September 11th, 2006
A few months back there were occasional reviews or coverage of these websites, now the information on the topic is abundant.
New to social websites? Then you should read ‘Introduction to social scene’ – what it is, what social bookmarks and tagging are.
Need to learn more about top social websites? No problem, a lot of information on this. For instance: what is Digg, how it works, its competitors.
If you are an advanced social websites enthusiast then you are on the next level: how to do social media optimization. Here is the list of top social websites to keep in mind if you are planning to apply social websites optimizing (just remember they operate in various niches and in slightly different ways – they are not all the same):
10. Yahoo! Answers
12. Yahoo! 360
20. 43 Things
For professional social websites users, for those who find interesting ‘how stuff really works’ – Research list of social network sites.
Summary: I greatly enjoy all above resources. As I have stated a few times before I see these websites as a great help to those who make their first steps with making money online with their websites. It is next to impossible to gain high Google rankings despite your website content – the search engine takes many factors into consideration and the website age is one of the most important. Added to that most niche are occupied and the owners of the established websites do not feel like sharing space with new (late?) competitors.
On the contrary, social websites as a new approach to classify information opens doors (a bit) to all websites if you are good enough to do well online.
Unfortunately, not every type of the website is good for social websites – for instance, e-commerce sites are not likely to become popular and benefit from the social websites, but those with good content have good chances to see the advantages of social network sites.
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