4 Social Bookmarking Sites For Businesses
- Benjamin Kuker
- August 18, 2009
You know about Digg. You've heard of Twitter, StumbleUpon, Facebook, and Delicious. Discovering business-related information on general topic social media sites is like sifting through the sand on a beach, trying to find that lost diamond. And if you have a website focused on the topics of business or marketing, it can be difficult to find social media sites that are a good fit for your content.
We've done some research and found 4 niche social bookmarking sites for businesses. These sites aren't for business news, but rather focus on the entrepreneurial side of business and how you can improve all aspects of your company. Whether you're looking to improve your business or have business-related content you want to promote, we've gathered together the information that you really want to know.
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Description: bizSugar is a smaller, but clean social bookmarking site focused on business-related topics. It looks like it has regular activity and there are the beginnings of a community forming with a moderate number of submissions getting comments.
Index Size: At least 3075 submissions
Number of Users: Unknown
Front Page Threshold: 10 Votes to reach the front page
Most Popular Article: 31 votes (in past 365 days)
Submission Limitations: 1 submission per day per new member, 3 per day for higher level users
Software Used: Pligg
Promotion Categories: Marketing, Advertising, Customer Service, Direct Marketing, Online Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, Products and Services, Success Stories, Social Media, Finance, Raising Capital, Taxes, Franchises, Global, Legal, Management, Human Resources, Strategy, Employee Benefits, Self-Development, New and Politics, News, Technology, Resources, Startups
Profile Options: Avatar, real name, company, location, about, Facebook, Skype, AIM, Yahoo, occupation, public email, title, website URL, interests, LinkedIn, Twitter, MSN, Google Talk
Promotion Options: Voting widget, bookmarklet
Social Options: Friends list, private messaging, comments
Top Tags: marketing, sales, small business, social media, business
Small Business Brief
Description: Small Business Brief is a social bookmarking site in the sense that you can submit web pages and vote on other submissions, but its lack of commenting and the editorial approval process make it different than other sites in the same niche. The age of the submissions on the front page make it seem slightly dead, despite the number of votes each submission received. However, the site does feature an active forum centered around small business.
Index Size: At least 50 submissions
Number of Users: 300
Front Page Threshold: Editors approve all submissions
Most Popular Article: 24 votes
Submission Limitations: Submissions are editor approved only
Software Used: Pligg
Promotion Categories: Marketing & Sales, Ad Sales, Affiliate Marketing, Branding, Direct Marketing, Email Marketing, Sales Tactics, Search Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Other Marketing & Sales, Finance and Legal, Accounting, Insurance, Legal, Raising Capital, Taxes, Other Finance & Legal, Website Development, Copywriting, Coding, Graphic Design, Hosting, Usability/Accessiblity, Other Website Development, Entrepreneurship, Domaining, Small Business Growth, Small Business Profiles, Work at Home Parents, Other Entrepreneurship, Management and Employees, Outsourcing, Retirement Funds, Other Management & Employees
Profile Options: Avatar, real name, location, Skype, Yahoo, occupation, public email, website URL, Google Talk, IRC, AIM, MSN
Promotion Options: None
Social Options: Friends list, no private messaging, comments are disabled, article submitters are not disclosed (only voters)
Top Tags: business, marketing, internet marketing, SEO, antispyware, utilities
Description: Sphinn is the go-to water cooler for the search engine marketing and optimization industry. It's active and the articles and discussions are usually of a high quality and useful to anyone wanting to learn more about SEO, SEM, and online marketing.
Index Size: At least 6700 submissions
Number of Users: unknown
Front Page Threshold: 23 votes to reach the front page
Most Popular Article: 552 votes
Software Used: Probably Pligg
Submission Limitations: Submissions must be related to the internet marketing industry, must be less than 15 days old, and must be a content page. New members can only submit 1 article per day for the first week.
Promotion Categories: SEO, PPC, SEM, Social Media, Link Building, Analytics, Display Ads, Domaining, Usability, Searching, Vertical Search, Affiliates, Sphinn Zone
Profile Options: Avatar, first name, last name, location, birthdate, public email, homepage URL, company, title, AIM, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, Skype, IRC, 3 different blog URL and feed options, 11 different spots for specific forum profiles, and profile slots for Bebo, Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Friendfeed, LinkedIn, MySpace, PicasaWeb, PlugIm, Plurk, StumbleUpon, Suprglu, Twitter, and YouTube
Promotion Options: Voting widget, bookmarklet, button plugins for various blogging software and social networks
Social Options: Friends, followers, private messaging, comments, discussion posts
Top Tags: Sphinn only uses categories
Description: Tip'd is a self-described place to "share and discuss current financial ideas and news." It's a medium-sized social community that see fresh content daily, though commenting on submissions could be more frequent. If you have business or finance-related content, Tip'd would seem to be a good place to submit.
Index Size: At least 3510 submissions
Number of Users: 14931
Front Page Threshold: 4 votes to reach the front page
Most Popular Article: 39 votes
Software Used: Probably Pligg
Submission Limitations: None
Promotion Categories: Business, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Funds and ETFs, Green Personal Finance, Real Estate, Stocks, Tech, Entrepreneurship, Videos
Profile Options: Avatar, Name, location, public email, homepage URL, occupation, AIM, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, Skype, IRC, invite friends from Gmail, Yahoo, Twitter, and Facebook
Promotion Options: Bookmarklet, button plugins for various blogging software and social networks
Social Options: Friends, private messaging, comments, discussion posts
Top Tags: business, debt, economy, finance, forex, investing, money, personal finance, stocks, real estate, recession
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