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Strategies For Successful Internet Niche Marketing

Feb 10, 2008
The basic strategies of Internet niche marketing really do not vary drastically from the basic strategies used to market offline. In both cases the bottom line is the investor needs to develop a strategy for reaching a target audience and then entice members of this audience to perform a desired action. Sometimes this action is purchasing a product or service while other times it may simply be viewing a website, clicking on an advertisement or performing another specific action.

Driving Traffic to a Website

For many Internet marketers the first step in their marketing strategy is to drive traffic to their website. One of the most effective ways to do this is through search engine optimization (SEO). SEO is a practice in which websites are designed and content for these websites is written in a manner which makes search engines believe the website is valuable to visitors searching for particular keywords. The relevance of optimizing a website for particular keywords is that visitors who search for these terms are likely members of the target audience.

Each search engine uses a unique algorithm to determine the worth of particular websites relevant to keywords and returns results ranking these websites accordingly. This is significant because Internet users are categorically looking for information quickly. They also tend to rely on search engines to rank websites accurately and are much more likely to visit websites which are on the first page of results when they search for a particular word or phrase. Websites which fall on the second page may be visited but those further on the list are not likely to generate much traffic through search engine results. Search engine algorithms consider a number of factors when ranking websites. Some of these factors include keyword density, META tags, ALT tags, keyword prominence, inbound links and previous traffic. SEO is a complicated process with no guarantees for success. Many who profit from increased traffic to their websites are wise to employ consultants to properly optimize their websites.

SEO is not the only way to drive traffic to a particular website. Another popular option is to actively participate in trade related forums. These are communities where those who share particular interests congregate to share ideas, ask questions or just chat. Providing insightful commentary on these message boards and including a link to your website in your signature is one way an individual can drive additional traffic to his website. It is important to remember this should not cross the line to spam. It is acceptable to include a link in your signature if you are contributing appropriately to the conversation but incorporating a link without a valuable comment may be considered spam.

Converting Website Visitors to Customers

Increasing traffic to a website is only half the battle when it comes to Internet marketing. Ideally those who are visiting the website are members of the target audience. This won't always be the case but if care was taken during the previous step most of the visitors should have an interest in the website. Now that this is accomplished it is time to utilize the website to market directly to the members of the target audience. This can be done in a number of ways and is largely dependent on the goals of the marketer. Profit through a website is usually accomplished in one of two ways. These methods are enticing visitors to purchase a product or service and enticing visitors to perform a desired action such as clicking on an advertisement.

Ecommerce websites are those which are selling products or services. They profit when visitors make a purchase through their website. Some of the marketing strategies for accomplishing this goal are creating a user friendly website where finding products or services is simple, providing products or services which are of value to the visitors at reasonable prices, providing useful information enticing the visitors to make a purchase and offering the visitors incentives to make purchases.

Other websites generate a profit by enticing visitors to perform specific actions. Pay per click websites are the most common type of website which operates in this capacity. These websites typically have useful content as well as advertisements from vendors who may be of interest to the website visitors. Providing content which piques the visitors interest in the advertisers products will entice the visitor to click on the advertisement to learn more.
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Sharon will help you discover a simple way to generate profits and wealth online in little known niche markets that actually work. This method is so easy that when you apply the strategies you will succeed.
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