As a traditional business you focus on many forms of marketing. If you are a small business, you may rely largely on word of mouth marketing, getting your customers to give you referrals. You probably have business cards, brochures, and flyers. And your website is probably geared toward these same marketing concepts of providing company information and cool pictures.
Unfortunately, in today’s society a business website cannot be another traditional marketing tool found accidentally online or only by your existing customers. The internet is completely changing the way people shop for goods and services, and if potential customers cannot find you on the internet, they will take their business elsewhere. To build a good web presence you have to change your focus to web marketing search engine optimization.
Web marketing is much like traditional marketing, but taken to the web. Word of mouth marketing becomes social networking, business cards become directory and search engine listings, brochures become video or article marketing, and flyers become online classified ads. However, you must use web marketing search engine optimization in order for these marketing strategies to be successful.
This requires careful keyword research of y our niche, or your area of expertise, and use of those keywords in all of your internet marketing. Your keyword or phrase should appear in your domain name or URL, the title of your site, and throughout your site at around one to three percent density. This means that for every four hundred words you should have your keyword four times.