Advertising on BlogForArizona

Many folks, most especially candidates’ campaigns, inquire about buying ad space on BlogForArizona. BlogForArizona is doing ads through BlogAds.com. This page will walk you through creating ads on our blog. If you find any problems with this guide, please let me know at mbryanATgmailDOTcom.

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We are a member of the Liberal Blog Advertising Network, which includes blogs such as DailyKos, Talking Points Memo, Alternet, Wonkette, Crooks and Liars, and many more great liberal blogs. If you intend to advertise on any of the other liberal blogs in the network, we ask that you please consider purchasing your ads through our link to the Liberal Blog Advertising Network, so that BlogForArizona gets a commission for referring you to the network.

Now, down to the mechanics of actually placing on ad through BlogAds.com.

Step 1: Click on this link to go BlogForArizona’s ad strip ordering page. Click on this one to create ads with other blogs in the Liberal Blog Advertising Network.

Step 2: You will see the blog selection page. It looks like this:

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Watch the video if you like, then click on the Buy Ads button.

Step 3:

You will asked to select the blog or blogs you want to create ads for. If you don’t see BlogForArizona immediately, you can filter using the keyword ‘arizona’ and you will see our blog listed.

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Click on the link that says ‘(Order on this blog only)’ and you will be taken to BlogForArizona’s ad creation page.

Step 4: On our ad creation page you will see this a list of 8 steps:

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#1 allows you to choose the size of ad you want (Standard is 160X200 pixels, Hi-Rise is 160X600 pixels. You will need to choose whether you want a picture ad (jpg/gif) or a video ad (flash/video). Most will want a picture ad, which is less expensive and easier to create graphics for.

#2 will specify the duration you want the ad to run. The longer you run an ad the bigger the discount over the weekly rate you get. As you change parameters you will see the total cost of the ad and the estimated number of impressions you can expect to get change.

Step 4: Once you have decided the type and duration of your ad, move on to #3 – #5:

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You will name you campaign (it is only used internally to ID your campaign), choose whether you want a Headline, and upload you ad’s graphics. If your graphic is not the size specified in #1 (either 160×200 or 160X600) you should check the Auto-resize option (best to tailor your graphic’s size properly).

Step 5: Next, you want to enter any text you want included in your ad. Max is 300 characters so be succinct. Often you will want the actual address of your website here and any short pitch.

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Step 6: Now you will enter the landing page URL of your site. This can be the main page, or a specified landing page for your campaign. This is where clicking the graphic or video will lead. To get a little social media love, you can include a Tweet button.

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Step 7: Once you are satisfied about your order, you can save to your cart (if you are buying from additional sites) or click Buy Now to finalize your order and head to the checkout.

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Decide how to pay for a ad and your ad will be submitted to us for approval and will appear on the blog, generally within a few days. You should recieve email updates about your ad’s progress.

Thanks for advertising with BlogForArizona.com. Good luck with your campaign!

 

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