Darren Rowse asks “Do you advertise your blog?“.
Why of course, everyone does. Its just a matter of up to what extent people advertise their blogs. Most people want free advertisements so they sign up with blog rings, blog forums, traffic exchange programs. Others are a little subtle but they’re pretty effective with leaving trackbacks and comments on other blogs within their niche.
The better question would be, how much are you willing to spend to advertise your blog? Some people spend some money on running contests or sponsoring one. Others do direct advertising. A lot of us around here do that.
I once got $30 in free AdWords (last year) account so I used it to advertise my blog. JAngelo used to run AdWords and I often see his ads on Inq7.net as well as Marc during the first few days of the V7N.com contest. Same with Rickey for his Live @ USA podcast; used to see his ads around here for entries related to “pinoy/filipino”. I’ve also seen BryanBoy buying BlogAds over at XiaXue‘s blog and another Gawker Media blog (forgot which one). And those are ad spots in the hundreds of dollars.
More interesting to know though is how effective these ads are for their blog. If they earn more than enough from their own blog, I think it is wise to invest some of the revenues back to advertising and increase traffic.
[tags]adverts, advertising, blogads, adbrite, tla, adsense, adwords[/tags]