This book is a definitive guide for those seeking to facilitate and grow online communities and develop social media strategies for themselves or their organizations. It is a playbook on exactly what it takes to be successful, with insights from community experts and practitioners.
After reading this book, you will have the knowledge needed to drive user engagement and bring people together online regardless of the age of your community or stage of its development. Can you afford not to read this book?
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I clearly remember a time, not too long ago, when business and personal connections were forged largely in person or on the phone. During the past two decades, however, the cyber world has open portals of communications once thought impossible. People who are homebound, those who run home-based businesses, and even individuals who just look at the internet as a mean to widen their circle of acquaintances, have flocked to online communities in search of a way to spread their products or, sometimes, just to engage in interesting conversations with like-minded individuals. Although managing an online community might mistakenly be painted in one's minds as a simple task, it is indeed a daunting venture the daring and unprepared managing editor will not soon forget. Marketing strategies aimed at enhancing the appearance of the site, personal interactions, and internal policing can indeed be double-edged tools - depending on the chosen approach, they will either be building blocks for future growth or a virtual wrecker's ball which will turn a potentially successful venture into cyber debris. Angela Connor, whose enthusiasm and experience is fed by the never ending source of feedback she receives daily by managing a very successful online community, is destined to become a pioneer in her field, and her compelling book "18 Rules of Community Engagement: A Guide for Building Relationships and Connecting with Customers Online" is surely a must-have for anyone interested in developing successful online connections. Offering valuable and fundamental tips on how to positively change a potentially frustrating environment into a fertile ground where everything becomes possible, this wonderful guide is written in a conversational style that calls to mind a pleasurable and informative chat with a friend. Definitely a book worth reading. Two thumbs up.