RF Cafe - Advertising Features & Rates for 2015
*** Please see the New Adverting Plan below for details about advertising on RF Cafe ***
advantage of the high traffic on RF Cafe by having your banner advertisement appear on every page of
RF Cafe typically receives 6,000 to 9,000 page views each week day, and about half that on weekends. RF Cafe is a favorite of engineers, technicians, hobbyists, and students all over the world. With more than 11,000 pages in the Google search index, RF Cafe returns in favorable positions on many types of searches. New content is added on a daily basis, and each week an XML sitemap is generated and sent to the major search engines.
Beginning January 1, 2015, with the exception noted below, ALL advertising on RF Cafe will be provided by Google Ad Words, GlobalSpec, and Yahoo!|Bing Network. Those two services are available today, and will gradually become more prominent through the end of 2014. Please contact the three companies using the hyperlinks above.
The screen capture to the left is my planned layout for RF Cafe beginning January 1, 2015. It is intended to accommodate mobile users by having the banner ads primarily in the right border so that the main content is against against the left border. Smartphone screens will still display the right border content, but depending on the phone model, it might require some scrolling to see. Tablet and desktop users, still the primary audience for RF Cafe, will get the full picture all the time.
My philosophy is that a visitor must be pleased with a website in order to want to support advertisers, so placing content in an uncluttered setting is paramount to success both for RF Cafe and for advertisers.
All of the banner ad slots are "Targetable" so that you, as an advertiser, are able to specifically designate RF Cafe as a host for your ads rather than allowing the ad service provider to decide where you appear. Please check with Google Ad Words and Yahoo!|Bing Network for details on Targetable Ads.
Honestly, I really do not want to host advertisements myself anymore, at least for now, since my time is being required in other efforts. However, if you are intent on occupying a particular banner slot without going through one of the above listed ad services, I will consider possibly selling any available slot in one (1) month terms at the following rates. Your banner ad will be displayed on every page of RF Cafe with every page impression*. Please contact me if you are interested in private advertising. Some of the existing banner slots might become available prior to the end of 2014. I hate to be a pain in the posterior and do greatly appreciate past advertisers being willing to support RF Cafe, but this change is needed for now. Thanks for your understanding.
* I might end up missing a page or two, but there are more than 10,000 pages registered in the Google database.
More than 10,000 searchable pages indexed.