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Social Media Marketing Secrets for Online Business

Social Media Marketing for Business – A Personal Guidebook
Internet 2004 vs. Internet 2009: The Static Web Evolves into an
Interactive Web
When you review the history of the Internet specifically in terms of commercial activity, the statistics are
mind-boggling:
Number of Users1 Search Engine Marketing Revenue2
2004: 812 Million
2004: $4 Billion
2009: 1 Billion
2009: $10 Billion
In the research paper, “The State of Search Engine Marketing 2004,” the findings regarding the growth
of commercial activity on the Internet sent shock waves through the business world. Although these
figures related only to advertisers in the United States and Canada, in 2004 these two countries invested
$4.087 billion dollars in search marketing programs.
The major players had yet to accept this new reality, but the e-commerce figures could not be denied.
Internet e-commerce could no longer be considered a vehicle only of use to entrepreneurs and small
companies. From 2005 to 2008, the landscape of Internet search engines became more populated with
large, well established brands such as Tiffany & Company, Harley Davidson, General Motors, Wal-Mart
and the New York Times Corporation.
1
Statistics provided by http://www.internetworldstats.com
2
Statistics provided by http://www.sempo.org
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