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There are many aspects involved in building a successful Internet Marketing business, and starting out right by creating a focused and effective website marketing plan is one of them. Planning could be your most important step.

Your chances to achieve the level of online success that you desire will be greatly enhanced by the quality of the planning you do beforehand. There are a couple of foundational areas that should be determined right from the start.

This post will touch briefly on the goal of your marketing campaign, budgeting considerations, checking out the competition, and developing your own unique identity. …

To begin with, what is the goal of your marketing campaign? Some Internet Marketers are all over the place with this, but for the best results, you must truly fine tune your focus. For example, is your goal to boost awareness of your brand, increase customer loyalty or simply to generate more sales? The tighter your focus, the more impact and success your campaign will have.

As you can see, there is much more to creating a website marketing plan than may first meet your eye.
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What about your marketing budget? The sky is the limit when it comes to everything that could be done to advance your plan, but realistically, what is your budget? What can you afford? You must determine this at the beginning because it is going to guide your choice and your mix of marketing methods. Consider all aspects of your marketing campaign and get familiar with the potential costs. Then plan to stick within the confines of your budget.

Next, consider your competition. The direction you go with your marketing will be influenced by who your direct competitors are in your market niche and how they conduct their business.

You can find your competition by searching for the keywords that your website is optimized for. Any site that is listed above your site in the search results is your direct competition because most prospects who do a search will click the links for the highest ranking sites.

If a competitor is above you, chances are they are getting more traffic and more sales than you are. Your goal is to move your website into a higher position in the search results. One of the best ways to do this is to thoroughly research the products, services and websites of your top competitors.

Study their strengths and weaknesses and use this knowledge to make improvements to your website, to your marketing plan and, where possible, to your products and services.

How can you improve the quality of your products or services? Are there added features or extras that can enhance their value and appeal? Apply the same analysis to your website. Look for ways to improve its design, its appeal and its navigability.

When you clearly know your niche, your budget and how to shine brighter than your top competitors, you will be able to create a focused and effective website marketing plan. Once that is done, your website will be poised to dominate the search engines and you will be ready to hit the hot spots where your best prospects are to be found.

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