The selling of products/services online all require one ESSENTIAL ingredient : TRAFFIC. Marketing a small business online faces greater challenges such as manpower and budget. However there are some great tools on the market that can effectively improve traffic to your site or affiliate site.
Investing in a good keyword tool is essential for online and offline marketing. A keyword tool can be used to write copy, find niche specific competitive keywords and to plan advertising. Why you may be asking? A good keyword tool can determine what and why people are searching for in relation to your product. Wordtracker is the choice of the professional marketer. What I liked about this company, is they provide a FREE keyword-guide which will alter how you market on and offline. If your budget is tight they offer membership for 1 day or 1 month. Or you can look at some of the excellent FREE TOOLS on the market.
A popular technique used by many in the affiliate marketing field is building optimised pages that refer the visitor to the main affiliate site. This technique can be applied to marketing a small business online. There are several software products on the market that will build optimised pages for your main site. Two I particularly like are Traffic Panther and Traffic Hurricane. I personally use Traffic Panther as I found the ease of setting up the software easier with them. They both offer excellent customer support, even to free users. However the Hurricane creates 1000’s of optimised pages for your site whereas the Panther only creates 25 per project. Bear in mind the engines can drop your site if they think you are spamming.
Both introduce the technology of RSS, but the Traffic Panther introduces the small business to the power of marketing using Blogs. And how they can be beneficial to your business. So whether you are an attorney marketing your services, selling childrens books online or looking for the secrets of successful network marketing,these techniques can be beneficial to your business online. With these tools you can firstly learn more about your potential customers and then how to get those customers to your sites.