Friday, 8 March 2013

All you really need to know about internet marketing for beginners.

All you really need to know about internet marketing for beginners.
Part 1

New to Internet marketing?  This article will go through the basics of what internet marketing does for your business and the different areas it involves. We will also identify the good and the bad aspects of different forums of Internet marketing to give you a general idea of what services you may be receiving from other SEO companies, and where this can be expanded on.

There are many parts of internet marketing but the three main parts which most companies consider are:

Web Design
Social Media

These parts influence the amount of people who visit your site and could potentially invest in your services or products later on, this is why you should ensure you are getting the most out of your internet marketing. A great way to look at online marketing is to imagining your site as a signature drink - what your drink needs to do is look good, taste good and have people talking about it.

How does this relate to internet marketing?

Well each individual part is similar to what your signature drink needs to have. For example, the website should look good; you need a site that is easy on the eye and allows visitors to navigate through different pages easily.
Web Design is a key factor in creating influence in your business; it’s a front cover for your business and needs to influence a customer and inspire confidence in your brand.
Website design and User Experience factors are a key part of internet marketing and need to be at a high grade to perform the best it can and maximise business brought in through your online presence.

What should you consider when creating a website?
You want your site relatable to the business and this means multiple things have to be considered, from colours to style, text and website type. There are so many options and things to consider, which is why most business employ a web designer to take on the task. This is usually the best course of action as a good designer will take into account your preferences and produce some designs which are suitable for you to choose from.

What are the different types of websites?

Dynamic websites – Dynamic websites, unlike static, allow advanced interactions and allow the ability to use databases to deliver certain content for an individual page. This kind of interaction allows the website to formulate catalogues, photographs, videos and series of data. One of the good parts of a dynamic website is allowing the ability to stop users accessing different parts of the site and can include password restricted areas and other user permissions to get through the site - such as member areas etc. The down side is that it is much harder to implement different SEO techniques into this kind of site, meaning some potential visibility in search engines may be lost.

Flash websites – Flash can implement unachievable levels of interaction that other web types can’t do and can be stunning and eye catching with animations and graphics. But all this is often outweighed by the inability to implement any form of meaningful SEO on to a flash site. Therefore if you’re wanting to get a site to page one of the rankings, flash sites aren’t the option for you. These are best utilised as portfolio sites to showcase work which doesn’t necessarily need to be searched for.

Static websites – One of the simplest forms of website in which the site’s content may include graphics and animation and may have JavaScript features. Static sites are principally for brochures sites. The down sides/limitations being that they’re not very complex and lack in user interactivity, this is because they cannot gather information for a user or serve content which is dependent on user actions.

Content managed websites – These are a Further refinement of a database driven dynamic site. A content management system provides a user login system to protect the interface. This allows the user to add, edit and remove the content from the site and is particularly useful if the business needs a large site which has numerous contributors.

eCommerce websites – These are dynamic websites which have the functionality to implement financial transaction gateways e.g. PayPal. Most eCommerce sites also include a content management system so that all product details can be added and updated, and some include advanced features such as automated stock control.
Part 2

So what do we mean by taste good? Well this has to do with SEO (Search engine Optimisation)…

Coming soon…

Who are we?

We are
Red Cow Media, and online marketing agency that specialise in SEO, WebDesign and Social Media marketing. We provide a social media service which helps enhance your social media presence, getting people to connect and spreading your business message. For more information you can talk to one of our friendly team or visit the website by clicking here. 


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