Posted March 5, 2008 3:09 pm by with 10 comments

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I’m going to sound like one of those annoying car salesman you see on your local TV station, but I’ve decided to offer a 20% discount off our normal advertising rates for anyone that buys by the end of this week (Sunday).

We have a few slots available and I’d rather get them sold and not have to spend my time on them–busy, busy with promoting the new book.

What’s available?

Slots – 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

So, "stop what you’re doing folks, don’t miss out on our biggest sale of the year!" 😉

  • Jordan McCollum

    Where are the tacky orange signs?

    (Have you seen those commercials, Andy?)

  • PS3

    This is the first time I had thought to check the “normal rates”. My intial reaction, once I’d picked myself off the floor, was “wow”, how much?

    Then I saw the stats – 800,000 page views in a month. That is staggering and something you are surely so proud of.


  • I may well be interested in one of the 125 by 125 squares but frankly speaking i have no idea how these would perform. It looks like they are quite popular with bloggers. I think i will go experiment but i might be too late for the 20% discount.

  • @Jordan – not sure I have.

    @SEO guy – well, it depends on the type of service and the creative. You can try for a month and see how it works for you. The 125×125’s do also include an RSS text ad–which goes to 9000 subscribers.

  • Like PS3, I just checked the normal rates for the first time too. Should admit I was expecting them to be much higher after reading his comment. A 20% discount should make them pretty attractive. I think its pretty fair for the kind of pageviews. But I wonder how many clickthroughs these generate, considering most people, including myself, are totally adblind.

  • PS3

    Are you able to give us a rough indication of the click-through rates Andy? Or is that a bit like asking “how long is a piece of string”.

  • @PS3 – it depends what kind of “string” you use. 😉 Yeah, it varies based on the offering and ad creative.

  • Andy Beal

    I have started a campaign using Adtoll. Il see how that goes. If it works i might consider MP. Yet again. The demographics would be different. I guess the only way out is to give it a try for a month like you suggested.

  • Hey Andy, that amazing peel-down advert spot in your top right corner…is that a flash template or something your designer created? I’ve seen something similar on another site before – I think it looks outstanding.

  • @Craig – you can get one here: