International Languages: Speaking of 2.0

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Looking for a way to use Web 2.0 (either social networking or social bookmarking) online in languages other than English?

Connecting socially, a lot like Facebook

skyrock.com (also available in Spanish and Dutch)
Home Page: 6
Alexa Traffic Rank 10/07: 26

xiaonei.com (Chinese)
Home Page: 5
Alexa Traffic Rank 10/07: 362

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Fessing Up About Facebook

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I must admit I haven’t talked much about Facebook publicly (only in my email newsletters). And until earlier this month I also haven’t done much with my Facebook account…

Since the start of the year I have been focusing on Web 2.0 properties that (a) have a finely focused niche audience, (b) provide some sort of search engine juice as a result of my efforts, and (c) allow me to partially automate the content creation aspect.

Caring Less and Less About Search Engine Love…(b)

These days I’ve been caring less about the extra search engine ‘points’ by having off-site content. (If you don’t know why I’m caring less, check yesterday’s post.) As a result of reader comments and a few discussions in Facebook I woke up and realized that other marketers, entrepreneurs and website owners are seeing the same anomolies about site traffic as I am.

For example, Allan Cockerill (one of my Facebook friends and fellow bloggers – www.AllanCockerill.com among others) openly shared through a discussion that began: “Will Social Media Become More Important Than SEO…?”

Allan shared: “…1600+ visitors to my blog during September, using nothing but Facebook, Stumbleupon, Twitter and Digg…has me pondering the future.”

Laura said: “…the wake up call came when I noticed clickthroughs from Google down – even though I held #1 spots and even though the # of searches per month, per keyword, was constant…”

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Social Bookmark Sites

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There are over 140 bookmarking sites on StampedeSecret.com, it would be silly to repeat them all again. Instead I have just listed some of the larger ones that pass page rank as well as the movers and shakers in a few niche markets.

Be sure to see your training manual on this (in the strategy step by step) before you begin bookmarking to get the best results. There is little sense bookmarking if your target market doesn’t bookmark or the bookmark sites have ‘nofollow’ tags employed. Each link goes to a seperate post with more information (time permitting).

This list is always updating so if you want to receive notification of updates, leave a comment and subscribe to comments below or sign up for the StampedeSecret newsletter at right.

1zone.net
ADveracious
APBnews
backflip
BARKS
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Social Networks

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This list of links and pages is a work in progress. A consistently updated list of social networks to position yourself on, each linking to further information on the Web 2.0 sites.

Feel free to comment on or add to this list (on this page). More specific (site-related) social networking information should be left in comments at each link.

I am only including the top social networks in this list – for both broad and niche markets (and generally those that also pass page rank back to your website). In later posts I will cover secondary Web 2.0 enabled properties.

43things
BlackPlanet
BeBo
BlueDot
Broadcaster
Bolt
CarDomain
Care2
Classmates
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Squidoo (social networking plus!)

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Squidoo
home
clouds

Alexa rank 05/07: 665
Alexa rank 10/07: 571
Alexa Rank today: alexa
 
Strategy: EF

Register, create pages on topics, link out as much as you want, add modules that earn money, donate some of it to charity easily (if you want). Tag driven, so smart tag your pages.
 
About: An ‘anything goes’ space.


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