Popular Internet Marketing That is Free to Low Cost

Instead of spending big bucks to advertise in print publications and participate in other costly offline marketing venues, many businesses of all sizes are turning to free to low cost internet methods and strategies to invest their time, effort and branding for a greater outreach. Because for much less than the price of one print classified ad, a company can generate many more leads, targeted leads, with methods that are free to very low cost on the Internet, while responses from print campaigns, if any, are often not worth the return on investment (ROI) in comparison.

Some of the more popular free to low cost internet marketing methods out there today follow.

1) Free Press Release and Article Directories – Well written articles and press releases help draw targeted Internet traffic to websites. Simply insert a link in the body of the press release that invites readers to visit a website for a free report or other offer in the last paragraph, and add a similar call to action in the resource box or byline or an article. Then submit the press releases and articles to free online article directories and press release sites. Find them by entering keywords like, “free article directory,” in Google or other top search engine.

2) Hire Ghostwriters – Hiring someone to write content for your blog, website, article and press release submissions work is easy to day and inexpensive when you outsource your work to ghostwriters. Find experienced, qualified writers on freelance bid sites like Elance.com and on forums in your niche and in the Internet marketing arena, like at WarriorForum.com.

3) Establish a Presence at Free Social Networking, Bookmarking and Other Sites – There are many places online where you can register for a free account, set up a web presence there, often with the ability to upload digital media to share with others, post on a blog and more, while also networking with fellow members and / or visitors to the site, as they make comments on your content, share their info and more. Some of these sites are:

Squidoo
Hubpages
Blogger
WordPress
MySpace
Twitter

Find many more by searching Onlywire.com for starters. And sign up there to bookmark all your content for sharing with multiple sites and to learn more.

A couple points to keep in mind with these sites are: follow the rules at each, don’t spam and don’t go over board there. For example, Hubpages only allows two links to your sites, at the time of this writing. Don’t add three, trying to fake them out with an affiliate link. And don’t spam comments all over on other Hubs just to get links. This type negative activity can get you banned, your account closed.

4) Free Classified Online Ads – Search for “free classified ads” in Google and many sites show up. Some of the more popular places to submit your ads are:

a) craigslist
b) backpage
c) kijiji
d) gumtree
e) loquo
f) classifieds.myspace
g) expo.live
h) adlandpro
i) usfreeads
j) oodle

For help writing your ads and even submitting them and keeping them up to date on each site, consider hiring help, outsourcing with a ghostwriter experienced with sales copy, and a virtual assistant who can open accounts at each place, submit your ads and follow up as they expire to renew them, revise them, etc.

Discover more strategies to increase website traffic for free .

Popular products of Digital signage in Retail

 

Business always needs value marketing. Starting from flyers to billboards and pamphlets, different medium from the printing is used to convey the message to the consumer. There has been new addition to the world of advertisement technologically. These products are used to lay down the message, but completely in a new and interactive fashion. One of the widely popular medium is digital signage. Digital signage in retail is steaming at an incredibly fast rate towards future. Newer and improved technologies are contributing to the advancement. There are different players, software, new programming and others that are now put to use.

 

Since, advertising is integrating the newer medium for their benefit, the technologies has in fact been quite beneficial for the corporate. There are a lot of choices in terms of digital signage in retail. There are standalone, hard wired players and also WIFI. While standalone systems can be put to use for displaying posters that can be manually updated through an USB connector, the WIFI ones can upload the images from remote location. The traditional method is to put the information manually through an optic cable. So, according to the location and the budget, one can use different types of digital signage in retail.

 

For display, different types of modems and display screen can be used. There is high definition or HD resolution with 1080p. HDMI connectors, flat screen and flash supporting system can be brought. LED screens are also available. One can also improve the mode of communication through premium display support of up to 1280×1024 resolutions for video. It is necessary that the system would support MPEG 1, 2, 4 and also support other audio files like WMA, MP3, WAV, etc.

 

To attract the customer, an advertisement demands crystal clear image with supporting audio and visual. Side by side, it is also necessary that the system should be simple to use. Without training and proper knowledge about the systems, an ordinary user should be able to handle the files, up load the programs and use the software to make it operational within no time. There are some systems available in the market, which allows the user to feed the text and the images directly from the internet sources. It is just as television broadcasting. It is easy to handle these processes.

 

Multiple Display units are also available in the market. User can split the display into two separate sections. These two separate sections can be managed simultaneously yet independently from the zone of operation. Most of the times, such displays have separate playlists and also connections. This allows scheduling the two display areas separately. Everything can be handled smoothly.

 

Software and application that is required to handle this unit are available with the systems as a package. One need not download the software and install them separately. It is also not necessary that someone would buy the software separately. One can handle the whole set-up in a synchronized fashion. It is possible to update the messages from time to time.

 

Resus offer forward thinking advertising solutions in the digital signage market place. http://www.resusdigitalsignage.com

ING Direct is the most popular bank according to customer comments on the Internet, reveals first annual UK Banking Social Media Report by DigitalMR

(PRWEB UK) 22 March 2012

Social media research specialist DigitalMR releases the first ever annual UK Banking Social Media Report on what customers are saying about UK high street banks online. DigitalMR analysed over 200,000 customer comments about high street banks across January to December 2011.

For the first time, UK banks will be able to gauge customer perceptions of their performance against that of their competitors across a range of criteria for the whole of 2011.

DigitalMR Group Managing Director, Michalis Michael commented: “This report provides a national benchmark for how banking brands are perceived by customers online. Banks attracting criticism will be able to use the analysis to find out how they can improve their competitive position.”

Report Highlights

Top 5 Net Sentiment Score

DigitalMR’s report measures, not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative. The difference in the number of positive to negative posts that each bank attracts, provides it with a Net Sentiment Score (NSS). NSS is an overall percentage score of net positive posts. Of the Top 10 banks measured across 2011, the five best performers in terms of achieving the highest NSS were:

1)    ING Direct 57.5%

2)    Halifax 43.3%

3)    Clydesdale Bank 41.7%

4)    Barclays 37.4%

5)    Santander 26.4%

The Royal Bank of Scotland was the only bank from the Top 10, which achieved a negative NSS with (-2.1%). The next lowest was Bank of Ireland with a NSS of 0.5%.

Overall mentions – top 5 UK banks that receive the highest share of online mentions:

1)    HSBC (14.4%)

2)    Lloyds TSB (13.5%)

3)    Halifax (10%)

4)    RBS (9.6%)

5)    Santander UK (9%)

There is a large difference in the positive and negative mentions that some of the banks attract. HSBC (9.5%), Halifax (9.5%) and Lloyds TSB (7.8%) received the highest share of positive posts.

However both HSBC (12.1%) and Lloyds TSB (10.8%) received a relatively higher proportion of negative comments. Conversely Halifax accounted for only 6.2% of negative comments compared with a much larger proportion (9.5%) of positive ones.

The Top 5 most discussed topics across January to December were:

Loans

Credit Cards

Customer Care

Online Banking

Overdrafts

Loans attracted nearly 15,000 mentions on the internet. However, banks are likely to turn their attention to the topics that attracted a greater number of negative comments. The three most discussed topics with negative mentions were Customer Care, Loans and Bank Employees.

The full report covers:

    Share of voice for all banks.
    Monthly trend for top 10 banks.
    Top 10 Topics by number of mentions.
    The disruptive forces that social network users will have on banks.
    Individual focus of the top 10 banks.
    Social Media presence.
    Recommendations on strategy for the use of Social Media Research.

DigitalMR’s report (powered by SocialNuggets) analysed thousands of customer comments posted via a range of relevant finance related websites and open access social media platforms. It measures, not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative.

Results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major UK banks including: Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Halifax, NatWest, Bank of Ireland, Santander, Barclays, RBS, ING Direct, Clydesdale Bank, Saxo Bank, American Express, First Direct, Bank of Scotland, Abbey, Northern Rock, Northern Bank and Alliance and Leicester.

For more information on the full report, contents and further data click here

Contact

For further information on the UK Banking Social Media Report.

Michalis A. Michael

mmichael(at)digital-mr(dot)com,

tel: +44 751 571 0370

http://www.digital-mr.com

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and Group MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

About SocialNuggets

SocialNuggets technology delivers real-time market intelligence for fast moving industries by analyzing data from various social media sources with a mission to liberate social media data and sentiment analysis for use in real-time research of brands, products and features. SocialNuggets delivers ready to use market intelligence for various industry verticals including consumer electronics and banking. SocialNuggets data is delivered in bite size, ready-to-consume, infographics and is also available in the form of a full access to our data warehouse for analysis and integration with customers’ data. SocialNuggets, a Serendio company, was founded in 2011 with headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.SocialNuggets.net







Latest Online Research Shows American Express as Most Popular US Bank with a 35% Share of Positive Comments on the Web

Colombus, OH (PRWEB UK) 2 May 2012

DigitalMR analyzed tens of thousands of online customer comments regarding US banks for the month of January 2012. Two thirds of comments monitored were positive (67%) about their customer experiences, compared with 33% being negative about their customer experiences.

DigitalMR’s report (powered by SocialNuggets) analyzes tens of thousands of mentions and customer comments posted via open access social media platforms and relevant finance related websites. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative.

Results are based on comments posted on the major US banks: CitiBank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bank, American Express, HSBC, Capital One, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase and US Bancorp.

The banking service brands with the highest share of overall mentions were: Amex (29%), Citibank (20%) and Bank of America (18%).

There was, however, a large difference between the positive and negative mentions that these banks generated. Amex achieves the highest share of positive comments (35%) more than twice its share of negative ones (16%). Conversely, Bank of America attracted more than twice the share of negative comments (28%) to positive ones (13%).

Taking each bank’s positive and negative scores into consideration, Amex achieves the highest Net Sentiment Score (NSS) with 63%, followed by US Bank with 61%. The only bank with a net negative score was Bank of America with a NSS of (-4%).

Ryan Rutan, President of DigitalMR USA commented: “Online sentiment continues to show contrasting pictures of two banks: Amex which is very positive and Bank of America where sentiment is highly negative. This represents a huge challenge for Bank of America to turn this around.”

Data analysis and customer comments

Contact

For regular reports and more information:

Ryan A. Rutan

rrutan(at)digital-mr(dot)com

tel: +1 (614) 638-0216

http://www.digital-mr.com

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

About SocialNuggets







Special Offer On DSP-100V Digital Signage Players Now Launched By Popular Supplier Digital-Signage-China.com

(PRWEB) July 22, 2014

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Digital-Signage-China.com is a reliable supplier of digital signage products. All its brand new DSP-100V Digital Signage Players are now offered at discounted prices, up to 30% off. It is worth mentioning that all of them are well designed by the company’s top designers with vast knowledge of craftsmanship and consumer needs. A large proportion of Digital-Signage-China.com’s products have received rave reviews from worldwide customers. Thus, it is now one of the most distinguished digital signage product suppliers.

In addition, the company’s amiable customer service workers are always there to help. It hopes that the big discounts offered this time can really bring benefits to customers from around the world. Digital-Signage-China.com is striving to make more cost-effective digital signage players. To meet the specific needs of diverse clients, they are offered at many specifications.

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First ever annual US Banking Social Media Report from DigitalMR and Cicero to reveal that American Express is the most popular bank according to customer comments on the internet

(PRWEB UK) 14 August 2012

DigitalMR and Cicero analysed over two million online customer comments regarding the main US banks and associated financial services companies from April 2011 to March 2012. The social media report (powered by SocialNuggets) analyses customer comments posted via a range of relevant finance related websites and open access social media platforms. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative. The full report will cover:

    Customer insights that can help banks shape their marketing and PR strategies
    Share of voice for top 20 banks
    Net Sentiment Score (NSS) for top 20 banks
    Top 10 Topics by number of mentions
    Individual focus on each of the top 20 banks
    NSS by Topic
    Top social media sources by number of mentions
    Breakdown of customer sentiment on Twitter
    Recommendations on strategy for the use of Social Media Research.

DigitalMR Commercial Director, Tom Hogg, commented: “A Net Sentiment Score provides an overall benchmark that indicates how well banks are perceived by their customers. In particular, banks recording negative scores need to focus on the areas where they can achieve the biggest gains – areas that are highlighted by the feature level NSS methodology”.

Report Highlights

Top 3 Highest and Lowest Net Sentiment Score

DigitalMR’s report will measure, not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative. The difference in the number of positive to negative posts that each bank attracts, provides it with a Net Sentiment Score (NSS). NSS is an overall percentage score of net positive posts. Among the Top 20 banks the top three best performers in terms of achieving the highest NSS were:

1)    American Express 63%

2)    Orchard Bank 59%

3)    Suntrust Bank 49%

The bottom three performers among the Top 20 banks were:

18) Bank of America (-9%)

19) Sovereign Bank (-10%)

20) Countrywide Bank (-17%)

Results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major US banks and financial services providers including: CitiBank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bank, American Express, HSBC, Capital One, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase Manhattan, Morgan Stanley, TD Bank, PNC Bank, Regions Bank, Discover Bank, Suntrust Bank, Bank One, Orchard Bank, Countrywide Bank, Key Bank USA and Sovereign Bank.

About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach.

The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, Warsaw Poland and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

About Cicero

Cicero is an international consultancy specialising in corporate communications, digital strategy, government affairs and research services for policy, business and consumer audiences. Our sector focus on financial and professional services provides clients with detailed insights into the issues which shape their marketplace with award-winning outputs aimed at a wide-range of targets including the media, public policymakers and regulators.

About SocialNuggets

SocialNuggets technology delivers real-time market intelligence for fast moving industries by analyzing data from various social media sources with a mission to liberate social media data and sentiment analysis for use in real-time research of brands, products and features. SocialNuggets delivers ready to use market intelligence for various industry verticals including consumer electronics and banking. SocialNuggets data is delivered in bite size, ready-to-consume, infographics and is also available in the form of a full access to our data warehouse for analysis and integration with customers’ data. SocialNuggets, a Serendio company, was founded in 2011 with headquarters in Santa Clara, CA.