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Internet marketing
Internet marketing
Display advertisingE-mail marketingE-mail marketing softwareInteractive advertisingSocial media optimizationWeb analyticsCost per impression
Affiliate marketing
Cost per actionContextual advertisingRevenue sharing
Search engine marketing
Search engine optimizationPay per click advertisingPaid inclusionSearch analyticsMobile advertisingFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Internet marketing
, also referred to as
i-marketing
,
web-marketing
,
online-marketing
, or
e-Marketing
, is the marketing of products orservices over the Internet.The Internet has brought media to a global audience. The interactivenature of Internet marketing in terms of providing instant response andeliciting responses, is a unique quality of the medium. Internet marketingis sometimes considered to have a broader scope because it not onlyrefers to the Internet, e-mail, and wireless media, but it includesmanagement of digital customer data and electronic customer relationshipmanagement (ECRM) systems.Internet marketing ties together creative and technical aspects of theInternet, including: design, development, advertising, and sales.Internet marketing also refers to the placement of media along differentstages of the customer engagement cycle through search engine marketing(SEM), search engine optimization (SEO), banner ads on specificwebsites, e-mail marketing, and Web 2.0 strategies. In 2008
The NewYork Times
, working with comScore, published an initial estimate to quantify the user data collected bylarge Internet-based companies. Counting four types of interactions with company websites in additionto the hits from advertisements served from advertising networks, the authors found the potential forcollecting data upward of 2,500 times on average per user per month.
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Contents
1 Business models1.1 One-to-one approach1.2 Appeal to specific interests1.3 Geo targeting1.3.1 Different content by choice1.3.2 Automated different content2 Advantages3 Limitations4 Security concerns5 Broadband-induced trends6 Effects on industries7 See also8 References
Business models
 
Internet marketing is associated with several business models:e-commerce — this is where goods are sold directly to consumers (B2C) or businesses (B2B)Publishing — this is the sale of advertisinglead-based websites — this is an organization that generates value by acquiring sales leads fromits websiteaffiliate marketing — this is process in which a product or service developed by one person issold by other active seller for a share of profits. The owner of the product normally provide somemarketing material (sales letter, affiliate link, tracking facility).local internet marketing - this is the process of a locally based company traditionally selling bellyto belly and utilizing the Internet to find and nurture relationships, later to take those relationshipsoffline.blackhat marketing - this is a form of internet marketing which employs deceptive, less thantruthful methods to drive web traffic to a website or affiliate marketing offer. This methodsometimes includes spam, cloaking within search engine result pages, or routing users to pagesthey didn't initially request.There are many other business models based on the specific needs of each person or the business thatlaunches an Internet marketing campaign.
One-to-one approach
The targeted user is typically browsing the Internet alone therefore the marketing messages can reachthem personally. This approach is used in search marketing, where the advertisements are based onsearch engine keywords entered by the user.And now with the advent of Web 2.0 tools, many users can interconnect as "peers."
Appeal to specific interests
Internet marketing and geo marketing places an emphasis on marketing that appeals to a specificbehaviour or interest, rather than reaching out to a broadly-defined demographic. "On- and Off-line"marketers typically segment their markets according to age group, gender, geography, and other generalfactors. Marketers have the luxury of targeting by activity and geolocation. For example, a kayakcompany can post advertisements on kayaking and canoeing websites with the full knowledge that theaudience has a related interest.Internet marketing differs from magazine advertisements, where the goal is to appeal to the projecteddemographic of the periodical, but rather the advertiser has knowledge of the target audience—peoplewho engage in certain activities (e.g., uploading pictures, contributing to blogs)— so the company doesnot rely on the expectation that a certain group of people will be interested in its new product orservice.
Geo targeting
Geo targeting (in internet marketing) and geo marketing are the methods of determining the geolocation(the physical location) of a website visitor with geolocation software, and delivering different content tothat visitor based on his or her location, such as country, region/state, city, metro code/zip code,organization, Internet Protocol (IP) address, ISP or other criteria.
 
Different content by choice
A typical example for different content by choice in geo targeting is the FedEx website at FedEx.comwhere users have the choice to select their country location first and are then presented with a differentsite or article content depending on their selection.
Automated different content
With automated different content in Internet marketing and geomarketing, the delivery of differentcontent based on the geographical geolocation and other personal information is automated.
Advantages
Internet marketing is relatively inexpensive when compared to the ratio of cost against the reach of thetarget audience. Companies can reach a wide audience for a small fraction of traditional advertisingbudgets. The nature of the medium allows consumers to research and purchase products and services attheir own convenience. Therefore, businesses have the advantage of appealing to consumers in amedium that can bring results quickly. The strategy and overall effectiveness of marketing campaignsdepend on business goals and cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis.Internet marketers also have the advantage of measuring statistics easily and inexpensively. Nearly allaspects of an Internet marketing campaign can be traced, measured, and tested. The advertisers can usea variety of methods: pay per impression, pay per click, pay per play, or pay per action. Therefore,marketers can determine which messages or offerings are more appealing to the audience. The resultsof campaigns can be measured and tracked immediately because online marketing initiatives usuallyrequire users to click on an advertisement, visit a website, and perform a targeted action. Suchmeasurement cannot be achieved through billboard advertising, where an individual will at best beinterested, then decide to obtain more information at a later time..Because exposure, response, and overall efficiency of Internet media are easier to track than traditionaloff-line media—through the use of web analytics for instance—Internet marketing can offer a greatersense of accountability for advertisers. Marketers and their clients are becoming aware of the need tomeasure the collaborative effects of marketing (i.e., how the Internet affects in-store sales) rather thansiloing each advertising medium. The effects of multichannel marketing can be difficult to determine,but are an important part of ascertaining the value of media campaigns.
Limitations
Internet marketing requires customers to use newer technologies rather than traditional media. Low-speed Internet connections are another barrier. If companies build large or overly-complicated websites,individuals connected to the Internet via dial-up connections or mobile devices experience significantdelays in content delivery.From the buyer's perspective, the inability of shoppers to touch, smell, taste or "try on" tangible goodsbefore making an online purchase can be limiting. However, there is an industry standard for e-commerce vendors to reassure customers by having liberal return policies as well as providing in-storepick-up services.A survey of 410 marketing executives listed the following barriers to entry for large companies looking

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