The ability to sponsor a devdaily.com web page is a new feature, so this program will surely evolve over time. Here are the initial terms and conditions of our "sponsor a page" project.
Where will my ad be placed?
As you've probably seen on the web page that directed you here, the "Sponsor a Page" text is placed at the top of a web page content. This is an extremely valuable and preferred location.
(If you haven't seen a "sponsor" page, here's a link to an example sponsorship page.)
How much does it cost?
Option 1 - "Premium Links"
You can sponsor a devdaily.com page for either one week or one month at a time. The price to sponsor one web page for one week is $70, and the price for one month is $240. These links are plain "A HREF" links.
Option 2 - "Basic Links"
Basic links are "A HREF" tags with the 'ref="nofollow"' clause. You may sponsor one web page for one week for $50, or one month for $160.
(If you have no idea what these terms mean, go with the second option, it's cheaper.)
Payments must be made by PayPal only, and must be made in full before an ad is displayed. I'll provide the PayPal information once we agree on the ad content.
Ad statistics information
Sorry, we don't provide any page view statistics. The important thing is that you know how you found the page you want to sponsor, and as you can imagine many other people find the page in similar ways. The only "statistic" we share is that devdaily.com does receive millions of page views per year.
Can I include graphics in my ad?
No, sorry, not at this time.
How can I sponsor a web page someone else is sponsoring?
Web pages can only be sponsored for a maximum of one month at a time. If you'd like to sponsor a web page that is already being sponsored you can let me know of your interest, but at this time I don't have a bidding system set up, and I'm inclined to let whoever is sponsoring a page have first rights to sponsor that page again. (Rules here are TBD.)
Basic rules about advertising text and links
Rule #1 is "Stick with the facts, and avoid the superlatives". For instance, don't write "Amazon is the best bookstore", because that's not true for everyone; some people like Amazon, others never shop there. Just stick with the facts. For instance, if Amazon can point to an independent source that states they are the largest online retailer, they might write something like this:
"This page sponsored by Amazon.com, the largest internet retailer."
2) No misleading links, link text, or landing pages. Your link URL must match the link text. Your link landing page must also match the link text. Your landing page will be reviewed periodically, and if the content on the page does not match the content in the ad, your ad will be removed, and any remaining time on your ad agreement will not be refunded, as this is a violation of our terms.
3) All ads must be written in English, and must link to websites that are written in English. Sorry, that's the only language I understand.
5) Your link text can be up to 50 characters. Your message text can be up to 255 characters.
6) The link phrase must include the words "Sponsored By". You can write a one-line ad like this:
"This page is sponsored by Amazon.com, the internet's largest retailer."
Or you can write a multi-line ad like this:
OneMansAlaska.com sponsors this page.
Visit One Man's Alaska, a personal blog about one man's new life, living in Alaska.
Detailed advertising terms and conditions
Because we use Google AdSense on this website, we must abide by the AdSense advertising terms and conditions. Their current terms specifically state the following:
Sites with Google ads may not include or link to:
- Pornography, adult or mature content
- Violent content
- Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organisation
- Excessive profanity
- Hacking/cracking content
- Gambling or casino-related content
- Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
- Sales of beer or hard alcohol
- Sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products
- Sales of prescription drugs
- Sales of weapons or ammunition (e.g. firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns)
- Sales of products that are replicas or imitations of designer goods
- Sales or distribution of coursework or student essays
- Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails
- Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others
- Publishers are also not permitted to place AdSense code on pages with content primarily in an unsupported language.
If there is any doubt about how an ad relates to Google's terms and conditions, we will err on the conservative side, and not allow the ad.
Yes, I want to sponsor a page
Okay, those were a lot of terms and conditions, but if you really just want to sponsor a web page without trying any hanky-panky, this should be very easy.
To get started, just click the contact link, and include these three pieces of information in your email:
- The URL of the page you'd like to sponsor.
- The advertising text you'd like to use.
- The duration you'd like to display your ad (one week or one month).
Ready to get started? Just click this link to send me an email:
- Yes, I want to sponsor a page: Contact devdaily.com.