Getting Involved With Mobile Marketing You are probably already aware that more people than ever use smartphones and cellphones to surf the Internet. By using techniques that straddle the Internet an mobile worlds, you can take your Internet marketing to a whole new level. You can drive people to your website if you just follow these mobile Internet marketing tips. 1. Determine which option to go with first. There are so many avenues to take that it can be hard to choose just one way to go. Your options include text messaging, QR codes, smartphone applications, and the mobile web. Focus on one at a time, and you will save yourself money and time by doing so. Choose carefully and go full steam ahead. 2. The easiest way to start with mobile marketing is to do text messaging. You are probably familiar with text messaging, so you know what to do. The key with text messaging is getting permission to text someone. You have probably gotten unsolicited marketing messages in your text inbox, so you know how annoying it can be to get messages from people you don't know. Make sure that you make it really easy for people to sign up to get texts from you, and really easy for them to change their mind. Give them a reason to sign up to get texts from you, such as discount offers or other incentives. When you send text messages, don't overdo it unless you want to lose subscribers. Keep the information relevant, and keep it short. 3. Make use of the Internet as it appears on the mobile phone. This can be very simple to do. The thing is, anyone using their phone for the Internet is hoping that you as the business owner will have formatted your site for their phone. Many site owners simply leave their sites alone because they do not realize that they are alienating an entire group of people by failing to format their sites for mobile phones. You can come out of your competitors if you simply make sure that your site can be rendered on any mobile platform. There ahead are free resources that can help you do that yourself, or you can hire a professional to do that for you. 4. Applications for your smartphone are a smart idea. If you can think of a good idea for an app, there are programmers who will code the app for you inexpensively. Just make sure that the app is consistent with your brand and your field; if you sell shoes don't make an app about vegetarianism. Make sure the application works well and contains some kind of direction to visit your site after the app is done. 5. QR codes are a fun way to get involved in mobile marketing. QR codes are little blocks that contain information about your website. The blocks can be read by your smartphone. This has so many implications that people are still figuring out how to best use them. QR codes work especially well offline, when people are traveling or walking around and have no time to write down information. They can just scan your QR code and have a lot of information about you and your site. There are free sites where you can generate a QR code, so give it a try and figure out how it can best work for you. Mobile marketing can do wonders for your website if you just try it. Incorporate these tips into your Internet marketing plans and you will see results.