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Niche Marketing Advice

Internet marketing is becoming more and more specialized. These days trying to sell a raft of products online is becoming less and less of an option, and the need to become more specific and targeted is a far better way to engage with your audience.

This is the concept of “Niche Marketing”.

The successful niche marketer is an “authority” or at least is perceived to be an authority in a very specific field.. It can be product based, service based or even information based, but it MUST be in a small, defined market. It’s no good trying to be an authority for instance in “Internet Marketing” or “Golf” or “Computers” as those fields cover such a broad spectrum. Far better to choose a very tight niche in these areas such as, “Advice on PPC Advertising” or “Review of the Top Performing Hybrids” or “Should I Buy a Tablet or a Desktop”.

In these examples it becomes so much easier to target your desired audience, choose highly targets keywords specific to your niche, and to become more of an authority on that chosen niche.

It is far easier to research a small niche in a market than to try and become an authority on everything. Offer reviews of different products or services within your niche, recommending the best ones “in your opinion” based on quality, price, availability, references etc. so your audience can see that you really know what you are talking about and gain confidence in your ability.

If you feel that you are not an expert in any particular field look at the thousands of “How to…..” searches that are done on the internet on a daily basis. You will surely find one that interest you and one that you can further research and find specific products or services that will compliment that small niche. Find articles, reviews, videos, whatever you can to promote and show your audience what they are looking for in one place.

Build your website around this niche, using highly targeted keywords in your articles or posts. Offer your audience free reports that will help them with their needs, give them options to purchase specific products within your niche, give your audience an opportunity to subscribe to your site in order for them to receive further information and in no time you will be building a successful, profitable niche marketing business.

Keep Your Visitors Coming Back For More!

A lot of successful websites depend on returning visitors to account for a major part of their traffic. Returning visitors are easier to convert into paying customers because the more often they return to a site, the more trust they have in that site. The credibility issue just melts away. Hence, keep your visitors coming back to your site with the following methods:

1) Start a forum,  chat room or shout box

When you start a forum, chat room or shout box, you are providing your visitors a place to voice their opinions and interact with their peers — all of them are visitors of your site. As conversations build up, a sense of community will also follow and your visitors will come back to your site almost religiously every day.

2) Start a web log (blog)

Keep an online journal, or more commonly known as a blog, on your site and keep it updated with latest news about yourself. Human beings are curious creatures and they will keep their eyes glued to the monitor if you post fresh news frequently. You will also build up your credibility as you are proving to them that there is also a real life person behind the website.

3) Carry out polls or surveys

Polls and surveys are other forms of interaction that you should definitely consider adding to your site. They provide a quick way for visitors to voice their opinions and to get involved in your website. Be sure to publish polls or surveys that are strongly relevant to the target market of your website to keep them interested to find out about the results.

4) Hold puzzles, quizzes and games

Just imagine how many office workers procrastinate at work every day, and you will be able to gauge how many people will keep visiting your site if you provide a very interesting or addicting way of entertainment. You can also hold competitions to award the high score winner to keep people trying continuously to earn the prize.

5) Update frequently with fresh content

Update your site frequently with fresh content so that every time your visitors come back, they will have something to read on your site. This is the most widely known and most effective method of attracting returning visitors, but this is also the least carried out one because of the laziness of webmasters. No one will want to browse a site that looks the same over ten years, so keep your site updated with fresh bites!