Larry Brauner

Online social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook have become considerably heterogeneous over time. They support diverse agendas and activities.

One the other hand, social networking sites such as myYearbook or Linked In have retained their strictly social or business networking character.

Social Sites for Every Business

Business is embracing social networking, and most new social networking websites seem to lean more towards doing business than towards socializing.

I came across an excellent list of business networking sites and social media sites that will help you create a strong web presence for yourself or for your organization.

Inside CRM published a collection of 50 Social Sites That Every Business Needs a Presence On. The entries are listed in five categories:

  1. Social Bookmarking Sites – such as reddit and Digg
  2. Business Networking Sites — like Ryze
  3. Niche Social Media Sites – including Sphinn and Tweako
  4. General Social Media Sites — such as Wikipedia
  5. Job Sites – like Yahoo! Hot Jobs

I don’t know whether their list will be updated periodically, but it is certainly an excellent jumping off point.

You can also consult Mashable’s Catalog of 350+ Social Networking SitesSeth Godin’s Web 2.0 Traffic Watch List and Ning Social Networking Sites for additional ideas.

You Need a Strong Web Presence

Are you an established entrepreneur or manager?

Are you opening a small business, a network marketing business or a consulting practice?

Even if you’re an employee in a corporation, you need a solid web presence to comptete in today’s Internet-based world.

When somebody Google’s YOU or your niche, what will the search engine return?

More on search engines and search engine optimization coming in future articles.

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6 Responses to “Business Networking Sites”

  1. Konnects on July 25th, 2008 1:37 pm

    Great info. What are your thoughts on business communities?

  2. Larry Brauner on July 25th, 2008 1:51 pm

    I’m working on an article called “Small Business Networking Sites”, which I expect to publish this weekend.

  3. Chris Hope on August 10th, 2008 11:24 pm

    Hey Larry,

    Have a great week.

    Chris

  4. Walter on September 10th, 2008 2:54 am

    Thanks Larry.

    It takes massive exposure to get massive results.

    Thanks for the business networking tips.

  5. Larry Brauner on September 10th, 2008 10:03 am

    Since writing this article, I have become very fond of Ning Social Networking Sites.

    My two favorite Ning social networks are My Private Classroom and Sta.rtup.Biz.

  6. Anthony on October 27th, 2008 9:28 pm

    Great listing of business networking sites.

    Thanks Larry.

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