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Tools for Reserving Your Social Media Real Estate

October 20, 2010

As I’m sure we can all agree, lately it seems there are more and more sites launching that you want to claim your business or brand’s handle (username) in. But how do you manage to surf the hundreds of websites in just enough time to reserve your handle, if you even have the time and resources to do so? Luckily, there are a few handy tools out there that make this process much easier. Below are two solutions for you to test:

Although provides a more simplistic approach to searching for your brand across websites, it is ideal for preliminary brand searches. allows you to search if your brand has been taken as a domain name, social media username (a limited amount) or trademark, in a very user-friendly way (red is taken and green is available). Don’t expect an extensive list from the site, but do expect a high-level view to get started. is the solution to searching for your brand on over 400 popular social networks as well as emerging social media websites and common domain name availability. covers everything from blogging, bookmarking, business, community, design, entertainment, health, information, microblogging, music, news, photo, tech, travel and video.

Please leave a comment below and let me know if you find these sites helpful.