17
Jun

$75 In Free Clicks At Microsoft AdCenter Ends June 30th

Microsoft Adcenter $75 IN Free ClicksMicrosoft AdCenter has been running a great promotion for some time now, I think since January, where you can get $75 in free clicks if you are a new user. (You may just be able to open a new account with a different credit card. I haven’t checked that out though.) However, the promotion is ending as of June 30th, so you only have 2 more weeks to take advantage of free advertising.

Through personal experience and what I’ve read on some blogs, the MS AdCenter interface tends to be a little difficult to use. It is a lot less user friendly than the Google Adwords interface, but while some see that as a disadvantage, you could look at it in a different light. Less people will be using it, giving you a better opportunity to take advantage of their search network. Other people, such as Jeremy Palmer, refer to both Microsoft Adcenter and Yahoo Search Marketing as the hidden gems of PPC advertising because less advertisers use them and in some cases the traffic tends to convert better, especially from MS Adcenter.

Regardless of how easy they are to use or how well they convert, it’s always nice to get free advertising from a PPC search network. 

If you want to take advantage of this offer, you can visit Microsoft Adcenter to get $75 in free clicks until June 30th.

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23
Apr

Coupon For $75 In Free Clicks At Microsoft AdCenter

Get $75 In Free Clicks At Microsoft AdCenterWant to try out some pay per click advertising for free? Microsoft is currently offering $75 in free clicks for new sign-ups to their AdCenter PPC advertising program from now until June 30th 2008. How does that sound for a nice deal?

If you haven’t tried PPC advertising before, it is a bit tricky to lean how to be profitable in, but this is a great opportunity to learn the ropes and spend someone else’s money while figuring out the whole process.

Some veteran PPC advertisers have seen better conversions on the Microsoft network through Live Search and MSN, than they’ve seen through Google or Yahoo. Apparently Microsoft has a different demographic of shoppers that tends to buy at a better rate than through other search portals. But hey, with a $75 coupon for free clicks, what difference does it make?

If you want to avoid the ridiculous landing page rules and $10 minimum bids if you don’t get it right from Google, give this offer a try and see if you can make it work. You have $75 to play with so give it a shot.

Make sure you use the coupon code on the sign up page to get your $75 credit. I would post the code here, but it looks like it generates a new code every time you go to the page.

The offer is only for new advertisers and does require a $5 set up fee. Would you pay 5 bucks to get $75 worth of clicks?

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22
Feb

Microsoft AdCenter Affiliates Get The Boot

Microsoft AdCenter AffiliatesWell, thank you very much Microsoft, that AdCenter affiliate deal didn’t last very long, did it? I signed up for the relatively new Microsoft Affiliate Program and was accepted into the program on December 21st and as of February 29th the AdCenter portion of their program will be closing as per an email from Melissa Witt.

The only reason I signed up in the first place was to promote AdCenter since it paid a nice $35 per confirmed sign-up and then that amount was raised to $100 if the new member spent $50 in free clicks in a 90 day period. The other two offers through Microsoft pay a whopping $1 for the Windows Live Toolbar (who wants another toolbar?) and 50 cents for Windows Live OneCare download (I don’t even know what that is). No one is going to make a living or put their kid through college off of those.

If you don’t mind me saying Microsoft, that’s pretty rotten. Thanks for dangling the carrot. This was an affiliate deal that was pretty easy to make money at because they were offering a nice incentive for new sign-ups and a nice pay out for affiliates. It was a great win, win situation for both sides of the customer / affiliate relationship, but apparently it wasn’t for Microsoft. Right after I signed up to be an affiliate, I proceeded to earn $210 in January and just became aware of the $100 bounty for affiliates. Thanks, an email update would have been nice.

It’s a weird thing for Microsoft to do this on such a short notice. Why would they pull the plug on this and give their affiliates, who have been acquiring new customers for them, a 9 day notice? Why pull the plug in the first place? Why not just scale back the payout from $100 to $35 or $25? Bizarre to say the least. Does Microsoft really want to tick off the blogosphere? That doesn’t seem to smart to me.

At the end of Melissa Witt’s email she states, “Thank you for your participation in the Microsoft Affiliate Network. Please let us know if you have any questions.”

Since we already know her name, I just have 2 questions for Melissa: What is your quest and what is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow, European and African?

Alan

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