I started this list very quietly in 2009 for some friends who were trying to build links back to their sites and profiles... It's been updated from the original list of 32 places you could link from to over 60. I did not address Facebook in this list - because everyone has their own strategy for that.
Although many of these sites are GREAT tools, and HUGE networking opportunities - This particular list is more for link building than anything else.
Here's how I suggest you use this list:
- First Set up a spreadsheet with the following columns Site Name Login Password Unique URL Profile Picture?
- Unique URL (or vanity url) would look like this (for instance) http://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanorthorne It's important to have this list handy, because some places allow you to list where people can connect with you! (saves a ton of time) Ditto regarding do you have a picture there... updating your Avatar is tons easier if you know where it is!
- Try to complete 2 profiles a day for the next 30 days, filling in the spreadsheet each time.
- Remember that when the profile asks for your web address, or blog address, you can put in ANY URL you want people to land on in that space!! You can list your Activerain Profile Page if that's what you want people to see!
- The links below should take you directly to the place where you SIGN UP.
- If you have other links (especially LOCAL ones), suggestions, or find that a link does not work PLEASE leave a comment so I can continue to update this!
PROFILE Real Estate Specific
http://www.inman.com/user/register inman news
http://www.trulia.com/voices/ trulia voices - you can blog here
http://shortsalesuperstars.com/ Short Sale Super Stars
http://www.homes.com/#stay Homes.com (added 6/11)
http://www.123people.com/ 123 people
http://www.peoplesearch.com.au/Detailed/112.html People Search (more international)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php facebook fan page
https://profiles.google.com/ Google Profile
http://www.google.com/places/ Google Places
http://local.yahoo.com/profile Yahoo Profile
http://www.bingbusinessportal.com Bing Business Profile
https://www.zoominfo.com/register zoom info
http://www.merchantcircle.com/corporate/landing/signup.html Merchant's Circle
http://signups.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=signup my space has blogs!
https://www.blogger.com/start Blogger (gmail)
http://en.wordpress.com/signup/ wordpress blogs
http://twitter.com/ twitter (micro blog)
http://blip.tv/users/create/ Blip TV
http://www.dailymotion.com/register#hp-h-8 Daily Motion
http://www.realestateshot.com/signup.php Real Estate Video
https://www.last.fm/join Last FM
http://blip.fm/signup blip fm
http://brightkite.com/ bright kite
https://foursquare.com/ Four Square
Flickr The link for logging in to Flickr is Soooo long, I couldn't put the URL!
http://www.stumbleupon.com/sign_up.php?pre2=nav_join stumble upon
ALL IN ONE SITES
http://alltop.com/ alltop (no clue how this works...)
http://www.retaggr.com/register ReTag gr
http://triangle411.partners.local.com/Default.aspx Triangle 411 (by WRAL)
http://triangletweetup.org/find-local-tweeple/ Tweeple of the Triangle
http://trioutnc.com/ Tri Out NC
You can always call me, Eleanor Thorne, 919-649-5057 - I'm here to help! 8o) Oh... and by the way, when you are on the network, see if you can find me - I'd love to connect with my AR Friends! @isellmoney