Now that 2012 has rolled around, many entrepreneurs are wondering whether or not the economy will be rebounding and how that bodes for Internet marketing.
Many economists believe that the coming New Year will show some slight improvement, but that it won’t be something that will have business owners dancing in the streets with joy.
However, those individuals who are fluent with SEO techniques understand that this new economy is perfect for Internet marketing purposes. Even as search engines such as Google tried to find ways to cut back on the use of SEO keywords in Internet advertising, many entrepreneurs understood the new approach to Internet marketing that had to take place.
For starters, it means that using SEO is still an effective tool. Granted, the search engines have gotten a little more aggressive in the way that they try to weed out Internet marketing, but most people have learned ways to get around what the search engines are trying to do. At the same time, the new techniques being used tend to actually help businesses grow.
In the early days of Internet marketing, many entrepreneurs would simply stuff SEO keywords into an article as many times as possible, knowing that the search engines would pick up on those words and they would show up when someone went searching the Internet for information. Therefore, the search engine companies set up complex algorithms that looked for SEO stuffing techniques and gave them lower priority.
Businesses relying on Internet marketing took a big hit when the search engines started changing the way they posted search results.
However, business owners who wanted to expand their business decided to try something different. Rather than simply putting up articles that had SEO keywords tossed into the text, these businesspersons decided to post informative articles. Rather than simply pushing a product via Internet marketing, they gave useful information out. Usually, at the end of the article, there was an invitation to get more information or to try out a specific product or service.
What does this have to do with business in 2012?
Well, for starters, the search engines are going to continue to evolve and find way to go after SEO stuffed articles. Those Internet marketing businesses that haven’t learned the lesson by now will get caught up in being lowered in search engine results, sooner or later. On the other hand, businesses that are savvy to what’s taking place will be able to incorporate SEO keywords into actual articles, keeping them high in the search engine results.
Business owners need to decide if they are going to grow their businesses this year, or if they are simply going to coast along as they’ve been doing. If they want to grow, they need to change both their approach to using SEO keywords, as well as their overall approach to Internet marketing.
On the other hand, if they want to just coast along, they can continue doing things the way they have been doing them. For most businesses, however, the choice is obvious.