As redes de contactos profissionais, cujo exemplo mais famoso costumava ser LinkedIn e Plaxo, são uma das várias redes sociais, como o Archifamous, MySpace e o Facebook. As redes sociais de lazer foram os primeiros a aparecer e uma vez que o seu poder de comunicação foi clara, a comunicação empresarial não demorou muito a tentar tirar vantagem deste potencial e as redes de contactos profissionais nasceram. Estas redes de contactos profissionais trabalham num link baseado num convite, interligando todos os contactos profissionais numa única conta. Desta forma, poderá surgir um variado número de negócios, que não foram visíveis no mundo off-line, através do contacto profissional retirado dessa única conta (pode ser um cliente, fornecedor, distribuidor, etc.).

A base de dados deste tipo de modelo vai melhorar com o aumento de dados e de interacções, a solução encontrada pela empresa para que o cliente interaja vai determinar a rapidez de crescimento. Tornou-se banal o envio de publicidade via e-mail (devido ao baixo custo), por este motivo esta ferramenta tem sido alvo de cuidado acrescido para que não seja banida de forma automática como publicidade não desejada (spam).

Esse tipo de site também é extremamente popular no mercado de marketing de afiliados, principalmente os sites de cupons, que comparam os preços de milhares de produtos em dezenas de lojas diferentes e levam o usuário a comprar o produto numa determinada loja, através de links de afiliado. Outros exemplos seriam sites que fazem reviews de celulares, notebooks, etc. O mesmo se aplica a sites e blogs menores, que comparam diferentes tipos de produtos.

By using Internet platforms, businesses can create competitive advantage through various means. To reach the maximum potential of digital marketing, firms use social media as its main tool to create a channel of information. Through this a business can create a system in which they are able to pinpoint behavioral patterns of clients and feedback on their needs.[30] This means of content has shown to have a larger impingement on those who have a long-standing relationship with the firm and with consumers who are relatively active social media users. Relative to this, creating a social media page will further increase relation quality between new consumers and existing consumers as well as consistent brand reinforcement therefore improving brand awareness resulting in a possible rise for consumers up the Brand Awareness Pyramid.[31] Although there may be inconstancy with product images;[32] maintaining a successful social media presence requires a business to be consistent in interactions through creating a two way feed of information; firms consider their content based on the feedback received through this channel, this is a result of the environment being dynamic due to the global nature of the internet.[29] Effective use of digital marketing can result in relatively lowered costs in relation to traditional means of marketing; Lowered external service costs, advertising costs, promotion costs, processing costs, interface design costs and control costs.[32]
If you’re new to internet marketing and wish to get online as quickly and inexpensively as possible you can start with a social media platform like Facebook - you can create a business Facebook page in less than an hour. However, if you want more control over your online presence, a customized website is more appropriate. Ideally you should have both a website and a social media presence, with each linking to the other.

O modelo de comissão CPI só apareceu quando começaram a surgir os smartphones e aplicativos móveis. É um modelo de comissão voltado para tráfego mobile, em que o afiliado recebe uma comissão fixa por gerar instalações de um determinado aplicativo. Existem várias empresas dedicadas a esse nicho de mercado, com dezenas de ofertas de aplicativos diferentes e em áreas diferentes, que o afiliado poderá promover em seu tráfego mobile.
The web audience is changing. With mobile and voice search, the shopping journeys are becoming more fragmented and harder to predict, the attention spans are getting even shorter and the content supply is often greater than demand. Consequently, it is increasingly important to understand how your site users are interacting with the page elements, and what you can do to better engage them. What is User Engagement?
Digital marketing methods such as search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, influencer marketing, content automation, campaign marketing, data-driven marketing,[6] e-commerce marketing, social media marketing, social media optimization, e-mail direct marketing, Display advertising, e–books, and optical disks and games are becoming more common in our advancing technology. In fact, digital marketing now extends to non-Internet channels that provide digital media, such as mobile phones (SMS and MMS), callback, and on-hold mobile ring tones.[7] In essence, this extension to non-Internet channels helps to differentiate digital marketing from online marketing, another catch-all term for the marketing methods mentioned above, which strictly occur online.

Digital marketing methods such as search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), content marketing, influencer marketing, content automation, campaign marketing, data-driven marketing,[6] e-commerce marketing, social media marketing, social media optimization, e-mail direct marketing, Display advertising, e–books, and optical disks and games are becoming more common in our advancing technology. In fact, digital marketing now extends to non-Internet channels that provide digital media, such as mobile phones (SMS and MMS), callback, and on-hold mobile ring tones.[7] In essence, this extension to non-Internet channels helps to differentiate digital marketing from online marketing, another catch-all term for the marketing methods mentioned above, which strictly occur online.
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Gross Rating Points (GRP) é a soma das classificações alcançadas por um canal de comunicação específico ou horário. Representa a percentagem do público-alvo alcançado por um anúncio. O GRP é uma medida do impacto de uma campanha, é igual ao produto da taxa de cobertura (Reach) pela taxa média de repetição (OTS – Opportunity To See), sendo: a cobertura (Reach) o número ou percentagem (neste caso % é taxa) de indivíduos da audiência alvo que estiveram expostos à “mensagem” pelo menos uma vez durante a campanha; e a taxa de repetição ou OTS o numero de vezes que, em média, o potencial consumidor esteve exposto à “mensagem” da campanha. No entanto o GPRs na internet ainda não pode ser comparado ao dos mass media como a televisão (TV), pelo facto do número de pessoas com acesso à internet ser inferior à das pessoas que vêem TV e pelo próprio conceito de GPRs, que tem que ser adaptado para ser eficaz no Digital media de modo a ser devidamente medido em campanhas de b-Marketing (blended marketing).

The Nielsen Global Connected Commerce Survey conducted interviews in 26 countries to observe how consumers are using the Internet to make shopping decisions in stores and online. Online shoppers are increasingly looking to purchase internationally, with over 50% in the study who purchased online in the last six months stating they bought from an overseas retailer.[23]

A key objective is engaging digital marketing customers and allowing them to interact with the brand through servicing and delivery of digital media. Information is easy to access at a fast rate through the use of digital communications. Users with access to the Internet can use many digital mediums, such as Facebook, YouTube, Forums, and Email etc. Through Digital communications it creates a multi-communication channel where information can be quickly shared around the world by anyone without any regard to who they are.[28] Social segregation plays no part through social mediums due to lack of face to face communication and information being wide spread instead to a selective audience. This interactive nature allows consumers create conversation in which the targeted audience is able to ask questions about the brand and get familiar with it which traditional forms of Marketing may not offer.[29]

Data-driven advertising: Users generate a lot of data in every step they take on the path of customer journey and Brands can now use that data to activate their known audience with data-driven programmatic media buying. Without exposing customers' privacy, users' Data can be collected from digital channels (e.g.: when customer visits a website, reads an e-mail, or launches and interact with brand's mobile app), brands can also collect data from real world customer interactions, such as brick and mortar stores visits and from CRM and Sales engines datasets. Also known as People-based marketing or addressable media, Data-driven advertising is empowering brands to find their loyal customers in their audience and deliver in real time a much more personal communication, highly relevant to each customers' moment and actions.[37]


O mercado de afiliados é tão extenso quanto a sua imaginação. Existem programas de afiliados e ofertas para promover em praticamente todas as áreas de negócio que se possa imaginar serem possíveis de trabalhar via internet. Isto significa que, por meio da internet, você pode promover ofertas de outras pessoas e empresas em seus sites e blogs, e usar isso como uma forma de rentabilizar os seus conteúdos e tráfego.
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