Everyone who owns a website needs to know about Internet marketing. There is no point in having a site at all if no one shows up to it! Marketing can be free or paid, internal or external, and we’ve got all the bases covered in the helpful tips we’ve included below.
To consider which forms of social media might best help you market your small business, remember that, just like with marketing offline, internet marketing will be the most effective if you carefully plan your marketing campaign. Who is your target audience? Will a newsletter or emails best suit your goals, or are other forms of social media perhaps better suited?
Make yourself available! Your online customers need to know that you will be there for them after the purchase. Let them know the kind of support that you offer! It could be tech support, service, or return policy – but they should know upfront what you offer after the sale. People do not want to buy products without knowing what will happen if there is an issue.
Don’t waste your title tag, which happens to be the most important tag. Don’t waste the space in your tag to say something like, “Welcome.” Search engines use your title tag to help define the site. Use your title tag to state your service or product and your location.
Make use of “before” and “after” shots when showcasing products that are supposed to change something either about the customer or about something that the customer already has. This can provide all of your customers with a clearer picture of what can possibly happen to them if they decide to purchase your product.
To encourage visitors to trust your opinion, including positive and negative reviews on your site. While negative reviews shouldn’t be used to market a product, using them in conjunction with positive reviews of your merchant’s products will make you look trustworthy. This technique can also be used to sell older products. When giving a product a negative review, mention how it doesn’t compare to one of your merchant’s products, and include a link.
Make sure to pay attention to your website’s statistics and analytics. Use established site analytics tools, such as IndexTool or Google Analytics. You should pay a lot of attention to the number of total users and visits since they are a good estimate of how much traffic your site is attracting. Try to go deeper and analyze the navigation patterns, entry/exit rates and pages, and the new /returning visitors ratio etc.
One important part of Internet marketing is to know where your traffic is coming from. To do this you will want to install stat tracking and analytic applications on your website. This will help you figure out everything from where traffic is coming from to how long they stay on your site.
No matter what skill level you’re at or how much experience you have with Internet marketing, the first step to getting even better at it is learning something new. Implement new strategies based on what you read and never give up! If something doesn’t work, then try a different idea. Sooner or later something will take and your numbers will skyrocket!