Thank you for your interest in advertising on The Home Garden! The Home Garden is a blog which means it is all about my personal experiences in the garden. Needless to say that any advertising that finds its way to my site must fit in with what I think my readers would find as useful information. If believe that your company has something valuable to offer to gardeners interested in vegetables, plants, plant propagation, greenhouses or any other horticulturally significant area then please contact me! In case you are wonder why you should want advertise here please continue reading.
Why Should You Want to Advertise on The Home Garden?
It's a good question with a good answer - many people come through here each month looking for advice, ideas, and gardening insights from my personal experiences. It's a growing site and every year more people are finding it, just look at the numbers in the graph below. A one month period from April to May brought over 1000 visitors per day which translated into 70,644 pageviews for the month (April 10, 2010 - May 10, 2010). By advertising here on The Home Garden your company or website can reach 35,000 people every month during the growing season.
What kind of advertising will I host?
Text ads and links seem to get in the way of readers reading content which distracts from the overall experience here at The Home Garden so we stick with graphic banner ads.
Do You Offer Sponsored Posts?
I've been asked this question a lot. I strongly believe in quality content on Growing The Home Garden and anything submitted as a sponsored post must exemplify that. It's OK to have a posting with links that go back to your site but they must make sense - nothing spammy. Content should add value to the lives of my readers. I will accept quality sponsored posts with the understanding that it will be labeled as a sponsored post and that I retain all editorial rights to the post. These posts will be around for a long time and will be seen by many people from various venues with various interests and as such the value of a sponsored post is very high. The current cost (2013) for a sponsored post is $300. You will be allowed two links in the post to your business or website. If you want an additional link or two in the post we can consider it. Posts from unrelated fields will not be accepted. If you're discussing landscaping - great! A post on hydrangea care and maintenance or how to grow the best tomato ever would be awesome. Keep it close to the garden and the odds are my readers will like it. The frequency of sponsored posts will be limited on a monthly basis.
How Much Does it Cost?
It depends! Ads above the fold will naturally be more expensive than those below and larger ads that cover more space will be more expensive than the smaller ones.
Prices are on a monthly rate
Header Bar ads (no larger than 125x125): $200
Left Sidebar above the fold ads
125x125 $ 125
Below the fold ads
Different sizes can be priced accordingly. Contact Dave for more info.
Another Option you might consider is becoming a sponsor.
Sponsors pay a modest $35 per month to have a short summary listed on a resource page. You may list contact information including phone numbers, URLs and physical addresses with your summary. This is an inexpensive way for you to get visitors to see your company.
Do you do Product Testing?
From time to time I review products that can be used in gardening. I always perform an open and honest view and point out anything I see as pertinent for a potential consumer of that product to notice. That means the good and the bad. If I can't find anything wrong with your product it must be pretty darn good! Contact Dave for more info.
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Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.