Commercial Ads

Developing a regional, national or international distributor network is essential for manufacturers and solution providers. It’s especially important for products that require referrals and brand awareness. Tally, for example, is India’s largest accounting software used by 5-6 million of the country’s 60 million SMEs. A full 80% of their new business comes through referrals such as from CAs suggesting it to their accounting and auditing clients.

As annoying as most advertisements are, we all have a few ads and jingles that we love, right? These websites collect the best ads and commercials from around the world.

Ads can sometimes be as creative and impactful as art. That's why some commercials stick with us for so long, they become a part of popular culture. You can't see or hear the words "Just do it" without imagining a tick in your mind.

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From award-winning ads to video game commercials, we've rounded up websites that collect the best ads. And yes, there's one dedicated to Super bowl ads.

If you're just getting started on the internet--or simply looking for ways to add new revenue streams to your business--you might be considering accepting ads for other companies' products on your website.

To make your site attractive to companies looking for ad space, you'll need to have a great niche market, tons of traffic and the promise of good ad placement on your site. However, if you don't have all these elements in place yet, there are still ways for you to make money from ads on your site. The easiest--and often the most successful--include:

Promote an affiliate product on your site

Joining another company's affiliate program is one of the simplest ways to get started with internet advertising. While affiliate links aren't technically ads, they allow you to make money by promoting someone else's product. As an affiliate, you earn a commission each time someone you've referred makes a purchase. To encourage sales, you might post a banner on your site that links to the affiliate site or publish a newsletter article about their product.

Use targeted advertising with Google AdSense

Google's AdSense program allows you to make money advertising on your site by placing targeted text ads generated by Google on your pages. The ads appear in rectangular boxes running down the side or across the bottom of a web page with the words "Ads by Google" over the top. These ads are paid for by businesses that use Google's pay-per-click program, Ad Words. These ads reflect the content on your site, so if your site sells a book on how to recognize authentic baseball cards, for example, the ads that appear on your site might be for baseball card retailers.

Approach companies directly to ask if you can advertise for them

If your site is already getting lots of traffic, try looking for sites that offer complementary products and target the same niche market as you do. For instance, if you own a bridal shop, you could approach a local florist to see if they'd like to advertise their wedding bouquets on your site. An ad on your site would also be seen as an implicit recommendation of their product, and it could send a ton of brides to their site. And the more successful your ads are, the more you can charge for them.

Sign up for a blog-specific ad program

If you have a blog, consider signing up to feature blog-specific ads on your site. The key is to consider the kinds of ads your target audience will find valuable.