of social sites out there of all shapes and sizes... problem is that many are sparsely populated and unlikely to be of much value to user and marketer alike.

So I decided to start a master list of Social Media/Networking type sites that seemed to have some life happening. Once I was looking at it I thought I might as well share it with ya'll, (isn't sharing the best part about being social?) ..... This list is by no means exhaustive, but I had to go through lists containing 100’s to get to the real meat. So enjoy and come back often as I shall do my best to keep it relevant.

If you’d like to suggest one, (leave a comment) - make sure it actually has a few members or is on the rise… a list with garbage is useless. Also, if there is a site on this list you feel should be nuked, let me know as well…

Without further ado, here are some locales to suit almost any occasion in your programs;

Social Networking

MySpace
Facebook
Twitter
Reunion.com
Bebo

Multiply over 30 crowd.
Eons - over 50
Hi5
Windows Live Spaces
Zaadz
Friendster

Social Book Marking

De.licio.us
StumbleUpon
Reddit
Squidoo
Spurl
Furl
Ma.gnolia
Clip Mark

BlinkList
Tagged
Tag World
Linkroll
Netvouz
Only Wire
Yahoo My Web 2.0

Social Media

Digg
Mixx
Favs
Fark
Furl
Techmeme

Kuro5hin
Newsvine
NowPublic
Shoutwire
Wikio
Megite

Multimedia

YouTube
Flickr
Foto Log
Flixster
PhotoBucket

MetaCafe
Veoh
WebShots
Video Swift
Xanga

 

Blogging

Technorati
Bloglines
MyBlogLog
BlogMarks
Blog Hop
Blogmarks

BlogPulse
IceRocket
Kinja
TailRank
Live Journal
BlogMemes


Social/Meta Search

Mahalo
Ambedo
PreFound
Agent 55
Sproose
URL.com

Gravee
Oozm
Folkd
iRazoo
AfterVote
Earth Frisk

 

 

Niches

 

Business Networking

LinkedIn 

Ekaweeka Small Business
Orkut

 

Business and Marketing News

Sphinn
Small Business Brief
Social Media Today

PlugIM
Bad SEO (Dave fave)

 

Social Shopping

Kaboodle
Shoppers Base
Agent B
Product Clash

All consuming
Desires In
Boxed Up
Style Feeder

 

Book Club

Library Anything
Books Well Read

Chain Reading
What should I read next

 

Other;

 Educational/Research

Connotea - Wiki Matrix -

Kids

Club Penguin - KidLinkz -

Fashion

StyleFeeder - Stylehive

Automotive

Auto Spies

School Daze

My Year Book - Classmates Online

 Technology/Computing

TweakO - Linux Questions -

Family/Parenting/Lifestyle

SK-RT

 Video/Web Games

Millions Of Games - uGame -

Entertainment

BuzzNet - Fan Pop -

 Food and Drink

Corkd

Anyone want to help and do some short reviews on these? I would have done so, but I am just way too busy at the moment. Be sure to let me know in the comments about any revisions/additions you may have... help is always appreciated :0)

... and stay tuned for gripping conclusion to 'the Value of Social Media Marketing' when we have some guest riders passing along pearls of wisdom towards capturing the essence of working social marketing. Look for it REAL soon...

 

Comments  

 
0 # Andy Beard 2008-03-05 17:31
Techmeme
Megite.com

I might be biased, but I am seeing a good boost from Blogcatalog with the inclusion of the new dashboard, and friendfeed has real promise.

It is not just direct traffic, but the potential for those sources to drive additional links and traffic.
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0 # Dave 2008-03-05 18:05
Hi Andy.... added... 108 sites that don't suck now :0)

I think I was after a list that I could peruse when looking at client projects to try and tighten up the relevance of the campaigns. Targeted traffic and inks are always primo as you know, so the more options available the better.

I have noticed some bump action from BC and also find we get traffic from Bloglines as well (on various properties). Exposure helps on many levels (SEO, SMM, CRM etc..)

Hopefully this list will grow over time...
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0 # robert 2008-03-23 15:26
Ive seen great results from using Mister-wong.com for social bookmarking.
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0 # Ted 2008-04-06 17:02
We've just started a new site that has a lot of similarities with the SMM sites that you listed, but ours is a bit different (pause for laughter, they all say that)

Yearblook is a competition to find each day
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0 # Ted 2008-04-06 17:02
Yearblook is a competition to find each day
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0 # Ted 2008-04-06 17:03
Yearblook is a competition to find the best blog posts of each day. At the end of the year, the 365 best posts (1 from each day) will be published in a book (a real, printed book, you will find it on Amazon).

www.yearblook.com
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0 # Jhangora 2008-12-25 23:20
I guess Social Media Integration is the buzz word these days. Would be great if u cud make a post on the topic. I'll provide a link to this post on my blog post on using Social Nedia to promote blogs. Thanx a lot for the nicely presented info.
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0 # Brad Mcbride 2009-05-25 15:25
Whats with non-competitive sites not wanting to exchange links? Is it just that most sites are not run by the webmaster? P.Sp. Twitter is an excellent source for backlinks if you can avoid looking like a spammer.
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