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  Post #16 (permalink)   12-27-2007, 02:58 PM
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This is not true at all. We have used Adwords in the past and had a good return on them. We do not spend a fortune on them either. I tend to run them in cycles through out the year and I usually run a max of $50/m.

Its all about keyword selection and even throwing a FEW larger bids for better keywords. Just figure out a price you can afford and set that as a monthly limit.
This then brings up the question of: How good are your prices? How good is your site?

Getting hits can be easy, it's getting leads form those hits that count. From experiencing and asking around it seems hit and miss depending on how monetized the site is. With how competitive hosting is and the ROI on one sign-up it really can be hit or miss. One month for a non-hosting site I was getting $40/m in $90/m out until I put more google ads + affiliates on the site.

The problems with using adsense for hosting sites are the hits are not always well targeted and can end up on sites that have nothing to do with hosting. You have a better chance of getting a signup from someone who was recommended to you or saw a forum ad.

I agree, keywords are prime. There are many keyword trend sites to get better keywords with.
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I 'm going to try it in the future, but I think it is very expensive especially in WebHosting industry.
 
 
 


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This is not true at all. We have used Adwords in the past and had a good return on them. We do not spend a fortune on them either. I tend to run them in cycles through out the year and I usually run a max of $50/m.

Its all about keyword selection and even throwing a FEW larger bids for better keywords. Just figure out a price you can afford and set that as a monthly limit.
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  Post #20 (permalink)   07-06-2008, 07:21 AM
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You need to be creative when coming up with keywords for adwords. It is quite crowded on google and terms such as "web hosting" are very expensive.
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  Post #21 (permalink)   07-08-2008, 09:23 AM
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adwords can be effective but don't get stuck in the generic term game, you'll be broke trying to land a $10 account.
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  Post #22 (permalink)   07-13-2008, 03:34 AM
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We have used adwords in the past and still using it. But the only difference is earlier we had all the keywords we could think of and we displaying ads in almost every country. Now, scenario has changed. It has become very expensive, almost 1 click to one dollars and sometimes more on certain keywords. So we have narrowed down on a few keywords only and limited to certain states and territories. It is an expensive affair altogether.
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  Post #23 (permalink)   08-12-2008, 05:43 AM
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I have never used it but I know that AdWords ads are displayed along with search results on Google, as well as on search and content sites in the growing Google Network, which includes websites like AOL, EarthLink, HowStuffWorks, & Blogger.
 
 
 


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Adwords is expensive. It was good when it started out but it no longer worth it. Promote your site the natural way.
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  Post #25 (permalink)   09-26-2008, 01:05 AM
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You can give it a shot but good luck
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You may want to check out HostingCatalog.com as an AdWords alternative. The minimum bid there is only $.05 and they also have an ad network with bid prices around $1.00, which is a lot less than what you would spend in AdWords.
 
 
 


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You may want to check out HostingCatalog.com as an AdWords alternative. The minimum bid there is only $.05 and they also have an ad network with bid prices around $1.00, which is a lot less than what you would spend in AdWords.
I completely forgot about this option! It is indeed true they offer ppc advertising placement. However, top positions cost up to $3-4/click.

I am curious to find out how HostingCatalog.com compares to Google AdWords in terms of traffic generation effectiveness. Say, you are a top bidder for "shared hosting" category, and you are ready to spend $3/click, how much traffic do you actually get out of it?
 
 
 


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I completely forgot about this option! It is indeed true they offer ppc advertising placement. However, top positions cost up to $3-4/click.

I am curious to find out how HostingCatalog.com compares to Google AdWords in terms of traffic generation effectiveness. Say, you are a top bidder for "shared hosting" category, and you are ready to spend $3/click, how much traffic do you actually get out of it?
Actually one of the great features of Hosting Catalog is its Ad Network. The bids for ad network exposure through Hosting Catalog are around $1.00 at the moment and your listing on HC gets syndication to its hand picked, web hosting related partner sites.

Bids on the site itself in most categories average b/w $1 and $2 as well.
 
 
 


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No i find them to expensive
 
 
 


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it's waste money. i wonder will other compeititive blantingly keep clicking on your adwords to expense away the credit you have inside.
 
 
 
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