Banner advertising charges and policies
StorySite is absolutely free to
all visitors, and will remain so.
over 100,000 page loads daily, for more than
3 million each month. The number of unique
visitors each day averages
over 15,000, and the traffic to this site has been growing steadily
since it's inception in November of 1999. By advertising on
StorySite, you not only help to support this site, but you reach a
concentrated target group of intelligent consumers with transgendered
attitudes, who also
have interests in reading, music, and the arts.
Rotating Banner Program:
The cost to
participate in the rotating banner program is:
$30.00 US per month.
The number of times
that your banner appears on the site will vary with the site's
traffic and the number of banners in the rotating group,
but it will be in the tens of thousands. A
dozen and a half pages, such as
Captioned Images, Poetry Parlor, Postcards, Story Index pages,
etc., are used in our rotating banner program. Each time a page
is called, the next banner in line is displayed on that page.
Leased Page Space:
Banner space on the
seven most heavily trafficked pages is principally available for fixed
rental and lease. These pages are:
|What's New Page
|Main Search Page
|Stories Index Page (Main)
All clients renting or leasing a fixed spot on one of the main
pages (except the CyberBoard page), are automatically enrolled in the rotating
banner program throughout the term of their contract, for no additional
When any of the six
main pages are not under contract, they join the program and
will display banners from the rotating group until a new lease is
Each client receives a secure area which provides full information regarding exposures
and click-thrus, presented in a variety of forms. To see a
demonstration, using storysite
for the account name, and demo
for the password, click
here. The click-thru numbers for
this account do not reflect what your
banner will experience since few visitors to this site are
interested in leasing banner space.
The standard size for banners on the net is 460x60 pixels, but
other sized banners are permitted on StorySite. The merits of
each is evaluated before acceptance. Banners may never exceed 20
k bytes, and it's recommended that banners be kept as small in
size as possible to facilitate faster downloading. It doesn't
pay to have a great banner if people have surfed past the page
before your banner finished downloading. Wildly flashing,
annoying banners are not acceptable for placement on Storysite.
Payment for banners may be made via money order or through our
PayPal account. I recommend the PayPal account because your
banner can be posted on the site within hours of payment being
sent, and there's no chance of it being lost in the snail mail.
Individuals and companies having an interest in the
principal banner spots can contact me
Prices subject to change without notice.
No banners will be placed on story text pages or the site's
Entrance page. I reserve the right to reject any banner that is inconsistent with the atmosphere
developed for, and maintained on, StorySite.