Free Advertising: Microsoft $200, Google $50, LookSmart $300, & Ask $50

Tis the season for online advertisers to attract new customers. If you have a website, blog, etc. and are looking for the perfect time to build exposure while freeloading, then these offers are for you. This is likely to be the best compilation of free offers available for some time; if interested, make your move now, as most these offers expire within a month. Here are the details and links for each company and offer:

Microsoft:

Go to the $200 free offer page to get started with Microsoft AdCenter and use promo code DM-2-1106 (also listed on site) before January 15, 2007. This $200 of free advertising requires a charge of $5 (so I lied, that makes it actually $195 of free advertising).

Google:

Click here to sign up for Google AdWords and take advantage of their Christmas season $50 advertising coupon. No expiration date seems to be listed for this one (but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one).

LookSmart:

Follow this link to sign up for LookSmart and make sure to use promo code SESCHQ4 at check-out for your $300 credit. This offer is good for first time LookSmart advertisers only and your daily budget must be set to $10 or higher, meaning you can only freeload for a maximum of 30 days. Also, this offer expires December 25, 2006.

Ask:

Go to this sign up page and enter promo code SESCHI06 during the check-out process.

So there you have it, $600 of free advertising to get you started with whatever online presence you might have. Thanks to ProBlogger and Paul Allen.