Wednesday, January 30, 2008

“Old School” Internet Marketing: Whatever Happened to Banner Impressions?

It's my day to post over at As I announced in last Wednesday's post, A Day in the Life of an SEO Writer, I'm a regular contributor to this blog now.

Today I reminisce about how complicated internet marketing has become; I long for simpler times.

Remember when banner impressions were all the rage? I rarely, if ever, read about this anymore. Now there is social media, long-tail keywords and keyword density to worry about. Whatever happened to simply updating your site/blog with relevant content -- nothing more, nothing less?

Read the entire post of ruminations, explanations and general kvetching here. Oh yeah, I do share 4 things I do on a regular basis to drive more traffic to my site/blog, so it is a bit more than purging!

Do you miss simpler internet marketing days? Sound off.

Yuwanda Black, Publisher
How to Start a Successful Freelance Writing Career Newsletter
P.S.: Read about my $250/day as a freelance writer -- with less than two weeks of marketing!
Read Freelance Success Stories! There are freelancers who make very good livings at what they love. Inkwell Editorial's newsletter features these successful professionals who put to rest the phrase, "starving freelancer." Subscribe to read this , and all previous, issues.

Previous Issue: How Much do Freelance Web Writers Really Make? This issue features a roundup of freelance writer income from around the web. Features salaries from a few hundred a month, to a website that earns over $30,000/month -- and the site owner doesn't even sell anything! Subscribe to read this , and all previous, issues.

Current Issue. Spotlight on SEO Content Writing: How to make money at it, effective marketing tips and more. Long-time freelancer Sharon Hurley Hall shares her success tips on this and so much more. Sharon can be found online at and Subscribe to read this , and all previous, issues.
Copyright © 2008 Freelance success stories, e-courses, advice on the business of freelancing, and more! Get the e-report, How to Make $100/Day as a Freelance Writer -- free! Log on to for details. Except where noted, no part of this site may be reproduced in any manner without the express, written consent of the publisher. Violators will be prosecuted.


zephyrsloan said...

a recent book that i read on easy ways of internet marketing was quite interesting. the author, Jeff Paul is supposed to be a professional in guiding people on web
businesses and how to make easy money through the web while sitting at home! Was quite a captivating book! i advise you all to read it.

Star Lawrence said...

I am not clued in on the Twitter, Stutter, Stumble and Bewildered stuff. OK--made that last one up.
I just post weekdays and move on.

~Nancy said...

FYI, your link is not working correctly; there seems to be some extra "chachki" that got inserted somewhere along the line.

Link is:

(Hopefully that'll work, but you never know with Blogger. ;-))

Good article. I just did the manual Google thing; also, I'd never heard of Propeller before. I'll have to check it out and some later time.

Thanks for all the info.