Q: What are banners?
A: A banner is an image ( typically the size of 480×60 pixels) that can be uploaded to a website to be used to advertise specific products, services and businesses.
Q: How can I get a banner uploaded to a website so that I can use it when I need to?
A: First you will need to save the image to your hard drive. To do this you will need to do the following steps:
Right click on the image; a pop up box will appear to ask you where you want to save it. I would suggest that you save it in your pictures file.
Click save picture.
And then OK.
You will then need to have a hosting site on which you can place your banner so that you can later upload it to your own Website, to banner advertising sites, and many more places.
Q: Where can I find Web hosting?
A: You can find Web hosting by doing a search on any search engine. This will give you quite a variety of sites from which to choose.
Q: How do I upload my banner to the hosting site?
A: Web hosting sites normally have what is called FTP (File Transfer Protocols). For example. Yahoo Geocities has this service. Once you set up your account, you will need to sign in, go to Easy Upload, click browse (this will bring up a box for you to tell it where your banner is), click the area that you saved your banner in (preferably in your photos area), click the banner that you would like to upload, click open (that will then put your banner’s location on your hard drive in the text area that you clicked for browse), click upload. Once you have done those steps, Geocities will let you know that your banner is uploaded. Then just follow the instructions on how to get to where your files are stored.
Q: Do I need to know any type of web coding to link a banner to a website that I have and for banner advertising?
A: Yes there is some coding that you will need to know, but any site that has banners for you to use has an easy-to-follow tutorial for you. This will guide you through steps that you may not already be familiar with, so don’t let your lack of knowledge keep you from using banners. An example is the following:
Q: Where should I place my banners for advertising?
A: You can search for “banner advertising” in any search engine. There are banner exchange sites that are similar to click exchange sites, there are get paid to read sites, along with classified ad sites, your website, and more than anyone can imagine.
Q: Now that I have started placing banners on advertising sites, are there more ways to use them?
A: Along with what has been mentioned in the previous questions, you can also use them with your own website or with classified ads sites. Some classified ad sites allow you to upload images along with your ads.
Q: Are there both free and paid sites to on which to post my banners?
A: Yes you can find both free and paid sites on the internet with any search engine. Sites that you can use for either free or paid banner advertising are many of the “get-paid-to-read” sites. I say either free or paid because you can actually just go to the advertising area of any “get-paid-to-read” site and just purchase your banner ad that way. Or you can become a member of any of these sites, read the emails, earn money, and then use your earnings for banner redemptions. Doing the second option, you not only can earn money for redemptions of banner impressions or paid click-throughs, you can also target an audience. “Get-paid-to-read” members are more apt to purchase from advertisers of the site they have joined as opposed to going searching for particular products. This is also known as impulse buying if your product, service, or business opportunity catches their attention.
Q: Can I trade banner ads with other personal Website owners?
A: Yes, you can if the Website owner is willing to make the exchange with you. This is also another great way to advertise.
Q: Do Traffic Exchanges also allow banner advertising?
A: Yes, Traffic Exchanges also have banner advertising for their sites. Traffic Exchanges banner advertising works basically the same way as the “get-paid-to-read” sites. You can purchase banner advertising through their advertising section or sign up, click for page views and trade your credits in for banner impressions.