MAXIMUM RESULTS USING BANNER EXCHANGE
Website owners would be interested to know how to use web banner exchanges for numerous specific tasks faced by webmasters every day and how a particular task could affect the exchange evaluation process. Website owners use banner exchanges for three distinct purposes, namely, for branding campaigns, to get raw traffic to their site and to obtain visitors or customers for their sites. Therefore they must know how to utilize exchange networks to the utmost efficiency for their particular purposes.
For a branding campaign, the easiest and simplest one, you have to choose the exchange network, insert the code and upload a banner with your logo. That’s all, now you can forget about it, literally. Your logo will be viewed by the visitors. Here, only the raw number of impressions made really matters, the larger the impressions, the better.
For your next branding campaign, use the optimal network that provides good reach and true exchange ratio. It should impose strict standards on the member sites regarding banner placements. Banners, placed below-the-fold ad spaces or in ad ‘stacks’ will not produce the desired impact on branding. In case if the network you have selected permits such placements, get the right to ignore those particular sites or group of sites from your campaigns.
You need not worry about click-through-rates or changing the banners frequently because brand-centric ads never ‘burn out’; instead they continue to hit the brains of viewers reminding them who you are. Make your banners stand out with unique designs, proper text fonts, pleasing color schemes, correct logo sizes, etc.
Advertising to create extra traffic to your website: The first and the foremost question is what type of extra traffic you are expecting to your website. It is pretty easy to build up the raw traffic, some extra hits right here and now. All that you need are simple clicks and a reasonable exchange ratio is an added benefit. The rest does not matter at all. Even now there is a huge section of people who click on attractive banners out of mere curiosity or ignorance. For sheer traffic volumes these users will help you.
To obtain real customers, ensure that your impressions are not wasted on websites that are, for example, frequented by web professionals and your particular site should not be targeted to any type of audience since they will never provide you with sufficient clicks. Instead, locate the ones who get impressed with your banner ads and click them. You also can try by generating banners that look like a part of the website, not an ad message. An ideal banner exchange offering such a campaign should have maximum tolerance for banner ads ‘on the edge’ and provide a few category options. Moreover, if the exchange offers the capability of uploading several banner ads and display each at a separate site or a group of 2-3 sites you can easily use it for your purposes.
Availability of banner statistics per site is an additional very desirable feature for this kind of ad campaigning. With the help of such a statistics, you can quickly chase the under-performing sites and need not waste any more impressions on them.