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More On Online Marketing

June 9th, 2009

on-line_marketingIt is always important for marketing specialists to monitor the effectiveness of their marketing programs and strategies. There are some ways of doing this in online marketing, like using special tracking tools and log-file analyzers, which can provide the operators with information about how the customers learn about the site, where the customers are coming from, and how many times they visit the site. Such data, which frequently is very bulky, must be processed dynamically. It can be also effective to use information of special statistics site or pop-up surveys to learn the opinion of people, but many Internet users ignore such surveys, especially if many questions are asked.

Unfortunately, in some situations the strategy of online marketing can be characterized with relatively narrow opportunities in presenting and demonstrating of some sorts of goods, if to compare with, for example, store display or exhibition. That is why unrealistic expectations of customers may become a problem. Second, a previous negative experience with Internet may become an obstacle for many potential customers to find the goods and to trust the suppliers. Many people, being afraid to be cheated or fall in a fraud, may not respond on an online advertising, though they are really interested.

Lately, the abundance of various Internet ads and banners becomes more and more annoying for many people, because a lot of online marketing information is received against the will of Internet users, like spam, pop-ups, or bothering banners. That is why it is very important for a successful Internet marketing strategy to make sure that the information about goods or services to be promoted is delivered as close as possible to the potential market on a domestic or global basis. Undoubtedly, online marketing instruments will improve, develop and will grow more effective. Of course, it will not replace, but support and complement traditional marketing activities. And it would be the best way for a market player to combine both marketing approaches to make business more profitable and successful.

Online Marketing

June 2nd, 2009

online-marketingDuring the last decade, the Internet has entered the majority of houses and offices around the world. It opened many new interesting opportunities for all of us and became the easiest and fastest way to obtain any sort of information. That is why the importance of Internet in marketing and positioning of the goods or services is obvious. Nowadays, online marketing became an integrated part of any marketing campaign or complex marketing strategy, especially for small and developing business.

Principles of marketing and selling online do not differ from traditional approaches; a company must present and offer a particular product or service to its potential customers. The strategy of online marketing may have different directions: to create own web-site and start selling the company’s goods directly to the customers, to place banners with the ads or ad wares embedded into free software, or to use indirect marketing, placing some commentaries or articles, stimulating the interest to the goods, etc.  The effectiveness of online marketing is likely to depend on the very goods or services, which are being promoted. To make a decision about the necessity, prospects and probable efficiency of online marketing, management of the company should study its advantages and disadvantages very precisely.

The main positive effect of online marketing is the opportunity to reach a huge target audience. Online marketing helps to inform tremendous amount of people around the globe about the goods or services and substantially enhance the market of potential customers. Modern Internet technologies in marketing and banking system allow customers to find and to buy goods without leaving their homes, and it advantages online promotion a lot. Besides, creating own web-site and supporting it with necessary services is relatively easy and low cost, especially if to compare with paying for creating of TV visuals, or taking part in prestigious exhibitions, international fairs, etc.