Austin Social Media 40

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UPDATE: A new list is available, and it’s MUCH bigger! Please visit my Austin Startups List site to see all 1,400+ websites/startups in Austin.

Which Austin-based Sites Have the Greatest Social Media Impact?
Based on the great reaction to the Austin SEO Power 40 list I published in January, I thought it would be fun to extend the idea to social media. Which Austin-based websites attract the most social media interaction from consumers? The list below attempts to score every Austin-based website based on a weighting of social mentions (Likes, Shares, Tweets, etc.) of each site’s homepage across Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz, and Delicious.

 

  1. Indeed, FB: 46,720 TW: 530 Buzz: 686 Del: 12,328 (source)
  2. VRBO, FB: 29,207 TW: 266 Buzz: 457 Del: 4,520 (source)
  3. RetailMeNot, FB: 13,265 TW: 188 Buzz: 1,374 Del: 18,861 (source)
  4. AppSumo, FB: 859 TW: 5,510 Buzz: 208 Del: 475 (source)
  5. SXSW, FB: 17,588 TW: 72 Buzz: 3,441 Del: 1,533 (source)
  6. LiveStrong, FB: 14,316 TW: 891 Buzz: 663 Del: 1,586 (source)
  7. MyEDU, FB: 14,912 TW: 783 Buzz: 24 Del: 100 (source)
  8. Gowalla, FB: 2,773 TW: Buzz: 10,068 Del: 2,714 (source)
  9. HomeAway, FB: 12,697 TW: 198 Buzz: 630 Del: 2,943 (source)
  10. Despair Inc., FB: 8,976 TW: 235 Buzz: 902 Del: 3,534 (source)
  11. Whole Foods, FB: 7,888 TW: 323 Buzz: 782 Del: 1,014 (source)
  12. ACL Festival, FB: 8,965 TW: 300 Buzz: 159 Del: 62 (source)
  13. Dell, FB: 3,211 TW: 371 Buzz: 1,884 Del: 1,773 (source)
  14. Big Commerce, FB: 422 TW: 1,154 Buzz: 742 Del: 648 (source)
  15. Austin American Statesman, FB: 1,715 TW: 218 Buzz: 2,381 Del: 414 (source)
  16. Curly Nikki, FB: 3,157 TW: 176 Buzz: 751 Del: 111 (source)
  17. Deals2Buy, FB: 2,447 TW: 382 Buzz: 125 Del: 1,256 (source)
  18. uvmi, FB: 2,900 TW: 228 Buzz: 353 Del: 164 (source)
  19. Patrick’s Just Math Tutorials, FB: 3,816 TW: Buzz: 101 Del: 416 (source)
  20. University of Texas, FB: 2,242 TW: 167 Buzz: 360 Del: 434 (source)
  21. NaturallyCurly.com, FB: 2,855 TW: 108 Buzz: 59 Del: 434 (source)
  22. Salt Lick BBQ, FB: 2,535 TW: 59 Buzz: 290 Del: 126 (source)
  23. Stratfor, FB: 874 TW: 236 Buzz: 607 Del: 1,055 (source)
  24. UShip, FB: 2,629 TW: 42 Buzz: 19 Del: 587 (source)
  25. Texas Tribune, FB: 968 TW: 243 Buzz: 714 Del: 202 (source)
  26. a smart bear, FB: 58 TW: 57 Buzz: 1,982 Del: (source)
  27. Austin City Limits, FB: 2,639 TW: 75 Buzz: 23 Del: 24 (source)
  28. VacationRentals.com, FB: 2,564 TW: 45 Buzz: 12 Del: 210 (source)
  29. OtherInbox, FB: 156 TW: 272 Buzz: 918 Del: 599 (source)
  30. Spiceworks, FB: 441 TW: 190 Buzz: 158 Del: 2,914 (source)
  31. Team Price, FB: 7 TW: 656 Buzz: Del: 3 (source)
  32. Qrank, FB: 372 TW: 525 Buzz: 130 Del: 17 (source)
  33. WebmasterWorld, FB: 66 TW: 103 Buzz: 544 Del: 3,049 (source)
  34. Rick Perry, FB: 1,745 TW: 211 Buzz: 17 Del: 6 (source)
  35. CheapStingyBargains.com, FB: 315 TW: 9 Buzz: 1,403 Del: 684 (source)
  36. KUT, FB: 2,212 TW: 43 Buzz: 28 Del: 178 (source)
  37. KVUE ABC Austin, FB: 1,027 TW: 300 Buzz: 89 Del: 59 (source)
  38. The Oasis Restaurant, FB: 2,294 TW: 15 Buzz: 6 Del: 42 (source)
  39. Capital Factory, FB: 298 TW: 261 Buzz: 526 Del: 193 (source)
  40. Fuddruckers, FB: 1,943 TW: 35 Buzz: 65 Del: 41 (source)

And congrats to the following Austin websites that nearly made the Top 40:
austin360.com, foodonthetable.com, zenoss.com, centralmarket.com, bazaarvoice.com, greenling.com, kgsr.com, mackbrown-texasfootball.com, austinchronicle.com, dachisgroup.com, academicsuperstore.com, apartmentratings.com, texasmonthly.com, buildasign.com, frontgatetickets.com, volusion.com, texassports.com, gamesalad.com, pubcon.com, snappages.com, kxan.com, spoontheband.com, tabbedout.com, bedandbreakfast.com, zebraimaging.com, myfoxaustin.com, infochimps.org, brokenspokeaustintx.com, austintexas.org, volunteerspot.com, 590klbj.com, orgsync.com, driskillhotel.com, klbjfm.com, hoovers.com, sanjosehotel.com, flotrack.org, pluck.com, mindbites.com, spredfast.com, socialsmack.com, darksiders.com, waterloorecords.com, recyclematch.com, workstreamer.com, budurl.com, agentgenius.com, lakeaustin.com, kw.com, flowrestling.org, sweetleaftea.com, greenmountainenergy.com, bookpeople.com, gsdm.com, dadlabs.com, fundable.com, originalalamo.com, telligent.com, creditcards.com, amysicecreams.com, stubbsaustin.com, emosaustin.com, lifesize.com, wholinkstome.com, fictionaut.com, austincc.edu, 6street.com, netspend.com, interspire.com, cyberhomes.com, vast.com, cyberrentals.com, ni.com, convio.com, infochimps.com, firewheeldesign.com, weareaustin.com, oneworldtheatre.org, techrepublic.com, schlotzskys.com, campus2careers.com, offers.com, rdiconnect.com, splashmedia.com, calendars.com, governor.state.tx.us, freescale.com, recklesskelly.com, duels.com, deals.com, valueweb.com, guyforsyth.com, challengegames.com, blellow.com, buzzstream.com, spooonful.com, cheaptweet.com, speakermatch.com, keepstream.com, incspring.com, gallerydirect.com, snocap.com, thirteen23.com, snapstream.com, golfsmith.com, cyc.com, ci.austin.tx.us, carinos.com, affiliatetip.com, titosvodka.com, mytoons.com, hotschedules.com, bandize.com, onesource.com, and hurricaneparty.com.

It’s worth pointing out, the numbers used for the calculation of each website’s social media impact are based on shares of each site’s homepage, so it’s possible that a site that attracts a lot of mentions to its internal pages is under-counted.

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