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Cigarette site- how to advertise when Google adwords is not allowed?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by boondoggle, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. boondoggle

    boondoggle Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Ive got a site selling cheap cigarettes, its getting a few sales but only to friends and friends of friends, I can't advertise using Google adwords as cigarettes isnt allowed. Any ideas what would be the best way to get some quick targeted traffic to the site apart from SEO?

    Total noob so don't know where to start

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Sneeks

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    message boards that talk about tobacco
     
  3. Zenka

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    How about adbrite, clicksor etc. Don't they allow such ads?
     
  4. judson

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    Join some groups on facebook

    Twit about it.

    As a smoker, I can tell you that I am always on the lookout for a reliable source of 'my brand' cigarettes.

    What country are you in?
     
  5. boondoggle

    boondoggle Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tips guys, Ill check it out
     
  6. jaguarslug

    jaguarslug BANNED BANNED

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    do you ship global? im a cigarette enthusiast, alwyas try variety, whats your site btw?
     
  7. smash-wear.nl

    smash-wear.nl Regular Member

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    what is the site i wanne bay
     
  8. ebostrom

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    Do you sell Ducados? Its Worth living in Spain just for those Im sure.
     
  9. banghead

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    Man,i have astma and was smoking too,that Ducados almost "murdered":gives: me -Marlboro and Gitanes are for kids comparing to those!

    Anyway thanks!You have transported me back in 1994 Lloret de Mar and some more or less nice memories:beach2(2)
     
  10. boondoggle

    boondoggle Registered Member

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    Am I allowed to post my site here? If not, sorry to the moderators- please just delete the post not me! Here it is:
    cheap fags
    Im gonna add more brands too if anyones interested let me know which you'd like and Ill see if they're available
     
  11. jake3340

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    you can go via other CPC networks, what else
     
  13. yousefgreat

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    Just wanted to quote on something that confused me.

    You mention
    "200 for only £24.99"

    You should make it CLEAR.. 200 CIGARETTES or 200 BOXES....

    There are lots of scams out there, and people want to be sure what EXACTLY they are ordering :)
     
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  14. enrikole

    enrikole BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Thats actually well good idea. Well profitable.

    You can buy a block of genuine Marbolough for like $15 in some countries :D

    he is making a hefty profit, since shipping is not all that expensive :) Unless they are fags like, you know.... gay's ... then he is probably not that profitable :(

    On topic. There are loads of other google adwords alternatives

     
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  15. gregstereo

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    Cool idea bro. You might want to invest a bit in a mass commenting tool to drive some traffic. Scrapebox or UWCS, or maybe rent a cheap xrumer blast from someone if you're looking for traffic. Buying traffic directly would probably be a waste in this case as it's usually pretty untargeted. PRBackpackLink might be helpful to you too if you've got a bit of time. I think it's somewhere in the download section, pretty cool little app.

    Many of the alternate ad providers listed by others have looser TOS then Big G. Plus getting kicked out by one of them isn't that big a deal lol (compared to Big G).

    And speaking of Big G - I'd change up your logo asap. Those colors and that font look awfully familiar, and I noticed that a lot of the "work from home for G***le" guys who got sued last month have dropped the brand name from their ads, but now they are flying the flag by making their logos look awfully similar to Big G's. I wouldn't be surprised if they go after people using similar looking logos next.

    Your OP mentioned both traffic and advertising. Couple things on making the moolah - Commission Junction has some tobacco-related advertisers, both smokes and e-cigs. You might want to have some ads for them on your site. You might also want to have a "Want to quit?" section or links to a separate site about quitting. As a smoker, I can tell you - we all know it's fracking bad for us and "want" to quit. E-cigs are one way to try to do that, and I'm pretty sure ad$en$e's TOS allows ads on smoking cessation sites. Just a thought.

    Finally, you mentioend other brands, so again as a smoker, I'd like to see a site with American Spirit (organic so they're "good" for you lol - my doctor never thinks that joke is funny) and roll your own tobacco and supplies (filters, rolling papers, injector machines, etc.) available. There's a lot of RYO sites, but as long as you've got a smoke site why not add RYO to it? There's a company that makes Jester tobacco but it's no longer available in the States and there is NOTHING like it. If a fellow BH'er could get it to me I would be quite happy.
     
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    Ill get that changed, thought it was clear enough as 200 boxes at that price would be more than a steal- but its worth clearing up.


    The profit margin is actually not as high as you'd think for mine- the shipping is quite expensive despite the low weight, but hopefully with enough buyers it will be worth it. And yes, the other type of fags would be very expensive to ship.
    Im actually getting someone to do some SEO for me, but he is not keen on the "fag" bit being in the links in case people think its somewhere to buy cheap gays online.
     
  17. boondoggle

    boondoggle Registered Member

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    Thanks for your post- ill take a look at the tools you mentioned- suffering from information overload at the moment.
    Can't find the PRBackpackLink you mentioned- googled it and got nothing.
     
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    i sell herbal cigarettes and i have the same problem like you do but i did seo on my site also you can maybe do some link exchanges with other tobacco related sites just make sure the link is an 'incoming link'.
     
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    Oddly enough I'm seeing lots of ads for cigarettes online through Google search
     
  20. Clicksor_CS

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    Hi,

    Clicksor supports targeted traffic by keywords, channels and countries. So please feel free to send your landing page at advertiser@clicksor.com, and then we could confirm and get back to you with a most suitable recommendation.

    Best Regards

    Clicksor