Online Advertising to Promote Your New Product
Online advertising is a useful and effective tool when it’s done correctly. When it isn’t, it can be an unfortunate waste of your time and money. If you’re launching a new product you may be considering using online advertising to promote it. With a few simple steps you can make sure you get maximum return on your investment and great results.
What Are Online Ads?
Online advertisements can actually be any number of things. They can be text ads, PPC ads and banner ads. You can also place classified ads on sites like Craigslist. Advertising, when done correctly, can help increase awareness about your new product, and your business. It can also generate traffic to your website and build your visitors and prospect base.
Before you create your online ad there are a few considerations:
#1 What are your goals for your online ads? What do you want them to achieve? For example, do you want them to send people to your product’s landing page or will you use the ad to build your opt-in list and then market your product to your list?
#2 What tools or advertising tactics will you use? PPC? Text? Banner?
#3 If you’re using a PPC campaign, you’ll need to set up your account with your chosen PPC service. Google AdWords is an example but other services like Facebook also offer PPC. Have you defined your parameters, chosen your keywords written your ad and set your budget?
#4 Are you using banner ads? If you are you’ll need to have them designed. You’ll also need to purchase space for these ads on relevant and quality websites. Make sure your copy is compelling and it includes a call to action. How will you test the success of your banner ads? You might use Google Analytics to track traffic sources.
#5 Are you using text advertisements? If so, where will you place them? You’ll need to write the copy and again include a call to action and a system to test and track success.
Finally, what about classified ads? They’re free and can be effective at driving traffic and making sales. Write a few and test them on classified ad sites.
The key to successful advertising it making sure you have a goal for each ad, that your ad promotes benefits and includes a call to action and that you have a system in place to test and track results. Try different headlines, calls to action and keywords in your ad copy to see what works best for your audience – what generates the most product sales.
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