Discovering An Alternative To Google Adwords

A new concept in Internet marketing has emerged with the advent of Pay Per Click advertising. It seems that the search engines have finally managed to perfect the art of making profits with online promotions. Now what precisely does this mean?

Now let us think about the old way of advertising. You would pay money down to a company who would place your ad. The company showing your ad would be paid according to the length of time you wanted to run it. The exposure you get is nothing to do with what you pay the company.

It could be shown in a variety of different places; newspaper, TV, radio and online, on a website page. Somebody decided that there could be a far better way to advertise online. It is true that not all Internet marketing methods give the same exposure; some methods give a lot of views, others less. For instance a website with heavy traffic will give your ad a great deal of exposure, so why not develop a system that pays the website host and advertiser?

If you raised prices for the advertiser you would risk losing customers. In fact it could also be detrimental to the credibility of your business. Customers and sales would be lost and your competitors will start to get the edge on you.

Business might not pick up and your site's reputation would suffer. Enter the idea of pay per click advertising. The advertiser writes a small ad based on a good performing keyword. Then they submit it to the search engines, the ad will come up when its keyword is searched for. Every time a searcher clicks through on the ad the advertiser will pay a small fee to the search engine. This means both advertisers and host make money.

When the search engines saw the potential of this idea they decided to develop it. To get better placements, advertisers were invited to bid higher. The advertiser with the highest bid won the best placement, this gave their ads better exposure. Both search engines and advertisers increased their profits.

Apart from Google and Google Adwords there are other pay per click engines. Many people tend to ignore this fact. Some better alternatives are; Microsoft Adcenter, Yahoo Search and Search Feed. If you want to make a profit with pay per click advertising you will need to explore these other options.

Multiple methods of drawing traffic to your site will help you to develop your business. When you use different pay per click options you can increase your sales and skyrocket your business.

By: Brian Basch