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Marketing and Advertising On ActiveRain – A Time and A Place

Marketing and Advertising On ActiveRain – How To Create and Setup Ads

Your ActiveRain BLOG is not necessarily the best place to be marketing and advertising your goods or services to other ActiveRain members.  Promoting and marketing yourself is great but is there a more effective and efficient way than using your Blog to do it? Maybe, but you’ll never know if you don’t try it or know about it right?

One of my favorite quotes from Ardell DellaLoggia, another member here on ActiveRain: “Blogging is the show, not the commercial.  If you make it into a commercial, then your readers will go get a sandwich, like they do when a commercial comes on T.V.”

Advertising on ActiveRain is easy and you can set it up yourself using the built-in Advertising feature.

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Login to ActiveRain then click on the link located in the upper right corner of your screen.

2. On the left side of your MY HOME page, you’ll see the link to “Advertise with AR” just click it~

3. To create a New Ad Campaign click thelink to begin.

The following screen will appear.

4. All you need to do now is add the proper URL or WEB address for your Ad and then a 125×125 image for your ad.  Your image can be custom created using whatever graphics application you prefer, I use picnik.com to create some quick, easy, and free graphics with effects.  If your credit card information is not on file, you’ll need to enter that as well.

5. Once you’re satisfied with your settings, click the button and you’re DONE!

Be sure you don’t refresh your Browser screen or hit the back button at this point.

This entire process takes less than 2 minutes not including the time it may take to create your graphic and to find your credit card.  I’ve spent more time in the past just trying to find my wallet and keys.  lol~

Your Ad will now appear on many of the millions of pages located through-out the AR Community.

The question you might have now is “how effective is this and will it work for me?” There are plenty of other people using this on ActiveRain, just click on any of the Ad campaigns you see on future pages while you’re browsing around.  Contact these companies or individuals to see if it’s working for them?

I’m sure they’ll have no problem with you contacting them, and I’m certain they won’t have a problem telling you if this is working for them or not…. I mean, why would they be continuing to do it if it wasn’t?  You can also try it yourself for 30 days then drop it like a bad habit if it doesn’t work for you.  Marketing and Advertising is changing the “face” of the WEB, are you getting the most from the “faces” seeing your ads?

32 Tweeter Twitter Tips

Do you use Twitter?If so, how? If not, why? Do you even need to be on Twitter? Since the birth of the site, these are age old questions that have been and will continually be asked regarding the popular micro-blogging social network. Millions are on Twitter, but how many use it effectively?

The following tips may very well helpto save you time, money, and frustration if you’re considering diving into the twitter-sphere as so many other business owners have. The following tips were given to a tweeter when they asked for advice on “How To Use Twitter” with the best tips their twitter friends/followers could offer? This is yet another great way to use twitter.

If that’s not enough, here’s another 140 Twitter Tips:

Do you have a question about Twitter or any other site, application, product or service? Try using Twitter to ask your question, create a discussion, and get fast and valuable information about pretty much anything you want to know? Keep in mind that there are always people willing to share their findings, tips, and solutions with you and the best part is that they’ll do it for free!

Make Your Email Signature Count

What’s in an email signature? How about anything you want!  If you want to add more traffic to your sites, blogs, and social networking endeavors, you need to check out Wisestamp.  It works great with Google Gmail, and every email signature can be customized and setup to YOUR specific liking.


Creating your unique and custom email signature
takes only a few minutes and allows those receiving your emails and replies to see where you’re active, what you’re currently up to, and what sites you’re actively involved in.  Wisestamp turns your email signature a syndicated marketing and social networking tool.


Take a look, try it out yourself,
you’ve got nothing to lose because it’s FREE, and everything to gain from the additional exposure it will bring to you, your sites, and the bottom line of whatever business you’re in.  Stamping your work with a signature of quality is important these days, Wisestamp lets you do just that!

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