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Top 50 Social Sites and Social Networking Sites

Updated on July 7, 2013

Top 50 Social Sites and Other Social Networking Sites

NOW is a very good time to start and position yourself in the marketing revolution that is happening on the internet. Knowing the "Top" Social Networking websites can save time and help your marketing efforts. You will build a "list" of contacts that will lead to monetary success.

This is a snapshot of how Social Networking websites have grown in the last few years. Take a look at the continuing article below for updates and ideas to enhance your business.

Top 50 Social Sites and Social Networking Sites

Spend quality time and where the action is!

Top 50 Social Sites

Social Media and Web 2.0 is still exploding on the internet and huge numbers of people are taking part in online Social Networking communities. It is enabling home based internet businesses to take advantage of amazing opportunities. It helps to know where you want to spend quality time and where the action is!

NOW is a very good time to start and position yourself in the marketing revolution that is happening on the internet. Knowing the "Top" social networking websites can save time and help your marketing efforts.

What are the Top 50 Social Sites?

Website Magazine took rankings from its Top 50 including the 3 others - Alexa.com, Ranking.com, and Quantcast.com for 2007.

The following consistently came up:

Reddit.com

Squidoo.com

(not Facebook.com at that time)

Here is the link to the Website Magazine Top 50 Social Sites

Facebook.com wasn't on the Top 50 List in 2007, but look at these statistics:

Facebook got traction. Every day new people are signing up on Social Networking websites. Facebook has grown rapidly and people who go on Facebook for about 29 minutes for day, in 2013. Social buyers make more income and spend more. It's free to socialize and network with people online.

According to ComScore, Facebook was the leading social networking site based on monthly unique visitors, having overtaken main competitor MySpace in April 2008. ComScore reports that Facebook attracted 132.1 million unique visitors in June 2008, compared to MySpace, which attracted 117.6 million. The website was the most popular for uploading photos at that time.

What are the benefits of knowing Top 50 Social Sites and paying attention to the news?

People are getting news, currents events, politics, finances, sports, games, hobbies, and discussing topics on social networking, social bookmarking sites and forums - this is where the "people" are hanging out. It makes sense to go where they are and meet them there and get to know your Target Market and for them to get to know you.

Once you have begun communicating with others in the social communities you choose, one of the biggest benefits that will likely happen is...you will gain respect within your community and you will build an "Audience". As you are genuine and offer valuable knowledge and information, you will gain a lot of potential interest in yourself and your business.

Social Sites help Build Your Audience:

Why is it Important to Build Your "Audience"?

1. People have to find out about you and what you offer - you and your brand

2. Social networking builds Trust, which is the foundation of business (a Sale)

3. Attraction Marketing vs. Pitching - It's far more effective

4. It's low risk and has very little cost

5. If you're not building an Audience, you're lost in business (always wondering, "Where do I find 'good' prospects?")

You are genuinely communicating, not just advertising...people will naturally want to know what you have to offer and email you or click on your blog or website. You gain trust with others, and gain a loyal following, and soon you have a valuable built-in "contacts" list on your emails. Your people are now a real asset to you and "follow you" - forever - whatever business or service you may change to in the future, it doesn't depend on the company.

How can you actively work with your email list, blog, and other social sites. You can take "Small Steps" to get yourself poised for the exciting time ahead, whether you have a small business or network marketing.

Other examples of sites you might want to get started with now:

Social bookmarking sites like

Facebook.com

Twitter.com

Squidoo.com

People can follow your blog posts when they subscribe to your RSS

Here are Small Steps for how Squidoo.com works:

For example:

go to http://www.squidoo.com

Join Squidoo with your email address, or Facebook, or Twitter accounts

User name

Password

As these people in your world become leads, they come to know, trust you and will follow you. The benefit to you is that you gain credibility and respect. They will even go out and become "reporters" and go and refer others to you...that's Attraction Marketing. New opportunities arise as you keep sharing "your expertise" with others and give to them. Monetary rewards result. Besides that, this becomes "do-it-yourself" publicity efforts at "no cost", so why not dip your hand in Social Networking?

For further support with Social Networking and Internet Marketing Contact:

Kathy Beaman

email: kathy@SmallStepsMarketing.com

What are the benefits of knowing Top 50 Social Sites?

Website Magazine took rankings from Its Top 50 and 3 other Top 10:

Alexa.com, Ranking.com, and Quantcast.com

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More Top 50 Websites for 'Net Professionals

Spend Quality Time Online

What are the Top 50 Websites for 'Net Professionals, Businesses and Consumers?

Website Magazine took rankings from its Top 50 in 2009.

The following consistently came up:

1. Google.com

2. Yahoo.com

3. Facebook.com

4. YouTube.com

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12. Twitter.com

28. Squidoo.com

Here is the link to the Website Magazine Top 50 'Net Professionals Websites

"Facebook.com" wasn't on the Top 50 Social Sites List in 2007, but Facebook since got a lot of attention and in this article in 2009. At that time Facebook was the 3rd most popular website among professionals. The last few years Social Networking sites have moved up the ranks and stuck, like Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Social networking members are sharing products into the marketplace.

Along with social and search engine sites, like Google and Yahoo, and You Tube video marketing have grown in popularity and have driven the marketplace.

How can you actively work with these trends and monetize your Email List, Blog, Websites and other Social Networking Sites? You can take "Small Steps" to get yourself poised for the exciting time ahead, whether you have a small business or network marketing.

For further support with Internet Marketing Contact:

Kathy Beaman

email: kathy@SmallStepsMarketing.com

What are the benefits of knowing Top Social Sites and Top 'Net Professional Sites?

May 2013 update: Here is the link to the Top 15 Most Popular Web 2.0 Websites

Best Business Books

Best Business Books that have influenced me

Social Media Marketing For Dummies
Social Media Marketing For Dummies

The simple Small Steps can always work with social media.

 
The Social Network Business Plan: 18 Strategies That Will Create Great Wealth
The Social Network Business Plan: 18 Strategies That Will Create Great Wealth

Having a business plan that includes Social Networking is essential.

 

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      great lens - especially about building your online profile. All too often businesses have accounts that are not optimised and could benefit more from social media.

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing the cream of the crop social media sites we probably should focus on if you know what I mean.

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