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The use of proper internet marketing grows your business with a wider reach than if you did not have an online presence.  If you consider the internet reaches the entire world, you potential are marketing to the world.  The first step in marketing on the internet is to have an online presence.  There are a couple of ways to go about this, one being an information website.  Another being a blog, however you can successfully combine the two for greater impact.

The first step in building a website is having a professional look.  Hire a web designer to make your website shine on behalf of your business.  Using your website is the first step in successful internet marketing.  Build the pages with quality content.  If you are not good with writing content, hire a professional writer.  You want the content to do two things, first to make sense to your visitors and second to make sense to the search engines that rank your pages.  Search engine ranking is one of the modes of marketing, by pulling in visitors who search for keywords and phrases related to your business.

Internet marketing requires your website be search engine optimized, meaning it is set up to help the search engines to crawl your pages and rank them on the search engines pages.  This is a way to draw free traffic from generic searches.  The goal is to use the meta tags on the website, with keywords you wish to be found for by your visitors.  These keywords need to be in the meta tags, the title, description, and keywords, and a few times within the content.  This helps the search engines to know how to rank you.

Another mode of internet marketing is social media.  Using social media websites like Facebook and Twitter helps to grow connections and network with others, which helps to grow your business.  If you connect the social media accounts to your website and if you interact at least once a day on the accounts, you will increase your list and raise the chances that others will also share about your business services and or products.  Place follow and share buttons on your pages to encourage your visitors to share with their connections.  This offers a way to advertise your business free and a way to make it go viral.

Lastly, internet marketing includes paid advertising.  There is a host of choices with paid advertising these days from your traditional print ads in newspapers and magazines to video commercials on television to ads on websites and with the social media groups.  There are also ads on search engines, pay per click, as well as on websites like Facebook.  The internet has many options for paid ads, from banners, to contextual, to full page features.