Benefits of Online Advertising
Online advertising companies sell these online advertisements, which are available as pop-up ads, banner ads, etc. Online advertising has become very important with the number of web sites offering the same services as yours increasing everyday.
Online advertising is offering better exposure to your websites. The most effective online advertising tools are search engine optimization, email marketing, classified advertisements, pay-per-click campaigns, viral marketing campaigns and various other forms of paid advertisements.
Below we discuss some of the more popular online advertising techniques:
Pay Per Click
The website operator gives you a certain position on his site where your ad is placed. You pay only for the clicks that take the visitor to your website. This is very useful as you can save on your costs and pay for results.
One of the very effective programs is Google Adwords. Your text ad is displayed on most popular search engines to ensure regular high volume traffic to your site. You also get the flexibility of choosing the right keywords; google provides lot of help on this. Every time an online user searches for a keyword you have chosen, your ad will be displayed. You can choose what you want to pay per click. Your overall budget depends on the number of times your ad is displayed and the position of your ad. If you chose the right combination you can have a very effective campaign.
Pay for Inclusion
Major search engines charge a fee for including your site on their database. It is the same as listing your business in your local yellow pages. Fees differ from company to company, you have options of monthly, yearly fees and automatic / manual renewals too. Google, Altavista, AskJeeves, Lycos etc are some of the major search engines available.
Yahoo! also offers this service for a specific fee. But if your site is not optimized properly the search engine will not index it. You will get listed in an unrelated category and lose the benefit of listing in the database.
Every search engine has peculiar requirements for listing. Ensure that you follow their guidelines. You include your site free of cost also, but paid inclusion guarantees that your site gets better quality, pre qualified traffic hence more chances of converting visitors to customers. Of all the options available for promoting your site, Search Engines are the best because they can drive high volume, right quality traffic to your site.
This article is taken from Innovate Media; an Orange County based Advertising Agency/ Internet Marketing Firmís Blog. http://www.innovatemedia.com
About the Author: I am Sutjni, an Independent writer for SEO/ SEM , Internet Marketing, Online Video Advertising and other topics on Internet Advertising. This article is of Desmond Mantor is the Director of Marketing for Have Traffic. This article has been posted at blog of InnovateMedia.Com under the topic of Articles of Interest