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    SitePoint Member ErnieJ's Avatar
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    No I really didn't sell a Domain for $650,000

    You Just learned a Valuable Lesson though, a headline
    can make or break your Ads...!

    Make them grab your readers attention, they will pull
    them into the ad, then in the body of your ad write what
    your product or service can do for them. Make sure that
    such a headline leads to a related Story or copy....If you
    don't do this, it could be false advertising...!


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    SitePoint Guru prequel's Avatar
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    doh i fell for it

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    I'm not sure if I fell for it or not.. I mean, obviously the title is an attention grabber, but I read all the threads on this forum anyway - so.. did I fall for it, or is what you said applicable to any thread in this forum in my case? :P

    oh well.. it doesn't matter anyway. You make a valid point -- kudos
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    You really surprised me there ErnieJ!

    I would have been shocked! For a second there I thought that's probably the biggest coincidence I have ever seen in my life.

    Because yesterday, at 9:45 pm, I just sold my domain name for $650,000!I was planning to make the same exact post, and when I saw your thread, I thought I might have posted in my sleep!

    No, I'm just kidding, I didnt' sell my domain either. But, now you know how it feels, ErnieJ

    The sad part is, the people that just fell for this, twice

    However, this brings us back to interesting related topic. The start and problem of banner ads.


    Banner ads have information that the user is interested in, but when he clicks on it, he does not see what was expected (like the example above).

    The second time, he sees an ad that interests him again. He decides to click on it, but once more, he does not get what was advertised (as the example of my post).

    NOW, on the third time, the surfer is not that stupid to fall for it again. Better yet, because of the surfer's experience with the ads, in his eyes they are now useless. Consequently, he doesn't even bother to look at them anymore.

    Effect: Well, no need to describe. You see the current state and problems of the ad industry yourself
    Last edited by webwizard; Mar 1, 2001 at 00:00.

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    Ernie,

    I will not be reading anymore of your post!


    Just kidding. I hope that you've learned a valuable lesson.

    Make sure your adline grabs attention and is credible or
    people won't take you seriously and you'll be toast on the
    internet. Doesn't take long for the word to spread.

    LOL

    Good Luck
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