Do you have any business, product or brand to advertise online? Are you already involved in any form of online advertisement of your product, brand or business? Are you overwhelmed by the enormous cost of advertising your business? If you answered yes; then this article is for you!
While there are various advertisement options online, such as affiliate marketing, cost-per-click programs and email marketing; the most popular is the Google Adwords cost-per-click. Each advertiser is charged only when internet visitors (would be customers) click on the link of such advertisers on Google Networks. The issue is not the quality of service of this kind of online marketing; but the aggregate cost, especially for a fresh business owner, who has not become robust in finances.
In view of that reality, I am of the opinion that any smart business owner could take advantage of content-driven websites with sufficient backlinks, page rank or alexa rank to showcase themselves, their brands and businesses at no cost in most cases.
Take for instance, a new business owner could write a short article, with well crafted title and description. Such article could be submitted to such content sites (such as article directories - Witicles, eZineArticles, GoArticles and social networks - Webnigerians, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+). The beautiful thing about these content-driven sites is that they have become trusted overtime by Google; and are regularly indexed (sometimes hourly). That is, your online marketing advert, submitted to article directory like Witicles could get indexed same day and become available on Google Search Engine. Hence, anyone that types any of the words you use in the title and description of such article could see your newly posted article advert. What a cheaper way to get yourself, brand and business publicized!