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Get Started with Internet Marketing for Small Business

Internet marketing for small business does not have a magic formula, but there are a few basic principles to follow. These will ensure that your online presence agrees with your business goals, and encourages repeat customers.

 
PRLog - May 22, 2010 - Do you want clients that are around the corner, or around the world? This is not a trick question. Your answer does not have to be either or – it can be both when you learn the effective tools of Internet marketing for small business. The world of brick and mortar can meet the click and mortar world when you have the web site that effectively impacts your company’s online image. You want potential customers to visit your web site often, and tell others to stop by. A simple bookmark achieves this, but how can you satisfy your visitor’s needs? Some practical solutions are not very different from what you would do with a store in the mall.

This requires laying a foundation for your web site. Internet marketing for small business does not have a magic formula, but there are a few basic principles to follow. These will ensure that your online presence agrees with your business goals, and encourages repeat customers. First, you need to determine your target audience. People go online at their convenience, looking for and expecting certain things. Thus, you need to understand the people who will use your site, and how they like to use and receive information on the Internet.

Also, you want to have clear objectives for the site. How does the web site fit into your business model? Do you only want a site because everybody else has one? Or, will it generate untapped markets and increase your revenue? Building an online presence is an effective tool for small businesses to communicate conveniently, and at a relatively low cost. Gone is the restriction of reaching a broad audience. Online gives you the advantage of reaching customers in ways that traditional marketing tools would have prohibited.

Internet marketing for small business must always remain customer-focused. As prospective customers visit your site, you can also capture information to build customer profiles, and serve your customers better. Make sure your web site is user-friendly, and has all of the relevant information the customer needs. Also, the visual impact is just as important. Adding large pictures that take forever to download may cause a visitor to click on someone else site. So, unless graphics are extremely important to your product or service, limit use. Your goals will guide how you develop your Internet marketing strategy.

To learn more visit: http://www.optimizeddigitalmedia.com/blog/internet-market...

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About Optimized Digital Media: Optimized Digital Media specializes in Web-based video and social media marketing. We are passionate about helping businesses grow by using the most effective communications vehicles available to today’s leading-edge marketers. Optimized Digital Media co-founders Nikolas Severidt and Justin Severidt are successful entrepreneurs who have used proven Web-based marketing strategies to grow their own businesses. Along with their father, Dr. Dean Severidt, they co-founded Pet Doctors of America in 2001, and together, have grown the company from one veterinary clinic operation into a multi-location corporation that was recently named Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. They also co-founded DiscountFlea.com, an online business that serves thousands of pet owners in the U.S.

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