The majority of companies are aware of the importance of internet or digital marketing, although for many it is a struggle to understand how exactly to capitalise on the budget spend and achieve hard results.

Even so, a recent report from Econsultancy and ExactTarget shows that a large proportion of businesses expect to increase and maintain their budgets for digital marketing during 2010. Just under half of all respondents plan to increase their budget and 42% intend to keep the same budget as in 2009.

Potentially, this means that 88% of your competitors may well be spending more than you are on digital marketing.  It could be time to assess how much you are focussing on internet marketing within your business, and whether an increase in activity could help you to gain market share, increase brand awareness and up sales.

If there are areas where you are having problems understanding which strategies will best suit your goals and objectives, or how to reach your targets, why not take a look at the articles, blog posts and ebooks available on the Clickthrough Marketing website? Also, we are just about to launch a new book on SEO – Best Practice Strategies to Successfully Promote your Website Online. These 101 tips will help you to master search engine optimisation, so watch this space for news of its availability.

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