There are thousands of places you can go to buy traffic for your website. Before you invest in that you need to know who you are trying to attract. Who is your preferred customer? Getting paid traffic is simple but is a waste of your advertising buck if they aren’t going to buy what you are selling.
Taking the time to investigate the type of people who will see your ads will directly affect your conversions.
Advertise Your Website
The ones most common and most talked about places to advertise your website online are:
On the rise in popularity are:
Those will get you lots of traffic, and
Online Advertising Alternatives
Consider is contacting other peoples websites to see if you can pay to advertise on their site. The quickest and easiest way to choose where to put your ads is to run a Google campaign first. The sites that give you the most referrals will be worth contacting in person to see if you can’t swing a better deal.
If they don’t have AdWords on their site they still might be open to the paid advertising offer. Google some of your best keywords and see what websites come up. These will be the ones that can send you traffic.
Search Engines aren’t the only place to buy traffic. Below are a list of online media sellers you can check into. Be sure to do the research and due diligence first. Often times these services will pop up and then go away. It is possible some of the ones on the list below are already out of business. I have lost money this way. Start slow and sample their service. Verify where your clicks are coming from.
BidVertiser – PPC contextual and banner ads
Matomy – banners/display, media buys
AdReady Create an ad targeted to your customers – display ads/self serve banners on yahoo sites
SkimLinks – inline contextual text links are automatically paird up with hundreds of affiliate companies. Very powerful
ValueClick Media The Pure Performance Network – banners, display/media buys
StumbleUpon.com Discover the Best of the Web – Social media ads
Plentyoffish.com™ Free Online Dating at – Social media self serve ads CPM
Media Traffic – CPV PPV Contextual Advertising – ppv ads
InfoLinks – Online Advertising Network Search Targeted Ads, Mobile Ads & Local Ads for websites, blogs, apps & mobile – search related contextual display ads
Blogads – ads on high traffic blogs
Retargeting and Display Advertising
7 Search Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Advertising Network – 2nd tier “Pay Per Click” PPC / Cheap search ads
Adknowledge.com The leading long tail marketplace – social media ads,cheap ads, High Volume
Advertising.com – display/banners, media buys
Casale Media – self serve banners
Elephant traffic – ppv type ads on parked url’s – cheap clicks
LinkedIn World’s Largest Professional Network – Ads on Linkedin pages
TRAFFIQ – self serve banners, media buys
Adconion Media Group – video/banner ads, media buys
isocket Self Service Advertising and Direct Sales Tool For Publishers banner/display ads
Adperium – display banners, self serve
Undertone – premium banners/display/media buys
CPX – banners/display, media buys
AdClickMedia online text advertising, banner advertising, and Interstitial advertising. – self serve banners and contextual widgets
SiteScout – display/contextual ads
AdEngage – banners/text, similar to adbrite, allow weekly buys
BuySellAds.com – self serve banners on a range of design blogs
FinditQuick.com – cheap text ads
AOL Advertising – aol banner ad/media buy network
Tribal Fusion – media buy banner network
Specific Media – banners/video display, media buys
AdRoll – self serve banners
Collective – media buys, banners/display
Industry Brains Cheap PPC Advertising
CLicksor – contextual/banners
RevContent display/text ads
eZanga.com – cheaper search and contextual
CPMStar – banners display targeted at gaming sites only
PubMatic – ad network
Sponsored Tweets – sponsored twitter posts
Trafficvance – good ppv ad network
Etology – banners/text ads, cheap
Genome – banners, high volume media buys
Suggestions When First Buying Traffic
When searching for places to advertise make sure you investigate their track record and guarantees. Advertising companies come and go.
Another important thing to consider is to track everything. Optimize your marketing efforts by testing every conversion point in your funnel series. making only small changes at a time and maintaining a tight “control”.
When first starting out paying for traffic, take the time to get good at ONE type of media advertising before moving on to the next.