My most popular post in the past six months was the one last week about getting a $200 in pay-per-click advertising credit from MSN.com if you sign up for a new account (which costs $5.)
I had record traffic numbers for three days.
So, being the fast learner that I am, I figure that I should give my readers more of what they want. So I’ll keep looking for money-saving offers and credits from online advertisers who want more business.
One of my readers thought the MSN offer was not valid. He said the site was hosted at Rackspace, which made him suspicious and that he called Microsoft who had not heard of this offer.
I signed up for it and actually got the $200 credit in my account, so I’m pretty sure it’s valid.
Also, if you search for “MSN Adcenter” on Google, MSN is paying for clicks and sending people to an identical signup page, only with a $100 credit, instead of the $200 credit that I am sending people to.
The Alexa chart for Startadcenter.com is excellent. This promotion is going very well for Microsoft.
So far I’ve had 3,000 impressions and no clicks on my ad campaign, which is locally targeted Utah users only. Today I added another 50 keywords and am going to use my MSN credit to get more blog readers.
Back to the topic of today’s post: more credit for signing up with other advertisers.
At Search Engine Strategies Chicago I visited most of the booths of the companies in the Exhibit Hall, in between attending sessions.
I found a $50 credit from Ask.com which I was given permission to blog about. Ask.com’s market share has been creeping up lately, and with the launch of Ask City, their traffic should grow even more.
To claim your $50 credit from Ask.com, sign up at sponsoredlistings.ask.com, and enter promo code SESCHI06 during the check-out process.
Even better, I picked up a $300 credit from LookSmart for setting up a new account. The product manager at the booth wasn’t sure that I could blog about this. This might, of course, be limited to SES attendees only.
But just moments ago, he called me from the airport and told me that I have permission to blog about this $300 credit.
The offer expires on 12/25/06, so you better act on this quickly. Visit AdCenter.LookSmart.com, click on the sign up button, and enter this coupon code at check-out: SESCHQ4
This offer is good for first time LookSmart advertisers only and your daily budget must be set to $10 or higher.
So thanks for reading my blog today. It feels good to give out $350. Consider it an early Christmas present from me to you.
In return, please tell all the internet marketers you know about these excellent offers. I would appreciate links to this blog post.