Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies

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Learn the latest social media marketing techniques

Social media continues to evolve at breakneck speed, and the savvy marketer needs to keep up. This bestselling guide to social media marketing has been completely updated to cover the newest vehicles, including Groupon and Rue La La, location-based services like Foursquare, and new social networking sites like Google+ and Pinterest. Checklists, case studies, and examples will help you decide the best places to spend your ...

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Overview

Learn the latest social media marketing techniques

Social media continues to evolve at breakneck speed, and the savvy marketer needs to keep up. This bestselling guide to social media marketing has been completely updated to cover the newest vehicles, including Groupon and Rue La La, location-based services like Foursquare, and new social networking sites like Google+ and Pinterest. Checklists, case studies, and examples will help you decide the best places to spend your marketing dollars, and you'll learn about valuable social media tools and analytics methods that can help you assess the success of your efforts.

  • A completely updated, all-in-one guide to social media marketing, a valuable way for businesses to reach current and new customers, assist customers with problems, and complete transactions
  • Covers the latest sites and location-based services including Groupon, Rue La La, Foursquare, Google+, Pinterest, and more
  • Minibooks examine the social media mix; tools and techniques; using content to grow your brand; Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+ marketing; other sites; and how to measure results and build on success
  • The perfect guidebook for the social media strategist, website manager, marketer, publicist, or anyone in charge of implementing and managing an organization's social media strategy

Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you get the most from every minute and dollar you spend on marketing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118215524
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 792
  • Sales rank: 275,600
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Zimmerman, author of Web Marketing For Dummies and owner of Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing, has provided online marketing and social media services to businesses of all sizes for 15 years. Deborah Ng is a freelance writer, blogger, community manager, social media consultant, and author of Online Community Management For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Book I: The Social Media Mix 9

Chapter 1: Making the Business Case for Social Media 11

Chapter 2: Tallying the Bottom Line 37

Chapter 3: Plotting Your Social Media Marketing Strategy 59

Chapter 4: Managing Your Cybersocial Campaign 83

Book II: Cybersocial Tools 107

Chapter 1: Discovering Helpful Tech Tools 109

Chapter 2: Leveraging Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Social Media 143

Chapter 3: Using Social Bookmarks, News, and Share Buttons 197

Book III: Blogs, Podcasts, and Video 221

Chapter 1: Growing Your Brand 223

Chapter 2: Building Your Blog 239

Chapter 3: Using Podcasts or Video in Your Content 259

Chapter 4: Sharing Images 273

Book IV: Twitter 281

Chapter 1: Using Twitter as a Marketing Tool 283

Chapter 2: Using Twitter as a Networking Tool 295

Chapter 3: Finding the Right Twitter Tools 309

Chapter 4: Supplementing Online Marketing Tools with Twitter 317

Chapter 5: Hosting Twitter Chats 325

Book V: Facebook 335

Chapter 1: Using Facebook as a Marketing Tool 337

Chapter 2: Creating and Sharing Content on Facebook 353

Chapter 3: Gaining Insights about Your Facebook Community 377

Chapter 4: Finding the Facebook Sweet Spot 383

Book VI: Google+ 389

Chapter 1: Leaping into Google+ 391

Chapter 2: Socializing in Circles 409

Chapter 3: Building Community through Pluses, Shares, and Comments 419

Chapter 4: Hanging with Your Google+ Community 433

Book VII: Pinterest 445

Chapter 1: Pinning Down Pinterest 447

Chapter 2: Marketing with Pinterest 477

Chapter 3: Driving Sales with Pinterest 495

Book VIII: Other Social Media Marketing Sites 503

Chapter 1: Weighing the Business Benefits of Minor Social Sites 505

Chapter 2: Linking Up for B2B Success 517

Chapter 3: Maximizing Stratified Social Communities 537

Chapter 4: Geomarketing Services 557

Chapter 5: Attracting Customers with Daily Deal Coupons 573

Chapter 6: Social Gaming 589

Chapter 7: Making Social Media Mobile 597

Chapter 8: Multiplying Your Impact 615

Book IX: Measuring Results; Building on Success 647

Chapter 1: Delving into Data 649

Chapter 2: Analyzing Content-Sharing Metrics 669

Chapter 3: Analyzing Twitter Metrics 681

Chapter 4: Analyzing Facebook Metrics 687

Chapter 5: Measuring Minor Social Media 695

Chapter 6: Comparing Metrics from Different Marketing Techniques 707

Chapter 7: Making Decisions by the Numbers 727

Index 741

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Great book!

    Very helpful tips to jump start a social media program. Helpful SEO tips as well. Touches upon metrics in final chapters. A handful of links shared were dead links, but
    99.9% were great resources. Many insider tips that would otherwise take months to learn.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 27, 2013

    Ashley Walther awsome books for dummies

    You have to be kidin me for real. These books are so cool. Write back if you like these books for dummies.

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