In the News, What’s the Top Social Media Site to Reach Customers in Your State?

In the News, What’s the Top Social Media Site to Reach Customers in Your State?


You’ll find hundreds — probably thousands — of social networks on the internet now. And those sites have something for everyone’s niche.

But we always hear about the big players in the game. As a small business owner, you probably need to know more.

You’ve become aware of the heavy weights, of course. These include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a few others.

But did you know that some social networks are more popular in certain parts of the country than others? That becomes important if some of your digital marketing is aimed at a local audience.

A new survey this week from CenturyLinkQuote identifies the top social media site in your state. You’re probably going to be surprised by the results. And you’ll definitely want to take notes.

If these are the most popular sites in your state, you should probably consider directing some of your social marketing efforts that way, too.

For the rest of this week’s headlines, check out the weekly news and information roundup below:

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Technology Trends

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