Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Thinking About Marketing Online? Read These Tips First!

By William Gibson


The days of get-rich-quick online business strategies are long gone. The internet is more mundane and less magical than it once seemed. This can be a blessing in disguise for the business owner looking to develop an internet marketing campaign. Internet marketing is now a business of proven facts. Here are some tips that can produce great results.

Making customer participation voluntary is an Internet marketing strategy that can keep website visitors happy and improve their opinions of a website. Most web surfers are fiercely protective of their personal information - as they should be - and a website that respects their privacy stands out as one that cares about them.

One way to optimize your site for a specific keyword is to use a tag around your keyword, which will bold the word, the first few times it appears. This both draws the reader's eye to the word and tells the search engine spiders that your site thinks that word is important. However, don't abuse this or your site will end up looking like spam.

Build relationships with the media covering your industry. Both web and print journalists are always looking for interviewees and new story angles. You want to be top of mind when those moments happen. Just a simple quote in an online article can have a ripple effect on your site traffic.

Take advantage of free online local business directories, such as Google Local Business Center, Yahoo! Local, Local.com, SuperPages, YellowPages.com, InfoUSA, Localeze and Yelp. Listing your business in these directories will not cost you any money and you should see a boost in your website visitors. The visitors referred to your website from these sources, are also likely to be interested in your product or service, so conversion should be easy.

Never use exit pop-ups in your internet marketing set-up. These are specialized routines that stop visitors from navigating away from your site, asking them to confirm that they want leave. These high-pressure tactics sway no one. It does hurt when visitors leave your site, but giving them a pop-up on their way out, makes it significantly less likely that they will ever return.

Keep your level of loyalty with your customers strong, to maintain the integrity of your company. This means that you should make sure to offer deals on your page that are legitimate, with limited ambiguity, to show your clients exactly what they are getting. The more satisfied your customer base, the more often they will return for business.

Make up an appropriate logo to represent your business. Doing so will give your customers something to associate with you and your products. Whenever they see that particular logo, they will automatically think of your business. Any time a customer has a logo to associate with a business is good for that business.

If you find that your business is saddled down by last season's merchandise or products that just aren't moving, consider sending out an e-mail to your best customers inviting them to submit offers for how much they would be willing to pay. Any reasonable offer that doesn't lead to a loss should be considered. You might also consider bundling the merchandise with a similar product and selling it at a bargain price. Be sure to clearly state the terms of the offer in your marketing materials.

In the end, all the tips and tricks in the world won't help unless you have the drive to succeed. The mere fact that you're reading this article to the end leads me to believe you're dedicated to your business, and that will help you build it and have all the success in the world!




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