I wonder if somebody has thought about it yet.
I mean, look at all the 125×125 ads everywhere. They’re getting more and more popular and widely used as a blog promotion. Entrecard also uses this ad format to help bloggers gain traffic to theirs.
Everytime I looked at one, they link to the homepages. I imagine that those many links, banner ads, are pointing to your main page and less are deeplinking to promote your content. So why not utilizing 125×125 banner ads to also deeplink instead of reliying on text links alone? This is one of mine:
Moreover, the more sites deeplinking to you, the better, ain’t it? In case not all bloggers would agree on having your ads deeplinking to your own posts, you can sign up with banner exchange services like 125Exchange or 1stChoiceBanners. They are the services I’m using for the last few weeks.
Before start linking, don’t forget to optimize your image links by
- using a descriptive (but short) alt, title, image name (instead of “untitled-1″) to provide the best identification to your image. Keywords can also be used, but not stuffed.
- making the best visual for the image, since they come in a rather small size. Try to read the title yourself.
So what do you think? Will this method be useful to promote your blog and boost some traffic? What flaws did you spot from it? How would you make it better? Feel free to try and share the results!