Want to know what NOT to do when marketing your site on the internet? Lol well, this lesson is for you! If you’re new to online marketing and you have a specific product that you want to sell, you will be tempted to eagerly sell it everywhere that you can, so that you can make some money. But this isn’t always the best course of action.
If you want to make sales online, you need to set up a marketing funnel that you can put leads into, and then later convert them into customers. But any kind of other “questionable” marketing actions aren’t recommended. It won’t get you any sales, and your reputation in your niche will suffer – even before you got started.
In today’s lesson, I want to go over a few things that you should NEVER do when marketing your site online. You will probably look at these things and then have a flashback at when you tried to do one of these poor strategies. But now that you’re learning how to market correctly, you’re taking steps in the right direction. Here’s the first thing that you shouldn’t do when marketing online:
1) Relying on 1 traffic strategy
This is like an internet marketing “cardinal sin”. You should never put your eggs into one basket when it comes to marketing your site. At any time your traffic can go belly up, and you’re left without any traffic coming through to your site. To be on the safe side, use a wide variety of marketing strategies.
For example, instead of just relying on SEO, use SEO, article marketing, video marketing, forum marketing, blogging, and even affiliate programs. I understand that you may want to fully tap out a particular traffic source, but it’s not recommended. Here’s another thing you shouldn’t do when marketing online:
2) Using forum marketing ineffectively
Forum marketing is a “give and take” strategy. You give good information on the forum, and in return, you get to receive traffic back to your website via the signature under your posts. One thing that you never want to do on forums is blatantly create posts that promote your product or service.
People hate this. People on the forum hate it, the moderators hate it, and I hate it too. Never blatantly advertise like this on forums. It’s the fastest way to get your account banned – and even your IP address banned. If you want to do forum marketing, do it the right way.
When you market ineffectively on the internet, your business will suffer, your reputation will suffer, and you won’t succeed. It won’t lead you anywhere – except back to step 1 and more desperation. Start slow, learn how to market the right way, and you will find that this is the best way to proceed with your marketing efforts.
Forum spamming and using only 1 traffic strategy is not the way to go. Go and find an internet marketing course, and learn how to market online correctly.
Good luck with marketing online, and be sure to avoid these mistakes today.