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Internet Marketing for Beginners

Presented By: EJ Cooksey | 4/07/2007 11:37:00 AM

Internet marketing for beginners is somewhat of an oxymoron. This is because while in theory the concepts behind Internet marketing might be quite simple, executing effective strategies can be extremely difficult. This can even be tough for those who are quite experienced in the world of Internet marketing. With this in mind, this article will attempt to explain Internet marketing and will outline some basic strategies which can help a beginner to launch his own Internet marketing campaign. We will cover concepts such as creating a website, placing banner ads, sending out e-newsletters, orchestrating an email marketing campaign and optimizing your website for search engines.

One of the most basic steps for starting an Internet marketing campaign is to create a website. If you don’t have a website or have a poorly designed website you should consider creating or re-designing a website to adequately market your products. If you do not have experience in web design, there are a number of software programs which make it easy for those with no design experience to create a functional website. However, hiring a web designer is worthwhile because he can work to create a website which is attractive, functional and suitable to your products and series. He can also help you include more advanced features on your website.

Banner ads are another popular option for advertising on the Internet. Banner ads are advertisements which typically appear along the top of a website but it may also include smaller ads in other locations. Banner ads usually include graphics and text which entice users to click on the banner. Once a user clicks on the ad, they are directed to your website. This type of advertising can be very effective when care is taken to place the advertisements on high traffic websites which attract an audience who may have an interest in your products.

Sending out e-newsletters can also be a part of an effective Internet marketing strategy. E-newsletters are essentially emails which may contain a variety of information including informative articles, useful quizzes, relevant advertising or any other information which is deemed worthwhile for the e-newsletter. The importance of these newsletters is that they can be used as marketing tools which are not viewed by the recipients as an advertisement. One way to do this is to incorporate links or other soft sale approaches into the copy of the e-newsletters. However, care should be taken to keep these references minimal so the e-newsletter is not viewed as spam.

Email marketing campaigns can be another successful aspect of an Internet marketing campaign. Email marketing involves sending out emails to a group of individuals who may be interested in your products and services. Care should be taken in sending out these emails to avoid sending emails which are unsolicited and will be viewed as spam. One way to do this is to only send out the emails to users who have asked to be included in your email mailing list. Another way to do this is to provide value in the emails as opposed to just including advertisements. This can be done by offering fitting advice in your emails and other expedient information which may be of interest to the recipients of the email.

Finally, optimizing your website for search engines is a critical aspect of an Internet marketing campaign. Search engines rank websites according to quality and relevance for particular search terms. Many Internet users use these search engines to find the best websites on a particular subject. Internet users are likely to only visit websites which rank well with search engines. Therefore if your website is not high ranking, you are not likely to generate a great deal of traffic from Internet users who use search engines to find relevant websites. Top rank websites are likely to obtain the most traffic from search engines and all websites falling on the first page of the search engine results will likely enjoy some degree of success in improving their traffic.


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8 comments
  1. Mr. San Diego April 8, 2007 at 8:55 PM  

    Nice article. Thanks for the information. I have been thinking about trying banner ads myself.

  2. EJ Cooksey April 8, 2007 at 8:59 PM  

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.

  3. D. Shihab April 10, 2007 at 1:12 PM  

    Thanks for the great information. Great blog you have here, I'll be coming back :)

  4. EJ Cooksey April 10, 2007 at 1:58 PM  

    Thanks for visiting!

  5. GoldSmith October 31, 2007 at 6:05 AM  

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  6. EJ Cooksey October 31, 2007 at 12:45 PM  

    Thanks for stopping by goldsmith!

    Everyday there are new changes in the internet marketing industry, so you have to spend the time to stay up to date on everything.

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