If after reading this, you feel, as I do, that The Hollow Earth Insider web site can help your business or organization by placing an ad on our site, please feel free to drop us a line.
We can accommodate a wide variety of ad sizes, embeded video, etc. We can design, run, and manage contests. Teaming with Possum Holler Studios and Won Han Rool Productions, we can produce a video commercial or series of web commercials from scratch. You will be amazed at how reasonably priced such campaigns can be. And, if you don’t see a standard package that suits your needs, we can work with your advertising department to design a custom package.
As of January, 2015, thehollowearthinsider.com received about 156,000 page views per month by about 69,000 unique visitors for an average of around 3.57 page views per visitor. Now we’re up to about 250,000 per month (July 2017).
So let’s take a look at some of your options for advertising on The Hollow Earth Insider:
125×125 Copy Ready Ad Space
This package uses your ready copy of 125 x 125 pixels and your existing link. We run no more than 8 at a time and those rotate through the various positions.
$25 per month (that’s about $0.0005 per impression)
6 month package: $139
280W x 400H Static
This generally “portrait” size static space is more than twice as wide and more than three times as tall as our smaller side bar spaces. They contain enough real estate to put in your phone or other contact info, your catch phrase, or most any short text message in addition to your logo.
$99 per month
$499 for six month package deal
280W x 400H Video, sidebar above the fold (white label)
This generally “portrait” size static space is more than twice as wide and more than three times as tall as our smaller side bar spaces. They contain enough real estate to put in your phone or other contact info, your catch phrase, or most any short text message in addition to your logo or video thumbnail. We host the video ourselves, up to 50 M, or link to your source.
$129 per month ~ 50,000 impressions
$629 for six month package deal
(estimated reach: 300,000 page views, estimated cost per impression: $0.0021)
600 x 140 Header Ad
This ad space appears at the very top of the page and is the first thing most visitors will notice. Header ads can not currently have an embedded link. We’re working on that…
$99 per month
$499 six month package
These are the “Midas Touch” ads. These are very small in real estate, typically 60 x 30, 35 x 35, or 25 x 75, but they are very large on return. We can also place larger ads in a post, or even embedded video (via thumbnail).
Let’s say you are selling precious metals and we’re running a story about the Federal Reserve, we place your In-Post ad (w/ link) strategically near the high point of the article. Or maybe, you sell The Creature from Jekyll Island.
Or let’s say we’re running a story about robots (we run lots of robot stories) and you sell robot kits or basic stamp, computers or batteries, decals…well, you get the picture (pun alert).
The ads are placed where they can do the best job for you, right next to the pertinent content.
Most importantly, when these posts are picked up via RSS, your In-Post Ad goes with it. And a great many of our posts are picked up.
Because this requires editorial input and composition for each individual ad, the cost per impression is a little higher, but the value per impression increases even more because it fits right into the context of the story someone is already reading.
However, the overall number of impressions may be considerably lower than header or sidebar ads. Just being honest here. We do limit two advertisers per post. And In-Post Ads last as long as The Hollow Earth Insider will last, basically in to the last half of this century at least. You can even elect to buy ad space in an article that was previously published! Your ad may even become part of an historic document…
In-Post Ad, ready copy in 35 x 35, pixels,
60 x 30
75 x 25
In-Post Ad, ready copy in
250 x 75
350 x 35
500 x 30