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  1. #1
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    How do you advertise?

    How do you advertise / promote your services?
    Proxima Web-Hosting

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    thats what i have been trying to squeeze out of these people for 2 weeks now lol


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    Hello,

    As per your question, we mostly promote our business at Web Hosting Directories, such as HostPulse, WebHostDir, FindMyHosting and etc... They are the good once which will drive a high quality traffic to your web site. Most of their visitors has got their valet opened, Ready to purchase.

    Please note that not everybody is in need of your service, so you cannot simply advertise everywhere ( of course you can, very low results ). So you have to advertise somewhere which drives targeted traffic to your web site.

    I personally can advise you to list your hosting services at the following directories, and if you can afford some budget, advertise in their showcases or other type of advertising methods.

    http://www.webhostdir.com
    http://www.findmyhosting.com
    http://www.tophosts.com
    http://www.aaahostlist.com
    http://www.CompareWebHosts.com
    http://www.ahostingservice.com
    http://www.hostpulse.com
    http://www.hostfinders.com
    http://www.adovis.com
    http://www.hostchart.com
    http://www.ihostcafe.com
    http://www.myhostfinder.com
    http://www.smesource.com

    Also make sure you will track where you have submitted your hosting services. So you can update the information of your packages/plans and you would update them so often, and it will always kept up-to-date.

    Example:

    http://www.hostpulse.com
    my loging info : username/pass
    date of joined: [ Sep 23th, 2001]
    list of your packages that was submitted there.
    .....

    Hope it will help you.

    Wish you best of lucks
    Amir Golestan
    Executive Director | Micfo
    delivering the divine hosting experience™ | AS53889
    www.micfo.com

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    hosting directories


    Yes, hosting directories are the best way to advertise. You can search the forum for more directories list.


  5. #5
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    This topic has been discussed dozens of times try searching the forums...

    Unless someone has some new method
    Marketing For Hosting Companies:

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    Originally posted by Lonny
    Unless someone has some new method
    Hmm.. wear a t-shirt with your dot com on it ? Or tattoo it on your body and go to the beach ?
    Haven't tried it yet

  7. #7
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    How do you advertise / promote your services?
    Word of mouth!

    What is the best way to promote?
    WORD OF MOUTH!!!!

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    Best advertising is to be good in what you do and have happy clients.

  9. #9
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    Thanks HeadMaster

    I know word of mouth is the best but dont work for a start up

    Thanks anyway

    As for other posts nothing but

    Keep the usefull comments comming
    Proxima Web-Hosting

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    if you consider going for paid advertising with directories I suggest, first, you get your web site well designed and fine tune your package for 3-4 months and test it what people purchase from you.

    Also go for branding, advertise on all / many web hosting directories at same time in same showcase because people roam around between directories to search for different providers to get the best deal.

    Define your target and stick to it.

    Having good banner is also important so do spend some good bucks on banner designers.

    Also list your web site in yahoo directory and do target your local market through yellow pages and news paper classifieds.

    Before doing all that be ready for long term jihad on providing very good customer support because you have to spend $100 to get $50 business (believe me) rest amount you can recover if your customers stay for longer period and recommended other people to your service.

    Make it your long term goal and do not think you will get lots of customers by putting banners on directories.

    Remember advertising is deferred revenue expenditure and will give you benefit in long term.

    I gain 1000's of customers like this, gaining customer is very costly but if you maintain proper service and relationship they will recommended you and make you rich.

    Hope this may help.
    CPHosting - Web Hosting Experts Since 1998.
    United States | Europe | Singapore | Australia
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    target your local market through yellow pages and news paper classifieds.
    Yer a few have said that

    We signed up a customer ( even though not live ) a month ago ( a freind ) just to test our systems out and he us very happy and has spread the work which as resulted in 3 other intrested parties
    Proxima Web-Hosting

  12. #12
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    Yes, best advertising is through word of mouth. Although I have seen many companies advertise through sponsorships and stuff.

    You can consider sponsoring a growing forum or something that will attract a good amount of traffic related to your target audience.

    Thanks
    -= PREMIUM DOMAIN NAMES @ DOMAINPEP.COM

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    Definately word of mouth. Maybe advertise here and in some directories initially, but once you have a group of users who are happy with their service you'll be surprised how quickly you will grow simply from their referrals.
    Jeremy » [email protected]
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    Search engines are best and less expensive.

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    It's boring.

    We have discussed several times before.

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    Also offering an internal referral program helps heaps. Gives your existing clients a reason(other than the good service you run) to get other clients signing up
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