The 9 Most Important Sites For Social Media Marketing

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In a world filled with social media, it’s hard to choose which one to focus on to spread the word about a business.Ad-ology surveyed 752 US-small business owners to see which social media sites were the most beneficial for the success of their companies (via eMarketer.com).

Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn all saw increases in the percentage of small business owners who found their sites beneficial.

9. Foursquare: 4.3% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 9.7%

Not very beneficial: 12.8%

Do not use it: 73.3%

8. LivingSocial: 6.9% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 7.7%

Not very beneficial: 11.7%

Do not use it: 73.7%

7. Yelp: 7.0% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 11.2%

Not very beneficial: 11%

Do not use it: 70.7%

6. Groupon: 7.6% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 8.6%

Not very beneficial: 12.2%

Do not use it: 71.5%

5. Myspace: 10.8% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 14.4%

Not very beneficial: 17.7%

Do not use it: 57.2%

4. LinkedIn: 12.9% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 20.1%

Not very beneficial: 15.2%

Do not use it: 51.9%

3. YouTube: 13.6% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 17.4%

Not very beneficial: 12.6%

Do not use it: 56.4%

2. Twitter: 14.6% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 17.6%

Not very beneficial: 14.0%

Do not use it: 53.9%

1. Facebook: 29.7% found it very beneficial

Everyone else found it:

Somewhat beneficial: 25.4%

Not very beneficial: 12.5%

Do not use it: 32.4%

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