ONLINE ADVERTISING POLICIES
Online advertising is intended to help companies promote their
products, services and web sites and to help them establish a presence
on the internet. So, we offer advertising options at fair and competitive
prices, but we also have to place some restrictions in place, so
that the ads don't get out of hand.
Our standard advertising rates are listed on the advertising rates
page. However, for clients that prepay for 6 month or more may be eligible for a discount. We
can also offer some discounts for those who wish to place ads on several pages, at the same time.
However, these discounts are discussed on individual basis.
Those advertisers that prefer to pay on a month-to-month basis
will be asked to accept our subscription payment policy. It would
be an administrative nightmare to try to track all subscriptions
manually, so in the interest of keeping things simple, we sign up
all month-to-month advertisers with an automated PayPal subscription.
This way the subscription payment requests are sent to our clients
automatically, every month, and all that the client needs to do
is to accept the payment.
No Aggressive Clutter
The purpose of advertising is to promote and inform, not to clutter
a page and make it hard to navigate through a web site. For this
reason we can only accept a limited amount of ads. This should come
as good news for anyone that is considering placing an ad on our
site. If you advertise on this site you know your ad will be visible
and not end up as part of a cluster of ads.
No Spam Policy
We welcome any kind of advertising, as long as the ads are not
designed to spam search engines and our visitors. We cannot accept
any ads that
No Illegal or Objectionable Materials
We do not accept any ads that promote violence, hatred, illegal activities or pornography. We cannot accept any ads that promote piracy and/or
illegal downloads from the internet. We can accept advertising for gambling-related web sites, as long as those web sites do not violate any
No Sneaky Links, Please...
Along the lines of our no-spam policy, we cannot accept advertisement
requests that would require us to highlight keywords in our existing
text and make those keywords link to an external site, without the
visitor being aware that by clicking on that link, the browser would
be redirected to another site. We do have some external links throughout
our text, but those are not paid ads -- those are simply links to
sites that we recommend and they are done in such way that our readers
don't get surprised to end up on an external site, after they click
on the link. So, all of our external links clearly appear as external
links and all of the ads throughout our site appear as ads. Our
site is designed specifically for readers and we have to treat those
people with respect, so we cannot accept requests for sneaky links.