Shifting the focus to the time span, we may need to measure some "Interim Metrics", which give us some insight during the journey itself, as well as we need to measure some "Final Metrics" at the end of the journey to inform use if the overall initiative was successful or not. As an example, most of social media metrics and indicators such as likes, shares and engagement comments may be classified as interim metrics while the final increase/decrease in sales volume is clearly from the final category.
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While the obvious purpose of internet marketing is to sell goods, services or advertising over the internet, it's not the only purpose a business using internet marketing may have; a company may be marketing online to communicate a message about itself (building its brand) or to conduct research. Online marketing can be a very effective way to identify a target market or discover a marketing segment's wants and needs. (Learn more about conducting market research).
Brand awareness has been proven to work with more effectiveness in countries that are high in uncertainty avoidance, also these countries that have uncertainty avoidance; social media marketing works effectively. Yet brands must be careful not to be excessive on the use of this type of marketing, as well as solely relying on it as it may have implications that could negatively harness their image. Brands that represent themselves in an anthropomorphizing manner are more likely to succeed in situations where a brand is marketing to this demographic. "Since social media use can enhance the knowledge of the brand and thus decrease the uncertainty, it is possible that people with high uncertainty avoidance, such as the French, will particularly appreciate the high social media interaction with an anthropomorphized brand." Moreover, digital platform provides an ease to the brand and its customers to interact directly and exchange their motives virtually.[33]
The third and final stage requires the firm to set a budget and management systems; these must be measurable touchpoints, such as audience reached across all digital platforms. Furthermore, marketers must ensure the budget and management systems are integrating the paid, owned and earned media of the company.[67] The Action and final stage of planning also requires the company to set in place measurable content creation e.g. oral, visual or written online media.[68]
Una de las ventajas que tenemos los webmasters es que podemos ser afiliados de varias plataformas simultaneamente, y elegir la que más beneficios nos reporte según la temática de nuestra web. De esta forma podemos comparar los diferentes programas de afiliados y descubrir las ventajas que ofrece cada uno, y cual puede ser el más apropiado para tu sitio. A continuación describiremos brevemente los anunciantes que puedes encontrar en las diferentes plataformas de afiliación, según su temática :

Marketing de afiliación es una rama del marketing online que se basa en la consecución de resultados. Las empresas o sitios web, llamados afiliados, se encargan de publicitar a los comerciantes (tiendas o anunciantes) mediante la publicación de sus anuncios o promociones. Dichos afiliados obtienen una comisión cuando el usuario entra en su página web y realiza la acción determinada (dar clic en un banner, registrarse o comprar). Este tipo de marketing se diferencia especialmente en el coste percibido por la empresa. El Coste por acción (CPA) permite al anunciante pagar sólo por cada uno de los usuarios que realizan la acción determinada y no por campaña.

Visitor Relationship Management é a arte de extrair valor da informação dos visitantes, o CRM (Customer Relationship Management) é baseado na recolha do máximo de informações disponíveis sobre o cliente (como é óbvio identificá-lo), não só para adaptar os produtos e serviços a ele mas para produzir o que ele quer comprar, VRM pretende complementar as informações com o CRM fornece dados agregados de visitantes, cuja identidade nunca será conhecido. Ao capitalizar esses dados como informações de segmentação comportamental, permite-nos determinar o seu interesse nos produtos oferecendo-lhes a informação na forma como o quer que seja entregue via web, aumentando nossas vendas online. Talvez o caso mais famoso de um exemplo de VRM é a funcionalidade da AMAZON que permite recomendar livros, através do perfil de navegação (além do registo de compras.


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O objectivo final desta ferramenta não é diferente dos tradicionais descontos. Os on-line coupons tentam aumentar os compradores / visitantes, e levar os clientes ocasionais a transformarem-se em clientes fidelizados. Estas são as vantagens do on-line coupons quando comparado com os tradicionais. As marcas whiskas e Johnson & Johnson utilizam os online coupons, com bons resultados.

Video advertising - This type of advertising in terms of digital/online means are advertisements that play on online videos e.g. YouTube videos. This type of marketing has seen an increase in popularity over time.[50] Online Video Advertising usually consists of three types: Pre-Roll advertisements which play before the video is watched, Mid-Roll advertisements which play during the video, or Post-Roll advertisements which play after the video is watched.[51] Post-roll advertisements were shown to have better brand recognition in relation to the other types, where-as "ad-context congruity/incongruity plays an important role in reinforcing ad memorability".[50] Due to selective attention from viewers, there is the likelihood that the message may not be received.[52] The main advantage of video advertising is that it disrupts the viewing experience of the video and therefore there is a difficulty in attempting to avoid them. How a consumer interacts with online video advertising can come down to three stages: Pre attention, attention, and behavioural decision.[53] These online advertisements give the brand/business options and choices. These consist of length, position, adjacent video content which all directly affect the effectiveness of the produced advertisement time,[50] therefore manipulating these variables will yield different results. Length of the advertisement has shown to affect memorability where-as longer duration resulted in increased brand recognition.[50] This type of advertising, due to its nature of interruption of the viewer, it is likely that the consumer may feel as if their experience is being interrupted or invaded, creating negative perception of the brand.[50] These advertisements are also available to be shared by the viewers, adding to the attractiveness of this platform. Sharing these videos can be equated to the online version of word by mouth marketing, extending number of people reached.[54] Sharing videos creates six different outcomes: these being "pleasure, affection, inclusion, escape, relaxation, and control".[50] As well, videos that have entertainment value are more likely to be shared, yet pleasure is the strongest motivator to pass videos on. Creating a ‘viral’ trend from mass amount of a brands advertisement can maximize the outcome of an online video advert whether it be positive or a negative outcome.

A disadvantage of digital advertising is the large amount of competing goods and services that are also using the same digital marketing strategies. For example, when someone searches for a specific product from a specific company online, if a similar company uses targeted advertising online then they can appear on the customer's home page, allowing the customer to look at alternative options for a cheaper price or better quality of the same product or a quicker way of finding what they want online.
O marketing de afiliados tem diferentes ramificações, o que significa que existem afiliados profissionais, sejam eles pessoas ou empresas, trabalhando de formas totalmente diferentes e gerando excelentes resultados. Esse mercado permite a criação de negócios digitais totalmente diferenciados e você deverá optar por aqueles em que se sente mais confortável. Vamos analisar as diferentes abordagens existentes ao marketing de afiliados:

No caso dos afiliados de apostas esportivas, cassinos e poker, por exemplo, eles pagam aos seus afiliados um CPA bem alto, porque a ação é bastante exigente e difícil de converter. Neste caso concreto, o usuário que você indicar para o site, tem de se cadastrar como cliente, e, além disso, tem de efetuar um depósito mínimo, de um valor decidido pela empresa/anunciante, que pode variar entre os R$10,00 e os R$100,00 por exemplo. Sempre que você consegue um jogador que cumpra esses dois passos (registro + depósito), você ganha automaticamente o CPA definido pela empresa/anunciante.
There are a number of ways brands can use digital marketing to benefit their marketing efforts. The use of digital marketing in the digital era not only allows for brands to market their products and services, but also allows for online customer support through 24/7 services to make customers feel supported and valued. The use of social media interaction allows brands to receive both positive and negative feedback from their customers as well as determining what media platforms work well for them. As such, digital marketing has become an increased advantage for brands and businesses. It is now common for consumers to post feedback online through social media sources, blogs and websites on their experience with a product or brand.[25] It has become increasingly popular for businesses to use and encourage these conversations through their social media channels to have direct contact with the customers and manage the feedback they receive appropriately.

Se você tem um blog sobre automóveis e sai divulgando programas de afiliados sobre como perder peso, porque você acha que todo mundo precisa emagrecer, é bem provável que não vá funcionar. Entender seu público e como ele se comporta dentro do seu site ou blog é fundamental para o sucesso das suas campanhas de marketing de afiliados. Quanto mais relevantes seus anúncios forem para a sua audiência, maiores serão as suas chances de ser bem sucedido. Se você imaginar que até o Google tornou seus anúncios contextualizados com o conteúdo de sites e blogs, você entende a importância de ser relevante.
O modelo de comissão em CPC (custo por clique) é um dos mais antigos da internet também. Quando em 23 de outubro do ano 2000, a Google decidiu lançar o Google AdWords, esse modelo de comissão passou a ser amplamente utilizado no mundo. Juntamente com o Google AdWords, a Google lançou o programa Google Adsense, que é nada mais, nada menos, do que um programa de afiliados que paga por clique em anúncios de texto ou imagem.
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