Ever you ever wondered how to promote your site or your blog over at big sites in order to get large volume of traffic or traffic from specific countries and interest. Today I’ve found out that its possible to advertise your site or your blog for free*. Yes , it does come with some strings attached. The good news is that you can drive more traffic to your sales or if you’re selling something , you’ll drive more potential customers to check out your site on what are you selling. Its great way to get people to check your site out !
Firstly you’ll be needing a couple of things. So here are its prerequisites :-
- A Credit Card/Debit Card (No you wouldn’t be charged) – Make sure that it works for online transactions as some debit cards don’t
- Facebook account (duh !)
- Niche Blog or a specific site (When I say niche blog – what I am basically saying is that , we would be needing a good site. If you’re going to advertise your personal blog , I wouldn’t recommend you doing so as chances are people might not click and you might not gain that much of traffic unless you have something good to share)
Okay , now its very simple.
1. Go to facebook and log in to your account
2. Next up “sign up for this application” – http://apps.facebook.com/visabusiness/sign_up . Yes its a program by Visa (Thanks Visa , I am a proud cardholder :P) . Fill in some details such as your business type (if you’re doing business). If not just fill some basic information and hit submit. A prompt would tell you that Visa has just mailed you the $100 advertising voucher !
3. Quickly go up to your e-mail address and get the activation code/coupoun code. Next up , go here (make sure you have any ad-blocking tool such as AdBlocker Plus disabled , otherwise you’ll be getting a blank page !). Design your advertisement , make sure you follow general facebook’s guidelines
4. Choose which type of ad you prefer , you may just select anything (it depends on your preference). Set your daily spending as well , I leave that up to you. If you spend more , meaning that more of your ads would appear but it would only be like couple of days. But if you want to prolong it , then select it as a lower value (less chances of your ad appearing but it will be there for a long time) . Don’t forget to select the country that you’re targeting (aka geotargeting) and which kind of people. This way you’ll be getting genuine traffic !
5. Fill up your details and your credit card information and your free $100 advertising coupon number. Don’t worry , you wouldn’t be charged at all. Just keep an eye on your available balance , if that thing runs out. You’ll be charged to your credit card. If the funds are going to deplete or finish , better pause your advertisement or delete it. You don’t want to be charged in your credit card/debit card. Trust me
That’s about it. Now all you have to do is wait as traffic would be generated. Oh , Visa, Inc I would like to thank you for this offer. I’ll post my traffic report and my analysis later if this generated traffic for my site !
Credits :- HelmiAsyraf .I found this through his site , but then his tutorial was somewhat incomplete. So I thought of adding my own juice and touch of flavour as well.