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Advertise on RF Cafe for as Little as $40/Month
*** Please see the new advertising plan details below ***

RF Cafe typically receives 8,000 to 12,000 page views EACH day, Monday through Friday, and about half that on weekends (see chart at bottom). RF Cafe is a favorite of engineers, technicians, hobbyists, and students all over the world. With more than 8,000 pages in the Google search index, RF Cafe returns in favorable positions on many types of key searches, both for text and images. Layout is designed to accommodate high-end mobile devices. New content is added on a daily basis, and each week an XML sitemap is generated and sent to the major search engines. Daily additions on the homepage are broadcast on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Advertising Options:

Please refer to the screen capture below for banner ad placements. To the best of my knowledge, banners appear on every page of RF Cafe as shown. A hyperlink directly to your website is associated with your ad. Please contact me if you are interested.

2015 Planned Advertising Rates - RF Cafe

NOTE: I reserve the option to refuse ads which I do not feel are appropriate for the RF Cafe mission.

3rd-Party Advertising Options:

3rd-party advertising on RF Cafe is being provided by Google Ad Words, IHS (GlobalSpec), and Yahoo!|Bing Network. Please contact them via the provided hyperlinks for information; customer service agents are available for assistance if needed.

Website Statistics for February 22 through March 22, 2015 - RF Cafe

Website Statistics for
February 22 through March 22, 2015

Microsoft Animated GIF Software

Many moons ago, Microsoft created and released as freeware a handy animated GIF (AGIF) program. Since it is in the public domain for use, I have included a copy of the version I have been using for years (download it here).

I run Norton antivirus and can attest that the MS-AGIF.ZIP file is clean as uploaded, but I advise you check it yourself prior to use.

Note that one trick to significantly reduce the overall file size is to not use full-size multiple images. You can create a single full-size GIF file as the primary image and then create smaller files that are only the parts of the base graphic that needs to change, and then specify it (or them) as additional images and assign an x/y value for where they are to be located.

I have created a brief "How-To" page to help you understand the technique. It is an AGIF that I created for MECA Electronics.

Graphical Banner Ad Pricing:

All banner advertisement slots are set up to accommodate 1, 2 or 3 ads that rotate into visibility on an equal basis, on average (a random number generator selects which ad is displayed). Banners remain in place until the page is refreshed or changed. Rates given are for occupying a slot at a 1:3 rate. If available, you are welcome to buy more than one instance in a slot - up to 3, which will cause your banner to be impressed with every page view. The 90x30-pixel Logos in the upper right corner are included as a bonus*. Terms include a minimum 3-month contract and up-front payment.

  • Upper 728x90-px Banner: $400/mo. (1:3)
  • Upper 160x600-px Banner: $350/mo. (1:3)
  • Upper 120x600-px Banner: $300/mo. (1:3)
  • Lower 160x600-px Banner: $300/mo. (1:3)
  • Lower 120x600-px Banner: $250/mo. (1:3)
  • Lower 728x90-px Banner: $150/mo. (1:3)
  • 300x250-px Banner:
    Ads may be inserted into the main body content of most pages on the website EXCEPT the homepage. Please contact me with the particular page(s) and position(s) on the page(s) where you would like your ad to appear and I'll let you know whether it can be accommodated. Unlike with the border Banner ads, your 300x250-pixel Banner ad will be displayed exclusively in the purchased position on the page (i.e., not shared with any other advertisers).
    $50/mo. per page(full-time)

Text-Based Highlighted Ad Pricing:

  • Ads contain textual content with a hyperlinked 90x30 pixel graphic company logo. A second hyperlink on your company name is also provided. Ad width is 330 px and height is approximately 300-330 px. I will do the design on these ads.
    $40/mo. for up to 3 pages (full-time),
    and $10/mo. for each additional page.

Important Notes:

  • I do not collect page traffic or link click statistics. Your website server statistical analysis is a much better reporter of inbound links from RF Cafe than I or anyone else can provide.
  • You must supply the banner graphic (JPG, PNG, or GIF format), with a file size no larger than 75 kBytes. If you have trouble meeting the file size, I will be glad to help - there has never been an instance where I couldn't meet it. A hyperlink will direct visitors to the URL you provide. An animated GIF is permitted sol long as its file size remains within the limit.
  • To the best of my knowledge the page layouts shown are representative of all pages on RF Cafe.
  • I make minor layout changes from time to time to test performance, but regardless of the layout, your ad(s) will retain relative positional integrity regarding top and bottom location.
  • * 90x30-px logos in upper right corner are provided at no additional cost, and are subject to size, location, and format change as deemed necessary for optimizing space usage.
  • 3-month terms are standard.
  • A 5% discount is available with a pre-paid 6-month commitment.
  • A 10% discount is available with a pre-paid 12-month commitment.
  • Payment is required prior to ad runs.