There are so many different facets to internet marketing, from newsletters to rotating banner ads to flash ads that take over your screen to social media. Here are some ideas that we’ve compiled, on a variety of internet marketing topics, which will help you diversify your strategies, but remain focused on your goals.
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.
You should reward the visitors that have given you help, by promoting their links on your homepage. This will help in two ways: It will show users that helping is rewarded, prompting them to do it more. And, it shows that you appreciate all of your users.
Good analytics and tracking are vital to Internet marketing success. If you have no data, you do not know what areas need improvement. Learning who visits your site, how much time they spend looking around, and what interests them on your site gives you a wealth of information you can use to make adjustments.
Remember the old adage “Keep it simple, stupid”? That adage is true for your email marketing tactics. Keep your design and layout simple. You don’t want a bunch of flash to distract or annoy your readers. You should keep the information simple as well. Don’t bury the important facts under a pile of junk.
Although it may seem odd, linking to resources other than your sales site in your article can actually increase conversions. If you choose your resources well, the additional information can fill in holes that you couldn’t cover due to space constraints or due to assumed knowledge. Adding neutral resources also builds trust and makes you seem less like a money-hungry shark.
Don’t use the e-mail addresses of non-consenting individuals for advertising purposes. It is not only rude to fill someone’s mailbox with unwanted advertising e-mails, but can also be illegal. Be sensitive to your prospective customers’ needs. When they ask you to remove them from your database do it promptly or before your next e-mail campaign.
Don’t try to sell a product you know nothing about. Purchase and use the product first. Use the knowledge and experience you gain to create original, compelling content about all the benefits of using your product or service. Set-up a review page on your website so that, when you make a sale, your customers can leave feedback about your product or service. Good feedback from satisfied customers is a great selling point.
If you want to give customers the incentive to purchase a lot of things from you then you should offer them free shipping on the condition they make a large purchase. Even if a customer were going to buy less they will be tempted to get more once they know there will be no shipping costs.
Every day, new technologies are appearing, which an internet marketer can take advantage of. Continue to read about new ideas and then, implement them into your marketing strategies and you will find great success in this career. Someone who is always bettering themselves can turn that into bettering their business, too.