Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

9 marketing methods

9In homage to the date today (9/9/09) I am going to post 9 of my favorite marketing methods. This list is in no particular order. I even threw in a little about offline marketing for your CPA offers. Who knows… Maybe I’ll even take some time over the next week to explain some of these methods for marketing.

  • Pay Per Click- This is the most widely known method for Internet marketing. It is super easy to jump onto Google, Yahoo, or Bing, and create an advertisment. There are other networks that you can use as well. Don’t just stick with the big three. One of my most profitable campaigns ever came from a second tier search engine.
  • Media Buying- You may or may not have heard of Media Buying before. It’s where you advertise banners on other websites, blogs, or forums. This can be one of the most profitable forms of advertising that I have ever seen. It can also kill your bank account if you don’t do it right. They key (as with any advertising) is to match a sites demographic with the banner you want to place.
  • Social Networking- I’m sure we all have a facebook or myspace account. What about a twitter account? Anytime you can use your “friends” to make a quick buck you should give it a shot. Leveraging the power of the social networks can be very beneficial to your long term success. It’s all about the power of the “word”… word of mouth that is. What are other people saying about you?
  • Mass Mailing- Not the spammy type of messages. I’m talking about building your own list. Or even renting a list from someone who has done the leg work for you. Of course it will be more profitable if you build the list yourself, however, you can always make money from someone elses list. Building a relationship with the reader is the #1 way to get them to buy what your selling!
  • Advertise with Online Classifieds- There are tons of classified ad sites online. It is very easy to jump in and create an advertisement for an offer you want to promote. However, you have to watch out. On some of the advertising networks you can get your ads taken down pretty fast. They key here is to be creative and post your ad in multiple cities. Take it one step further… hire someone to post for you!
  • Promote with Blogs and Forums- One of the easiest ways to gain traffic is by showing people how much you know. I don’t mean to create your own blog or forum. What you should do is find a related blog/forum in the niche you want to promote, then take some time to answer peoples questions. Don’t forget to include your website in the signature. Whatever you do… Don’t blatantly promote your product.
  • Article Directories- Here is a tactic that can cost you either money or time. Create articles and post them in article directories. Just give out general information on your niche. These articles don’t have to be long. They just have to prove that you know what your talking about. Remember to site your sources with a reference to your own site. This is sure to help your SEO and generate some easy traffic.
  • Web 2.0- Squidoo, Blogger, Xanga, Tumblr, and HubPages all have one thing in common. They all cater to thousands of people on a daily basis. All creating little information portals. These sites can receive quick and easy rankings in the search engines. Using many of these tied together with links can create a huge web of success in terms of traffic and traffic rankings.
  • Offline Advertising- Billboard for 30 days =$500. Visitors to my website =2423. Leads created=171. Commission generated =$897.75. And that was just for a dating offer. Imagine if you purchased billboard space for Google Bizopp. Or have you ever tried purchasing space in a newspaper? Think about college scholarship offers in college newspapers… The possibilities for offline advertising are endless!

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53 Responses

September 9, 2009

Good tips Kris. Submitting to article directories is one of my favorite strategies. When done right it can create a lot of traffic and a good search engine rankings boost. Do this on a regular basis and it can snowball to build great traffic volume. The traffic is usually highly targeted too.

September 9, 2009

You know you almost have told of marketing methods here, you have done a great join, good for you.
I contacted you yesterday, I don’t if you have receive, so here I want to ask.

September 10, 2009

The key isn’t trying out all the methods, rather, it’s finding which one works for you and then sticking to it.


September 10, 2009

Great post, Kris. Very appropriate given yesterday’s date!

September 11, 2009

i really liked your post and you are right about all of it and yes the best thing to do is find what works for you and stick with that.I have something I think you may be interested in for your business that not alot of people talk about the internet law.

September 12, 2009

Media Buys is something that NEVER worked for me that I give up using and tweaking it…

September 13, 2009

I think offline advertising is the most neglected aspect of marketing. You really can get good results by doing an effective off-line campaign with visiting your web address featuring prominently as part of the buy-in.

September 13, 2009

I’ve been using a lot of web 2.0 properties. Hope I see some good results.

September 13, 2009

I have tried PPC and had good results in the past, but I find it too time consuming and difficult to scale quickly. I will be doing my first media buy this month and am excited about the profit potential of this kind of traffic source

September 14, 2009

Article directories submission is good strategy to have traffic. It can also improve our Page ranking. thanks for this helpful post.

September 14, 2009

i love this article it’s the basics when your thinking about seo or justing promoting your own website.

September 14, 2009

alot of social marketing and submissions helps with rankings in the major search engines

September 14, 2009

You’ve got a really great list. I bet if you compared it to a top advertising list 20 years ago, though, most of these wouldn’t exist! It’s amazing how fast technology and industries change.

September 14, 2009

This post is so much interesting and informative that I am here again to read this. Its very worthy to read this article.

September 16, 2009


Some useful tips and techniques here. I’m just starting to leverage web2.0 and have also seen some good traffic from blog posting. Look forward to trying some of your other methods.


September 17, 2009

Hi Kris,
It was indeed a good list that can be a very definite starting point for all the newbies. Another interesting aspect you mentioned is that there is enough details for them to know what suits them & what could be the key factor in decision making process. It would be good start for many.

September 20, 2009

Great results on your billboard advertising. Most people never try offline/traditional marketing.

September 22, 2009

Web 2.0 has to be my favorite and probably the easiest… well, one of the easiest :D


September 23, 2009

Thanks a lot for the wonderful information…great marketing tips..which will help to boost the traffic

September 23, 2009

Great concept with the 9 9 9 =D and taking advantage of that day, as far as the marketing methods mentioned, some of them are methods that I already have been using, but most of them are definitely potential avenues that I may pursue =D

Till then,


September 30, 2009

hey Kris,

thanks for the Post, great stuff as always. Im wondering though, how did you track the revenue from your Offline Media Buy?

October 1, 2009

You have said it all! The marketing methods that you have mentioned are the most potent and best ones available online. But personally I like PPC, Web2.0, Article Marketing, Blogs and Forums and Online Classifieds. Thanks for putting all the best marketing methods in one post – a good reference post.

October 1, 2009

Though it is not possible to follow all the marketing methods you have mentioned but I must say that you have listed the most efficient and effective marketing methods available online. Thanks for sharing!

October 2, 2009

The cost for PPC currently is getting higher and higher everyday. Especially for big three. I prefer to do SEO. Although it needs a longer time. but cheaper.

October 2, 2009

PPC on Facebook and Myspace is still pretty dirt cheap and you get to use an image. Sponsored Tweets on Twitter, wait at least 120 days after opening a new twitter account before you apply though.

PPC should definitely be mixed with SEO these days to improve quality scores and therefore reduce price per clicks.

Nice point about the blogger type sites, I always forget that one.

October 8, 2009

Just wondering, have you experimented with CPV Contextual advertising at all? With all of the targeting options these guys now have available, is it worth it to give it a shot? Would love to know about your experience with CPV.

October 9, 2009

Yes! Many Thanks.. The marketing methods that you have mentioned are the most potent and best ones available online. But personally I like PPC, Web2.0, Article Marketing, Blogs and Forums and Online Classifieds.

October 18, 2009

Upon reading your posts, it is now clear to me that finding the best methods from the list is the key to success. Thank you for sharing this.

October 19, 2009

Nice and useful tips. Internet marketing is one of the strongest modes of marketing. I think the new evolution of web2.0 can contribute a lot in the development of online business and marketing. Thanks for explaining all facts in a single flow.
Thats great.

October 24, 2009

I think you may be interested in for your business that not alot of people talk about the internet law.

Great list. Your promoting with blogs or forums is an excellent way to grab traffic and backlinks without the hassle of owning your own blog.

November 2, 2009

Very nice information guys, I am just starting my campaign. This will really help me, I will give this a shot

November 2, 2009

I am just new in affiliate progrmas, hope I will get these tips easily, thanks for the clues guys!

November 2, 2009

When it comes to offline advertising billboards can be effective however they are not the only option. Keep a watch on more traditional advertising such as newspapers, monthly coupon mailers etc.. These are are all hurting industries right now and while the holiday season will provide a temporary influx of cash once it’s over they will be hurting again. Expect to see them wheeling and dealing for business come January and offering some deep discounts just to get any business.

November 5, 2009

Article marketing, forum and blog marketing are my top 3 ways to advertise online, especially article marketing. I like to outsource that entire process leaving me plenty of time to do other fun things online.

November 9, 2009

Your billboard returns are impressive. I always thought it was a waste of money. Guess it just depends on what you’re promoting.

November 19, 2009

Meanwhile I am using free marketing methods for my websites like you mentioned in your posts – Social Networking, Mass Mailing (sometimes), Advertise with Online Classifieds, Promote with Blogs and Forums, Article Directories, Web 2.0.

I haven’t tried other methods. Actually I was not aware of those except PPC. Thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely try those.

Btw is there any probs if I connect links with similar topic sites? Yeah definitely those should be quality sites.


November 21, 2009

A very informational method to attract targeted traffic to your blog or sites.

There’s even more method to it but you have line out the best method in Internet Marketing.
Thanks for the post.

November 24, 2009

This definitely is a good list of top marketing methods online. I completely agree with you about media buying when done right it can be very profitable. Otherwise, it can be a disaster.

December 1, 2009

That surely was enlightening, it’s great to have it all listed in one place, especially if you’re not familiar with all the thechniques that are available. Payperclick is still may personal favourite, but it’s good to diversify your options.

December 3, 2009

Also, you can talk to you local book store owners about advertising, selling through them, and maybe having a book reading or some kind of promotion in the store.

December 4, 2009

Thanks for the tips! I still learn about some marketing tricks, but internet marketing is a really broad subject. Anyway, I must say that you can find some really informative tutorials and tips lists on the net.

December 7, 2009

I like such posts where someone is trying to give some helpful knowledge to other people for free. Every blog that is about blogging could be helpful for those beginners that are not very experienced in web marketing issues. And such blogs are also sometimes the first and the only source of information about “how to make blog famous”.

January 10, 2010

Thanks for your nice and useful 9 Tips. The point number 2 is really very very useful for me. I think Blog and twitter are best way to brand our-self. If we don’t brand our self, others will brand us as they like !

April 16, 2010

Nice tips and i know all of them except the offline advertising i still don’t know what it is yet.

These are 9 great strategies to promote a business. I personally am glad that you mentioned media, as well as article marketing. It seems that many people forget how effective media buying can be, if you provide the right offer to the right audience.

Also, I have written over 1,000 articles (750 under my own name at ezinearticles) So I can vouch for how massively successful article marketing can be for driving traffic to a website.

Keep up the great posts!

June 4, 2010

Nice Tips Kris.
This looks like a cool blog. Its always good to see well put together blogs that provide good articles and info on marketing and such like, and as online marketing is so competitive , we need all the help we can get. Thanks for all you do

June 4, 2010

CPA managers always ask if you do media buys.

For pay per click i would suggest google adwords since all sites contain google adwords. It gives much exposure and google’s is well efficient of catching mal practice in clicks.

July 4, 2010

This list is great, it really opened my eyes to some of the different marketing methods that I haven’t tried.

July 9, 2010

I’ve done social networking and article directories only, you can also add blog directory.

July 24, 2010

Excellent article! I have looked at many sites and not come across such a site as yours that tells you what you really need to know about affiliate marketing.