Here’s a niche social network you’ve probably never heard of – it’s like Digg for environmentally friendly stories. That means you can vote for stories and try to promote them to the top of the list. Hugg is a green version of Digg and they even tout that in their of their taglines – It’s Digg for Green. If you go there you’ll find environmentally friendly stories videos, and links. Plus you can share green information with the community of other like-minded [tree] Huggers.
So far the community looks small. The first story is “Top 10 Amazing Facts about Animals.” This is a niche community which is perfect if your business or blog fits. Google loves relevant links, so it’s a great way to get a targeted link and the site has a PageRank of 6. There should be a niche community like this for more topics.
If you’re an internet marketer, social media sites can be gold mines. They provide a way for you to interact with your target market and get feedback. And, like I already mentioned, you can get valuable backlinks to your site.
Please let me know other niche social networks you participate in or know about. Wikipedia has a list of social networking sites but I’m sure it’s not exhaustive.