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  Post #1 (permalink)   08-20-2017, 05:54 AM
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Hello! I've created a web hosting company with my team, and we are looking for some customers. We paid facebook for ads but nothing happened. We are posting on forums to advertise our hosting company, but again nothing happens.

Can you suggest me a good way to advertise our website?
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  Post #2 (permalink)   08-20-2017, 09:21 AM
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It takes time my friend, build a presence, gain reviews - Even offer free trial services to some people to build up a reputation and don't use adwords, it is expensive.

Post some adverts on forums.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   08-20-2017, 11:10 AM
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I agree. It takes time. Forums and free advertising is your friend. We are new to HD here but have been using other forums successfully for 4 years now. But when we started it took time.
 
 
 


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  Post #4 (permalink)   08-20-2017, 04:22 PM
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Go to your local businesses. If you have the time, offer to help them build a basic business-card website for free if they were to sign up with you. Not only will you develop a strong relationship, if you do a good job, they might come to you for additional services and maintenance of their website, which might be your secondary income.

At the end of the day, word of mouth is going to be your best sales driver. But in order to get there, you need to hustle. Why not re-target your Facebook ads to your immediate local market with that kind of promotion/promise and see how it does. Although I don't have much confidence in Facebook at all when it comes to web hosting sales.
 
 
 


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  Post #5 (permalink)   08-20-2017, 09:23 PM
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Do SEO of website, write awesome blogs, to build backlinks list website is directories, participation in forums etc.

Best of Luck.
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  Post #6 (permalink)   08-21-2017, 02:22 AM
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Try out some articles and reviews in good and high authority websites. Also you can post your offers in forums like WHT to gain traffic and get sigups.
 
 
 


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  Post #7 (permalink)   08-21-2017, 08:23 AM
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Attempt to target niche markets with SEO, for example specific keywords - relying to an Operating System (Linux / Windows) + something like 'Cheap/High Availability/1GBps/DDOS Protected/Other relevant keyword' as they are easier to rank up on search engines.

As mentioned in the thread, articles are also a very good way to increase your SEO, with unique content and relevant information.

Make sure you get familiar with all relevant forums, and build a good profile.

Some forums that may be relevant:

Cheap Offers - Lowendtalk
General Offers - WHT Forums, HostingDiscussion, for VPS - VPSBoard.
Gaming forums - Minecraft, RSPS, etc.

Other good methods of getting traffic would also be reviews as mentioned.

Another good way to attract clients is to offer functionality that competitors don't have, this may include things like utilizing Cloud Platforms to offer High Availability, Platform as a Service, Hourly Billing.

Hourly Billing is useful in itself as it allows customers to test out VM's without losing much credit, for example to test performance, network, compatibility - etc.

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  Post #8 (permalink)   09-03-2017, 04:35 AM
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One of the most effective tools for promoting web businesses that I have run in the past has always been creating your own opt-in email list. It takes time, but it is well worth the effort in my opinion.
 
 
 


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  Post #9 (permalink)   09-03-2017, 09:20 AM
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One of the most effective tools for promoting web businesses that I have run in the past has always been creating your own opt-in email list. It takes time, but it is well worth the effort in my opinion.
Could you tell us a little more details about how you went about it technically speaking. How did you collect the emails, what software did you use to process mailings? Were these leads collected out of existing clients or prospective clients as well (those that ask a sales question, for example)?
 
 
 


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  Post #10 (permalink)   09-03-2017, 03:58 PM
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One of the most effective tools for promoting web businesses that I have run in the past has always been creating your own opt-in email list. It takes time, but it is well worth the effort in my opinion.
Email really works? Usually I hate anyone who sends me email but obviously opt in is different - Interesting to learn more.
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