ADVERTISING FAQs

 

GENERAL WORKFLOW TO GET YOUR ADS SEEN ON SPRECN.COM:

  1. Register for the site
  2. Register as an advertiser
  3. Purchase a package
  4. Upload your ad(s)
  5. Start a campaign

Please note: to avoid ads that might not be appropriate for our site's visitors, we approve all advertisers, campaigns, and ads. You'll receive a confirmation email as each step is approved. Don't worry, approval is a simple and quick process done by email, it generally only takes a few minutes (it will take longer for submissions that occur overnight). If we have concerns or questions about an ad or a campaign, we'll contact you -- we won't disapprove any submissions without contacting the applicant first.

 

HOW DO I BECOME AN ADVERTISER?

There are two ways to do this. (you must be a registered user before you can request an advertiser account)

  1. If you're already registered on the site, you can request an advertiser account on the Overview page (Step 1).
  2. If you're not already registered, you can click HERE to register and request to become an advertiser all in one step. Please complete all advertiser contact fields -- if we have a question about an ad submission, we need to be able to get in touch with you.
  3. You'll receive an email when your advertiser account is approved. It usually only takes a few minutes, although overnight submissions will take longer.

 Once approved, you'll have access to your advertiser dashboard. Here's what you can do from your dashboard:

  • view your advertiser profile
  • add new ads and campaigns
  • view/edit your ads
  • manage your campaigns
  • view advertising activity reports

 

HOW DO I PLACE AN AD ON THE SITE?

If you are not yet an approved advertiser, you'll need to request an advertiser account. After entering your company information, you will be taken to the Advertising Packages list. (IMPORTANT NOTE HERE: you'll be able to purchase an advertising campaign at this point, but any purchases will be in a pending status until your advertiser account is approved). We suggest you grab a cup full of your favorite beverage, explore the site, and watch for the confirmation email.

Approved advertisers should visit the advertising Overview page, then upload your banner image, select a campaign, and select a zone to display your ad. You'll receive a confirmation email when your campaign is approved, and another confirmation email when your ad(s) are approved. It usually only takes a few minutes, although overnight submissions will take longer.

 

WHAT AD SIZES AND POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

  • Leaderboard: 728x90. One leaderboard is visible on every page of the site. If there is more than one leaderboard ad purchased, then the ads are randomly served on each page.
  • Large Rectangle: 336x280. Three large rectangles are visible on most pages of the site, positioned just below the top of content, in the middle of content, or just above the bottom of content. If multiple ads are purchased in the same positions, then the ads are randomly served on each page.

Each ad position is configured for static images, flash banners, affiliate ads, and HTML5. To optimize visitor experience on the site, we don't offer full-page ads, interstitials, or other pop-up/pop-over type ads.

 

ARE MOBILE ADS AVAILABLE?

The site is responsive, and ads will appear on the same pages and in similar positions on desktop and mobile devices.

 

WHAT ABOUT ADBLOCKERS?

The site's terms and conditions prohibit the use of adblockers by site visitors. It is on the honor system at this time, but if we determine that ads are being blocked we will explore options to limit site access for visitors using adblockers.

 

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTED ADVERTISING RATES?

We do, from time to time! Check HERE for info.

 

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