This site is ranked in the top ten of most search engines using the key word
"mineralogy" and is the most linked site in the world dealing with
By advertising at this Web site, your banner ad will be seen by
thousands of mineral enthusiasts a day.
Our advertising rates help sponsor the maintenance of this site. This is
done by using server side includes (SSI) and php/MySQL scripts to generate a
random selection of ads from the advertiser list. Every page on this site will
have an ad displayed from one of our sponsors.
Database website generates 3,500,000 - 4,000,000 page views a month with
By advertising, you reach a worldwide and targeted
audience of mineral aficionados who have a high potential to become one of your customers. A Georgia Institute of
Technology survey concludes that the characteristics of current Web members are:
Young: Their average age is 31 years old.
Professional: 45% work in professional
Highly educated: 55% have university or
High income: Their average income is US$
Ad space on webmineral.com is provided to clients on a shared basis for
$50.00 per month. Each client shares a proportionate fraction of the
daily page views for the whole site. The number of advertisers is limited so
that each client receives approximately 120,000 to 190,000 page
views per month for each campaign.
Single banner ads are randomly selected for display on each
page using the OpenAds banner ad
system. Each advertiser is also listed on each species page in a
text-only ad link. In addition, each advertiser is allowed to contribute to the
Webmineral News section. If you wish to pay for a
years worth of banner ads, then a 15% discount is applicable (12 x $50.00) x
0.85 = $510.00.
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minimum setup of an account is $100.00
with your image artwork which will provide an estimated 1,200-4,000 click-throughs
for two months and an estimated 90,000 to 120,000
page views from potential consumers.
Additional discounts can be realized by running two yearly
campaigns concurrently. In this case the cost is $1020.00 and the two
campaigns run for 14 months. This provides another 16% savings over the
single one year (12 month) campaign.
Minimum Purchase: $100.00.
Banner Image: Rich Text Media, GIF, JPEG, or Macromedia SWF flash
format (preferred size 468 x 60 pixels).
OpenX (formerly phpadsnew) ad server settings:
DHTML and Pop-up ads are disabled (I detest those type of ads).
Multiple banner images for each clients "campaign" are allowed. Each
banner will receive a proportion of the clients share.
Clicks and views use a 10 second window to avoid multiple impressions
from individual users.
Weekly (or other time frame selectable by client control panel)
statistics are e-mailed to the client.
To start advertising at this site, send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org with
your banner image attached. If you do not have a banner image for
your site, we can create one for you... absolutely FREE! After
determining your desired exposure (see Rates above), send your check to:
3607 Aldergrove Drive
Spring, Texas 77388-5002
PayPal option to make payments using a credit card. Just pick
the dropdown menu below and add to cart:
Two Months, $100.00 One Year, $510.00
14 Months, 2 Concurrent campaigns
Once your check has been received or a PayPal payment made, an account
name and password will be emailed to you which enables you to get up-to-date
statistics for the campaign and other information.
Current Advertisers receive weekly e-mail reports
automatically every 7 days. This e-mail service can be turned off if it is not
needed or desired. The e-mail summarizes banner ad statistics for each campaign
and is the default choice when setting up a new client.