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Marketing your hosting


No company can make it without advertising. That is a fact.

Simple question. What is honest, pure, marketing for a hosting company?



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1. Buy Ultimate Affiliate software and set up an affiliate program on your site.

2. Go to my.inetinteractive.com, buy some banner space.

3. Head off to google.com, overture.com, searchfeed.com, 7search.com, and set up some pay per click listings.

4. Hit the 'other offers and requests' forum and buy text links on a handful of PR6+ websites.

5. Find a bald 20somethin guy with an outdoor job that goes to clubs at night, and pay him to tatto your host's name on his head for 3 years.

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You have now experienced "marketing for a hosting company".

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Quote:
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5. Find a bald 20somethin guy with an outdoor job that goes to clubs at night, and pay him to tatto your host's name on his head for 3 years.
What happens after those 3 years?

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It would be up to the guy to pay for the tatoo to be removed...

If not, free advertising for life

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only on head ? I say, print your domain name on some cheap
dotted condoms and give out to local schools. This way you can
help the kids aware about AIDS and also when they will grow up
and will need hosting they will turn to you

hahahhaaha

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thats not funny

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I've advertised in some very low cost CCP listings in these obsucre search engine result deals; and I've actually got decent results and some good customers. It just shows you that you never know where you will pick up good customers from as long as you target the sensible end of the market regarding cost/resources. At the moment I am just selling via word-of-mouth and have closed sales to the general public, but when I reopen sales again I will probably continue to throw a bit of confetti at the low CCP alternatives out there: findwhat.com, mamma.com and the like.

Also, check out the promotional and SEO orented forums at www.sitepoint.com/forums for SEO information and promotional ideas.

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Quote:
Originally posted by dualnic
only on head ? I say, print your domain name on some cheap
dotted condoms and give out to local schools. This way you can
help the kids aware about AIDS and also when they will grow up
and will need hosting they will turn to you

hahahhaaha
actually, thats a great idea. do you know if this can actually be done?

J

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Just buy cheap condoms, print some small stickers with some $3 label paper from your local Staples and a printer, and put the stickers on the outside of the condom wrapper.

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The tatoo on the head has already been done by CI Host. Innovation, not replication.

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Replication, not innovation, is how 99% of the people that make money make it.

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Are you serious about CI Host?

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Quote:
Originally posted by Amdac
Are you serious about CI Host?
http://www.webadvantage.net/tip_arch...ip_id=349&&a=1

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Any idea what the price went for?

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