2012 Advertising Rates & Options

ClickNewz total site traffic more than doubled in 2011, compared to 2010.

Last year the site saw well over half a million unique visitors (666,014), compared to just over a quarter million in '09.

The total number of visits in December 2011 was nearly triple the number of December 2010, with more visitors viewing a higher number of pages per visit.

Engagement is up!

And 2012 looks to be even more promising in terms of growth. :D

All of the traffic is organic and highly targeted. Top traffic sources are major search engines, social media and personal referrals.

To give you a side by side comparison, here are AWstats screen shots for the single months of December 2010 and December 2011:

December 2010

December 2011

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Social Media Reach

These numbers are current as of January 24, 2012. I post manually and individually to each of these social networks, and interact personally there.

In addition to the social media reach, there are almost 10k subscribers between RSS & Email at any given time, with a high per-item click through rate.

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Single Post Stats

While overall stats are fun and interesting, I pay special attention to the stats of a single page or post over time. Achieving a top 10 ranking and funneling highly targeted traffic into specific pages is my specialty.

For example, my post about starting a free online business was written more than 3 years ago (August 2008). In 2010 alone, it saw 31,883 visits due to top rankings in Google for multiple long tail keyword phrases. In 2011 it saw 71,594 visits. Yes, more than double the year before. Again, this is a single blog post that was written almost 3 1/2 years ago.

An optimized post here at ClickNewz using a very specific keyword phrase, with a strong call to action in the post, can be worth quite a bit… ;-)

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Advertising Options

For a limited time I am going to continue the 2011 advertising rate. You can get side-wide exposure as a ClickNewz Sponsor for only $500/month. I only accept TWO at any given time.

You can secure a sponsorship for the entire year for only $3600 (40% off the monthly ad rate). See the two ClickNewz Sponsor spots in the right sidebar, above and below the "Hot Topics" section, as an example.

Ad Images will need to be 300 pixels wide minimum, with a maximum of 250 pixels high. Send a link to your graphic, the destination URL, and your preferred Alt Text for the image with your advertising request.

Please use the contact form to submit your ad details for consideration. Sponsors are hand selected, and so I will get back with you personally on your request.

Option #2: Featured Editorial / Review

I will write a quality blog post reviewing/discussing your product, book or website for $250. This includes a keyword-optimized post, minimum 500 words, targeted exposure to my active readership, and a permanent inbound link with the anchor text of your choice.

This post will also go out to my mailing list and social media channels.

As I mentioned earlier, one well-optimized blog post can continue to serve you for months – and even years. Here is an example of a sponsored post, to give you an idea what you can expect: Affiliate Article Writers.

Not all requests will be accepted. Again it must be relevant and of interest to my readership. I reserve the right to accept or deny post sponsorships at my discretion.

Please use the contact form to submit your ad for consideration.

Include your URL, preferred anchor text, and the angle/topic you would like covered. Please include as much detail as possible. If your editorial ad request is approved, I will send a reply with payment instructions.

If you are interested in text links only, please contact me through the form for current rates & options. And if you have specific advertising needs or interesting ideas… I’m all ears. Get in touch! ;)

Best,

About Lynn Terry

Lynn Terry is a full-time Internet Marketer with over 15 years experience in online business. Subscribe to ClickNewz for the latest Internet Marketing trends & strategies, Lynn's unique case studies, creative marketing ideas, and candid reviews...more»

Discussion

  1. The numbers sound very encouraging for any business owner to advertise on your site. Its amazing to see more than half a million people visiting your site and even better to see that these visitors keep visiting you often which makes the count cross the two million mark. Its a real opportunity for any advertiser to scale up the traffic on his link as well by advertising with you.

  2. It is good to hear that your sites traffic doubled more than half from previous year. Getting such counts of traffic is a great achievement! Also I think the rates which you are offering for advertising on your site are also impressive. For small business owners it is a good opportunity to direct some of the traffic from your site to their sites.

  3. Amazing stats compared to what it was in 2010. I would like to achieve such stats for my blog as well one day. Share some tips to achieve such a milestone.

  4. Where are you heading with those numbers?! Doubling every year is overkill, how do you manage to do it and still seem so relaxed about it?

    • LOL I honestly don't do much marketing outside of the optimization and social media engagement, which is practically second nature at this point.

      The key is in creating great content that gets shared FOR you, through backlinks and social media, which cuts down on A LOT of the marketing work. ;-)

  5. From one internet marketer to antoher, hreat site and I love your content. Congratulations on your stellar performance and keep up the good work!

  6. Wow, incredible stats!

    Just goes to show how important GIVING value first is key to success not just online - but in life, I think.

    If more people focused on giving value first, they'd get more of the results they want.

    Seeing these results also eases fears about the Google Panda update... and how you have nothing to worry about if you're creating great content people actually want to read.

  7. WOW, that is just amazing!! I love your response to the lady above

    "The key is in creating great content that gets shared FOR you, through backlinks and social media, which cuts down on A LOT of the marketing work"

    <---- This is JUST what I am looking to do more of this year!

  8. I just published a new post to answer your questions, on getting Free Targeted Traffic to YOUR site. ;-)

  9. Your traffic is good evidence of your hard work and diligence,achieved over many years.Keep on your path and we will try and follow.

  10. Alex Taylor says:

    Wow, love the transparency in this post. Not many website owners would show this stuff in such detail, but more should. Instant credibility and trustworthiness.

    Not to mention the inspiration that comes from seeing stats like these!

  11. Hi Lynn. Have you got rates and stats for your low carb blog? I would be keen for you to do a paid review/discussion. Thanks!

  12. Hi Lynn. Congratulations on your numbers and your success! Just wondering though. I saw that you are not using no follow links in your sponsored posts. Are you not worried that Google is going to 'punish' the site for that and kick you down in the rankings? I heard this happened to some others and Google's policy says that you must only use no follow links in sponsored posts. Although I want to accept sponsored posts for my site, I'm worried of any seo backlash, so I'm hoping to get your advice on that.

  13. Hi Lynn,
    just a quick question: how do you manage your advertising? Manually or via a plugin?
    Thanks for an explanation
    Tom

  14. Lynn, do you use Google Analytics for your stats you've shared or Awstats or something else? My blog host provides stats by Awstats and I also have GA installed but they vary HUGELY.

    My Awstats are more impressive than GA. Does it matter we use?

  15. Great job Lynn.

    Mac.

  16. Thank you for being so transparent about sharing those stats here Lynn. Good luck with your advertising.

    M Mark

  17. Andrii Rabiniuk says:

    Lynn the good stats. In last months, appreciable growth.
    Age of your website and your activity is doing its job.

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