Soooo many advertising methods... So little time!

Written by Sheila Garghill

The Internet seems to scream "Use me"! It isrepparttar perfect medium for advertisers in just about any field.

From Pokemon to The Senior Citizen's Page, it's ALL here.

Here's whatrepparttar 101200 Mass Institute of Technology says:

The rate ofrepparttar 101201 web's growth has been and continues to be exponential, but is slowing in it's rate of growth. Forrepparttar 101202 second half of 1993, repparttar 101203 Web had a doubling period of under 3 months, and even todayrepparttar 101204 doubling period is still under 6 months.

More Web statistics can be found at:

Amazing isn't it? Especially when you are out there working your fingers torepparttar 101205 bone trying to earn a living online.

You could feelrepparttar 101206 hopelessness ofrepparttar 101207 situation if you didn't unconditionally believe in yourself and your business. So many millions out there with money to spend, how do you corral them?

What do you do?

Too many expect and hope that they can find these qualified leads for free.

Do you know what you find for free? Freebie seekers! These are notrepparttar 101208 quality prospects that you need to keep your business humming.

Expect to spend a little to promote. Budget your advertising monthly. No need to spend a fortune but you should expect that you'll get what you pay for.

Tracking is an excellent information gathering reference. Track everything you put out. Email, Signature File, Website, Ezine and Newsletter Adverts, etc....

I am sure you have been inundated with information on tracking so I won't go into it here but if you would like info, email me.

I have recently dropped all paid safelists due to tracked statistics. No response equals wasted time.

Is Internet Classified Advertising Dead?

Written by Erik A. Olsen

As little as two years ago, classified advertising onrepparttar internet was HOT! Believe it or not, up until then I had generated thousands of dollars in affiliate program sales utilizing free internet classifieds and services known as Free For All (FFA) Links pages. But, alas, things change, and it is necessary to change with them. Free classifieds and FFA's have all but lost 99.9% of their effectiveness due to abuse by programs known as "auto-submitters". These programs post to thousands and thousands of free classified ad sites and FFA's, usually for a fee. The problem with using such services is thousands of other people are using them as well, not to mentionrepparttar 101199 fact that they rarely post an ad to any sites which receiverepparttar 101200 targeted traffic you're looking for. What do you think is more important...posting thousands upon thousands of ads to site which NO ONE (except forrepparttar 101201 auto-submitters) ever visit, or posting a handful of ads to sites that receiverepparttar 101202 quality, targeted traffic you need? So is classified advertising dead? In a word....NO! The "secret" to effective online classified advertising is not really a "secret" at all, but more a case of common sense. As of March, 2001, almost 90% of internet users foundrepparttar 101203 sites they are looking for throughrepparttar 101204 use of search engines. Now you might be thinking, "Great, but what does that have to do with classified advertising?" It's Simple! Search engines send targeted traffic torepparttar 101205 sites listed within them, but can also be your best tool to findrepparttar 101206 high traffic sites that offer low-cost classified advertising that both receivesrepparttar 101207 traffic your looking for, andrepparttar 101208 targeted customers you NEED to make sales! Here's what you do: Go to any MAJOR search engine ( ,, etc.) and do a search using a phrase someone searching for your product or service would look for (i.e. if you're selling golf supplies, do searches such as "golf supplies" , or "golf gear", etc.). You can find some excellent alternative phrases by looking at each engine's results, which should contain additional search advice (i.e. "people looking for golf supplies also search for; etc.) Take a note ofrepparttar 101209 top 20 sites that come up in each search. Check out each of these sites, and if they offer paid classified advertising, THAT IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE! I've actually advertised on sites that sent me 100-300 unique visitors per day for LESS THAN $30 for a whole month of advertising!

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