What are the best platforms to use for marketing purposes and connect with users?

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    #1Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Louis Flores
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Basically the original and still the best social media app for photos and photos with filters. Without Instagram there's probably no snapchat. SO easy for people or brands to post a photo and market it, really one simple click. Celebrities have millions of followers and it's so easy too for them to reach millions with the brands they are promoting"
  2. 29

    #2Pinterest

    Pinterest
    Pinterest is an online tool and a mobile application that features everything, ranging from recipes, home ideas, party themes, OOTDs, style inspirations, and many more. It is also an online community and social media channel where people interact.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Daniel Ford
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Pinterest is a great platform for marketing because of its populous and diverse userbase. It's an especially good place to advertise if your product is related to home design."
  3. 25

    #3YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

    Websites

    Free

    Sarah Hamilton
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "YouTube is probably the largest and most well known platform for posting and viewing videos. It is pretty easy to use and easy to access. People can leave comments and communicate that way. It does not restrict the length of the videos, so it is effective if you want to just post a short ads or more detailed information and tutorials. You can also link it easily to your emails, Facebook, or other social media platform. I believe YouTube is a good platform."
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    #4LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn creates an avenue for professionals to build connections. It allows its users to see people who are in the same field or job category as them. It also shows job postings from different companies from various countries.
    Websites

    Free

    Hemant Rathore
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "Linked in is an indispensable tool when it comes to marketing yourself and connecting with other in the professional world. My current job I obtained through LinkedIn and without it I wouldn't be where I am today. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to advance their career or services."
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    #5Telegram

    Telegram

    Telegram is a simple, fast and secure messaging app that allows your messages to be synced across all of your devices. Telegram is particularly useful for sending files and media as there is no filesize limit on what you can send.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Stephanie Snyder
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I absolutely adore this app. It gets better and better. It is since long my favorite app to keep in contact with others. Since it shows ads, it's also good to be used for marketing purposes."
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    #6Snapchat

    Snapchat

    Snapchat allows you to send multimedia messages to your friends that will disappear after a short period of time. It also includes plenty of stickers and filters so you can jazz up your kamikaze messages.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jacqueline Cruz
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "If you are a business looking to market to youth snapchat could be your answer. This app is filled with ads the consumer can see as they are using it to communicate small messages (snaps). One cannot help but notice the ads that scroll through while making a snapchat to send. The app is free based so your end user is knowledgeable about the ads. This is a good way to communicate with the user base on the ground level. "
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    #7Reddit

    Reddit

    Reddit is an online internet community that is built by people who share the same interest. It features more than a thousand communities sharing funny jokes, the on-going trends, business, and many more. It is available on different platforms.

    Websites

    Free

    Billy King
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This is a good community with millions of users, but it's difficult to promote a creation or business here. The problem is that it would be hard to get enough visibility among users. There is so much on this site that whatever you want to promote would most likely get lost and not reach many people. "
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    #8Periscope

    Periscope

    Periscope lets you broadcast and explore the world through live video. See where news is breaking, visit a new place, or meet people and share interests - all in real-time. You can also link your Twitter account with Periscope.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Jane Carlson
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Periscope is a great platform to connect with people for marketing or any other use. It allows you to live stream and either share to Twitter or other social media platforms, or just to a group of people in a specific group of followers or friends. It is fun and easy to use, and is also great for conducting a meeting with workers so everyone is connected."
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    #9Twitch

    Twitch
    Twitch is a service that provides users with live streaming of virtually all video games. It provides a virtual home for your community to chat, watch, and play with fully customizable text and voice rooms. 
    Apps

    Web, Android, Windows, iOS

    Free

    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I could see some people trying to use Twitch for marketing purposes but I know it best for gamers that live-stream their game play for that reason alone I would say that there are better solution in the market."
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    #10Tumblr

    Tumblr

    Tumblr is a platform for everyone that allows users to publish any type of content depending on what they want to share to the world. Blogging, image gallery, gif archives, and many more can be found in this content platform.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Bryan Willis
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "I thought Tumblr was a place to display your visual art or short writing, not a place for marketing. But it turns out that Tumblr is just as good for reaching out to a consumer base as it is to entertaining those in your social network. I don't like the paid ads that pop up with increasing frequency on Tumblr. But i like the simplicity and elegance of the platform. "
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    #11Quora

    Quora
    Quora is a popular Q&A site where any questions may be asked, regardless of how subjective they may be, or what topic they may be based on.For more on what makes Quora special, see what its users think: Quora: What makes Quora special?
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Brittany Woods
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "i'd like it better if this spoke in second person, i.e. Quora is a popular site where you can ask any question, regardless of topic or subjectivity. Talking in third person right now makes it seem a bit too abstract."
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    #12WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Jacob Berry
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "I think this solution is going in the right direction. I could definitely reach many users through one of the most popular messaging apps in the world and share my content with them. However, it makes no comment on the ease of sending said content to a given list of people or whether that's even allowed or possible."
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    #13Vimeo

    Vimeo

    Vimeo is home to the web's most supportive community of creators. It offers high-quality tools for hosting, sharing, and streaming videos in 720p up to 4K video resolutions with no ads.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Amanda Pierce
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "This was a great platform to use to promote our company. The HD quality was great and customers will appreciate the lack of ads."
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    #14Appointment Reminder

    Appointment Reminder

    Appointment Reminder is an SMS Marketing solution focused and centered in sending SMS and text messages to customers to remind them the appointment they have committed with you or your company. It's a very helpful tool to avoid no-show meetings supporting scheduling appointments where you go to your customer.

    Websites

    $49- Varies by plan

    Sean Hopkins
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Appointment Reminder is a great service that allows you to send reminders to your customers. It's not really used as a marketing tool, however it is used to help current customers remember their appointments. It is a really handy service that is a must-have for businesses that take appointments with their customers!"
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    #15Propeller Ads

    Propeller Ads
    Propeller Ads is an Internet media company making digital advertising effective and reliable. They always provide you with professional media solutions!
    Websites

    $50- Minimum Payment for PayPal.

    Teresa Williamson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a great site for connecting media publishers to the people who need to utilize advertising. I've used it as an advertiser looking for great campaigns. I have found great publishers on here who I otherwise would not have found. It's a great and reliable place to meet your advertising needs."

Summary

Best What are the best platforms to use for marketing purposes and connect with users
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1InstagramApps 34 Free
2PinterestApps 29 Free
3YouTubeWebsites 25 Free
4LinkedInWebsites 24 Free
5TelegramApps 22 Free
6SnapchatApps 17 Free
7RedditWebsites 15 Free
8PeriscopeApps 12 Free
9TwitchApps 8 Free
10TumblrApps 8 Free
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