What is the biggest mistake to avoid when advertising?

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Aina Lia, EA (Malaysia) Top Author Forum Guru 4/1/2016 8:32 am
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Advertising being part of your whole marketing strategy has an impact on how you run it.
Your method of advertising could bring you tons of success and could also pull you down to the ground, if wrong strategies were applied. I would suggest the following being checked before you proceed with placing of your advertisement to minimize the negative impacts.

These are the very basics few:

1. Check & re-check & revise your message - beginning stage before you place
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Zulfikar Reshid, Aff (Hungary) Top Author Forum Guru 4/1/2016 12:36 pm
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I think there is not the biggest mistake, but there exists minor mistakes, let me enumerate a bit:

#1, Even yourself do not sure whether your SFI advertising is working. Some affiliates, they just throw their advertising at the, say, traffic-exchange sites or somewhere else and hope it works. In many cases they have no idea how to track results and adjust their advertising efforts to be more productive.

#2, Here, in my opinion, the big mistake is to spread advertising out evenly
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, () Top Author Forum Guru 4/1/2016 12:44 am
Affiliate since: 12/31/1969, Power Rank: 99999999
1. Please stick to SFI Rules and Regulations governing advertisements.

2. Do not talk about your income.

3. Do not provide blank promises on earning an income.

4. Choose the Targeted audience/group & word your message accordingly.

5. Keep the season like Festivals, Holidays, etc in mind and place ads. that go well with the situation.

6. If you are geography specific, then know well about the Culture and Living style of the Citizens of that
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Lawal Sunday Joshua, Aff (Nigeria) Top Author Forum Guru 3/28/2016 2:40 pm
Affiliate since: 05/06/2013, Power Rank: 2194 | Read Lawal's 156 other Ask SC answers
Some times we tend to explore all option possible just to get our adverts noticed, while we ignorantly include phrases, articles, pictures and captions which may cause serious devaluation of the adverts. Here are few things to avoid

- Never create wrong impression
In order to have more visitors or sign ups at ones gateways, many affiliates have tend to add up impressions which makes prospect click on their ads. Many of the prospects sign up to find out the they had signed up on a
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Abe Taddesse, Aff (Washington, US) Top Author Forum Guru 3/31/2016 1:08 am
Affiliate since: 06/05/2014, Power Rank: 451 | Read Abe's 168 other Ask SC answers
The biggest mistake you need to avoid when advertising is assumption and doing a guess
Don’t take one size fit all approach, that is a recipe for disaster.

Know your targeted audiences, who they are, where they are, and what they want.
It is also important where to advertise, find a place what fits your products, if it is a business opportunity, go where opportunity seekers are.

If you want to advertise about the games and sports, go to where casino
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Jennie Franklin, Aff (Ontario, CA) Top Author Forum Guru 3/28/2016 9:57 am
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I think the biggest mistake is setting up a BIG advertising budget and spending too much without tracking results FIRST. Before long your funds are used up and your advertising is not effective.

Tracking the results of your advertising will prevent you from wasting money on ineffective advertising. After all you want to make a profit.

Even though you may have a large budget, use a small amount of money or FREE advertising and TRACK the results from two or more sources.
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Wayne Crocker, Aff (Missouri, US) Top Author Forum Guru 3/27/2016 3:19 pm
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To ensure continuous growth in your new SFI and TripleClicks business you will have to learn how to start advertising to gain good results. Good results do not come easily but with time and practice your ads will start attracting sign-ups and conversions.

When running ads of any kind there are some basic rules that can help keep you from making drastic mistakes that will ruin your ad before it even gets started.

NEVER USE HYPE: On-line marketing has changed a
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, () Top Author Forum Guru 3/25/2016 8:39 am
Affiliate since: 12/31/1969, Power Rank: 99999999
The number one mistake most people make concerning advertising is NOT setting up and then keeping up a tracking system for all of your ads. This is the only way you know if your advertising is working. Don't waste time, money, and effort by not having this system in place.

Track everything including:

1. Ads placed by urls and even the text so that when you want to tweek it, it is right there and easy to find.

2. Number of Clicks, sign ups and forms filled out.

7857 votes
Nimo Ponifasio, Aff (New Zealand) Top Author Forum Guru 3/27/2016 8:41 pm
Affiliate since: 10/01/2013, Power Rank: 426 | Read Nimo's 381 other Ask SC answers
There are so many mistakes to be avoided but you have asked for the worst, the biggest mistake to be avoided.

In my opinion, the biggest of all mistakes that we must all avoid is telling lies. There is no such thing as a white lie or a small lie. A lie is a lie. Do not even hint at anything that is untrue and that is one of the reasons why we should not entertain hype. By all means be excited about the products, services or the SFI opportunity but stay away from hype. That's because
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Jenny Bolin, Aff (South carolina, US) Top Author Forum Guru 3/28/2016 9:38 am
Affiliate since: 03/17/2012, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Jenny's 112 other Ask SC answers
I think that the biggest mistake to avoid when advertising is not doing your homework, also known as learning as much as you can about advertising, making a plan about where to advertise to reach the market that you are targeting, and following through on the ads that you place to see if they are working!
1. Make sure that you know the terms and conditions that SFI has in place concerning placing ads.
2. Decide the content of the ad you are going to place. Keep it short and
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