Advertise with Us

Advertising with us is a cost-effective way to spread the word about your business.

Free Business Listing

Naturally, our free business listing gives everyone a chance to benefit from our directory. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Exposure to the local community
  • Up to three "specials", which you can change out at any time
  • Access to your listing 24/7
  • Allow the local community to post reviews
  • "Inbound" link to your website, which helps generate favorable Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

$19.95 listing upgrade

This upgrade gives you 3 month exposure using a banner ad you create. It rotates with other banners, so it isn't exclusive, but it is effective. 

  • Same directory entry and benefits as the free listing.
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  • One banner ad, 400px x 350px for 3 months. Banner ad can only be changed out to fix a mistake.
  • All banners receive the same priority. Priority placement isn't available to anyone.
  • Banner statistics emailed weekly

$39.95 listing upgrade

  • Same directory entry and benefits as the free listing
  • Up to three banner ads, 400px x 350px for the full year. Banner ad(s) can be changed out once every three months
  • All banners receive the same priority
  • Banner statistics emailed weekly
  • Featured banner ad "campaign" for one calendar month ($10 value)
    • A "campaign" is a single-topic event, such as a theatrical play or a merchandise sale
    • Each campaign has a start and end date
    • Each campaign can have up to three alternative banners, which can be swapped out once every three months
    • Banner is 600px x 60px
    • Banner rotates under the map on the home page
    • Limited to a maximum of two simultaneous campaigns and no more than six campaigns per calendar year

Front Page Rotating Banner

We have a "featured" rotating ad space (600 x 60) on the front page, right below the map. This ad is available for $10 per month, and is limited to a maximum of 10 advertisers ("campaigns"). You

will receive weekly reports showing clicks and impressions, so you can judge whether or not the ad is working for you. You can sign up for any period of time, cancel at any time, and provide us with up to three banners for your campaign.

A "campaign" is a single topic event, such as Opal's God of Carnage or BMD. Advertisers are limited to no more than two simultaneous campaigns, and no more than six maximum campaigns per year.

 

 

 

CPM or CPC banners

You can also purchase additional banner ad placement as follows:

  • There is a $25 setup charge for each campaign. Your campaign can be specific to a single event or it can be a permanent campaign.
  • Campaigns must be of interest to Cottage Grove residents. We reserve the right to reject and request.
  • CPM (Cost per 1000 impressions): $2.50 per 1000 impressions
  • CPC (Cost per Click-thru): $0.25 per click thru

Some notes about banner ads

  • Please design your own ads, or pay a designer to do it for you. We work with several designers who would be happy to help.
  • Banner sizes are specific and fixed. We cannot accommodate varying sizes.

If you have suggestions or questions, please ask.

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