It is crucial for those of us pursing success on the Web to invest our time and money on the resources that will most consistently positively impact our bottom line. This post lists the most important websties for Web professionals, according to Website Magazine. This list is based on these sites’ effectiveness but on their popularity among Internet professionals, the business community and consumers.
It is interesting to note the variety of industries and type of marketing and resources that are highlighted. While search engines still top the list of most essential sites, social networking sites are gaining as they continue to attract more business, media and consumer attention. You will notice the number of job and career related sites, a result of economic realities today, as well as the longstanding success of article sites that are still critically important as long as content is king.
In order of popularity, here are the top 50 websites for professionals:
Google, Yahoo, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, eBay, Bing, AOL, WordPress, Ask, Blogger, Twitter, Adobe, Photobucket, Answers, LinkedIn, Digg, EzineArticles, Metacafe, Ning, Yelp, Tagged, Alibaba, Scribd, Paypal, Rapidshare, Bebo, Squidoo, Bizrate, Shopping, SourceForge.net, Hi5, DomainTools, Skype, Godaddy, BlogCatalog, Local, ArticlesBase, PriceGrabber, SimplyHired, Mahalo, StumbleUpon, Meetup, Ustream.tv, Technorati, MediaFire, FindArticles, Mozilla.org, SnagAJob, Blinkx.