Can Media Coverage Build An Online Business? You Bet It Can!
As someone with expertise in media relations, I've been asked if media coverage and publicity can build an online business. The real question is whether what happens offline really matters online. And the answer is unquestionably, "Yes!"
Here are ten reasons why media coverage can help your online business grow:
Media relations is not always easy and not everyone can make it. You have to have something interesting to tell and have a creative way to make it newsworthy. But it is a low-cost way to drive traffic to your web site. And you may not need to get onto the front page of USA Today to succeed. You may simply want a mention in a few niche magazines where your targeted traffic can be found.
So if you don't like the idea of being a million entries down on a web search, or even 60 entries down, consider a low-cost, effective alternative ? the media. With the right angle, media relations and publicity can expand your engine faster than search engines.
About The Author
After a decade and a half as one of Canada's top consumer advocates, often conducting over 600 media interviews each year, David Leonhardt is sharing his knowledge with others. Pick up a copy of his special report "Get In The News!" at http://www.TheHappyGuy.com/publicity-self-promotion-report.html
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