Once you've chosen your online (or offline) business, you'll need to direct traffic to your website(s). Many business and marketing newbies have little extra operating cash for advertising. The informative articles and the site links should prove helpful. All the ad sites shown here are free to join and use. Your credit card is never asked for unless you decide to upgrade.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of clickable banners to the sites.

*** Please note that you cannot use traffic exchanges if you are running AdSense on your website! Google doesn't like it, and you will likely end up forfeiting your AdSense earnings. ***

Benefits of Free Online Advertising

It’s not hard to figure out the obvious benefits of free online advertising:

· Increased website and blog exposure, which increases product exposure
· Higher search engine ranking due to increased exposure
· Increased sales and potential sales
· Branding – greater product awareness through visibility
· Building of trust and credibility

When you advertise online, your business will reap the benefits of additional clicks from other sites. For example, if someone clicks through from your free classified ad that you’ve put on USFreeAds , the search engines notice that someone from USFreeAds finds your site or blog interesting enough to follow the link. The more it happens, the better. It will increase your favour with the search engines, which in turn will improve your ranking in search results. The closer to the top of the first page of a search you are, the more likely that your site will receive the click from someone searching for your product.

Over time, people get used to seeing your ad. They become less skeptical and are more willing to check out what you have to offer. Your extended visibility lends you some credibility and helps folks to feel more trusting of you and your product. Naturally, what you are selling had better be legal and legitimate.

So, let’s see what we have. Free exposure, free help with the search engines, free branding and bonding. Pretty great - especially for the price. :)

Is there a downside to free online advertising? Well, it does take some time to place the ads, which must be done manually. Also, there is no predicting how much of a response you’ll get. You may also want to critique your ad wording to see if it can be improved and more call to action.

Track your ad campaigns to see what is working for you. Get to know which ad sites and ads are bringing you the highest yield to maximize your sales potential. It won’t cost you anything and you’ll learn a ton that will serve you well in the future of your business.

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