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Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition by Deborah Ng, Jan Zimmerman

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Chapter 1

Weighing the Business Benefits of Minor Social Sites

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Reviewing goals for social media marketing

check Conducting social media marketing research

check Assessing audience involvement

check Choosing minor social communities strategically

Without a doubt, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ are the elephants in the social marketing zoo, at least in terms of the largest number of visits per month. But this is one big zoo, as shown in Figure 1-1, which displays only 35 of more than 300 significant social sites. Among these sites, you’ll find lions and tigers and bears, and more than a few turtles, trout, squirrels, and seagulls.

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FIGURE 1-1: The zoo of social media sites is vast. Your time, however, is limited.

You have to assess your business needs, research the options, and select which (if any) of these minor social marketing sites belongs in your personal petting zoo. In this chapter, we look at methods for doing just ...

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