Where do small businesses advertise online other than Google, Bing, Facebook?

by Delta223 29 replies
I want to put together a list of leads that is paying to advertise online. My list so far is:

1) Google
2) Bing
3) Yelp

Facebook is not on the list because I don't know how to find local businesses in my niche on that platform.

Any others to include?
#offline marketing #advertise #bing #businesses #facebook #google #online #small
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
    What is your niche?

    In general, there could be various ways to find local businesses or generate leads from local area:

    - Linkedin Paid/Free Marketing
    - FaceBook Paid/Free Marketing
    - Google+ Marketing
    - Twitter Paid/Free Marketing
    - Pinterest Marketing
    - Email Marketing
    - Newsletter Campaign
    - Advertise on local forums
    - Network with local startups in some events
    - Telephone Cold Calling and so on.

    Hope, that helps.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Delta223
      Great list! My target niche is financial planners. They also call themselves financial advisors, wealth managers, estate planners and other similiar terms
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      • Profile picture of the author eccj
        Originally Posted by Delta223 View Post

        Great list! My target niche is financial planners. They also call themselves financial advisors, wealth managers, estate planners and other similiar terms
        That's going to be really hard to do.

        Why do you want this list? I know of other methods if you are trying to find advisors with a lot of clients and assets under management.
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        • Profile picture of the author Delta223
          A list that's paying to advertise has higher motivaiton than general listings (the "starving crowd"). I'm curious why you say it's hard?
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          • Profile picture of the author eccj
            Originally Posted by Delta223 View Post

            A list that's paying to advertise has higher motivaiton than general listings (the "starving crowd"). I'm curious why you say it's hard?
            Financial advertisers typically don't advertise.

            Some do seminars through mailers but I'm not sure of a list you can buy.

            If you want big advisors then you need to look at the SEC website and ADV Part 2. That form will tell you how many assets under management they have.

            Most every big talk radio station has an advisor that does a financial advice show. You may want to look there.
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          • Profile picture of the author eccj
            Originally Posted by Delta223 View Post

            A list that's paying to advertise has higher motivaiton than general listings (the "starving crowd"). I'm curious why you say it's hard?
            Here is something you could do ( I shouldn't even be giving this out).

            I put together a JV as a "broker" and it was pretty easy actually. Here's the deal.

            There are a couple guys that have a radio show about real estate investing. They have built a mini empire in my area (they own and manage something like 600 homes). They borrow money for like 10%.

            I know someone who sells real estate investments that is less risky but also doesn't pay out as much.

            Boom. JV.

            The guys who can't convert the more risky higher interest investment send the leads to the guy with the lower risk lower rate investment.

            One deal like this in a mid size town will more than cover you living expenses (within reason).

            Hint: Commercial real estate in the USA isn't a security. The liability and compliance issues in financial advice are huge.
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  • Profile picture of the author animal44
    I was going to suggest Groupon, but I don't recall ever seeing financial planners on Groupon.

    Edit: I did a search on Groupon for financial advisor and the results contained many ads for astrology...
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    If they`re licensed by the state, they most likely keep a public database somewhere(here in Quebec its on the net) ,

    you probably have something very similar.
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  • Profile picture of the author Connann
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    If you want local leads the best you have to try is Craiglist

    Just promote your service, set an email that autorespond with a short copy for make people click the url of your opt in page
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    A financial advisor in the US should be registered or licensed, all that contact info. is public domain data so anything else is unnecessary work.
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  • Profile picture of the author QuaziSazzad
    search on google free bookmarking website, You'll find a lot of website that help you a lot of
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  • Profile picture of the author Emma09
    All social network will do
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  • Profile picture of the author Dhruv Raina
    You can post online on the following list:-
    Facebook advertising
    Twitter advertising
    Stumbleupon Ads
    LinkedIn AdsPinterest Ads
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  • Profile picture of the author goldenbold
    Paid and cheap traffic is bing ads, and 7search.
    Free and quality traffic is youtube and twitter
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  • Profile picture of the author TheTrafficOutlet
    You can add youtube to the list as that is up there with google and facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author zeus136
    The phone book often lists email addresses of financial planners and is an overlooked marketing tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    The single most profitable local online marketing I do for my retail store is a series of Youtube videos...with the titles and descriptions targeted for common searches in our industry, and targeting local searches.

    The response we get from the videos compared to every listing on directories and several websites...isn't even close.
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  • Profile picture of the author xeniux
    If you are looking for targeted of local business, you might want to do solo ads, i suggest udimi. Also you might want to search on fiverr for local listing gigs.

    hope it helps you get some clues to solve the big puzzle on finding targeted leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mawtoon
    If you are going to use banner for lead generation. You can use this list:
    1. Google adword
    2. Iab
    3. Aol advertising
    4. Right Media
    5. Buyads.com
    6. openx

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  • Profile picture of the author Beginnersblog
    I think you take a look at

    reddit.
    because it is one of the best place to pull the visitors from us, canada.
    so my suggestion is that if your business setup have potential to attract the us, canadian. then you must use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ddomingu
    You can also advertise on financial websites or blogs. Many have the option to geo target your ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author truongnn
    You can also advertise on social networking sites:
    - Pinterest
    - Twitter
    - Linkedin
    - Youtube
    - ...
    and blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tarek khan
    bing is best
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    If you don't mind, we want to know what is your business niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony M
    If you're targeting a niche that small, then find all of the trade associations associated with that particular market.

    After that, subscribe to their trade magazine and take notice to everyone who's paid money to advertise in there. Targeting those same trade associations with a FB PPC campaign will work, too.

    - Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author jyzdesign1
    If the niche financial and your market is local .. I think you can target your local listing websites like craiglist, merchatcircle etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    solo ads first build the list and offer them vidoes with coaching.

    email marketing,

    bing and

    FB VIDEO ads - works really well and cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author theleadsguy
    Many businesses also advertise on Craigslist and similar online classifieds sites (Backpage, etc.).
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