Happy New Year guys! 2013 was an awesome year for Internet marketers and bloggers. Lots of dreams were fulfilled, lots of expectations were met, and lots of progress was made.
On the flip side, many were disappointed, many hopes were dashed, and much business failed. While some won, others lost! It’s the fact of life right? Yes, it is but life goes on even in Internet marketing. Here are lessons and realities of Internet marketing for 2014 success.
Learning from Internet marketing lessons of 2013 to succeed in 2014
We are now in the New Year – 2014 – and are set to go forth with new goals and plans. For many who want to make money online, the New Year presents another opportunity to do so. However, to make the most of the New Year, it’s essential to learn from the lessons of 2013.
Yes, we can learn from the lessons of 2013 by avoiding those actions or inactions that made some businesses fail in 2013, and embracing those actions or inaction that made some businesses succeed in 2013. The good news is that there is so much to learn from many bloggers and Internet marketers if we just take time to browse and access information on their experiences for 2013.
Specific Areas of Online marketing to Consider in 2014 online success
In the areas of content marketing, video marketing, social media marketing, blogging, Search engine optimization (SEO), link building, mobile marketing, affiliate marketing, freelance writing, etc, a lot of lessons are learned. 2013 has seen lots of ideas, innovations, strategies, tools, and recommendations in how online marketers and bloggers carried out their businesses. What happened in these areas should be considered as we start running with make money online ideas in 2014.
Focus of Internet Marketing efforts in 2014
The customer, reader, or subscriber should be our focal point to make money online in 2014. Whatever tool, strategy, or idea is developed or employed to make money online or achieve a successful online business in 2014, it is important to keep the customer at the heart of things. This should be done by ensuring that value in the service or product is offered to the customer.
As an Internet marketer, effective content marketing in blogging and social media should be emphasized so that “value’ is easily shared and you get rewarded easily by it. The best of blogs and websites that would offer great value for marketers in 2014 would easily get traffic, leads, and sales!
Embracing Google Updates and Webmaster’s tool guidelines for Success in 2014
To succeed in 2014 in the online sphere, we should not forget nor ignore Google updates. In the last couple of months, Penguins, Panda, and Hummingbird updates have changed the way contents and links are shared online. We get to see fresh updates periodically and these affects rankings in the Search Engines Page Ranks (SERPs) of Google.
Therefore, online success in 2014 must comply with the guidelines of the Google Webmaster’s tool that talked much about good optimization to meet the needs of the search engines. Luckily, there are many helpful articles, tips, tricks, and blogs that can be accessed to learn more about effective SEO which complies with Google’s algorithms’ updates.
So, welcome to 2014, a year of improved content marketing and value added social marketing for online success. Expectations should be high from this first day – January 1st – but it is clarity of goals, commitment in quality plans, and character in discipline that would deliver the best results for marketers in 2014. I am wishing all bloggers and Internet marketers to another year of successful blogging to make money online. Welcome to 2014!