Although, I'm not into selling and advertising these days (I mean personally), I have researched and read various ways that have been repeated suggested by writers/online experts for sellers to you when advertising to increase traffic to one's store (or listing). Below are 2010's top 10 trends for online advertising. (Please note that these are not listed as in an hierarchical order)
Trend #1: Search Engine Optimization - You can try out our very own Traffic Travis and take your Market Research, SEO and PPC campaigns to a whole new level to down load for free please go to: Link hidden: Login to view
Trend #2: Paid Search
Trend #3: E-mail Marketing
Trend #4: Social Network Marketing - Has always been a topic or a number of discussions, whether it will pay-off. For me personally, it's worth a try specially since this method is totally free all you have to do is open an account on Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and other similar sites, maintain the account and keep it updated. Be sure to answer any messages left by prospects as this will often reflect the type of service you provide as a seller.
Trend #5: Blogging - Also a great way of drawing attention/traffic
Trend #6: Web Presence
Trend #7: Mobile Marketing - Growing trend, even big and established businesses are going Mobile these days!
Trend #8: Podcasting and Online Radio
Trend #9: Online Video - You can do this on your own, make your own video and you can post it on youtube. More than a handful of people go to youtube daily.
Trend #10: Coupons, Discounts and Savings - This ia another great way of attracting new customers as well as old customers. Everybody is always in constant search for a freebie or a discount.
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Another thing you can try is joining online forums - try to contribute in posts that you are familiar with. Just make sure to include your Store's name and URL in your signature area - that way the forum contributors can visit your store or know where to find you.
Here are other articles that may help too:
Facebook vs. Google - Which can better target your audience: the world's most popular social site or the search giant? Link hidden: Login to view
Integrate Your Online Advertising - Why pay for clicks when you can actively network with your customers? Link hidden: Login to view
Online Advertising Made Simple - Follow these essential tips for an online campaign that increases sales. Link hidden: Login to view
Hope this will help guys! All the best to everyone...Cheers :)