Top 15 Best Books on Social Media Marketing for 2017

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In the current trends of search engine optimization, the importance of social media strategies is increasing. Online marketing today is hard to succeed without social media. So, in regard to this significance, I have listed below some best books on social media marketing for 2017.


If you are looking for the winning factors in today’s marketing challenges, you’ll find 3 pillars of SEO for building a solid internet marketing foundation. They are content, links and social media. High quality content is a must for your site. Optimize your content for your audience and make them sharable and linkable. Secondly, inbound links are the important signals for Google SERP ranking. Build quality backlinks for your pages to rank higher in Google and to drive more traffic. And now more and more SEOs are now targeting social media sites to acquire targeted traffic and high Google ranking. Social shares, likes, tweets, and posts to social media sites – these social signals are the SERP ranking influencers to search engines. Promote your brand, products and services through social media.


The following books are highly recommended top social media books. When selecting, I tried to include the latest and best books published for 2017. But I have also included the updated best books published in 2016 and before. Most of these books are available both in Amazon Kindle and Paperback format. Buy and enjoy reading. To buy and know more about the books and their reviews, click on the title of the books.



Product Details1. Social Media Marketing Workbook: 2017 Edition – How to Use Social Media for Business Paperback

by Jason McDonald Ph.D.


Books by Jason McDonald are unique. They include worksheets for the strategies you actually need to do. This updated book for 2017 includes video trainings, PDF worksheets, step-by-step social media marketing techniques, teachings on important social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Yelp, Google Local etc. All small and large businesses can take benefits from this latest book and get free marketing opportunities with social media. The author teaches you valuable social marketing techniques, step-by-step guides, posting strategies, free social media tools, worksheets and video lessons. Highly recommended book for those who want to leverage their businesses!

Reader says, “Such a great book to break down the walls and fear of social media did. Easy read and packed full of great tools. A must for your digital tool belt!”



Product Details2. Social Media: Strategies To Mastering Your Brand- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Paperback

by David Kelly


Now, almost everyone of us is aware of social media. Millions of people are enjoying with their social media accounts at Facebook, Twitter and others. In this new book, David Kelly explains how to monetize from social media platforms. The author reveals techniques to rapidly increase followers and effective strategies to maximize your presence at social media sites. Learn lots of social media marketing ideas from this book. 

A reader says, “…. The book gives ideas on advance strategies to double our IG followers. The book makes me realized that Facebook ad marketing is also another way to monetize it. There are lots of ideas shared in this book which I feel so valuable. I just need to master on how to manage my social accounts properly to gain more money.”



No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Soci...3. No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Producing Measurable, Monetizable Results with Social Media Marketing Paperback

by Dan S. Kennedy and Kim Walsh-Phillips

This book is currently a hot, best selling book on Amazon. The author Dan S Kennedy with Kim Walsh Phillips helped several marketers make money through social media marketing. Avoiding unnecessary “likes” and “shares”, the authors tries them to reach targeted customers, get leads and sales in practicable strategies in this book. A highly recommended book!



Product Details4. Social Media: How to Skyrocket Your Business Through Social Media Marketing! Master Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, & LinkedIn Paperback

by Andy Anderson

This book is the second edition that teaches you to market your products and services through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumbler. The insightful book includes the powerful methods to build your brand awareness, authority, and loyalty for increasing your site traffic, conversion rate and sales.


A reader says, “…… This book will guide you to master Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the greater success in you business sector. …. More platforms are described here in this book. Few general tips and effective strategies on the social media marketing to follow are shared here. I found this book as a great book to enrich your knowledge based on social marketing.”



Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World5. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World Hardcover

by Michael Hyatt

Another Amazon bestseller! The author Michael Hyatt reveals the best secrets for building and expanding business on social media platforms from the world’s best selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs etc. According to the author, to get a success in today’s market, you need two strategic assets –  a compelling product and a meaningful platform. Michael Hyatt boasts of having more than 100,000 Twitter followers and of successful blogging. Read the book and discover how the author uses the techniques for monetizing on social platform.



Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a...6. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator Paperback

by Ryan Holiday

Read this book and learn the top secrets of social marketing from Ryan Holiday. The author is a media manipulator. Learn how your marketing campaigns can spread like a virus in this bestselling book. Another must-read book!



LinkedIn For Dummies7. LinkedIn For Dummies 3rd Edition

by Joel Elad

LinkedIn is a famous networking platform. It has more than 225 million members from most countries of the world. Marketers use LinkedIn as the most useful marketing tool. In this book, Joel Elad tells effective lessons on developing a successful marketing strategies. You’ll also learn the latest LinkedIn features and tools. One of the top bestsellers in Amazon!



Social Media: Dominating Strategies f...8. Social Media: Dominating Strategies for Social Media Marketing with Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, and Instagram Paperback

by Michael Richards

As more and more online marketers use social media for promoting their products and brands,  they want to dominate the social media platforms they are using. This book is a very helpful guide with best proven strategies covering all aspects of social media for every business owner and executive.



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9. The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users Hardcover

by Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick

Guy Kawasaki is the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, and more. Now the author has teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, another best social-media person he’s ever met, to write this book. In this book, you will learn the steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging.



zen of social media10. The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue

by Shama Kabani

Social media marketing is fun, but it is not so easy as you might think. In today’s online marketing strategies, social media become unavoidable. They can connect your customers and converse with them online. The author provides tested procedures, tips and tricks you can apply for your success. This step by step guide book has valuable teachings for online entrepreneurs to marketing executives. This book is one of the top social media books you shouldn’t miss.



The New Rules of Marketing and PR11. The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly

by David Meerman Scott

This is the 4th edition of the book updated with the latest social media and marketing trends, tools, and real-world examples of marketing success. Increase your visibility and sales with this highly recommended book. In this book, you will find updated information, examples, and case studies as well as an examination of new popular tools such as Infographics, photo-sharing on Pinterest and Instagram. The author provides you expanded information on social media such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.



Social Media Bible12. The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success (Wiley Desktop Editions)

by Lon Safko

This updated edition has over 700 pages addressing technology updates to the iPad, apps, Foursquare, and other geotargeted networks. The author will teach you in the light of the latest Google algorithm changes and provide more new information about Twitter, Yammer, Google Plus and mobile marketing. Readers say the book, “Lists all the areas and gives great tips on how to use the tool.”



Likable Social Media 13. Likable Social Media How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (And Other Social Networks)

By Dave Kerpen

The online world is not so different than real world. Open new opportunities with Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. The author will teach you how to leverage the powerful word-of-mouth marketing to drive your business success. Engage your prospects and make them spread the positive feedback about your business. The book provides real world case studies, helpful examples and exercises at the end of each chapter to apply in your business.


Social Media Marketing Tips14. 500 Social Media Marketing Tips: Essential Advice, Hints and Strategy for Business: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and More!

By Andrew Macarthy

The book tells the importance of social media in modern internet marketing and it says your customers are there. The best book includes advices that you can quickly get started social media marketing plans. From beginners to expert level, every marketer will get benefits from the book. One reader of the book says, “This is an outstanding book. Worth 10x the price paid.”


Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies15. Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies

by Zimmerman, Jan and Ng, Deborah

9 books in 1. Yes, if you buy this book, you read 9 books. We all know that Dummies books are easy to read and great in quality. This book is a completely updated, all-in-one guide to social media marketing leading to a valuable way for businesses to reach current and new customers, assist customers with problems, and complete transactions. A customer says, “If you’re looking for a book chock full of how-to, actionable information, this is your book.”


Read some of these books and take social media marketing advantages in 2017. If you have any comment after reading the books, please provide it below.


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  1. Stockarcs

    All gems put in a single basket . Thanks for the list mate !! This is what i was searching for long time and its a really usefull one for a startup kid like me.

    Thanks once again !!

  2. zameer

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  3. حسین

    Top 15 Best Books on Social Media Marketing for 2017 good

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