Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Of course, websites have always sold advertising space. But this is a step further. These sites springing up are basically online Landromat Community Bulletin Boards. You know, the place where people post their business cards, car sales flyer, Avon catalogs,etc. These high revenue generating sites are one big co-op ad. The pixel sites show a grahic image that links to the advertisers sites. Other gimmick sites, like the Unemployed Loser, offer frontpage text links to anyone who Paypals 50 cents.
While the sites are low on content, they are big on Buzz and linkage from blogs and message boards. As we all know by now a few well placed links or posts on popular blogs result in viral marketing that can translate into huge traffic. The Million Dollar Homepage even received mainstream media coverage, resulting in huge traffic.
Is it worth advertising on these sites? At this time it's hard to say. It's unlikely to result in a huge amount of direct traffic. However, it can add a permanent one-way link. That can be valuable depending on the quality and rank of the site.
In addition to the wave of pixel ad sites, even the low-rent Unemployed Loser has spawned copycats. For example The Unemployed Winners.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
The Best Online Shopping Deals, Regardless of
who has them
This place is all about bringing our visitors the best deals, no matter who
has them. We have many business partners and friends online and we are always
sharing information about deals that we find. Most of us concentrate on consumer
electronics, and internet and phone services.
While Delmarva Deals may not always have the best deals in-house, we
literally have thousands of partners online. Our biggest seller is wireless
phones, new cell phones with a service contract. While I was selling wireless in
a retail environment over 6 years ago, I discovered that authorized internet
sales agents were often beating out us store salesmen when it came to price and
service. It is not unusual to save $100 or more when you buy a premium cell
Right now, one of our friends, Mueller Deals, has the best deal we can find
on new Cingular cell phones. They have several models that are free after rebate
with a new plan. They even have special internet only prices on upgrades. Yes,
they now do upgrades and service renewals for existing Cingular customers. As
always, the best free phone deals are available for new customers. Prices are
subject to change, but right now the Razr V3 and Motorola Rokr with iTunes are
both free for new customers. That is a better deal than we can do right now, so
I consider it my responsibility to let you know. Check them out: