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  Post #16 (permalink)   02-24-2010, 06:07 PM
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Most of our clients come from WebHostingTalk, Google Search, Hosting Discussion, WebHostingChat, (in that order) and a few other sources.

According to what the client selects during sign up as the referrence. Hosting forums can be very helpful indeed.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   02-24-2010, 06:28 PM
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WOM advertising works well if you have a good network you can rely on. Other than that, I've seen more people choose adwords as of late. Unless you have some pretty big funds to advertise on TV like GD did, it might work out to just start it small on focused forums
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  Post #18 (permalink)   02-24-2010, 07:45 PM
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Speaking of word of mouth, a friend and I developed a free "Word Of Mouth Tool" web page widget that makes it easy for your site visitors to link to your site in a variety of ways. It's free, and can be installed on your site in about one minute.

I'm not sure whether I should post the link here or not.

I guess the best plan is to leave that up to you to decide. If you want to take a look, give me a shout.
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  Post #19 (permalink)   02-25-2010, 10:43 AM
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Forums are the best place IMO.

  Post #20 (permalink)   02-25-2010, 11:25 PM
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In my opinion, forums will help in advertising a web hosting company. However, it is the word of the mouth that will result the lasting client.

And lastly, it will be the quality of the service that will make the web hosting company famous.

  Post #21 (permalink)   03-14-2010, 05:48 PM
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anyone do link trading? find it works?
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  Post #22 (permalink)   03-15-2010, 06:23 AM
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anyone do link trading? find it works?
Link trading seems to work more for SEO purposes as generally most people who want to trade links will trade links with 1000's of other hosting companies.

Although if you can trade links with a web design firm or such maybe helpful.
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  Post #23 (permalink)   03-20-2010, 06:51 PM
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We do quite a bit of advertising on WHT as they offer a free advertising section there. We also recently started a ad banner and PPC campaign due to a year-end promotion they had. Results were not as great as expected unfortunately.

A fine tuned affiliate program can definitely bring in a lot of business too.
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  Post #24 (permalink)   04-07-2010, 03:13 AM
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yes you can't think without forums but also need to spend few $$ through ad programs like adwords for better response.
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  Post #25 (permalink)   04-07-2010, 04:20 AM
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We've recently targeted local business through google. Its been working great since location specific searches usually cost much less then general terms.
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  Post #26 (permalink)   04-10-2010, 02:39 AM
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In agreement with word of mouth and generally your current customers can bring alot of new customers too if you pla your cards right.
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  Post #27 (permalink)   04-13-2010, 08:35 AM
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But it is really really hard to get clients. It is weird, cause where I am, In Canada it is an untamed service. People just have no idea what web hosting can do for them or for some companies. I tried 2 in 1 business cards (your information on the front and a kind of referal thing at the back and provide a certain amount per registration), felt like a good idea but so far, not so good results. I tried ads on Facebook, nothing! Tried ads on Google, nothing and expensive. So I now run my own advertisement service. Anyway, its hard to get clients, and word of mouth is good, if you have a certain amount of customers. Anyone has other tips and tricks ?
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  Post #28 (permalink)   04-13-2010, 11:12 PM
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  Post #29 (permalink)   04-16-2010, 05:07 AM
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in my point of view Social media is the best way to advertise as compare to other

  Post #30 (permalink)   04-16-2010, 08:06 AM
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