Cost effective advertising. Best advertising for promoting a website, and getting sales.

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When promoting a website, cost effective advertising is best.

Some really dishonest websites.

How to get internet sales.
How to get internet sales.
The secret to success in online business.
The secret to success in online business.

When promoting a website, cost effective advertising is best.

Advertising on the internet can be a very "Hit and Miss" affair. Some programs offer you real value for very little outlay. Others seem to be primarily designed to line some already wealthy individuals’ pockets. Finding cost effective advertising is one of the most frustrating, and difficult things to achieve before making sales on the internet. I have learned that to my cost over time. It is to my fellow victims of online scamming that I dedicate this little article, devoted to effective internet advertising.

It is a source of constant amazement to me, how foolish I was when I first started trying to trade on the internet.

The amount of money that I might as well have just flushed down the drain, would have probably have got me a new car, or at least a holiday of a lifetime.

You all know the type of thing I mean. Man in suit offers you chance to earn $100,000 per week if you sign up to his fabulous offer; or rather attractive girl tells you that she can’t wait to let you in on the secrets of her success, but "please send twenty five dollars first". What a swiz they all are. They are just trying to line their own pockets; but it takes a while for that message to sink home.

Effective advertising is one of the most difficult things to get in internet trading.

Traffic exchanges offer you millions of website visitors; text ad exchanges do the same. They all offer you "free membership". But if you really want the traffic you must upgrade. That, of course costs money. Their traffic is probably useless anyway, because all the other members are doing exactly what you are doing, clicking on programs to try and get credits to get their own ads shown. A never ending Pantomime really.


Some really dishonest websites.

There are several things about some internet advertising websites that really annoy me. One of the most infuriating is the website that seems not to want to let you go when you try to click away. You will all have come across this particular type. The little pop up appears asking you to click cancel on the next window, so they can offer you the product at a lower price; or you get a message saying "a live agent wants to speak to you with a very special offer". How irritating that all is. When I click to leave a site it is because I want to go. Delaying me at my work is never going to sell me anything.

Another type of website that really "Gets my Goat “is the really long advertisement that repeats itself endlessly, and then caps it all with a series of testimonials from people who claim to have become really rich after using the product. I don’t have time to wade through all that rubbish. One more thing that I really can’t stand is websites with videos that clamour at you to watch them. I wish people would just write what they have to say. Why can't advertisers just simply set out their wares clearly, and with little fuss? Then people can make intelligent choices, and get some effective advertising.

From the foregoing rant, I guess that you think that I am a really difficult person to please. I'm not that bad really. It's just that I like quick results, and I like my advertisements to be concise and accurate. Splash pages are good as well. I like them short, although I do like those best when the price is displayed. The more information is conveyed with the minimum of writing the happier I will be.

The absolute worst kind of advertisement is the one that offers you "absolutely free" membership. After you sign up you discover that the only thing free is the membership; to get any benefit from being in their club it is necessary to buy some of their overpriced products. That is fraud in my book, and it really shouldn’t be allowed.

There are some quite honest operators out there however. It is a matter of hit and miss trying to find them. One of the best ways I find to check up on a program is to type the name into your address bar with "Scam" attached. If it is dodgy you are sure to come across some damming posts from those who were had before you.

However you operate, don’t get depressed, and keep trying. Remember, in internet advertising, perseverance is the surest way to success.


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AdamCairn 6 years ago from UK

Advertising can be hard to get right, but without it nobody knows you're there!


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christopheranton 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Adam. You never said a truer word.


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sanam_valani 6 years ago from United Kingdom

EFFECTIVE ADVERTISING is something crucial for successful online business. Christopheranton you have highlighted some good points. Thanks for sharing.


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christopheranton 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

sanam-valani. Thanks for the comment. I think we help ourselves better if we are helping others.


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sanam_valani 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Yeah you are right. By helping others to get their way we can also help our selves. I think that is the reason behind the success of internet business so far. People are making huge fortunes by helping others to achieve what they want thats the beauty of internet based business.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Hey Chris - I don't know if you are interested in this or not, as I think that it's not a good idea to use this unless you use the Hubpages Ad program in conjunction with Google Adsense.

I get pretty huge traffic to hubpages by submitting articles to Reddit.com.

There are tricks to Reddit though, and I know because I've been kicked off the site several times - you can't just submit hub links and burn off - you have to take a moment to leave comments from time to time on other person's stuff, or they will be rather convinced that you are just a spam person

Placing the hub links in the proper category, or as it's called their, "sub reddit" is essential too.

I find that nearly everything I publish can go neatly into one of three categories

1. music

2. WTF (yes - they definitely do have a WTF category)

or one of the two following

3. Conspiracy

4. or even the demeaning "Conspiratard" category.

The hopes are that the persons who click the hub link will hit a facebook "Like" or a "tweet." - or otherwise sit on the page long enough to read it, so that you get your earnings from the hupages ad program ads that aren't click related.


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Thanks for that tip Wesman. I will definitely be checking it out. I seriously need to start making some money, and traffic seems to be the big key to that.

Can you post your hubs directly on Reddit, without them being unpublished by HubPages as duplicates?

That is one hassle, I want to avoid.


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

I have just looked at Reddit, and it answers my question. I shall register, and stick a few links on it, while commenting on others as well. Some of them seem to generate great traffic.

Thanks Wesman, you are a lifesaver, and a true friend.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Hey Chris - here is all you have to do after signing up and verifying your e mail.

You have to take it slow - don't submit more than two hubs a day - and also submit other things on the web that are NOT yours or from Hubpages

At the bottom of every one of your hubs hit "share" and then there is a "reddit" thing - it will take you right there and have that hub's link loaded and ready to go, you just decide what you want to title it, and select the category to submit it to and click "submit."

Use flashy catchy titles unless you're submitting to "Christianity" or something like that.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Since I've made the effort to be a "good redditor" and leave comments on other folk's submissions, and also mix in submissions from sites outside of hubpages. . . .

I've been getting close to a hundred views a day from reddit. It's made a fair difference in my Hubpages ad program earnings.

You have to realize though that it's often best to tune out, or just play along with negative commentary. Folks on that site are often very bright, and sort of brutal about some things.

They have a rating system for your profile which is two parts "link karma" and "comment karma"

Those are sort of self explanatory - but the link karma is definitely the thing that matters most, and I've found that submitting to "politics" isn't the way to go, as that "sub reddit" is generally SWAMPED with submissions.

I did one time get two thousand hits on one that I put in there, but it was about Monsanto, and I really just got lucky on that one.

Almost everyone there is from either the U.K. or the USA; so there's probably a huge and several different U.K. "sub reddits."

It's the single best traffic generator that I know of - and the site is sort of ugly, but the people there are RABID about it.


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Thanks for all that Wesman. I have just joined it and posted a couple of links, but they are not doing a lot yet. I have to figure out the "sub reddit" thing yet.

It's early days yet.

Thanks agin for your tips.

Much appreciated.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Well, the category is the "sub reddit" - it's just what they call the category over there.

Whenever you hit "submit a link" and the little module shows up where you are submitting a link - the category that you are submitting to is at the bottom of that module.

When you start typing in the category or "sub reddit" portion of the submit link module - it will auto suggest things to you. You want to be sure that you do pick a valid category, or when you hit "submit" you'll get a picture of that reddit alien taking a picture of you with a question mark next to it! LOL!

Either way - even if you do not get a lot of page views there initially, the way to go is to leave some clever comments on something - then people will click on your profile and see what you're about.

And even were none of that to happen, reddit links are still "dofollow" back links - which are what search engines prefer so far as compiling search engine result pages is concerned.

I had a rather boring evening last night - as the new knowledge dictates that those RSS FEEDS are something that Google penalizes - so I spent a few hours deleteing 200+ RSS FEED capsules off of all of my hubs. . . .


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Thanks Wesman.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I totally agree, the ones I hate as you said are the ads that won't let you out! Grrr! little boxes that click open and say, are you sure you want to leave the page? yes I b... do! haha! I notice google is up to its old tricks again, oh well, on with the next 200 hubs!


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

Sometimes Nell, you end up "pulling your hair out" in frustration.

Thanks for reading.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Chris - my mind is boggled at my text above.

Nix all that forever. Reddit is the ....armpit of the world wide web.

Hope you are having a great one. I'm about to swallow some Melatonin and call it a game.


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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

I was going to look it up Wesman. But I won't bother now. As far as I can see the best way to get visitors to a website or blog is to use well researched key words and key phrases. HubPages is perfect for using that method because the capsules let you have multiple headings and the search engines seem to love them.


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submitlink 2 years ago from procurewebs

nice post thanks lot.


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christopheranton 2 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom Author

You are welcome.

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