I live in the European Union. I have a personal website about my home country's culture, habits, etc. written in Japanese and I want to advertise it for japanese users.

I have no experience in advertising my own site, so this would be the first occasion.

First, I tried Google Ads, but I wasn't able to choose individual account. The system forced me to use business account, which I can't do obviously, because I'm not a business owner. It turned out, that private persons can't use Google Ads in my country.

I took a brief look at Yahoo! JAPAN Promotional Ads and Microsoft Advertising and it seems that these can be used only with business account, as well.

Could you recommend me an advertising system with which I can advertise my personal website in Japan from the EU? Any advice, idea is appreciated.

  • Maybe study search engine optimization (SEO) ? But, are you sure that you can't use a Gogle Ads business account? What info are they asking for that you can't provide? – Mawg says reinstate Monica Jun 13 '19 at 11:46
  • SEO is fully done, but I want to speed up things, that's why I'm searching for advertising options. – almafa Jun 14 '19 at 6:11
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    Yes, sure. I double cheched it. I also created a new account to check if I made a mistake in my existing account. Finally I asked the Google Ads Community. So, 100% sure. They are asking for the name of the company/business. I guess it's required for billing/taxes. – almafa Jun 14 '19 at 6:19
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    In theory, it might be on option, but I'm not sure I want to go in this direction. The rules are quite strict within the EU and I want to find a "long-term headache-free" solution. (I mean not risking any account.) Anyway, thx for sharing your suggestion. – almafa Jun 16 '19 at 9:30
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    Thx for the tip! Another option would be for me is to find someone, who owns a business and ask to run my ads. But still looking for an ad system where I can do it on my own. – almafa Jun 19 '19 at 7:02

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