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:
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:
- Fast Company (http://www.fastcompany.com/user/register)
- Flickr (http://www.flickr.com)
- Naymz ($4.99/month) (http://www.naymz.com)
- StumbleUpon (http://www.stumbleupon.com)
- Digg (http://www.digg.com)
- Linked In (http://www.linkedin.com)
- Twitter (http://www.twitter.com)
- Answers.com (http://www.answers.com)
- FaceBook (http://www.facebook.com)
- eZine Articles (http://www.ezinearticles.com)
- Insider Pages (http://www.insiderpages.com)
- HubPages (http://www.hubpages.com)
- Slideshare (http://www.slideshare.net)
- Kiva (http://www.kiva.com)
- My Blog Log (http://www.mybloglog.com)
- Viddler (video) (http://www.viddler.com)
- Go Articles (http://www.goarticles.com)
- 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).