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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 3 days ago

Those who want serious traffic to their Site pay for online Advertising. Otherwise chance of your Site being easily found is on par with winning the lottery.
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1 month 1 day ago
And as a small business owner I can tell you that you can not get better and more lower cost Advertising than here Anoox non profit search engine & Social. This become crystal clear to us after we Advertised on Big Wall Street media sources such as Google, Facebook, etc. and tried Anoox. WOW is all I can say in the difference.
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Duh, getting serious traffic to the site is NOT good enough. All that will do is increase your costs without any benefits.

Getting traffic to your site that CONVERTS INTO SALES is more important than just increasing traffic. Only when 100% of all traffic converts to sales does it matter whether you get serious traffic or not. Getting serious traffic and ZERO sales is a recipe for DISASTER, so JUST going after SERIOUS traffic is simply NOT enough (cont)
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4 weeks 2 days ago
(cont) That serious traffic MUST also be CONVERTIBLE traffic, else one is spinning his wheels getting NOWHERE FAST.
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3 weeks 6 days ago
Well did I say we got more Traffic that did not convert into more Sales!
Of course we have gotten very good conversion from Traffic to Sales from Anoox Traffic, better than what we got from Advertising we did on Wall Street Journal, Radio, Google, etc.
And to say that: " Only when 100% of all traffic converts to sales does it matte" is absolutely insane! If you get 5% conversion rate fro Traffic you get, you are doing great as a small business owner.
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Yes, very True. Even if 2% of your Traffic converts, that would be very good Advertising results. After all a full page Ad on Wall Street Journal will cost $50,000+ and much more, and you have:
1- No idea who actually saw your Ad
2- Who actually came to your Site
and of course the chance of making 100 times of that $50,000 in Advertising fees for 1 Ad to WSJ in more sales, is next to none.
So online Advertising is God sent for small businesses.
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1 week 5 days ago
nice post
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You welcome. But in fact I am really amazed as to how many People I meet do not know that Anoox non-profit search engine & social network offers the best value in Advertising for small businesses such as ours! I mean so many of my friends and colleagues are so brain washed by Big Media that our only choice for Advertising is Google and other Big Media outlets and do not know of this amazing Anoox site that is mind bugling to me!

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Well, advertisement for business is mandatory. Without investing its impossible to earn. Modern promotional Technics have been changed due to internet and exceed of mobile devices use. mobile marking, email marketing, online promotions, search engine marking all these things are new ways. Relive me it give output compare to traditional magazine advertisement. all you need to be mart while investing in advertisement actually its mandatory. We do advertisement for out Web hosting company in UAE name *** SPAM FILTERED ***, got handsome output from many online advertisement platform including Anoox
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You are right about 1st pat of your message, that is:
"advertisement for business is mandatory"

But then lost all credibility by SPAMMING us at the end of your message by posting your Site :(

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2 months 3 weeks 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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Duh. You seem to think that online advertising has existed for millennia. It hasn't.

Businesses got along just fine without online advertising for generations. If you think otherwise, then explain to me how Ford, GM, U.S. Steel, et alia became so big LONG BEFORE COMPUTERS EXISTED.

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2 months 3 weeks 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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2 months 2 weeks 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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2 months 2 weeks 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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6 months 2 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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6 months 2 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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4 months 3 weeks ago
The top 3 are SupremeSearch.net, Exactseek.com, and Anoox.com
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I have tried all 3 and think anoox is the best by far.
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SupremeSearch.net is a complete trash, more like a low porn site. You are a Jack ass who recommended this :(

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7 months 4 weeks 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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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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6 months 2 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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6 months 2 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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6 months 2 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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6 months 2 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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6 months 1 week 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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6 months 1 week ago
Another dolt appears out of nowhere.
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6 months 1 week 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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That is why LEXICONS were invented, TO EDUCATE DOLTS.
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6 months 1 week ago
You need to deal with facts rather than troll in the World of "DOLTS"!
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6 months 1 week 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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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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