Check If Your Name Is Available on All Social Media Sites

By Daniel Scocco

Yesterday I received an email from one of our readers, asking on what social media sites he should try to secure his name (which can be either his personal name, or his website/business name, depending on what brand he is trying to promote).

In my opinion there are two that are absolutely a must: Twitter and Facebook. All the others are optional. Depending on the type of business you have some niche social sites might be compulsory too. For instance, if you are a photographer you should try to secure your name/brand on Flickr too.

That being said, if you have time available it could be a good idea to secure your name on as many social sites as possible. This will solidify your brand and enable you to interact with your audience/customers on many different platforms.

There is a web tool that helps with this task. It is called namechk.com.

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You just need to put the desired name on the search box and the tool will check whether it’s available on not on around 150 social media sites. You can also use it as a list of the sites where you can go and create a profile, as some of them will also let you place a backlink to your website.

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25 Responses to “Check If Your Name Is Available on All Social Media Sites”

  • Abhishek-seekersfind.com

    Hi
    This is great list but my name is only available on popular sites but sure will move to all this sites too.

    Thanks For Sharing The List
    -Abhishek

    • Kamal Hasa

      You can also try UD.com it’s good as well 😉

      • Web Marketing Tips

        Abhishek is really common name in India so instead of that you should look for your brand name.

      • Web Marketing Tips

        Kamal … thanks for providing one more option.

        UD.com is looking more professional than namechk.com.

  • Josh Garcia

    Hey Daniel,

    That is amazing that there is a tool to check if your name is available. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Have an awesome weekend…
    Josh

  • Himanshu Chanda

    Hey Daniel. A quick idea.

    One can even check others in his niche and know where all is the competition located. As you said if I want to know which sites to first tap one would directly hit a search on common competitors and see their strategy and presence. What Say!

    • Daniel Scocco

      Good idea Himanshu.

    • Alex Dumitru

      Nice thinking, I like it 🙂

    • Kimberly

      Fantastic idea!

  • Treathyl FOX

    Oh my goodness, Danny! You are LOADED with valuable information tips. I don’t even know how I found your blog. But I’m sure glad I did!!! I get nothing but good stuff from you!!

    • Daniel Scocco

      Glad you find the posts useful 🙂

  • Debra

    When I checked the availability of my company name — A Novel Choice — Namchk added hyphens — A-Novel-Choice. I can think of a number of ways to list myself: with hyphens, with underscores, as 3 words with caps, as 3 words without caps, and as 1 long word with and without caps. On key sites should I reserve my company name multiple ways? For example on Twitter and Facebook create two accounts as ANovelChoice and A-Novel-Choice?

  • Alex Dumitru

    I think there are more tools of this kind, because I’ve checked this a while ago and I’m sure it wasn’t this website I went to. Anyway, it’s really useful.

  • Vandana

    Hi Daniel,

    My feelings of gratitude are same like others. I really feel lucky to be here, thank you for providing such a great thing. It’s just beginning for me and learning so much every day. My user name was available on all the social media sites but i chose only few, important ones!

  • S Emerson

    Daniel,
    You should add a note that the BallHype one is a false positive return.

    Was using this the other day and every name I put in was noted as taken there. What the heck? Went and checked, the site is closed.

  • Bamboo Forest – Tick Tock Timer

    Whoever asked you that question must be one smart, not to mention handsome man.

    I bet he’s an amazing athlete too.

    Good answer.

  • Nauman

    Social Networking is good but web-master should connect with only one or maximum two social networking sites, so that he/she can fulfill the demands of social networking.

  • jason

    What a great tool! I just used it, but I was so glad that I had already reserved my proper twitter name, so that was a plus.

  • Supermarket Soap

    Awesome tool. I plan using it to claim all the decent social media sites. I already have a few, like Twitter, but I didn’t even realise I didn’t have Facebook! I thought I did! Shows what I knew!

  • Christian Guico

    Cool! This is an amazing tool to check with… I had check the site and try some username and see how it goes then it shows the availability of the username in each social bookmarking sites. Awesome site.

  • Adesoji Adegbulu@MakeMoneyOnlineNg

    Daniel… Pls, do we really need to be everywhere?

  • Peter J

    What an awesome tool , i like this 😀

  • Motivatory

    Waoh! what a great tool this is. This makes life a whole easier for those who are thinking of getting a name for networking sites.

  • Virtual Character

    Great tool! I was always wondering where my name would possibly be present and it helps create a name that will work.

  • Eamon Diamond

    One can even check others in his niche and know where all is the competition located. As you said if I want to know which sites to first tap one would directly hit a search on common competitors and see their strategy and presence. What Say!

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