The digital age allowed the fastest and easiest mode of distributing information. Internet marketing has changed the world of selling. The old salesman wearing a flashy tie knocking on your doors, tapping on your windows and ringing your bells is a thing of the past.
Try a simple approach called viral marketing. No, it has nothing to do with those nasties around in the cold and flu season, nor will it crash your computer! Viral marketing is the expression used to describe the fast and quick spreading nature of this marketing style. To understand viral marketing better, lets take a look at what the steps you need to take are to gain better returns for your valuable time.
Look at acquiring copyright on an ebook. By selecting an ebook that discusses interesting topics or provides useful information about your product lines, you have a unique opportunity to position yourself as an expert in your niche market. When producing the ebook, aim to have it set out in such a way that your business tags and your best products are highlighted. Make sure that a link to your landing page appears prominently in each page of the ebook. Next, look at allowing your visitors to freely distribute your ebook, such as via emails, social bookmarks, links in their blogs, etc. When you allow for the e-book to be easily transmitted, then you can facilitate your desired exposure across the internet in the same way a virus spreads.
Look at setting up a forum or a bulletin. This is a straight forward task that you can do via your blog site; you can also create an egroup from a list of emails of potential customers. Place a banner appearing at the top of the bulletin board where all visitors to the bulletin will have your products in their line of sight generating interest in these potential customers. Next allow them to link your discussion board to their websites or blogs, this of course works best with those that actually have a website. Remember, that your banner alone works well for marketing purposes.
Look at trading horses. By sharing your best web design templates with other sites you can generate a unique opportunity for exchange links back to your site. By visual association, the designs that you give out for free, if remembered along with your own product lines, can create a spiraling effect. Good graphics makes a website attractive; hence, sharing your talent in graphics design in exchange of a larger share of internet traffic is a fair deal. Place a copyright notice in all your designs, and this will compel viewers to comply with your conditions as well as generating a unique link back to your own website.
Look for others who may be willing to advertise in your own viral ebook. The advantage of this is that you can also add additional links and generate additional promotion through the advertisers eagerness to promote their own business. The more this advertiser is trying to promote their own place within the ebook, the more advantageous it can turn out to be for you. By writing a good ebook you have a unique opportunity to increase the credibility of your business and the products and services being promoted.
Write and submit articles that closely relate to your product or service being offered. Be sure to include in your resource box the terms and conditions for allowing the reprint of the articles. Resource boxes are usually located at the end of Ezine articles, and most article banks use the same options.
Through the use of a variety of marketing techniques and accurate representation of your products and services across a number of formats online, you can generate a buzz around your product and place your business in the consciousness of the customers you are wishing to attract. The viral marketing format simply allows for an increase in the generation of traffic, a chance to promote into your niche market and the opportunity to ensure that your business achieves internet marketing success.