30+ Best Social Media Sites Small Business Owners

List of more than 30 social media platforms that can help small business owners to get new customers and generate sales.

Best Social Media Sites Small Business Owners
With the invention of the social media, business owners can now easily and more efficiently reach out to their customers at a reduced cost. It has helped many big and small scale business owners to advertise their product on the web free of charge.
The birth of the many social networking sites has done a lot into customizing the targeting of prospective and potential customers very easy. It has also enhanced the ability business owners to communicate directly with the customers.
However, with the invention of the social media websites, the next big question becomes, "Which Social Media Site Is Good For My Business?"
We'll be writing about some social media websites and platforms that you can start utilizing today in order to help you get the best out of your business.

Best Social Media Platforms For Business Marketing In Nigeria

- Facebook

This is the most popular social networking website in the whole world with billions of monthly views. It was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes. As a business owner, you can start utilizing this platform if your want your business to reach more people online. Aside creation of pages, you can also run well-targeted adverts on the platform to he;lp you reach even a more bigger audience. Facebook is also the third most visited website in the world according to alexa.

- Twitter

Twitter is another big social networking platform that is slightly different from Facebook. Twitter users publish short posts (tweets) on the platform and it helps them to generate traffic to their blogs and websites. You can also chat on the platform and tweet to people directly. You can check out this post on how I increased my Twitter followers to up o 10,000 in less than a year
One reason I prefer Twitter to Facebook is that my tweets get much impressions when compared to my Facebook posts, also including trending hashtags to your links can help you to get thousands of impressions.

- Instagram

This might not be a nice platform for blog owners but it's really great for online shops that deal on wares like gadgets and fashion wears. This is because of the fact that the platform doesn't support sharing of links except you include it in your profile. 
However, you can shorten url and tell your readers to click on it, they'll just have to copy and paste it on their browsers in order to view he page. Another way of using this platform to generate blog visitors is by telling them to click on the link in your bit. You can check out this tutorial on the easiest way to get thousands of Instagram followers. This is another platform that you can use hash-tags to increase your impressions.

- Pinterest

Like Instagram, Pinterest is another platform that supports sharing of images. It is a mobile and web application company that operates a software system that is designed to discover information on the Internet, mainly by using images and on a shorter scale, videos and GIFs. It was founded in March 2010 and since then has increase to millions of users.
Sharing your posts on this platform will help you to get more noticed on the search engines and also generate traffic to your website. You can design promotional images informing people about your business and then share it on the website.

- Google+

It is another free platform that can help you generate traffic to your business website. It was launched on the 28 June 2011 by Google and since then have grown to more than 100 million users allover the world. Earlier in 2011 when the website was launched, people were only allowed to join the plan form on invitation by mail but fortunately for us, anyone can now be able to join the platform by creating an account.
One benefit of using the platform is that it helps to make posts to be noticed on the search engines. You can also join Google+ groups to share related links.

- LinkedIn

This is a business and employment-oriented service that operates via mobile apps and websites. It was founded on the 28th of December, 2002, but launched on the 5th of May, 2003. You can consider LinkedIn as a kind of online resume where you can list your business history, core objectives and skill and also as a recommendations from customers. Making your LinkedIn profile as professional an sound as possible, will help you you win incredible business offers.

- YouTube

YouTube is a platform that supports sharing of videos and music. It was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karimthree former PayPal employees in February 2005.
It is a great platform for sharing of videos that will how case what your business is about and what you do.
People can also make money from the platform by vlogging. The videos uploaded on the site tend to perform very well in search engines making making it one best places to upload your videos.
It is also the second most visited website in the whole world according to alexa, why don't you start utilizing it today?

- Quora

This is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited, and organized by its community of users. It allows users to set themselves as experts in their various fields by answering the questions that are asked. It also offers credible and consistent answers to questions plus traffic to your websites when links are included in the answers.
Although some people debate that Quora is not a social media platform, we included it here because it exhibits some things that are popular in social networking websites. Users can follow other users, tag them in posts, upvote and downvote answers, share the answers on the different social networking sites, add bios, upload photos and do many other things.

Other Top Social Media Sites to Market Your Small Business Locally

- Foursquare
- Yelp
- Tumblr
- AngelList
- Affluence
- Biznik
- EFactor
- Reddit
- Meetup
- Ecademy
- JASEzone
- Snapchat
- BizSugar
- Gust
- Focus
- PartnerUp
- WhatsApp
- Periscope
- StumbleUpon
- Digg
- Delicious
- Plaxo

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30+ Best Social Media Sites Small Business Owners
List of more than 30 social media platforms that can help small business owners to get new customers and generate sales.
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