Brand Your Business With Promotional Banner Ads

Online brand marketingThe best promotional banner ads market an online business with a mix of branding and response.

Promoting an online business is not entirely about pay per click advertising, which in the case of the search engines emphasize text ads. Graphical banner ads can build awareness and memory of a site name and bring customers back again.

Again, all advertising is a combination of branding and response. A TV commercial brands a car model, and the hoped-for response is a customer who goes to the dealership (a lead) and buys the car (a conversion).

But what about online branding and response? Continue reading “Brand Your Business With Promotional Banner Ads”

AdSense Platform Revenue Hints at Better Site Design

Credit: Pixabay public domainSites that use Google AdSense will find great insights from the platform revenue report.

The report breaks down revenue according to how much comes from desktop, laptop and mobile computers. The amount of revenue is not revealing because in each case it depends on the volume of traffic from each device. Instead, it is the RPM or revenue per thousand impressions that offers important information.

In one real example, the RPMs for laptop computers is more than 50 percent higher than desktop. The site design fits snugly on a laptop. Continue reading “AdSense Platform Revenue Hints at Better Site Design”

Pay Per Click Shows True Value With Return Visits

Pay per click campaignsPay per click campaigns show initial value when people who click on ads visit a site, but they show even more value if the visitors return.

It is important to understand that some sites have short-term loyalty with visitors while others have long-term loyalty.

For example, a travel site about the Caribbean has value for a matter of weeks or at most a few months. Visitors may visit the site before a vacation to get more information about their trip. Continue reading “Pay Per Click Shows True Value With Return Visits”

Contextual Ads Need Contextual Content

Contextual advertising from Google AdSense will deliver high CPMs and click-through rates if they appear with content that provides the right context.

Contextual advertisingContextual advertising from Google AdSense will deliver high CPMs and click-through rates if they appear with content that provides the right context.

What are contextual advertising banners? They are ads whose subject matter is determined dynamically by the site content that surrounds it.

For example, a contextual ad on a travel site will display travel advertisers. If the ad appears on a page about Caribbean cruises, the ad most likely will display cruise advertisers specifically.

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10 Steps for Promoting Your Business Online

Local businesses have a compelling need to advertise their existence to attract customers in order to grow and stay profitable. These days they also have a compelling need to advertise online.

It is easy to imagine that most businesses will find that local online advertising is both necessary and even quite inexpensive to do.

The hard part is knowing where to begin and how to do it right. Continue reading “10 Steps for Promoting Your Business Online”

Online Sales Report Gives 6 Insights for Success

Websites large and small benefit greatly from a good online sales report. It’s a high-yield tactic that requires little time and effort.

Online sales report
Five data points in an online sales report point to total revenue. © Scott Bateman

Websites large and small benefit greatly from a good online sales report. It’s a high-yield tactic that requires little time and effort.

Even the smallest Web site will find useful insights from a simple report tracking sales performance.

A spreadsheet showing six key trends with help even if a site has nothing else but Google AdSense, Media.net or some other remnant provider.

A spreadsheet with these data points will trigger ideas about where to place ads on a site and how many to have on each page.

The report also shows whether site changes are helping or hutting ad performance, what steps to take with ad inventory and other approaches to building revenue.

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Page RPM Signals Chance for Revenue Growth

Page RPM or page revenue per thousand impressions is a great way to discover opportunities for growth.

Website page RPM
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Page RPM or page revenue per thousand impressions is a great way to discover opportunities for growth.

The metric is a simple formula that divides the amount of website revenue by the number of impressions, which also are divided by 1,000.

Site publishers who use Media.net, Google AdSense or other major remnant networks will find the number in their daily, weekly and monthly reports. Continue reading “Page RPM Signals Chance for Revenue Growth”