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    Hypothetical quesiton

    If money wasn't an issue what type of advertising would you use to attrat visitors to a content site? PPC search engine? E-Zine advertising? Banner ad's on targeted sites? Radio advertising? Something else?
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    If money was not an issue: TV ads.
    Next, industry magazines related to the content and large newspapers (WSJ, USA Today, NY Times, etc).
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    If money was not an issue, I would hire a team of salesmen and go door to door to every household, starting with the metropolitan areas.

    No really, I would focus on targeted advertising and targeted branding. Buy slots in all the industry magazines, newspapers, e-zines, websites, TV programs, radio programs, etc. I would also advertise my newsletter (you do have one, right?) heavily on other websites and e-zines, even the print media. But, I would only buy this advertising if my website was content-rich with interactive features.
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    TV, national magazines, certain local newspapers, some banners on certain sites.
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    Skyscraper banners on yahoo? TV ads during the superbowl? Your favicon next to AOL, MSN and others on millions of new PC's across america?


    ahh the possibilities

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    Howdy!

    I'm thinking huge blimps hovering over suburban America...

    Especially those ones that light up at night, so everyone can read them while they are walking their dogs after sunset...

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    All these methods would help you "Brand" your product. Once people become familiar with your name, it will spread like wildfire. Word of Mouth is probably the number one traffic driver.

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    I'd burn my URL onto the moon with a laser!
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    I changed my mind. I'd buy a computer for everyone in the world, and give them Internet access of course. Each computer would have a sticker on the tower with my URL on it. The monitor would have a sticker saying "Brought to you by {URL}". I would have my own browser and operating system created to work specifically for my website.

    Maybe I'm going a little overboard?
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    Originally posted by Anarchos
    I'd burn my URL onto the moon with a laser!
    I shall call it the Alan Parsons Project. Come, mini me.

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    Re: Hypothetical quesiton

    Originally posted by sianews
    If money wasn't an issue what type of advertising would you use to attrat visitors to a content site? PPC search engine? E-Zine advertising? Banner ad's on targeted sites? Radio advertising? Something else?
    Anything that made me more money than it cost me ;-)
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    Have sitepoint redirect to my URL?


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    Over throw all the worlds governments, take control of them and rename it URL World Order.

    Oh c*@p, the FBI are at my door.

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    I'd do what Steve Jobs did when he went back to Apple. I'd create "Think Different".
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