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4 secrets to buying ads on Google, Facebook and other places online

4 secrets to buying ads on Google, Facebook and other places online
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I've told you in the past how to market your business for free, and that's still a good way to get things rolling. However, at some point you might find yourself paying for ads to increase your business' reach.

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At that point, you're going to run into one of the big debates in the advertising world: CPC vs. CPM. Aside from both being acronyms related to buying ads, there's a world of difference.

CPC stands for Cost per Click while CPM means Cost per Mille (mille = thousand). Both have their place, but not for every situation.

Before I explain how they work, though, a bit about how online ads work in general. Next page: The basics of online advertising

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