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Information on Demand definition


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Information on Demand (© SFIO CRACHO / Fotolia.com)

The term ‘information on demand’ refers to the current state that we find ourselves in. A state where any information we could possibly need is at our finger tips. How does this impact on the nature of marketing? And internet marketing in particular?

Information on Demand

Information on demand simply describes information that is readily available when we need it. And right now, that applies to most of the information we could possibly need. Not sure how to operate your boiler? Just Google the make and model. Not sure what the weather will be tomorrow? Just Google it!

Thanks to search, we can now find information we need instantly and this is further aided by mobile technology, ubiquitous internet connectivity and many more innovations. Whichever way you look at it, we now have more information than we could ever use and that’s a great thing for the most part.

It’s also a great thing for marketing, because it gives us a way to get our message across and to position ourselves as authorities. This gives you the opportunity to become an expert in your field and thereby to build trust and authority. And if you can do that, then you can ensure that yours will be the brand that your customers choose when they want a service or a product.

In other words, if you have always been the person to help them earn money online, fix their boilers, lose weight, who do you think they’ll want to pay for their consultation/plumbing/personal training services?

Building Trust and Authority by Providing Information

A website owned by a business has numerous functions. If you sell from your website then you might use it in order to make conversions and profit. If you're collecting e-mail addresses then you might use it as a means to generate leads. It will probably help you to increase your brand's visibility and it will certainly help give prospective customers a place to learn more about you.

But one of the most crucial roles of a website of all, is to build trust and authority. By creating and managing your website in a certain way, you can aim to build an image for your business that tells your visitors you know what you're talking about and you can be trusted. Once you do this, yours will then be the first name that pops into their head when they need a particular product or service.

The question then, is how you go about developing this kind of trust and authority. Read on and we'll look at how you can do that…

Authority

In order to build authority, the first thing you should do is to give lots of information away for free. In other words, you should be sharing your wisdom on a regular basis through your blog or in free eBooks and video courses so that you provide real value. As you do this, your visitors will keep coming back and they will generally learn what you stand for and how much expertise you have. If you can impress them enough, you'll find that opportunities start to arise as more and more people start to consider you an expert in the field. And when you offer some information that isn't free, they will assume it is of the very highest quality. Every business should give away free tasters of some sort and that goes

Going in-depth is also important. If you are going to write an article on a topic, then try to ensure that you either provide an angle that's completely fresh and unique, or just go into the subject in unprecedented depth with links to external resources, boxes with side subjects and plenty of images, infographics and other extras. If you do this well, you may be able to get featured as one of Google's 'In-Depth Articles', which is great for your SEO and for your perceived authority in the eyes of the visitors.

Trust

You've built the authority, now you need to build the trust. The authority is what ensures people know you know what you're doing, but the trust is the crucial element that will reassure them that you will do the right thing with that knowledge. One of the very best ways to build trust is to be as transparent as possible. This means honest reflection on the industry, honest admittance of your mistakes and interesting insights into your processes and ethos.

Things like photos of your team together in the office can do a lot to inspire confidence and to make your visitors feel like they 'know' you. Once you get them to feel this way and they also respect your knowledge and skill, you will have a customer just waiting for their opportunity to pay you. Information is only one part of the puzzle then, but it is a big one!


Press releases

WeWebU Qualified for IBM Information On Demand Specialty
Herzogenaurach, August 14, 2008. -- Long way, hard criteria, but WeWebU IT-Solutions got it: As first German IBM Business Partner, it has qualified for IBM Information On Demand Specialty and proved that its cutting-edge solutions for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) combined with IBM ECM systems bring customers considerable competitive advantages. To
Marine Drone Market Study Covers In-Depth Information on Demand, Supply, and Sales 2022
Market Research Report on Marine Drone Market to 2022 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Type, Components, Global Market Landscape and its Growth Prospects over the coming years till 2022 is now available at ReportsWeb.com Market Overview The report also sheds light on the current trends related to the demand, supply, and
IBM Information on Demand 2011: Transactional Content Management with WeWebU OpenWorkdesk
Herzogenaurach, 10/20/2011 – WeWebU Software AG will present its flagship product OpenWorkdesk at IBM Information on Demand from October 23 to 27, 2011 in Las Vegas, USA. They will demonstrate how user-friendly Transactional Content Management applications can be. At their respective booths, the WeWebU partners JSYMMETRIC and C.M. Mitchell Consulting
Infotxt Launches Powerful Interactive Text Messaging Platform
Palo Alto, California (August 1, 2011) – Infotxt Corporation, based in Palo Alto unveils today its powerful SMS platform, enabling businesses, organizations and institutions the ability to interactively communicate with clients, employees and associates using simple text messaging. Unlike typical text message services that offer short codes, Infotxt utilizes
GeoPoint to Provide Cell Phone Audio Tours in Denver
Rochester, NY, March 20, 2007 – GeoPoint Systems, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand, location-based multimedia content to cell phones and other mobile devices, announced today that the company will deliver audio tours to downtown Denver through its OnCell Audio service. Through a strategic partnership with Denver-based Guide Me Tours, GeoPoint