The constantly changing nature of the net means that marketing has to take a multi-pronged approach to have any effectiveness online. You have to use methods of marketing that have been shown to work, and you have to spread your eggs out among many baskets so that when one thing crashes down you’re still ahead of the game. Here are three of the most commonly used and effective methods for marketing online.
One of the biggest marketing techniques is SEO or search engine optimization. The incredible amount of sites being created every single day means that it’s more important than ever to use keywords correctly to get your site on top in search results.
Every section of the Web page needs to be included with the keyword phrase in an effective manner. Selection of a keyword phrase is the prime task for one to make the search engine optimization work effectively. For a quick starter marketing strategy, this first page listing would be the right methodology.
Most of the key words were already taken over by the early birds and the late comers can go for specific key words using free tools that are available in market. These tools guide you for proper usage and provide you with periodical statistics. Also they enable you to customize your web page based on the available statistics.
Link Exchanges You have done the page optimization with some effort . Now it is your next job to provide with number of links, which enables Google to put you in preferential order based on more number of linkages. Sites graded by Google as PR7 and above provide extended hooks for these sites.
There are many ways back links can be linked to your website. One way is to send a request to the Webmaster of that site and ask for a link exchange. If they put your link on their site, it is a nice to do the same for them in return. Another way is to buy the link from the other site. Some of them even offer this for a monthly fee. Paying for a link may even be well worth the price because it can get you instant access to a PR8 back link for a couple months. This is important because Google puts new sites into a ?sand box? for the first few months until they demonstrate their durability.
At the same time having too many links without upgrading will result in not getting rewards from Google. Fewer links and higher ranking is the criteria here. Also if any of the liked site is blacklisted by Google, the immediate effect will be on your site.
Page Rank in the vicinity of 5 and above yield good results. PR of the backlink is also a required qualification. Beware of spam links and better to rely on major link providers such as Yahoo or DMOZ which are worth its value.
Blogs, As mentioned earlier, consumer created media is a key factor in the development of the Internet. This fact can be shown by taking a look at the mammoth effect blogs had during the last Presidential campaign. A majority of most online searches include blogs on the first page of their listing. Blogs are important for many reasons. One is because they usually contain information people want. For example, more than 50 percent of the purchases customers make on the Internet were preceded by a search for additional information. In many cases, the information they needed was available on a blog. Plus, blogs give them the chance to read someone else?s opinion on something and people are usually extremely interested in comparing opinions on the items they are interested in.
Blogs need to be updated periodically, as the updation alone plays the major role in getting prime slot in a search result. Bloggers submit articles to Blog . Hubs make money by their updation and the blogger gets a back link.
Your blog is used by some x blogger for his own blogging and posting somewhere, thus providing you with more back links..
In Summary, Though there are other marketing tools , as a fisrt step, it is better to go for Search Engine Optimization
Further improvements must include off-page SEO methods like creating back links with the top site directories, link exchanges and stories sent to the major article hubs. This is especially true because customers are more likely to go to a blog instead of a sales page, so linking your site to a blog ensures they will also go to your page. If your customers get all the information they need and desire, you will build up their confidence level in your product, thus ensuring you have a customer for life.
Justin Harrison is an internationally recognised Internet Marketing Consultant and entrepreneur who has built up multiple 7 figure online business and consults to some of leading online brands including Amazon, BBC, AIG and many others.
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