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If you have a website or if you don't, where do you advertise, How much do you spend on advertising. Where do you have the most success?

I have my new website and on advice from Triggers mom I placed a $420 ad on pets4you.com
She told me she used to spend a thousand dollars a year on advertising online but nothing brought her a constant flow of sales like pets4you.com so she only advertises there. I thought I'd start there. I'm finally getting some hits on my site, not a lot but 20-30 a day. It beats the 2 hits a day I was getting, probably myself going to the site!

Who or what brings you people to sell your puppies if you breed?
Let's share the wealth of knowledge, Results!
 

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My own experience on our first and only breeding with our Amstaffs was word of mouth. We though, bred to the #1 Amstaff (AKC) in the country so everyone wanted a puppy before we had even confirmed her pregnancy.

I know of a site which you list by state http://indianapolis.kijiji.com/

I know Grandeur Poodles, which I have refered to before, advertise's on this site. Its all free which is always a great. Maybe that could be another route of advertisement.
 

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Craig List is also a free way to advertise locally.

I have not done any advertizing as of yet but once the pregnancey is cmfermened we will be putting a reservation add in the bigger cities news papers as well as our own. Then put an add on Craig and Kijiji.
 

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Craig List is also a free way to advertise locally.

I have not done any advertizing as of yet but once the pregnancey is cmfermened we will be putting a reservation add in the bigger cities news papers as well as our own. Then put an add on Craig and Kijiji.
I would stay away from craigslist. Craigslist doesn't want breeder's to advertise with them. They're focus is adoption's with low re-homing fee. Plus even if you attemp to advertise on craigslist, anyone can flag your listing and they will.

I really think the Kijiji is a great place to post your add. You wont have to worry about anyone flagging your listing and there is no cost...at all. I don't know if you have a local newspaper in your town but that's always an option. I found Sting in the Sacramento bee which Sac is about 1 hr 20 minutes from where I live. A lot of people look in the heavier populated cities for better selection.
 

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You don't supposed to sell pets on craiglist.com...however a small rehoming
fee is alright, otherwise your ad is going to get flagged, every time someone
in my state posted a dog or puppy with an "adoption fee" (my ass)
over $150 it usually gets the boot.:tongue:
 

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I read on your website about the Therapy dog in Walmart. I thought Therapy dogs were not allowed in Walmart - only Service dogs.
 

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I read on your website about the Therapy dog in Walmart. I thought Therapy dogs were not allowed in Walmart - only Service dogs.
I've seen a therapy dog in Walmart before, it was a schnauzer
riding around in an electric wheelchair with a woman.
 

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I would stay away from craigslist. Craigslist doesn't want breeder's to advertise with them. They're focus is adoption's with low re-homing fee. Plus even if you attemp to advertise on craigslist, anyone can flag your listing and they will.

I really think the Kijiji is a great place to post your add. You wont have to worry about anyone flagging your listing and there is no cost...at all. I don't know if you have a local newspaper in your town but that's always an option. I found Sting in the Sacramento bee which Sac is about 1 hr 20 minutes from where I live. A lot of people look in the heavier populated cities for better selection.
Oh, I did not know that about Craigs list, I have never posted on there. Sorry, I guess I'll know now thanks for the info Jenn.
 

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I read on your website about the Therapy dog in Walmart. I thought Therapy dogs were not allowed in Walmart - only Service dogs.
She also has a letter from the Dr to be a psychiatric Assistant Dog. So I can get away with Walmart.
 

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My mom uses kijiji.com. This is only her second litter. But it is totally free and seems to have worked with her so far. She is also planning to put in the local newspaper.
 

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I think you could use puppyfind.com - although there are some really questionable breeders that use that - there are also so good ones.
Also there is breedersclub.net and breeders.net - I'm not sure what these two cost but Michelle uses breedersclub and Julie (Wriggs breeder) uses Breeders.net
In my opinion, I would only use Kijiji if you are down to your last one or two that you were willing to negotiate on. Around here Kijiji seems to be known more for byb than reputable ones (or people trying to rehome a puppy).
But that may not be the case where you live.
 

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What you are promoting depends on where you get the best return with your advertising money.

If you are trying to sell animals local then possibly Google AdWords localized search for specific keywords/items you are targeting would work well. This isn't something you just pick-up and do though, it could be a quick way to be out some money. If you want to try this out I STRONGLY suggest you read / watch the tutorials.

Also craigslist, or other local animal related shelters, websites, etc. Even off-line advertising works at pet stores they have bulletin boards, and vets, etc.

I do online marketing and advertising (among many other things on the web) and have spent many thousands a month in advertising in various places. It is not something someone can just say here's the best spot advertise here and you`ll get a good return... if it were so easy everyone would sell something and do that ;)

If you need help with keyword research, and finding sites, etc, shoot me a PM and I`ll try to help out as much as possible.

-Todd
 

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I think you could use puppyfind.com - although there are some really questionable breeders that use that - there are also so good ones.
Also there is breedersclub.net and breeders.net - I'm not sure what these two cost but Michelle uses breedersclub and Julie (Wriggs breeder) uses Breeders.net
In my opinion, I would only use Kijiji if you are down to your last one or two that you were willing to negotiate on. Around here Kijiji seems to be known more for byb than reputable ones (or people trying to rehome a puppy).
But that may not be the case where you live.
Puppyfind is good , but like gwtwmum stated there are some questionable breeders on there.

Try these websites and see which one you like. Also contact owner of websites and ask how much traffic do they get a day / how many register users. These should narrow down which site is best for you.

Poodlesonline.com

Planetpoodle.com

poodlebreeders.com

Breeders.net

http://www.qualitydogs.com/

breedersclub.net

http://www.terrificpets.com

if you join a local club with a website this will also be advertisment for you.
 

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I don't breed but i did find Sam on pets4you.com. If that helps. There are also some questionable breeders on that site, but I'm sure they are on every site.
 
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