Internet marketing forms such an integral part of any internet business, so I thought I should list some of what I consider to be the top internet marketing techniques, and the ones I incorporate in my own internet business ventures.
1 – Article Marketing
Article marketing has many advantages. A well written article which is accepted and published on the major article websites has the potential to get hundreds of page views. You can get many backlinks to your site. As a writer, that increases your, and readers are more likely to read your future articles. Keep the length of articles to within 400 and 600 words. Select and submit your article to relevant category. Your article will be reviewed, and if accepted, published. Submission can be done manually, and there’re numerous submission software that can submit your articles to dozens of directories. Some recommended submission sites are: Ezinearticles.com and Articlebase.com.
2 – Video Marketing
Video marketing is now an important tool for reaching vast audiences because most people would rather watch a video than read an article. Creating a video need not be very tasking if you’re reticent about sitting in front of a camera. Tools such as Windows Movie Maker and Camtasia’s Animoto can enable you to create a good and effective video with slides and sound effects. Upload your videos to video sharing websites, remembering to optimise it for search engines, by including your keywords in your title and description.
3 – Affiliate Marketing
Article marketing is the practice in which an affiliate promotes a product on behalf of the merchant. Popular affiliate programmes include Amazon aStore and Clickbank. From an affiliate’s standpoint, affiliate programmes are an excellent way of generating income. You simply join a programme, choose a product and start promoting it using the link provided by the network. Your link will contain an ID which is used to track your sales. You’re paid a commission on each sale, and I believe Clickbank pays perhaps the highest rate of commission, up to 75% on many products. You can find additional information on Clickbank affiliation on my blog: blogs Design.
4 – Social Media Marketing
Social media marketing utilises the powers of Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious and LinkedIn, whereby friends and followers share information. YouTube is another powerful tool that you can use to promote your product. One advantage is that when large number of people access your product and find it useful, you become accepted as an expert in your niche. Incidentally, StumbleUpon is growing rapidly, and you can get a large number traffic from it. A word of caution is the bounce back rate from StumbleUpon traffic can be high.
5 – Forum Marketing
Forum marketing can be extremely profitable if it’s utilised correctly. It fundamentally involves signing up to forums and making contributions to discussions. Users tend to be highly knowledgeable in specific topics, and if you’re accepted as an expert in your field, the rewards can be extraordinary – users feel comfortable enough to purchase your products, and consequently your ROI increases. Some of the popular forums to which you can subscribe are Warriorforum.com, Clickbanksuccessforum.com and Webring.com. As you complete the various fields when posting on forums, it’s advisable to optimise your information for your main keywords.
My name is Pope, I am an analyst and entrepreneur, and I live in Sutton in the UK. I run a business called Internet Commerce and I have been operating in the internet industry for over 5 years, and designing websites and blogs is one of the many business areas of IT I am passionate about. My blog is blogs design.com, and it provides a step-by-step tutorial of how to design a blog using WordPress. Email: [email protected]