A New Way To Promote Blog Tech Guy

I’m fortunate enough to have not needed to do any advertising yet, but I always like to be prepared so I just got my first set of advertising banners, and I thought I’d share them with you. Warning, there may be lots of flashing!

Banner advertising is still a very popular way of promoting a website/business, and I’m just starting some tests to see how well they convert. Business is great at the moment, but there will be a time I need to promote myself more and testing between banner advertising, Pay-Per-Click advertising and other methods will help me plan in advance.

I used Banners Mall after a recommendation, and was very impressed. Fast turnaround time and unlimited revisions were all done quickly and promptly, so many thanks to Chris and the team there. I paid slightly extra to get the Photoshop versions of the files too so have created an extra design and played around with the timings of the ads.

This is my standard horizontal 468×60:

BlogTechGuy ad 5

Three 125×125 to choose from, this format is becoming more and more popular on sites:

BlogTechGuy ad 1 BlogTechGuy ad 2 BlogTechGuy ad 3

The final two ads are a little different in size. These are designed to be more noticeable because of their slightly unusual size:

BlogTechGuy ad 4 BlogTechGuy ad 6

So what do you think? Is the design OK? Which is your favourite? Are there better ways to advertise?

8 thoughts on “A New Way To Promote Blog Tech Guy”

  1. Thanks Sonni, that’s one hesitation I had with BannersMall as some of their ads looked flashy and spammy. The ones we have here are a lot less in that direction than they were originally, but I appreciate the point. Word of mouth has been fantastic to me, but I always like to have a couple of options in terms of promotion.

  2. Thanks Sonni, that’s one hesitation I had with BannersMall as some of their ads looked flashy and spammy. The ones we have here are a lot less in that direction than they were originally, but I appreciate the point. Word of mouth has been fantastic to me, but I always like to have a couple of options in terms of promotion.

  3. A picture of yourself is very important.It helps to gain the trust in others because they can see you’re not trying to hide. I’m not so sure you need the banner and all the flashing, it might look spammy to those who don’t know you or aren’t referred to you. Word of mouth is, I believe, the best form of advertising. If you do what you say, when you say, that alone will help you to stand above your competition. Not too many people these days have work ethic.

  4. A picture of yourself is very important.It helps to gain the trust in others because they can see you’re not trying to hide. I’m not so sure you need the banner and all the flashing, it might look spammy to those who don’t know you or aren’t referred to you. Word of mouth is, I believe, the best form of advertising. If you do what you say, when you say, that alone will help you to stand above your competition. Not too many people these days have work ethic.

  5. Thanks Kathryn! I appreciate your opinion. I didn’t want to have me on too many banners as no-one wants to see my face plastered over the internet. I’m glad you like the newsletter box tips too.

  6. Thanks Kathryn! I appreciate your opinion. I didn’t want to have me on too many banners as no-one wants to see my face plastered over the internet. I’m glad you like the newsletter box tips too.

  7. hi joel,

    I like the BlogTechGuy ad 2, the middle one w/ the pic of you inside – looks more personal & I think people would be more apt to click on it since it’s not a generic ad image. How come you didn’t put yourself in any of the other ones? Thanks for your newsletter tips!

  8. hi joel,

    I like the BlogTechGuy ad 2, the middle one w/ the pic of you inside – looks more personal & I think people would be more apt to click on it since it’s not a generic ad image. How come you didn’t put yourself in any of the other ones? Thanks for your newsletter tips!

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