26 Popular Social Media Sites

Lot of small business and medium size business,blogger,site owner and brand have a same question how to get more social site and reach to more people with their product.In the time of globalization where digital marketing is taking a very important role there these following site take a valuable position and always a better options for them.If some one asked the name of social media then some are always come in our mind these are twitter,facebook,google+ and pinterest but some more is every one’s need.Here you can able to get list of social media sharing sites which are commonly used.I have make category wise by which it will definitely easier for some one who Is looking to share the content like links,image,video and even for business/blogger.

1. Facebook
www.facebook.com
This is the biggest social media network on the Internet, both in terms of total number of users and name recognition. Founded on February 4, 2004, Facebook has within 12 years managed to accumulate more than 1.59 billion monthly active users and this automatically makes it one of the best mediums for connecting people from all over the world with your business. It is estimated that more than 1 million small and medium-sized businesses use the platform to advertise their business.

2. Twitter
www.twitter.com

You might be thinking that limiting your posts to 140 characters is no way to advertise your business, but you will be shocked to know that this social media platform has more than 320 million active monthly users who make use of the 140 character limit to pass on information. Businesses can use Twitter to interact with prospective clients, answer questions, release latest news and at the same time use the targeted ads with specific audiences. Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006, and has its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

3. LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com

Founded on December 14, 2002, and launched 0n May 5, 2003, LinkedIn is hands-down the most popular social media site for professional networking. The website is available in 24 languages and has over 400 million registered users. LinkedIn is great for people looking to connect with people in similar industries, networking with local professionals and displaying business related information and statistics.

4. Google+
plus.google.com

For couple of years google+ give more importance in ranking your site as google+ is the part of google.So if a post is getting high value of share and like then high chance it will crawl by google faster and indexed even can get a better ranked.Google+ circle option is one of the different function where like followers users can follow the user and get updates once a webpage will be share but beside that the users can also get the same inbetween.While it’s no Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, Google+ has its place among the popular social media sites. Its SEO value alone makes it a must-use tool for any small business. Launched on December 15, 2011, Google+ has joined the big leagues registering 418 active million users as of December 2015.But google plus will be officially closed shortly as google decide to close google+.

5. Pinterest
www.pinterest.com
Launched in March 2010, Pinterest is a relatively newcomer in the social media arena. This platform consists of digital bulletin boards where businesses can pin their content.  Pinterest announced September 2015 that it had acquired 100 million users. Small businesses whose target audience is mostly made up of women should definitely invest in Pinterest as more than half of its visitors are women.


6. Tumblr
www.tumblir.com
Earlier in tumblr there was no option for sharing it just can create a blog but for last couple of years that tumblr have started to add some new option to share link and video.Tumblr links are no follow but as that have appropriately 70 DA so it is valuable for sharing.Beside that tumblr have option to create followers so if your subdomain in tumblr is getting popular then lot of backlinks and visitors you can expect.Tumblr is one of the most difficult to use social networking platforms, but it’s also one of the most interesting sites. The platform allows several different post formats, including quote posts, chat posts, video and photo posts as well as audio posts, so you are never limited in the type of content that you can share. Like Twitter, reblogging, which is more like retweeting, is quick and easy. The social networking website was founded by David Karp in February 2007 and currently hosts more than 200 million blogs.

7. Reddit
www.reditt.com

This is a social news and entertainment networking website where registered users can submit content such as direct links and text posts. Users are also able to organize and determine their position on the site’s pages by voting submissions up or down. Submissions with the most positive votes appear in the top category or main page. Reddit was founded by University of Virginia roommates Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman on June 23, 2005. A decade later, the site boasts more than 36 million registered accounts and 231 million monthly visitors.


8. StumbleUpon
www.stumbleupon.com
StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends content for its users. More than 25 million people use StumbleUpon for entertainment and information. In addition, more than 80,000 publishers, brands, and other marketers have used StumbleUpon’s Paid Discovery platform to promote their businesses. StumbleUpon was owned by eBay from May 2007 to April 2009, when Garrett Camp, Geoff Smith and several investors bought it back. It is now an independent, investor-backed startup once again.After mix acquire stumbleupon all links goes to mix and stumbleupon lost its existance.

9. Delicious
www.delicious.com
This is a social bookmarking web service for discovering, storing and sharing web bookmarks. The site was founded by Peter Gadjokov and Joshua Schachter in 2003 and acquired in 2005 by Yahoo. By the end of 2008, Delicious claimed that it had bookmarked 180 million URLs and acquired more than 5.3 million users. The service was later sold to AVOS Systems in April 2011 who later sold it to Science Inc. In January this year, Delicious Media said that it had acquired the service.

10. Digg
www.digg.com
Founded more than a decade ago (November 2004), Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page that selects stories specifically for the Internet audience, The topics vary widely from trending political issues to science to viral Internet issues and anything in between. Digg supports sharing of content to other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. In 2015, the company claimed that it had about 11 million active monthly users.

11. VKontakte (VK)
www.vk.com
VK is one of the largest social networking platforms in Russia and has quite similar features to Facebook.VK is a Russian-based online social media and social networking service. It is available in several languages but it is especially popular among Russian-speaking users.Only problem is if you try to create the follwers, following fast then it not accepted that one.90% of the total users of vk are from russia.So vk is good for then who are try to share something specially in russia to get some .visitors.If you are targeting app for sharing then vk is the good platform if your app can be used globally or specially for russia.

12.Tagged
www.tagged.com
This is a great social media site with a 25 million number of users is specially deveoped for friendship and dating and, in 2011, it acquired another social networking platform called hi5. It enables you to socialize with others through games, browsing profiles, common interests and so on.In September 2011, Tagged made a second acquisition, the gaming application WeGame.Also in December 2011, Tagged acquired Topicmarks, a natural language processing and machine learning company.

13. Myspace

www.myspace.com
This is a music-focused social networking site and provides an interactive and user-submitted network of friends. But you can share your blog or website also.Not required that one should be music related only.Like facebook you can share links there.But that obviously not too popular like main stream social sharing site like facebook or twitter.It also provides blogs, groups, personal profiles, pictures, videos and so on.

14. Visual.ly
www,visual.ly
Although most people have not heard of this site, Visual.ly’s creators designed this social platform as a way to spread the billions of pieces of unique content we make daily. This site is perfect for data graphs and even more importantly, infographics. Making a short graphic for your site and posting it on Visual.ly will earn you a very powerful backlink and the possibility for social recognition.

15. LiveJournal

www.LiveJournal.com

This San Francisco-based social networking site.Though it basically create for making diary of daily log but users are use that for sharing the link in that site.Like other it has also option to share links and image beside option to create blogs.It enables users to maintain a diary, blog or journal, along with privacy controls.

16. Scoop.it
www.scoop.it
Scoop.it is a Content marketing software company based in San Francisco, California. The company operates the Scoop.it platform, a Content curation service, and markets its content marketing software to businesses.Scoop.it was founded in 2007 as Goojet, a widget platform for mobile phones.The website rapidly grew in popularity, being ranked by Alexa among the top 1,000 websites globally in 2012.It has approximately 75 million users.

17. folkd.com
www.folkd.com
Its basically a socail bookmarking site but as social media and social bookmarking is almost common in sense so I am listing that one here also.Its not too popular and lot of users.But you can do the same thing which you can do in twitter,the sharing.Its basically type of digg.com style.

Business Platform
These following two social sharing sites only targeting for business.So if

you have a blog or donot have any business then that is useless for you.Specially viadeo is only based for Europian counry.

18. Viadeo
www,viadeo.com

Viadeo is an online business-based social networking site that helps business people, mostly those in Europe, connect with one another. It is available in about different languages.In early 2009, Viadeo acquired the Indian professional social networks services, ApnaCircle. ApnaCircle, with 300,000 members at the time of the acquisition, was founded by Yogesh Bansal and later joined by Sabeer Bhatia, co-founder of Hotmail, as board member.So now a days its target for making it globalized but thats simple depends on its business plan.

19. BizSugar
www.bizsugar.com
BizSugar is a social networking platform and niche resource for small business owners, entrepreneurs and managers. The site was created in 2007 by DBH Communications, Inc., a provider of award-winning business publications, and later acquired by Small Business Trends LLC, in 2009. The platform allows users to share videos, articles, blog posts, podcast among other content. It also allows users to view and vote on submissions by other members.

Image Platform
These following visual social media platform only can be used for image sharing so you can expect lot of viewers to the photo or image but not the direct links.The other social media have a option to upload images,video and link all of these but these are only images.Moreover some of these are only limited to the mobile app.

20. Flickr
www.flicker.com

Flickr, pronounced “Flicker,” is an online image and video hosting platform that was created by the then Vancouver-based Ludicorp on February 10, 2004, and later acquired by Yahoo in 2005. The platform is popular with users who share and embed photographs.  As of October last year, Flickr had more than 112 million users and had its footprint in more than 63 countries. An average of a million photos are shared daily on Flickr.

21. Snapchat
www.snapchat.com
Snapchat is an image messaging application software product that was created by Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy when they were students at Stanford University. The app was officially released in September 2011, and within a short span of time they have grown immensely registering an average of 100 million daily active users as of May 2015. More than 18 percent of all social media users use Snapchat.

22. WhatsApp
www.whatsapp.com

Earlier whatsApp was only available for mobile but now days its also in web.So if anyone try to create an account and then can post using the web platform of the whatsapp.WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones, PCs and tablets. The app relies on the Internet to send images, texts, documents, audio and video messages to other users that have the app installed on their devices. Launched in January 2010, WhatsApp Inc. was acquired by Facebook on February 19, 2004, for about $19.3 billion. Today, more than 1.2 billion people use the service to communicate with their friends, loved ones and even customers.

23.Viber
www.viber.com
Viber is a Voice over IP (VoIP) and instant messaging app for mobile devices that was developed and released by Viber Media on December 2, 2010. The app also allows for the exchange of audio, video and images between users. As of April 2014, Viber had accrued close to 600 million registered users and 230 monthly active users.

Video Platform

24.YOUTUBE
www.youtube.com
Established and most popular video-based social media website — was founded on February 14, 2005, by three former PayPal employees. It was later bought by Google in November 2006 for $1.65 billion. YouTube has over 1 billion website visitors per month and is the second most popular search engine behind Google.

25. Vimeo

www.vimeo.com

Another most popular video based social media and content sharing site.But they not allowed all kind of content and number of video is less than youtube.

26. Vine
www.vine.com

If you are looking to only share video then vine is the best place to start with.Vine with over 40 million users become the one of the best platform to share video.Vine is a rapidly growing video sharing social media app that allows users to share 6-second video clips with their followers. While this looks like a really short time for a video, businesses of all sizes are having tremendous success using the service. Vine was founded in June 2012 and later acquired by Twitter in October 2012, just before its official launch.

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