Stop Wasting Money on Online Advertising

0 comments, 21/02/2013, by , in Marketing

 Wasting Money A comprehensive advertising campaign is a challenge that many businesses and websites face when trying to make a name for themselves and get information out about their products and services. Unfortunately, too many people make the mistake of thinking that simple, traditional advertising via search engines and other websites is the final step. In many cases, this is only one element of an effective advertising campaign and must be combined with other efforts to get the job done. If your advertising campaign has not been working as intended, then please continue reading to see what you can do to improve your campaign.

Seek Free Exposure

Depending on the angle of your website or business, you may be able to find free advertising through local sources. If you provide a physical product to consumers, then this is a great angle to use and in many cases, you can advertise “locally” even if you are not physically in the area. Local forums and localized search by pinging search engines like Google can be great, free ways to gain additional exposure in select areas. If you are going for a more all-encompassing approach, though, there are still most likely plenty of forums that pertain to a subject that relates to your product or service; consider becoming a member of these forums, offer constructive advice and plug your product when appropriate.

Create Multimedia Content

While traditional text may work well for many, any advertising campaign should have multiple mediums in which their message is being broadcast. By creating videos, slideshows, infographics and other interactive or aesthetically pleasing elements, you increase the chances that said content will be shared with others, resulting in more chances for such content to go viral. You increase your chances of this occurring by making sure to share these elements not just on your website, but also through social media. Depending on your budget and target audience, you may even be able to purchase local airtime on TV to showcase your venture.

Use Social Media

While mentioned just prior, social media can be used in a variety of ways – not just for distributing viral content. Having accounts on major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and others can give you access to markets that otherwise would be harder to find. Whether you are wishing to inform your subscribers about new promotions or simply keep them in the loop about recent developments regarding your website or business, you will discover that the more you post on these social networks, the more distribution your content will receive – something which is the goal of any advertising campaign.


While pinging search engines with traditional advertising may be a strong part of any advertising campaign, you cannot expect to rely on solely this venue and realistically succeed at your efforts. By taking a balanced approach that involves paid advertising, social media outreach, multimedia content and localized appeal, you can pull in many more visitors in the hopes of gaining more revenue, conversions and traffic for your developing business or website.

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