Internet marketing will be dead soon

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I just read a responce to someones question here, the response was for new comers to hurry because internet marketing is in it's final years. I vowed to never give up and to learn as much as possible but that statement really hit me hard and it hurt. My question is how true could this statement be and if the person who wrote that statement is reading, please explain what you mean.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Unless the computer is going out of fashion already and there is a way to telepathically communicate, I don't see this happening anytime soon - although there is the 2012 factor where the world is going to end, so perhaps we should all quit our jobs and dreams and live it up while we can.


      Ok, I need to go now as I always wanted to jump out of a plane with no parachute. :rolleyes:
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      • Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        Unless the computer is going out of fashion already and there is a way to telepathically communicate, I don't see this happening anytime soon - although there is the 2012 factor where the world is going to end, so perhaps we should all quit our jobs and dreams and live it up while we can.


        Ok, I need to go now as I always wanted to jump out of a plane with no parachute. :rolleyes:
        Can I go with you too? Maybe we can get a huge group to all jump. But seriously, if Internet marketing is coming to an end it will be caused by something else that is not yet here that the Internet morphs into. And as it morphs so shall we.

        I had a Marketing Agency in San Francisco in the 80s before the Internet.

        Back then if you told me that direct mail was going to become a thing of the past I would have had the same reaction.

        Direct mail has dwarfed from what it was in those days, because the Internet has taken that share to itself.

        The one thing we can all count on is that everything will continue to change.

        Get your board paddle out with us, surfs up and the water is just fine.

        Kawabunga!

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  • Profile picture of the author samuelbell
    Don't believe everything you read, it's not dead and won't be for a long time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
      Originally Posted by samuelbell View Post

      Don't believe everything you read, it's not dead and won't be for a long time.
      A whole bunch of this same sort of misinformation gets passed around about backlinks, too. People will say something like this, but give absolutely no evidence to back it up; all they've got is personal speculation and conjecture, or they are parroting someone else's speculation and conjecture that they've heard. :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Dal.K
        I remember the rapper Nas said that Hip hop was dead a few years back. It happens in every industry.
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        • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
          Originally Posted by Dal.K View Post

          I remember the rapper Nas said that Hip hop was dead a few years back. It happens in every industry.
          My husband's been in the hospital a lot lately. In one of the waiting rooms, I saw an old, 1997 copy of Popular Mechanics or some such magazine. The front cover had a HUGE story about how the Internet is about to die. I suppose it helped them sell some magazines.
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          • It has been 6 months since anyone has posted here. I must assume the Internet is still alive and kicking.

            However I do suspect that sooner than later the Feds are gonna start controlling it and charging taxes.

            What do you think?

            We got nowhere to run either.

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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    It will never die, maybe change a bit, but die?

    Never.

    Well like someone said, until the internet runs out.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
    Internet Marketing will only die when the internet dies.

    There is no faster growing industry than internet marketing. Every man and his dog in the offline world wants to bring their business online and everyone who doesn't - doesn't have access to the internet yet!

    Internet Marketing is growing like crazy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    Come on man, don't believe that kind of stupid stuff.. IM has not even started in some countries so how can it die so easily? The only thing that can happen and has happened in the past is that few methods or strategies would get saturated.. You only need to think out of the box and come up with new strategies to keep the ball rolling...

    Long Live IM...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Parker
    As long as you are promoting honestly without outlandish claims all will be good. It's the scammers who need to worry.
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    • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
      "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." - Decca Records executive on the Beatles

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      • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
        Originally Posted by bgmacaw View Post

        "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." - Decca Records executive on the Beatles

        YouTube - The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There (1964)
        Here are some more:

        Everything that can be invented has been invented.
        - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899


        This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."
        -- William Orton, president of Western Union, in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell tried to sell the company his invention.


        I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
        - Thomas Watson, IBM, in 1943


        Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
        -- Harry Warner, Warner Bros., as movies with sound made their debut in 1927


        There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.

        -- Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment, in 1977.


        640KB (memory) ought to be enough for anybody.
        -- Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, 1981.

        Cheers,
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        BGMacaw. Perfect analogy.
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      Originally Posted by Chris Parker View Post

      As long as you are promoting honestly without outlandish claims all will be good. It's the scammers who need to worry.
      This is it ; No one should worry unless he is against the rules
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    There was a rather famous marketer, won't mention names, who claimed it was the end back in 2006.

    I believe the rumors of its (internet marketing) death (and impending death for that matter) have been greatly exaggerated

    Though I should add one more caveat to those above me who claim IM will die when the internet runs out, true, but I'll also add or until government sticks their big nose in and forcibly ends it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Let's look at this objectively from both sides.

      All throughout history, things have come and gone, or if not gone, have
      become so obsolete that you hardly see them around.

      I'm sure there are still people who buy typewriters, but how many old style
      typewriters are now sold for offices in comparison to 40 years ago? Don't
      most people use computers? So that is an industry that, if not dead, has
      certainly seen better days.

      I could give other examples but I think you get the point.

      Evolution itself dictates that things will change. Look back through history
      and you will see all the changes. 45s and LPs replaced by CDs. And now,
      with downloadable music, how long before we just stop making physical
      CDs? Could it happen? There was a time nobody thought they'd stop making
      records.

      Point is, nobody knows what will happen to the Internet. Regulations
      could come about that would make it so costly to run an online business
      legally that, for most of us, it would put us out of business.

      Could it happen? Sure...anything can happen. Anybody who says otherwise
      hasn't lived long enough.

      Will it happen? Again, it might.

      But...and this is the key point...does anybody know if it will happen?

      Unless you are psychic, there is no way one person on this planet today
      knows if Internet marketing itself is going to die someday.

      So don't worry about things that you have no control of.

      What matters is this. Today...Internet marketing exists and is thriving.

      So live for today...plan for tomorrow...and adjust if and when things
      change.

      All worrying is going to do is give you ulcers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron.
        Good point. I am sure 40 years ago folks were saying GM would never go away, to many people are buying cars. GM almost died.

        Anything is possible




        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Let's look at this objectively from both sides.

        All throughout history, things have come and gone, or if not gone, have
        become so obsolete that you hardly see them around.

        I'm sure there are still people who buy typewriters, but how many old style
        typewriters are now sold for offices in comparison to 40 years ago? Don't
        most people use computers? So that is an industry that, if not dead, has
        certainly seen better days.

        I could give other examples but I think you get the point.

        Evolution itself dictates that things will change. Look back through history
        and you will see all the changes. 45s and LPs replaced by CDs. And now,
        with downloadable music, how long before we just stop making physical
        CDs? Could it happen? There was a time nobody thought they'd stop making
        records.

        Point is, nobody knows what will happen to the Internet. Regulations
        could come about that would make it so costly to run an online business
        legally that, for most of us, it would put us out of business.

        Could it happen? Sure...anything can happen. Anybody who says otherwise
        hasn't lived long enough.

        Will it happen? Again, it might.

        But...and this is the key point...does anybody know if it will happen?

        Unless you are psychic, there is no way one person on this planet today
        knows if Internet marketing itself is going to die someday.

        So don't worry about things that you have no control of.

        What matters is this. Today...Internet marketing exists and is thriving.

        So live for today...plan for tomorrow...and adjust if and when things
        change.

        All worrying is going to do is give you ulcers.
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        • Profile picture of the author jacksonlin
          Originally Posted by Ron. View Post

          Good point. I am sure 40 years ago folks were saying GM would never go away, to many people are buying cars. GM almost died.

          Anything is possible
          Of course ANYTHING is possible in THEORY.

          I mean, even Communism works in THEORY right?

          But let's look at REALITY and the likelihood of it occurring.

          That's what we should be looking at, not something far fetched and fanciful!
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        • Profile picture of the author ForeignProfessor
          Originally Posted by Ron. View Post

          Good point. I am sure 40 years ago folks were saying GM would never go away, to many people are buying cars. GM almost died.

          Anything is possible

          But the car market hasn't disappeared. Hyundai and Toyota are doing fine. American car makers may not be doing too well at the moment but others are doing better than ever. Most importantly, car marketing didn't disappear. It just changed.

          Another poster mentioned LPs and tapes and so on. They were part of the music industry. The music market didn't disappear, it just evolved. Most importantly, the music marketing industry most certainly didn't disappear, it just changed. Music marketers just marketed different 'things'. They went from concerts>records>tapes>CDs>MP3s>concerts.

          The internet marketing industry is somewhat of a misnomer. It isn't internet marketing, it is marketing through the internet. IMers are marketing health products, they are marketing business products, they are marketing TVs, stereos, luxury watches, art work, computers, motorcycles and cars.

          IM is just a method of marketing. It is not an industry that can be removed. The marketing methods may change over time, but it is not a 'product' that can be replaced. You can't replace IM with seminars, or ads in newspapers, or commercials on TV. It is just a medium for marketing. Nothing more. Radio didn't replace print, TV didn't replace radio, and the internet has replaced nothing as a method of marketing.

          Certain niches might die a death as internet marketing grows; perhaps there will be a time when marketing internet marketing products through internet marketing will become redundant; but there will always be a need to market PRODUCTS through the medium of the internet.

          Internet marketing may change, but it will never cease to exist. It might become dominated by multinational conglomerates who can automate everything we do, but IM will still be in existence. Unless all kinds of marketing are made illegal, IM will always be in existence.
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      Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

      There was a rather famous marketer, won't mention names, who claimed it was the end back in 2006.

      I believe the rumors of its (internet marketing) death (and impending death for that matter) have been greatly exaggerated

      Though I should add one more caveat to those above me who claim IM will die when the internet runs out, true, but I'll also add or until government sticks their big nose in and forcibly ends it.
      I know you are referring to Mike Filsaime. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkH45
    This is the BEST time to get into Internet marketing. We have an entire young generation that is growing up with cell phones, ipods, and computers. These things are becoming almost standard issue by age 12.

    As soon as they are old enough to get credit cards they will be very used to technology which means they will be doing a lot shopping/buying online.
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    • Profile picture of the author smplylvn
      Originally Posted by Mark Hess View Post

      This is the BEST time to get into Internet marketing. We have an entire young generation that is growing up with cell phones, ipods, and computers. These things are becoming almost standard issue by age 12.

      As soon as they are old enough to get credit cards they will be very used to technology which means they will be doing a lot shopping/buying online.

      That's the truth there is a whole new wave of people coming to the marketplace soon. Not to mention with technology getting easier to use more baby boomers are becoming more comfortable with the internet and buying online. My Mom just got her first lap top not to long ago and now she even has an iphone.

      I think we have just opened the door to this industry!
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  • Profile picture of the author Louise Green
    I believe it will evolve, maybe into something that doesn't even look like marketing.. then isn't that the holy grail of marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author slatron25
    This was the subject line of a recent Howie S. email. Perhaps they didn't read the whole email.
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    LOL

    Thanks for my daily laugh.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamer
    actually with the current economic situation,
    the Internet Marketing is FLOURISHING

    More people are looking for ways to market whatever they have online.

    Personally... I'm having my best year, EVER.
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  • Profile picture of the author bloggers payback
    Internet marketing will never die! It's a cheaper method of marketing then paper/mail marketing. It's too easy to drive traffic to one's blog and/or website instead of sending them something through snail-mail. It's not going anywhere!
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      • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
        Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

        Television was just a fad, too...ask the radio producers of the day.

        Tina

        Exactly, and they're still going strong, along with newspaper and magazines. None of those have ceased to exist so I can't understand how internet based marketing would.
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        • Profile picture of the author radhika
          Every other person is doing IM today or teying get into it. So don't worry ... It is not going to die ...

          Even grannies and grandpas are learning how to upload web pages and create blogs ...

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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by Charann Miller View Post

          Exactly, and they're still going strong, along with newspaper and magazines. None of those have ceased to exist so I can't understand how internet based marketing would.
          Erm..., actually newspapers, magazines and old world media outlets across the globe are "feeling the pinch" so to speak.

          Mostly this is due to media magnuts (sic) who cannot get their head around this internets thingy, mainly because they are trying to modify the net to suit their 19th century business models.

          The model is based on having a massive captive audience, and few competitors. The internet has fragmented the market, at the same time as lowering the barriers to get started. which means....

          ... those who cater for a niche(s) will prosper, and those who go for the "one size fits all/lowest common denominator" approach of the old world media will, let's say, struggle.

          RIP old media... or

          ...the king is dead, long live the king....or

          dinosaurs didn't die out, they evolved into fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, humans, media tycoons, and...

          ...at the top of the food chain - internet marketers

          This is no revolution, it's merely evolution. Enjpy, and prosper from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    Internet marketing is dead .

    Keywords are not important .

    List building is outdated .

    Long sales letters do not work.

    Short sales letters do not work.

    Scam artist leave the internet ... vow never to return .

    An honest marketer can not make it online .

    The G-u-r-u-s really are concerned that you do not approve of their business model.

    Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author parzlou
    Geez I sure hope not as my offline work of 20 years fell in the crapper.

    so now I will be earning my keep online... uh yeah speaking of that I gotta go write some more content cant be using all my time on here.



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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    "We're promised instant catalog shopping--just point and click for great deals. We'll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. So how come my local mall does more business in an afternoon than the entire Internet handles in a month? Even if there were a trustworthy way to send money over the Internet--which there isn't--the network is missing a most essential ingredient of capitalism: salespeople."

    Clifford Stoll

    Clifford Stoll (or Cliff Stoll) is a U.S. astronomer and author. He received his Ph.D. from University of Arizona in 1980. During the 1960s and '70s, Stoll was assistant chief engineer[1] at WBFO, a public radio station in Buffalo, New York.

    Stoll has written three books as well as technology articles in the non-specialist press (e.g., in Scientific American on the Curta mechanical calculator).
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      The sky is falling, the sky is falling .....
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichLife
    Marketing will never die. As long as people have goods and services to sell, somebody will make money selling them.

    I guess the internet could theoretically die, but I don't see that happening any time soon. If it does, the marketers will simply move on to the next medium.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris W. Sutton
    Well, it just so happens that I was talking to the internet this morning and do you want to know what he/she told me... "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated." Count on it!
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  • Profile picture of the author overstreet1983
    Internet marketing won't die ... although it may change. Something I see happening in the future is more localization ... marketing to specific areas rather than nationwide. Seems to be more effective overall even now ... Google gives a pretty good boost with 'Local Business Search.'
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Long
    One look at history will provide you with your answer.

    There was a time when an individual could found an oil company. Try it today.

    Look up how many airlines were started up by individuals at the beginning of the commercial flight era (c. 1945-1960), then see how many have launched successful airlines in the past 40 years (1970-2009)?

    Same with the automobile in the U.S. Look how many auto makers launched in the early days...well over 2,000.

    List of defunct United States automobile manufacturers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    How many exist today? Two. (Chrysler no longer counts.)

    Other examples abound if you dig for them. It's one of the reasons I love history so much. You can generally get a pretty good idea of where you are going, if you're willing to look where you've been.

    IM will still be around. It will evolve, but it will still be around. The barrier of entry will grow higher in time, and the success rate will fall - just as it has in every other time in history that a new business paradigm blossomed, then matured.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    yep it's dying run for the hills, more money for me,

    internet marketing isn't going anywhere shady business practices and people who take part in them will be dead
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    I get tired when I hear "the death of" everything, when you look at it, Adsense is still here, Affiliate marketing is still going strong, you can still "creatively" sell digital products on eBay and internet marketing isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

    When I get emailed "the death of" email I wonder what they're trying to pitch me. Sometimes it's for shock value and to go against the grain, to be a "contrarian" flying in the faces of the majority for the purposes of setting yourself apart.

    Now I'm sure you've all received the FTC email about paid endorsements and testimonials, maybe this was what the OP was talking about but trust me, internet marketing is here to stay and even if there are changes, will only evolve.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by Charann Miller View Post

      I get tired when I hear "the death of" everything, when you look at it, Adsense is still here, Affiliate marketing is still going strong, you can still "creatively" sell digital products on eBay and internet marketing isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

      When I get emailed "the death of" email I wonder what they're trying to pitch me. Sometimes it's for shock value and to go against the grain, to be a "contrarian" flying in the faces of the majority for the purposes of setting yourself apart.

      Now I'm sure you've all received the FTC email about paid endorsements and testimonials, maybe this was what the OP was talking about but trust me, internet marketing is here to stay and even if there are changes, will only evolve.
      You forgot to mention that PPC was dying too
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  • Profile picture of the author davidmerrick
    If you'd believe that, consider these:
    Has every song been sung? Do you still get junk mail from companies in your mailbox? That's been a saturated market for decades, yet it's obviously still working for them. Has everything that can be invented been invented?

    Last I checked, affiliate marketing was a $14 billion per year industry and growing by leaps and bounds. Sure, the rules are getting more stringent and the field is more competitive, but that's a good thing. Competition makes everyone better. Competition improves quality. Competition is our friend.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      the internet could theoretically die
      theoretical death - an interesting concept

      If you die in theory...are you really dead?


      The rumors of the death of the internet were theoretically exaggerated.
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  • Profile picture of the author jokarl
    However i think it will become a lot more saturated and you will have to work a lot more for every dollar. It will be tougher all the time since everything gets easier. Today some old granny can whip out a webpage and do some simple marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author trapp120
    If some of my competitors felt this way I'd make more money.

    It's absolute bull****, the Internet is a channel a medium, much like television, print, display, etc. As long as there is a direct path between consumer and advertiser - there will be a market and marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    Why people make claims is beyond me.

    Probably just to get attention?

    Either way no, it won't be dead soon.

    Unless of course one of those comets (which are meant to have destroyed the Earth about twice per year since comets were discovered...) hits the Earth and kills us all

    Either that or the *truth* is simply that some people just make silly claims (like this one) to get attention, and it's usually best to ignore them.
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    • Profile picture of the author achivement84
      I think internet marketing still has a long path to go through, every day we have new methods and techniques to learn, Meaning the IM still on it`s developing state.


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  • Profile picture of the author littlephoenix
    web marketing will never die, that would be teh same as saying newspaper and the yellowpages will die soon, it hasent and it never will die
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy1750
    As long as people keep surfing the net internet marketers will be there to tempt them.

    It's bound the change significantly with time. But, provided that internet marketers adapt at the same rate the best will survive.

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  • Profile picture of the author Baldpilot
    IM should be treated as any other means of income, do what it takes to succeed, and be prepared to change your strategy as the market changes. As long as there are people with needs, looking for solutions or answers online, you will always have a market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by anup.mahajan View Post

    Everything that can be invented has been invented.
    - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899

    This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."
    -- William Orton, president of Western Union, in 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell tried to sell the company his invention.

    I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
    - Thomas Watson, IBM, in 1943

    Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
    -- Harry Warner, Warner Bros., as movies with sound made their debut in 1927


    There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.

    -- Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment, in 1977.

    640KB (memory) ought to be enough for anybody.
    -- Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, 1981.
    I must be getting old - I agree with most of those statements



    By the way, Jill:
    Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

    Ok, I need to go now as I always wanted to jump out of a plane with no parachute. :rolleyes:
    I've done that. It hurts.

    (Fortunately, the plane was still on the runway at the time )


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  • Profile picture of the author alvinhuang
    I heard that the world was supposed to end yesterday.

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  • Profile picture of the author Creative Thinker
    There are people who really really believe that the world is going to end in 2012. This is nothing compared to that!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulz0r
    IM will never die unless, as many others have said, the internet itself dies. People are always looking to shop online, and, unless something drastic halts this, there always will be people to market products to online.
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  • Profile picture of the author ppcpimp
    internet marketing hasn't even been defined yet. It is in its true infancy stages still. Look at how different verticals have evolved in just the last few years and ones that have yet to be regulated.

    Nothing to see here, move along.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lee MacRae
      Everyone please pray for a resurrection....I need the money




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      • Internet Marketing is not a tangible good you can hold in your hand. It is not a life style or something you are born with therefore it does not have any civil rights.

        It is more like a dream an idea the pursuit of loftier ideals. IM is that light house on the hill lighting the darkness of a dark black inky network of cold steely servers.

        Internet Marketing will never die as long as man and woman dream and pursue to be something more than the mediocre multitude of texting robots walking aimlessly off of precipices because they are blinded by the desire to find a mate on a dating site.

        God Bless the pioneers of the Internet whom laid the groundwork for Internet Marketing to live in our hearts for eternity.

        Long live IM!

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    • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
      First you have to understand that it's not "internet marketing"...the marketing principles are the same regardless of the media you use...radio, telephone, internet, direct mail, person to person, text, fax, a retail shopfront, a market stall, a door to door salesman etc etc.

      When you learn good internet marketing principles you're also learning good basic marketing principles.

      Even if the media changes good marketers will always be in high demand so focus on becoming a good marketer and you'll always have a way to make money.



      Now to address the specific question...

      Using the internet for commerce is the fastest growing business sector in the world and at this point that growth won't be slowing down for a long time yet.

      People who master using internet marketing strategies to make real sales and profits are going to be in tremendous demand for many years to come.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    As long as the internet is there, internet marketing wont die...i might evolve into something better...Long Live IM!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    by the way i heard that the world was going to end yersterday...LOLZ
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  • Profile picture of the author ewenmack
    Big companies like..
    CNN
    New York Times
    Adobe
    Dell
    Amazon
    0800 Flowers
    Ebay
    Yahoo
    Google

    And the list goes on and on and on...

    Anyway, are you some magic ball gazer seeing these companies going under?

    That's a big stretch of anyone's imagination, because they market on the internet.

    All the best,

    Ewen Vile
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  • Profile picture of the author drwhogoesthere
    What was the reason for the person stating that internet marketing was dead? Were they just trying to get attention or were they trying to promote their own product.

    Some people will try anything to stand out. The only thing that will happen to internet marketing is that it will evolve as the internet evolves. It should be interesting over the net 5 years as things chnage but I doubt it will die.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel Hartmann
    Careful! Truth ahead!

    1. There will always be problems, and new ones are created as we advance.

    2. Companies/Product creators will always need affiliates.

    3. Google's main income is its advertising network. It will always be around, long after the internet as we know it dies. We will have access to that network. Always.

    4. There will always be user-created content hubs, and we will always have access to these. (ie. The web 2.0 will be forever.)

    5. PCs are going nowhere. We will always the need the tactile response of a full-sized keyboard. Every single office in the world. We will always need to read information off screens bigger than those on phones. PCs. Are. Going. Nowhere.

    6. If you need more proof, get out now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      Rule Number 1 in Internet Marketing.

      Think about WHY people say what they do.

      Offhand I can think of 3 reasons why that person said what they did

      1. Trying to create controversy to sell a product
      2. They're really stupid
      3. They are trying to reduce the competition by getting people to give up

      "Soon" is also not very specific. We will all be be dead soon so should we all just lie down and die now?

      Martin

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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I heard the sky is falling too. Is there any truth to this?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      I heard the sky is falling too. Is there any truth to this?
      Yeah, Johnny, it happened Wednesday night. The end is near.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Burton
    Internet marketing is far from dead. How can it be, when the marketplace is growing exponentially - and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

    If anybody believes that it is dying though, please feel free to try something else - more money for me.

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  • Profile picture of the author Cryp
    Its not going anywhere, besides titles like these make great headlines for IM blogs to create controversy, alot of blog comments and to ultimately funnel a product.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Where's my tinfoil hat?

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  • Profile picture of the author lanta99
    Depends on how you define soon.

    If you define it as another one or two million years, then sure IM will (might) be dead soon.

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  • Affiliate Marketing and Internet Marketing are not the same thing.

    The real "killer" will be Government Intervention in the Form of Taxes. This will have a huge impact on Affiliate Marketing. But as long as there is an internet companies will figure out ways to leverage it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdunn123
    I can't do these type of questions anymore.....sighs.... :/
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  • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
    I don't see Internet Marketing dying - however, the way we now see or do Internet Marketing may change. In this sense yes, it will die. But just as most things pass away, new things are reborn or made anew. At some point we may not use certain strategies or methods because they no longer work the way they once did, but we gain new ones as we gain new insights.

    And I have a feeling it's going to rock!
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  • Profile picture of the author St Croix
    From the desk of St Croix,

    Dear Friends - Unfortunately, yes, the original poster is correct. Soon internet marketing will be dead. Very soon in fact, as in the next few weeks, time is indeed running out.

    So, as a proposition, my new offline company deals in 'green' website disposal. Normally I would charge you $10 per site to dispose of your current converting affiliate websites as this sinking ship goes down....

    But if you act now - as a valued member of the Warrior Forums I will offer my clean, green website disposal services for free.

    Just send me your Cpanel login information and we'll arrange the domain transfer's for you. This is a limited time offer so ACT NOW.

    Internet Marketing is dying. Do you want to leave a horrible website carbon footprint on earth before we migrate to another planet?

    Dispose of your converting niche websites now - ABSOLUTELY FREE.

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  • Profile picture of the author Multinetting
    Yes, Internet Marketing is due to end in the middle of December. So everyone shut down before then. Thanks. Oh, and I'll clean up after you.....big time!

    Seriously though, it is actually growing exponentially, but the failure rate stays in the high 90's percent wise. So yes it will end if you don't research and work hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyTutor
    I can't believe that many people saying that our Earth will finish in 2012 so, don't believe anybody and go and concentrate to do work because Internet Marketing will increase not Finish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Taylor
    What's this "Internet" thing people keep talking about?
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Marketing via the internet will be dead soon?

    This is quite possibly the dumbest thing I have ever read on this forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
      Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      Marketing via the internet will be dead soon?

      This is quite possibly the dumbest thing I have ever read on this forum.
      Could be. Next, people will stop buying products they don't need

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      • How about the death of spam and spam bots, and the annoying telemarketing calls on Sunday around dinner time.

        Maybe the death of voters consistently sending greedy idiots to Washington.

        Perhaps we can see the death of all the people that think war solves anything.

        Forget it, the only thing that dies on this rock is the truth.

        OK fine then.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jenb
    We all take it day by day, do not believe all the hype, do something to grow your business everyday, and move forward...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vital Video
    As long as capitalism survives, internet marketing will survive. The internet is just a vehicle that humans utilize for communication. As of right now that communication is free flowing.

    The biggest threat to the internet being a marketing tool for anyone with a good idea, is intrusive government.
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  • Profile picture of the author mimbiz
    We all know what many have said is the oldest profession. But think about it, a negotiation or transaction for mutual benefit took place. So bartering, trading or something similar took place. In the end it was a sale. Sales is the true oldest profession.
    As long as people can communicate via any source, sales will take place. Sales, are necessary whether it be for your labor or a product makes for success or not and pays to bring us most every material thing we want including the Internet.
    Sales will never die online as long as people can communicate with each other.
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  • Profile picture of the author don15432
    You got to be careful about reading articles from mad internet marketers. These people have tried Internet Marketing and fail. Instead of saying "ok I failed at this so let me try something else" they try to bash Internet marketing. Watch out for the naysayers they are everywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author nobodyreal
    Well, I'm going to take the position that IM is going to become an inaccessible source of resources for MOST people getting into it, and the reason why is one simple thing : page rank. Google's page rank algorythm is a very dangerous thing(do you guys know the name of the book that was published recently with this as it's thesis?). It literally means that the few websites(relatively fiew when considering the number of websites on the web) with the high page rank can literally out compete ALL of our websites. If CNN decides to write an article on the mind body connection, even though there are whole websites dedicated to that concept, CNN's article will get ranked above it and thus get more visitors.

    Now, if a few websites, that aren't even based on investigating the mind-body connection can cement their position in the top five on Google, that's bad news. Because it means that for the little guy, the guy who doesn't have money to spend but who wants to create a website that assembles current studies, features mp3's, televised debates etc--cannot compete with the big boys.

    Google's page rank is a dangerous thing. It will eventually lead, once SEO becomes more popular, to the websites with the money being able to dominate every search. And if the info that I got at the wordpress conference is right, that people do not even read past the first 6 entries on Google but instead change up their search options, then this means that the avg. Internet marketer is going to have a big challenge.

    I like the optimism and the entrepreneurial spirit on this form, but we often forget that with page rank the way it is, a pyramid is GOING to develop.

    Shout out to the brother who pointed out the automobile industry--good insight.

    - Nobodyreal
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  • Profile picture of the author falcon_warrior
    Internet marketing won't die so soon. Internet isn't available to a lot of people, and even if internet is available, you'd be surprised that they might not be as tech savvy. There is still lots of room for more people to come online. Also, consider the fact that many developing countries are catching up in their ecnomomy, and more and more people are able to come online. There is just plenty of room. Even if IM were to end one day, I don't think it is very soon.

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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    I hope all of these responses answer your question.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenSaliba
    Seriously Warriors,

    Who can shut the internet down? Our political leaders? World citizens that sign a petition? (I highly doubt that) I think in the future, we may no longer even need to type. But seriously guys, who actually thinks the internet can get shut down? and if so, how?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Ratliff
    Using the internet to market a business is still in its infancy, it's only 14 years old really...and many people are just now catching on.

    If the Internet were to collapse (unlikely, it's a HUGE network of computers and pages linked to each other) ...then I guess we would just apply the same marketing skills to another media format (you aren't JUST relying on the Internet to market are you?).

    But then there's December 21st, 2012...hmmm...
    (LOL)
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  • Profile picture of the author roley
    Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

    I just read a responce to someones question here, the response was for new comers to hurry because internet marketing is in it's final years. I vowed to never give up and to learn as much as possible but that statement really hit me hard and it hurt. My question is how true could this statement be and if the person who wrote that statement is reading, please explain what you mean.
    Thats hilarious..

    Every week i see a new email or post online with

    Ebay is dead
    Internet marketing is dead
    Affiliate marketing is dead
    pay per click is dead

    Damn i wish the peope who keep writing these would just die themselves as its so damn annoying LOL

    Internet marketing will just evolve not die
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  • Profile picture of the author Kris.Sm
    i have laid my life on IM and hoping to make some money.wish IM remains recession Proof.
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    • Profile picture of the author Duncan
      Originally Posted by Imran Naseem View Post

      The title of this thread says it all.

      Internet Marketing is "ALIVE"..
      Alive and smokin
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  • Profile picture of the author Buhry
    Oh noes, the sky is falling!

    Seriously dude, use your brain. A long as people surf on the internet and spend money on it IM is going nowhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGuruHub
    The only way this could ever happen is if Corporate America could ever legislate the little guy out of the market. We can't rule that out but unless we form some type of political lobby (there might be one but I am not familiar with it) to protect our interests it could happen.

    Remember, most people are not selling online and if government could sell the fact that we (as in the general population) could benefit from a certain tax that would make it less favorable for me and you to market online, then we could face an uphill battle.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheGuruHub
    I like the market we have now, but don't get too cocky warriors.....unless we form some political muscle there is always a wolf at the door.

    Follow the money....
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    IM will never die. And if you have any such thoughts, quit IM right away. It's because of some skeptical newbies that FTC really came down on us.

    Newspapers didn't die. magazines didn't die. And so won't video directories, article directories or search engine advertising. the internet cannot die and therefore IM will not die.
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  • Profile picture of the author EvcRo
    internet marketing is at the beginning

    in 30 years 80% of all purchases will be made in front of the computer or in virtual shops

    so if you are young buckle up and prepare for a ride
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  • Profile picture of the author 7secretstrategies
    It will continue to grow and change, but never die unless the internet gets shut down
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  • Profile picture of the author Atex
    Well, way back when the horse and buggy whip were going strong, the new fangled auto was believed by some to be a hopeless stab at something new and different.

    What I am waiting for is for some new company to come on the scene that will rock Google's world like never before. Google won't dare diminish their services across the board by design. They will be a staying power for a long time. But this new company I'm waiting for will leap frog over Google like the first automobiles did to the horse and buggy.
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    • Profile picture of the author armadin
      You do realize that the death of IM would mean that we would be going back to paper catalogs, dialing shops to find that elusive book about eskimo interior decorating, hours of added opinion seeking and squeezing the truth out of overzealous shop seller and not to mention driving around for hours and wasting half of your Saturday to find that one thing.

      Either the above or the complete death of commerce and back to trading sheep skins for milk and apples.

      This thread appears time and again on this forum, being here for more then a couple of months gives me the certainty to say that these kind of threads are either attention seeking or just unfounded and completely illogical pieces of useless information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Is this serious? It's not April 1st.

    Come on.... Do people really listen to such BS phrases.

    It's just people trying to sound like they're saying something new - it's desperate marketing.

    They don't actually expect anyone to believe it - they're just trying to get attention.

    Just get on with your own stuff and ignore anyone who says they know what's in store in the future regarding technology or business.

    By feeding such crap you're just making it worse and causing others to get distracted.

    There are people saying God doesn't exist but do you see Christians worrying about whether it's true?

    The only time anything like this can affect you is if you have no sense of your own business and future - it's people playing on the insecurities of others.

    Don't give them that power - get on with moving yourself forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author Underground SEO
    I don't honestly seeing IM dying until the internet goes! Until then there will always be people wanting to advertise and buy products through the internet so there is no reason for IM to just vanish, I would not worry at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author iumer
    People miss guide. So don't let them overwhelm yourself. IM is never gonna be dead or end. yeah it may change somewhat but can't be end. There are many countries which are unaware of internet marketing.
    A lot of competition may has change people perception about IM. But it is never gonna end.
    Lets join hands to vanish these kind of rumors.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Nope. Not going to happen. It is too fundamental.
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  • Profile picture of the author RAGolko
    The only way Internet marketing will die is if the Internet dies. Unless the world all turns red that just ain't gonna happen until the world itself dies... but then there will be another one in its place; whether there will be a need for an Internet then is up for debate and speculation!
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

    I just read a responce to someones question here, the response was for new comers to hurry because internet marketing is in it's final years. I vowed to never give up and to learn as much as possible but that statement really hit me hard and it hurt. My question is how true could this statement be and if the person who wrote that statement is reading, please explain what you mean.
    internet marketing is ALWAYS about constant change and adaption. If someone cannot adapt to changes they better get another job!

    ( Furthermore, i dont have ANY reason to assume that IM would be "dead" any time soon...the opposite is the case really )
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  • Profile picture of the author herisetiyawan
    I think It could be..Nothink will last forever..But I'm not sure if it will happens soon...
    Actually Not only internet marketing will be dead soon...Our life will be the same..Many People say in 2012 the worldh will end...he3....
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    IM will die when the internet dies, and I certainly don't see that
    happening. I mean can you imagine our world now without the
    internet?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    QUESTION:

    How can something be approaching death, when it hasn't even been truly born yet?

    Go figure.
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  • Profile picture of the author George185
    I wonder if there were people in the sixties saying that Television marketing would be dead soon...
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    What was the point in bumping a year old thread, thats my question.
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  • Profile picture of the author robvegas626
    Sounds ridiculous to me. When I started creating my products a few years ago, my biggest concern was "how many people are actually going to spend money to download an e-book."

    Now we've got the iPad, Kindle, etc...people are getting CONDITIONED to reading content on monitors and devices.

    And my sales are better than ever...

    The aspect that is constantly shifting is SEO. That's the hard thing to stay on top of. I certainly don't think that the idea of selling products online is in any sort of trouble.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Every time I see one of these "Death of xxxxxx" statements, it's followed by a sales letter offering the replacement.

      The Death of Sales Letters --> Sales Video course

      The Death of Email Marketing --> some desktop widget

      The Death of SEO --> banner advertising course

      Just a couple of examples -- sales letters are still making money, and email marketing is still going strong.

      Like someone else said, follow the money and find the motivation behind the statement...
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Duggan
    Originally Posted by Wealthyclark View Post

    I just read a responce to someones question here, the response was for new comers to hurry because internet marketing is in it's final years. I vowed to never give up and to learn as much as possible but that statement really hit me hard and it hurt. My question is how true could this statement be and if the person who wrote that statement is reading, please explain what you mean.
    Hey,

    Don't listen to that nonsense. While the internet is live and while large numbers have access to it, there will be internet marketing. Lots of people online equals lots of opportunities to sell.

    The response you read is a lot like saying that TV or billboard advertising is dying out. Sure, both with evolve and have high and low points, but they'll both exist for many generations to come.

    The internet itself is still growing massively. As a little side thought, you might want to check out these live stats from Gary Hayes:

    The Count | PERSONALIZE MEDIA

    If the internet (and Internet Marketing) is dead, it's got a funny way of showing it.

    Hope that helps you renew the faith a little!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    I don't think so.. Internet marketing will never die even though the economy is as bad as it is right now. we need computers and internet everywhere.
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    • It is pretty much obvious unemployment will remain high for the next 2 - 10 years at around 15-20 percent. Not the 8 percent the propagandist are saying.

      This means that as unemployment insurance runs out and unemployment remains high, it is inevitable that more and more people are going to turn to the Internet to build a business.

      That means that Internet Marketing is going to grow to unbelievable levels.

      And you can expect that their is going to be huge power plays to control and tax the Internet as these large over bloated governments get greedier and hungrier for more revenue.

      Like an Internet VAT tax.

      God Bless the Internet and long live IM

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  • Profile picture of the author thenextcameron
    The era now is developing to be digital era. The internet uses is growing, and so is internet marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author specialk
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    I just read a responce to someones question here, the response was for new comers to hurry because internet marketing is in it's final years. I vowed to never give up and to learn as much as possible but that statement really hit me hard and it hurt. My question is how true could this statement be and if the person who wrote that statement is reading, please explain what you mean.
    Internet marketing is far from dead. It has just begun. Here's a little food for thought: 1) there is an emergence of new networking sites and more and more people are joining them (even Grandma & Grandpa ) 2) more and more people seeking information online 3)something interesting has happened in just recent years--when you drive around your local communities what do you see different on storefront signs? Owners has added websites. People no longer write down only the phone numbers they are writing web addresses. Offline & Online work together these days. No worries!
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  • Internet marketing will die??

    Yeah right!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    So long as their are people buying and selling (which there has been since the age of time) then its up to us to find the medium of which its taking place upon and leverage it to our benefits.

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      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      So long as their are people buying and selling (which there has been since the age of time) then its up to us to find the medium of which its taking place upon and leverage it to our benefits.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    Nonsense if anything Internet marketing is only going to grow as country like China get richer and more open another billion or so customers are going to be available
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  • Profile picture of the author MChriston
    Yep, IM is dead...

    ...because no one buys anything online these days, and of course, like millions of businesses, none of you are interested in selling online. :p

    So yes, of course it's dead!
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  • Profile picture of the author AskScottOBrien
    I just read an article in Forbe Magazine (I think) or one of the many business magazines I subscribe too that they predict 79.6 Million People will start a Home Business Online over the next 3 years. That figure blew me away and I wrote it down in my little notebook.

    Internet Market is NOT going to be dead anytime soon in my opinion... it's going to grow exponentially as corporate jobs become the thing of the past!
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    • Just in the last year we have spent over $10,000 on servers as we need them via Ebay.

      I bought my son a Jeep in Florida and found that in Google and searched for a transporter via Google too.

      The last move I made I found the moving company via the Internet.

      If there are a lot of people like me the Internet Marketing will be around a long ti8me.

      This is a great thread. It is better than any focus group from my Ad days in the 80s. I am learning important stuff.

      Thanks to all.

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      Originally Posted by AskScottOBrien View Post

      I just read an article in Forbe Magazine (I think) or one of the many business magazines I subscribe too that they predict 79.6 Million People will start a Home Business Online over the next 3 years.
      Maybe it's time to change the title of this thread to, "Real Jobs Will Be Dead Soon." At least that's the way it seems these days. And I don't see it getting better any time soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author genietoast
        Can't be dead yet. States are trying to tax the income off of it.

        The internet is only 15 years old. We're just getting started.
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  • Profile picture of the author Preben Frenning
    It's a hard question. I have heard "they" are working on the next new "thing". (Mankind usually replaces/reinvents techonology that is over x years.)

    I have no idea to what the next "thing" will be, but I'm certain that internet marketers with the right attitude will adapt in no time, as well as the early birds will probably find many smart ways to profit.

    I personally don't know what to think about that theory. Technology changes every day, the principles of marketing remains the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author woodgate
    people will always come up with there own opinion in life , but you don't have to react in every thing that you hear
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  • Internet marketing is dead - long live Inbound marketing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit-smart
    Internet-

    A series of tubes, that distribute information.

    Marketing-

    The process of changing or shaping a persons opinions, in order to facilitate the purchase of goods or services.




    Those tubes look to be allright... Marketing's been around since the dawn of time...

    I'd say we'll be fine.

    More appropriate I think, is the statement that "Rebills" are dead. (Which they arent, entirely, but I mostly welcome that reality.)


    The days of squidoo, backlink spam, email spam, blog spam, and Adwords might be over - but so what.

    That doesn't mean all that much to me, theirs always new avenues of distribution; With 3.4 billion people online and nobody owning the majority of that inventory yet (Google clocks in with a record breaking 3% of internet traffic.) I'm not to worried.


    Relax people. Get back to work. Go make some money.
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