In it’s definition, online marketing is the provision and promotion of products and services online. It merges the creative and technical aspects of marketing: design, development, advertising and sales. Since the beginning of the internet and search engines, internet usage has rapidly and steadily increased since the 80s/90s. The daily usual number of internet searches has increased a lot from just under 10,000 in the late 90s to well over 4 billion in the past year. That tally’s up to more than a trillion internet searches a year with just Google by itself!
People are not just doing informative searches, but searches for products/services too. This means that the majority of consumers find out about the products and businesses they buy and do business with mainly through the internet. However, most search engine users usually only focus on the first page of search results – typically the top five results. Considering that more and more business is conducted online every year, it means that competition for these positions has grown and that they have major value to savvy business owners. It has come to the point where competition in local, national or international markets requires a consistent strong online presence. Gaining and maintaining a position on the first page of SERPs (search engine results pages) influence people to trust the solidity, dexterity and genuineness of your business/service.
Online Marketing Success is composed of a number different things like seo, ppc, social media, and online public relations are just a few of them. All of these strategies, when implemented properly and effectively, work in unison to boost website visibility with the ultimate goal of increasing conversions. Conversion is the result you want for a visitor to your website to make a purchase, phone call, download, complete a form etc.. It is whatever result based goal you have set for your website.
So, in this post I am going to give you some information and insight about some of the typical things you would need to learn and do if you were to start your own online marketing business.
Here are just some of the things you should learn and master to become good at online marketing…
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will give you long term with the goal to increase popularity,visibility, authority, relevance and in result more conversions. SEO Malaysia could be a whole course by itself. There are plenty of ebooks, blogs, courses and websites dedicated mainly to SEO training. It is extremely important and a huge part of what most advertising & marketing specialists do in their regular daily routine. There are thousands of internet marketers who spend literally day after day doing SEO and nothing else. It can take a long time to master the process/perfect the different techniques out there. Also, it is always changing, so staying on top of it all can be really exhausting. Every good internet marketer can have SEO as their main specialty and still be learning something new almost every day.
Part of SEO is the development of a website’s content and structure. The most important thing to remember when conducting this is to write and build a website for users, not search engines. It is the main goal of a search engine is to show it’s users relevant results. Their technology is always advancing and has become much better at recognizing low quality websites were the sole purpose is to get hits and be manipulative then penalize them. This means that the difficulty with which a website is controlled and the quality of its content are important factors in obtaining visibility on the major search engines.
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Before you start advertising & marketing anything on the internet or build an online marketing business, you need to have a website of some sort. There are plenty of tools and resources available (such as Word Press) that will help build a site for you. However, it still takes time to learn how to use those tools and actually get a site built the way you want it. Even the most rookie friendly systems have a learning curve and can take some time to set up. Then, you must learn some coding in order to make changes in certain places and customize your site beyond the basic themes/templates that site builders include.
And don’t forget about DNS settings, domain registrations, settings tweaks, system installs, content uploads etc.. Those things also take time to do and require you to learn how to do them. There’s a lot that goes into building a website and it’s just one part of being an online marketing pro.
This is one thing that can take up a LOT of time in the daily routine of just about most internet marketer. Content is king in the world of advertising & marketing. You need it for just about everything you do. It doesn’t matter if you are constructing a static site, updating a blog, marketing sites, writing articles, responding to emails, sending out your newsletter, replying to comments, participating in forums, copy writing, and so on… You will be writing and writing some more. It’s all about content in the internet world so get ready to wear out many keyboards on your computer!
The Internet has without a doubt moved towards blogs in the past couple of years and will likely continue to do so until they are the predominant force in the online world. Blogging is a very essential part of online marketing in a lot ways. Depending on your business standards, it can really be very vital to success online. It is good for making a brand for yourself, getting your content out to the internet, helping to spread your brand, building up a following, or you can make money from your blog only. Some marketers solely earn their whole incomes off of blogging. Although, in most cases, they are typically know as a blogger.
Social Media Marketing
I know you might have accounts with Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter,, Google Plus, and possibly a few others. If you don’t then you certainly know someone close to you who does. Well, a typical internet marketer will have all of those profiles plus another 10 or 20 or more accounts on other social media sites that they have to manage.