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[Idea] How to get traffic with a banner

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by manmusic, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. manmusic

    manmusic Regular Member

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    I came across this banner and thought it was well designed, here is why.

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    The advertiser doesn't ask you to visit their website or buy their product, they simply ask you to watch their youtube video. Youtube is an authoritative website so people will naturally trust it.

    Anyone that buys Viagra will now wonder if what they are buying is real or counterfeit. I naturally visited the youtube channel, which is a mini documentary about fake viagra, bla bla bla.

    The takeaway here is that if you want to engage someone with your affiliate, cpa, etc banner, use an authoritative source for where you want to redirect the user.

    For example, if the banner told me to "click here to go to viagra.com or any other website, I would of disregarded the banner, but because it said "youtube" i was interested to see what the video was all about.

    Other highly authoriative websites include facebook, twitter. I'm sure you can come up with many. Also check the alexa top 500 for ideas.

    Now you have your lesson for today. Don't forget to thank me :)

    If you want to watch the viagra videos you can go to this url:
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    http://www.youtube.com/viagra#p/c/2/aWuOgjOyL38
    It seems to be a big campaign, they also have material on their website, so I wouldn't be surprised if you seen a tv commercial on this message also. :eek:
     
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  2. bcoop

    bcoop Junior Member

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    thanks given. You just inspired me, i'm going to try something like that, that's a real "out-of-the-box" idea for a banner...
     
  3. manmusic

    manmusic Regular Member

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    If you have any ideas on how to improve this concept to add more value to it, I would be interested to hear your feedback! I think we can all benefit from this. Additionally you could apply this concept to PPV and PPC traffic :)
     
  4. manmusic

    manmusic Regular Member

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    Bcoop I appreciate your feedback. It's also inspiring. I get ideas like this all the time. I guess I should start sharing more? I just thought you guys already know this stuff and I'm just a noob with dumb ideas :eek: