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22nd April 2008, 12:30 AM
I found the following social networking sites to be very useful for small business owners in terms of marketing and networking.
Small business friendly social networking sites.
www.moli.com - One account, multiple profiles and create your business page and group. More emphasis on privacy.
www.vator.tv - Submit your business video pitch.
www.ryze.com - Ryze lets members organize contacts and friends; upcoming events; and even job, real-estate and roommate classifieds
www.xing.com - An account with networking site Xing can "open doors to thousands of companies."
http://www.ecademy.com/ - Ecademy prides itself on "connecting business people" through its online network, blog and message-board chats
Explore and enjoy.
22nd April 2008, 04:18 AM
Hey thanks for the links. I will try one of this days.
24th April 2008, 01:32 AM
Hey thanks for the links. I will try one of this days.
Thanks for your interest and input to the thread, I'm glad you found those links useful :)
6th June 2008, 04:52 PM
Thank you for that information Veronica, it is greatly appreciated.
8th June 2008, 08:22 PM
I'd also add www.biznik.com (http://www.biznik.com) to that list. Besides the typical networking functionality, they also encourage local networking events and article marketing...
9th June 2008, 05:15 AM
I will add one more site www.orkut.com for it. I am getting lots of traffic from the orkut for my image hosting site
11th June 2008, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the collection of sites, have never heard of most of them and will look into networking "abroad" soon.
11th June 2008, 03:59 PM
Please, please PLEASE don't waste your time on Ecademy, people! It is, of course, possible to get work out of it and so on but the signal-to-noise ratio (that's the polite version of pillock-to-real-person ratio) is far too high.
I used to be a paid up member but the managment there is so, well, at best, flakey, that I simply won't pay another penny to them under pretty much any circumstances!
19th June 2008, 02:46 PM
Great links, everyone! Along with the sites mentioned, I use Meetup to find networking events in the area. Great way to make new friends/contacts!
28th July 2008, 04:22 PM
Hi I would also like to suggest Konnects.com. Our target audience is specifically for small business owners.
3rd August 2008, 09:19 PM
Throw Jippidy in that mix, that's exactly what we're trying to do. Seems like it may be a little of a crowded space.
12th August 2008, 10:54 AM
My personal favorite is Directmatches.com. They have a great search feature to find people of similar interests and business ideas on it.
27th August 2009, 12:23 AM
hi thanks for the links nice sharing.
2nd September 2009, 03:04 AM
These social networking sites are really useful for small business. Thanks for sharing.
7th September 2009, 04:26 PM
Awesome post, i really appreciate it!
14th September 2009, 05:04 AM
Hey great post!
I have found Ning to be a very a powerful platform for business networking.
When you join Ning- type in the Ning search keywords relevant to your business and Ning will give you targeted social networks on Ning relevant to you.
9th October 2009, 12:38 AM
Thanks for this link veronica.
keep it up.:wave2:
2nd November 2009, 02:13 AM
It's hard to work online because you're time to mingle and interaction with other people is limited. However, social networking with my old friends through internet helps me keep in touch with them always.
3rd November 2009, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the links! I actually was just put in charge of our new Social Marketing efforts so I'll definitely check out those links in the near future. Anybody else have any sites they would recommend for small business networking?
9th November 2009, 06:42 AM
Thanks a lot for providing these useful links, I'll make use of them these days.I do appreciate it
9th November 2009, 07:34 AM
thanks for links. biznik is a good one. there's also a newer one called snizzet
9th November 2009, 08:33 PM
I like the feedback sites such as:
http://getsatisfaction.com , http://uservoice.com
10th November 2009, 01:59 AM
Yeah that's awesome. Thanks.
13th November 2009, 01:35 AM
Excellent, but what are the best ways to use these?
13th November 2009, 08:29 AM
Thanks for sharing the links. I hope they do work and can help us get some money just by knowing other people and doing some fun activities. Will definitely try them out.
13th November 2009, 11:16 AM
14th November 2009, 11:01 AM
Is it worth the time spent on these social networks? It seems I tied to the computer as it is.
23rd November 2009, 11:54 PM
Wow thank you for sharing these links.
Social media sites are really a big help especially for small to medium entrepreneurs. It lessen the cost on promotion and advertising, thats why as much as possible I try to add all close friends and colleagues in FB, just to help me increase my network.
I like the idea of interacting with you're client or customer so social network is really an advantage if you want to know what your market is telling about your brand.
24th November 2009, 11:06 PM
Yes i will surely visit the links provided here. Hope it will be useful for me.
25th November 2009, 03:24 AM
Thank you for the link guys. I think its about time that someone make a summary of these links and so that we could bookmark it and use it for future reference. Nice info by the way.
14th July 2010, 11:56 AM
Thanks so much for this great list! I am currently blogging and networking and I have been looking for this exact information!
20th July 2010, 01:24 PM
Its a very great list! Nice thread :)