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Newest Pligg Venture BizSugar: Social News for Business

Newest Pligg Venture BizSugar: Social News for Business

I’ve been an avid fan of Pligg CMS for a long time now. It’s an open source project, allowing anyone to download and run their own social news community similar to Digg and Reddit. I have my own case study for Pligg as well, and recently BizSugar has caught my attention.

The domain and brand of BizSugar has been included on “web 2.0 site” lists and directories for a long time now. However, the recent re-branding and marketing campaign done by the BizSugar team has launched the site into popularity. I’ve seen ads running on Digg, Mixx, and even Mashable among a few other popular sites.

 

What makes BizSugar so unique and interesting is how the content is related to such a wide market of people. In general, most news hitting the front page is on business, finance, web startups, etc. There’s also room for freelance articles, designs and tutorials, among talk of internet and tech trends.

I’ve been a part of the community for a few weeks now, and I have to say it’s a very vibrant and active site. Most stories hitting the front page end up with 20+ votes. This is a substantial increase than seen on most other Pligg sites such as Design Float.

A huge benefit for FP stores isn’t just the initial traffic, but BizSugar also adds Re-Tweet buttons to their stories. This means if you can amass a fairly decent amount of ReTweets for your articles, it shouldn’t be too hard to hit popular in TweetMeme, either. This is truly the power of social media at it’s finest.

I’m excited to see the community grow. Clearly the administrators behind the site are doing an amazing job, and the marketing campaigns running throughout the net have been attracting plenty of visitors. I’ll be using the site heavily as a very active user, so if you’re into the social news scene I highly recommend giving it a go.

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8 Comments

  1. digger

    It will be neat to see how these sites do. Other good business related social networks are tipd and http://socialnews.biz

    They all seem to have a different slant.

    Reply
  2. jimmyltc

    Yes, BizSugar.com is indeed a very successful Pligg like site. I am also a fan of Pligg CMS. Currently running this humble social booking site, http://www.MettaBlog.com* applying one of Free Pligg template.

    *”MettaBlog.com is mini site created for you to Make Friends Online Via Social Bookmarking Tool And Submit URL Free!.”

    Reply
  3. social news

    It’s nice to see these smaller sites get some recognition. The big two Digg and Reddit need another option to keep them on their toes. I like http://www.pageranked.com for now but it has along ways to go before it’s anywhere close the big guys.

    Reply
  4. DrewryNewsNetwork

    I just love being apart of this community, and learning new things each day from fellow site owners about how we can modify code, market our sites, and get so much more out of it. I would like for webmasters to contact me at

    [email protected]

    so we can network and help each other get more traffic and make more money online. Any Pligg site owner is welcome to e-mail me, and keep in touch!

    http://www.DrewryNewsNetwork.com

    Reply
  5. tuna

    http://teknikim.com is another pligg based website, but they accept only science, tech or design stories.

    Reply
  6. Morris Soucie

    When considering security programs, particularly for businesses, I need to agree with you completely. There are so numerous alternatives in the marketplace, it is vital for a professional to know what is most effectivefor their scenario along with specific construction. The information you are providing will be a wonderful support to companies and also security professionals as well. Thanks again!

    Reply

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