Exactly one month ago Tip’s was launched in beta. It works as a social bookmarking site covering financial news. Today they are launching officially as version 1.0, so it is worth a look if you are into financial news and articles.
Here are some statistics from the site, copied from the press release:
We have reached a short-term steady state traffic of 3,000 page views a day on the site and are sending 25-100 referral visits from a ‘published’ (front-paged) story to linked sites, a figure that’s higher than outbound traffic from most other niche sites. We are also approaching 1,000 email and rss subscribes, 1,800 members, 2,800 submissions,1,250 comments, and 24,000 Tips, all within the first 30 days. If you look at our Compete graph, our sustained numbers are already comparable to well established niche social sites.
Even if you are not on the financial niche, however, I think it is interesting to take a look on how the owners will keep promoting the site. After Pligg (an open source social bookmarking software) was released, niche social bookmarking sites spread like wild fire. Few of them managed to gain critical mass and stay active for a long time though.
Do you think niche social bookmarking sites like this one have a bright future, or after a while people will just head back to Digg and Reddit?
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