Best ad platform to reach SEO-inclined webmasters?

by cup243
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My target audience is people who own a website or blog, and are actively doing SEO as a means to grow their traffic and/or monetize their site.

Is there an ad platform in particular that you guys recommend, to reach these people?

My budget is flexible, and I don't think Facebook Ads is ideal for this.

Thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author Klara Pelhe
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    • Profile picture of the author cup243
      Originally Posted by Klara Pelhe View Post

      You should maybe try with some Google ads, especially display network as this will give you the opportunity to set up your target audience and get to ones that you want, and it wouldn't be that expensive.

      Yeah funny enough I ran a display campaign on this and even though I targeted "website traffic generation" and stuff like that, I got a thousand clicks from weird gaming sites Completely worthless those were...


      Really got to up my targeting game. Can anyone give me a hand?
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    Curious. Why is Facebook Ads not ideal?

    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    My target audience is people who own a website or blog, and are actively doing SEO as a means to grow their traffic and/or monetize their site.

    Is there an ad platform in particular that you guys recommend, to reach these people?

    My budget is flexible, and I don't think Facebook Ads is ideal for this.

    Thanks a lot!
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    I'm sure it can work if you know what you're doing, but people tend to be in "entertainment" mode on facebook rather than on learning or problem-solving mode.


    Having said that, testing is king. You never know what could work best for your target audience / product until you try.


    I reckon Google Ads is better, as people tend to be more actively looking for something. I've done great with Search in the past but I'm looking to learn Display from someone.
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      Well that's true, but it can't hurt to AB test and start segmenting which audience you think is suitable.

      Yes Google Ads is almost always better.

      Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

      I'm sure it can work if you know what you're doing, but people tend to be in "entertainment" mode on facebook rather than on learning or problem-solving mode.


      Having said that, testing is king. You never know what could work best for your target audience / product until you try.


      I reckon Google Ads is better, as people tend to be more actively looking for something. I've done great with Search in the past but I'm looking to learn Display from someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Originally Posted by cup243 View Post

    My target audience is people who own a website or blog, and are actively doing SEO as a means to grow their traffic and/or monetize their site.
    I'm assuming you're offering SEO services. If so, perhaps targeting webmasters who are actively doing SEO is the wrong approach. You really want people who aren't doing SEO or are unsure about how to go about it.

    And your offer should focus on increasing their sales and profits - not on SEO.

    That's a wide and diverse market - basically, all owners of underperforming sites - so you'd probably be better off narrowing your targets to a particular niche or sub-section to start with.
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    • Profile picture of the author cup243
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      I'm assuming you're offering SEO services. If so, perhaps targeting webmasters who are actively doing SEO is the wrong approach. You really want people who aren't doing SEO or are unsure about how to go about it.

      And your offer should focus on increasing their sales and profits - not on SEO.

      That's a wide and diverse market - basically, all owners of underperforming sites - so you'd probably be better off narrowing your targets to a particular niche or sub-section to start with.
      I'm actually offering a marketplace for webmasters to exchange a certain two types of SEO services.

      And yes I'm advertising it as a way to grow your traffic.

      I think you make a good point about aiming at "owners of underperforming sites within a certain niche". But any ideas on how to target a particular segment? For example, your typical site that reviews amazon products is a perfect client for me. Basically because I can make them money.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    I would probably run facebook ads that target those that follow certain people - like those with large followings that teach SEO?
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    • Profile picture of the author cup243
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      I would probably run facebook ads that target those that follow certain people - like those with large followings that teach SEO?

      Thank you for the tip.
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  • Profile picture of the author reverseads
    Try everything and analyze. A network might be good for somebody's business but not for you. Unless you test it, you will never know.
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