List of Social Networking Sites

Suzanne Smith-ByrneMarketing, Social Media Marketing2 Comments

List of Social Networking Sites

If you are not using Social Media Marketing as a way of driving traffic to your website, it is something worth starting right away. Many of the social networks cater for companies and businesses nowadays and it is another part of working at home that can be done right from your sofa.

A List of Social Networking Sites that you can use for Business


Facebook

Facebook

With over 800 million active users, you cannot afford to not be using Facebook. As well as your personal profile from which you can join groups relevant to your niche, you can also create a business page. Read my article ‘Facebook for Business Owners’


Twitter

Twitter

A micro-blogging social media site with an estimated 300 million users. Posts are short and to the point with 140 characters  long.
#Hashtags can be used to organize topics. Find me here: @suzannessmithb


Google+

Google+

Introduced in 2011 for personal use and soon after this, was opened up to brands. Some of the features of Google+ include: Circles, Hangouts, Messenger, Instant Upload, Hashtags, groups and more. Here is my business page.


Pinterest

Pinterest

This is a visual social platform that allows users to save content and share (pin) it to boards on any topic. For brands it is best to create a business account which enables Rich Pins and provides access to analytics. To create a business account go here.


LinkedIn

LinkedIn

This is a site designed specifically for social networking within the business community. There are options to create a business profile and a list of current projects. You can also create a Business and a Showcase page.


Tumblr

Tumblr

This is a microblogging platform and social networking website that allows you to post images, text, links, video and audio. You can follow, like and re-blog others posts. There is also an option to include tags.


StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon

This is a social bookmarking and rating site. It is one of the best traffic generators of the social media sites. The aim is to build a following and share content. It allows you to submit webpages, follow and interests, browse popular trending posts, photos and videos and create lists of pages you like.


YouTube

YouTube

This is a free video sharing website where you can watch online videos. You can create and upload your own videos to share with others. YouTube also allows you to create channels and video playlists. Users subscribe to channels and have the ability to comment, like and dislike content.


Reddit

reddit

This is a social news networking service where registered members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links, making it essentially an online bulletin board system. Content is categorized into topics called subreddits. Users subscribe to these subreddits and vote content up or down.


Instagram

Instagram

This is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone or tablet. Stuff is shared on the app but can also be shared across a variety of other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.


Social Media Image Sizes 2017


This is a great piece of information created by makeawebsitehub.com. It show the current sizes that will help you create great images for your  social network profiles.

About the Author

Suzanne Smith-Byrne

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Want to learn how to build a business online? If so get in touch, I can help. I began working online in 2011 because I wanted the freedom to work when I wanted and to get away from being an employee. I've learned lots in that time and now work full-time from home online. With this website I aim to help others who also want to work from home and learn about the online world. Leave a comment in the box below or use the contact page on this website. You can also connect with me over at Wealthy Affiliate. Here is my profile link, Suzanne-SB's Profile at WA.

2 Comments on “List of Social Networking Sites”

  1. Great post! Thank you for sharing this list of social media sites that one can use to drive traffic to their website. I am using quite a few of these and it works! I definitely advise anyone who has an online business to use social media. The one thing is that social media can take up a lot of time, so you have to use it on a schedule.

    1. Thanks Claudia, glad you liked it and yes a schedule is important otherwise you can spent way too much time getting lost in the social media world because it so inviting.

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