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5 Internet Marketing Strategies You should Employ in 2009

I believe that 2009 is going to be a great year. I am not buying into the media’s message that we are all bound by a recession and need to hold on to our money – nor do I recommend it. The fact is that you need to being doing just the opposite, but you need to know where to spend your business dollars to be most effective.

Here are 5 strategies that I recommend employing in 2009 if you want to be successful in business.

1. Blog. If you don’t have a blog by now, you are pretty far behind the times. It’s the equivalent of not having a website several years ago. If you need to learn how to blog (from A to Z), I recommend getting a copy of my book, The Internet Marketing Guide for Small Business, as I wrote a complete section on setting one up, and also a section on promoting through Social Media.

2. Twitter. When Twitter first came out, I really wasn’t in the mood to add another Social Media tool to my arsenal. In a short time, I realized that I could actually sacrifice other forms of Social Media in favor of Twitter. If you don’t know what Twitter is, or need to learn more about Twitter, then I recommend this list of Twitter related articles.

3. Develop a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Strategy. Here are your 4 options for SEM:

    a) Do Nothing – A poor choice that gives your competition an edge over you.

    b) Try Something & Fail – I respect those who step out and at least try. That’s how most of us learned, especially in the early days before all of the trainings that are available now. No one was born with SEM knowledge, and due to it’s relative infancy, there are no 2nd generation SEM gurus that were “born into it.”

    c) Learn SEM – Two options that I recommend are buying my book, or taking an online SEM course.

    d) Hire a Professional SEM Firm – SEM does not have to cost you and arm and aleg. Call me at 800-453-9290 if you want to discuss what is best for your firm.

4. Get a professional SEM Analysis. Do you know what you are doing right? Do you know what you are doing wrong? If not, you might benefit from a professional SEM Analysis. For a limited time, I am offering a FREE SEM Analysis to those who request it. Simply email me at FREESEM@oldschoolseo.com and provide your Name, Telephone #, and URL. Please note, this offer is limited to US based websites (sorry).

5. Get Involved in Social Media. This is where it’s at, and literally where the people are that might want your products or services. I recommend using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and then finding a niche Social Media site for your industry.

I sincerely wish you the best for your business in 2009. While this article may seem self-promoting in favor of my book, it is heartfelt. The reason I wrote my book and priced it where I did was in an attempt to make Internet Marketing education affordable to everyone. There are plenty of places you can spend more money and learn a lot less about Internet Marketing. I encourage you to pick up a copy; I guarantee you will be pleased – literally (100% Money Back Guarantee).

Happy New Year!

~ Anthony a.k.a. OldSchool SEO

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One Response to “5 Internet Marketing Strategies You should Employ in 2009”

  • Hello,

    Good list here, and I really like your thinking around the potential for non-media companies, including big brands who have been known more for their products and/or services, to establish themselves as media channels of their own by publishing compelling content on a regular basis.

    Community platforms like the ones built by Jive, Awareness, and our company, LiveWorld, help support the technology side, but the even greater responsibility comes with content creation and community building. I think that means community managers and content developers will be in demand in 2009.

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