Advertising Websites Offline
When the typical Webmaster is contemplating advertising for his website the first form of
website advertising that comes to mind is online advertising. This is understandable and
very typical since the Webmaster in search of website advertising lives in the online world.
He eats, breathes, and dreams online content, in the online world. He eats, breathes, and
dreams online content, online advertising, and online sales. The products and services he
sells are available online so online advertising is his first course of action. Online advertising
is the obvious choice for websites, but what very few webmasters and small website
business owners realize is there is a whole world of offline advertising that can be very
effective for promoting their websites.
Demand for online advertising is steadily outpacing supply on some of the major websites.
From 2004 to 2005 Internet advertising rose over 40%. From 2003 to 2004 it increased
from $7.3 to $9.6 billion! Simple economics will tell you that as demand grows more than
supply, prices rise. This makes offline website advertising even more appealing. The experts
are gaining speed before the herd moves into this market.
One of the primary advantages of offline advertising for an online business is less
saturation. Unless the industry is an extreme niche, the online advertising competition is
extremely tight and breaking into any market using just online advertising for a website
based business can be nearly impossible. Promoting offline is the answer for a new breed of
Internet marketers. Some of the big players in the website marketing world swear by the
integrated promotion model of offline advertising mixed with traditional online advertising.
One of the primary reasons besides less saturation is choice.
Did you know you can run a short add during the Opera Show for about $100? How about
reaching 200,000 college students seeking work-from-dorm opportunities in one ad
placement? It is this type of coverage and cost effectiveness that has the successful website
marketers jumping into offline website advertising.
Ads are just beginning to start popping on radio stations, late night TC, and even billboards.
The choices and ability to reach specific demographics has peaked the interest of website
"Demand for offline solutions is growing rapidly as our clients are getting disappointed with
poor online results due to over saturation" says Jim Spears, Independent Website
Advertising Consultant based in Central Virginia.
"Some people have tried to go at it alone and it can usually be successful for one or two
methods after a lot of trial and error. Offline advertising for websites is a bit different than
your standard offline advertising, but that is part of what makes it so worthwhile." Says
As the online advertising markets continue to grow, costs rise and the barrier to entry into
most markets increases, we are sure to see more and more website marketers turn to
offline advertising to promote their websites.