Part of what is going on with all the movement and changes on this site for the past couple of months has to do with potential advertising revenue in the days ahead. To that end I’ve installed but have not yet activated a plugin which will permit me to place rotating ads (banner and sidebar) on all posts and pages.
Here’s where I stand at the moment but folks considering running ads here should be aware I can (and likely will) start posting my own columns in the near future.
May 20th, 2018: jacksnewswatch.a2hosted.com receives about 3,050 unique visitors and 11,895 (3.90 per visitor) page views per day which should earn about $64.65/day from advertising revenue. Estimated site value is $29,251.88. According to Alexa Traffic Rank jacksnewswatch.a2hosted.com is ranked number 102,065 in the world and 0.00061% of global Internet users visit it. Site is hosted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106, United States and links to network IP address 188.8.131.52. This server doesn’t support HTTPS and doesn’t support HTTP/2.
Advertising on this site will not depend on “click counts” or other internet gimmicks wherein webmasters are robbed of profits by the big boys like Google and others. Instead I will offer a flat rate to link an ad to your company website-$500.00 per year (non negotiable).
As I say, this is a plan for where this website will be going down the road and is not written in stone. For now this page is a “heads up” for those who may be interested.
Contact with me can be established initially by email. In the event I am interested a reply will be sent providing more contact info to the sender. Please note…I am not interested in advertising X-rated sites or liberal propaganda organizations. My values are a bit higher than that.
Have a great day.
Update March 17th, 2018:
I am now ready to consider advertising on my site. At the moment I will consider any companies that want to participate but am most interested in real estate ads. I run the company logo with a link to the company website in a rotating banner type situation. The company does the rest. If required I can design a logo for the banner that works with my setup. There will be no extra charge for that.
We’ll see how this works out.
Update March 18th, 2018:
More thoughts on how I’m going to do this. First and foremost, I reduced the price of an ad from $1000.00 a year to $500.00 this morning. That seems to me to be in the ballpark for a site of this size. Furthermore, it is not anticipated that prices will rise year over year. What you pay this year you will pay next year if you want to keep the ad active.
This site will work on the honor system. No payment will be required until the ad is up and running. At that time the organization requesting same will be notified and payment can be made through the link to my Paypal account in the sidebar.
To get started I will require a link to the website you want to hook up to and a logo you prefer to use. That information can be sent in your initial mail message to me.
Finally, when your ad is due to expire you will receive a reminder from me about renewal. You can decide at that time if you want to do so. If not, just let me know and I’ll remove it.
May 20th, 2018 (I need a sponsor)
I’m not doing very well regarding advertising and after kicking an idea around with a friend in Quebec my best approach to cover the costs of keeping this site running may be to find a sponsor. I need about $1000.00 a year to pay my overhead costs (server fees & new software). The work comes for free as it keeps my mind active as I get older (74 now) and the hits are increasing to the point where a reasonable projection would be about 1.2 million page views a year.
For that the sponsor gets a running link on the main page of the site as well as all the linked stories. What I need in return is the deposit to be made via Paypal and a mail message advising of same along with a link to the site of the sponsor. I’ll choose an image from the site and create the link which will go up in the sidebar in a prominent position. Please note no “x-rated” or political sites will be approved.
In closing this will be an honor system. You keep your side of the bargain and I’ll keep mine.