How To Use Internet Marketing to Promote Your Website
You need to be marketing your website if you want it to be anything other than a dead end. There is nothing hard about marketing online, it just requires that you know a few things to do it right.
While the term “Internet Marketing” might have a bad name thanks to some scammers and con artists, it is a legitimate way to market any business online. As with any endeavor, you just need to know the basics.
Content is King, so above all else, make sure yours is near-perfect. There are two things that all good content on a website should have: a clear and concise purpose and a well-written and delivered message.
For content that’s meant to sell, focus on having a concise purpose and a strong, action-oriented feel with a direct call to action. For informative websites, sections should be directed at clear subjects and be well-written to convey information without a lot of fluff.
Search Engines Can Work For You
Most websites can benefit from keyword and keyphrase use in the right proportion to the content itself. This is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). This is the first important step towards getting the search engines to notice your site. Ranking higher in search engines is based on SEO. A density of about 3-4% is usually optimal and the words and phrases should be spread out in the text and should fit in with it in a human-readable way.
Many marketers focus entirely on SEO and ignore the human element, which makes for sites with clunky content that’s hard to read. If people can’t read your website, they won’t read it and you won’t sell anything.
Use Social Media
Social media has emerged as the newest and most effective low-cost advertising method online. Facebook, Twitter, etc. can all bring you powerful traffic if used correctly. You cannot just dump your website link and product information onto these social streams, of course. Instead, build a strong (and reactive) social network by giving value.
Freebies and discounts can help, but those aren’t the only kind of value. Give quality information, help people who have questions, and share information that is useful – that is value. Promoting products may or may not come as a direct sideline while you’re giving value. Your profile should be a brand name and linked to your website clearly. Promoting your own products once in a while is OK too, of course, just not all the time.
Using these three tools and techniques will take most any website from unknown to superstar in not too long at all. Nothing is free, of course, and this won’t happen overnight, but steadily building your site’s marketing core will put it on a solid foundation for success.
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