What’s the point of Online Marketing?
Online Marketing can potentially have a dramatic impact on your business.
What should your goals be for Online Marketing?
Think about your marketing goals… what are you hoping to achieve and what do you need to do in order to reach them? And what about your success… how is this determined or measured?
Planning definitely requires some thought… the overall objective should be to enhance your business reputation, build customer relationships and increase business profitability and there are many techniques that can be considered.
6 Tips for successful online marketing…
1. What do you do?
Think about your product or service and information that visitors will want to know in order to make an informed choice… current and intelligent information is essential to your success.
Obviously the better the service or product the easier it will be to market online!
It must be remembered that search engine marketing is a long term process and results will not be obvious overnight and maybe not even over 20 nights! Patience is necessary but will be rewarded in time.
3. Design and Usability
Design and usability need careful consideration…. this is all about the user and the user needs to have a good experience.
4. Keywords, Search Engines and Statistics
Keyword research is equally important. It is essential to research the keywords that searchers are actually using to find your product or service. Statistics are necessary in order to know what is working and what isn’t.
If search engines cannot find pages, they will obviously be unable to rank them which then of course means that potential customers searching for your product or service will not be able to find you, so the crawlability of your site matters a great deal.
5. The importance of content and links
Content matters a great deal to search engine marketing… users need to see content and search engines need to index content.
Links are advantageous, as these impress on search engines how popular the content is. Using your best keyword in the anchor text will greatly help the cause.
6. Building reputation and trust with your audience
Engaging with your customers on networking sites and local sites will build a good reputation and customer support network and also enable you to find out what is being said about you… this matters.
From all of the above should come trust…
Trust from users and from search engines is essential for long term success.
Long term results and credibility with the major search engines and visitors are within your reach!
What worked for you? If you have any tips or advice I’d love to hear them, so please leave a message below.