Thank you for the reply.
The site is still in early development stages and more development is needed
and coming, but I wanted to see what people in business and potential
advertisers thought before it is really promoted. Judging from some of the feedback we have received from others, the color scheme will likely be changed. Given the connections we have
made in our IT services business over the last 4 years, I have already
contacted some of our financial clients, including a Credit Union, Financial planners
and advisors, independently wealthy investors, and our accountant about the
possibility of providing some financial advice columns in exchange for
advertising, but like I said this is still early in development.
Our target audience is a broad range of groups, including small advertisers
that may not be able to afford a lot for advertising to larger more traditional
advertisers seeking an additional click through without having to pay a lot to
do it, to people trying to discover ways to get additional business capital. I
will be honest and say that if this idea moves in the way we think it could, it
could become cost prohibitive for smaller startups to get their message out affordably
through our site, but all the spots reset monthly to their minimum bid amount,
which is $1.00 for zones 2 - 7 and $2.00 for zone 1.
We have submitted the site to all of the major search engines and DMOZ. I am a realist though and do not see us being listed on DMOZ even after we are running at full speed. The site name alone will net some traffic, currently there are 48 million sites dealing with business capital and while I do not know this to be a fact throughout all the sites, after the first couple of pages a lot of the sites are just advertising sites that provide no substance, where as we intend to provide information to help capital seekers once we are up and running. Currently, this site is only minimally being fed traffic by our main site, as it has not been properly introduced their yet.
We have been trying to figure out a way to disclose traffic stats and we have
decided to inform on a case by case basis to potentials that request the data.
Right now the site has only been online for 5 days and we have almost 10K hits.
We have one local small business that has bid on zone 1 for January and I think we
can all agree that $2.00 for a month of advertising is pretty cheap, providing
her bid stays @ $2.00.
mytechdirectDOTnet12/14/2007 10:16 AM