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Embarking on the Digital Voyage: A Beginner's Guide to Internet Marketing

Sunday, June 04, 2023

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Venturing into the realm of Internet marketing can feel like deciphering an alien language. The foundational concepts may seem straightforward, but the execution of effective strategies can often be a Herculean task. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie, the digital marketing landscape can pose considerable challenges. With this in mind, we're here to demystify Internet marketing for beginners, outlining some fundamental strategies to kickstart your digital voyage.

Building a Stellar Website: Your Digital Storefront

An Internet marketing campaign begins with creating a compelling website, your virtual storefront. If you've ever shopped around for web hosting or created a website, you’ve likely noticed the vast array of features, options, and customization available. But understanding how to pick the best features for your business can be overwhelming. From choosing the right design to selecting the perfect customer experience, launching a website isn’t as easy as it looks. Building a stellar website requires a comprehensive strategy to select the best hosting platform, content management system, and analytics tools. As well, it requires careful consideration when creating the visual design, and how best to position certain calls-to-action. But if done correctly, with the help of a professional web designer, your virtual store can be a powerful hub for success.

While I am huge proponent of hiring the expert to build out your digital foundation. If you don't have the thousands it takes to have a website built for you, the site that you are on right now was built out entirely on ClickFunnels.  ClickFunnels is a powerful sales funnel builder that was designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners create attractive, profitable sales funnel quickly and easily. It helps with lead generations, customer acquisition, and marketing automation, giving you all the tools you need to build and promote a successful online business. By using ClickFunnels, you can create highly targeted website with complementary sales funnels, set up automated email workflows, and even run A/B testing to increase conversions on your website.

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Harnessing the Power of Banner Ads: Your Digital Billboard

Another strategy is harnessing the power of banner ads, the billboards of the Internet. These ads, which often grace the tops of websites or appear in smaller versions elsewhere, contain enticing graphics and text to lure Internet users to click through. Strategically placed on high-traffic websites with audiences interested in your products, these ads can effectively drive traffic to your website.

Why I like display advertising is because your ads can be served to people in all stages of the sales funnel. For my clients, the strategy employed for their marketing campaigns is the R.A.C.E. Framework. 

The R.A.C.E (Reach-Act-Convert-Engage) framework is an established model for creating successful sales funnels. In this framework, Reach relates to first getting the attention of potential customers through advertising or brand awareness activities; Act covers the process of converting those leads into customers or subscribers; Convert includes both the actions necessary to convert customers into paying customers, and also to convert customers down the sales funnel into loyal customers; and Engage relates to providing long-term support and information to those customers, thereby creating lifelong engagement with your product or services.

Your display ads first start off in the Reach phase generating general awareness of your company and brand. As the number of impressions increase, prospects are more likely to take action and click to learn more information on your offer. Your customer is now in the Act phase of the R.A.C.E Framework. Within the act phase there are several actions your prospect can take. The main goal however to get them to take specific action of the ad. Here your prospect can reach out to get more information, or surf your site to get to know your company better.

Under the convert stage, your ads should be retargeting your prospect. Retargeting occurs when your prospect visits a site or landing page and ads relating to that page are then showed when the prospect visits other sites. The goal here is to get your prospect to take the final action and transact and engage with your business.

Deploying E-Newsletters: Your Digital Magazine

In your arsenal of effective Internet marketing strategies, don't overlook the power of e-newsletters. These emails come packed with content that is deemed valuable and helpful to its readers. Examples of content included in these e-newsletters are informative articles, fun quizzes, pertinent ads, and more.

Careful crafting of the newsletters ensures that the messages will not be flagged as spam. Integrating links and a soft sell approach to the copy is a great way to avoid excessive self-promotion. Utilizing these powerful e-newsletters can help boost your business substantially. Additionally, adding in features such as link tracking and seeking feedback from the readers could prove to be invaluable as well.

Moreover, developing a user-friendly and attractive design for the e-newsletter could help draw in more users. If all these aspects are carefully considered and implemented, then your e-newsletter marketing campaign will definitely be a success!

Email Marketing Campaigns: Your Digital Direct Mail

Email marketing campaigns, where you send emails directly to those interested in your products and services, can be an incredibly powerful pillar of an effective and successful Internet marketing strategy. Careful crafting of the newsletters ensures that the vital messages within the email will not be flagged as spam and will be read, increasing the potential reach of your marketing campaign significantly.

Integrating links to your website and a soft sell approach to the copy is a great way to obtain the needed promotion without excessive self-promotion. Smartly deploying e-newsletters to prospective and current customers can help to expand your business substantially. Adding in features such as link tracking and seeking feedback from your customers can provide a wealth of valuable and actionable data which can be used to refine and further optimize your email marketing campaigns.

As a final touch, developing a user-friendly and attractive design for your e-newsletter can help to draw in even more customers. If all these aspects are carefully considered and implemented, then your e-newsletter marketing campaign will definitely be a success!

SEO: Your Digital Compass

Lastly, optimizing your website for search engines is a pivotal part of any Internet marketing campaign. Search engines rank websites based on quality and relevance to specific search terms. Since many Internet users rely on these rankings to find the best websites, having a high-ranking site can significantly boost your traffic.

SEO is something that shouldn't be tackled alone. Sure, there are a ton of DIY applications out there that can guide your to optimize your site. When it comes to the highly technical SEO techniques it is best to seek a highly rated SEO expert to help get your site ranked to the top of the search results.

BKXX Enterprises: Your Navigator in the Internet Marketing Odyssey

Now that you've dipped your toes into the waters of Internet marketing, why not dive in with BKXX Enterprises? Let's explore how we can collaborate to chart your course in the vast ocean of digital marketing. Reach out to BKXX Enterprises today and let's sail towards success together!

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