Moving Your Budget from Yellow Pages to Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing MontereyToday’s modern companies are moving their marketing budgets from traditional print media, such as the Yellow Pages, to online opportunities. These exciting online opportunities range from social media networks to email advertising. Deploying even one of these modern advertising techniques can help you reach more customers while saving money on your overall marketing budget.

The Benefits of Internet Marketing

If you have a limited budget, relying on traditional marketing methods will restrict your reach to a small number of people within your local area. However, with the help of Internet marketing, your company’s marketing message is no longer limited by geographical restraints; your online presence can help you sell your products and services to people hundreds of miles away from you. Internet marketing is also responsive to quick adjustments. Unlike traditional advertising, such as flyers or billboards, you can fine-tune your efforts without waiting weeks to see any results. Making a simple post on Twitter, for example, will only take seconds and won’t cost you anything.

Finally, some forms of Internet marketing can give you great results without a serious investment. Running your own website, for example, may only cost you a few dollars per month, depending on the traffic that your site attracts. If one online marketing solution doesn’t help your company, you can quickly drop it without losing too much money.

Social Media

Social media networks are a popular way for people to connect with both their loved ones and their favorite companies. If you don’t have a profile on the most popular social media networks, including Facebook and Twitter, your customers will think your company is outdated. Customers who are used to receiving service from a company’s social media page will feel frustrated when they can’t contact you.

Fortunately, setting up and maintaining profiles on social media networks is painless. In addition, social media networks are generally free to join, helping you keep your marketing budget well within your limits. For best results on your customer outreach efforts, avoid the appearance of spam by limiting the amount of self-promotion your profiles contain. Focusing on building a personal relationship with your customer base will often yield better results than constantly posting updates on your products. Sending out the occasional silly joke on Twitter, for example, will endear you to your customers.

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Your company’s website can serve as an important point of contact with your current and potential customers. Instead of gathering home addresses for outdated print newsletters, you can use your website to collect a list of email addresses for quick email newsletters. You can also use email marketing to instantly let your customers know about important news, such as a special promotion or a new product. With a little extra technical expertise, you can even build personal profiles for your online users so that they only get the news and specials that they want.

Pay-Per-Click

Pay-per-click, or PPC, is an online advertising model that requires you to pay only when an Internet user clicks on your advertisement. Through a bidding system, you can set the price that you want to pay each time someone clicks on your ad. If you’re willing to pay a higher price, your ads will get priority over the ads from other companies. The system often yields immediate results; mere minutes after setting up your ads, you may start seeing new visitors pour into your website.

For years, print advertising worked well as a valuable marketing tool for companies. However, the huge growth of the Internet has encouraged many companies to take a closer look at the benefits of online marketing.

Coastline Marketing Group helps companies stay up-to-date on modern marketing strategies and innovative inbound techniques that provide extraordinary cost-value benefits. Our services include Social Media Management, Local Search Engine Marketing and Optimization, Powerful Content Marketing, Website and Mobile Web Development. Coastline Marketing Group’s inbound marketing strategies can help you attract customers, convert them, close sales and delight them.

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