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Tag: Internet Business Models

Content News: Branded Content Takes New Form

Are you surprised content marketing and social media are legitimate Internet business models?

Content marketing was poised to be one of the top Internet business models because it isn’t gimmicky like other forms of online advertising. Most true forms of content marketing allow users to sample content before making a purchase. Perhaps that’s the way marketing should always be.

Growing your Digital Audience

3 major focal points for digital publishers

Website traffic remains fundamental to digital publishers’ success, regardless of the Internet business models they utilize.

What are you doing to drive website traffic? How are you converting this traffic to more manageable relationships?

There are three major methods digital publishers are actively using to drive website visitors and convert them to subscribers.

Three Tips for Managing an Online Business

Don Nicholas recently interviewed Clay Hall, the founder of Aspire Media. Earlier this summer Aspire Media was sold to F+W Media, and the interview focused on key questions related to running a digital media company in current times. Take a look at this interview with Clay Hall, in case you missed his insight on managing a digital media business.

Week in Review: April 2nd, 2012 – April 6th, 2012

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Audience Development Blogging: How Much is an Audience Development Blog Subscriber Worth?

For consumer marketers, there is perhaps no better audience development program than one anchored by a well-run audience development blog

I almost never meet a publisher who tells me their audience could not be larger. And for the most part, they are absolutely correct. Most niche media publishers never reach more than three to five percent of their target audience on a regular basis. And couple that with the fact that audience size is a direct driver of publishing revenue, you fuel the never-ending quest for audience development.

While many publishers are content to gain visibility by simply repurposing magazine, newsletter, and catalog content onto their websites, a growing number of savvy online publishers are taking the next step by adding an audience development blog designed to repurpose premium content in the form of tips, reviews, summaries, and other derivative formats.

Digital Magazine Publishing for Everyone

Independent publishers have been struggling for more than a decade to monetize blogs, portals, and communities; digital books and magazines are changing their Internet business models from sponsor to user driven.

At our recent Digital Content Marketing Bootcamp in New York City, Kim and I were happily surprised at the number of entrepreneurs in attendance. More than half the class was startups in prelaunch mode. Traditionally, 80 percent of our attendees hail from legacy publishers who are making the conversion to digital. While the sample is small, I believe it is indicative of a larger trend.

Mequoda Daily’s Black Friday Event

No sale or excessive crowds here; but there are some free informational products to be had

A day after Thanksgiving and we are feeling the joy of the holidays here at the Mequoda Daily.

While many others are getting a jump on their holiday shopping, we are supplying some content for those of you who decided to avoid the crowds.

Week in Review: November 1st, 2010 – November 5th, 2010

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Internet Business Models That Bring Success

Our Internet Business Models and Strategies free report discusses nine of them

Look around the Internet landscape. What types of online business models do you see generating revenue?

Online publishers and content marketers are utilizing an array of Internet business models to make money online these days. From subscription services to online advertising, a diversified set of Internet business models can target users in completely different manners, yet still lead to success.

Should Your Internet Business Model Include Live Events?

There is incredible value in live events for publishers

Do you have premier customers with a seemingly insatiable appetite for your niche content? If so, you may want to consider adding a live event in a desirable destination.

The Mequoda Research Group has identified nine methods used by successful publishers for making money online. Number nine on our list is Selling Events which, whether live or digital, has become highly profitable online.

Using Sponsorships as an Internet Business Model

This free report from Mequoda Group discusses how selling sponsorships can be used as one Internet Business Model that’ll help develop your online media business

(Nationwide)—Multi-faceted sponsorship opportunities are valuable commodities for online publishers. For instance, if a publisher has a core of editorial topics, they can potentially sell sponsorships for each individual topic.

The best way to approach this is to offer complete exclusivity on any of the given topic pages. The sponsorship package may include promotion on the leaderboard, a large ad box, a medium ad box and a skyscraper advertisement.

Internet Business Models and Strategies Explained

9 essential tips to turn your print publication into an online media business

Week In Review: March 15th, 2010 – March 19th, 2010

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Free for Publishers: The Best Internet Marketing Strategy

Using the power of free content to build internet business models that work

117 Mequoda Best Practices

Ten free whitepapers for turning your print publishing company into a successful online publishing company

Studies and Reviews: Publishing Case Studies

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Link-Building Loophole: 8 Steps for Growing Email Circulation with PDFs

Use PDF files to improve your site’s landing page rankings with Google

Help build your niche brand with this eight-step link-building technique

Online Market Analysis: The Importance of Knowing Your Online Neighborhood

Seven questions you must answer to avoid leaving money on the table
How an online market analysis can reveal friendly competitors, potential marketing partners, and new business opportunities…

In traditional bricks and mortar businesses, there is a theory of management called MBWA. It stands for “management by walking around.”

Internet Business Models

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Online Publishing Jobs

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New Rules for Delivery

Treat the Internet as a unique medium with multiple platforms

Content delivery has constantly evolved over the centuries—and it is not going to stop now.

There was word of mouth and tall tales, then public forums, written word, moveable type, printing presses—all the way up to television and the Internet.

What has remained constant is that every new medium requires a new set of skills and strategies to be developed.

The Hybrid Website Archetype

Hybrid Websites come in many variations as they successfully and often unsuccessfully merge functionality from two or more of the other website archetypes and sub archetypes into a single (often confusing) user interface.

The Brand Website Archetype

Brand Websites are used by all manner of non-online product and service organizations to build brand preference for the organization’s offline products and services. Brand Websites exist to alert consumers to online and brick and mortar retailers where purchases can occur.

The Lead Generation Website Archetype

Lead Generation Websites generate revenue by providing sponsors with qualified leads. Users shop for products and services in an effort to save time and money, while the seller pays for content creation and co-branding value. Plus, the seller pays a transaction fee for each qualified lead.

The Classified Website Archetype

Classified websites generate revenue by facilitating commercial transactions between buyers and sellers of products or services. There are at least four major variations of the Classified Website Archetype; Classified Retail Websites, Classified Directory Websites, Classified Employment Websites and Classified Service Websites, all of which we will discuss in this chapter.

The Retail Media Website Archetype

Every Retail Media Website has two business goals. First, the website must allow users to buy products. Second, the website must begin a user relationship with both buyers and non-buyers that will lead to future sales.

The Membership Website Archetype

A membership website is a user driven, content-based website satellite that generates the majority of its revenues from user access fees. This website business model is similar to a book club, professional association or user group that accepts little or no advertising, relying primarily on user support.

The Internet Hub Archetype

Mequoda views Internet Hubs as one of the most important website archetypes available to a publisher. Without a well-designed, well-marketed Internet Hub, an online publisher is forced to rely on other websites and other media to drive targeted website traffic.

Using Website Archetypes to Optimize the User Experience

Choosing the right business model and supporting infrastructure for any business is a key strategy for business success.

Mequoda uses the term “archetype” to help understand and categorize kinds of sites. An archetype is a pattern or design upon which all other similar things are patterned. The Mequoda Research Team has analyzed more than 2,000 media websites and concluded there are seven primary archetypes. Each of these seven archetypes has many sub archetypes that represent significant variations in information architecture on the primary theme.

Internet Publishing Strategy 2006

How’s your Internet Publishing Strategy doing? Fifteen years after Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, most publishers are still struggling to cope with a permission marketing world where consumers have all the power.

If you’ve made the shift, congratulations and welcome to the brave new world of niche media empires, media agnostic publishing and user-centric product design. If not, you may have noticed that your old vertical media dynasty may be losing value at an increasingly rapid pace. Time to wake up and smell the electrons.

An Internet Business Model for Your Internet Marketing System

Download an easy-to-use Excel-based modeling and budgeting tool to guide your online marketing and publishing efforts to higher profits.