During the past three days I’ve been busy testing Twitter for internet marketing purposes. I will go on testing all kinds of Twitter applications and I will try every trick in the book to see if you can really generate business with Twitter. Follow this blog for the remaining 27 days of my testing period and you will be able to profit from the results of a very intense Twitter Test for Internet Marketing. To stay on top, we need to follow every new marketing trend and find out if it brings business to our clients or if it is a waste of time and energy.
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Today’s Subject is about Branding
Even if you run a small business, you want people to now the name and the logo of your business so they recognize it in the future.
A very successful web project for this matter is the site of OK View in Koh Tao. The objective on this website was not necessarily to get new customers because it is a small business and it is booked out through most of the year. The goal was awareness and branding of the name OK View. Well yes, that sounds easy enough until you go and check the search results for the phrase OK” View”. The number hangs in between 350 and 500 million, depending on the search engine you’re looking at. The website we’re talking about here, should be on the very top if you want to see for yourself. This so called business card website serves the purpose of communication with guests through a wall feature. Reservations can be made easily by using a simple contact form. The OK View site is a nice example for small business internet marketing and shows the importance of internet marketing for small businesses once again.
At #One Internet Marketing we design your logo, your website, your business cards and your brochures. We create the whole image that will be shown with Your Brand Name. You could soon be branding T-Shirts, Lighters, Beer Coolers, Pens or anything else you can imagine; all well in range of the advertising budget of a small business. Branding is important because it helps people to remember your business and also to remember to recommend you to their friends and business partners.
Twitter is a social online service that enables you to broadcast short messages to your friends or “followers.” Twitter works much like the “Wall” feature of Facebook. It also lets you specify which Twitter users you want to follow so you can read their messages in one place.
Twitter is designed to work on a mobile phone as well as on a computer. All Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters, so each message can be sent as a single SMS alert; caution though, this can be overwhelming and also costly. If you place a link to a website into the Twitter box you can’t say much with the remaining characters, the maximum being 140. But this is kind of the point of it all. “Say what you got to say, but don’t waste my time”.
Here are 15 Reasons Why to Use Twitter. The five most important ones being:
- Getting more Traffic
- Awareness and Branding of your Product or Services
- Promoting your Content to a Targeted Audience
- Finding new People with Similar Interests
- Twitter is viral and makes Money
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The Koh Tao Magazine is all about the scuba diving paradise island in the Gulf of Thailand. The site is in German language an covers all information around Koh Tao and Thailand, including news from Bangkok. Besides the fact that this is also a good platform to promote all kinds of scuba diving related websites, products and services, it is in this case an example of social bookmarking in German language.
While it still makes sense to bookmark a German or in this case Swiss-German site on Digg, is it a far better idea to bookmark the site on social bookmarking sites like Info Pirat or Mister Wong Yigg and others. We will add a list of the most important German Social Bookmarking Sites at the end of this article. Some important social bookmarking sites like Stumbleupon for example, already offer to choose the language of the site you are about to submit which makes a lot of sense.
Now why are social bookmarking sites so important and what are they good for? The answer lays in the fact that search engine bots count the links in the internet that lead to your website or blog. These are the so called back links. And it is as simple as that: As more back links you can create to your site, as more visitors you will get and you will be ranked higher in the search engine result pages (SERPs). This is because your back link count raises and you have more traffic on your site resulting in a higher Google Page Rank.
Check which social bookmarking sites are the good once by searching the source code of the article you just posted on a social bookmarking site. Some sites redirect your link around seven corners and don’t provide a direct link to your site. Other sites add a so called no-follow tag onto the links to your site, telling Google’s search engine bots not to follow these links, rendering them quite useless towards your site. The only thing you can gain on these social bookmarking sites is direct traffic to to your site. Click the Keep Reading button to see the list of the 43 most important social bookmarking sites in German language.
Well here is something else than scuba diving for once. Sailing Thailand was the desired key phrase of this client. Internet Marketing for a sailing company was something new for us when we started working for Island Cruises. The company runs meanwhile several websites like Segeln Thailand in German and in English language. All their websites are standalone projects with own domain names and different Web Hosting accounts.
Because we had to work with a low budget, all of their websites are created and designed by the clients. #One Internet Marketing looks after the sites by optimizing the code, making on-site and off-site search engine optimization (SEO), creates back links and we also run their Google AdWords Campaigns. This is a way of inexpensive small business internet marketing and proves once again that internet marketing is not only affordable but absolutely necessary for a small business.
Since we have been working together with this sailing company for such a long time, we have learned all about internet marketing for sailing companies, studied the marketing competition, looked where our competitors are and most important, while they where still in front of us, why they are there. Albert Einstein once said then when he was provided with all the information available at the present moment, he could predict the future. Internet is bringing us exactly to the point where we have most if not all the information available. By using Internet Marketing tools like Market Samurai we analyze the market entirely and discuss the results with our client before we make any decisions.
Here are some more websites of the sailing company Island Cruises on Koh Tao in Thailand:
ENG – Ocean Hiker Sailing Course
ENG – Information and Forum about Sailing in Thailand
ENG – Adventure Sailing Cruises
GER – Freedom Fargo
GER – Yacht Charter in Thailand
Plongee Koh Tao
Plongee Koh Tao belongs once again to a PADI Course Director. This time it is Patrick Tassin from France who works on Koh Tao in Thailande. #One Internet Marketing is working for Patrick for many years now and you can find some more of his websites here as well. One of them is about Scuba Diving Instructor Training, is called Instructeur Plongée and is also in French. All three sites we are handling for Patrick are doing extremely well. They have top search engine positions and convert well and make money online. Plongeekohtao.com also has a sister site in English which is called Koh Tao Diving.Info.
I am well aware that we could have easily done one website in several languages with WordPress. Although this would have been the faster and the cheaper version, we have decided not to do that and build two sites instead that are exactly lookalike but are individually hosted and carry each their own domain name. This way each page of the website could be directly linked to it’s equivalent in the other language creating valuable back links. If you want to see how well this works type “plongee koh tao” into Google. Having two individual websites also allows for two different domain names as well as parked domains. An ending with the appropriate country code, e.g. .fr, .de is helpful to get better search result positions and they are called “International Domain Names“. With this website as an example in mind, you sure realized by that the French version has a .com domain name, we had our share on difficulties to get a number one position on Google.fr.
The client wanted the .com domain, so we had to make it happen. Although it took 5 month longer to achieve a #one position for Plongee Koh Tao than on Google.com, it eventually got there. We have grown with our clients and are meanwhile well situated in the scuba diving industry and are proud to say that we have great international clients. So, if you need some serious Internet Marketing for your Dive Center, let us know. Simply contact us and we will be happy to make you an offer.
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Well, this site has been built a while ago in a different content management system (CMS). It serves the purpose of Internet Marketing for a boutique resort, offering luxury villas, apartments and studios. Guests can see the rooms and the environment and they can make bookings and payments online. Nowadays it is vital to present your accommodation in the internet so you can stay in the market. A well done marketing campaign for a resort can help over low seasons and even over many kinds of crisis. Internet marketing for a resort or any accommodation for that matter doesn’t end by having a nice website. Internet marketing is different to any other marketing or promotion campaign; very different!
First you have to understand the most important difference between a website and other marketing media and campaigns; a brochure for example, or a poster, or a newspaper ad, your business cards, you set them up, print and publish them, then distribute them and you’re done with it. Your website, as beautiful and perfectly made it might be, needs to be advertised to make things work. And there comes Internet Marketing into play. You need to promote your site because otherwise it will be you and your hamster, who are looking at the site and nobody else! Promote your site on social bookmarking sites, in forums, in social networks like Facebook and MySpace. But today’s most important advertising is called Google AdWords and is so called Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising. You only pay when someone clicks on the ad you created. Ads are published in in search engine result pages (SERPs) and on other websites that match your sites subject if you wish. We will get to Google AdWords and Facebook ads in a separate article.
Alvaro Diving offers diving courses on Koh Tao. With a competition of meanwhile more than 45 dive centers on the island, Internet Marketing has become the most important marketing tool for diving schools on Ko Tao. It is estimated today that more than 50% of the Visitors arriving on the island already made their booking for accommodation and/or diving courses online. Another 20% have madeup their mind already by browsing through thousands of websites before they come to the island.
Alvaro Diving in Koh Tao is a newly opened Dive Center, located in Chalok baan Kao, in the south of the island and at one of the most historical places for dive schools on Turtle Island. The spot where Alvaro Diving is located today, is the exact same spot where Big Bubble Dive Resort had opened it’s doors more than 15 years ago as one of the first dive center on Koh Tao. So the place has history and it has the same internet marketer and therefor a great future ahead.
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There is also a rather funny coincidence happening around the phrase Bikini Laser Hair Removal since as well for the city ‘Bikini hair removal’ as for the ‘pubic hair removal’ meaning of the phrase are many searches around the net and advertisers are not shy to pay god money for clicks, the competition in this area has become dense.
Tauchkurs Thailand means ‘Diving Course Thailand’ in German language. This website belongs to Mario Kösters, one of the PADI course directors of the world’s largest dive centers; Ban’s Diving in Koh Tao Thailand. The website is obviously once again about diving courses on the paradise island Koh Tao in Thailand. The internet fills up quickly with websites on the subject of scuba diving and diving courses as well as diving excursions and fun dives. One of the reasons for this to happen is that dive centers pay commissions to their staff for acquiring new customers. This drives thousands of diving instructors and dive masters to explore new ways of internet marketing like blogging, Facebook, MySpace and even Google Adwords! Realistically this is a fantastic idea and after a little initial investment it will convert well over time and can do so forever after.
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This website is for a small resort on the for scuba diving so famous island Koh Tao in the Gulf of Siam. The site shows once again how important internet marketing has become for every small business. Especially in the tourist industry where the offers get more by the minute and prices drop to a level where it is hard to survive on internet marketing has worldwide become the most important advertising tool. The logc behind this is simply the possibility to see the holiday destination before one even gets there.
Not only for accommodation but also for scuba diving courses, rock climbing, sailing or any other sport that attracts customers in their holidays has internet marketing become the no.1 income source over the past decade. If we split up the advertiser cake, we will see that Google Adwords getting the largest piece of the cake and Yahoo, Bing and Facebook sharing most of the rest of the internet marketing value. Facebook is gaining ground at an incredible speed at the moment and it is widely believed that it will son be at least as important as Google Adwords.