Now a days with recent advance of technology, almost everyone is using Internet and whatever they need, they are just trying to find it online. If they want to buy something, they just search and order it online. So its online! online! all the time for many people. And moreover, most of the sales are happening in the internet when compared to offline. So, with Internet marketing, you can promote your products or someone else products online.
Ways to Promote?
There are many ways to promote your products online. Daily you might see many ads showing in different websites, some ads will take you to order now buttons, some ads will take you to enter your email address or phone number or some ads will ask you to play a game. These are all being promoted by internet marketers.
Types of Advertising
1) Display advertising
With display advertising, you can advertise your products by creating banner ads, and purchase ad space in other websites and place your banner there in order to make the users click your ad and which your ad will in turn take them to your website where you gonna sell your product. Basing on the device, you can buy ads for desktop users or for mobile users or even for Tablet users. There are numerous advertising companies who sell their ad space. In that a few big ones are
Google Adwords – http://www.google.com/adwords
Bing Ads – https://secure.bingads.microsoft.com/
There are different types of ads available in many networks to promote your products, like Banner ads, Pop ups, Pop Under ads and many more.
2) Contextual Advertising
With contextual advertising, your ad will be shown when a keyword or content is matched in the website the user is browsing. It is a form of targeted advertising, where you can reach targeted audience. Suppose if a person is looking for flights from italy to france. You can display an matching to his content, like you can show best deals from italy to france through your ad.
Examples of content ad networks are Google adwords, Publishers who are website owners use Google adsense for monetization of their website. And with Google adwords, you can target your audience on websites who uses adsense.
In the above, i was reading an article on muscle building and you can see there were ads displayed with muscle related ads. This is an example for contextual advertising.
Google Adwords and Bing ads offers contextual advertising.
3) Search Advertising
In the above, i have searched for Toyota Prius and based on my search query, i was displayed with relevant ad as shown in the above.
4) Email Marketing
Many marketers do promote their products or services through email marketing. By sending promotional emails to their potential audience’s inbox. This is the great way to reach their customers. Most of the marketers use email marketing software for their promotion needs. Some of the email marketing softwares are
Aweber – http://www.aweber.com
Get Responce – http://www.getresponse.com
Mail Chimp – http://www.mailchimp.com
5) Social Media marketing
Social media marketing is nothing but advertising in social media websites like Facebook.com, twitter.com and others. The benefit with social media marketing is, you can actually target your ads to show very narrowly, like you can do age targeting, gender targeting and many more. With this, you can target even more closely and can get better results.
Facebook Ads – https://www.facebook.com/advertising
Twitter Ads – https://ads.twitter.com
Pof Advertising – http://ads.pof.com