These days, you need to be on top of your game when it comes to internet marketing. If you do not keep up with the current trends then your techniques may become outdated or even obsolete. You have to make sure you are staying current in the market.Internet marketing

Use a professional email address. If you are willing to set up a website for your business, you should have a professional email to go with it. Try using something affiliated with your site, and keep it simple enough to remember and store. Using a personal email will overflow your inbox and keep you from reaching your customers effectively.

Your online promotional practices should offer some incentive for customers to visit your site frequently for updates, new products, and upcoming sales. This also increases your traffic, sales, and marketing efficiency. Invite users to check in with your site on a weekly basis, where they can then enter their name and e-mail into a drawing for free merchandise or downloads.

Make your customers feel valued by offering them a free membership to your online club. You can use this club to email your customers about new products and offers, or ask your club members to join your page on social networking website. This means the friends of the club members will be more likely to find you on social networks.

A great internet marketing tip is to incorporate whatever you are selling into an article. Whether it is a story or a blog, your readers will be learning about your product without even realizing it. This is one of the best advertising strategies for people who want to maximize the effect of their internet marketing.

To help you market your product and/or service, you should have a decent web presence. It will be hard to market something if you only use social networks. What you will want is a professionally designed web page which highlights your strengths and the benefits of your product or service.

A great tip for success in internet marketing is to try making your banner ads not look like banner ads. People have gotten in the habit of ignoring banner ads. Design your banner ads to look like there is more content behind them or they are where someone needs to click to get to page two of the article.

Try different colors for your website. Find out more about what each color means, and how they are used in marketing. Make sure you use a color that is different from your competitors. Depending on what kind of products you sell, you will need a different reaction from your visitors.

Make use of sites like Digg and Reddit to get your message out there. These sites allow users to post news stories and then vote on the ones they want to see featured on the front page of the site. Direct commercial messages do poorly on these sites, so link to things on your site that they might want to see, and make the marketing message secondary.

In conclusion, you know that in this day and age it is crucial to stay in the know with the latest information on internet marketing. Don’t get left behind or become obsolete! Make your internet marketing a success!

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald

 

ScreenHunter_01 Feb. 22 11.28Today, I am going to show you how to get highly targeted traffic from the web. The internet is a place where people can connect with one another and share information online.

On the internet, there are a lot of communities like blogs and the various social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and there are video sharing sites like the popular Youtube and then there are social book marking sites like Digg, Reddit and Stumbleupon and these sites allow you to share information.

Now the question is how are we going to get targeted traffic? That is just what I am going to divulge to you.

My aim with this blog is to show you ways to get lots of free traffic. Thanks to the internet we, as users, have a high level of interaction with other users. Social networking sites are a goldmine when it comes to getting traffic.

The first port of call is to go to forums in your niche. On most forums you are allowed a signature link where you can insert your URL. Now this may be after a specific number of threads you answer or it may be a time factor before you are allowed a signature link. Different forums have different rules.

When you give meaningful information on different threads it will allow people to want to know more from you and they will click on your link and go to your website. The traffic you get from forums is always highly targeted to your particular market.

Some marketers are still not using these methods to get traffic.
Next create free accounts at these sites and start building a community there – include a link back to your main site.

YouTube
Squidoo
LinkedIn
Facebook
MySpace
Twitter

There are others and I will mention them in another blog. When you create a profile on these site, go and spend some time there and see your community and following grow.

Social networking sites allow you to belong to different groups. These groups allow you to discuss any topic you want and it generally allows you to share information.

Social sites allow you to share videos and you can find that by sharing videos here it can go viral. Always remember to include your link on your videos so that you can get traffic to your website.

Once you have written your blog there is a plug-in that can repost your information on as many social sites as you want. You must sign up to these sites to enable you to do this. If you have a WordPress site just add the plug-in Shareaholic and chose where you want to republish your information.

So next blog, I will send you ways to turn your customers into raving fans.

To YOUR success
Sue McDonald
http://trafficdrivenprofits.com

 

ScreenHunter_10 Jan. 27 13.11If you ask any marketer – what are some things that you find the hardest to do? You will receive a lot of different answers but most will tell you getting traffic and list building. It is not just a matter of building a list you also have of cultivate a relationship with that list.

Here are some ways that you may already be aware of and you may even be using them. You want the maximum traffic you can get. When you are writing for any platform always read their terms of service and be aware of the value of SEO.

Go to Squidoo and write a lens and create a back link to your site. Then go to Hubpages and write a post there. Both Squidoo and Hubpages are favored by Google.

If you are blogging – re post your blog on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Google+ and Delicious. Add you latest blog to Google bookmarks. These all point back to your site.

Go to forums in your niche and make sure you include your site in your signature link.

Now they are the most know ways to get traffic and there are other as well but I have found some recently that I never knew existed. So I would like you to grab my free report that tells you some other methods.

To YOUR success

Sue McDonald
http://trafficdrivenprofits.com