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Graphical Ad Design

What size of ads should I have made?
Do I have to decide what the ads will look?
Can the ads be made to match the look of my site?
Do you provide clip art, photos, or other images?
Who will hold the copyrights to the ads?
Do I get a copy of the ads to keep?
How many revisions do I get?
How and when do I pay for the ads?
How much does it cost?

What size of ads should I have made?

The chart below summarizes the four most commonly used graphical ad sizes and what ad block that size corresponds to on our advertising page.

name for ad /
ad size in pixels

name for ad block /
where ad block is located
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banner 468 x 60
banner (under links)
square 125 x 125
header (above links)
button 120 x 90
right sidebar (down right margin)
Do I have to decide what the ad will look like or will you do that for me?

We can do it either way. The more information that you can provide as to what you would like the ad to look say and look like, the more likely you are to be pleased. (Can't read your mind!)
You can view sample fonts here.

Decisions that need to be made include:
* what sizes of ads will be made
* will the ads be animated or non-animated
* what color the canvas (background) of the ad will be
* what copy (writing) will be put on the ad
* what color and font (text style) the copy will be
* the layout (physical placement) of the copy on the canvas
* what images (logos, clip art, etc.) will be placed on the ad, if any, and where
Can the ads be made to match the look of my site?

Yes. The color codes used in your website can be used as the canvas and font colors in your ads. Graphic images like a logo, photo, or piece of clip art, MAY be able to be cropped and resized to fit on the ad - it depends on their original size and quality.
Do you provide the clip art, photos, or other images?

No. It is your responsibility to search for and provide images to be place on your ad(s). Please email the potential image file(s) as an attachment in the form of a .gif, .jpg, or .png file OR if the images can be lifted off your site (right click is enabled) then email with info about which images are to be used and where.
Who will hold the copyrights to the ad(s)?

You do. Upon purchase all graphical copyrights are now yours. All that we require is the option to display your ad here as an example of potential designs. We have a no-right click script installed on this page to protect your ad.
Do I get a copy of the ads to keep?

Yes. The finished ad(s) will be emailed to you as files for you to keep.

You will receive three files for each ad that you purchase. The three files will have the same names but different extensions (endings) - one with .png, one with .gif, and one with .jpg. The png version is like the 'original' of a xerox - it is the file that is loaded into a graphics program by a webmaster or graphic artist should changes be desired. Don't alter it and don't lose it. The gif or jpg version is what you will use for web advertising, banner exchanges, and affiliate program purposes. The ads are made in Macromedia Fireworks.
How many revisions do I get?

Two. The webmaster will contact you by email with a link to a page whereby you can view your ad(s) and request copy changes, etc. This is your first and major revision opportunity. The webmaster will then fine tune the ads according to your requests, and again contact you by email with a link to a page whereby you can again view the ads and request changes. The changes should be very minor at the second contact stage.

How do I pay for the ad(s)?

You may pay for your ad online securely via PayPal by eCheck, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, or VISA. Or if you prefer, you can pay by snail mail using certified check, money order, business check, or personal check. If paying online, your ads are emailed to you when PayPal clears your payment (1-24 hours). If paying by business or personal check, your ad will not be placed until your check clears our bank.

When do I pay for the ad(s)?

The webmaster will send you a funds request from Paypal or snail mail info after all the details of your ad design have been clarified by email conversations. Be sure to keep your Paypal payment receipt, because this will be a 100% deductible business expense for tax purposes.

How much does it cost?
right sidebar ad 120 x 90 pixels non-animated $10.00 US
right sidebar ad 120 x 90 pixels non-animated PLUS
right sidebar ad 120 x 90 pixels animated
$20.00 US
header ad 125 x 125 pixels non-animated $10.00 US
header ad 125 x 125 pixels non-animated PLUS
header ad 125 x 125 pixels animated
$20.00 US
banner ad 468 x 60 pixels non-animated $15.00 US
banner ad 468 x 60 pixels non-animated PLUS
banner ad 468 x 60 pixels animated
$30.00 US

PACKAGE DEAL #1 non-animated
choose TWO sizes of non-animated ads
(example shown: header PLUS banner)

$25.00 US

PACKAGE DEAL #2 non-animated PLUS animated
choose TWO sizes of ads, for four ads total
(example shown: right sidebar PLUS banner)

$45.00 US

PACKAGE DEAL #3 non-animated
full set of three sizes of non-animated ads

$30.00 US

PACKAGE DEAL #4 non-animated PLUS animated
full set of three sizes of animated and non-animated ads,
for a total of six ads

$65.00 US
Please email us if you would like to discuss ad design.