The Future of Internet Marketing

Ian Lurie

SiteProNews had an article in my in-box this morning when I got to work. The best quote:

“With articles and books being written about the Web’s natural ability to access niche markets (‘The Long Tail’ by Chris Anderson), businesses will soon realize that delivering meaningful content to interested audiences takes precedence over attracting volumes of uninterested traffic. High volumes of traffic may be the goal of sites that make their money by delivering traffic to advertisers, but if you have your own product or service to sell, it’s about the quality of traffic, not the volume.”

Gee, wish I’d thought of that a year ago.

Oh, wait. I did.

Why is everyone taking common sense and calling it things like ‘The Next Generation Website Model’?

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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