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Posted On: 2017-04-12 20:57:54
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How many people pay for online Advertising?

Hi all,

Just wondering what percentage of people on here actually pay either monthly or annually for business advertising online for either text links, banner ads? On Google, Bing, Anoox, etc.?
And do you find it effective? If yes, what is the most effective online advertising method?
Thanks.

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1 month 1 day ago

Well if you do not pay for online Advertising, how in GODs name do you expect to get more traffic?
So yes, of course you pay for online Advertising, if you want to stay in biz and grow.
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1 month 2 days ago

I think our best choice for Advertising is online Advertising, for small businesses. Since Print, TV, Radio Advertising is not targeted at all as you have NO idea who saw your Advertising or who if any clicked to your Site from such Advertising. So for Print, TV, Radio Advertising you need Millions and Millions of Dollars to reach your audience, and hence only suitable for Big Businesses. And of online Advertising, I have to say that Anoox is by far the best, really GOD sent for small businesses. I just hope Big business does not take them out.
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Agree. Anoox is really GOD sent for small businesses to increase traffic since advertising here is like 90% freaking less than Wall Street darling Google. Yet there are some small businesses owners, in fact most, that are so stupid, so brain washed by Google and big Wall Street Media that they keep paying 90% more to Advertise on Google rather than put that money in their pocket and advertise here on Anoox. Go figure!
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3 weeks 6 days ago
I have never paid for advertising I just do the work to get my site seen on the first page of a search engine. I have not done this lately but I am thinking since I have been answering these kinds of questions I should start up again.
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Really, so if 100,000 other businesses want the same "first page of a search engine" for the same Keyword, how would you manage that in such a crowd? Of course you can not. So if you want to have a real viable business, you need to spend the Money to Advertise to stand above the Internet crowd.
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You work with your meta tags by beefing it up. Then you spend the hours needed to submit the site to every search engine you find. Now yes this takes hours of your time once a week at least but for people like me who do not have the money to spend on advertising, you spend the time.
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3 weeks 4 days ago
So yes that will get you maybe a tiny amount of traffic. And in rare cases that may actually get you much more traffic. But to really build a business, you need to have a real Advertising budget. Since again, if 100,000 other businesses want the same "first page of a search engine" for the same Keyword, how would you manage that in such a crowd? Of course you can not.

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4 months 3 weeks ago

The more accurate question is:
1- Why does Advertising cost so much? After all, have you checked out the cost of Advertising on a major National or International Media outlet? They easily cost $25,000 and much more per Ad.
2- Why does Google Advertising cost so much and it is so hard to track?
3- What is a Small business with $1000 per Month Advertising budget and less to do then?
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4 months 3 weeks ago
Right on. Question is what choices do we small businesses have for Advertising?
IMHO, this Anoox is best if not only choice for small businesses to Advertise.
If you know another choices, please let us know.
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3 months 1 day ago
The top 3 are SupremeSearch.net, Exactseek.com, and Anoox.com
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1 month 2 days ago
I have tried all 3 and think anoox is the best by far.
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1 month 1 day ago
SupremeSearch.net is a complete trash, more like a low porn site. You are a Jack ass who recommended this :(

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6 months 1 week ago

A friend of mine swears by Google Ads, I personally try to find as many ways to advertise on-line for free. Google MyBusiness is a good place to start, you add your details and you will receive a card from Google sent to your home or business address which has a few numbers on it, you use these to activate your free listing. There are so many places on-line where you can advertise for free and here are just a few of them. Scoot, 192, Yell, Bing, Yelp, freeindex, gumtree, The Independent, The Sun, Cyclex, ThomsonLocal, TouchLocal, UK Places, Foursquare, Opendi and many more. Try searching for "free advertising directories" when you have tried the ones I have listed here. It does not cost anything, only the time it takes to add your business details.
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Many friends of mine and myself included, find Google Ads to be the most expensive rip-off there is. You pay $1000s of Dollars per Month, you have no real idea what value you got for all that Money, and when you call for support you get someone in India whose accent you canot understand. All for free Advertising, none of sites you listed such as Bing, Yelp, etc. are free Advertising! For to be listed on Bing is same as being listed on Google, which means Good luck anyone finding you.
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4 months 3 weeks ago
You think online Advertising is expensive. Try print Advertising.
We bought 3 Full page Ads in Wired Magazine, they came to total of $64,000.
That is not $640 or $6400 but $64,000 - and for all this Money we got just about Zero calls fro new sales!

OTOH, we have spend like $100 in online Advertising on Anoox, per Month, and we got real sales from it. Far more than $100 per Month we pay for Adv here.

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4 months 3 weeks ago
$64,000 for ads that do not work? You apparently were not thinking at all, much less thinking deep.
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4 months 3 weeks ago
Moron, that is how much Advertising costs on Big Wall Street Media outlets.
Whether my nick-name is ThinkDeep, or whatever else, the fact remains that Advertising on Big Wall Street Media costs $100s of 1000s of Dollars for a basic campaign to run and many Millions of Dollars for anything beyond basic. And since an Ad on Wired, Forbes, Fortune, Inc. or TV etc. cannot be tracked as to the accuracy of these Ads, then it is all a Crap Shoot only affordable to other Big Wall Street firns.
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4 months 3 weeks ago
That is why 99% of Advertising on Wired, Forbes, Fortune, Inc. or TV etc. are by other VC Wall Street funded companies and barely even 1% by Small businesses. That is why this Anoox non-profit social search network dedicated to delivering low cost Advertising to us small businesses, so very much God Sent. That was/is my point.
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4 months 3 weeks ago
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Likewise, if you can't compete with the big guys, don't blow your wad trying. [second try]
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4 months 3 weeks ago
WOW you were able to recite a phrase that 5 Year olds recite. Bravo. Not :(
So the fact is that:
"99% of Advertising on Wired, Forbes, Fortune, Inc. or TV etc. are by other VC Wall Street funded companies and barely even 1% by Small businesses"

And your answer to this dismal facts, is that:
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen"
What a solution provider you are. Not :(
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Another dolt appears out of nowhere.
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4 months 2 weeks ago
So I have listed 100% facts and that makes me a "Dolt"!
No idea what the hek a Dolt is anyway.
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4 months 2 weeks ago
That is why LEXICONS were invented, TO EDUCATE DOLTS.
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4 months 2 weeks ago
You need to deal with facts rather than troll in the World of "DOLTS"!
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Dang, did you just tell me that I was trolling in the world of dolts? Since you seem to be equating Anoox to a world of dolts you want me to leave Anoox because Anoox so that I am NOT trolling in a world of dolts? And if Anoox, by your own inference, is a world of dolts, WHY are you here UNLESS you are one of them?
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4 months 1 week ago
MM, you need to take some Chill pills man. All I said are the facts that online Advertising is essential to increasing ones Site traffic and sales and that as far I can see there is not better and lower cost options for online Advertising, than this Anoox because they are non-profit and it is a search engine & social network. If you know another non-profit search engine & social network, please let me know since we are all interested in other such low cost Adv options.

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6 months 1 week ago

In terms of ones all around success, the approach to achieve the level of responses and contacts indicative of the business.
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6 months 6 days ago
What does that mean! It makes non-sense at all!
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4 months 3 weeks ago
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Likewise, if you can't compete with the big guys, don't blow your wad trying.
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4 months 3 weeks ago
Grr, Annox posted this to the wrong thread even though I entered it properly. Gonna try again.

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6 months 1 week ago

Any serious Site operated for purpose of selling Advertises. So you need to ask yourself what sort of sales you want to achieve via your Site and then budget your Advertising spending according to your sales goals. And for most effective Advertising results make sure you have Killer Ads, Killer landing page and Killer Site. Of course ultimate results of your Advertising success depends on products/services that you are offering. I mean if you are offering products/services that are crappy, no one wants or over priced, then no amount of Advertising is going to make much diff. But if you are offering products/services that feel a real need, via a cool web Site then Advertising will yield solid results. Good luck.
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6 months 1 week ago
Great answer. Love how simply and fully gets to the real core of the answer. That Advertising success goes hand to hand with other issues which we as small businesses need to be smart about.
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6 months 1 week ago
Thanks for the informative reply. :)
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6 months 1 week ago
Im not sure if you can share URLs here but can you suggest the best places that i could buy business listings and adverts that would be effective. There are lot of sites offering backlinks, text ads, banner ads and submissions but most of them seem to be spammy subscription websites. Not sure who to trust.

Thanks for the help
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6 months 1 week ago
Whitby, Well the answer to that question is OBVIOUS enough and staring you in the face mate :) That is for most effective and low cost Advertising to increase your Site traffic you can not do better than here Anoox social search network since it is the only non-profit such network mate. On that note, what I am amazed is that so many People still do not know about this anoox! which is because Big Media does not cover it since it cuts the cost of Advert by so much.
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Lux_Report, yes it is amazing how so many People are here on Anoox, but do not appreciate the fact that anoox is the ONLY non-profit Social search network in the World, repeat "it is the ONLY non-profit Social search network in the World," this means it is the only chance or choice for small businesses to get good low cost Advertising. But somehow so many People are so stupid or so brain washed by the Big Wall Street media that they do not grasp this fact!
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Lux, a serious site wanting to sell item MAY need to spend money on advertising, but not always. I make my living selling things via the internet, yet I spend NOTHING for advertising. Yes, that is rare, but in my case spending money targeting people that will never buy is a waste of resources. Better to keep improving my internet presence.
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I dont know how much your Site is selling. But if it is a real sales amount, if it is a real business, then it cannot and will not exist as a real business without effective Advertising. Now is this "always" the case, maybe not, maybe a business can win the lottery, but for 99.99% of businesses that do not win lotteries, that need a real plan to increase their traffic and sales, then for that purpose Advertising is a key element - of course.
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My website has paid ALL of my bills for the last TEN YEARS, put food on my table, and paid for vacations of 2 to 5 weeks every year. And all without spending a single solitary cent for advertising. Now I realize that is not possible for most businesses, but for mine it works, and has worked for YEARS.

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6 months 1 week ago

If you got a Resultant on a high foot traffic place, you really dont need online Advertising. But the more of your business is online, the more Advertising you gonna need to survive and thrive. With that said, if you have Multi Million Dollar Advertising budget, then Google, Facebook, etc. Wall Street based Big firms are good for Advertising. OTOH, if you have a Small business budget, you cannot get better more effective Advertising than Anoox cause they are non-profit and are run for purpose of giving low cost Advertising to small businesses. If you dont know how they do this, check out:
https://www.anoox.com/paid/adv_low_price_how.php
its a real eye opener.
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6 months 1 week ago
Well even a Resultant on a high foot traffic place can really benefit from smart online Advertising, since so many People now order online.

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