02 Dec Basic Strategies for Business Internet Marketing
Internet marketing or online marketing is the business process of advertising and promoting your products and services with the end goal of fostering relationships with clients and satisfying them over the Internet. At the dawn of the digital age, the internet has transformed more than just a channel for sharing information but new arena for conducting business and trade. Thus, if you’re not dynamically marketing your business online today, then you’ll not only be missing a lot but your business may be doomed to fail.
For many traditional business owners however, the idea of the Internet seemed far-fetched and daunting, which can discourage one from planning and creating an effective online marketing plan. Following are the most basic strategies that you can adopt to implement effective internet marketing for your business.
Business website. Before you can embark on any online marketing strategy, you must have an online presence. Whether it’s just a mere social media account like Facebook or a brief Craigslist ad, you should have an online presence before you can do business over the Internet. For business, the most ideal way of having an online presence is through a business website. Your business website serves as your online persona in the virtual world and the center of your online marketing endeavours. Compared to a mere social media account, a website will provide your business greater credibility and reputation. Your website also serves as your principal marketing tool to promote and facilitate your business.
Content Marketing. Information is the spine of the internet. Practically all materials that you access online whether it’s an article, a video or sound are information. Thus, internet marketing is methodically similar to content marketing. However, unlike your website which serves to provide obvious and explicit promotion and information about your company, product and services, content marketing involves producing and distributing online information designed to incite interest or bring attention to your products or services. Content marketing can be executed in different ways such as by writing articles or news stories and online press releases about your products or services.
Search Engine Optimization. The internet is big and still continues to grow. With over a billion websites in the world, to be visible in the Internet seems an impossible task. Search engine optimization (SEO) allows your business to appear on the top list of organic search engine results by using key words and their high density in your articles and blogs so that people can find your business. People only focus within the first page of their search results, that’s why appearing in the first page of search engine results is top priority.
Blogging. A blog works as a company newsletter, which is designed to provide news updates and other relevant information about your products and services for your customers, which in turn is obliquely designed to introduce your product to visitors and lure them into availing them. Aside from creating your own blog, you can also post or publish as guest to another blog in order to direct traffic to your site by referral.
Marketing Videos. Creating videos as part of a marketing strategy is critical simply because people prefer watching than reading. Not because they are more fun, entertaining and convenient, but because they are more life-like as they incorporate real people. This makes videos more effective a channel for information dissemination.