What Makes A Great Online Ad?

Written by Bob Osgoodby

Trying to sell your product or service online differs from all other forms of advertising, and very few people seem to realize that this is completely different from all other traditional forms of advertising. Print media allowsrepparttar use of attention getting graphics. Radio allows music or jingles and of course TV provides both visual as well as auditory stimuli.

Now a Web Page can also do this, but you have to get people there to see and/or hear your message. Spending a lot of money for a Web Page that no-one sees is like putting a "Bill Board" on a major highway and putting your Ad onrepparttar 101218 back of it. Sure you may get an occasional person who walks behind it, but you are not accomplishing your purpose.

The bottom line on any advertising campaign is to design your ad so that it gets attention. Classified Ads inrepparttar 101219 Newspaper are a good place to start in designing your online ad. In order to do this, you will have to examinerepparttar 101220 classifieds for a few days. Which ones run day after day and are really commercial in nature. They all have something in common, and after awhile you can get to spot them.

OK - with that behind us, we have to get our message across with words - and only words. All "great" ads have three things which make them work. The first is an "attention getter",repparttar 101221 second isrepparttar 101222 "tease" andrepparttar 101223 third isrepparttar 101224 "call for action".

A great ad will first get someone's attention. If it doesn't do this, you are wasting your time and advertising dollars. An "attention getter" is basicallyrepparttar 101225 title of your ad - you must use powerful words here - FREE GIFT, EARN WHILE YOU SLEEP, I WAS REALLY STUPID etc. are just a few examples. Don't forget that FREE is one ofrepparttar 101226 most powerful of these words. Titles that promise BIG EARNINGS or $$$$ EARN THOUSANDS $$$$ have become passe, and should probably be avoided.

Next we haverepparttar 101227 "Tease" - your purpose here is not to sell them something immediately. If we were selling a used refrigerator, we might say something about it to get them to call. Our purpose here is to get them to contact us for further information. You give them enough information to pique their curiosity. Don't try to sell them here - you simply don't have enough space to present your offer properly - in fact you could turn off a prospect if done improperly.

Get Serious

Written by Bob Osgoodby

In browsing some ofrepparttar ads onrepparttar 101217 net, it is immediately evident that some people just don't have a clue. I read a few yesterday as follows:

"Join our MLM and earn beg income". This is either a typo or they are promising very little inrepparttar 101218 way of earnings. This person obviously didn't proof their copy before submittingrepparttar 101219 ad.

Another ad promised huge earnings, but gave no contact information. Not a web site URL or an email address to be found. Guess they figure it is so powerful an offer, we will find them. What a waste of time.

"Make Money! Turn $10 into $40,000 CASH like I did" - but wait - this guy is using a free email account. If he's making all that money, wouldn't you think he could afford one for ten bucks a month - maybe he is saving all those $10 bills so he can earn $40,000 CASH with each one.

"Tired ofrepparttar 101220 "Rat Race"? Free online training and no capitol needed!" Did this guy mean "capital"? I'll hang on every word he has to say.

"Exciting,EasyandProfitable" - guess this person never learned how to use that big bar onrepparttar 101221 bottom ofrepparttar 101222 keyboard.

I think you see where this article is going.

If you are going to advertise a business onrepparttar 101223 web, and you present less than a professional image - you're not going to do business. If you present yourself likerepparttar 101224 above examples, enjoy your "walk onrepparttar 101225 quiet side". Most people are not idiots, and I'm surerepparttar 101226 authors ofrepparttar 101227 above ads are not either. But why give that impression? I sure wouldn't do business with any one of them.

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