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8 Helpful Links for Learning About Social Media and Online Marketing

Last updated 4 years ago

Social media is become a marketing must for small and medium-sized businesses. For little or no cost, businesses can leverage social media marketing to build word-of-mouth and branding, and even increase sales.

For small business owners who are just beginning to learn about social media there are many helpful online resources and blogs. Below we’ll highlight eight influential websites for learning what’s new in social media and getting the latest online marketing best practices.


1. Social Media Examiner

This website offers actionable tips for businesses engaging in social media marketing. Visit this site for inspiration and ideas about how to get the most out of your social profiles.

2. Search Engine Journal

Recent Google algorithm updates have SEO experts talking and sharing ideas about how to continue to gain search visibility. Jump into the conversation by checking in with this online SEO publication.

3. Chris Brogan’s Blog

Chris Brogan covers social media topics and how to develop meaningful relationships with your customers. Tune in to his blog for inspirational posts that can help you improve your business acumen.

4. Google’s Webmaster Guidelines

Google is the most popular search engine and it’s important for businesses to rank high in their search results.  Find out what Google is looking for when it indexes websites by reading through these guidelines.

5. Mashable keeps its finger on the pulse of Silicon Valley. Check in with this site to find out the latest trends in social media and the technology sector.

6. Technorati’s Blog

Technorati features a blog directory, an annual “State of the Blogosphere” report, and an informative blog covering all things online marketing.

7. Search Engine Watch

With a focus on SEO and search marketing, this blog features the latest news and trends in social media marketing.

8. ReachLocal’s Blog

ReachLocal is the industry leader in providing internet marketing services to small and medium-sized businesses. Our company blog features tips on search, keywords, PPC advertising, social media and more.

If you want to jumpstart your social media marketing strategy, get in touch with Brad Sharenow. Brad has experience helping NYC businesses find online marketing success. Call (877) 411-3777 today to set up a free consultation.


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