The Ugly Duckling House has a growing, loyal following (click for my Media Kit) with new readers discovering this site each day. Do you think my readers will like your shop, site, or product? Signing up for ad space is easy! Simply choose from the advertise options below and click the button to buy. If I like what you have to offer and think your ad will attract my readers, you’ll see the ad on this site! (Need help figuring out which ad sizes go where? See the bottom of this page for an example.)
Where does each sidebar ad go?
The “Big Guns” and “Short Stack” ads are placed under the Sponsors & Affiliates section of the sidebar. These ads are stacked on top of each other, and the Big Guns ad is always placed above any Short Stack ads.
The “Tall” ads are placed vertically in the narrow sidebar area (underneath widgets like Pinterest pins and links).
Sponsored Post Ads
“Post Sponsor” ads are placed on individual posts below the full content of the post. See here for an example of an individual post – your ad will go below my signature (this does not appear on the front page since the homepage only includes a portion of my recent posts). This spot includes both archived and new posts. The image size must be 600 pixels wide by 60 pixels tall. Only one ad is available in this spot each month and it’s the highest traffic area on this blog!
What do readers like most? Snazzy pictures. They get more eyeballs than an ad of written words. But you knew that already – if you’re advertising on this site, it’s pretty much a given that you’re one smart cookie! If you have any trouble coming up with an ad and need a little help with design, I’ll be happy to help you for a small fee. Just shoot me an email.
Discount Codes for Longer Ad Terms
THREETEN – Change the quantity to “3″ (to receive 3 months/90 days of ad space) and use this coupon code for a 10% discount on your total.
SIXTWENTY – Change the quantity to “6″ (to receive 6 months/180 days of ad space) and use this coupon code for a 20% discount on your total.
Ad Rotation / Shuffle
The order of the “Tall” and “Short Stack” ads shuffle with each page load. This is done so that any ad gets optimum exposure regardless of when the ad was purchased.
Advertising Options NOT Offered
Getting creative to reach a new audience is fantastic, but my readers are my top priority. As a blog reader myself, there are certain advertising types that I prefer not to see. Therefore, I do not offer the following types of paid content or ad placement. Please do not send requests for these types; they will not be answered.
- Sidebar text links
- Embedded text links within existing posts
- Requests for “guest posts” that contain links to a product or service (this is considered advertising – see above to purchase a Post Sponsor ad)
- “solo ads” or email distribution lists
- Videos or pop-up ads
The Ugly Duckling House reserves the right to modify or add to the above policies at any time.