Social web sites

123People -- people search tool that finds images, videos, phone numbers, email addresses, social networking and Wikipedia profiles and more. Affiliates with Intelius, WhitePages, and US Search.

14Dayz -- time tracking service. – search engine for people, businesses, reverse phone, reverse address, area codes, zip codes. Affiliates with WhitePages, YellowPages, Classmates, and MyLife.


ActiveRain – social networking for real estate market.

Ad Age Power 150 – current ranking of marketing blogs.

Addictomatic – create a custom page with the news and social buzz on any topic.

Adgabber – social networking for advertising, marketing and media people.

Adobe Acrobat – share files, convert files to Acrobat pdf format in a Flash environment.

Adobe Acrobat Labs – free online collaboration of slide shows and tables. -

Adobe Buzzword – feature-rich online word processor in a Flash environment.

Adobe ConnectNow – free screenshare, webcam, microphone, whiteboard collaboration, file sharing, conference calling (216 area code) for up to 3 people, requires add-in.

Ads of the World -- advertising archive, forum, and blog discussing great work worldwide

Akismet -- comment and trackback spam service for blogging.

Alacra - derives content mostly from D&B and the sells it. $$$

Alertbox – user interface column from Jakob Nielsen.

Alexa – The Amazon web site ranking service that estimates traffic to a site and other metrics, site demographics, links, etc.. A ranking of 100,000 or less is excellent.

Alot Home – toolbar, customizable home page, and buttons for homepage and toolbar.

Amazon – large retailer primarily of books. Numerous personalization features and services including one-click buying, extensive customer and editorial product reviews, gift registries, gift certificates, wish lists, restaurant and movie listings, travel, and photo processing.

AnyWho -- Phone numbers and addresses for persons and businesses in the United States. Includes links to directories for other countries. Uses Intelius and

Attention Meter – aggregator of data from Alexa, Compete, Quantcast, CrunchBase, and Technorati.

AOL - America On Line's portal, offering search, shopping, channels, chat and mail. 35% of traffic here is e-mail.

AOL CityGuide -- local reviews, ratings and tips in dining, nightlife and activities.

AOLVideo – video viewing only. Motionbox took over hosting.

AOL White Pages – see

AOL Yellow Pages – see

Apple iTunes Podcasts

AskJot – aggregates searches from Twitter, Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers, Dooblet, Google sites, Flickr and others.

AttentionMeter – compare Compete, Alexa, Quantcast, Crunchbase, and Technorati rankings

Audacity -- free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.

Aviary – image editing service that also includes a vector editor, color editor and effects editor.


Backtype – search engine to follow and share comments from blogs, social networks and other social media. Subscribe to search results, receive updates whenever a search term is mentioned in a comment, view all the conversations related to a specific article or post, or receive updates whenever a conversation you're following becomes active.

Badoo -- social networking site with innovative photo and video features that allows its multi-lingual users to gain an instant mass audience and interact both locally and globally. Strong in Italy, France, and Spain.

BackTweets – Twitter search engine for links in tweets.

Ballbug – baseball related blog news

Basecamp – project management service from 47connections. $24-149/month $$

Bebo – a high school and college social network to stay in touch with friends, find long lost friends, and meet new people. Helpful and fun applications make it easy to remember birthdays, share photos, write blogs, read a friend’s blog, discover new interests, and just hang out. Bebo connects your brand with influencers and their circle of friends--you’ll reach a highly engaged audience. Combines Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and Delicious.

Being Peter Kim – A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples – several hundred examples of corporate social media campaigns.

Best of the Web – internet’s oldest directory which categorizes content-rich, well designed sites topically and regionally. Minimal information.

Better Business Bureau - accreditation, rating, executive info, and issues from Better Business Bureaus in your area that are resolved or not.

Beyond Bullet Points blog – blog on Powerpoint presentations by Cliff Atkinson.

BigBoards -- Directory tracking the largest message boards and forums on the web.

Bing – Microsoft’s Live Search site was made better and is now more popular.

Bing Xrank – Microsoft search trends ranking for limited categories.

Bitly – URL shortening service with a Twitter posting form on site.

BizJournals – industry news and searching. Results include address, overview, and employees. Choose city to search newspaper articles in your region e.g. Kansas City Business Jounal.

Biznar – search engine that aggregates business related references from Twitter and news sources. In beta.

BizStats - industry specific financial and tax information on over 12 million U.S. businesses, including free online benchmarking. free/$$

BlackPlanet – A community for African Americans, that provides an interactive forum with chat, photos, games, email, and contests.

BlipTV beta -- independently produced Web shows.

Blippr - discover, talk about, and organize great apps, books, games, movies, and music.

BlogBuzzer -- service that submits your blog site to over 30 blog search engines.

Blogflux Top Sites – blog directory in categories of 150,000+ top sites. Add yours.

Blogger -- blog hosting service from Google. WYSIWYG editor allows you to drag-and-drop widgets, change fonts and edit page elements. Feedburner’s feed management tools are tightly integrated. Optional DIY integration in your site.

Bloglines — news feed and blog aggregator.

BlogPulse -- Nielsen Buzzmetrics’s automated trend discovery system for blogs. It analyzes and reports on daily activity in the blogosphere.

BlogPulse Conversation Tracker – search engine for blogs that shows results in conversations about topics.

BlogRank (Invesp Consulting) – blog directory with Alexa, Google, Technorati, incoming links, and RSS subscription stats. Shows link to RSS.

BlogRankings – blog directory.

BoardReader – search engine for message boards and forums.

Blogrunner – news and blog aggregator from the New York Times.

BoardTracker -- Searches a wide variety of forums organized by category, includes email or IM alert capability. free/$

Brainshark – presentation software service.

BTBuckets – web analytics with segmentation and behavioral targeting.

BudURL – URL shortening service which includes tracking. -- Shows Google search results for business sites.

Buzzillions — consumer-generated reviews for more than 6.1 million products.

BuzzNet -- social media site of music communities sharing millions of photos, videos and blog posts about their favorite bands. Offers music premieres, tour dates and exclusive editorial programming, music, with licenses from top labels.


Care2 Causes & News – social news for environmental, healthy and activist causes.

CareerBuilder -- Search for jobs or careers using 13 different criteria, or post resumes and let employers with job openings find you. Also has a section of advice and career-related information resources.

Chartbeat - real-time web site metrics. $

CitySearch - Facebook friendly and ad rich. Not easy updates.

ClickTracks – web analytics service. Show visually how visitors interact with a site by displaying live page overlaid with data that visually shows how many people navigate any link, time spent, a site map of how people navigate, etc. $$

Cluetrain Manifesto, The – text of the book online.

CoComment – tracks separate comments and discussions and notifies users of new comment posts while also displaying any comments and conversations that a user may be tracking on sites such as blogs, news sites, and photosharing sites. Also JS code for custom comments.

Commentful -- comment monitoring service for blogs, Digg submissions, Flickr galleries, and many other types of content with alerts.

Compete - provides a Web-based consumer intelligence service that offers companies time-sensitive analysis of web users' consumer behavior. Demographic info by tag or category.

Compete Analytics Tools– search and referral analytics for keywords by site, by number of visitors, and site comparison. 5 free results. -- database of consumer complaints and consumer advocacy.

comScore -- online audience measurement, e-commerce, advertising, search, video and mobile.

ConceptShare – collaboration service for feedback on visual designs. $$

ConnectAndSell -- delivers live sales prospects over the phone. They use a combination of patented switching technology and virtual sales agents so that when they connect to a prospect, the prospect believes that your sales rep has made the call. They never speak to your prospects directly and guarantee five live connects per hour or you pay nothing.

CoTweet -- Twitter web client with team editorial control. Account management, URL shortening and tracking, scheduling.

CriminalSearches - criminal records, map of neighborhood, sex offenders, alerts, stats. Affiliates with PeopleFinders.


DailyMotion -- video sharing strongly interfaced with video blogs.

Dataopedia – aggregation of site traffic data from Alexa, Compete, and Quantcast and whois data.

Delicious – social bookmarking site owned by Yahoo!. Store your favorite web sites online so you can manage them from anywhere. Tags are easier than browser bookmarks. Find and share links with your friends and other site members.

DexKnows -- Online Yellow pages offering residential, business, toll-free, and government phone number directory service. Affiliates with WhitePages and MyLife.

Digg -- social news site focused on technology where the stories are chosen by community members rather than editors.

DigitalPodcast – a simple, categorized podcast directory.

Dimdim – web and video conferencing for up to 20 people free. Features include whiteboards, recording and open source versions.

Dipity –graphic timeline of news events and buzz.

Disqus – blog comment system either JavaScript or as a blog plug-in (Wordpress, Blogger, TypePad, MovableType) that enhances a blog’s comments and integrates it with a fully moderated community forum, hosted at <yourforum> Disqus’s service adds threads, comment/user ratings, spam control, and user identities for each commenter. The system can either replace all a blog’s comments or only be activated on new posts.

DMOZ – the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. Aka The Open Directory Project.

Domain Tools - Domain name search tool allows wildcard search of current and deleted/expired whois domains.

Dooblet beta – search engine to find alternatives terms to subjects. In English, German, and Russian.

Doodle - meeting and event invitations and scheduling with polls. Integrates with Xing, Outlook, Facebook, Google apps, etc.

Doostang – social networking for recent graduates and students of top-tier universities and MBA programs seeking career advancement. To this end it offers job listings, networking and content themed around professional development.

Dosh Dosh -- Internet marketing blog with emphases on social media and tip lists in general. -- file hosting via computer, email, phone for audio. Conference calling.

DropJack – social news site that looks very salesy.

Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Databases - D&B provides information on approximately 1,600,000 U.S. and Canadian leading public and private businesses. This includes industry information with up to 24 individual 8-digit SICs, size criteria (employees and annual sales), type of ownership, principal executives and biographies. Executives frequently volunteer their information in order to have access to the D&B credit reporting system. $$$


EarthFrisk – social news aggregator, blogs, bookmarking.

eBay -- International person to person auction site, with products sorted into categories.

Ecademy - enables business people to connect through online networking using social media tools, at business networking events and 1-2-1 meetings - a community that advocates, connects and helps one another. To build a strong business relationship, you must first gain trust from one another through having a personal relationship, this is critical before you can expect to move onto a relationship where a transaction or a referral can take place. They support and promote Sales 2.0 values such as openness, honesty, transparency, friendship & kinship, winning by sharing, connectedness and being connected, and connecting people to what they seek, finding them that match, that job, that customer, that supplier, that direction, or that life.

EchoSign - second generation e-signature solutions for “on demand” or 100% web-based,

Elluminate – web conferencing for education primarily, requires Java, has teleconferencing, whiteboards, application sharing, quiz management, and breakout rooms. Free for three people. $$

Eloqua – web analytics software. $$$

Email Address Value Calculator – also web site valuation and email marketing results calculators.

Epinions -- consumer-generated reviews, buying tips and advice, ratings, price information, and searchable in a variety of ways from price to product type.

ERE - Recruiting and HR news, information and community -- including articles, discussions, blogs, jobs, conferences, research, email publications and more. ERE is home to the largest online social network of recruiters and HR professionals.

eTracker -- web analytics service with website analysis, campaign controlling and live web analytics. Inexpensive SaaS outsourcing solutions. $

EventBrite – virtual event hosting.


Facebook – A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.

Facebook Advertising -

Facebook Connect -

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Facebook Grader –measures the power of your business page on Facebook by Hubspot.

Facebook Marketing Solutions -

Factiva - Delivers worldwide business news and information and powerful searching to provide customers with relevant information to inspire their business decisions. Content can be delivered directly to the desktop or integrated into customers own systems. A Dow Jones Company. Business taxonomy. $$$

FactoryLeads – summarizes hundreds of news sources and manufacturing directories for alerts and sales leads on new plants and plant expansions.

Fancast – video search and viewing with content from Hulu. Owned by Comcast.

Fark – social news site of amusing, weird, interesting, and bizarre with subscription adult news. Bills itself as “not news” and is top resource for mass media.

Feedburner – blog RSS feed tracking and sharing. TotalStats allows you to see the number of people who have viewed or clicked items in your feed without actually coming to your site. MyBrand allows you to track your feeds on your personal site without using the domain.

FeedReader -- news feed and blog aggregator.

Filtrbox – monitoring of Twitter, blogs and other social media. Has free trial as long as you sign up for 14 free days to a paid version. $$

Flickr – a premiere photo/video sharing site owned by Yahoo! since 2005. No fee is required to start loading and sharing media. Users have the option to make their media private or public, however around 80% of the pictures on Flickr are public. Other features of Flickr include maps to track where and when photos were taken, tagging and commenting on pictures, and the ability to create postcards and other products

Focus – business networking to support decision making for purchase and other business decisions with research and peer expertise.

Fotolog -- social network of photo diaries and blogs.

ForumFind – search engine for foums. Also called YukuFind, owned by KickApps.

Free Twitter Designer – personalize your background online with text, shape and images.

FreeConference – audio conferencing for only the cost of the phone calls. 10 cents/minute for toll-free service charged to the conference holder, up to 150 people can conference call together. $

Friendfeed –- Allows you to build a customised feed of made up of content your friends on other collaborative sites have shared, including news articles, photos, videos and comments left.

Friend or Follow – Twitter status of following but not followed and followed but not following.

FriendsCallMe -- username availability checking service.

Friendster - Friendster is a leading global social network emphasizing genuine friendships and the discovery of new people through friends. Search for old friends and classmates, stay in better touch with friends, share photos and videos, and so much more.

Fubar – adult social networking -


Gcast – podcast hosting and audio recording by phone. free/$

Genius - client-tracking software which tracks and records the web site activity of potential customers.

Genwi – personalized home page providing content and the ability to add links to any blog, video, podcast or RSS feed they want and share it with their friends or the whole Genwi community. The feed import wizard allows you add your content from other sites to your Genwi profile without an RSS feed.

GetClicky – web analytics in real-time.

GetSignOff – collaboration service for presenting web site designs, managing feedback, and multiple design variations. Free for one client. Can integrate with Basecamp. $$

GlassDoor – find out job salaries, interview questions, and job reviews by anonymous employees. Salary information is restricted to people who add a salary. -

GoArticles – repository of articles. But no one is socializing here.

GoingUp -- web analytics service using cutting edge web technology. $

Goliath – business news, company profiles, industry reports, business directories, paid services.

Google – Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology. The Gmail email service accounts for about 25% of their traffic.

Google Ad Planner

Google AdSense – revenue earning program for web site owners to display relevant Google ads.

Google AdWords - The biggest and best for volume, traffic quality and user interface. However the most expensive.

Google AdWords Editor

Google AdWords Help Forum

Google AdWords Keyword Tool - newest (9/10)

Google AdWords Learning Center

Google AdWords Traffic Estimator – an early version of the Search-based Keyword Tool

Google Alerts – set up email summaries of the latest relevant searches to monitor news, competition, people, or industries.

Google Analytics -- enterprise-class web analytics solution from Google.

Google Analytics Help Center

Google Analytics official blog

Google Analytics official forum

Google Blog Search

Google Books – search engine and reader for full and partial text of millions of books and magazines

Google Custom Search – create a custom search page for others to use or on your own web site.

Google Docs – word processing and spreadsheets.

Google Groups –social networking service

Google Insights for Search beta -- shows how many searches have been done for the terms in Google by Web search, Image search, Product search, and News search. Shows graph of search volume, categories, top searches, top rising searches, and a world map showing regional search volume. More features than Google Trends.

Google Keyword Tool

Google Local Business Center – Google Maps business listing.

Google News

Google Paid Links Reporting Page – report sites using or selling paid links.

Google Picasa Web Albums – image hosting and sharing.

Google Profiles – a profile to use for search results.

Google Reader – RSS feed reader.

Google Search-based Keyword Tool beta -- generates keyword and landing page ideas relevant to a website to help AdWords ad campaigns. Tailors keywords, amount of competition, suggested bid, and more by location. Based on your URL or search terms, it displays relevant Google searches over the last year. Brand names are identified.

Google Sites -- free and easy way to create and share webpages.

Google Trends – search for terms in popular searches over time and the countries and cities they came from, and the languages they speak.

Google Trends for Websites – search website activity and compare. Mostly for larger sites.

Google Videos – video search engine.

Google Website Optimizer – web site testing using Google Analytics.

GoRank – SEO tools for keyword density, related keywords, and link popularity.

GoToMeeting - web conferencing lets you present, demonstrate and meet all you want for one flat fee for up to 15 people. No file sharing, whiteboards or video. $

Grono – Polish/English social networking site that offers videos, groups and forums as well as profile pages and classifieds.

Groundswell Profile Tool – grade your customer by the six types of customers.


Harvest -- time tracking service.

HDTalking – Harley-Davidson community bulletin board.

Hi5 – international social networking -

Hipcast – podcast creation and hosting. $

Hitwise -- daily rankings of web sites, search engines, leading online industry statistics, and top industry search terms.

HootSuite - manage multiple Twitter profiles, add multiple editors, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success from one interface.

Hoover’s Connect – social networking for professionals similar to LinkedIn but focusing on the strength of the business connection.

Hoover’s Online - scours SEC filings, cold calls companies and asks for information, and reviews other public documents to get their info. Premium services include detailed company histories, competitors, subsidiaries, news, and detailed financials. Data and companies may include as many as 11 categorized officer names with functions and titles, address, phone, fax, web site URL, sales figures, number of employees, and overview of operations. Basic information is free through Xobni. $$$

Host-tracker – monitors, reports, and issues alerts for uptime/downtime with more than 60 monitoring points.

Hubspot – web and blog analytics and advice for small businesses.

Huddle –a network of secure online workspaces where teams can share files, collaborate on ideas, manage projects and organise virtual meetings. Supports Facebook, LinkedIn, and Ning. free/$$

Hulu – video viewing for ad-supported professional television shows and movies, including some in high definition. Owned by NBC Universal, News Corporation, and Disney. Chinese developed proprietary video player.


IceRocket – blog search engine. -- microblogging service based on a free open source tool.

Igloo Software – full-service community and social software solutions. $$$

Ignite Social Media -- Agency providing social media services including application development, podcasting, blogging, reputation management, profile creation, and social network strategies.

iGoogle -- personalized home page that allows users to add tabs, themes and drag-n-drop widgets to their home page. Tons of third-party widgets for news, tools, sports, lifestyle and their favorite Google products including Gmail, Talk and YouTube. 25% of traffic to this domain is for Gmail.

iAmplify –directory of self-help podcasts. $$

IKEA Fans –IKEA community.

iLinc -- web conferencing product line for enterprises, government and educational institutions. Features application and desktop sharing, polling, breakout groups, hand raising, whiteboards and IM. $$/$$$

Imeem – social networking for watching, posting, and sharing content of all media types, including blogs, photos, audio, and video.

Indeed – job search engine from thousands of websites for job listings from job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages.

IndianPad – social news site relating to South Asia.

IndividURLs – build your own custom news feed aggregator.

InsiderPages – nearly 600,000 user generated reviews for local businesses in categories ranging from dentists, doctors and hairstylists to plumbers, realtors and restaurants. Acquired by CitySearch in 2007.

InsideView - a pioneer in on-demand business search and intelligence applications, powered by Socialprise. SalesView FREE, PRO and TEAM editions available.  Aggregates relevant personal, professional and corporate data in real time from thousands of content sources to uncover new customer engagement opportunities to increase sales velocity.

Info USA - provider of the end-to-end B2C and BTB marketing solutions for small-and medium-size business. Mailing list, direct mail, email marketing. $$$

InstantConference – telephone conferencing and recording for up to 150 people and six hour. Instant sign-up and unlimited use.

Intelius -- reports for people, email, business people searches. Empowers consumers with online information for personal protection and intelligent decisions. Acquired Spock in May 2009. $$

IntenseDebate – blog comment tool for Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, Tumblr, etc.

Involver – Facebook brand marketing. $$$

IronPort Sender base - world's largest email and Web traffic monitoring network.

Isgd - URL shortening service.

iStockPhoto –image/video marketplace. The site’s photo library contains over 4.5 million stock photos, vector illustrations, Flash files, video footage and audio from over 75,000 artists. Once approved by the site, photographers can upload their images and receive 20-40% of each sale. Photos & illustrations range in price (depending on size and complexity) from $1 to $24, videos range from $15 to $86, and audio from $2 to $24. $$


Jacked - Provides sports viewers with a customizable 'second screen' experience to give real time access to the news, information, links and images that are available elsewhere on the Internet. Jacked lets viewers create and share a personalized program and information experience.

Jaiku -- microblogging and social networking site based in Finland but acquired by Google and then shut down in early 2009. Google’s App Engine will host the open source code so developers can create their own microblogging service.

Jigsaw – a business information marketplace for buying and selling names and contacts.

JISCmail - National academic mailing service, facilitating discussion, collaboration and communication within the UK academic community. Includes news, documentation, and links to public lists.

Jotspot – wiki acquired by Google in 2006. See Google Sites.

JS-Kit – web site developer tools in JavaScript for commenting, rating, polling and rating comments. They also have a widget called Top Rated that tracks the highest rated objects on your site.

JudysBook - Local word-of-mouth from people you know.

Juju – job search engine launched Feb 2009.

Just Tweet It -- search directory for Twitter users classified by interest and occupation. Also can browse Twitter tools, services and latest news.

Keyword Discovery - keyword research tool to discover what customers search and the best keywords for a web site. free/$$


KickApps – web site developer tools for extensive interactivity. Also acquired the social community of Yuku sites. $$

Killer Startups – a review of at least 15 new web sites a day and a summary of the top ten of the month..

Kirtsy – social news site for fashion, entertainment and design, technology and food. Strong female user base.

KnowEm – username availability checking service. Has automatic signup service. free/$$


Landing Page Test Calculator -- http//

Landslide – Offers software and live services to increase sales performance.

Lead411 – personal and company search engine for larger companies.

Lies, Damned Lies… -- blog from Microsoft’s Ad Platform Evangelist, Ian Thomas.

Likaholix beta -- New friend share site pattered after Friendfeed.

LinkAdage -- text link services. $$

LinkedIn – social networking for professionals to create business contacts, search for jobs, and find potential clients. Individuals have the ability to create their own professional profile that can be viewed by others in their network, and also view the profiles of their own contacts from 170 industries and 200 countries.

LiquidPlanner – project management software. $$

Lithium Technologies -- provides a deep set of community applications (hosted forums, chats, etc), a Social CRM platform, and an on-demand deployment strategy. Reputation management, CRM connectivity, and managing community health via actionable analytics. $$$

Live Documents -- web based office suite resembling their Microsoft counterparts Word, Excel, and Powerpoint only in Flash. Founded by Hotmail creator Sabeer Bhatia.

LiveJournal -- blogging platform that also offers privacy controls, photo storage, publishing tools, style templates, and online communities for many interests.

Local Search Guide -- an Internet Yellow Pages (IYP) and Search Engine Who’s Who profiling IYP, Search Engine, Search Tool, Vertical Directory and Mobile companies. The Yellow Pages Association launched the Local Search Guide in Dec 2004. Good summary of search sites.

LogMeIn – Simple, secure access and support solution for your computer from just about anywhere including backup.

LotusLive – LotusLive Meeting and LotusLive Engage provide web conferencing at several different functional levels. Options for file sharing, surveys, charts, and calendar sharing. $/$$

LucidEra – On demand analytics.


Manta -- company and industry research reports with immediate online access. Editable by employees.

Marketing Staff Calculator --

MarketResearch - searchable database of market research reports, newsletters, competitive intelligence data, and company profiles.

Market Samurai – keyword research and SEO tools. $$

Meebo –Provides instant messaging and group chat over any IM network (AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk and Gmail, MySpace IM, Facebook Chat, and more!) and chat with people in Meebo Rooms. Also enables live communication integrated into any website with Meebo Rooms, Meebo Community IM, and Meebo Me.

MeetingWizard -- meeting and event invitations and scheduling.

Meetup – Helps groups of people with shared interests plan events and facilitates off line group meetings in various localities around the world.

Megite –news and blog aggregator by category showing lots of detail.

Memeorandum – politics related blog news, detail-rich -

Merchant Circle -- Reviews only. Devoted to connecting Neighbors and Local Businesses online.

Microsoft AdCenter Labs Audience Intelligence Tools – demographics and customer intention tools.

Microsoft AdCenter Labs Content Analysis Tools – Location Platform, Visual Product Browsing, People Name Detection, Product Classification, Cross-Language Keyword Suggestion, Content Categorization, Entity Analysis, Sensitive Webpage Detection, and Context-Based Acronym Resolution.

Microsoft AdCenter Labs Keyword Tools – keyword suggestion and analysis tools such as Entity Association Graph, Keyword Forecast, Keyword Group Detection, Keyword Mutation Detection, and Search Funnels.

Microsoft Advertising Community adCenter blog

Microsoft Advertising Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Office Live – file storage up to 5Gb, file sharing, view and edit Office format files, create a web site with email.

Microsoft Office Live Meeting – audio and video conferencing, breakout rooms, Outlook integration, uploading handouts for distribution, and Microsoft RoundTable features. $

MiGente – social networking for Latinos reflecting their cultures and perspectives.

Mike’s Marketing Tools - free info and reviews on reputable internet marketing tools, software products, books, coaching and services.

Mikogo – web conferencing for up to 10 people free.

Mint -- web site analytics that is extensible and self-hosted.

Mixx – social news site and networking.

Modern Feed – video search engine and viewing for commercial and internet video.

Monster– A one-stop career management resource. Job search, resume management, 1200 pages of advice from career experts, plus chats and message boards on dozens of topics. -

Moreover– RSS news aggregation service. Provides free pre-built news and blog feeds and search engine. $$

Movable Type – blogging enterprise solution for companies seeking to integrate blogs into their business model starting to become an open source initiative. The hosted blog service TypePad is also by SixApart.

Mplans Free marketing calculators --

Mr. Tweet – search service for Twitter that also gives and uses recommendations to help promote accounts on the basis of relationships more than topics.

Mullen’s New Marketing Ecosystem -

MyAOL –personalized home page from AOL who hopes to get some people to use it. A third of their traffic goes for the web mail.

MyBlogLog – a social network for bloggers from Yahoo! to share and find blogs by community, by hot topics, etc. – personalized home page from Microsoft who has changed domains around enough to be confusing. Windows Live is the umbrella name for the web products including this one. 72% who visit go to Hotmail.

MyLife - bad reputation from overcharging and misleading people to give access to their email addresses. A rebranding of after merging with Wink. Lists US and Canadian high schools. People search available as well. Free registration to see who is listed. An annual fee is required to send personal email and use other features. Claims over 22 million members.

MySpace – a social community that lets you meet your friends' friends. Owned by Fox Interactive Media.

MyTweetSpace – free backgrounds and free custom backgrounds for Twitter.

MyYahoo! – personalized home page from Yahoo! who would like people to use it also. 43% go for the web mail. They deliver targeted advertising and transaction-based services for advertisers and publishers.

MyYearBook –social networking for teens. Offers quizzes and a weblog section, as well as videos and free content from CliffsNotes. -

Mzinga -- Provides on-demand social media solutions that allow companies to collaborate and communicate with their customers online. $$


NameChk -- username availability checking service.

Nasza Klasa – social networking a la Classmates only in Polish.

Naymz -- Online identity management. Get found when someone searches for information about you on the major search engines. Create your Naymz profile page and add links to all pages about you.

Netlog – social networking for the European youth. Strong in Italy.

NetParty -- entry point for a network of parties held in 17 U.S. cities, aimed at professionals in their 20s and 30s. The events, held at stylish clubs, are designed to combine business networking with social fun.

Netvibes – social aggregator including news feeds and lots of widgets to create a personal home page. Lack of advertising. See VMN for higher ranked news feed aggregator. -- board hosting service which features custom headers, footers, fonts and also password protected areas.

News Is Free – news feed directory also allows for personalized news pages.

NewsCloud – social news site with networking, short URLs.

Newser – news aggregator using a picture mosaic.

NewsGator -- Social Sites Enterprise is a business community tool built in Sharepoint, NetNewsWire is a news reader for iPhone, FeedDemon is PC Magazine's Editor's Choice free RSS reader, NewsGator Go! is a Blackberry news reader, and NewsGator Online is the web based news reader.

NewsOnFeeds – news feed search engine and news feed aggregator.

NewsVine –social news site owned by MSNBC.

NicheBot – keyword research for search engine marketing. $$

NicheWatch - SEO

Nielsen Buzzmetrics - supplies you with key brand health metrics and consumer commentary from all consumer-generated media. They also have ThreatTracker, which alerts of real-time online reputation threats and gives you a scorecard to show you how you’re doing relative to the competition. $$$

Ning – An online service to create, customize, and share a social network.

NowPublic – social news site promoting citizen journalism.


Occam’s Razor – blog from Google’s Analytics Evangelist, Avinash Kaushik. Sub-folder blog-goals shows 2006 stats over time.

Omea Reader -- news feed and blog aggregator.

Omniture – web analytics service. Develops and markets SiteCatalyst which is aimed at enterprise companies to monitor visitor and commerce activity. Acquired HBX. $$

OneSource Information Services, Inc.-- global information on companies, industries and executives.  They also have Integration to provide business information to your CRM system. $$$

Orkut – Google’s social community -

Owly - URL shortening service.


Pageflakes – personalized home page service with key features being customized widgets, an RSS reader and group sharing capabilities. Pageflakes allows you to put all your web favorites, including news, email and search engines, onto one personalized page using “flakes”, or widgets..

Peek You – an openly edited internet white pages. Profiles help people to find a person’s websites, blogs, social-networking pages, online photos, and anything else related to them that might be on the internet. However, unlike conventional search engines which use robots to find websites, people control what appears on PeekYou. Each person’s PeekYou profile will operate in a wiki-type fashion – with links open to editing by any member of the public. Little information available but uses Google.

People Search Now - bankruptcy, marital status, arrest records $$

PeopleFinders – person information for reverse phone, criminal, business, social, etc. $2, $15 or $40. $$

PhotoBucket – photo/video sharing service known for MySpace ownership and support. Free or paid plans, linking and creative remixing tools, such as slide shows and video editing functions for consumers.

PIBuzz – the Private Investigator (PI) Magazine’s blog site and blog where you can find resources and news on how to find people and company information.

Piknik – image editing service includes tools to fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects. – update all your social networking sites easily. -

Pipl -- People search engine aggregator that searches other search engines for addresses, personal profiles, photos, background reports, documents, blog posts, and more. Affiliate with Intelius.

Plaxo - Started as an updating address book, and is going more social so you can see what your contacts are creating and sharing online — their blogs, the photos they’re uploading, their restaurant reviews, etc. You also hook your account to your blog, Flickr, Twitter, Yelp, or 30 other sites.

Plime – social news wiki for weird and interesting links. Users earn karma when other users vote on their actions.

Plurk – microblogging where each post has a thread of responses, making it more conversational in style. People write in the third person and shows updates in a horizontally scrolling timeline. Embed Flickr images and YouTube videos.

PodcastAlley – a podcast directory with over 30,000 podcasts. Maintains a monthly top list. feeds, podcast definitions, podcast software, and an active forum of podcasters and listeners.

PodcastDirectory – a directory of podcasts with a top list, a list of featured podcasts, and categorization.

podOmatic -- free podcast hosting and creation, tips, tools, software, and directory.

PollDaddy -- Free polls for your blog, website and email. Aims to provide a fuller suite of data-collecting widgets with a survey tool, quiz form, and a more generic contact form generator.

Posterous – blogging and cross-posting of media files. Make updates by email.

Pownce -- microblogging, and sharing links, files, and events. Shut down December 2008.

Presentation Zen – blog on professional presentations by Garr Reynolds, Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan.

Press Release Grader – Hubspot will analyze your PR for readability.

Prezi – Flash driven zooming user interface for presentations from Hungary with a strong German following.

PRNewswire - Press release news service. Information direct from the sources.

Profilactic - a social media aggregator/lifestreaming service that pulls together just about everything you and your friends create online. Supports 190+ social sites. Also integrates with WordPress, so you can add a lifestream to your blog.

Propeller – social news site much like Digg.


Quantcast -- A media measurement service that lets advertisers view audience reports on millions of websites and services. Provides a unique profile for each site in its database.

Quantcast Marketer – a web analytics system that provides demographic data with statistical data. Launched 2009.

Quantcast Media Planner – demographic analysis tool which matches to web sites.

Quantcast Top Sites –demographic overview of people visiting ranked web sites -

Quintura – see and find visual search engine.


Radian6 -- social media monitoring tools and analysis designed primarily for PR and ad agencies. $$

Reddit -- social news site owned by Conde Nast (Wired) that displays news based on your personal preferences and what the community likes. Your preferences are determined based on your history of voting stories up or down. Simple interface and little advertising.

Rediff – social network focused on Indian culture with free e-mail, news, Bollywood reviews, and many other services.

Remember The Milk – a task manager that uses e-mail, SMS, IM for adding and viewing tasks, organizing lists, task locations by map and collaboration. Also available for the iPhone.

RepVine - allows individuals and companies to collect and display references from internal and external sources so you see whether each person's community agrees or disagrees with what someone says about themselves and how the community feels about what others in the community wrote that person.

Research And Markets -- market research reports in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, construction and engineering, retailing and e-commerce

Return Path’s SenderScore – provides information about where an IP stands in comparison to other email senders, and how it is likely to be evaluated by email receivers. If you are responsible for that email, a Sender Score will tell you the most important factors you need to change about your program in order to improve your delivery rates.

Retweet It – retweet tweets to pay for getting your tweets retweeted. Requirement of 50 followers.

RipOffReports -- consumer complaint forum. Does not remove complaint reports but does allow rebuttals.

Roget’s Thesaurus – find alternative words by traditional thesaurus search.

Ryze - Members get a free business networking-oriented home page and can send messages to other members. They can also join special Networks related to their industry, interests or location.


Saba Centra -- web conferencing with breakout rooms, application sharing, record and playback, and multiple presenters.  Targeted for educational markets. $$$

Sales 2.0 - Nigel Edelshain’s consulting firm started in January 2007. Sales tips, sales strategies, sales process and sales training.

Salesforce Content Assembly – presentation software service for Salesforce.

Salesspider - A free business social network, launched in March 2006, dedicated to the Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) executive. Includes leads, classifieds, jobs, and people network.

Sample-Size Calculator --

Santcorp - Enterprise-strength tools for automatically generating proposals, sales letters, RFP responses, and sales presentations. ProposalMaster creates proposals and RFPs with higher win rates.

SAVO - On-demand Sales Enablement platform maximizes the sales organization’s ability to communicate value and differentiation in clear, consistent and compelling ways.

ScreenToaster – video capture from the browser, storage and viewing. Webcam option only for original stored video. Output to YouTube or in .mov or .swf. Acquired by Veodia in June 2009.

Search Engine Land -- News and information about search engine marketing, optimization and how search engines work for searchers run by journalist Danny Sullivan.

Search Engine Watch – news and information on searching search engines and search engine registration and ranking issues. Learn to submit URLs, use HTML meta tags and boost placement.

Searchles – social bookmarking by groups.

Searchmetrics -- rank tracking and enterprise SEO metrics. $$

SEMrush – consumer intelligence with CPC estimates from Google's Traffic Estimator and estimated traffic volumes from Google AdWords Keyword Tool near each keyword to show value. Free for 10 queries per day / $$

SendMail’s IP Reputation – search engine for reputation class of any IP address. Sendmail reputation data is based on the largest network collection method on the Internet, analyzing over 95% of all Web traffic.

SEOBook – SEO training as well as marketing tips, search analysis, online business tips, and general commentary on the evolution of the web.

SEObook HubFinder – hosted at a German SEO ranking service.

SEObook HubFinder – hosted at a bicycle news site.

SEObook HubFinder – hosted at a web development service.

SEOBook Keyword Suggestion Tool – aggregator tool for the best SEO keyword tools.

SEOBook Link Harvester – check links and group by C block addresses.

SEOBook Rank Checker - check your website rankings in Google (US and international), Yahoo, and Microsoft Live.

SEOElite - search engine optimization software $$

Seth Godin’s blog – author on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.

ShowHype -- entertainment news, videos, and blogs.

Silanis -- Electronic and digital signature solution provider includes resources, white papers, product news and related information. Pioneered digital signatures in 1992.

Skype – Voice over internet protocol (VOIP) for free computer to computer phone calls and the cheapest computer to land line rates.

Skyrock - Social networking site popular in France.

Slashdot – social news site for geeks. – a search site aggregator that gathers personal information from over 70 different sites where a name might be found.

Social Media Club – a society of paid members with more than 40 local chapters working to promote good social media information and ideals.

Social Media ROI Calculator --

SocialText -- Offers an enterprise wiki as a hosted service or installed on a hardware appliance. A free, private, hosted Socialtext account for up to 50 people, each with a personal home page, from your company. Includes micro-blogging, social networking, and a shared wiki workspace. free/$

SocialToo -- auto follow, auto unfollow, block automatic DMs, social surveys.

Spaces -- Microsoft's blogging and social networking platform. Ranking is based on Bing traffic and Spaces gets about 2% of total.

SpamCop IP check - spam reporting service.

Sphinn – search engine industry's own social news & networking site. Sister site to Search Engine Land.

Spinn3r – blog indexing service. Free social media ranking of users on Twitter, Digg, Delicious, and Friendfeed. $$$

Spock – people search engine. Find people by name, location, email, or keyword. Acquired by Intelius. in May 2009.

Spoke – complex site with little valid information. To research contacts better, Spoke provides an application you install separately called Spoke Toolbars that works in IE or Outlook.

Spokeo – social search engine targeted to finding dirt on your friends.

SpyFu –keyword intelligence showing keywords by time, top ads using, cost estimates, competitors, related keywords used by competitors. Kombat, Ad History, and Keyword Smart Search. -

SpyOnWeb – find the associated web sites for one domain name, their IP and what Google Analytics ID they use if any.

Squarespace – website and blog builder for businesses and professionals. $/$$

StatBrain – web traffic estimation service based on web statistics from other sites.

Statcounter -- detailed visitor statistics and a choice of graphical counters. An invisible counter is also available.

StumbleUpon -- content discovery service enabled by a browser toolbar. Uses positive and negative user ratings to form collaborative opinions on website quality. When users stumble, they will only see pages which friends and like-minded stumblers have recommended. More often than not, it’s something almost serendipitously interesting to the reader. The company expanded into video discovery in late 2006. eBay owned the site for two years before the owners bought it back in 2009.

SuperPages – See White Pages

Surchur – aggregates search trends from Google Trends, Yahoo! Buzz, Twitter Trends, Technorati, Bing xRank, and CNN Popular.

SurveyMonkey – web-based survey service to create, publish, and view the results graphically.

Switchboard – US residential and business listings.

Syncplicity – file synchronization, sharing and backup.

Syndic8 -- news feed directory categorized using ODP's top-level organizational structure. Also has a large amount of technical information about how to syndicate content.


Tagged –social networking mostly for kids with an emphasis on security. Although the site has opened up to all ages, they still have tight security in place for users under 18. For example, profiles for 13 and 14 year olds cannot be viewed by the public or registered users over 16, and profiles for 15-16 year olds are private to non users and users over 18. Older users can still add these youngsters as friends, but they must know their email address or last name to request the friendship, and the younger user must also accept them.

TalkBizNow – networking and business services including web conferencing, voice conferencing, calendar, and file store.

Tealium – web analytics service. $$

Techmeme –news and blog aggregator for technology topics with assistance from human editors.

Technorati -- search engine for blogs and other user-generated media by tag or keyword. Also provides popularity indexes.

Text Link Ads -- text link services. $$

Text Link Brokers – text link services. $$

The Conversation Prism -

The Oracle of Bacon – find out how many degrees of separation someone is from Kevin Bacon.

The Virtual Chase -- guides lawyers and other legal professionals who want to conduct research on the Internet. Offers research sources and numerous articles on research strategies, research guides, and teaching tools.

The Sales 2.0 Advocate - Anneke Seley and Brent Holloway’s site for the book with Seley’s blog.

Tick -- time tracking service.

TimeBridge – meeting scheduler and time tracker, integrates with Outlook, Google and iCal Calendar.

TimeDriver -- online scheduling software service from TimeTrade Systems. $30/year and integrates with LinkedIn, Facebook, Myspace, etc. $

TinyURL – URL shortening service.

TNS Cymfony Orchestra Platform -- provides tools for market measurement, analysis and reporting. Develops applications such as the InfoXtract engine to sift and interpret consumer-generated feedback and mainstream media. $$$

Toggl -- time tracking service.

TopLinked- rankings of people with the most links on LinkedIn -

Topsy –Twitter search engine.

TrackEngine - monitor web sites for updates and changes and email alerts.

Trackur - online reputation monitoring & social media tracking tool. Offers a monitoring plan for individuals ($18 per month), companies ($88), and enterprises ($197) which works around your keywords and then organizes the results for you in the form of a Dashboard. $$

Treehugger – social news and networking site for environmental issues.

Trendrr – tracking and reporting service for social and digital media. Free for ten trends. $$

Tribe – A social network for connecting with other people in your community about what to do, where to go, jobs, places to live, and services.

Trim - URL shortening service.

Tuenti –social networking for Spanish speaking people by invitation only. Propone a sus miembros ponerse en relación, compartir datos y comunicarse entre amigos. Eventos, ultimas entradas seleccionadas y perfil.

Tumblr – a tumblelogging site for commenting and using found media.

Tupulo -- social yellow pages community using maps, based in Vienna, Austria, containing an international database of local businesses. Mostly listings and not reviews for now.

Twaitter – Twitter tweet scheduler. calendar, multiple accounts, subscribe to RSS feeds.

TweeFind – search engine for Twitter topics. Aggregates, Tweetmeme, related searches and YouTube.

TweetBeep -- receive alerts by email whenever a specific word or phrase is tweeted on Twitter.

Tweetburner – generates short URLs that you can track.

TweetFunnel – Twitter web client with team editorial control, account management, publish later, mentions, review and publish.

Tweeting Too Hard – people who think too much of themselves on Twitter get outed -

TweetLater Free – Twitter tweet scheduler. Alerts, keyword tracking with email digest, reply tracking, draft mode, snippets, welcome DMs, automatic follow and unfollow, review followers, multiple accounts.

Tweetmeme – tracks popular tweets and lets you retweet them -

TweetReach – Twitter search engine that relates tweets between users for reach statistics.

Tweetree – Twitter web client that shows expanded URLs for shortened URLs.

TweetScan – search for any word in the Twittersphere -

TweetStats – graphic view of your Twitter statistics.

Tweetvisor – a mashup of tools including Twitter, TwitPic, Twtask, TweetShrink, Mr. Tweet, groups, timelines.

Twellow -- search directory for Twitter of people by area of expertise, profession, location, or other attribute listed in personal profiles on Twitter.

Twendz - Twitter search and monitoring on user sentiment and trends set up by public relations shop Waggener Edstrom.

Twine -- organize, share, and discover information around your interests.

Twist – trend analyzer for Twitter.

Twitalyzer - evaluate the activity of any Twitter user and report on relative influence, signal-to-noise ratio, generosity, velocity, clout, and other useful measures of success in social media.

TwitBacks – create your own Twitter background.

TwiTip – blog about Twitter -

TwitIQ -- Twitter web client with simple interface, tag cloud of follower keywords, saved searches.

TwitPic – Twitter service to share photos. Post pictures from your phone, through their custom programming, or through the site itself. Also, some Twitter clients have built-in support for TwitPic..

Twitt(URL)y – threads of Twitter topics and the links that they talk about -

Twitter – Social networking and microblogging service utilizing instant messaging, SMS or a web interface.

Twitterholic -- Twitter ranking of top 100 people based on their followers, the people they follow and the number of their updates. Check your own stats.

Twitter Search– Twitter search interface with advanced queries.

Twitter Backgrounds – free and custom designed Twitter backgrounds.

Twitter Backgrounds Gallery – designs of Twitter backgrounds.

Twitter Counter -- tracks the number of followers you have on Twitter and gives users a button to display this count on their blogs and homepages.

Twitter Grader – measures key metrics of your Twitter account by Hubspot.

TwitterFeed – send your blog/feeds updates to Twitter via your RSS feed.

Twubs – Twitter directory based on Twitter groups built around content aggregated from #hashtags.

TypePad -- Service for hosting and publishing weblogs and photo albums. The maker SixApart also has the DIY blog platform Movable Type.


UberVU alpha (July 09) – aggregation service that tracks news buzz in close to real time. Gets comments, reactions, and mentions around a story from a dozen services, puts them on a timeline and shows the relationships between them.

US Data Corporation - databases of information on consumers and businesses nationwide with high critical currency, reliability and accuracy. $$$

US Search – search engine for people, background checks, reverse phone lookup, criminal records, property records, marriage, and bankruptcies. $$

USA People Search -- $2, $20 or $40. $$ -- Provided by the National Cancer Institute. Includes information and resources on making web sites and other user interfaces more useful, usable, and accessible. News and current publications and additional links are provided. – video sharing of live video and recordings of live streams. Home of the Webby Award winning shiba cam.


V Kontakte -- social networking in Russia based on Facebook.

Veoh – video search, viewing, and sharing of commercial and internet video with lots of industry support. CBS, ABC, WB, MTV Networks, ESPN, Sony/BMG and Lions Gate, YouTube, Hulu, etc.

Versionista – monitor web sites for updates and changes -

Viddler – video sharing and editing service that has business and premium services. Features include iTunes syndication, direct recording, free brandable video player, add comments and tags at points in video, $/$$

Vimeo – video sharing in a respectful community of passionate creative people.

Viral Video Chart -- a ranking of the top viral videos by an ad agency that promotes viral videos, movie trailers, web shows, cool TV ads, and other forms of branded entertainment on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, influential blogs, cult websites, and social media applications.

VMN – social news feed aggregator from the Parisian NetVibes with content from Digg, Reddit, NYT, Time, Yahoo! News, etc., a Deezer radio player, and lots of widgets.

Vox – hosted blog service for people to share thoughts, photos, videos with friends and family. It’s an extremely easy to use blogging platform that also acts as a social networking platform. It is designed to be simpler than Type Pad, but more robust than LiveJournal, both of which were owned at the time by Vox owner, Six Apart.

Vyew– web conferencing, file sharing and persistent sessions (meeting room stays open).


Wadja – a mobile social network. Send and receive messages over the web, email or sms, and share responses between contacts or privately with a friend.

Wakooz –personalized home page from Canada.

Warrior Forum – top marketing forum. Learn about internet marketing, ebook selling and home based business.

WatchThatPage - monitor web sites for updates and changes by schedule. New information is emailed and/or placed on a personal web page.

Web Digest for Marketers – Larry Chase’s weekly email newsletter that delivers short reviews of marketing-oriented Web sites.

Web Digest for Marketers Advertising CPM Calculators --

WebCEO - Suite for search engine marketing, traffic analysis, and site maintenance. free/$$

WebConfs SEO Tools – SEO tools include Backlink Anchor Text Analysis, Similar Page Checker, Search Engine Spider Simulator, Backlink Anchor Text Analysis, Backlink Builder, Backlink Summary, Keyword Density Checker, Reciprocal Link Check, Check Yahoo WebRank, Domain Stats Tool, Domain Age Tool, Keyword Playground, Website Keyword Suggestions, URL Rewriting Tool, Keyword-Rich Domain Suggestion Tool, Website to Country, Alexa Ranking Tool (inactive)

WebEx MeetMeNow – web, video, audio conferencing supports only 15 users. Has Microsoft Office integration, desktop sharing, whiteboards, and private chat. $$

WebOffice – online meetings, forums, calendars, poll, to do lists, chat, databases. $$

Website Grader – free SEO service provided by HubSpot offering an automated evaluation of your website, as well as comparisons to others. Criteria tracked are Google Page Rank, Traffic Rank, number of inbound links, delicious bookmarks, and the number of Google indexed pages.

Website-watcher - monitor web sites for updates and changes. When changes are detected, it saves the last two versions to your hard disk and highlights all changes in the text. Supports IE/NS/Opera browser-integration, import and export. $$

WebTrends -- web analytics service. Advanced real-time analysis and reporting to identify customer trends, optimize content and campaigns and forecast revenue. $$

Weebly -- create personal sites and blogs.

WeFollow – search directory for Twitter launched by Kevin Rose of Digg.

WeSmirch – gossip related blog news, detail-rich -

White Pages –Search engine for people, business listings, phone numbers, addresses, area codes, ZIP codes and postal codes. Reverse lookup and area & ZIP codes, Affiliate with MyLife.and US Search.

WhoWhere beta – Find addresses, email addresses and phone numbers for people and businesses. Includes reverse telephone lookup. Lycos search engine. Uses Bing for maps.

Wiep - internet marketing blog with link building as the main dish -

Wikio – news and blog aggregator. Voting, top products.

Wikipedia – a collaborative encyclopedia.

Wikipedia Podcast category–

Wink – people search based on tagging and other user input. Uses searches from Google, MyLife (its parent) and PeopleFinders. News hasn’t been updated since 2007.

WinningTheWeb – blog from Gyutae Park about Internet marketing strategies to make money online.

Woopra – free and real-time web analytics services. Compatible with static and dynamic sites.

WordPress -- a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. Includes custom design templates, integrated statistics, automatic spam protection and other features. No scripting allowed.

Wordtracker -- Emails you top searched for words. $$

WordTracker Free Keyword Suggestion Tool – suggests 100 related keywords with volume information. Can be used as a browser plug-in also.

Wordze – keyword suggestion and analysis service. $$

WorldCat - global catalog finds more than one billion items and growing, online articles and files as well as books and media in libraries near the searcher's computer location.

World Clock Meeting Planner – helps you schedule a meeting for many time zones. Lots of other time and date information here.


Xactly - On-Demand Sales Performance Management, On-Demand Sales Compensation Management.

Xanga -- create your own video, audio and webblog. Similar to MySpace, Friendster and Bebo. Popular with teenagers and successful in Asia.

Xing – a social software platform providing a small-world network for professionals. -

XKCD -- Stick-figure strip featuring humour about technology, science, mathematics and relationships, by Randall Munroe.

XMFan – Moderated satellite radio discussion board focused on XM hardware, setup, and installation.


Yahoo! -- personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail (almost half of their traffic), clubs, and pager.

Yahoo! 360 – site closed July 2009. Allowed you to create personal web sites, share photos from Yahoo! Photos, maintain blogs, get lists of local reviews, supply profile information, and see which friends are currently online.

Yahoo! Buzz – social news site.

Yahoo! Connected TV - TV Widgets give you Internet data combined with TV on special sets (Samsung now, Sony, LG, Vizio soon). TV Widgets deliver a Cinematic Internet™ experience by converting Web services like Yahoo! Finance, eBay, CBS, Flickr, USA Today, and Twitter, for the TV. View episodes of your favorite CBS TV shows, watch a movie, check the latest news and sports scores, shop on eBay or catch up with your friends on Twitter.

Yahoo! Directory – the first major directory of the web.

Yahoo! Groups – social networking by shared interest. Shared message archives, photos and photo albums, group event calendars, member polls and shared links.

Yahoo! HotJobs – job search, resume uploading and building, and career tools.

Yahoo! Local -- A popular search engine keeps track of your business with a map, comments and has editable information.

Yahoo! News – news feed directory of categories with feed creation by custom search.

Yahoo! Pipes – a content mashup service that will aggregate feeds, then sort, transfer, and filter their information, geocode favorite feeds, then view them on an interactive map, or build custom vertical search pages.

Yahoo! Site Explorer – show indexing by Yahoo! Search, show popular pages from any site, show inbound links and pages

Yahoo! Web Analytics --

Yammer – microblogging for intra-business networking only. Good press.

Yeeta – social sharing of photos, news items, etc.

YellowBook -- nationwide source for local yellow and white pages information, searchable by business, people, reverse lookup and distance. Uses Intelius for people searches, maps to Bing.

YellowPages -- offers searching United States and International business listings and includes business and consumer centers.

Yelp -- members share their favorite recommendations from the latest restaurants and shops, to the best hair salons and spas, to doctors and yoga instructors.

Yoast – personal site of Dutch WordPress developer and online marketer Joost de Valk.

YoName -- people search across social networks, blogs and more.

YouTube -- video sharing through websites, mobile devices, blogs, and email.

Yugma -- video conferencing for up to 20 people, desktop sharing, Skype integration.

Yuku – social networking via topical forums.


Zaba – name search links to phone, address and Google map. Advanced and phone number searches forward to Intelius. One of the cheaper services most likely.

Zemanta - accelerates creation of rich media by adding text and graphics to a blog post, article or web page. Combs the web for the most relevant images, smart links, keywords and text, instantly serving these results to the user to enrich and inform their content. Can be deployed on all major content publishing platforms and web browsers through a plug-in.

Zentact – tag monitoring of web pages based on contacts.

Ziggs – create and manage your online brand. Market yourself on the Web and simplify how you stay in touch with people important to you. Did not do well in searches and used Google info as backup.

Ziki – business service directory for qualified leads that promises a quote in 48 hours.

Zimbio – news and blog aggregator, entertainment, style, current events, and other pop culture topics, submit your blog.

Zoho Meeting – web conferencing free for two people. Features include Zoho integration, and desktop sharing. $$

ZoomInfo - profiles on over 45 million business people and 5 million companies. Affiliate with MyLife. $$

Zorpia – social networking site from Hong Kong with a photo album, online journal, social networking, customized homepage, comment system, and discussion forum. Popular in India.