Google's new AdWords
Welcome to AdWords. Google has a new pay-per-click advertising program. Get this-- you can advertise on Google for as low as 5 cents per click. So, I took out an ad. It looks like this:
Now, you may be asking yourself "why?". Well, I budgeted my ad campaign at a dollar a day, so that means I get upwards to 20 new people to see my site per day. For a personal site, that's a lot. And while I'm at it, let me say "Welcome" to you if you're visiting for the first time from that ad, and wondering just what's going on and why you're here. :)
It's easy to setup and it goes into effect immediately. Within a few hours I had almost 300 impressions and 3 click-throughs. A 1% click-through rate is nothing to sneeze at for a site named "bradchoate.com". I guess curiosity got the best of them...
Google has figured out that they have a successful product and that they can make some money by letting anyone and everyone participate in the services they offer. Now, if they'd just lower the price of their intranet search appliance so us little guys can afford it.
If you are here because you clicked on my Google ad, why don't you post a comment and tell me why you clicked-through? I'd like to know. Thanks!