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Beat Recession Blues – Tips For Effective Online Marketing

Date Added: January 19, 2009 07:04:32 AM
Author: Maneet Puri
Category: Internet Services
 
The global economic crisis continues to have severe impact on business across the world making them adopt desperate cost cutting measures. And one of the major changes that come in business strategies is a cut back in marketing and promotion campaigns. While this may seem like a sensible business decision, in the long run it may harm your business. Here are 5 online marketing tips that will help you face the recession blues. Take your Business Online The credit crunch is an especially bad time for companies when business comes to a standstill and investments become an additional cost as well. It gets particularly expensive to carry out regular business proceedings at their usual pace. However, it is a good time to take your business online and invest in a website. A website not only portrays the online face of your company on the World Wide Web, but it also acts as an efficient alternative sales channel. Your customers and niche audiences can browse through your website and acquire information about your products and services. Optimize your Web Presence Having a website is not enough. To make sure your website works for your business and performs as a powerful sales channel, you need to get it noticed by the Internet population. And to make it popular on the web, you need to invest in the search engine optimization process for a website. Search engine optimization ensures that your website ranks well in the search engine listings and therefore gets more traffic. Increased traffic towards your website translates into more exposure and therefore greater business opportunities. Take Marketing Efforts Online One of the most successful marketing practices on the World Wide Web is e-mail marketing. It is not only cost effective but also makes sure that you are communicating with members of your niche audiences. The two crucial aspects of e-mail marketing are: • Database expansion • Message delivery Build a contact database that lists contact details i.e. email addresses of members of your target market, your existing customers, past clients and associates and potential sales points. Then make sure you send out regular emails to them. It could be either your company newsletter or just an email mentioning about new developments at your end. The basic aim is to make sure that you remain fresh in the memories of your audiences and they propagate information from their end. By keeping them informed about your products and services, you can be sure they will turn to you in case they require any of the products and services that you offer. Promote your Brand Online presence also allows you to promote your brand name on the World Wide Web. Make sure you create your presence in social networking communities, popular industry forums and discussion joints. This will not only give you an opportunity to get in direct touch with your audiences but also promote your brand name among the masses. Be an active participant in online activities that exhibits your expertise and establish your reputation as an industry expert. This is will attract lots of sales and business opportunities. Extract Benefits from Market Conditions Because of the credit crunch, currency rates have gone down significantly. However, this could be a boon for this could be a boon for offshore service providers. Use the situations in your favor and make the best out of it. Maneet Puri is the founder and managing director of LeXolution IT Services, a top notch web development company based in India. His company specializes in providing professional website design services to its clients across the globe.

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