500+ social media networks – AND they’re ALL YOURS

Access to over 500+ social media networks for free by using these methods!  Enjoy:

If you’re in the SEO business and you’re looking to create profiles, engage with people and talk about your brand (oh, and of course, get some great backlinks in the process) you’re probably used to searching high and low for different social media websites to sign up to.  And, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably always on the lookout for new places to make your mark, whether these are networks, bookmarking websites or article driven community hubs..

The search is over!  100s of social media networks!

Stop your search and let me share with you my five best kept secrets.  These are five websites that contain hundreds of links to social networking websites.  Some are arranged by niche, others by function.

I promise, these will give you fuel for weeks:

1.  150+ social networks, categorised by niche:

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With over 50 different categories and hundreds of websites listed, you’re sure to find a social networking site that will help you build relevant links and engage with interested people.  Is beer your thing?  There’s a network for that.  What about pets or politics?  Religion? Shopping? Smoking? Sport? Spanish? Real estate? Travel? Education? Yep there are social networks for all those too.  A lot of the niche social networking sites linked ALSO have their own reviews too, conducted by the site’s owner.

Social networks categorised by niche:  Click here to visit.

2. 100 social media websites that pass PageRank:

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This list IS a little outdated (it’s from 2007) and there are several sites that a) no longer exist and b) have now opted to nofollow links BUT don’t be put off.  There are still LOTS of links on this site that are worth checking out.

100 social media websites that pass PageRank:  Click here to visit.

3. Over 350+ social media networks:

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This website was designed for users who’d like to check which social media websites and social networks they can still claim a branded profile on.  For example, I can search ‘SuperCarly’ and see out of the 350+ social media websites which I can then go and still claim!

But how does this help you build networks and profiles?

Well, in the top navigation, KnowEm provides a list of the services they’re currently tracking, all divided up by function.  For example, I can see roughly 30 blogging websites, 47 community sites and around 30 bookmarking sites and there are still a lot of other options to look through.  The site also contains social media networks for specialty niche areas too, like health, design, music, business, travel and news.  KnowEm offer a premium service too, so if you’re too busy, they can secure your brand name across all available social media networks on your behalf.  Bargain.

350+ social media networks:  Click here to visit.

4.  10 image bookmarking websites for backlinks:

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OK, this one will only keep you busy for one hour, but it’s worth it.  I’d never heard of these websites before I found this post.  You can sign up to most of them and create profile links and backlinks to your submissions, though two websites require invites before signing up (though you can email to request these.)  Plus, if you create a really good image and it goes viral, you get lovely free traffic!

A must for all designers and photographers. Businesses – you could get your staff to submit quirky photos to a couple of these sites?  Give them a try!

10 image bookmarking websites for backlinks:  Click here to visit.

5. 30+ social media networks on Ping.Fm

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I’m going to be honest and assume that a bunch of these websites ARE already contained in the 350+ list KnowEm provides…BUT I will say that I’ve already spotted one or two gems that don‘t appear to be on the KnowEm site, which is pretty useful!

Ping.FM boasts the ability to update a lot of  services from the same place, making your social media networks and social networking portals very easy to manage!

30+ social media networks on Ping.Fm:  Click here to visit.

I hope you’ve found these websites as useful as I have!

A big shout out to the owners who spent a lot of time collating these lists to share with us all.

Lastly, have you any similar resources to share?  I’d really appreciate it :-)

(Credit:  Icons.)

Comments

  1. Cheers for this Carly, dutifully bookmarked. I have these things coming out of my ears but glad someone else has taken the time to chop some up a bit further. [opens Excel] :)

  2. Cheers for this Carly, dutifully bookmarked. I have these things coming out of my ears but glad someone else has taken the time to chop some up a bit further. [opens Excel] :)

  3. Right that's my weekend gone! :(

  4. Right that's my weekend gone! :(

  5. You know you love it Rhys

  6. You know you love it Rhys

  7. im working on one based on country to help with multi-lingual site marketing
    http://www.markrushworth.com/ultimate-follow-so

  8. im working on one based on country to help with multi-lingual site marketing
    http://www.markrushworth.com/ultimate-follow-so

  9. Thanks Mark, already I've found your list useful for the .au social
    networking site! Carly.

  10. Thanks Mark, already I've found your list useful for the .au social
    networking site! Carly.

  11. Carly,

    First time here – found you because of the Sphinn. Thank you for bringing this “list of lists” together. It's an outstanding resource!

  12. Carly,

    First time here – found you because of the Sphinn. Thank you for bringing this “list of lists” together. It's an outstanding resource!

  13. Oh yeah – I'm bookmarking this article and renaming it “SuperCarly's Super List of Lists” :-)

  14. Oh yeah – I'm bookmarking this article and renaming it “SuperCarly's Super List of Lists” :-)

  15. Thanks, glad you've found the list useful, I certainly do! Later today I'm sharing my methods for uncovering niche communities around the web…. they might be helpful too, so check back if you get chance! Thanks, Carly.

  16. Thanks, glad you've found the list useful, I certainly do! Later today I'm sharing my methods for uncovering niche communities around the web…. they might be helpful too, so check back if you get chance! Thanks, Carly.

  17. Peterparker1977 says:

    It's good article. Can you give some examples how to use these media more effectively for business? As well as can we use it for Link Building?

  18. Peterparker1977 says:

    It's good article. Can you give some examples how to use these media more effectively for business? As well as can we use it for Link Building?

  19. Hey, if you look at my most recent post, I write a little about using niche communities for SEO and I'm planning on further developing that into another post too. But briefly, to use them effectively for business, you want to find appropriate, relevant places to post and engage with people who would be interested in your business or website. Think groups, communities, forums and similar.

    Imagine your website is quite niche and you're selling something like traveling trips around a particular coast or area, which you've been to several times yourself. The more you engage, help and converse with people also interested in traveling that area, you establish yourself as an 'expert'. Imagine if you did this quite frequently. Think of all those forum/community links where you've posted and how they point back to your profile. Your profile probably links to your own website….So, it's good for SEO, even if the link is nofollow – there's proof that Google DOES still follow them. Think of all that relevant content you've been writing too, all surrounding your profile. Nice! Lastly, as well as the SEO efforts, the links you can post and the profiles you can build, you'll be conversing with the exact audience who might buy from your site. Win win.

  20. Hey, if you look at my most recent post, I write a little about using niche communities for SEO and I'm planning on further developing that into another post too. But briefly, to use them effectively for business, you want to find appropriate, relevant places to post and engage with people who would be interested in your business or website. Think groups, communities, forums and similar.

    Imagine your website is quite niche and you're selling something like traveling trips around a particular coast or area, which you've been to several times yourself. The more you engage, help and converse with people also interested in traveling that area, you establish yourself as an 'expert'. Imagine if you did this quite frequently. Think of all those forum/community links where you've posted and how they point back to your profile. Your profile probably links to your own website….So, it's good for SEO, even if the link is nofollow – there's proof that Google DOES still follow them. Think of all that relevant content you've been writing too, all surrounding your profile. Nice! Lastly, as well as the SEO efforts, the links you can post and the profiles you can build, you'll be conversing with the exact audience who might buy from your site. Win win.

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