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Trysordy.com
08-09-2008, 04:48 PM
Does anybody know good advertisement methods.

I have looked into google, yahoo etc and of course this site advertising plans :P

but none are really that cheap.

Any ideas?

Peter
08-09-2008, 05:05 PM
A rather good way is to use your website name as your user name, and answer as many posts as you can on a high profile forum..................maybe a crafts forum..................and then sit back and see how long it takes google to pick you up. It might just work. ;)

GonetoEarth
09-09-2008, 10:31 AM
I completely understand where you're coming from. It's a confusing business this advertising. I've been looking at Google adwords and you're right it does sound potentially very expensive and there are no guarantees of any sales... (same as for any form - right)

I found a podcast on advertising your business which suggested that someting like Adwords was far more useful than any magazine. Why? Because a magazine can only tell you it's number of readers etc where's something like adwords is presented only to those people who are looking for that item and with analytics(?) you can see what folk are looking for which means you can tune your shop or advert to be more effective. But and it's a big but, it's expensive.

Do you think I've been drawn in by another advert?

I'll be fascinated to hear what others say. I constantly struggle with this issue.

Caroleecrafts
09-09-2008, 10:44 AM
One of the tips I was given by business link is to put your logo and website on every piece of mail, ie I have just posted off a birthday gift to a relative and have put my label on the front of the box, I do the same for letters. also agree join forums and ass your website and blog address to your signature, do not have to only be in the UK I am on an forum in the USA. This is all free advertising and I think works better than some of the pricier options.
If you sell at fairs etc or party plan, direct or however, always put in a postcard size advert giving details of what you do and contact. I use a picture of grouped objects.
If you have a blog cross reference with other blogs as again they may not visit you but may visit say mine and click on your name. If you want to swap sites and blog let me know and I will add to mine. Take a look at my blog and you will see what I mean. I am also registered with Blog Mama's as a businesss, again free but it is a link to the WWW.
Let us know how you get on The idea of these forums, I think, is to help each other out as much as possible.

Peter
09-09-2008, 11:17 AM
I was being sarcastic prior to banning the original poster. ;)

Ideas In Paper
11-09-2008, 03:18 PM
Just been nosey or maybe I'm a bit dense but what did this person get banned for?????:confused:

Peter
11-09-2008, 06:03 PM
Just been nosey or maybe I'm a bit dense but what did this person get banned for?????:confused:
You didn't see the other dozen posts.....................that's what we do. ;) If you're very good, and you stay up till midnight, you may hear a mod banning someone....................but you have to be good. :D

woodtattoos
11-09-2008, 06:04 PM
In spamspace, no-one can hear you scream.

Pagan
11-09-2008, 06:13 PM
Just been nosey or maybe I'm a bit dense but what did this person get banned for?????:confused:

check out their username LOL lovin the sarcasm

Ideas In Paper
11-09-2008, 06:16 PM
I can't remember the last time I stayed up past 11pm and after what you've just said I'll be going to bed even earlier now..............:D

Ideas In Paper
11-09-2008, 06:19 PM
check out their username LOL lovin the sarcasm

Ok you got me I must be thick! Who's been sarcastic???:confused:

Pagan
11-09-2008, 06:22 PM
Ok you got me I must be thick! Who's been sarcastic???:confused:






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A rather good way is to use your website name as your user name, and answer as many posts as you can on a high profile forum..................maybe a crafts forum..................and then sit back and see how long it takes google to pick you up. It might just work. ;)
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silvermaid
11-09-2008, 06:35 PM
We are obviously far to trusting here Peter. Thank goodness you are here to sort them out.

Melanie

Ideas In Paper
11-09-2008, 06:40 PM
Think I'm with ya, at last, but my user name is also my website name and I have not been banned (yet, a lot of my jokes have but not me personally).

Should I change my user name again, I'm too young to be banned from somewhere:nopity:

Peter
11-09-2008, 06:59 PM
This is getting surreal. :sleep:

auntynet
11-09-2008, 08:39 PM
This is getting surreal. :sleep:

. . . . . . . but very funny. ;)

GonetoEarth
12-09-2008, 12:49 PM
Just been nosey or maybe I'm a bit dense but what did this person get banned for?????:confused:
I'm so good you asked I was getting a bit nervous/worried.

Ah! It obviously pays off to go to bed early and stay out of harms way!

Peter
12-09-2008, 12:53 PM
Really there's no need to worry, a lot usually goes on behind the scenes before a member gets banned - unless they blatantly spam, and then it's instant! :) If you say or do anything against the rules you will be PMd first normally, so nothing to worry about! :D

goldieab
13-09-2008, 10:01 PM
I'm glad I'm reading this.... I usually stay up really late - this is the only 'me' time I have and to catch up with forum stuff.

I will be on my best behaviour honest.

Do you ever sleep Mr Mod?

Critchley
13-09-2008, 11:12 PM
Im often on late and yes, you lovely Mods are a bit quick off the mark I must say. Thank goodness I might add.

woodtattoos
13-09-2008, 11:13 PM
Im often on late and yes, you lovely Mods are a bit quick off the mark I must say. Thank goodness I might add.

We aim to please. :D

Si (Novice Mod!)

Critchley
13-09-2008, 11:15 PM
Mmmm See what I mean - eyeballs stuck to screen.

woodtattoos
13-09-2008, 11:17 PM
Mmmm See what I mean - eyeballs stuck to screen.

http://www.after50health.com/images/image014.jpg

:D

Critchley
13-09-2008, 11:45 PM
http://www.after50health.com/images/image014.jpg

:D
I concede. Lovely eyes by the way, are they yours. I prevaricate, I'm off to bed, goodnight all.

woodtattoos
13-09-2008, 11:47 PM
I concede. Lovely eyes by the way, are they yours. I prevaricate, I'm off to bed, goodnight all.

No, they look far too alert and knowing to be mine.

Andrea
04-11-2008, 12:39 PM
I was thinking about pay per click but don't think this would be ideal as I give the hostess of my parties invites which have my website on so if people want to check out products before the party then I am paying for these people to look.

I have leaflets to hand out at parties and craft fairs and I also have business cards with me at all times.

I order mini cards from MOO.com and have a carrier clipped to my car keys. You don't seem to go very far without your car keys.

I have recently joined a couple of forums and this is helping with google ratings but it is early days.

Andrea
from Haken Jewellery

Jangle
04-11-2008, 01:17 PM
Newspapers work only if you advertise on a constant weekly basis. hit hit hit but also you have a chance if you have something that nobody can buy anywhere else.

Radio is very good and better that a magazine or a newspaper because it is intrusive. It is not as expensive as you may think. Give your local station a call.

Leaflet drops are hit and miss. I heard from say 5000 leaflets you might get 10% if you are lucky.

Posters around town on lamp posts etc are illegal, but posters in local supermarkets etc are a possibility and bill boards too

However the very best advertisement has got to be "Word of Mouth" takes a bit longer, but worth the wait.