Where to Advertise

There are a lot of different options available to your business. If you are going to advertise on the Internet, there are a variety of options that you have to reach your target audience without spending a lot of money. Let's take a look at what your options are.

Advertise Through Social Media Platforms

While social media platforms are a great way to get organic traffic, they are also a great way to find traffic by
paid means. Twitter, Facebook and StumbleUpon all have paid content discovery options or the ability to create sponsored posts. These posts allow you to have your message pushed to the top of the pile and get seen by thousands of people each day. Facebook advertising has a reputation for being especially effective.

Put Links to Your Content Where They Will Be Found

Do you ever notice links at the bottom of an article that say sponsored or paid content? Those are links that companies have paid to have put at the bottom of relevant articles. Research has shown that people are more likely to click on a link after they have already begun searching for and reading about different things online. Therefore, page views and conversions could be a direct result of having paid links posted on different blogs and websites around the web.

Advertise on the Search Engines

Google and Bing allow you to pay for ads that appear when certain keywords are searched for. When you create an ad, you upload the ad to the server, an auction occurs and the winning advertisement is shown on the screen. When you enter a CPC auction, you will be asked to make a minimum bid per click. While you may pay less than you bid when the cost of each click is averaged out, you should always be prepared to pay what you have bid.

It is critical that your site understands the value of paid advertising and other forms of getting its message out. While creating great content may seem like all you need to succeed, you also need people to read your content. Otherwise, you won't be able to attract customers or make sales.