The Best and Most Effective Way to Promote your Business...FREE Advertising!

Does Advertising Work??

We've all grown up with advertising. TV, radio, billboards, pop ups, banners...it's everywhere, and you can't escape it. Now stop and think for a second...how many times have you clicked on an advertisement online, or heard a commercial on the radio that has made you run out and buy something? Chances are you haven't, or you haven't that often. Is this a cost-effective way for businesses to promote themselves? Free advertising can be a better way to promote your business. It's more effective, costs much less, and won't ruin your reputation like high cost ads can. Here, you'll learn some of the techniques people are using to utilize free advertising to their advantage.

Does Paid Advertising Work? - Advertisement Myths

When consumers make purchases, they most often are influenced by something someone said to them much more than any advertisement. Many people ask around about a product before they purchase to see if their friends or family have purchased the item, and to get their recommendations on who to buy it from. Why don't people listen to advertising?

Because they don't trust advertising.

Why not? Advertisements are everywhere. They're constant. They say promise one thing, and deliver another. We've all become so numb to advertising, people for the most part ignore it! The advertising world is changing, and new advertising methods are becoming more effective, cost-efficient, and sometimes, free.

Billions of dollars are spent on advertising by large corporations, small businesses, not for profits and sole proprietors.

How influenced are you by advertising?

  • I'm very influenced and base all of my purchases on advertisements I've seen.
  • Frequently I base my purchases on advertisements & commercials
  • Maybe a few times it's influenced me, but I mostly rely on word of mouth
  • No way! I don't trust ads, and I never make purchases based on ads I've seen!
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So what ways are there??

The real ways to advertise your business online

As you can see from the poll results above, not too many people trust advertising! From the biggest of corporations to the smallest of mom and pop shops, word of mouth has the biggest affect on a business. Businesses are relying on different advertising methods that are much more economical and fresh. What are some of the new, effective ways businesses advertise?

  • Social Bookmarking
  • Article Marketing
  • Online Directories
  • Blogging
  • Squidoo
  • MySpace/Facebook
  • Forums
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Signatures
  • eBay
  • Classified Online Ads
  • YouTube

We'll go through all of these marketing strategies in this lens. You can also read more about effective ways to promote your website here.

eBay: It Generates Serious Traffic! - Find your niche on eBay and pull traffic!

You might be thinking that this is a mistake, that eBay is only good for selling off your old tennis raquet. Tens of thousand of people register a new account with eBay daily. Over a billion page views were documented for eBay in 2007! eBay is one of the most visited sites on the internet. With traffic this huge, it's a huge resource for businesses! How can you advertise on eBay? There are several ways...

Online Auctions. Sell your products on eBay and drive customers to your personal website by including links to your About ME page. The About ME page is the one place on eBay that you are allowed to place external links, provided the site is the seller's own personal site, not part of a larger site. For the exact rules, click here.

About ME. This page is the ticket to driving traffic from eBay to your own site. Place a well-placed link on your About ME page, and tell your visitors why they should visit. Please, make sure it complies with all eBay policies! Your account can be suspended for not abiding by eBay's rules. Use your best copy-writing skills to draw in traffic to your About ME page, then to your site. Also, be sure to have a link on your personal site that allows users to sign up for a newsletter. This way, if they aren't going to purchase, you can keep in touch. Learn more about creating an about us page for your eBay store, website or blog here.

Reviews & Guides. Sell DVDs? Have an area of expertise that you could share with the eBay community? This section of eBay is indexed very highly by the search engines. They often place near the top of search results. Take advantage of this and write some guides featuring products you sell, or write about topics relevant to your website. Include links to your About ME page, and you've got a little extra traffic to your site! You'll also be building trust in your brand by offering information on your products. Your customers will appreciate it, and you'll become a go-to expert in your area of expertise.

My World Page. This page is also highly indexed by Google and the rest of the search engines. A quick example: Google your own eBay user ID. The My World page often is listed first! Use this page to advertise your items, talk about your business, and customize the best way to persuade viewers to visit your About ME page.

Have you heard about Social Bookmarking? Sites like de.lic.ious, StumbleUpon, Digg, and Reddit are popular for sharing your favorite sites or favorite news articles and spreading the good word on sites that are worth a look.

The thing about social bookmarking is this: it's not really a "drop a link" solution that will help you. You might be better suited to invest your time into article marketing instead.

However, these sites can generate some traffic and create a backlink to your site.

del.icio.us: Discover, share and manage your social bookmarks. This site is not quite as active as it used to be, but can be a good way to organize your own websites that you read.

StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon brings the sites you like right to you based on your interests. Stumble your favorite sites and network. This site can potentially bring hundreds or thousands of visitors, but your content has to be exceptional. Use the Chrome Extension for Google Chrome users.

Highly recommended blog about StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon Guide

Digg: Discover and share your favorite web content anywhere, from videos to blogs to news articles.

Reddit: User-generated news links. Votes promote stories to the front page, like Digg!

Books on Free Advertising & Guerrilla Marketing Tactics - Dive further into the world of free promotion

These books give excellent ideas on how you can start slashing your advertising budget now, and investing your time in these cost free ideas and strategies to get your business noticed. It's a new age, and you need a new advertising campaign!

Article Marketing

Increase exposure and establish yourself as an expert in your field

Article Marketing is an excellent, free way to get publicity to your website or business. Readers generally regard authors in a high regard, and knowledgeable in the subjects they write about. Write a good article about your business, products, or anything that relates to what you do, and drive a little traffic through the link at the bottom of most online articles.

Things to keep in mind when using article marketing:

  • Don't write your articles too long or too short. Also, don't waste your time with writing articles that aren't useful. They won't click the link to your website if the article itself doesn't draw them in.
  • Don't make the content of the article even better than what's on your website. Making a short (but not too short) resource with a captivating blurb about where they can find more info and what you have to offer is a pretty good plan.
  • Focus on keywords in your link in the resource box, but sometimes diversify the anchor link in your articles. That is, use different words to link to your website. You should use targeted keywords, but don't overuse them -- change it up sometimes, or you can get penalized by Google.
  • Keep in mind any one article is not going to change things. Dozens of articles are usually most effective.

What you are looking at right now is a lens on Squidoo. What is it? It's an easily customized piece of the web that receives plenty of Google traffic. Write about anything, just make sure it's interesting. Make it fun, entertaining, informative, helpful or controversial, and you'll be rewarded in the form of immense traffic! Use Squidoo to promote your business, write about items that you sell, or write about anything that you are knowledgeable and passionate about!

Squidoo is nice enough to share AdSense clicks with every lensmaster. Each individual lens is tracked to see how much affiliate income it generates, and you split the profits 50/50 with Squidoo. You also get a certain amount of the adsense revenue, depending on your lensrank. Increase your revenue by adding the Amazon, eBay, Etsy, or CafePress modules! Work these items into your lenses by including items that are relevant to your topic, and you could get a sale! Also, you can add affiliate banners and products of your own from other sites like Allposters.com, Commission Junction, LinkShare.com and more. Remember, Squidoo can be a powerful tool in generating traffic to your site as well.

In addition to Squidoo, there are other online article websites to choose from that offer different specialties and features, like Hubpages and Zujava.

Blogging....it's taking over the world! Everyone from high school students to the gas station owner have their own blog expressing their individual thoughts, offering advice, and educating the masses. How can this help you?

Blogging can also be a very effective marketing tool. It's also free, and you can earn money from your blog by including AdSense ads on your site. Provide fresh, relevant, informative content on your blog, and be sure to link it to your personal site. Search engines value blogs that are updated with content often. So, blog about your business often! Just make sure it doesn't lull your audience to an early bedtime.

Kids aren't the only ones that love MySpace! Adults are now using MySpace and Facebook more than ever. MySpace is part of the new wave of advertising. That means that you have to provide good content on your page, or it will be ignored. Readers want to be entertained! Provide reading material, relevant songs, polls, graphics, videos, links, games...whatever your target demographic would be interested in.

Social networking is just what it sounds like...networking with other people, only this term usually refers to online networking. The primary goal of your business page should be to add as many targeted friends as possible. Try browsing amongst the users on MySpace and Facebook, or read the forums, blogs and groups to find potential buyers. There are many ways to add friends, and they all involve browsing through the categories. Just remember, don't spam! This is the new wave of advertising, and spam is part of the old school way of advertising. Few will fall for it, and it will RUIN your reputation.

Here's one of the best tutorials for networking on Facebook you can find anywhere. Well worth the read!

MySpace Marketing Books - Guides to getting noticed on MySpace and building an audience

MySpace is still one of the top social networking sites out there, and a great general audience type of crowd. A general rule of thumb is to create an interesting page,and they will come, however, besides entertaining them, you'll have to learn to interact and where the most important places to do so are. These book will lead the way, and will help you build traffic to your website.

Email Marketing

Capture a list of interested potential clients

Email Marketing is the best proven way to retain customers that have already purchased from you. If they are purchasing from you, they will most likely want to keep in touch. This is where most email marketing campaigns fail.

Email marketing is not just an email with some simple links or pitch like "come buy my stuff!" People want to be entertained. Provide good content to your email, some interaction, some graphics, even a giveaway, along with a punchy, effective headline, and you'll see traffic flowing from your sent emails. Set up an opt-in subscriber email list. Some sites have them built in, like eBay and CafePress. If you have your own site, try using Constant Contact. They provide a good email service that's easy to customize and appears very professional. The first 100 emails are free.

Some things to add to your emails:

  • Seasonal recipes
  • Coupons for your items
  • Live event if applicable
  • Giveaways or contests, announcing the previous winner in each email (to build trust!)
  • Graphics that relate to your products
  • Seasonal graphics, slogans and sayings
  • An interactive poll
  • Feedback from readers and buyers
  • News of any special that you may be running
  • Related articles, links or stories included in your email
  • Suggestions, product reviews, monthly tips, anything that your readers may find useful, entertaining and relevant

Open emails = happy customers = passing the email along to other potential customers = more sales!

Marketing Without Advertising - One of the best books on advertising I've found

I can't recommend this book enough to anyone that owns a business, or if you're thinking of owning one. Online marketers should listen to this advice as well. This book points out the faults of traditional advertising, but more importantly, gives specific real life examples to jumpstart your word of mouth advertising (the most important kind of advertising!).

YouTube Marketing - Get hundreds or thousands of interested people on YouTube

2 Billion...that's how many views have been counted at YouTube! And counting...

YouTube Books - One of the most effective ways to promote your business!

In the internet age, more people are getting used to watching videos rather than reading. While many of us aren't used to this method of receiving information, it's becoming increasingly more popular. Creating an effective YouTube video might be just the thing you need to reach a whole new audience and get yourself noticed among the right crowd.

Lure in Traffic with Forums

You may be underestimating how much traffic you can get from forums. Participating in forums requires some time and involvement. A random spam-by in a forum thread won't bring any traffic (or very little), especially in comparison to how much you can gain by genuinely contributing. Before posting, if the forum allows, create an avatar (a small picture that will appear next to your forum posts) along with a small, unobtrusive signature line featuring a link to your site. Again, make sure the forum rules allow signature links.

Start by entering the forum and ansering posts about something that you might know something about. Adding something worthwhile to the conversation will be much more appreciated than a "thanks for the info" post. After becoming a regular in the forums, users new and old alike may start to follow your link out of natural curiosity...so make your tag line tempting for them to click!

Some Old Commercials you Might Remember...

How well did these commercials work? These are some of the more memorable TV commercials. Did it make you run out and buy it?

Creative Advertising

Advertising isn't going anywhere soon. At one point or another, every large business relies on some sort of advertising for their business. The difference between large and small business advertising is that the big ones have a huge department to analyze precisely what will be the most effective campaign for the product. However, you can still learn a thing or two from reading about what campaigns have worked really well....

You can REALLY Make Money with Craiglist? - And Advertise!

Do you use these Tactics? - Take the poll below and tell us what has worked for you!

The marketing strategies in this lens work excellent for a lot of people...

Which of these techniques has brought you the most success?

  • YouTube Advertising
  • Posting in Forums
  • Social Bookmarking like Delicious and Stumbleupon
  • Email Marketing
  • Online Articles like Ezine Articles
  • Word of Mouth
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How Has Advertising Affected Your Business? Have a Better Idea for Promotion? - Add your ideas! 445 comments

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sisterra 8 years ago

Love this lens also - thank godness for your lenses! I would still be on my first one without your info!


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Signhappy 8 years ago

You do such a great job with your lenses, both in content and presentation. 5 stars.


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billco1 8 years ago

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wildrosetreasure 8 years ago

Nice lens saw you on the stores board.


Histereo 8 years ago

A very informative lens on advertising with a lot

of advice for the newbies.


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EvieJewelry 8 years ago

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FanfrelucheHubs 8 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

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lisawillard lm 8 years ago

Very Informative. Thanks for the information.


gordboehler 8 years ago

Fantastic lens and a world of information. Lots of methods I have not heard of to attract traffic like Ebay. Be back to try out these ideas

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joyh lm 8 years ago

Great info! There's lots I can apply to my own business.


eUndies 8 years ago

Great lens! Found you on the ebay boards. Best of luck to you! =)


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teamlane 8 years ago

Nice information Kiwi! 5* ;)


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katiyana 8 years ago

Great information 5*'s - love to see a fellow Store Boardie contributing so well to the Squidoo Knowledge Base!


Hermit 8 years ago

A good collection of free advertising resources ... great lens!


PricePiece_Marketing 8 years ago

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Martice 8 years ago

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3kaday 8 years ago

Great information! I've also been using free advertising with much success. Your lens gave me some good ideas.


anonymous 8 years ago

Thanks for the great advice! You really helped a Squidoo newbie!


SylviaVictor 8 years ago

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InspiredLiving 8 years ago

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beachbum_gabby 8 years ago

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candymae 8 years ago

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EvieJewelry 8 years ago

Great info


anonymous 8 years ago

WOW! This is such a great Lens - I've been looking at advertising thru radio but this is so easy. Thanks, Mike http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-a-radio-station


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TonyPayne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

Great lens. Thanks for the tips.


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religions7 8 years ago

Congrats on making giant squid! so did I!


Steve-SEO-UK 8 years ago

Got an Advertising Lens myself but yours is streets ahead. Brilliant!


Home-biz-mom 8 years ago

Great lens, especially for the beginners. Thank you lots.


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poutine 8 years ago

Good advice for an intermediate Squidooist like me.

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bizmanest lm 8 years ago

Very clear and informative. Thanks. But what do You think about Free Advertising Blogs?


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Teacher Adez7 7 years ago

Great lens, found it on Stumble. Way to go, double thumbs up, blessings and star dust! :)


anonymous 7 years ago

Kiwi this is an awesome lens! I learn a few things by this visit. - Thanks ! :))


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OhMe 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

Thank you for the great tips on this great lens.


blaqdiamond 7 years ago

Excellent lens! Thanks for the helpful information.


Mountainside-Crochet 7 years ago

Many good ideas to pursue. Thanks for an interesting lens.


enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

These are fantastic ideas for all of us! I've tried a few, but it never hurts to explore new options. :)


anonymous 7 years ago

A great lens on free advertising. I've been concentrating on Article Writing but you've really opened my eyes to some great new ideas. I've rated and favorited your lens. Great Work!


lolilolismile 7 years ago

It's all about money. That's why advertise is all around us. Very good lens. Thanks


anonymous 7 years ago

Quality lens, giving honest advice. Just what we want in the Business section. Blessings to you!


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rewards4life info 7 years ago

You have supplied so much information. I use some of these but not all, I have bookmarked it and will be back. Thanks it certainly will come in useful. 5*


samuilgr8 7 years ago

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anonymous 7 years ago

Returned to read more that I may have missed before. I've been thinking about the forum involvement, and I'm wondering if there are some that you recommend joining. Thanks for all of this information! :)


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Eklectik1 7 years ago

Great information! I will be back to read it all again!


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mbgphoto 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

another great lens! Thanks for all the tips.


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Lee Nitus 7 years ago

Lots of information. Really appreciate the time you took to put it all together! I think I might seriously give the youtube approach a try. Thanks


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DoraArtDesign 7 years ago

Wow, a lot of info!!! Thanks!


anonymous 7 years ago

Nice information, I do article marketing and social bookmarking, with unique content and SEO but never used youtube and ebay! Maybe its time to give them a try:)


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Paula Atwell 7 years ago from Cleveland, OH

This is a truly excellent lens. I am going blog about it today on Howling Squid. I hope you don't mind if I talk about it a bit. :P Blessed.


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thepartyanimal2 7 years ago

This is full of great information - thanks so much and so well written and easy to read.


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drs2biz lm 7 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Valuable information. thanks for a great lens - 5 *s and a favourite!


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BrianRS 7 years ago from France

Great lens with some really good information, consider it bookmarked and rated.


CPHdomains 7 years ago

Very insightful. I agree wholly that if you're not using free social media sites for your online marketing you're leaving a lot of traffic on the table. I still find old school article writing to be worth it's weight in gold (still) for free traffic, but socila media websites are a great supplement. Thanks.


anonymous 7 years ago

Wow! This site is loaded with helpful information. Believe i'll be coming back here more often.


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capriliz lm 7 years ago

Thanks for compiling these resources. Great lens.


anonymous 7 years ago

Very nicely done! Keep writing :)


cjm2000 7 years ago

nice lens really helpful


themerchant 7 years ago

I like your point about the word of mouth being more effective than paid advertisements and I believe I'll learn a lot of things here in your lens. You'll be in my lensroll for sure.


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KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

Great stuff here ... Blessed by a Squid Angel.


anonymous 7 years ago

[in reply to -Ray-] great info, gave me some good ideas, thank you


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gabrielangel 7 years ago

Advertising is definitely effective. I think Taco Bell is one of the best at the game. There aren't very complicated, but their commercials always seem to come on at the right time. I always find myself thinking about how great Taco Bell would be right after I see the commercial. Ignorance is bliss, so I wouldn't have been as hungry if I had missed those commercials.


anonymous 7 years ago

hay there

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post and i must say that every time i visit this post i always gets something new whicg help me pout in my daily life as well as in my job

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JacobsIMConsulting 7 years ago

Excellent presentation with your lens. I'm actually trying to learn and focus on promoting businesses with the social networking angle. Its only going to grow, and you have some good nuggets here on how to start. I will take what I have learned here and apply it to my lens, thanks.


poppss 7 years ago

This Lens is unique and I like it a lot. I can spend lots of time here. Thanks for the great Lens.


Beadlady5 7 years ago

You covered an awful lot here. This is a great lens about promoting. You gave me some good ideas to think about and try. Thanks a lot.


anonymous 7 years ago

Good ideas and good lens! I've had the best luck with article marketing.


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covenantguy lm 7 years ago

Great lens .Have favorited. I live in kiwiland if you want to get in touch!


anonymous 7 years ago

This is great! I figured I'd get a head start posting our business in the "Your Name" field. Now if everyone would pass the word by word of mouth - we can get this thing started...


thewishpearl 7 years ago

Very useful information, Bill have fav'd and will definitely follow some of the advice given here


kkrazylex 7 years ago

Amazing lens and great tips, helped get more traffic to my site and lens Thanks.


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Richmee 7 years ago

This lens is loaded with great stuff.


shelley7753 7 years ago

i know these things, i just have to do them. thanks for the insight on the ebay system.


Sadheeskumar 7 years ago

Dear kiwisoutback,

Nice lens with very good useful information. You can provide the list of sites in each category. This will help some people. Five STARS.


anonymous 7 years ago

Very informative, thank you


BelfastVisitor 7 years ago

Great article.Very interesting and some new ideas for getting the word out.


infoseeker 7 years ago

Thanks for some help, i have tried many things on the net, and had no support. Found one that i like, and has support. You have given me some great ideas to go and try.


Luis2u4u 7 years ago

Very nice lens, good piece of information!


mitchking 7 years ago

Who can turn down free advertising? Of course the problem with many of these tactics is it takes time to do them. You either need to make time or pay someone to do it. So it is not totally free but for the cost involved I think it is worth it.


WizKid 7 years ago

great one :)


anonymous 7 years ago

This article is excellent, you really know your stuff. I hope to use it to advertise the Free Stock Trading Courses & Articles I create


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TreasuresBrenda 7 years ago from Canada

Nicely done; blessed.

Was there a link to your About Me page? I'm going back to look for it!


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Gypzeerose 7 years ago

Great site with lots of helpful ideas that really work.

However, but I think the influence of subliminal advertising,NLP, etc. that traditional branding type advertising uses is not really understood. The half-time ads at the Super Bowl are not going away any time soon.

However it is cool to realize what "the little guy" we can get accomplished in such a little bit of time with these methods.


drossart 7 years ago

Love the promotional aspect, very informative.


online4income 7 years ago

So much information, will have to come back for reading.


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newbizmau 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

Yes, it does take time, but time is money. Great lens!


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PizmoBeach LM 7 years ago

Thanks for taking the time to put together this useful information.


pettrainer 7 years ago

I rated this len's a 5 very nice if you get a chance check my len's out and rate them and tell me what you think or way could improve .


tcarter301 7 years ago

I book marked your lens because of all the information too much for me on one visit. Thanks .Your lens is very useful to me


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Niche4you 7 years ago

Hi as a relitive newbie, one week old i have bookmarked to refer to when i can as it is full of great info, thanks.


youngeru 7 years ago

Great info.thanks...new to all this but you got to start somewhere & this seems like a good place to me!


anonymous 7 years ago

Great lens! it's totally bursting with good infos :)

Love it! ^_^ 5*


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wayfarer lm 7 years ago

Great lens! One thing to remember with these types of advertising is not to be spammy. Contributing to the community whether it's a forum or social media network is key to success. Forums can be especially diligent about spam.


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Stoney2009 7 years ago

Nice lens, certainly a good resource for information of promoting yourself and your sites. I'm using quite a few of these already so we'll see what happens!!

Scott


happypat 7 years ago

Thanks that was a great amount of info you put up.

Makes my work alittle harder

Take care


LostTreasures 7 years ago

That was an amazing amount of information. I never really thought of commercials as not being very useful.

Congratulations on your top 100 spot


GrowWear 7 years ago

Packed with information! Wonderful lens on free advertising.


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callinsky lm 7 years ago

Nice lens. I think I will buy a book or two. I have had some success with ebay and a lot through Bing advertising. Yes I pay for that so it's not free. At this time it is a little more affordable than Yahoo, and much more affordable than Google.


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A RovingReporter 7 years ago

Great 5* lens. I've favorited it.


Online-Auction-Sites 7 years ago

Outsourcing should really be considered. I use technology to help me also ---good site for people to make a few notes to help them, well done


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HenryE LM 7 years ago

I'll check some of these sites out! Thanks for the ideas!


eytans_art 7 years ago

amazing!thank you!

5 stars!


saleselevation 7 years ago

very nice, I will have to return several trips to cart out all the info! nicely done !


ShortSaleRealtor 7 years ago

great info here hi 5 for you


knotso 7 years ago

Makes you wonder why there is so much buzz around PPC. Free and Effective concepts. Great Lens! Thanks for the research


anonymous 7 years ago

Thanks guy's this lens is going to be a great resource for people trying to get their head around this whole thing. Nice one!! All the best. Cheers Mark.


deztinee 7 years ago

Great job. 5*! I have also put your lense on my feartured lenses! Keep up the good work on how to advertise for free.


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RuthieDenise 7 years ago

Good information and a lot of it.


ANDRI 7 years ago

sometimes i tired with social bookmark and the social bookmark does not give you enough traffic


joseph7384 7 years ago

Excellent lens, this is by far one of the best lens that I have read to date. I'm looking forward in reading your future lenses.

P.S. keep up the great work.


affiliatesense 7 years ago

Cool, Nice tips.


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OhMe 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

Blessed and lensrolled to 1826 On The Green and Antique Shopping in Pendleton SC


ZiafLathwe 7 years ago

Nice Lens, Definitely worthy of it's top 100 status


Free-Traffic-Secrets 7 years ago

Great lens, loads of good content...I am new to the online business world, so i am looking for free ways to make money..keep up the good work.


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Bookmama2 7 years ago

Thanks for the tips. I never would have thought the various Ebay uses, particularly the product reviews and about me page.


Madmarks25 7 years ago

A very informative lens. Thanks for the helpful tips!


ace_high 7 years ago

Very Informative


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indikka 7 years ago

An awesome read. Just wanted to mention, I also use khrido.com, in addition to kijiji and craigslist. Free advertising as well as beings in good traffic.


Mike-Pedersen 7 years ago

This was an excellent read, with tips that can be implemented right now! I'm a big believer in youtube, and was glad to see you had a section on it. If, by chance you're a golfer, check out this golf stretch to loosen up your lower back and improve your game.


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Karicor 7 years ago

While I believe that traditional advertising does work for some larger corporations (or they would stop using it) this lens is a great resource for smaller businesses without multi-million dollar advertising budgets. The internet empowers us to get our message out and I appreciate how you've focused on off-beat, free ways to do our own advertising. There are a few tips I haven't even thought of. Thanks!


KFreeman 7 years ago

"Great lense. Full of rock solid and insightful content."


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Michey LM 7 years ago

Hi! Both adv. works, the difference is free adv. via Social Media take long time, paid adv. can cost a fortune without skills to do it right.

This lens is informative and useful, A squidoo Amgel blessing for you


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kateloving 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

Excellent. I really love how comprehensive this lens is, leaving nothing to the imagination!!

The wings of an angel have touchéd this lens! ####Blessed####


KFreeman 7 years ago

Great Lens! Very informative and insightful...


Sketchart26 7 years ago

Excellent advice and tips. Great lens


GraemeN 7 years ago

Wow! What an interesting and informative site, especially for a newbie to website marketing - You deserve all the accolades you get. I formed my first ever website 6 weeks ago and I am sure with this lens as a bookmark on my computer, I will be back, and back, and back to learn & use as much as I can. I am beginning to realise how important it is to drive traffic to my site. Thanks so much!


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queenofduvetcover 7 years ago

Thanks for the information!!! A Great job!


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gypsyman27 lm 7 years ago

Great lens, I have favorited it, and I give it five stars. A lot of useful information here, I am more of a technical type, so this is invaluable information for me. Good Work!


drea1111 7 years ago

Thanks! This is a great round up of free advertising options.


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Clipperguy 7 years ago

Excellent! Ty Much1


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Prosperity09 7 years ago

Just what I've been looking for Thank you so very much!


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Anna Grim 7 years ago

Great lens, It helps when you see everything in one lens verses random readings from all over the place on the net. Thanks so much for making things so clear.


apr2289 7 years ago

Thanks for those great ideas ! You have earned your rank.


PLANETwebfoot 7 years ago

Fantastic lens. Going to have to bookmark it, this is information I'm going to want to keep handy!


RollingLuggage 7 years ago

Wonderful lens & Great information


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johnfn lm 7 years ago

Great lene.. very informative!


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wayfarer lm 7 years ago

Great overview on different options. I haven't worked with Craigs List a lot, but based on this lens, will give it a try.


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squid-janices7 7 years ago

What an informative lens! 5*


I-luv-Freebies 7 years ago

This lens is very informative !! Thank you so very much!!

5* & FAV!


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stacy mcdaniel 7 years ago

Awesome lens! Thanks for the tips. I be visiting here again.


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PedroMorales1 7 years ago

kiwisoutback, wow, you have done a superb job at providing value for members of this community. Wish you lots of success.


Cindy_Egan 7 years ago

Great suggestions! My favorites are article marketing & blogs. (I use social media, but prefer to reserve that for friends & am not a big fan of using it for direct promotion.)

Thanks again for sharing


shemakesmoneyonline 7 years ago

Great lens! This is one I will be visiting again :)


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seashell2 7 years ago

Fabulous informative lens... thanks for sharing this!


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Carmel Aaron 7 years ago

Thank you. This is the kind of information that I really need.

Thank you so much.

5 Stars


anonymous 7 years ago

Great lens, It helps when you see everything in one lens verses random readings from all over the place on the net.


Cymbalta 7 years ago

Thank you for your lens!


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DebtFree4all 7 years ago

Tremendous stuff. Extraordinarily helpful suggestions and resources. Thanks a ton.


BlogDesign 6 years ago

Lots of Great Ideas. Love them. Keep up the Great Job!


freecker 6 years ago

great ideas for start.


NewPlan 6 years ago

This is a great thread you put a lot of work into it. lots of great info here if someone is just getting started


MelanieKok 6 years ago

Thank you for a great lens. A tip is to try one or two of the suggestions, master them and only then move on to the next one. Don't try all at once.


anonymous 6 years ago

What a wonderful resource for coming up with some free advertising!


anonymous 6 years ago

Kiwi this is excellent in my book! Thank you very much for the resources....I found xsoldier's lens on facebook thru you.....both lenses are goldmines!


annarose27 6 years ago

@stacy mcdaniel: Well this is very interesting indeed. Would love to read a little more of this. Great post. Thanks for the heads-up...This blog was very informative and knowledgeableâ¦


teespurplemartinishop 6 years ago

Hello this is a great idea thanks for your information.


brokencode 6 years ago

Complete ideas and tips! Thank you!


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WebsiteHostingR 6 years ago

Excellent information on promoting your business for free


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poptastic 6 years ago from Quezon City

What an excellent resource! Thank you for the tips. (:


loganadrian 6 years ago

Very good ideas in this lens. Thanks for sharing.


DotNetGuru 6 years ago

Great Lens showing people how to increase website traffic for free. I am new

to making blogs and stuff but did start one to help people

increase website traffic

but sometimes find it hard to write new posts. Could I used some

of your increase website traffic tips for posts on my blog?


anonymous 6 years ago

Great tips, I enjoyed reading this blog


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Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@DotNetGuru: Dot Net Guru - I don't have a problem with you linking to my post here, but I would advise you not to copy and paste anything on the web. I would try putting your own spin on things, then linking to the original content. Read up elsewhere on other similar sites, then link to all of them. Tell readers what you think of each post, what you did and did not like, and add some other resources that they can use. It can be a learning experience for both you and your readers. They'll appreciate your honesty as you learn, and you'll be learning in the process. Best of luck! Feel free to return back and tell us how you are doing.


anonymous 6 years ago

Great advise and this is a 5* lens. Thanks.

Debra


AJ2000 6 years ago

Excellent Lens! Another great way to get free advertising and traffic to your website is to become a guest blogger. If you can put together a quality post featured on a popular blog it can drive lots of traffic and potential customers.


anonymous 6 years ago

Thanks for share with us,this is a very useful free advertising to do business ! I learn more there.


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peterzeller 6 years ago

Hey, I just saw your lens on Squidoo homepage, and I had to to visit it. I have some Squidoo pages and many websites, and I am already using most of your tips, except... eBay! Nice tip, I will give it a try, thanks!


PamelinaSiow 6 years ago

thanks for sharing. Very detailed description on how to get started online. fantastic!


Kaelos 6 years ago

Hi kiwisoutback, great lens - I just rated it 5 stars! I liked the part about squidoo marketing... could you check out my lens (you can see it if you go into my profile) about a program that teaches you how to blog and let me know what you think... thanks!


BrianSchultz 6 years ago

Great lens with some great tips


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MoonMaa 6 years ago

Excellent lens and very informative.


lifecycleoftheproject 6 years ago

Advertising really affects to the business, really helps in promoting the business.


anonymous 6 years ago

Wow Nice, thanks for the tips on how to promote business online for free.


anonymous 6 years ago

The wonderful world of the internet such as facebook, youtube, websites and media can really help you to promote your products and give you free advertising if you have cool and new designs. The Eccentric designer Ego the founder of the company Egotist Couture and the limited edition England t-shirts 'No One But England' is one who seems to be benefiting from free advertising on and off line. His marketing is very creative and very intelligently done. He markets himself by travelling to different places in Europe and hands out his t-shirts to people who he deems will appreciate his fashion thus creating a small cult of curious Egotist followers who promote his products to friends and others. He gives free designer t shirts, hoodies and sweat tops on the condition that you tell ten friends and mention him online.


abraham59 6 years ago

i did your advice and i get better results thank you .


Schuhe 6 years ago

good tips on advertising - made me think a lot what we can do in marketing and how the future will evolve, with things like Facebook and Youtube we can really move things along...


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NicoleDean 6 years ago

You've listed some great ways to advertise your business online, many that I've used myself! Nice lens full of good information!


anonymous 6 years ago

This is a really nice lens. Have a question about eBay. I used to sell dog products through an eBay store but didn't know about using the About Me page to send people to my site or blog.

Question: Can you send visitors to an affiliate site or blog About Me page? I know you can't send them to a page that sells products but not sure about a About page on a site with products.

thanks for sharing your lens


anonymous 6 years ago

loved this lens!! the stumbleupon tutorial was very helpful


smallbizcat 6 years ago

Great lens. Marketing today is changing so fast. But what's not changing is the fact that consumers are doing research online before they make a purchase. So a website is imperative, whether it's through a blog or a traditional five page site.


larry488 6 years ago

This is a nice resource lense. You have a lot here to benefit any level of entrepreneur. I have some other resource information that could be a benefit to your readers.

Here is my lense:

http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-guide-to-promotional...


elogichick 6 years ago

Facebook is becoming a great source for advertisers, enjoyed learning about the other options on this lens, great job!


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Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

A wonderful list of marketing ideas to promote your business. Am bookmarking this page as a reference, as I already see there are a lot of links I want to read further. Thanks for putting this together for us.


MizBoat 6 years ago

What a great list. I have spent months reading everything on internet marketing for my website http://www.babyboat.com.au and thought I had read it all, but still hoping to find something new. I actually found some new ideas here and it covers everything a beginner would need to know. A really good article. Thumbs Up


RebeccaE 6 years ago

wow, so many new ideas,f or me, thanks for this lens.


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kateloving 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

I believe a little mixing and matching goes a long way! Good work!


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lizskincare 6 years ago

I love it!!! Great info!!


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sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

very interesting and informative lens. thanks for the useful tips.


NonToxicSkinCare 6 years ago

Lots of great information I can put to use!


NathanRoss 6 years ago

Wow! This is by far the most informative subject I have seen online. It not only give examples but also breaks each one down. Thank You for your post.


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ZablonMukuba 6 years ago

i love this article am going to be coming back for more


Lorian98 6 years ago

Great information......Thanks!


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Asinka 6 years ago

Very informative lens!


scar4 6 years ago

I still think word of mouth is the most effective. Will try facebook and youtube now. thank you for the great lens


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Cammily 6 years ago

I think, word of mouth is effective, and give-aways are, too. And: whenever posting somewhere about the products - not to spam.


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ICanCook 6 years ago

So many ideas here. I'm surely bookmarking and coming back to soak up more strategies.


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DrRichard LM 6 years ago

A great read. Liked and favourited!!


StallionMoving 6 years ago

Tremendous lens.


leasefunders 6 years ago

Thanks for the resources, I really appreciate it.


charanyanond 6 years ago

This is a well informations about ad.You're really give us over all idea to promote blog,Thanks.


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thetubeviews lm 6 years ago

Great lens! I love creating videos because it gets old doing articles. Rather I will outsource my articles and do my videos myself :)


jogreen1968 5 years ago

A truly super lens, it is so nice to have a good building block to start your advertising/marketing campaign with, there are a number of methods I hadn't considered here which I ill certainly be trying.


wecomparebooks 5 years ago

thanks for sharing your nice ways & ideas to all. I am now clear about your theme. You wrote really nice.


schmitty066 5 years ago

I think you covered em all, really nice lens with enough ideas to keep you busy for months, if not years.


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BrickHouseFabrics 5 years ago

Interesting info!


anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks for Sharing the Very Useful and Practical Squidoo Lens!!


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dogodor 5 years ago

Great Lens. I really enjoyed it. Congrats on being on the top 40. You edged me out! LOL Check out my lenses. i think you will enjoy.


anonymous 5 years ago

Nice lense!


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edgesavvycoaching 5 years ago

interesting lens!


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Countryluthier 5 years ago

Solid information for the economically challenged webizen. I hope to implement more of the information in the lens soon!


Monthly_Pixel 5 years ago

Great lens, lots of useful information!


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MoonMaa 5 years ago

Your lens has a lot of free ways to get traffic. I like to use viral traffic sites and freeadboards.


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greenlife17 5 years ago

hmm..none so far..you said them all..lol. thank you so much, I've just tried shetoldme.


shawnbowman 5 years ago

thank you so much!! there was a lot of really great info


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MoonMaa 5 years ago

Free advertising is the best way to advertise.


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squid-janices7 5 years ago

So much great information on this one lens....great job outlining all the possibilities.


chelseasboutique 5 years ago

Great Info!! I've been in business for two years now and have recently added an online shopping site! It's been doing okay, just need to get more traffic to it, and I think all this information will help in that!! :D

PS All fashionistas check out my profile and my website!!


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UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

Interesting lens!


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five thingsabout 5 years ago

Tons of great resources in this lens, thank you for sharing!


wkathome 5 years ago

Great resources for starting a business and looks like you covered them all. Thanks for sharing.


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Pnorway 5 years ago

very useful lens. thanks.


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marckq 5 years ago

I sincerely appreciate your sharing all of these information. I am sharing this to a friend who is in need of marketing ideas. Thanks a lot


WAHMPhotog 5 years ago

Okay, I'm going to add a link to this lens....you have given some super useful information that people who read my lens will be able to build upon as well. Great job...thanks SO MUCH...this goes hand-in-hand nicely with my lens!!! yay!


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DesireeRichardson 5 years ago

Hi, I loved the content and I just lens rolled you to my text ad brokers lens on squidoo. Kudos my friend.

Desiree


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phoenix arizona f 5 years ago

Some good ideas. I've found them all to be nice (but small) pieces of a larger overall marketing campaign.


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phoenix arizona f 5 years ago

Exceptional Lens. I had to come back and visit a second time just to capture all of the information.


meljames 5 years ago

Business owners should definitely take advantage of free advertising tools, especially online. I think it's best to choose at least three or up to 5 platforms to focus on. Being active on each platform is the key to making the most out of it. Great resource!


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webcodez lm 5 years ago

Awesome! I totally forgot about sites such as digg.com and delicious, thanks for this great lens.


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OhMe 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

Back to this great lens which has been very successful on Squidoo. I have two similar ones that aren't doing near as well and thought I might pick up some pointers here. Thanks.


anonymous 5 years ago

Great Lens On Advertising !!

You have Included All Successful 'Advtising Mantras' in the Lens-Kudos !!

( I also have a relevant Lens: Top 100 Free advertising Global Sites List)


jenifferpeeples 5 years ago

Good insightful article! Thank you for sharing = )


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TolovajWordsmith 5 years ago from Ljubljana

Great list of ideas. Thanks.


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TIRMassageStone1 5 years ago

Lots of different ideas here, thanks!


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aesta1 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

These are really useful. Thank you.


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StellaSingles 5 years ago

I like working with some of the smaller engines, you don't get as much traffic but it's a good way to get started.


jongaub 5 years ago

Awesome job covering all the information. You have shown a lot of information that I am in need of. Thank you!


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Mickie Gee 5 years ago

Wish this page was in the Promotion and PR neighborhood. Blessed it anyway even though I should be spending my winged time there.


deucekupe 5 years ago

Thanks for some great ideas! are you still successfully getting traffic from eBay?


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klopcic 5 years ago

Very useful lens. Great, thanks!


BatAds 5 years ago

helpful content, thanks for all the social bookmarking links.


Lindrus 5 years ago

Excellent advice here, I'll come back to review them and try some of them. Thanks!


anonymous 5 years ago

Thanks, I am trying to get traffic to my articles.


anonymous 5 years ago

Yes free advertising work's but you have to be consistent in your promoting efforts.


Blaaster 5 years ago

Very nice, am sure gonna use some of these suggestions!


J-Stanley 5 years ago

I couldn't agree more. There are so many useful marketing methods available on the internet and many of them happen to be free. finding the right marketing strategy can boost sales, page views and increase overall visibility. Nice Lens...


anonymous 5 years ago

Great lens. I will definitely be using some of these ideas for my business.


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TechnologyCerts1 5 years ago

We ask all registrants where they heard about us when they sign up. This has been very useful in seeing where the best uses of our time are at.


blanckj 5 years ago

Thanks so much for these tips.


anonymous 5 years ago

Thank you for all the advise. It's definitely something to work on. There are a lot of sources and it can at first seem overwhelming. But, I will start with a few sites that appear more promising. Thanks again.


unqedomain 5 years ago

This very helpful it give me more information to not togive up to earn money online. Thank you!!!


lifelong-success-system 5 years ago

I don't know when this lens was written but today in 2011, squidoo doesn't work anymore with google.


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WNJ631 LM 5 years ago

Excellent lens! There's some good information in here I plan on putting to use!


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TheBestGadgets 5 years ago

Very interesting and thorough. running competitions is a great way to get free advertising too.


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HeartBroken62 5 years ago

@lifelong-success-system: Funny, I am new here and slowly getting traffic to my lenses...google is bringing quite a bit of the traffic that comes. Seems it works if you have your tags and a good subject.


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HeartBroken62 5 years ago

Nice lens with useful information. Thanks for the great work.


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adamfrench 5 years ago

Impressive lens, thumbs up, great information here


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Toolesque LM 5 years ago

Fantastic lens! I can tell you worked really hard on it and have a lot of knowledge about internet marketing. i am just getting into internet marketing as I just started a WAH job where I am a marketer and use the internet everydAY to contact people. i love this lens!


llewis10 5 years ago

I really liked this lens. Right now I am just learning about online marketing and mostly focusing on article advertising. Once I am more comfortable with that form I will definitely check back at your list and start learning more about some of the other marketing opportunities out there. Thanks!


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andreaberrios lm 5 years ago

I have a business online and most of the visits and orders com from youtube!! I love youtube you can bring hundreds each day just from one video!!


anonymous 5 years ago

Awesome advice! I think I'll.give it a try. Thanks!


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jasminesphotogr 5 years ago

@lifelong-success-system: Sure it does. I have a few pages that rank on the first page of Google and bring me traffic.


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Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

Excellent advice! I am constantly looking for more or better ways to promote my businesses.


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wolfie10 5 years ago

thanks. you can never read enough on getting free traffic. every site looks at it a lttle differently.


placeborick 5 years ago

Interesting read.

The problem with internet marketing and social networking is that google (the main source of calls) is constantly moving the marker and altering its algorithm, This can see webmasters jumping through hoops to constantly keep above water. Its not easy and i spend at least 2 hours a day re optimizing my sites and adverts


anonymous 5 years ago

Yes, this is all very good information. I am realizing that I need to find my favorite subject and build on it somehow, something I'm comfortable with that I think I can help people with.

The idea of a competition sounds great, I'm going to do some serious thinking on that, how to go about it. "The Best Gadgets" ?? I wonder if I can get some help there?


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ShareBeez 5 years ago

Awesome Advertising Tips thanks for sharing!


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BarbaraCasey 5 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

Wow. I came over to thank you for visiting my keyboard symbols lens and realized I could browse for hours here. Already bookmarked a couple of pages you mentioned. Great ideas, thanks.


SIALicenceUK 5 years ago

Some great info here, mixed bag of everything. Great for beginners.


HuntAndFishGuides 5 years ago

The very best form of free advertising is the same as it's always been - word of mouth. ;)


questionman 5 years ago

Great lens! Personally, I prefer word-of-mouth marketing. It requires lot of effort and time, but it really works.


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yourselfempowered 5 years ago from Gloucester

Great advice! Thanks for sharing this. I'm bookmarking this lens to refer to as I promote my lenses :)


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modernchakra 5 years ago

Great Resource/Reminder. There are a lot of ways besides spending money to get your name out their. The key, and it is repeated everywhere now is to be real and provide value (good content you are proud of) Thank you!


CraigDesmarais 5 years ago

Word of mouth advertising will always reign supreme and leveraged by the increasing effectiveness of technology only empowers it even further!


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desa999 lm 5 years ago

A great resource with some fantastic ideas, well done. I intend to implement some of these ASAP.


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mercin12 5 years ago

Very thorough descriptions. It is interesting to see that even with this online crowd word-of-mouth is still the most useful advertising tool.


JohnMcLean 5 years ago

Wow, what a dense lens on a deep subject! I got so many takeaways from this lens, including discovering how to submit my site directly to StumbleUpon!

Thanks for such a well-researched and well-presented lens!


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autofanatic 4 years ago

Nice lens! I created my first e-commerce business in 1999. In 2000 I created a forum around the topic of the business. Five years later I had 50,000 members, many of them customers. I also created a blog and an ebook about the business topic to drive even more traffic. After six years in business I was shipping 1,200 to 1,800 orders per month, and I never paid for advertising.


SeacretReviews 4 years ago

Don't forget all the off-line advertising too - that is in addition to the word of mouth you mentioned.


bradhughes 4 years ago

Good advertising tips! Another strategy is getting into press release sites.


bradhughes 4 years ago

Good advertising tips! Another strategy is getting into press release sites.


CarlittoDunaway 4 years ago

Word of mouth is the most effective advertising these days.


anonymous 4 years ago

This lens is exactly what I needed today. I have felt overwhelmed with trying to market my business. I have set up a website and have thought about E-bay and U-tube, but was unsure how to get started. Your lens was extremely helpful. Thank you so much. I will be checking back to take more notes. Thumbs up!!!


kendrafowler 4 years ago

Great lens! You have shown that there are so many ways of advertising a business. Efficiency and the outcome may vary but then they all do promote the business. Article Submission, blogs and social networking are my favorites!


baby-strollers 4 years ago

These are great ideas!


lensesbyjames 4 years ago

Advertising is hard enough alone, but you have to have a great product to start with first.


SimpleSocialSolution 4 years ago

great lens, We are a business and generate most of our traffic from sicial sites, as that's what we specialise in!


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Thrinsdream 4 years ago

This is the most useful information I have found to help me and my little website and I just wanted to say THANK YOU. I am just a beginner and this really has given me some excellent pointers (it is now starred as a favorite on my 'puter as I will definitely be re-reading this)thank you, thank you, thank you. oh and Merry Christmas. Cathi


marketingmania2012 4 years ago

Nice and thorough lens. I really enjoyed reading it...thank you for the good tips.


RinconDynamic 4 years ago

I find that free advertising has done greet things for my business. Paid advertisement is good to but for some reason taking some time to get bookmarked and have word of mouth spread has been the best for my business


forhirejobs 4 years ago

The goal for any small business owner is to drive business at the lowest possible cost. The ideas you shared are great and truly are the new age of advertisement. The landscape of social media has altered how we as consumers purchase and how businesses interact with consumers.


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mywebcontent 4 years ago

This is a good lens! Keep up the good work.


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EileenSmith LM 4 years ago

A lot of people fail to realize that the Internet is ripe with opportunities for free advertising. They only think of it as "paid banner ads" or whatever. But you've certainly showed that it's possible and practical to utilize the resource!


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mihgasper 4 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

Promotion is important par of business, in my case i found out word of mouth is best one.


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aviwolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Great advice here, thank you for sharing!


anonymous 4 years ago

Fantastic information. We are an online business always looking for ways to impove. I've got heaps of ideas from this.Thanks


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sorana lm 4 years ago

Excellent ideas and great lens. Thanks for the info. Blessed.


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jtrandall 4 years ago

Great ideas. Getting started in ecommerce of any kind is all about the traffic. The biggest challenge is differentiating yourself from all the other noise.


moonlitta 4 years ago

Extremely useful ideas (totally working besides),...just explain the amount of work required to get the results;)....


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Zoli LM 4 years ago

I agree word of mouth is very important also we have to tap on all the resources and combined them together to get the best impact on are potential costumers. Great Lens.

Thanks Z


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greenmind 4 years ago

Great lens, really the kind of thing I'm looking for as I try to build my visibility (and income)! You write very well and I appreciate your clean and clear language. Thanks!


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eblack88 lm 4 years ago

Facebook has been the most effective for offline business but I love Squidoo & article marketing also!


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webdesigndublin1 4 years ago

Great lens..very comprehensive with some super ideas for free advertising.


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supercibor lm 4 years ago

I really enjoyed reading this lens. It's entertaining and educational.I intend to apply some of these tips in the next few days.

Regards

Hector


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ImpartialGreg 4 years ago

I use a combination of paid and free advertising, due to the amount of work involved! Thanks for this great resource!


deanification 4 years ago

you covered this topic well its surprising how manyy people don't know about most of these methods and end up spending a fortune


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Gemini81 LM 4 years ago

I enjoyed reading your lens. :) You provided a lot of really helpful information. I found the information about Social Bookmarking to be really useful. Thank you.


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makemoneyonlineot 4 years ago

Awesome information it does not matter what industry you are in Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing, or Internet Marketing as a hole. The life of any online business is traffic. If you do not know how to get interested people to your site you will fail online period. The fact is, it really does not matter how good or bad your product or service is if you get enough people interested in what you have to offer to your site you will do well. The question is how and this lense provides good solid foundation methods. Great info!


merinaau 4 years ago

The ideas you shared are great and truly are the new age of advertisement. Thanx


DJam1 4 years ago

Excellent advertising information


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webdesigndublin1 4 years ago

Very comprehensive lens which has given me some new ideas..thanks.


bsale123 4 years ago

Great Lense! I really enjoyed reading. Advertising is something that every business needs - just depends how you go about it i guess.


JayneAngelWings 4 years ago

Thankyou for the info...just starting out online so got some great tips on how to advertise my Angel business, cheers


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RestlessKnights 4 years ago

Thanks for this useful information. I've already created my first About-page on Ebay after reading this. :)


krislindahl1 4 years ago

Great Lens! Nicely presented with lots of info!


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supercibor lm 4 years ago

I enjoyed this information very much.I am already testing some of these tips.


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WorkoutDojo 4 years ago

Had never thought of utilizing eBay. It's another place where I can get my products in front of people who are looking to buy and it can drive traffic to my main site.


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genuineaid lm 4 years ago from USA

That's funny that you mentioned Squidoo as one of the advertising ways, because only came to realize that just recently. I never thought Squidoo is so useful and awesome :)


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bushaex 4 years ago from Ohio

Thank you for the excellent overview. I do agree that some form of advertising is necessary. Each business owner still has difficult choices to determine which form will work best for them.


thedutchtulip 4 years ago

broken links :( on craigslist information. other than that, good information.


candleandblue 4 years ago

Thanks for the advice, i think i will give Stumbleupon a try.


WorkfromHomeMomz 4 years ago

I love free stuff! Gave me some new ideas.


tifebrown 4 years ago

This is excellent! I just got into the online advertising field, great insight!


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GetApp LM 4 years ago

Excellent Lens! Another channel we have had quite good success was through infographic creation. An infographic that goes viral on the web ist free traffic and advertising - it´s like gold! Oh, and I have heard that there are businesses doing marketing on Amazon - anybody has insights into that?


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allenwebstarme 4 years ago

Wonderful lens indeed, Facebook and Twitter send viral traffic, I this these sites maximum.


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christinsword 4 years ago

A fantastic and dedicated post - thanks for taking the time! I use primarily article marketing to get my weblog promoted.


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Mystico 4 years ago

I'm glad to have all of this at my fingertips. I'm doing so much better, now. Thanks for the informative lens.


SimonHaestoe 4 years ago

WOW - this is huge. I'm new to squidoo:ing and I can definitely tell people bring real effort to creating them (this one must've taken several hours). I love this:

"and won't ruin your reputation like high cost ads can." Talk about change, that must take place in big companies, when exposed to that fact...god. Anyway: would love if you checked out my lens, about things to consider/do before starting an online business, and liked/left a comment (I'm sure that would up my ranking a bit :P). Anyway: superb lens!


ajlumb 4 years ago

A big help thanks. I'm working hard to get my business website noticed but it's not easy.


DotComBusted 4 years ago

Yeah, who would not like FREE??? Fact is that free, comes with a penalty -->> poor. Everyone should know by now that advertising is expensive. Heck, we live in the 20th century now...

There is a direct proportionality between cost and quality, and this kills most of the businesses online. (my humble opinion)


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TimGreen1 4 years ago

In my opinion free advertising is better than paid! Because people actually read and listen to the methods of free advertising but when I see an add my brain just automatically blocks it out because there's so many out there.


AbandonGames 4 years ago

Great lense and a lot of great tips here .. was an amazing reading!


macmaki 4 years ago

I've spent much of my careeer garnering free publicity and it does work -- mostly in the form of news releases. Great Lens. Thanks!


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msnz 4 years ago

Great article. Loved it. I have tried most of them. All of them require lots of patience.


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MJ Martin 4 years ago from Washington State

Oh yeah, I am so hooked on squidoo now! I am learning SO much. This lens Rocks! So many new ideas to try. I'm on it.


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JoyfulReviewer 4 years ago

Thanks for your helpful information on free ways to advertise. Businesses should always test their advertising methods (whether free or paid) to determine which produces the best results for the them. ~~Blessed~~


3levels 4 years ago

Great overview article on the options for low-cost promotion - thanks. I had a book published last year and have found that educational (rather than advertising) videos on YouTube have helped publicize it.


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makemoneyonline5 4 years ago

Excellent lens with a great mix of ideas and marketing avenues.


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avigarret 4 years ago

A brilliant and extensive lens, as deserving of a purple star as any I've come across :)


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athomemomblog 4 years ago from Guatemala

I personally like article marketing and have had success with it. As long as you provide quality content to the world, it can be a good way to advertise. Lapse into spam and bam! You're out.


anonymous 4 years ago

i've already paid too much for advertising.so i'm trying to find the free ones.


Matt_Lowe 4 years ago

Great info here. There are so many free resources available that people tend to overlook. Thanks for sharing.


thoughtplanners 4 years ago

You're so generous to share great ideas. I will definitely try them, thanks again for the very informative lens!:)


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PristeamDetail LM 4 years ago

I have learned NOT to pay businesses like Yelp, Yellowpages etc and do it myself. Check out my Lens, Pristeam Detail has been named California's #1 expert in Detail Tracking Systems. That title alone drove in HUGE amounts of traffic. (I'd be willing to give people free advice on how to create your own TLA, just message me).. This Lens was great! and I'd suggest entrepreneur's to put all of his idea's here into action for the next two weeks!


zourkas 4 years ago

Hello...related to the article marketing, I think that squidoo is great and here i see interaction with people !!


donarcher 4 years ago

Dang dude! Your lens is so full of awesome stuff I keep nav'n away to other places from it that you have linked. Gotta go now but thanks.


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InternetTrekker1 4 years ago

great tips, thank you so much, i didn't know ebay was away to get traffic as well, i will surely try that out. thanks once again


marketingtoolsguy 4 years ago

Lots of different marketing tools available out there. This Squidoo lens had me at "FREE."


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LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

Another great lens


Matt_Lowe 4 years ago

Everything you've listed is great. The most difficult hurdle people tend to run into, is putting it all together. Instead, they often do a little social media, a little email marketing, and give up before they see an actual results. It would be great to see a lens on putting all these pieces together.

Thanks,

-Matt


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xriotdotbiz lm 4 years ago

In this economy free advertising is even more important, as is having an online presence in this digital, mobile age.


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georgeac lm 4 years ago

Does Myspace marketing still work, I thought nobody goes there anymore.


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Krista-Barrack 4 years ago

Cool article, trying to take advantage of a little bit of all of it. Right now word of mouth is what is working best but I also liked the section you touched on relating to online forms.


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OrlandoTipster 4 years ago

Advertising will draw traffic increasing conversions with right content!


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hotbrain 4 years ago from Tacoma, WA

Lots of great info here! You've put together a real resource for marketers new to internet marketing.


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themoneymakerMCA 4 years ago

Very good tips. I already use some of these today but you sure did hit almost every angle of how to promote your product. I hope you take a second to check out my very first Lens. Its about a similar topic. Thanks again!


DMVAgent 4 years ago

This lens gave me information overload. I cannot process everything right now from SEO to this. Good job!


MarketAlex 4 years ago

Great tips, I'm find out the right affiliate marketing strategy and try to make it free for everyone. It is a real job.


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mrkensworld 4 years ago

Advertising is critical for any business, free advertising is even better :-) Thanks for the great lens..


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GregKuhn 4 years ago

If an advertisement uses one of the six triggers identified by Robert Cialidini it will work to influence us (even though we all think we're "too smart" to fall for that kind of stuff). So if you think, "What a dumb ad", all that really means is that the creator wasted the company's money and didn't use one of the six triggers (and a lot don't). I love advertising! It is such a cool science.


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lezsaysit lm 4 years ago

Very Useful information on this Lens, I could really use this. Thanks


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Keepingscore 4 years ago

To create an audience for a book I wrote, I mailed out free copies to beauty and nail salons across the United States. My reasoning was to try to get the product into the hands of the people most likely to use it. It didn't lead to any direct sales as they already had the book but it has allowed me build an audience and over time sell books. This has worked far better than Facebook ads or Digg(completely filled with spam now), although StumbleUpon is pretty decent. No short cuts, it takes time and then even more time.


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Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@Keepingscore: Great ideas. I agree, Digg is dead. StumbleUpon is still working fine for me. I've tried giving away free product, and it does work well in some instances. A lot of thought has to be put into the giveaway, as you did the book giveaway and targeted a very specific audience. Thanks for your comment!


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iamraincrystal 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

Wow! Amazing lens! I've found very useful information. I'm into online advertising as well. I'm sure I could use the tips you've provided. Thanks for sharing! ^_^


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designsbyharriet 4 years ago from Indiana

I can't get the concept of finding my audience so marketing just hasn't helped me much.


Shirley-White 4 years ago

Great Lens !! I have already used some of these and Email marketing too good !! And Guest blogging is better for business promotions !! I hope you take a second to check out my first Lens. Its about a online marketing !! Really Great tops for business promotions + free marketing !! Thanks for the informative lens.


Pburris 4 years ago

This was a great read, I am just starting my path to making money online and have found some of this info else where, but not as complete and covering a wide range as this. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to implement these tactics.


yen1818 4 years ago

Great lens with lots of marketing tips. I am more into article marketing. Thanks for sharing.


tjiehao 4 years ago

Thanks for the great tips kiwi! Iâll definitely be using these tips on my blog. I am always struggling with how to increase blog traffic on my website.

It would be great if you can review my blog at moneyfastneasy.wordpress.com and help me with how I can improve my traffic. I'm currently hitting less than 10 a day despite the good content on Internet Marketing which I've learnt recently which I've put up. :(

Tan :D


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Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@Pburris: Thanks! I hope this helps. It has a little of everything. The MySpace section may need some updating, I don't think that's effective any more.


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Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@designsbyharriet: It's a big commitment, and takes a lot of energy to keep marketing. Have you considered networking with others in your niche and they might be able to help?


anonymous 4 years ago

@Shirley-White: I just started with online marketing but don't have to much time on my hands i would like some tips. Thanks


anonymous 4 years ago

Places ads on cars and cell phone ads is the new wave


improvemyself 4 years ago

@Pburris: I'd with the YouTube stuff along with other video sharing sites. Those can be goldmines. Solid lense!


anonymous 4 years ago

Great Read.

Thanks.


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violann lm 4 years ago

great lens and a lot of great info, I'll have to start using some of these to get my blogs more traffic, thanks for sharing


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JonoAdams 4 years ago

Brilliant lens about marketing. Really wish I read this when I started out, really good tips.


BryantMongan 4 years ago

Very helpful tips, thanks :)


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craftycollector 4 years ago

What a superb collection of information. I shall return again and again to this lens to try out the next good idea.


Dianeyp LM 4 years ago

word of mouth helped our family business, but it does take longer. Great ideas and tips here for marketing. Great lens!


Aleayah 4 years ago

Great marketing tips here! keep it up:)


JospehLau 4 years ago

Social media is definitely a great, inexpensive option for business promotion :)


dellgirl 4 years ago

This is really a great lens, lots of helpful information. ThumbsUp! ~~Blessed by a Squid-Angel~~


KristoferPurple 4 years ago

Very good ideas here, thanks!!


Steve-SEO-UK 4 years ago

Best I use for Advertising is Squidoo. I have 2 Lenses that are bringing hundreds of visitors each week mainly through organic search engine results. Best one is http://www.squidoo.com/advertising_marketing - Secondly, Forums. Getting actively involved and having a link in the Signature definitely works. Bookmarking I find only works if you join in the community and build contacts within that area. I run a Blog about the area I live in and that also creates revenue from affiliate ads and adsense. Many thanks for a very informative Lens - Tweeted and Liked ;-)


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Xchangepays 4 years ago

Extremely useful information, specially the ebay tip. :)


Matt_Howards 4 years ago

Well written lens, I found some very useful information here and would definitely recommend your lens to others who are into advertising. Thanks for sharing


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NinaFowles 4 years ago

A really great lens, lots of good tips to help my business, many thanks!


anonymous 4 years ago

Very informative. I'm certainly going to implement some of these ideas and tell someone about Sqidoo!!


libreentreposage 4 years ago

I have found that for many businesses such as my Self Storage and Engineering business that one on one is the best marketing. Of course all the ideas you have are still important because they make up the last 10% of my business.


jamwanjik 4 years ago

I will surely follow this tips and i will get back to you with question where necessary. thanks for the info!


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MJ Martin 4 years ago from Washington State

Thanks for such a complete list of resources to come back to over and over!


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thegrayrabbit 4 years ago

Your information is great and accurate. I have had a hard time in the past of putting all of this together and consistently executing a plan for each one. Sometimes that gets overwhelming.


debbymakarius 4 years ago

Great stuff you have here. Worth reading and spending time. Just dropping by and hope full you can visit my page too if you want. Have a great day!


Speed-Racer 4 years ago

All good stuff! I'll be pulling tactics from this lens for a while. So much material. Thanks


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shawnhi77 lm 4 years ago

Ezine Articles has really helped me. Like anything else it just takes time.


anonymous 4 years ago

After starting my own businesses, I began to appreciate the field of marketing and promotion. If you take on the task of marketing your business for yourself as opposed to hiring an agency, they you pick up so many skills from what's effective to what's not effective. What may be helping an individual in one industry may not help in your particular industry. Marketing helps you advertise your "why am I in business" speech as well. Crafting an elevator speech is effective as well. I am finding that creating a printable newsletter and getting in the public's face to distribute them may be what I have needed. Now, to keep my potential clients from tossing the newsletters like junk mail, I included interactive activities and well as other helpful information that may cause them to post onto the fridge or cabinet for the future.


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rooshoo 4 years ago

Squidoo really is a fantastic marketing tool. I've just started using it to promote my Zazzle store and it's amazing how much more interest I've generated.


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ChrisMag14 4 years ago

What a great ebay idea! Been with them for years and years and never even thought about it. Thanks!


jgbrew50 4 years ago

Thanks, some honest information here.


FlashPals 4 years ago

Some of the best free advertising will come from others. Generate some buzz, and see if any local newspaper would like to write a story on your start-up. It just takes one publication to establish a reputation, making the next much easier.

My business was covered by a university news site and local newspaper. Someone from Entrepreneur Magazine saw the online article and ended up writing a full-page feature on the idea.

Start small, but always keep the bigger picture in mind.


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TopDigitalMarke 4 years ago

Awesome lens! Definitely a lot of great ideas for people looking for that extra traffic without having to pay big bucks!


anonymous 4 years ago

Interesting and helpful information. Thank you!

We really do need good marketing information if we are to survive out there.


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microbio 4 years ago

Thanks for posting this lens, useful info here :)


anonymous 4 years ago

Thank you for giving the pleased and useful tips.I will do implement it in my business and advise to other to follow the great step.


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GrtHtsCoaching 4 years ago

Great suggestions! I get a little overwhelmed by the options that are out there, but this was helpful in organizing the information.


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john-dewitt-7 3 years ago

So nice to have all these great tips in one place! You rock!!!


Dandelia23 3 years ago

I'm a newbie and I think that this is very helpful and useful for starting out. I intend to use most of the ways you have mentioned for advertising!!!Thank you!!!


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@rooshoo: I agree, it generates me countless valuable leads for my online stores. Without Squidoo my sales would easily be 30% less.


Case-Stevens 3 years ago

Great lens, lots of ideas here. Maybe it's an idea to also cover mobile advertising. It's hot now. Thanks for posting.


dtmichaels 3 years ago

This was indeed very helpful. I was going to ask in regard to blogging. Would you recommend a particular site that's good for blogging? I guess what I'm saying is, how exactly can I start up a free blog??


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@Case-Stevens: Good idea. This page needs an update, and mobile isn't mentioned. I'll focus on that for the next big update. Thanks!


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ixodoi 3 years ago

Some of your links are broken & some of the networks you mention are no longer available for free marketing, but overall it is a nice lens, I might be a good idea to update it a bit.


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@ixodoi: Will do on the next big update, thanks for letting me know.


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HolyChristianWear 3 years ago from Hobbsville, NC

I like a lot of your ideas you have posted. It will really help to grow my business and get the word out. It is hard just starting out and I think the info listed here will help a lot.


anonymous 3 years ago

BearTruth7

~This is great info!! Can't wait to implement and test the increase in traffic. Thank you so much!!


signinworks 3 years ago

I would like to vote for Email Marketing It is one the best methods to increase our business virality online and Build our business at great pace.


rohitshukla999 3 years ago

Article marketing, blogging, social bookmarking, submitting videos to youtube is good choice. It will be enough for advertising if doing in right way. Other methods are good too. But it takes time and time is money.


anonymous 3 years ago

I can't believe you left out one of the most important aspects of marketing your business, especially when you're starting out - Press releases! When I launched a new website, I got a press release written and submitted it to PRweb - using their $80 option. And guess what? I had someone from a TV network call me up and wanting to interview me about my website and the related topic. How cool is that? And the site was only about 15 pages in total. There's so much you can do with press releases, it's crazy. And it brings offline traffic too, not just Google traffic that so many people go after these days.


jura 3 years ago

I do like the idea using E-bay for free traffick i will try that.


madeleinevr47 3 years ago

Thank you... a huge list... very helpful


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Countryluthier 3 years ago

I ca't help it, free advertising makes my heart race! COUNTRYLUTHIER blessed.


hoanglan 3 years ago

Thank you , good idea. This page needs an update, and mobile isn't mentioned.


weballan 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing free advertising ideas with us. Its very handy to know about it especially in this industry.


anonymous 3 years ago

@Kiwisoutback: Well done! Saved as a shortcut while i build my Empire. Best list in one place. Thank You


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leifgustafson 3 years ago

Excellent article everyone on here needs to read... Free advertising requires work to establish an audience, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Thanks!


ChrisGoldInsights 3 years ago

Very insightful thanks!


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@hoanglan: It does need an update. Thanks for the suggestion, will do in the future.


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@Countryluthier: In a good way or bad? Thanks for the blessing!


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@anonymous: It's good to hear that press releases are still alive and well. In a recent business venture we opted NOT to use press releases, but maybe we should have!


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Alan Katz 3 years ago from Florida

What an interesting and informative lens. Thanks for sharing.


FaaastCash 3 years ago

Advertising your business online is a wise move to help you make more profit. Considering the wide reach of the internet, it is indeed beneficial to be able to reach out to your potential customers and let them know that you exist.


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@athomemomblog: A lot of beginners don't realize what is and what isn't spam. It's important to realize that difference from the beginning. I've had good results with article marketing as well. The better the article, the better the results.


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mary-beth lm 3 years ago

@anonymous: It is $99 per press release now, but I am definitely going to do this with my site as I am trying to build my list and I think this will help a great deal. I've heard good things about PR Web.


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mary-beth lm 3 years ago

This is an amazing lens and the info is current. I already use a lot of these free services, but a few I don't. Thanks!


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@anonymous: I'd spend more time creating good content than marketing, and spend 10% of your free time promoting it - if time is limited.


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@georgeac lm: This page is in need of an update. I'm not sure if MySpace is still a viable option, though they have been reworking their website as of late. I'll have to check it out and see what's changed and report back here.


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Kiwisoutback 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

@Matt_Lowe: Great idea. I'll get thinking on that.


anonymous 3 years ago

WoW! This lens is loaded with great information, obviously free methods are preferred :)


aud-vid-n-read 3 years ago

Thanks for all the hints here. I'm going to look into some of these.


paynui 3 years ago

Just found your lens and I think it is great. Like everyone else I have found some more options to explore. Thank you for sharing.


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ErikaV LM 3 years ago

Amazing lens, I've found tactics that I use and a few others that I don't. Thanks for putting all this effort into building it! :-)


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drmattshepard 3 years ago

great lens. Well done for sure.


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WriterJanis2 3 years ago

You've got lots of great information here.


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John Huf 3 years ago

Useful tips. Thanks a lot. I am writing about web tools that make life easier for small business owners. I was planning to write about social media so I will get few ideas from you. Great


Mike 22 months ago

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John 13 months ago

very interesting I should look into it more. check this out

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