Note: As this post dates back to 2011, we are not attempting to keep the list up at this point. In light of this, some of the social sites below are longer active but are still listed in this archive piece.

Below is a list of some of the most popular social media sites, all arranged by category (i.e., bookmarking, blogging, news, etc.). Besides the obvious factor that these sites allow you to get involved in their communities, they also allow you to create a unique profile which includes your own custom URL, a link (or sometimes links) back to your site and information about you and/or your company.

While engaging the features and communities of social media site can be very beneficial to your business, social media profiles additionally help you to accomplish two things: build inbound links to your site and help manage online reputation. That is the primary focus of the chart below.

The Chart Explained

  • Site – Logo and link to site’s home page
  • Title – Refers to title that will appear on your profile page. Most often this will be the username you select but at times it can be customized separate from the user name. This can be an important asset when using social media profile pages to manage online reputation for a brand or product name.
  • Bio – Simply an area in the profile where you can add a brief description about yourself, your company or even the services you offer.
  • Links(s) – Most social media sites will allow you to link back to your site. Some even allow you multiple links as well as the ability to connect to other social media profiles.In this chart, a “1” means you can link to one site; a “1+” means you can link to more than one site; and finally, the addition of “S” means you can link to other social media profiles.
  • Followed – Are links followed or nofollowed? A simple “yes” or “no” will be entered here.
  • Description – Brief description of what social media site offers.

Finally, if you are looking for a great service that will set up multiple social media profiles (register user names) for you, I highly recommend our friends at KnowEm who offer four levels of service starting at just $99.

Now with no further ado, I give you The Ultimate Social Media Profile Chart. Enjoy!


Big ContactCustomYes1+YesA unique media publishing platform and a suite of tools that help users build an audience.
BlogCatalogCustomYes1YesA premiere social blog directory where users can search, browse, rate and review thousands of blog sites from all over the world.
BlogDriveCustomYes1+NoA weblog publishing service that allows users to create multiple blogs with different subject matters and then place them in different categorie.
CarbonmadeCustomYes1YesWith Carbonmade, users can manage your online portfolio with a variety of tools that allow you to change how you display your work.
DisqusUsernameYes1NoA comments platform that helps you build an active community from your website’s audience.
InsaneJournalUsernameYes1+YesA simple yet very customizable online diary built on open source software.
IntenseDebateCustomYes1, SYesA comment system that enhances and encourages conversation on blogs or websites.
IssuuUsernameYes1YesA leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, books, catalogs, reports, and more.
jigsyCustomYes1+YesWeb site builder that allows choice from of 100’s of templates (or design your own); then edit site in place with our content management toolbar. Note: No longer a free option but paid service now.
KafafaCustomYes1+YesThe simplest web creation tool on the web, Kafafa gives you everything you need to make your own website and get it up on the Internet, all for free.
Live JournalCustomYes1, SYesA community publishing platform that since 1999 has been home to a wide array of creative individuals looking to share common interests, meet new friends, and express themselves.
PlinkyCustomYes1YesMakes it easy for users to create inspired content by providing a daily prompt (i.e. a question or challenge) which they answer. Users can share answers on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
PosterousUsernameYes1+YesAllows users to post things online fast using email.
SoupUsernameYes1, SYesA tumblelog; a super-easy blog that can do more than just text including post links, quotes, videos, audio, files, reviews and events
SquidooUsernameYes1+,SYesThe popular (free) site for creating single webpages on your interests and recommendations. Even earn money for charity or yourself.
TumblrCustomYes1YesMakes it effortless to share text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos.
weeblyCustomYes1+YesCreate a free website or blog in minutes by using a simple drag and drop interface.
WordpressCustomYes1+YesA semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.


BlinkListUsernameNo1+NoBookmarking services that allows you instantly save any website you find with one click.
ConnoteaCustomYes1+NoA free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists.
DeliciousUsernameNo1+NoKeep, share, and discover the best of the Web using Delicious, the world’s leading social bookmarking service.
DiigoCustomYes1,SNoA powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community.
Folkd.comUsernameYes1YesAggregate recommendations, tags (keywords), comments or just “more information” which exists within knowledge of the people (the folks!) and connect it to particular web pages or topics.
MyLinkVaultNoneN01+YesA free online favorites manager that features an easy drag-and-drop interface, so users can rearrange links and categories quickly and easily.
OyaxUsernameYes1+YesA social bookmark manager that allows you to add web sites to your personal collection of links, categorize those sites with tags and share your collection not only with your own browsers and machine, but also with other people.
PinterestCustomYes1+, SNoOne of the fastest growing social media sites in history – a “social pinboard where users can “pin” images of everything and anything you find on the web.
StumbleUponCustomYes1+NoHelps users (Stumblers) discover and share great websites. CustomYes1YesA social bookmarking website for visual contents which allows you to remember your favorite images from all over the web, and share them with everyone.


BizSugarUsernameYes1+,SYesA small business community and social media site where small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups can discover, share and vote for business tips and news on the web.
CeeVeeNoneYes1YesThe smarter way to create and share your resume – quick and painless resume management.
CompanyPondCustomYes1+,SYes/NoOffers profile pages to put you in control of training search engines about the best of your personal brand and online identity.
docstocCustomNo1NoA community for people to find and share professional documents. Find free legal documents and free business documents.
EcademyCustomYes1+NoA social business network founded in 1998, a community that enables people to learn, network and develop their business with a “digital mindset” for effective economic growth.
edocrUsernameYes1+,SYesProvides a highly interactivity environment for publishing and distributing an organisation’s public documents across the Internet.
FiverrUsernameYes1YesA social media site that allows you to buy and sell tasks for $5.
Get SatisfactionCustomYes1NoBrings customers and company employees together to make things better for everyone buy providing great answers and ideas that can come from anywhere.
KivaCustomYes1YesA person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.
LinkedInCustomYes1+NoA networking tool that helps you discover inside connections.
OsoyouUsernameNo1YesThe UK’s first social fashion website. Shop on our High Street for the latest clothing items and steal the hottest celebrity styles.
RebjaCustomYes1+,SYesA business networking site that allows great free promotion for user’s websites and to networking for social business profiles.
RyzUsernameYes1YesA social media site for Ryz brand of products.
SpokeCustomYes1NoOffers on-demand business to business contact information for sales people, marketers, and recruiters.
SprouterUsernameYes1YesEnables collaboration and networking between entrepreneurs globally.
StockTwitsUsernameYes1NoShare investing ideas and learn from real professionals
TestQNoneNo1YesA career quiz resource for people looking to figure out the perfect career path| find jobs| and learn about careers through personality quizzes and tests.
ThisNextUsernameYes1+NoA place where users can explore great product recommendations, get personalized shopping suggestions and rave about products they like.
VisualCVCustomYes1+YesA free multimedia online resume that sets you apart from the competition.
ZillowCustomNo1+,SNoProvides free real estate information. Search homes for sale; home prices; home values; recently sold homes; mortgage rates; and more.


ArticianUsernameNo1+YesA community for creative professionals that provides an effortless way for anyone to build, manageand fully customize their portfolios.
BukisaUsernameYes1NoA one stop shop for how-to, informational & educational content. Content is provided in the form of articles, videos, presentations, audio recordings and image slideshows.
CafeMomUsernameNo1+YesA community where moms get advice and support, connect with other moms, and express themselves in groups, journals, polls, and more.
EventfulCustomYes1+YesFind local events in your town or across the world.
FacebookCustomYes1NoA social utility that connects people with friends and others who work; study and live around them
grou.psCustomYes1+NoA platform for social groups to get together.  Choose template and pick all the modules that you want (wiki, blogs, photos, links etc).
ibiboCustomYes1YesA place to connect with your friends, followers and contacts. Play social network games, Multiplayer Games with friends and participate in reality game shows.
InstructablesCustomYes1YesA web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.
MultiplyCustomYes1+YesUsers can create, share and discuss blogs, photos, videos and music with others as well as post reviews of movies and books, or share a calendar of events.
ReduxCustomYes1YesHelps you find and enjoy videos, photos, music and websites recommended by people who love the same stuff you do.
SkyrockUsernameYes1+NoA community with blogging as well as sharing of music, videos and more.
SlideShareCustomYes1NoA business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs.
TakingItGlobalCustomYes1YesOnline community of youth interested in global issues and creating positive change
TribeCustomYes1YesAn online community, based in several cities throughout the US and in Canada. Users create a network of friends, and join or create tribes for common interests.
XangaUsernameYes1+NoA community where you can start your own free weblog, share photos and videos, and meet new friends too!


ColourLoversUsernameYes1YesFind design inspiration with thousands of palettes and color schemes to fall in love with. Influence color trends by rating, commenting and sharing.
MyoatsNoneNo1+YesA community where people create designs using an online drawing application. These designs can be rated, downloaded, and archived.
QBNUsernameYes1YesDesign industry news & discussion.
SketchFuUsernameYes1YesA place where you can draw and share.


CarDomainUsernameNo1+NoFind custom cars, car pictures, car show coverage and more.
Cheezburger.comUsernameYes1+NoA humorous look at cats and other animals through hilarious user-generated photo and video content
CoolspottersCustomNo1NoAn online service that makes it easy to discover and buy the products, brands, and fashions being used by your favorite celebrities – in their real lives, and in movies and television.
CrunchyRollUsernameYes1+NoAn online video service and community that offers full-length episodes and movies of the very best in Japanese anime and Asian entertainment.
CurseUsernameYes1+NoMMORPG downloads, forums, news, guides, videos and screenshots.videos
DestructoidUsernameYes1+YesA real gaming community — on and offline.
dingbeeUsernameYes1+YesA social calendar that helps you share, follow and discover events.
FanPopUsernameNo1+Yesa network of fan clubs for fans of television, movies, music and more to discuss and share photos, videos, news and opinions with fellow fans.
GameTrailers.comUsernameNo1YesWatch new video game trailers, read reviews and previews of upcoming video games.
KotakuNoneNo1YesA Gawker owned “gamers guide” social networking site.
LibrariousNoneNo1YesA place to catalog your media collection, whether it be books, DVDs, or CDs.
NewgroundsUsernameYes1YesA large Flash games and animation site that  accepts user-produced submissions.
RaptrUsernameYes1+YesChange the way you play and discover games and share your gaming experiences with friends.
The EscapistUsernameYes1,SNoAims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture.


43 ThingsUsernameYes1NoA social networking site where users create accounts and then share lists of goals and hopes.
CulinateCustomYes1NoA Social Community for food lovers; cooks & creators world wide.
dailymileCustomNo1NoShare training with friends and stay motivated. Find training partners, local events, routes, and groups.
Families.comUsernameYes1YesA community for parenting, education and planning – meet other parents, share tips and ask advice.
MenuismUsernameYes1NoMenus and user reviews for restaurants all over the US and Canada. Rate what you ate in a personal dining guide and read other’s journals.
NibbledishUsernameYes1NoAmazing recipes, delicious food, and beautiful photography created and rated by you and fellow food-lovers from all over the world.
Serious EatsCustomYes1YesA food blog focused on sharing food enthusiasm through online conversation;, multiple blogs and video.
SnoothUsernameYes1YesFind better wines by receiving personalized recommendations, reading ratings & reviews, and searching the world’s most comprehensive wine database.
Social Workout NoneYes1YesSet goals for yourself and track your progress towards achieving them.
SteepsterCustomYes1NoKeep track of the teas you are drinking & follow other tea lovers to see what they recommend.


about.meCustomYes1+,SYesA custom splash page and personal analytics dashboard.
Answers.comUsernameYes1NoWiki Q&A combined with free online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedias.
Ask500UsernameYes1NoGathers input and opinion data in minutes instead of days. Users can ask a question and see other people answers in real-time.
BlurtitUsernameYes1YesAsk questions, find answers and share your knowledge with users from around the world.
BusinessCard2CustomYes1+YesMakes it easy to create, manage and leverage your professional identity by enabling you to create an online business card
CiteULikeCustomYes1YesA free service for managing and discovering scholarly references.
claimIDCustomYes1+YesA free; easy way to manage your online identity with OpenID.
dooid.comCustomYes1+NoA Web 2.0 business card with e-mail signature.
FormspringCustomYes1NoCreate a box where friends can ask questions anonymously. Post your responses to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook or your blog.
Hi, I'mCustomYes1+,SYesFeatures your latest content from your networks and tells everyone who you are and what you’re about all on one page.
hunchCustomYes1NoProvides customized recommendations and gets smarter the more it is used.
imintaUsernameNoSYesAllows users to incorporate all the stuff they find on the web into one profile and share that with friends.
MagntizeCustomYes1+SYesBeautiful, professionally designed websites for you and your personal brand in a matter of minutes.
NetvibesCustomYes1+YesPersonalized dashboard publishing platform for the Web.
CustomYes1+,SYes/NoEasy to use tools  to gain online visibility and perform reputation management.
PlancastCustomYes1YesThe easiest way to share your upcoming plans with friends
QhubCustomYes1YesA platform that can be used on blogs or websites that allows your audience to ask questions and get real answers.
QubritCustomYes1,SYesConnect with professionals, share and exchange information, texts and photos, find post jobs, use social recruitment, and explore business opportunities.
ScribdCustomYes1NoA social publishing site; where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents.
SocializrCustomNo1+,SYesSend free online invitations, plan parties, and share events with your friends.
This Or ThatUsernameYes1NoCompare anything, read and debate the latest news, make comparisons, share with friends, and vote for your favorites.
wikiHowUsernameYes1NoA wiki based collaboration to build the world’s largest, highest quality how to manual.


AdocuCustomNo1+NoA one word nanoblog that let your friends know what’s up.
audioBooCustomYes1NoAudio community for iPhone users to share sound via their iphone.
BentioCustomYes1YesShare short notes where you are, what are you doing, etc. in 160 characters or less. Near Twitter clone.
IdenticaCustomYes1YesA social microblogging service similar to Twitter, built on open source tools and open standards.
PlurkCustomYes1NoAn easy way to chronicle and share the things users do, the way they feel, and all the other things in between that make up their lives, with the people close to them.
RuminationsUsernameYes1+YesA free, interactive community of people writing what they’re thinking. Simply put, it’s Digg meets Twitter meets Seinfeld.
TwitterCustomYes1NoA free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.
ZedgeUsernameYes1YesHuge catalog of ringtones; themes; games; wallpapers and videos for cell phones. 3.3 million items shared by more than 14 million users world-wide.


blipFMUsernameNo1YesBecome a DJ and discover new music. Listen to a continuous stream of songs and DJ your own music station.
CastRollerUsernameYes1+YesMakes it easy to find and enjoy the best podcasts on the web.
DiscogsUsernameYes1NoA community-built database of music information with discographies of all labels; all artists; all cross-referenced.
FIQLUsernameYes1+YesFind, share and listen to music and video playlists in over 30 categories, genres and occasions.
GogoYokoCustomYes1+YesListen to all music for free and buy directly from the artists. Full streaming of tracks and alblums in various genres.
Last.fmUsernameYes1YesA music recommendation service. Users  download The Scrobbler, which helps them discover more music based on the songs they play.
UltimateGuitarUsernameYes1+YesYour source for guitar tabs; bass tabs; chords and guitar pro tabs.


CurrentUsernameYes1YesA global television network that gives you the opportunity to create and influence what airs on TV.
DropjackUsernameYes1YesA “Digg like” social content website powered by users.
FlattrNoneYes1YesA social micropayment platform that lets you show love for the things you like.
Politics4allCustomYes1,SYesA social network platform that brings real world politics daily, allowing candidates, citizens, and political advocacy groups to connect, collaborate and create grassroots movements.
redditUsernameNo1+NoUser-generated news links where votes promote stories to the front page.
TechnoratiCustomYes1YesReal-time search for user-generated media (including weblogs) by tag or keyword.
WikioCustomYes1NoAn information portal with a news search engine that searches press sites and blogs.


BlurbUsernameYes1YesAllows you self publish your own photo book, cookbook, portfolio, and more with free software.
DreamstimeCustomYes1YesStock photography community providing high quality stock photos and stock images.
FlickrUsernameYes1+NoOne of the most popular online photo management and sharing applications in the world.
FotologUsernameYes1NoA leading photo-blogging and social networking website.
MobypictureUsernameYes1YesDirectly share your photos, text, audio and videos with all your friends on your favorite social sites.
OurdoingsCustomYes1+YesPhoto uploading automatically grouped by date taken.
PbaseUsernameNo1YesHost and share all your photos on the internet.
PhotoPeachUsernameYes1YesAutomatically make your own free slide show in seconds. Upload photos, pick music, add captions in the show, and more!
PiczoCustomYes1+YesIn this photo website builder and community, users can add items such as images, text content, videos, glitters, shout-outs, and profile pages.
PikchurUsernameYes1YesA simple service that updates your social networks / micro-blogging platforms with pictures & videos.
TwixtrUsernameYes1+NoShare pictures and status updates from your mobile.


AdvogatoUsernameYes1NoCommunity resource site for developers of free software; news, and diary service.
BetanewsUsernameNo1YesProvides the latest Technology and IT News as well as software downloads and reviews.
DotNetKicksUsernameYes1+Noa community based news site that specializes in .NET development techniques, technologies and tools including ASP.
gdgtUsernameYes1NoA social gadget platform that enables you to connect with the community through your gadgets, and connect with your gadgets through the community.
GitHubUsernameNo1NoAn online project hosting platform using Git. Includes source-code browser, in-line editing, and patching.
TweakoUsernameYes1YesA user-powered site, and social network, serving guides, tutorials, and more in all categories of computing, technology, and the Internet.
WakoopaCustomYes1NoA social network that helps people discover the best software, games and web apps on the market.


CouchSurfingCustomYes1NoA volunteer-based worldwide network connecting travelers with members of local communities, who offer free accommodation and/or advice.
DriftrUsernameNo1YesKeep track of your travels, share your trip photos, reviews, and blogs with friends and family, as well as research destinations before you book a trip.
QypeUsernameYes1NoWherever you are and whatever you’re looking for, Qype puts millions of reviews from real people at your fingertips.


ViddlerUsernameYes1YesPublish and watch videos.
VimeoCustomYes1NoA respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make.
YouTubeUsernameYes1YesShare your videos with friends, family, and the world.

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David Wallace

David Wallace

David Wallace, co-founder and CEO of SearchRank, is a recognized expert in the industry of search and social media marketing. Since 1997, David has been involved in developing successful search engine and social media marketing campaigns for large and small businesses.

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