Online Marketing Success Requires Key Elements
As the years go by the online marketing world grows tremendously and there is an increasing number of people who want to get into online marketing. But in most cases some people really don’t even know what that means or what it takes. There are so many things that go under the overall online marketing tree that if you spoke to a hundred different “Internet Marketers” and asked them what they do, you would probably get a hundred different answers. Most of us have a hard time even trying to explain what it is we do to inquiring minds.
In it’s definition, online marketing is the provision and promotion of products and services online. It merges the creative and technical aspects of marketing: design, development, advertising and sales. Since the beginning of the internet and search engines, internet usage has rapidly and steadily increased since the 80s/90s. The daily usual number of internet searches has increased a lot from just under 10,000 in the late 90s to well over 4 billion in the past year. That tally’s up to more than a trillion internet searches a year with just Google by itself!
People are not just doing informative searches, but searches for products/services too. This means that the majority of consumers find out about the products and businesses they buy and do business with mainly through the internet. However, most search engine users usually only focus on the first page of search results – typically the top five results. Considering that more and more business is conducted online every year, it means that competition for these positions has grown and that they have major value to savvy business owners. It has come to the point where competition in local, national or international markets requires a consistent strong online presence. Gaining and maintaining a position on the first page of SERPs (search engine results pages) influence people to trust the solidity, dexterity and genuineness of your business/service.