Website Marketing Strategies should be a constantly evolving component of your total marketing campaign. If it is traffic that you want, and lots of it, your site must be search engine optimized. At the very least this is a foundational step. Without this step you would be well behind the starting gates.
If you choose a campaign that focuses primarily on search engine optimization, you may end up pulling your hair out of your head. You will continually be chasing search engine changes. In addition, you will also find yourself constantly making daily website changes in order to stay current with the search engines. As soon as you institute any changes the search engines move the goal posts. It would be like a cat chasing its tail.
Most people in the world are not Internet users. The vast majority of people who you want to reach do not have access to the World Wide Web. It does not matter how well you optimize your web site, they will never find it.
Did you know that quite a few Internet Marketers make most of their sales offline? They sell their books, CDROMs and related material at seminars, workshops and conferences. Indeed, for many Internet Marketers these offline sales represent the bulk of their income.
This tells us that offline promotion could be more important than online promotion. You may be able to optimize your web site to get high rankings in a search engine. But that does not mean that you will reach the vast majority of people who could buy your product or use your information.
This was confirmed recently by one study that showed that most people go to an Internet address after having read it in a newspaper or magazine. Some were even given the address by a friend or colleague or heard it being mentioned by someone speaking at a meeting or on television. It seems that significant numbers of people who get to your web site do so having heard the address somewhere outside of the Internet.
You can get many people visiting your web site, even if you are not ranked highly by the search engines. You can do this by writing articles for use in regular offline publications newspapers, magazines. Always include your address in the article and you will get millions of people to notice your website address.
Moreover, speak at every opportunity you get. Make presentations to business clubs, chambers of commerce, local societies, you name it. Every time you speak, announce your web site address. All of these website marketing strategies should be incorporated into your marketing campaign.
Although these are two great ways of gaining offline publicity for your website, try not to neglect business stationery, posters, car stickers and so on. The more your web site address is visible outside the web, the more visitors you will get regardless of how kind the search engines have been to you.