does any one know the best way to advertise

by Cloopi Mart 45 replies
Hi...does any one know the best way to advertise my newbie website software & hardware sales we also sell ready made websites starting as low as $3.99 cad.
i tried advertising for free got no where so i started paying for traffic and thought i would get some sales again not the case i used hitleap gets traffic but no $ales i tried other paid services but it seems like there are all the same a bunch crooks..anyone can give me some advice i would gladly appreciate it thanks..
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  • Profile picture of the author jords16
    facebook would be great for your website. But i would suggest that you must improved your website, make it more professional looking so that you will get your ROI.
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  • Profile picture of the author aborsuk2
    I would try to create a small free offer for the front end optin, then I would push solo ads to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I would partner up with bloggers who cater to NEWBIES

    Set up an affiliate program and do custom outreach to these bloggers

    Since you build ready-made sites, installing and configuring an affiliate program shouldn't be difficult for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author quadagon
    I'd stop sending traffic to the site until you've redesigned it and put up some copy.

    I literally have no idea where I am, what I am suppose to do when I visit the site or why I'm even there. Some pictures (not aligned) with prices mean nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
      I'm taking your advice right now for my own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author annajaden
    Try Facebook, Google Adwords and Adroll(remarketing). Twitter and LinkedIn will be much costlier.
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    • Profile picture of the author Howard Mims
      I've noticed that I spend about $5 for a 1,000 people reached no matter the platform. Is there a cheaper way?
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  • Profile picture of the author creiben31
    Social Media platforms are definitely one of the best partners when it comes to advertising nowadays.

    Have you tried retargeting pixels? It's quite good with targeting potential buyers of a particular product or service in your area. It also helps you find new customer based on their recent and previous searches.

    You can check out this blog that I've found: 5 Simple Steps to Create a Facebook Retargeting Campaign

    Hope it helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by creiben31 View Post

      Social Media platforms are definitely one of the best partners when it comes to advertising nowadays.

      Have you tried retargeting pixels? It's quite good with targeting potential buyers of a particular product or service in your area. It also helps you find new customer based on their recent and previous searches.

      You can check out this blog that I've found: 5 Simple Steps to Create a Facebook Retargeting Campaign

      Hope it helps!
      I'm curious; did you actually look at the site in question? Your advice may be very good for someone whose site already has sharply-defined and well-communicated goals.
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      • Profile picture of the author creiben31
        Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

        I'm curious; did you actually look at the site in question? Your advice may be very good for someone whose site already has sharply-defined and well-communicated goals.
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        Yup - and just got by with doing that here, too.

        And I think David makes a good point - some are posting without looking through that site.
        Yes, of course I clicked the link. Hey, I just shared 1 way to promote his products, but I never insisted that he MUST do what I said.

        It's always up to him, besides, that's the reason why he's here. He wants to know other people's idea or input.

        Com'on, guys! Yes, maybe my advice is good for an already established site. Well, what if one day, his site made it to the sharply-defined and well-communicated site that you're saying? Don't you think this advice could be good for him in the near future?

        David, you can always deflect my comments, but I believe there are ways to do that in a proper and polite manner. Rather than accusing me on not checking before posting. Com'on, man. We're always open to suggestions and I think it would be nice working with different individuals like you to showcase the forum at its best.
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        • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
          Originally Posted by creiben31 View Post

          Yes, of course I clicked the link. Hey, I just shared 1 way to promote his products, but I never insisted that he MUST do what I said.

          It's always up to him, besides, that's the reason why he's here. He wants to know other people's idea or input.

          Com'on, guys! Yes, maybe my advice is good for an already established site. Well, what if one day, his site made it to the sharply-defined and well-communicated site that you're saying? Don't you think this advice could be good for him in the near future?

          David, you can always deflect my comments, but I believe there are ways to do that in a proper and polite manner. Rather than accusing me on not checking before posting. Com'on, man. We're always open to suggestions and I think it would be nice working with different individuals like you to showcase the forum at its best.
          I do apologize that you took this in a negative spirit, Creiben. I actually intended my comment in a positive light, so as to gently offer you a way for you to save face after your earlier post. Perhaps I should have used an emoticon. And my comment that your advice is very good was serious, not sarcastic. (Trust me, you'll know it when I intend my words to have teeth.)

          Anyway, I'm sorry that I offended you.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Friedman
    Put the software names above the images on the homepage. You can not tell what any of them are! Why would I click on any of them as a visitor if I can't see what they are for?

    Simplify your homepage and put a small bit of copy to help with SEO. You need to tidy this up before spending any money on advertising. Look at it as a customer and ask what they would do. Be critical.

    Then, to advertise, look at social media (facebook, twitter, LinkedIn?) and possibly Bing for very targeted, well converting traffic.

    Also, Look to launch an affiliate campaign, either in-house or through a smaller network who will recruit the right affiliates for you.

    Reach out to bloggers and key online influencers in the industry and ask them to review the site/software on their websites/social media.

    Just a few thoughts off the top of my head.
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  • Profile picture of the author Petar Stefanov
    Create an account at reddit and choose a specific topic where you can post something interesting. This will generate traffic to your website but does not guarantee sales...Usually making a website and generating profit from it will take time, some luck and a lot of work. Paid advertisement not always brings good results. It is always good to have a good domain as a start. This can help at the beginning. Very important part of a website is SEO and where your pages will rank at google search. For example if a product you sell appears on page 1 of google search results, you have a pretty good source of targeted traffic which is interested in that product and is visiting your website specifically to read more and ot buy....So in my opinion SEO is the most important followed by Social Media links...
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  • Profile picture of the author innn
    Well tuned contextual advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author jawadnejjar
    hey i advice you to keep posting in groups of facebook
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Friedman
      Originally Posted by jawadnejjar View Post

      hey i advice you to keep posting in groups of facebook
      For the record, don't just spam people's Facebook groups. This is bad advice.

      if you want to do this then take part in genuine conversation in the group and show your knowledge etc.

      Eventually you will earn enough trust to be able to get away with telling people about your website.

      Jumping in and just posting your link will get you banned and the link deleted in the same way that it would on a forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author PinkStar
    Originally Posted by Cloopi Mart View Post

    it seems like there are all the same a bunch crooks..
    Harsh words when it's most likely your site that doesn't convert. I got a serious flashback to the 90's and like a previous poster said; I have no idea what this site is about or what you're selling.
    I suggest you surf other sites in your niche and try to get an idea for a cleaner layout. All that text and strange images and prices just didn't do it for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    i tried advertising for free
    Yup - and just got by with doing that here, too.

    And I think David makes a good point - some are posting without looking through that site.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Yup - and just got by with doing that here, too.

      And I think David makes a good point - some are posting without looking through that site.
      All that research and thinking about things takes time, Kay, and you can't Get Rich Quick if you dilly-dally on silly pursuits like coherence and quality and depth! It's all about the soundbites and headlines, don't'cha know?
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  • Profile picture of the author jords16
    Originally Posted by Cloopi Mart View Post

    i started paying for traffic and thought i would get some sales again not the case i used hitleap gets traffic but no i tried other paid services but it seems like there are all the same a bunch crooks..
    No dont use hitleap you are just trying to waste your time.
    i rather have 1 visitor with quality than hundreds but all bots...
    if you will just improved your site to a better looking and put some quality content. traffic will automatically come..
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
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    This is a pretty basic and free traffic method: open up about how you got to that stage of your website on forums/groups like reddit etc... you also develop a foundation of social authority if you keep active on your threads (nudge nudge for this one mate).

    Also, as Dave said - you might want to rethink your landing page. I'm being hit by ads galore with no real.... direction or flow of where I'm going with it. Your products barely touch above the fold so you might want to reconsider how you're setting up your site's real estate.

    Here's a really good example of a well made affiliate product site that I've bought shiny objects off:

    http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com

    You'll notice their products are similarly styled to yours (carded form) - however they're reducing the top nav space + basic descriptions of products written like they're spoken.

    You're off to a good start, it's now just improving your conversion rate with some above the fold redesign, copy changes and some SEO wouldn't hurt. Reduce the congested image bloating as well, you can use simpler images and achieve better results (but this is based on my opinion for now.. I'm sure there's research out there about the law of shitty clickthroughs with image bloating).
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    • Profile picture of the author Cloopi Mart
      Is this your site? if it is can you tell what plugin you are using for the ads
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  • Profile picture of the author Connann
    Use Facebook and Bing.

    Try to build a mail list so u can redirect more traffic and sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    Try to buy adspace in the blogs related to your niche. This could be cheaper and targeted marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tahreem Saeed
    If you own a B2B company, a good way to reach your target audience is through LinkedIn Ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Since I'm in the make money online/internet marketing niche I like to buy solo ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Stinnett
    Work on website SEO
    Get Reciprocal linking
    Article Writing
    Use all Social Media to market/promote your site.
    None of the techniques above are going to work very well for you if you don’t have quality content on your site – the kind of content that other people want to read and promote on their own blogs/websites and on social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Strong
    I would try Facebook. Join a group or two related to software & hardware to get your site out there.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulk59
    Thanks for posting, i was wondering the same. Some good responses
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
    Use Facebook coupled with video marketing. You can get those from fiverr.
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  • Originally Posted by Cloopi Mart View Post

    Hi...does any one know the best way to advertise my newbie website
    I may not know the answer to that..

    But the way you do it right now on this thread, is probably the best way NOT to advertise your website.

    Cheers :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Cloopi Mart
    i was not intending to advertise my sites i was honestly looking for answers i spent a lot of $ on ads only to get no where just my sites got ranked but no much sales
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  • Profile picture of the author jw22777
    Facebook ads are the way to go
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  • Profile picture of the author jthom804
    I think solo ads are the way to go. Just make sure that the buyer reputable. Facebook has a lot of good solo ad people. I would start there.
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  • Profile picture of the author promike
    Writing articles is an excellent way for you to get advertising
    The best articles are "tips" or expert pieces. People are looking for guidance and will purchase from the experts who show them how to solve their problems.
    Know your target market.
    On your web site you should have a blog section that will redirect to the main site
    and on your blog you put your articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tahreem Saeed
    Invest in Google AdWords,Try Facebook Ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author San Kumar
    Below are some of the ways in which you can advertise your website:
    • Focus on Website SEO
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Search Engine Listing
    • Start a Blog
    • Focus on Quality Content
    • Use Google Local Business
    • Put up multimedia on YouTube and Flickr
    • Press releases
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  • Profile picture of the author The Author
    Regardless whether you're looking for free or paid traffic. It's always up to identifying a need, inspiring a desire and then offering a solution.
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