If you are not currently using social media to market your business, there has never been a better time to get started than now.

As of today, there are over 1 billion active users on social media…which equates to endless opportunities for you to extend your business reach online and get your brand in front of more customers.

From what I’ve noticed, figuring out which social network to use is the hardest part for most small business owners (myself included!).

The Top 7 Most Effective Social Media Marketing Networks for Small Business

Just recently, Social Media Examiner published its annual 2015 Social Media Marketing Industry Report that details what social media channels businesses are getting used the most for marketing.

According to the report, the Top 7 Social Networks being used for business marketing are as follows:

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  1. Facebook
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Twitter
  4. Youtube
  5. Google Plus
  6. Pinterest
  7. Instagram

This report also states that the top 3 benefits of using these networks are:

  • Increased Exposure (I couldn’t agree more)
  • Driving traffic to your blog/website
  • Building a loyal fan base

If you are new to social media (in general), I am rounding up a great list of Beginner’s guides that you can use to get started with using social media marketing in your business.

My advice for getting started is simply this: Pick one network, build up a fan base there, then move on to another one.

It’s better to do an excellent job of managing a few social networks the right way…than poorly managing multiple networks.

15 Beginners Guides to Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

  1. Facebook
  1. LinkedIn
  1. Twitter (My personal fav)
  1. Youtube
  1. Google Plus
  1. Pinterest
  1. Instagram

And there you have it! I’m hoping that this roundup of guides will get you started with using social media in your business. Cheers!

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