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Inexpensive Ways to Market Online

Jun 3, 2008
When you have created a new business, be it a brick and mortar business or a web based business you will need to advertise to establish customers. Many companies that are just starting out are on a tight budget and therefore they cannot afford to spend a whole lot of money on the cost of advertising. There are many ways to be mindful of your budget, while still creating a presence for yourself in the public.

The Internet is an invaluable resource for any company looking to advertise, whether they are new or established. Internet marketing is an inexpensive and expedient way to create an awareness among your target audience. Employing the various forms of Internet marketing does require a certain amount of patience and foundation work, but when done properly many find they produce agreeable results. To successfully develop an Internet marketing strategy it is essential that you first create a website.

Without a website many of the most inexpensive Internet marketing techniques become invalid. It is not difficult, nor is it expensive to establish a decent website, so this should be your first order of business in creating your online presence. After your website has been created you can begin to employ your Internet marketing strategy by creating content for your website. Quality content in the form of articles is one of the most effective methods of increasing website traffic. Articles that are written with a decent keyword density will attract the attention of search engines and help your web page climb to the top of their rankings. Make sure the articles that you place on your site are related to your product or service. They should also be informative and well written.

Link building is another way to market yourself on the Internet inexpensively. Search engines measure the outbound and inbound links on your website. Similar to keyword content, the search engines base your ranking on the number of links on your site. An easy and free way to link build, is to trade links with other companies or businesses that are related to yours. You link to their site and they link to yours, everybody wins.

Pay per click marketing is another easy and effective way to establish your presence online and increase your websites traffic.
Pay per click marketing is just as it sounds, you place an ad on a search engine result page or website and only pay when someone clicks on it. If you choose to use pay per click marketing, make sure that you properly keyword your ads and place them with established reputable websites.

E-mail marketing is one of the most cost effective and simple Internet marketing tools that you can use. When used effectively it helps maintain product or service awareness with your customers. To do this the right way, you will want to avoid sending spam and make sure that you get your customer's consent to send e-mails when they visit your website or complete a transaction with you.
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Russ Hancock owns the rSeek Network of websites and writes articles on a variety of subjects, including Internet Marketing. More Information may be found at
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