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Advertising on Early Childhood Links

GRAPHICAL ADVERTISING
Do you offer ad design?
On what pages may I advertise?
What sizes of ads are allowed?
How much does a graphical ad cost?
Do you offer any discounts?
What graphical file types do you accept?

TEXTUAL ADVERTISING
On what pages may I advertise?
How much does a text link cost?
Do you offer any discounts?

PAYMENT
How do I pay for the ad/link?
When do I pay for the ad/link?

Do you offer ad design?

Yes. Please read here for an explanation of what we can and cannot design for you.

On what pages may I advertise?

You may advertise graphically on any page except the default home page or site managerial pages. There is a site map here.

The webmaster will offer page recommendations for your URL when you inquire about advertising. Generally the best page choice for graphical advertising is the page on which you have a text link. Another good choice would be an index page one or two levels up from the page on which your text link resides.

What sizes of ads are allowed?

There are five sizes of ad blocks.

Here are their names and locations: LEADERBOARD (single ad centered at the top of the page), SKYSCRAPER (single ad down the right margin of the page), HEADER (series of square ads above the links), RIGHT SIDEBAR (series of square and long rectangular ads to the right the links), and BANNER (series of rectangular ads found under the links).

LEADERBOARD
728 x 90
BANNER
468 x 60
SKYSCRAPER
120 x 600
RIGHT SIDEBAR

120 x 240
120 x 90
120 x 60

The right sidebar is located under the skyscraper on layouts where a leaderboard and skyscraper are present

HEADER

125 x 125
130 x 130


How much does a graphical ad cost?

The cost of a graphical ad varies with the size of the ad and the length of time that the ad is run.

All textual and graphical advertising purchased directly through the siteowner/webmaster of Early Childhood Links is on a flat rate sponsorship. Flat rate sponsorship means that you buy a specific ad space for a specific time. Your ad is NOT placed in a viewing rotation with other ads that may appear in the ad space versus yours. Instead, the spot that you purchase is permanently yours on the page for the length of the ad run. All five sizes of ad blocks are available for flat rate sponsorship with the time options of one, three, six, or twelve months.

Do you offer any discounts?

Discount rates are offered for 3, 6, and 12 month runs, at a rate of 25% to 50% off, so you can advertise for as little as $1.25 per ad per month.

FLAT RATE SPONSORSHIP GRAPHICAL AD RATES
(per ad, per page)
discount time period LEADERBOARD SKYSCRAPER HEADER RIGHT SIDE BANNER
----------- --------- ----------- ------------ ------- ---------- --------
0% 1 month $10 $10 $7 $2.50 $5
25% 3 months $22.50 $22.50 $15.75 $5.75 $12.50
50% 6 months $30 $30 $21 $7.50 $15
50% 12 months $60 $60 $42 $15 $30
What graphical file types do you accept?

We accept ads with a file extension of gif, jpg, or png. Files must be made in a graphic editor (not Picture Viewer or word processor). Please include your ad as a file attachment with your request for advertising so the webmaster can verify that your ad is of the correct size and type.

TEXTUAL ADVERTISING

On what pages may I advertise?

You may advertise textually ONLY on the page(s) for which the webmaster has approved your site as a potential text link. There is a site map here. The webmaster will tell you on which page(s) you qualify for a text link when you inquire about textual advertising.

How much does a text LINK cost?

There are two components to the text link - the company/site name that links to your site URL, and the descriptive text/sales pitch that follows.

Company/Site Name - you have up to 250 characters of sales pitch here.

Here are some samples of text descriptions that clients have placed:

Artistic Sensations - Solid wood loft beds and bunk beds. Versatile and convertible for years of use. Many with desk, storage, or play area underneath. FREE SHIPPING.

Hot Blinds - Deep discounts & free shipping on faux wood blinds, roller shades, mini blinds and more.

Mommy Artist - Unique decor for unique kids. Hand-painted and personalized items made specifically to brighten the walls of your child's room. Wooden wall letters, canvas artwork, shelving, outlet and switch covers, wastebaskets, and more.

Normally the company/site name portion of the text link is FREE.

However there are two circumstances in which you must pay for a link. A paid text link rate includes both the company/site name AND the text description.

1) independent representatives - text links tracked to the individual websites of representatives for networking companies like Discovery Toys and Tupperware

2) closed pages - text links on pages that are now closed to free text links due to a wealth of affiliate links for that topic.

Here are the CLOSED pages that require a fee to get a link, in alphabetical order by topic:
auto accessories, auto buy & sell, auto lenders, beauty products, beer & wine, candles, car rental reservations, cellular phone accessories, cellular phone plans, children's toy stores, contacts & eyeglasses, cooking & kitchen equipment, credit repair, debt consolidation, diets and weight control products, drug stores, electronics, exercise machines, financial planning, food gift baskets, furniture, garden & yard, golf stores, home interior department stores, hotel reservations, insurance (auto, life), jewelry, medical insurance, mens clothing, mens shoes, mortgage lenders, office products, pet stores, sporting goods department stores, sports memorabilia & licensed team apparel, sports tickets, travel reservations, water sports stores, womens clothing, womens plus size clothing, womens lingerie, and womens shoes.

If these two circumstances do not apply to you, then please go here to apply for a FREE company/site name text link. You will be allowed to place a descriptive text/sales pitch with your company/site name for a fee of $5.00 per calendar year after your link is approved.

The following rate table applies only to those siteowners noted above that have to PAY to get a text link.

TEXTUAL ADVERTISING RATES (site name + sales pitch)
for independent representatives and closed pages
(per link, per page)
time period discount cost
----------- -------- -------
1 month 0% $5
3 months 25% $11.50
6 months 50% $15
12 months 50% $30

Do you offer any discounts?

Discount rates are offered for 3, 6, and 12 month runs, at a rate of 25% to 50% off, so you can advertise for as little as $2.50 per page per month.

PAYMENT

How do I pay for the ad/link?

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 ad is placed as soon as 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/link?

The webmaster will send you a funds request from Paypal or snail mail info after all the details of your advertising run have been clarified.

Please email if you would like to discuss advertising on Early Childhood Links.