The new year may have started almost two months ago, but that doesn't mean that as a small business (SMB), your brand couldn't use a makeover. One of the most effective ways to increase your customer base is to create an extensive presence throughout the internet with the help of internet advertising agencies. There are several components to achieving this that range from reexamining your website's content to simply becoming a better listener.

Want to know more? Then read over Entrepreneur Magazine's tips below:

1) Revamp your email marketing efforts

Email is a great way to reach a multitude of people in a short amount of time. But, keep in mind that every message that comes from you should be important. Stick to topics like current deals your SMB is offering and industry news. To really have an impact, think about sending emails on a regular basis in the form of a newsletter.

2) Improve your listening skills

This may sound silly, but it is more important than you know. To really be influential over the internet, you have to know what your customers want. What do they want to see improved? How do they think you compare to your competition? Is there anything that they are particularly interested in? These are all questions you should have answered so that you can create a strategy for your SMB.

3) Reconsider your content

Entrepreneur Magazine recommends selecting eight to 10 topics that you can use that you believe would most appeal to consumers. Decide when you are going to write about certain topics and make an effort to abide by it. Really spend time putting together your articles. Current and potential customers are looking for high-quality pieces, and if they don't find them, they will look elsewhere.