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Widget Marketing As A Trend

Widget Marketing As A Trend

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widget marketing is widely used now in the internet. Most people view it as a very simple plug in or software for fun but they don't know that its usage is for marketing purposes alone.
widget marketing is widely used now in the internet. Most people view it as a very simple plug in or software for fun but they don't know that its usage is for marketing purposes alone.

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Published by: Richard Butler on May 21, 2008
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WIDGET MARKETING AS A TREND
In the goal to compete with the race of making user friendly websites and programs, internet marketers use different ways to make their sites more interesting and easier to use, and also easier to promote products. A good example of this is the trend of using widgets on websites. Widgets are those tiny icons and mini programs you see on websites. I am sure you are familiar with flickr, playlists, blogcatalog, webchat, games, funwidget and many more. Every day more widgets appear that you can place on your site. When widgets were first introduced they quickly appeared on blogs. We all know that every blog uses wordpress which requires widgets on its sidebar. Its use is to show calendar, archive, blogger profile and adsense. Nowadays, many website uses widgets. The widgets trend is coming. To be honest I disregarded the use of widgets for quite a while, seeming them only as a "nice" gimmick to put on a site, however my mind has changed! Here are some reasons why: 1.) New creative widgets are now available From simple widgets offered before, more creative ones are being given to users for free. Like flickr the picture sharing site - once you have pictures on flickr you can easily integrate into your website, with one or two pieces of code. 2.) It provides me what I need. Since I write a lot of articles, instead of posting each one on my website I can install a widget which will automatically display my articles, this can be seen on my website www.richardbutler.ie 3.) Interactivity Some widgets can provide a more interactive experience on a website, for example a chat box, others can show relevant products from merchants for example amazon where you can make commissions.
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4.) Widgets can be customized When widgets first came out all widgets looked similar, there was not much differentiation. Many of the widget available on sites today allows us to fully customise them so they fit better into our site design

I listed here 3 websites that offer Free Widgets, choose for yourself the design you want and needed. http://www.glittertools.com/ http://www.widgipedia.com http://www.widgetbox.com

The observant reader might ask why give away free widgets? Here's what widget marketer realize, every widget that they give for free serves as a backlink for their website. So if 1000 people grabbed their widget, it means an automatic 1000 backlinks for their site, good strategy right? You may try it for your websites popularity campaign. If others succeed on doing this, why don't you try? You could go to a site like elance or guru.com and post your specifications to have people build you a widget

market their websites.

Richard Butler is a business life consultant who helps people set up and

He runs two successful websites: http://www.ebits.ie

http://www.richardbutler.ie

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(C) Richard Butler www.richardbutlerthesuccesscoach.com

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