Companies are scared of getting into Internet marketing (be in search engine or the social media kind) because of the things they hear from other people. It’s only natural to ask around if you don’t know what something is, right?
Unfortunately, instead of clearing these things out by speaking to industry leaders, they prefer to stick to hearsay. This is where the misunderstanding starts and misconceptions start to form.
Speaking of misconceptions, here are some of the most common ones people hear about Internet marketing:
If you think about it, it’s not as expensive as traditional marketing strategies. Sure it’ll cost something. But don’t all promotional strategies do? The good thing with Internet marketing is if you read enough instructional materials and practice some, you can do minor marketing work with the free tools available until you’re able to come up with the money to hire a professional.
“Once you’ve reached a high search ranking, your work is done.”
I’m afraid not. You’re going to have to work on keeping your rankings up. You have to understand that search engines are constantly updating their results because of the algorithms that keep changing to provide the most relevant search results.
“High search engine ranking = big sales!!”
Not necessarily. You’ll have to put in a little more effort to convert interested individuals into actual customers. Just because they searched for your product, it doesn’t mean that they’re automatically going to buy anything from you.
“Flashy websites will do the trick.”
If you have the means to make a flashy website, then by all means, get yourself one. But this doesn’t mean that your Internet marketing strategy will flourish. You’ll need more than flashy site to get people to notice that you and your business exist.
“It’s a waste of time and effort.”
Most commonly said with social media marketing than search engine marketing, people think that social media is purely for personal use and not any good for business. However, more and more business owners are begging to differ because social media has improved their customer relations and their income generation as well.
What do you think of these misconceptions? Moreover, what other Internet marketing misconceptions have you heard from other hesitant business owners?
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