Originally Posted by EasyAsPie
I haven't done that yet but when my advertising budget gets higher I will certainly give it a try. I tried Adwords a while ago for one website with over $50 and it didn't bring any new customers. Adwords is very good for targeted visitors though and if you have a high advertising budget it should be worth the investment.
Most of the big players use advertising networks such as Google, we even use it at Arvixe. It really comes down to the marketing budgets available, you need to bid quite a lot for certain keywords relating web hosting something that is not available (and something I wouldn't recommend) to start-up hosting operations.
Best to grow organically and once you have the available budgets start heading out into online marketing through advertising networks, affiliate programs etc...