• Posted on: 1 May 2008
  • By: Christine OKelly

Winner Update: Holger from Wakefiles.com won this contest. We had to spend some time testing to see if many of the social media site submitted were valid and actually provided a back link from a profile or similar page. One of my link builders confirmed this today, so congratulations to Holger on making a quick $500! I'll repost the full list after they are all confirmed.

Contest Post: Let's make this into a contest. Whoever adds the most social media and/or online profile-type sites other than the ones already listed in this post wins $500 in cash.

Rules - Sites submitted must offer back links (anchor text with URL or URL link only). The contest ends May 15th at 5pm EST. You can come back as many times as you wish and add more sites in a different comment post (of course using the same username/email in your comments so we can tally up your total links submitted over the next two weeks). Good luck!

Building Links Through Social Profiles

One of the fastest ways to build backlinks and cast your net wider on the Internet is through social media profile building. However, not all profile sites are created equally in terms of SEO value. Some profiles don’t allow any links back to your site while others offer URL links and anchor text.

I’ve done some digging into a the profiles of a few top rated social sites to find which ones offered links in the public profile:

Social Profile Back Links

A few sites like Scribd and Fast Pitch Networking offer no live links at all. This is not to say that they are not valuable as networking tools, only that they won’t supply a backlink to your site.

Here’s a link list to all of the social sites above:

  1. Fast Company (http://www.fastcompany.com/user/register)
  2. Flickr (http://www.flickr.com)
  3. Naymz ($4.99/month) (http://www.naymz.com)
  4. StumbleUpon (http://www.stumbleupon.com)
  5. Digg (http://www.digg.com)
  6. Linked In (http://www.linkedin.com)
  7. Twitter (http://www.twitter.com)
  8. Answers.com (http://www.answers.com)
  9. FaceBook (http://www.facebook.com)
  10. eZine Articles (http://www.ezinearticles.com)
  11. Insider Pages (http://www.insiderpages.com)
  12. HubPages (http://www.hubpages.com)
  13. Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net)
  14. Kiva (http://www.kiva.com)
  15. My Blog Log (http://www.mybloglog.com)
  16. Viddler (video) (http://www.viddler.com)
  17. Go Articles (http://www.goarticles.com)
  18. You Tube (http://www.youtube.com)
Have Any Profile Sites to Add to the List?

There are plenty more sites online to build profiles and back links. Do you know of any to add to the list that offer a link back? Whoever adds the most within the comments wins $500 (see top of post for more details).

Comments

Need another column. Makes a bit of a difference ;-)

NoFollow

Hi Brian,
I agree on one hand about nofollow being a consideration, but have seen inklings of benefits of rankings with Yahoo, MSN, and Google. Lots of experiments have been done to help conclude whether or not links using nofollow have any value.

Some can be found here:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=do+nofollow+links+get+ranked&btnG=G...

But you're right, adding that column would make a bit of difference. ;-)

Hi, here are some social sites which provide backlinks and also bring some traffic:

squidoo.com
newsvine.com
designfloat.com
yelp.com
nowpublic.com
crowdvine.com
webnews.de
yigg.de

Appreciate the post. Some nice ones there that we sometimes use.

Hi Brian, here is an quick update ;)

sphinn.com
tribe.net
myspace.com
propeller.com
metafilter.com
kirtsy.com
linkedin.com
pownce.com
twitter.com

Cheers
Holger

I take it you cannot name any others mentioned already, right?

deviantart.com
care2.com
dfinitive.com
adultswim.com
fanpop.com
tweako.com
mixx.com
couchsurfing.com
comagz.com
ballhype.com
buzzflash.net
chipin.com
scoreguru.com
blogs4god.com
dnhour.com
hugg.com
memeorlame.com
showhype.com
photographyvoter.com
pixelgroovey.com
plugim.com
smallbusinessbrief.com
videosift.com
23hq.com
gooruze.com
brightkite.com
sclipo.com
seomoz.org/marketplace/resumes
bigsight.org
ozmozr.com
wink.com
ziki.com
ecademy.com

Great list.Thanks a lot.Let me start submit my site to these social sites.

I am same like u cause i need backlink to my blog... great solution

Since someone could cherry pick from any submitted social media lists, then each site can only be mentioned once and it's credited to the individual who posts it first.

I tried to avoid duplicates:

adrenalinehub.com
bumpzee.com
dealigg.com
tickme.com
spoke.com
blogcatalog.com
stylehive.com
swik.net
uvouch.com
vox.com
meetup.com
43things.com
43people.com
good-tutorials.com
gaia.com
blinkbits.com
pixel2life.com
activerain.com
flashperfection.com
corank.com
indianpad.com
connotea.org
work.com
slashdot.org
diigo.com
furl.net
clipclip.org
blummy.com
a1-webmarks.com
bloggingzoom.com
lipstick.com
freeiq.com
hyperlinkomatic.com
searchles.com
rojo.com
faves.com
citeulike.org
buzzflash.com
wists.com
netvouz.com
rnel.net
mister-wong.com
linkroll.com
9rules.com
simpy.com
bibsonomy.org
folkd.com
spurl.net
buddymarks.com
spotback.com
plugim.com
wirefan.com
thoof.com
unalog.com
blogmarks.net
linkagogo.com
feedmelinks.com
blinklist.com
spurl.net
scribd.com
feedmarker.com
kaboodle.com
clipmarks.com
blogs.com
tutorialized.com
gather.com
i-am-bored.com
hi5.com
tagalag.com
startaid.com
killerstartups.com
citeulike.org
autospies.com
dzone.com
xing.com

cheers
Holger

Just a few more

thisnext.com
wishpot.com
stylehive.com
osoyou.com
asoboo.com
mashable.com
change.org

Cheers
Holger

i-am-bored.com
mixermixer.com
indianpad.com
muti.co.za
wordsy.com
dotnetkicks.com
dzone.com

Hi holger,
It seems that some of your submissions may not allow a profile type of link when signing up. We'll need to check the ones you submitted to make sure that each does allow a back link.

Please keep the social site list submissions to sites that only allow back links or profile links.

Hi. I focused on Social Media Sites where you can submit a Backlink in your profile, so most of the Sites provide a backlink in the users profile.
You are right, there some sites in the long list wich do not provide a backlink from the profile but where you are able to have backlinks in other places or/and list them in the user profile. No problem, check wich sites match your contest criteria.

OK. Here are some more sites where you have 100% a backlink from profile and the links are 100% NOT nofollow:

fototalk.com
fotocommunity.com
aniboom.com
collegehumor.com
crackle.com
dailymotion.com
gofish.com
jibjab.com
ourmedia.org
sharkle.com
travelistic.com
tausendreporter.stern.de
newstube.de

Cheers

Hi Holger,
Thanks for understanding and for the additional lists! Looks like you're ahead at this point and only four hours to go ;-)

ttiqq.com
scoreguru.com
iliketotallyloveit.com
newsheat.com
photographyvoter.com
infopirat.com
dotnetkicks.com
chictini.com
onlineadvertisingnews.net
stylehive.com
plantchange.com
dnhour.com
marktd.com
showhype.com
fivelimes.com
plugim.com
network.nature.com
linkfilter.net
indianpad.com
ifancyit.co
memeorlame.com
blipoo.com

Thats it fpr tpday :)

hope i didnt post some duplicates.

Cheers

sorry, forgot this 2 ones in the last post

afrigator.com
barksbookmarks.com
blogs4god.com

Hi Holger.
Please contact me regarding your $500. You can just click on the contact page of the site and leave me your email address through that form so that I can contact you for payment details.

Thanks!

Hi Brian,

nice to hear! I have send you a short mail through your contact form and send you my email adress (same as I used in the comments).

Best Regards
Holger

Cool contest - congrats to the winner!

This sounded like a fun contest, too bad I missed it. I do have one more to offer since this is the most extensive and currently active list of social media sites I have stumbled across.
livewirenews.net is another which provides backlinks for submitted blog posts & stories, along with a link in your profile. Bookmarked this page for future reference, thanks!

Tumblr is one of the best for this topic! You can completely customize the HTML/CSS of your Tumblr page, which allows for as many backlinks, H1 tags, bolding, etc as you like! AND it comes from the tumblr.com domain!
See an example here: alexweber.tumblr.com

Hey,

Thanks for this feature, I think it's a great resource. Will the full list still be posted?

As a Social networking site gr8network.co.uk has all the links and tools you should need for promoting almost anything anything.

I can't believe you offered 500 bucks for this info.... If I had only known LOL. anyways.... its a good list for anyone trying to build more links for clients. Also try some of those companies located out of India. Somebody from our team spoke to a few of these guys, and they seem to have good track records. I think for as low as 5 dollars per link, you can get permanent links if you order in bulk. They also guarantee page rank, even though I don't know what happens after all of these PR updates.

Too bad more and more of these sites are adding nofollow tags, such as Twitter.

I am lokking regular on socialseo.com to see if there is a new interesting post, but didnt noticed the update of this thread.

Just want to say thanks to Brian and socialseo.com for this nice idea of contest and the decent cashprice :)

I hope some of the posted links will help the blog readers increase there link popularity. Best Regards.

The nofollowlist also has a whitelist now...but I guess that's not what you need.

If your Drupal site is adding "nofollow" to links then you should look for it in the input formats section: http://example.com/admin/settings/filters/

One of those probably has an option enabled which is setting the nofollow. If it's not that...please include a link to your site and and describe which of the links on the page is nofollow that you wish was dofollow and I'll try to help.

I like these,
spotback.com
plugim.com
wirefan.com
thoof.com
unalog.com
blogmarks.net
linkagogo.com
feedmelinks.com
blinklist.com
spurl.net
scribd.com
feedmarker.com
kaboodle.com
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Link building is not about search engine optimisation, it is not about boosting your Google PageRank, it is not about publishing a link directory and it is not about swapping links with as many other websites as possible. Link Building is key to any comprehensive Web site promotion strategy.
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Link Building

IMO, link building is about SEO purposes only, it doesn't affect to PR unless you got backlinks from related sites CMIIW
regards

from my experience it doesnt make so much a difference as you think

I like go articles the best. You can include links inside the paragraphs. Why do other article communities like ezine prevent you from doing so.

Flickr has become nofollow in the meantime.

Does anyone know where the final list is? If not, I will look at what was posted. This is a tremendous resource. Thanks.

I wish I had seen this contest earlier. What a great idea.
Is there a complete list of these sites?
What a great resource for people looking to build some links to their website.

plz compile the final verified list and post it at the bottom of your blog.Its difficult to search for the working links from the above hapazard list.

im working through a list of over 3000 social sites so will be able to win this for sure :) its taking an age tho as just when you think you're 1/2 way through validating the list you suddently find a source of another 200 sites :(

In order to find qualified fresh MLM leads and free guaranteed signups, it's a good idea to use internet network marketing. One of the fastest network marketing online technique to generate these free MLM leads and paid signups mlm is through social media marketing. Social media, which taps into a familiar concept called attraction marketing, lets you build relationships with your targeted audience.

Making money online..Backlinking?? I'm very new to internet marketing, but have learned a few things from people such as you folk about back linking etc.I'm not sure about why a backlink in a profile page, is a good backlink. Should it not be relevant to your website or post? someone please explain, and if this is a good thing I will run with it, but there are so many distractions on the internet regarding whats right and wrong, that a newbie like me gets sidetracked quite a bit. I really enjoyed this post.Thanks for sharing!

Am very interested in this, where is the final list located, mark where is your list?

Isn't this sort of missing the point? The huge question is whether such sites give dofollowed backlinks.

it's really good information for me to get more sites that using do follow. thanks for your information

great list....what about twitter?

This is a great list of sites and would like to see the final.

It doesn't matter if it's a do follow or a no follow. A link is a link and google is the only engine that this pertains to. I do video marketing and the search engines don't read videos yet I get my videos on page one in a matter of hours you just have to know what you're doing. BTW google still follows the no follow links, it just doesn't give any credit to your page rank. And we all use yahoo to figure out the link backs anyway. You'll still get credit.

Preston

I agree on one hand about nofollow being a consideration, but have seen inklings of benefits of rankings with Yahoo, MSN, and

What a great resource you guys have put together. Another tip, when you add your link into the profile of these sites a lot of the site members also have a high PR on their individual pages and allow comments that pass the PR on.

I am currently writing a free pdf on a plan to get backlinks and will drop your url in as an additional resource.

Thanks again

John

thanks!
You made some good points there. I

did a search on the topic and found

most people will agree with your

blog.It will greatly help me in my

SEO

activities. :)

I agree on one hand writing a free pdf on a plan to get backlinks and will drop your url in as an additional resource.Thanks again

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