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- Print Length: 122 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BJ06J3G
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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At the bottom of this book it says "Master Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, & LinkedIn. You will only find about 4-5 pages dedicated to each. On top of that there it is in size 20 font double spaced. Do you think thats enough information to "master" a complex social media site? I don't. The book is 121 pages total, but It could easily fit into a 50 page book if it didn't look like it was written for a first grad reading class.
It was has almost no actual advice other than very general ideas that almost everyone should know any way. It talks a lot about there being tools to use that can help you do xy and z. It never actually tells you what the tools are, how they work, or even where to find them. If Andy knows of such tools why didn't he recommend a few of his favorite??? When it came to the SEO portion of the book it basically said. SEO is important and you should research about it, but maybe don't spent to much time on it because its hard and changes all the time... It covered other topics in the same fashion and I was highly disappointed.
If I learned anything from this book, it was that a "best seller" on amazon means nothing. I have heard that any best seller list can be bought out, I guess amazon can too. If you are looking for good social media marketing books, check out Gary Vaynerchuk books. This book is basically an abridged and paraphrased version of Gary's book "Crush It." Although that book is now outdated, it is still very good.
I will say, if you know absolutely nothing about social media or marketing, this may be a good read. However, if you have taken a Marketing 101 class and have a facebook, there is a good chance you could write this book yourself. Unless you need a description of each social media site and what they are used for, or a quick reintroduction to what Marketing is, then do not buy this book
They also write on the initial pages of the book that the content in this book is meant for educational and entertainment purposes only and that they are not responsible for the accuracy of data provided. Then what's the point of this book? There was nothing entertaining about it and the few sentences that I read that seemed fairly new to me are so few, that they would not even fill a paragraph. I just had to write this review, as I was shaking my head the entire time I read this book. Sorry.....
Anderson went through several major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumblr), explained what they were, how they worked, who uses them, and how marketers can find use on them. But his writing was very long-winded and dry, in my opinion. I found myself skimming through most of each page. No unique insights were given, just standard "make a Facebook page and Twitter account for your company, and keep them active/updated" stuff.
If you have a hard time wrapping your mind around how social media works, maybe you'd get something out of this book. But otherwise, everything felt like common sense. For unique perspectives on how to use social media to leverage your business, check out Ryan Holiday's Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising. While it's not exclusively about "social media marketing", his book gives you an idea of the kind of perspective you need to have if you want to be an effective marketer today.