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Keep Your Internet Marketing Competition Close

Written by Trent Brownrigg  · December 8, 2010

I am sure at some point in your life you have heard the saying about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer. You’ve probably heard it many times. Basically it means that you want to keep your enemies closer to you than your friends so you always know what they are up to. Doing this will help you keep the upper hand on them if needed. This also applies to your internet marketing business. As an internet marketer you need to keep your competitors close to you.

Any niche you are in will have at least some competition and many niches are fiercely competitive. You will all be going after the same or similar rankings, traffic, and money of your potential customers. You might think you should keep far away from your competition but actually the opposite is true. You want to get to know them and associate with them as much as you can.

You want to see what they are doing to make money. What their websites are like. How they are getting traffic. Where their backlinks come from. Who their subscribers and regular commenter’s are. Which products they are selling. How successful they are. And everything else you can find out about them. You can learn a lot to help your own business while watching your competition.

Another great reason for keeping your internet marketing competition close is because they might just make great joint venture partners some day. Competitors can be the perfect allies at times. You can use each other’s strengths to mutually benefit your businesses. Doing this can help you achieve more success than you would have been able to do by yourself.

So, now you know, keeping your internet marketing competitors close to you can be a lot more profitable and beneficial to you than staying away from them. You can use the best of what they are doing or work with them to make your own business more successful.

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2 Responses to “Keep Your Internet Marketing Competition Close”

  1. Jennifer on December 19th, 2010 11:13 am

    This is great advice. Not only for online business, but any business. You should always scope out your competition to see what is working for them, and to know exactly what you have to do to compete with them. Great post!

  2. Usman on March 5th, 2011 3:47 am

    This is a very good tip for new internet marketing persons because keeping in touch and maintaining healthy relations with other competitors in the same niche can help an internet marketing person learn new things and apply them to achieve success