Monthly Archive December 4, 2017

What are the Tricks to Effective Internet Advertising

In order to perform effective internet advertising, you first need to understand your target market. It doesn’t matter what business you are in or what products/services you offer. If you are unable to learn what your potential customers are looking for, you might as well not even waste the money on advertising. So spend some time researching your target market until you have their wants and needs crystal clear in your mind.

Put yourself in your audience’s shoes. They probably receive pages and pages of spam every day. If you are sending out email advertisements, you need to figure out a way to distinguish yourself from the rest of the hype. One easy way to do this is to not be “hypey” yourself. Create and ad that is informational and problem-solving, rather than one that is all about buy, buy, buy.

The headline of your ad, whether it’s a banner, a PPC ad or an email ad, is extremely important. Your audience will make a decision on whether they want to continue or not based on your headline so it must be compelling. Ask a controversial question or provide some shocking information. Those work well. But it should all tie into the benefits your audience will receive from your products/services. Your headline should also be keyword optimized. Research what keywords you want to be targeting with any of the free keyword research tools.

Effective internet advertising is professionally written and designed. Make sure you don’t have any grammatical or spelling errors, don’t use too many colors or fonts and try to use some “proven effective” shades as well.

Remember that your ad must have a “call to action”. Many advertisers forget this important step. After you’ve peaked your target audience’s curiosity and sold them on your benefits, you need to tell them what to do. Show them where to click so that they will be directed back to your website or wherever it is that you want to lead them. Always have a way for the reader to get in contact with you. Don’t make them search for it.

Incorporate an opt-in form to your advertisement. This is where your reader will fill in his/her details. Offering a free trial or free informational guide are some ways to get your reader to fill out the opt-in contact information. Don’t make him/her fill in too much information. The more they are required to put in, the more they are likely to just not enter in their information.

The response you get is also enhanced with your personal touch. If you can follow up by making a phone call to each of the new members on your customer lead list, you are miles ahead of the game in terms of establishing your trust-worthiness and credibility.

Finally, keep yourself in tune with what the market is offering in terms of effective internet advertising–new and innovative technologies are constantly being developed.

Web Search Engine Ranking

Increasing Your Web Search Engine Ranking

Are you looking for ways to boost your web search engine ranking, If so, you need to learn the basics of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) or hire someone to handle this part of your business. Either way, you should be involved in this aspect since it is so important to its success.

Don’t worry. When most newcomers to the net hear the term SEO (or even worse, Search Engine Optimization), they get a deer-in-the-headlights sort of look. But SEO is really not complicated at all. The concept is very simple. The methods that you can use to optimize your site can be time-consuming and mundane, but they are not really hard to understand.

And there are many, many ways that you can increase your web search engine ranking. There really is no “best way”. They all work as long as you stick to them and do them consistently. But one of the most popular ways of increasing your site’s visibility is to write and distribute articles about the products or services that you offer. Actually, the articles will not necessarily be directly about your products or services. Rather, they will be focused on the terms that people are typing into their search engine when they are looking for what you have to offer. These terms are called keywords, and your articles will be based around all of the keywords that are relevantto your niche. Find the keywords that you want to target at the Google Adwords Free Keyword Research tool. Write a 500-page article or so that includes one keyword in the title and then in 3% of the rest of the article. Submit this article to EzineArticles.com and link it back to your website. It is important to remember here that your link can only be included in your “bio box” or “resource box” that comes at the end of the article. This short paragraph must compel the reader to click on the link. If you’ve written a good article and can follow it up with the promise of more in your resource box, then your readers will click.

The reason that you want people to click on your website link (besides the fact that you just want visitors) is because you then start to establish what are called backlinks to your site. Backlinks are important for web search engine ranking because they tell the search engines that others find it worth their while to link to you. They key is that the links should come from high quality sites (such as EzineArticles.com). If you get links from low-quality sites, this will not increase your rank, and it might actually hurt it.

You can also look at your competitor sites and do some analysis to find what links they are getting so that you can go for the same links. Backlinkwatch.com is one site that will show you the sites that are providing backlinks to your competitors so you can then get into contact with these sites and establish links as well.

Video Marketing Software Get It Right

Video marketing is becoming increasingly more popular with time, and I don’t think it’s ever going away. If you don’t want to get left behind you’ll want to jump on the bandwagon and start your own video marketing campaign. Of course, making the videos is only half the job, you need to submit them, the more you submit, the more traffic you’ll get. The submission process can be tedious but there are video marketing software programs that will do the submissions for you.

Many who are just starting out online have more time than money, though still not a lot of time, and will need to just go through the submission process themselves. If you have a little extra money to buy some software to take this burden from you, than you have to remember that not all software is created equal. Before you fork over your hard earned cash you want to make sure that the software program you get will really deliver.

Here are a few things to keep in mind, and look for, before you buy your submission software:

1. Some software products do more than others. The simplest software will just submit your videos to multiple online sites, but others will not only submit the videos they will also do link building in the process. This is an excellent added benefit and will make the software even more valuable to you (it will probably cost more too).

2. Another feature of the software is some of the programs will be downloaded right to your computer and others will be based online. The online versions will allow you to login to their site and upload your videos. They will then take care of the submission process from their end. You will receive some sort of notice when your video has been submitted.

This feature also makes it possible for you to record and upload a video from any computer, not just your own. That way you can borrow your friends great video recording software and record your video and upload it right there.

The download version will require you to run the software yourself, which isn’t necessarily a problem but you will want to have high speed internet or it can take a very long time. Some software allows you to set the time for the submissions which is great since you can have the videos submitted while you sleep so you don’t have to worry about tying up your computer.

Make sure when you are looking for software that you compare apples to apples and that you don’t get caught up in the hype. The number of sites the software will submit your video to isn’t the whole story. How good are those sites, how much traffic do they get, Having your video submitted to 20 -30 top notch quality high traffic sites is worth more than a video going out to hundreds of sites no one visits.

You’ll hear me say it over and over again, one of the best things about having an online business is how automated you can make it. You really can work smarter and not harder online. Using video marketing software is just one of those automation tools. It can work for you just don’t go for the cheapest product you can find, sometimes cheaper is just that: cheaper.

Video Marketing Services Can Help You Now

Using videos to market your product or service is a fairly new trend, and given it’s popularity it’s safe to say that it’s a trend that’s here to stay. If you don’t want to get left behind, you’ll want to embrace video marketing for yourself, the only issue is should you do it yourself or should you hire video marketing services to help you out,

Making a good quality video is fairly easy with the inexpensive equipment you can get. It won’t cost a lot and it can be done by pretty much anyone. It’s not like a t.v. commercial, it doesn’t have to have some great acting or effects, it just needs to be clear, easy to understand and offer something of value.

“How to” videos are very popular for that reason. People will view your video more often if you show them how to do something. If you’re in the dog training niche you could show them how to do something with their dog, if you’re in the internet marketing niche, you could show them how to do something online.

Again, it’s all about offering them some helpful information that will make it easier for them to do something for themselves. You don’t have to worry about a lot of flashy graphics and effects, just make sure you talk slowly, clearly and you provide good information with some visual aids.

Of course, if you hire a service they can take care of all that for you.

Once you’ve got your video made, you will need to distribute it all over the web. Of course, most will start with YouTube, which is a great place to start, but there are thousands of sites online that will allow you to upload your video, most of them are free, so it can take some time to find them all and submit your video.

Again, you can hire a service that will take the tedium out of the process for you and do all the work. If you are considering hiring a service you have to be very careful. Make sure that you get a signed agreement with them that not only spells out what they will do (create the video, how many sites will they distribute it to,) but also get references.

Look over their portfolio of work. Look a the quality of the videos. Do they guarantee in writing that you will get a certain number of visitors based on the videos, Since they are doing all the work, and targeting the sites to upload the videos to as well as doing the keyword research and creating the videos, they should be able to give you some sort of an idea.

Take a close look at their references and testimonials. Did they deliver on the promised traffic, And don’t forget to have the price for their services all spelled out so there are no surprises.

Using video marketing services can be a great way to jump start the traffic to your site, but it will be expensive. Any reputable company that can really deliver can pretty much charge whatever they want. If you have deep enough pockets and do your due diligence so you know just what you’re going to get, I say go for it!