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    The Basics of Internet Marketing

    Many businesses are not only depending on their physical offices in marketing whatever product they have available for the general public. With the introduction of the internet, there are many changes that took place in the business world. The internet allows a particular organization to reach many prospective clients wherever they are. Even if you have one office, you can practically advertise your goods/services anywhere in the world.

    Putting your business in the internet world is not an easy task. Don’t regard the internet as a medium for advertising your business because it is more than that. You have to maximize the use of the unique qualities of the web, and in this manner, you will be able to provide prospects and clients with a better experience.

    Internet marketing, this are two simple words but when put together, it covers a lot of subject matters that needs considerable amount of attention. The basics of internet marketing includes researching the market, search engines, advertising (email), Marketing, promotion (local) and marketing offline.

    Let’s start with researching the market. You have to identify first your market, and think of ways on how to reach those markets. You should be able to convey a message with value, for your prospects and clients to get a better understanding of  what you are trying to advertise.

    The two most important words in market research are target and hit. An effective marketing research should be able to hit the identified target. Your target will depend largely on what your business can provide to clients. Examples are children aged 7-12; or it can be men and women.

    Marketing research further involves primary and secondary research, combined research, quantitative and qualitative. The next internet marketing basic is the search engine. This has two types, namely: directories search engine and the PPC (pay per click) engines. If you are to engage in internet marketing, the presence of a search engine is quite important.

    Although it can be quite expensive, most business can’t possibly do without it because it is the most effective way to advertise the business. Directories require a huge amount of patience for effective marketing. You have to wait for a couple of weeks before you

    actually appear on the site. Your site position can also change without further notice because this engines change their indexes and ranking rules every now and then.