I am a big fan of sites like LinkedIn for networking, so I was curious about what Weedle.com could offer that is different. Weedle is about utilizing word of mouth referrals to get noticed. Sites like Linkedin allow you to create your home page to showcase your work experience, skills, etc. Although there are applications that you can add to Linkedin to present images and video, it is not as simple to do as with Facebook as other applications.
With Weedle, your contacts will be able to see how they are connected with you from past experiences such as where you worked and what school you attended. This site is about promoting yourself through showing recommendations as well.
The site has begun to take off with over 50 countries utilizing the site. Google is picking up this information as it does with Linkedin. What is different, is the search of your profile is supposed to be based upon your skill as it is optimized that way within Weedle.
According to onlinebusiness.about.com:
What makes it different? Certainly there are lots of social tools to promote your skills, but Weedle is different in that it:
- works smoothly
- includes only professional contacts
- gets great Google search rankings
Popularity: Alexa site ranking: 86,427 (worldwide traffic rank) with 11 sites linking in.
Time to setup: Count on 30 minutes to setup your account properly.
What you need to know: The focus is on individual skills, not on companies. It is an amazing tool to find freelance work, or maybe your next job. You can find scores of success stories on their site.
Bottom line: If you are a brand-of-one then you should be listed. Really, why wouldn’t you claim your page and get listed? Either you are currently looking to make connections or will be. It’s worth the 30 minutes to setup your page.”