Forums are useful for threaded conversations, blogs are good for industry news, and social bookmarking sites help us figure out what it is popular. Take those channels, blend them together, and you get a brand new community called Gooruze.
After months of testing, Gooruze launches to the public today, promising to help marketing professionals share advice and learn from each other. It’s the first “online marketing” community where the content is created and rated by its members.
Using the same robust platform that already powers the successful Minti.com network, Gooruze brings a blend of Digg, Sphinn, Webmaster World, and SEOmoz. The community launches with a fine group of “Founding Gooruze” (of which I am one of them) but offers a level playing field for all members.
TechCrunch’s Duncan Riley is a “Founding Gooruze” and explains why he’s personally involved.
“The part of the Gooruze pitch that particularly appealed to me was the notion of making online marketing information accessible. Let’s face it: this isn’t exactly an under-represented vertical, and there are many, many good SEO and general online marketing sites out there. What does lack though is accessible content, particularly for folks who may be starting out or looking to upgrade their knowledge sets.”