Het is algemeen bekend dat een goede positie in zoekmachines van cruciaal belang is. Zoekmachine-optimalisatie is niet alleen het meest invloedrijke marketingtool, het is tevens de enige ‘gratis’ marketingtool. Niet zo vreemd dat bedrijven hun enthousiasme moeilijk kunnen temperen. Als de marketeer eenmaal met zoekmachine-optimalisatie aan de slag gaat, wil hij vooral heeeeeel snel bovenaan in Google staan. Alleen werkt seo helaas niet zo. 

Industry Forums: Posting content on respected industry forums adds a level of authority and brand reach your company may not have had before. Sites like Business Insider or Forbes are ideal for a more general business management audience, but niche publications that are exclusive to your industry can be even better channels through which to target your core audience.
In the 1990s, the term Digital Marketing was first coined,[10]. With the debut of server/client architecture and the popularity of personal computers, the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications became a significant part of marketing technology.[citation needed] Fierce competition forced vendors to include more service into their softwares, for example, marketing, sales and service applications. Marketers were also able to own huge online customer data by eCRM softwares after the Internet was born. Companies could update the data of customer needs and obtain the priorities of their experience. This led to the first clickable banner ad being going live in 1994, which was the "You Will" campaign by AT&T and over the first four months of it going live, 44% of all people who saw it clicked on the ad [11].