Trust in Online Marketing: Trustful Business Relationship Building by Search Engine Marketers

A1 Journal article (refereed)


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Publication Details

List of Authors: Olga Dziubaniuk
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Business and Professional Ethics Journal
Journal acronym: BPEJ
Volume number: 33
Issue number: 4
Start page: 347
End page: 370
eISSN: 0277-2027


Abstract

Abstract: Search engine marketing (SEM) industry provides modern online marketing services. This industry initially obtained a doubtful reputation in the sphere of e-commerce due to utilization of ethically questionable methods in the promotion or marketing their customers’ web sites. This study considers the relationship building process and the trustfulness between the marketers and their business customers. Research aims are to explore how these virtual companies operate in unsteady-trust environment as the Internet market. The interviewed marketing-companies representatives have provided their perspectives on successful relationship maintenance including the impact of trust on the business performance. The results of the qualitative research illustrated that trust is a vital necessity for the stable business development. Investigation highlights that the trustful relationships depends on inter-personal communication and following the ethical principles of business management. Although digital business allows performing the activities online, interpersonal interaction remains the key element in the trustful relationship building.


Keywords

Business networks, business relationships, e-commerce, trust

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