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When I first started out trying to learn How To Start An Online Business, I had never seen half of the words and phrases that the Home Based Businesses and Internet Marketing Opportunities were using. What in the world was SEO and RSS feeds? What is an affiliate? What is CPC click? All these things were driving me crazy trying to get some information on something, having to keep another window open just to search the terms that were in the information they provided.

If you're having the same frustrating feeling that I was having, you might find this article helpful, as I try to provide a few of the terms that seemed to be the most frequently used in getting started in the Internet Online Business world.

One of the first and to me seemed to be the most popular term used was SEO. SEO is Search Engine Optimization. This is the process of choosing targeted keyword phrases related to your site. This ensures that your site places well when those key phrases are part of a web search. Obviously you want to be at the top of internet searches so that your site will be one of the first that shows up when someone looks for what you are selling or promoting on your site. There are many sites that offer to help you with SEO.

Another one of the first abbreviations I came across and did not know what it was is PPC or CPC. These stand for Pay Per Click or Cost Per Click. These refer to advertising online in which you pay a pre-determined amount for each time someone clicks on your ad to visit your site. Most times, you set an amount that you are willing to pay per click for each search term, and the amount you will pay will be equal to or less than that, depending on which search engine you use, and depending on your competitor's bid for that spot.

Affiliate marketing is another word that you will come across many times when you are searching for ways to start a business online. Affiliate marketing is a type of marketing in which you partner with other individuals, sites or companies to send traffic to your site. You will pay them, usually a commission, each time they send someone to your site and purchase something. This is very popular and places like Clickbank and Google have some very good products that you can partner with and make a pretty good commission if you choose to advertise their products.

BT is behavorial targeting. This is an area of marketing that puts ads in front of people that are usually more receptive to the message you send, usually because of their past internet behavior, by the use of cookies. Cookies in case you aren't aware of them are a piece of text stored on a computer by their browser. You can choose to accept cookies or not on your computer, but some websites will reject you if you don't accept cookies.

Domain name is the name you call your website. For instance the domain name for this site would be Street Articles followed by .com. Getting a domain name is usually very reasonable, most places you can get your domain name for under $10 per year.

Hyperlinks are probably something that almost anyone that uses the web on a regular basis use a hyperlink. They are link often underlined in blue that allows you to navigate to another website with just one click of your mouse.

That is just a very small list of some of the terms and abbreviations you may run into when getting started in online marketing. There are many other options such as tutorials or videos that will give you help on getting started learning the best way to help you get your internet business started, and explain what different words and abbreviations and phrases that you may not be familiar with are about. And there is no need for you to spend money on getting that help.

You have plenty of other things such as advertising and marketing that you will need to spend money on to have a successful business. I have found that Michael Cobb's Business Internet Tutorials has been very helpful to me in learning about some of the terms I was not familiar with. It includes over 20 training videos for all aspects of internet marketing and they are free to download.

Don't get overwhelmed and give up just because you don't understand what the internet marketing is all about. There are many programs and tutorials and websites out there that will help you, you don't need to pay for many of them that are out there.


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