Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

VANITY - GOOD PLACES TO ADVERTISE TO CONSERVATIVES ONLINE
Me ^ | Today | ME

Posted on 07/30/2002 7:31:50 PM PDT by College Repub

I am a small business owner who sells a variety of products online. I have some that are of particular interest to conservatives and republicans (political orientated novelty products). Anyone know of a good place to advertise that can reach a large audience of conservatives? I'm aware of newsmax but it seems they put all of their advertising at the bottom and jumbled together. I want people to actualy be able to see and click on my ads


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: advertise; business; conservative; conservatives; republican; republicans

1 posted on 07/30/2002 7:31:50 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: College Repub
bump
2 posted on 07/30/2002 7:33:50 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
When you find out, please let me know. I have bumper stickers.
3 posted on 07/30/2002 7:36:01 PM PDT by wontbackdown
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
A great place to advertize in print would be the classifieds pages in National Review magazine and Human Events. If you want to advertize online go to worldnetdaily. Some talk radio hosts will allow you to advertize on their websites. The more popular the host the more hits you will get.
4 posted on 07/30/2002 7:44:28 PM PDT by Commander8
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
Link it to just about anything with Ann Coulter's name. Seriously, I do believe she has a website.
5 posted on 07/30/2002 7:45:20 PM PDT by AngrySpud
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
You could find political message boards that sell advertising space on their boards. Delphi Forums comes to mind. You can arrange with them to run your ads in certain categories, like current events or politics, or however they classify it over there. They place ads sporadically through the threads.

I'm sure there are lots of message boards out there who sell advertising, and it probably isn't terribly expensive.

Good luck.

6 posted on 07/30/2002 7:46:00 PM PDT by alnick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wontbackdown; College Repub
When you find out, please let me know. I have bumper stickers need a date for this Friday night.
7 posted on 07/30/2002 7:49:06 PM PDT by hole_n_one
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
I advertised on Newsmax two years ago. A $100 banner ad for 5000 impressions. Didn't notice any uptick in my hits.

I've taken out classified ads in The American Spectator and National Review. NR brought some modest response, TAS not really.

I wish there was a place to advertise on a budget. Newsmax has much clutter, and it's expensive. Though their salesman assured me that those monthly ads on the sides get a good response. So he said.

A better plan might be to exchange free links with conservative websites. Cross-promote. Do you have a website?

8 posted on 07/30/2002 7:51:34 PM PDT by Commie Basher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
Have you considered placing material in the biz.* hierarchy in Usenet? Its free (except for the overhead of getting Usenet access), and there's hundreds of biz. newsgroups, tailored to almost any interest.
9 posted on 07/30/2002 7:54:29 PM PDT by strela
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: strela
It's full of clutter. Also people contact your ISP accusing you of spamming...No good
10 posted on 07/30/2002 7:59:57 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Commie Basher
$100 for 5000 impressions or 5000 hits? Newsmax.com can do 5000 impressions in no time flat! Drudge gets 4 million visitors a day. I'd imagine that Newsmax gets a least a couple hundred thousand hits. Each of those being an impression. What do they charge for the ads on the side?
11 posted on 07/30/2002 8:00:52 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
Try Shotgun News.
12 posted on 07/30/2002 8:02:33 PM PDT by FreedomFarmer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FreedomFarmer
Link?
13 posted on 07/30/2002 8:03:06 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Commie Basher
I currently pay ebay about $45 for what is probably about 50,000 impressions of the text of my ad yielding about 1000 hits yielding about 50 purchases.
14 posted on 07/30/2002 8:04:07 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
I run a web business that gets about 70,000 unique visitors a day. Never NEVER do impression (CPM) based advertising, like banner ads. The most effective way to go is come up with a bunch of related keywords (bumper stickers, poltics, conservative etc: as many as you can), and then buy pay per click advertising. You'll only pay when surfers click over to your site. Then it's your job to get conversions. (Sales).

The best venues are Overture and Google. Good Luck!
15 posted on 07/30/2002 8:12:25 PM PDT by halley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
You may want to check into the homeschooling 'market'. There are lots of magazines, tabloids, websites and etc. which cater to homeschooling families. Just an idea ;-)
Good luck with your business.
16 posted on 07/30/2002 8:14:28 PM PDT by Born in a Rage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: halley
I tried google and I wasn't very impressed. I get the best rates with ebay featured auctions (what I listed before). The problem is I have liberal wackjobs that mess wiht my auctions and try to get me suspended from eBay. The listing fees are also ridiculous with eBay. Fully 40% of all my revenue goes back to ebay in listing fees. I'm looking for something better. The things I sell, I need to have a picture with them, so I'm thinking more in terms of online listing
17 posted on 07/30/2002 8:17:52 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Commie Basher
What are the NEw Republic ads? I'd probably have to take out a full or half page listing to sell what it is that I sell (need to include pictures).
18 posted on 07/30/2002 8:18:55 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
You're doing well if you get a 1.5% to 2% transaction rate. That may or may not work depending upon what you pay and what your average order and margins are. Overture has great reach and although it can be expensive, you should be able to find a niche.
19 posted on 07/30/2002 8:37:19 PM PDT by halley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: halley
Isn't overture losing more and more business due to other companies signing with google (and of Googles site itself getting more business)? I mean who uses altavista and hotbot and lycos anymore?
20 posted on 07/30/2002 8:42:21 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
Sure, Overture has lost some business, but pound for pound they still provide the best reach bar none. The Google product has potential but many many bugs, and other than AOL, they don't have close to the number of partners that Overture has. MSN and Yahoo are locked into Overure for the next several years, and the deal Google gave AOL and ASsk Jeeves is not sustainable and it's likely they'll make very little if any profit from it.. Don't be surprised if Google gets purchased by AOL, although with their recent troubles Google may not get the exit strategy they're hoping for.

My money is with both of them, but Overture is far more cost effective. BTW, I have over 6000 search terms out there and have been doing this since 98, so I kind of have the hang of it.
21 posted on 07/30/2002 9:25:59 PM PDT by halley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: halley
Does Oveture limit you? With Googles system if certain words you are bidding for don't get a 1% clickthrough rate they cancel them. Some of my best words were ones with like .3% on VERY HIGH volumes (ammounting to more than 5% on small volume) but google wouldn't let me do that for more than a day or 2
22 posted on 07/30/2002 9:30:47 PM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
No Limits with Overture. It's up to you to decide what to bid. That's just one of the annoying Google glitches.
23 posted on 07/30/2002 9:39:24 PM PDT by halley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
5000 impressions, not hits. I wouldn't advertise on Newsmax again.
24 posted on 07/30/2002 11:47:04 PM PDT by Commie Basher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jeff Head
Ping.
25 posted on 07/30/2002 11:51:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Commie Basher
That's ridiculous. If they haven't lowered their rates I don't understand how an advertiser can advertise with them. Either your product was marketed very poorly and others on there are getting a return or they experience high advertising turnover and rely upon small business owners to be their suckers (probably the latter).
26 posted on 07/31/2002 12:07:12 AM PDT by College Repub
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: College Repub
Newsmaz is always changing their ad policy, and I took my banner ad with them 2 years ago. Their policy is likely different -- but still very pricey.
27 posted on 07/31/2002 2:41:27 AM PDT by Commie Basher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson