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NewsFriday April 16th, 2021

5 Types of Online Advertising

There are many types of online advertising currently in use. Do you recognize the types of online advertising that exist today?

If you are a businessman, you should never underestimate the power of online advertising for its ability to increase sales multiple times. 

Below we review the 5 types of online advertising that are known in the world today.


1. Display ads


At the beginning of online advertising, there were only display ads. Display ads are a type of visual ad that appears on other websites related to your content or services.

In its journey, display ads have grown rapidly from just placing banners. Now you can see display ads in the following forms:

  1. Static Images: These are basic banners that are generally box-shaped and appear around the content.
  2. Text: text created using algorithms so that the content is relevant to the surrounding content.
  3. Floating banners: banners that move across the screen or float on top of regular content.
  4. Wallpaper: wallpaper appears and changes the background of the website, it fills the entire page.
  5. Popup ads: pop-ups bring up a new window in front of the content, when the new window is clicked, it will display the full ad so that visitors can see the entire ad.
  6. Flash: moving ads that display different content to visitors.
  7. Video: video ad in a small box, short duration, and will automatically play the video, visitors can play or turn off the video ad.

Rates for display ads are usually very affordable, especially when you contact site owners directly. The rates for each site will vary. If you want to advertise through a marketing site, the rate used is the basic rate.

Third-party sites such as the Google Display Network allow users to target based on demographic, geographic, contextual, and/or user behavior.


2. Social Media Ads


Social media ads are a type of online advertising that is very effective and efficient. You can post any form of advertisement on social media platforms, such as simple banners, photos, and autoplay videos.

Social media ads can be a savior for businesses who want to be successful in doing business online. It’s also easy to use as you can set your own target audience based on age, area, interests, educational background, etc.

Social media ads are of two types, namely:

  1. Organic: organic means that the ads attract visitors based on what you share on social media pages. Usually, it only appears on your friends’ feeds. Organic is great for anyone who wants to grow loyalty among followers or friends on social media.
  2. Paid: if you use paid ads, it means that the social media platform will advertise your post on people’s feeds who are not even your friends or followers. Paid ads can help businesses reach audiences with certain criteria. For example, milk ads aimed at pregnant women.

Examples of social media ads platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, etc.


3. Search Engine Marketing


We have briefly reviewed Search Engine Marketing in our article entitled SEO and SEM. SEM is the mainstay of today’s business who wishes to achieve sales in a relatively short time.

SEM works by auctioning off keywords. You and other people will bid on keywords so that your website can get a better ranking on the SERP (Search Engine Result Page).

There are two types of paid ads in SEM, namely:


  1. bid on keywords and the results will appear in the top rank of the SERP depending on the value of the offer made.
  2. You will only be charged when a user clicks on the ad.


  1. Flat rates per 1000 impressions
  2. Easy to set a budget with the guarantee that your content will be advertised on the SERP
  3. If no one clicks on the ads, you still have to pay.

If you want good traffic at a cost of IDR 0, or FREE, then you have to use SEO. Read our review of SEO in the article Understanding Content Marketing and SEO.

But if you are determined to experience the keyword auction process in SEM, then you have to get acquainted with the best SEM platform at the moment, Google Adwords.

The Google Adwords platform can help you create more targeted promotional campaigns.


4. Native Advertising


If you read an article and at the bottom, you find a list of articles with the words ‘sponsored/powered by…’ it can be said that it is a form of native advertising. 

Native advertising is also favored by business people because it resembles regular content so that users do not feel disturbed by the existence of these promotional advertisements.

To find out more details about Native Ads, please read our review in the article The Definition of Native Advertising.


5. Video Ads


The most well-known and popular video-based ad is probably YouTube Ads, but it turns out that there are many different types and formats for video ads.

Create a promotional video as attractive as possible and then advertise it on several platforms such as YouTube / Google, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Brightroll, YuMe, Hulu, AOL, and many others.

So that are the 5 examples of online advertising/online advertising that can help you gain income/sales. Are you planning to gain success through a digital platform? Contact AsiaQuest Indonesia for information about the digital world and online marketing!


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