Bartertown offers an excellent value for your advertising dollar. In 2007, we averaged over 1,450 unique visitors a day, up from our average of 1,300 a day in 2006. There are over 14,000 page views a day and more hits than we can keep track of. Generally speaking, though, hits are not a good statistical metric simply because graphic files (such as the banner ads) that download with each page view also count as “hits.”
- As a Bartertown advertiser, you receive the following:
- A guaranteed ten thousand banner impressions per month. If you get more than 10,000 impressions in a given month, it's free. If you get less than 10,000 banner impressions, the balance will be made up by extending your advertising through part of the next month until the 10,000 mark is reached.
- The ability to post in the trading sections more frequently than regular users. You may post pictures of store events, banner ads, sales specials or any other information about your business you'd like the public to know.
- The ability to have sales specials prominently displayed on the site via Global Announcements.
Bartertown uses a quarterly billing cycle centered on the first of the quarter (January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, October 1st). Our advertising rates are as follows (all listed figures are for a one-time payment):
1 year (4 quarters) - $325
6 months (2 quarters) - $175
3 months (1 quarter) - $99
if you sign up today, the rest of the quarter is free. Paypal or checks are accepted. Exact details will be provided when you let us know you'd like to sign on.
Should you decide to cancel, you are free to do so at any time and you will receive a pro-rated refund based on unused advertising. Refunds are pro-rated to the day which we are notified of your cancellation. If you received part of a quarter of free advertising it will be averaged in with the paid advertising.
Example: $99 for 3 months of advertising with one month free; should you cancel after one month your refund will be $99 divided by 3/4 (being three out of four months not used), or $72.45.
In order to advertise on Bartertown, you must be an established business with either years of sales, a physical storefront, established eBay account (minimum age 6 months with no less than 95% positive feedback), references, or something similar. It is, however, very rare that an issue of authentication arises.
We would be very happy to have you on board with us as an advertiser and hope that we can establish a mutually beneficial business relationship. Please don't hesitate to contact MagickalMemories if you have any questions.
EDIT - 2022-9-19 - Please direct all receipts and questions to 3eland as he has taken over advertising help for the time being. He can be found either through the Bartertown PM system or 3eland [at-sign] bartertown [dot] com. Thanks!