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Some great SEO (search engine optimization) resources are:
http://www.highrankings.com http://www.searchenginestrategies.biz http://www.bruceclay.com/web_rank.htm
5) Paid Advertising On High Traffic Sites
Sometimes, you will find a website that allows advertising on their site. For a reasonable price, they will display your link and sometimes a description for a weekly or monthly fee.
One of best ways to find websites that offer advertising is quite simple actually. You simply go to your favorite search engine, search for your businesses best keyword phrase and look through results. These are people you will want to partner with, especially if they receive a good amount of traffic. A good way to know if they receive a good deal of traffic to their site is by a neat tool called Alexa toolbar. You can go directly to that site and download this tool, or you can simply go to :http://www.alexa.com and search for their site. When you get results, it will say something like "Traffic Rank for ________.com : 2,445". The main thing to remember is, *lower* traffic rank, *more* traffic that website receives.So, a site with a traffic rank of 26,983 receives more traffic than a site with a traffic rank of 76,990.
6) Joint Ventures
A Joint Venture (JV for short) is just that. It's a venture that you do jointly with one or more parties. This method isn't only limited to those with their own product, as many people think. The way this works is by setting up a deal with a person who has a very large customer base already. What you do is literally "tap into" their resources. You see, they have already done hard part (creating a list of people who have already bought from them). Now all you do is simply email them with a special proposal, and have them recommend your product/service to their list. This alone can product thousands of website visitors to your website. And in end, can yield massive profits for you if done properly.
7) Having Your Own Affiliate Program
Generally speaking this form of advertising typically applies to those with their own products or services to sell. For example, if you create an information "how-to" digital ebook. Many times your merchant account will have a built in affiliate program manager that will allow people to join, and promote your product or service for a certain percentage that you determine.
Some great affiliate program managers that I have personally have used and recommend are:
http://www.clickbank.com http://www.quickpaypro.com http://www.homebasedbusinessindex.com/webhost.html (built in web hosting as well)
The main thing to remember when marketing your business is to keep your potential customers/visitors in mind. Build a website that caters to their needs and wants. If you utilize these resources for internet marketing, you will see success that most individuals never truly see. Even though what is listed above gives a great starting point, don't limit yourself to what's listed above only. If you truly want to succeed with your online business, study "Art of Internet Marketing". Give yourself room for improvement, and never think you know enough to "get by" either. Internet Marketing changes as time does, so keep ball in your court, and have fun while playing ;)
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