Sports and Cars: Niche Social Networking

By on September 1, 2009

This is one of many posts in our “Niche Social Networking  Sites” series, highlighting some of the lesser-known social media sites online.  A solid social media strategy will often incorporate presence on both well-known, and lesser-known social networking sites.  Whether you have a business in this a particular field, are interested in something new, or could use some of the tools provided by a niche site, we aim to provide a sampling of what’s out there.

Rev your engines and warm up those muscles because here are our top picks for sports and motor vehicle-oriented niche social networking sites.  Did we miss any you feel should be on this list?  Leave us a comment and let us know!

Motortopia

A site for most things with motors, there are sections for cars, boats, planes, and bikes.  Motor enthusiasts create profiles around their motor vehicles and more.  It’s also a site that offers turnkey solutions for businesses and clubs.

CarGurus

Car enthusiasts can write car reviews, answer each other’s questions, sell their cars, or read articles on cars, parts, services, accessories and so on.

Action Sports Community

Create a profile displaying your talents in a particular action sport – snowboarding, surfing, Motocross, BMX and more.  Post photos, videos, and even your action sports resumé.

beRecruited

High School Athletes can catch the attention of college coaches by creating a profile showcasing their abilities, as well as research colleges, academic standards, and scholarship programs.

About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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