Online marketing promotion is all about getting the word about your brand, product, service or even a lifestyle choice across to your intended target audience via the web. The nature of the Internet and the advances in recent years as well as how people use the Internet create an ever evolving approach towards online marketing promotion. You may need to place your proposition on the web so that the whole world is your audience or target prospective customers or groups individually through more refined approaches.
The most common means of online marketing promotion remains the website. However unless yours is a well know brand the chances of people finding you out on the World Wide Web is quite minimal. Therefore you need to create a good amount of links with similar websites or create links to websites that your target audiences are likely to visit. Search engine optimisation is yet another way of driving traffic to your website. This is because if a person does not know your existence then they are not likely to search for you by name. Through Search Engine Optimisation techniques you can make such people aware of your existence and drive up the hit rate as well as the productive hit rate which are in effect people who visit your website and make a purchase or positively engage you and your proposition.
While Online marketing promotion can be executed as stated above, where people seek you out, a more efficient way is for you to seek the potential customer out in a proactive way. There are numerous tools for this. Advertising through web banners and web advertisements is one way to go. Once you identify the demographics of your target audience and their lifestyle choices you will be better able to understand what web sites to advertise on and what web page to have a presence in. For example if you need to engage in online marketing promotion for a brand of sports equipment and your products are only available in a limited geographical area, you could look at the websites most frequented by the people of the area and because it is a sports equipment product you could advertise on sports related websites of the area or on the sports pages of news websites of the area.
A growing and recent phenomenon in the world of online marketing promotion is the use of social network sites such as twitter, face-book and my-space. Face book for instance lets you target your online marketing promotion activity by age, sex, and lifestyle preferences for very reasonable costs. These methods are likely to generate the kind of results and sales figures you desire. However with the Internet becoming such a wide source of information and clutter, you may also need to look at ingenious, innovative and tech savvy ways to generate the best results when engaging in online marketing promotions.