Micro-blogs versus Social Media

When it comes to building RSS link wheels, there are two different types of sites I have found that work well. These are the free blogging websites, and free-to-join social media sites. Either work just as well and you can even mix them up in different link wheels. When starting out try some different things. There is no one way to do this, and very few hard and fast rules, so feel free to experiment. If you do find something that works like gangbusters, please let me know by sending me an email at support@rssmage.net.

I will mention that you want to make sure that the site you choose meet the basic criteria from the last post on "linking strategy". You also want sites that are highly trafficked by the search engines and that have high Page Rank. Blogger.com and Wordpress.com are always good choices for blogging. I prefer sites like Live Journal and Myspace for social media type sites.

We really are only concerned with the quality of links, and won't be using using these sites to socialize or add friends. Completing the profiles on each site is important. Below is a list of some of the sites that are popular and easy to set up and use.

  • Blogger.com / http://www.blogger.com
  • Beep.com / http://www.beep.com
  • Blogsome.com / http://blogsome.com
  • Devhub.com / http://www.devhub.com
  • HubPages.com / http://hubpages.com
  • LiveJournal.com / http://www.livejournal.com
  • Myspace.com / http://www.myspace.com
  • Squidoo.com / http://www.squidoo.com
  • Terapad.com / http://www.terapad.com
  • Viviti.com / http://viviti.com
  • Webnode.com / http://www.webnode.com
  • Wordpress.com / http://wordpress.com
  • Yolasite.com / http://www.yola.com