Good Evening Welcome to “Web Technology That Makes Money For You” Help Yourself to the Refreshments. Please Fill out the Questionnaires on Your Seats. Web Technology That Makes Money For You Presented by Rob Laporte of DISC, www.2DISC.com Sponsored by: The Valley CDC, with Aisha Munson The Pioneer Valley Enterprise Commission, with Kate Haze Eastworks, with Milton Howard & Will Bundy, www.eastworks.com This Evening’s Plan Pep Talk About the Speaker and DISC What this Seminar Will Not Cover Questions to the Audience Back to the Past A Two Minute History of the Web 1995 - 97: Web Sites That don’t Make Money 1 This Evening’s Plan (cont.) Why Some Web Sites Do and Will Make Money Web Demographics The Goods: Search Engine Tactics for Making Money Other Web Marketing Tactics 2 This Evening’s Plan (cont.) Case Histories Back to the Present: Why the Free Ride is Ending . . . Maybe Patrick Rodriguez on Good (Profitable) Web Design 3 Fasten Your Seat Belts A lot of information will be packed into a little time 4 Back to The Future A Look Back from the Year 200,002 5 Who Are You Looking At? Rob Laporte: Background and Future 6 DISC Web Technology That Works for You 7 Patrick Rodriguez From Database Connectivity to Graphic Design and Everything in Between -- with Excellence 8 Jessie Stricchiola Search Engine Language Web Marketing Research The Rest in Time 9 Jan Reynolds Graphic Design for Web & Print 20 Years Experience with Top Corporations Many Awards 10 DISC: Technology That Works For You Mark Baven, Copywriting, Manhattan style 11 DISC: Technology That Works For You Rob Laporte DISC - Web Technology that Works for You Patrick Rodriguez, from database connectivity to graphic design and everything in between -- with savoir faire Jessie Stricchiola, search engine language Jan Reynolds, graphic design for web & print Mark Baven, Copywriting, Manhattan style 12 What this Seminar Will not Cover Web Related Hardware and Software Details on How to Use the Search Engines to Find Information Detailed Technical Matters Related to Banner Ads, Emailers and Storefronts The Emphasis is on Search Engine Tactics That Make Money 13 Who Are You? 14 Back to the Past A One Minute History of the Web 1993 - 1997: Web Sites That don’t Make Money Web Sites Made by Techies, not Marketing People 15 Why Web Sites Can and Will Make Money Demographics, Demographics, Demographics Consumer Behavior E-Commerce 16 Demographics: Users 28 to 50 Million Adult Americans on the Web Today The Number of Internet Users Outside the US has Reached 23 Million and is Growing Annually at 70%. Explosive Growth: Web Users Up by 30% in 4rth Q ‘97 17 Gender Females Represent 38.7% of Web Users Steady Upward Trend 18 Age We Aren’t a Bunch of Skinny Teenagers: Average age is 35.1 years. 36.4% of Respondents are over 40. 19 Professions Education-Related Fields (26.2%), Followed Closely by those in Computer (22.3%) and Professional (21.7%) Fields. 20 Education & Income 50.1% Have Obtained at Least One Degree The Average Income was $52,500 (US), Continuing the Downward Trend Observed over the Last Few Surveys 21 Habits (or Addictions?) 87.9% of Web Users Access the Web Daily 26.4% Use the Web more than 20 Hours per Week. 90% of Web Users Believe the Web is “Indispensable” 22 Search Engines Between 71% and 89% of Web Users use the Search Engines to Find Info, Products and Services on the Web Other Sources of Web Addresses are Increasing 23 Feelings Respondents report feeling more connected with people who share their hobbies (44.4%) and professions (32.7%) after coming online. 24 Objections Across all groups of users, taking too long to download pages (i.e. "speed") is the most commonly experienced problem with the web (64.8% of respondents). 25 Consumer Behavior & E-Commerce The Web is Becoming more Mainstream, as surfers reflect the general population. 26 What Kinds of Businesses Can Profit Most from a Web Site? All Can Get Some Benefit More info is a link away from a business card, Yellow Page listing, newspaper ad, radio or TV ad, etc. Don’t have to print and mail expensive paper brochures Intranets, Extranets 27 What Kind of Businesses Can Profit Most from a Web Site? Businesses that Sell Internationally, Nationally, or Regionally (Not Locally) Niche Marketers (Products with Special Key Words) It’s a Numbers Game: 1 Sale per American City or Massachusetts Town Could Make You Wealthy. 28 The Search Engines What is a Search Engine? Search Engines Vs. Directories What are the Present Search Engines? Which Ones Matter Most? 29 What are the Present Search Engines? Yahoo (Altavista to Hotbot) Excite (AolNetFind, WebCrawler) Infoseek (Search.com) Lycos (NetGuide) Altavista WebCrawler Hotbot Northernlight Looksmart Hundreds of lesser Engines & Directories Which Ones Matter Most? From: www.searchen ginewatch.com /reports/releva nt.html 31 The Goods: Search Engine Tactics for Making Money (Take Notes Here!) Domain Names Lace Your Text with Key Words & Phrases HTML Titles Density of Keywords Put Most Important Text on Top Don’t Put Key Words in Graphic Form Links within Your Site Header Sizes File Names Meta-Tags Alt Tags Frames Can Be Lethal Register with all of the Search Engines Check Your Ranking 32 Case Histories: DISC’s Customers Perstorp Compounds, Inc www.perstrip.com American English Programs of New England www.crocker.com/~eflworld Global School of Investigation www.pvteye.com BarnesandNoble.com 33 Perstorp Compounds, Inc. www.perstrip.com; www.thermosets.com 34 American English Programs of New England. Www. teflcertificate. com 35 Global School of Investigations www.pvteye.com 36 Barnes & Noble Books www.BarnesandNoble.co m 37 Other Web Marketing Tactics Reciprocal Links Banner Ads On-line Yellow Pages Emailers Newsletters Back to the Present: Why the Free Ride is Ending It’s Too Good to Be True -- For Much Longer. You have 1 to 2 years left. Increasing Competition on the Web More Specialists Like Me (but still very few presently) The Cable TV Metaphor Databases and Hidden Pages Critical Mass, Uncritical Masses 39 Good (Profitable) Web Design Consistency with Existing Marketing Delivery of Value delivery of product/service customer experience 40 Good (Profitable) Web Design Navigation scheme is crucial re-format your content for the Web readily available anchor points visual indication of content structure visual indication of user location, always with access to anchor points 41 What to Look for in a Web Designer / Consultant (in Addition to Good Writing and Graphic Design) Strong Marketing Background Voracious Reader / Researcher Knows and Keeps up with Search Engine Tactics and Web Marketing Focuses on Your Return on Investment in Your Web Site Can Provide a Comprehensive Web Marketing Plan 42 What to Do: Take Action Now Implement Search Engine Tactics Immediately Ask your Web Designer to Learn It and Do It Call DISC: (413) 584-6500 43 A Few Good Links www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu User Surveys - excellent, non-partisan statistics www.yahoo.com/Computers_and_Internet/Internet/St atistics_and_Demographics -- more stats www.iab.net -- the Internet Advertising Bureau; promotes the web, but good information. www.wilsonweb.com -- about e-commerce, extensive lists of articles from various top sources. www.webpromote.com 44 A Few Good Links www.searchenginewatch.com - THE best page on search engines. www.nua.ie -- EXCELLENT web marketing source, esp. for international issues. 45 Good Night Thank You for Attending “Web Web Technology That Makes Money for You” Help Yourself to the Refreshments. 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