Too many small businesses are totally unaware of the potential offered by the Internet. They may have a website, but it's really nothing more than a business card. For many years I have been telling my customers that they need to generate content if they want to stand out in the ocean of websites. I don't think any of them ever listened to me, but they certainly should and this book is what they should read now.
I can find fault with this, but it's minor. For example, if I had written the section on Social Bookmarking, I would have been sure to mention the dangers of only bookmarking your own content. However a later section goes into detail about curating other people's content.
I also found the books message on advertising to be a bit muddied. Page 7 tells us "on the internet, practically no one is searching for an ad." When I read that and the bit that followed about how content is better than advertising. I was wondering if she was about to denounce advertising entirely. No, not at all, as later sections make clear.
But I'm carping. In 200 pages or so, this really is a great fly-by of what you need to know. I'd recommend it for the owners or top managers of small to medium companies so that they can understand what their web and media people are up to. The examples of real companies are inspiring. Imagine a company with 73 separate blogs that share the common theme of selling the companies soldering products! Why 73? It's one for every keyword they identified.
This is current enough to include Google+, by the way, though not quite current enough to mention that G+ has opened business pages. I don't see that as any great problem, of course. This is the orientation book, the book you'd use to understand the landscape. Details are always changing and anybody who reads this surely understands that.