What is Internet Marketing?
Internet marketing is a huge marketing opportunity for anyone willing to learn and master the principles involved. If an individual has a product that people want to buy, a well-placed advertising campaign on the Internet will pay dividends.
Everyone is on the Internet it seems and for a small fish to get noticed in the big sea of Internet marketers is a big proposition, seemingly difficult to overcome. There are, however some strategies that do overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
The key to developing a way to market a product through Internet marketing is to either make a decision to hire someone who is an expert in this area, or learn how to do this yourself. Hiring a firm can be expensive, and there is no guarantee that the results will be to your liking. Testimonials are as good as the person that says they are good and unless you can speak directly to the person that gives the testimony, they are pretty much worthless.
So, if an individual is to take on this project him or herself, a learning curve must be overcome. Learning how to develop a website can be a bit intimidating, but a blog can be started immediately for nothing and the learning curve is small. Blogger.com is a good place to begin. They will walk anyone through the steps so they will be up and running very quickly.
Next, you need to find out where your market stands in comparison to the competition. The Google keyword tool (now the keyword planner) is your next stop in your Internet marketing adventure. This tool is free and will tell you what people are searching for on the search engines. Since most people use Google, that is a good benchmark to use.
So, let’s say that your product is fishing lures. Go to the keyword tool and type in “fishing lures”. You will see how many people are looking for that term in a month. Probably quite a few. You will probably need to narrow your search term down to the point where you have a good number of lookers, and not too many websites that are competition. You might try some varieties of fishing lures such as “deepwater lures”, or “night fishing lures for catching bass”.
Once you find a keyword, or a keyword phrase that is being searched for from about 3,000 times a month and up, and the competition shows weak, then you have a winner. Build your blog around that keyword phrase. Try to incorporate the keyword phrase into the url, the title of the blog and use in two to three times in the body of the description of your blog. It is likely that the blog will eventually rank well in Google.
This is the main technique in attempting to gain an organic rank on a major search engine. Now you can keep learning by discovering other key words that rank in a similar way and build blogs around those keywords. When you have several blogs pulling in traffic to sell your fishing lures, you might just have a good start on an Internet marketing business.