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Advertising Info & Rates

Thank you for your interest in advertising with The Master List!

The Master List has THE MOST TARGETED audience for a comic book
or trading card related web site on the net.

The site averages 25,000+ NEW & UNIQUE visitors every month.

For example:
January 2007 recorded 26,633 visitors with 107,702 page views.
February 2007 recorded 26,914 visitors with 118,660 page views.
March 2007 recorded 32,674 visitors with 148,021 page views.
April 2007 recorded 28,474 visitors with 121,336 page views.
May 2007 recorded 31,541 visitors with 118,705 page views.
June 2007 recorded 31,490 visitors with 137,877 page views.
July 2007 recorded 34,292 visitors with 155,624 page views.
August 2007 recorded 33,652 visitors with 139,253 page views.
September 2007 stats were lost due to having to change servers.
October 2007 recorded 31,344 visitors with 279,239 page views.
November 2007 recorded 31,067 visitors with 250,653 page views.
December 2007 recorded 32,313 visitors with 269,268 page views.
January 2008 recorded 28,118 visitors with 225,520 page views.
February 2008 recorded 25,864 visitors with 195,376 page views.
March 2008 stats were lost due to unknown server error.
April 2008 recorded 28,410 visitors with 194,400 page views.
May 2008 recorded 29,632 visitors with 192,840 page views.
June 2008 recorded 29,033 visitors with 190,136 page views.
July 2008 recorded 31,460 visitors with 203,678 page views.
August 2008 recorded 30,987 visitors with 200,440 page views.

Every month a huge percentage of all visitors to The Master List
come directly from search engines. For example:
In January 2007 10,348 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In February 2007 11,058 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In March 2007 13,817 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In April 2007 11,761 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In May 2007 13,098 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In June 2007 13,091 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In July 2007 14,695 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In August 2007 15,065 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
September 2007 stats were lost due to having to change servers.
In October 2007 12,411 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In November 2007 12,402 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In December 2007 15,074 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In January 2008 12,187 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In February 2008 10,999 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
March 2008 stats were lost due to unknown server error.
In April 2008 11,947 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In May 2008 12,651 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In June 2008 12,704 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In July 2008 15,974 visitors came to TML from Google alone.
In August 2008 15,857 visitors came to TML from Google alone.

Try it yourself!
Use your favorite search engine & do a search for comic or card stores in any city/state/province and see how TML ranks in the search engine placement.

Almost every visitor to this site falls into one of two categories:
(1) A retail store owner looking to check on their own store's listing, or
(2) A comic/card consumer looking for a place to spend their money.



As a added benefit, all advertising sponsors will have a little bit of extra recognition within the main listings, or on the reciprocal links page, as appropriate. I will add a permanent JPG or GIF banner image (468x60), to your store's listing or sites' reciprocal link as an additional way of saying "thank you".



The Master List offers two options for ad placement upon this site:
(1) the "Standard Sponsor" & (2) the "Official Sponsor".



The Standard Sponsor - Information.

This type of ad is a 468 x 60 banner, with a maximum file Size of 15k. It may be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPG or HTML. A specific URL link (click-through destination) must be specified for each banner, along with "alt" text of 80 characters or less for those "graphically challenged" web browsers still out there. This type of ad is in a static (non-moving) position upon the pages of TML, located just below the initial position of the menu-bar. These ads are rotated throughout all of the pages of the site.

These ads are purchased based on the total number of times your ad is to be displayed upon the site (the number of "impressions"). The WebAdverts program I use displays all ads in strict rotation, all with the same frequency, regardless of the number of impressions purchased by each individual advertiser. Each individual ad will be counted, every time it is exposed, until the total count for that ad is reached. The length of time these ads will run is totally dependant upon the traffic patterns of visitors to TML, and the number of others advertisements running at the same time.

The Master List utilizes WebAdverts banner rotation system for these ads, so you can get up to the minute stats on your campaign. You will receive an account name & password to view your daily & monthly stats including exposures, click-through, and I.P. address logging of your ad's viewers.



The Official Sponsor - Information.

This type of ad is a 120 x 60 button, with a maximum file Size of 50k. It may be in one of the following formats: GIF or JPG. A specific URL link (click-through destination) must be specified for each banner. This type of ad is "floating" (always on-screen) in the left hand green band of the site, and does not rotate with other banners. These ads hold their specific "position" and are displayed upon all pages of the site. Because of their "always visible" permanent nature, they provide incredible exposure.

These ads are purchased on a "per-month" basis. Being displayed upon every page of TML for a month's time will give 100,000+ impressions of the button. There is a maximum of (5) "Official Sponsor" buttons running at any one time. Position in the stack of five will be determined by the current availability, and are on a first come, first serve basis. New ads will be placed below any currently paid ad positions and will be moved up in the stack if old ads are not renewed. Renewals must occur prior to the beginning of a new month in order to prevent forfeiture of stack position.



To begin an advertising campaign on The Master List you may either contact me or use the "PayPal Payments" option in the Rate Charts below. If you use the PayPal Payments option, please send the banner image, the "alt" text & the click-through destination URL to advertising@the-master-list.com. If you have any questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact me.

Please note:
TML reserves the right to decline non industry related or inappropriate advertisements.




The Standard Sponsor - Rate Chart.

# of Impressions 30,000 60,000 120,000
TOTAL
$25.00

$45.00

$80.00




The Official Sponsor - Rate Chart.

# of Months One (1) Three (3) Six (6)
TOTAL
$50.00

$130.00

$225.00


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