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Last updated: November, 2016
At the time of this writing ...

  • Permies.com gets 1.4 million visits per month and over 26 million pageviews per month.
  • Richsoil.com gets about 300,000 visits per month and 700,000 pageviews.
  • My youtube channel has about 73,000 subscribers and 21 million views.
  • My podcasts tend to get downloaded about 5000 times each.
  • 30,000 people on the dailyish email, 70,000 on the monthlyish



First, be aware of all the free advertising you can do here at permies.com:

Oodles of details here.


The paid stuff:

  • We have been having massive success with thread boost. You create a thread for each product, or about your company, and then use a toolset to boost the thread. It is a technique that fits well with our users - and now they learn about your products and your business as it is comfortable to them.
  • banners at the top of the forums, plus get in on the big list which is linked to from every page
          - a 75% discount on impressions for linking to your permies.com thread instead of your site
  • sponsorship in the podcasts
  • a paragraph or so in the daily-ish email
          - a 75% discount for linking to your permies.com thread instead of your site
  • a "tiny ad" in the daily-ish email
          - a 75% discount for linking to your permies.com thread instead of your site
  • in-forum links
          - a 75% discount for linking to your permies.com thread instead of your site
  • banners/offers throughout the content at richsoil.com
  • producer credits/mention in upcoming youtube videos
  • run your video at the top of our forums
  • we might be convinced to add a bumper sticker for you
  • adding magic love to your thread so it gets more attention
  • adding a mention of your product in wiki pages that can only be edited by staff
  • Do a lot of the free stuff for you
  • buy pie and give it out to folks that mention how great your stuff is
  • buy pie and give it out to folks that might like you and your stuff



DX5 - Self Service In-Thread Ad Terminal

This is a new service we're now offering that allows you create your own simple ad, right down to the number of impressions. Simply enter the information into the online form, submit payment through Paypal, and your ad will immediately start running.

Here's what these ads usually look like:



They appear at the bottom of a thread, with a random line of what we call 'silly text'. The original version, DX1, was just that simple, however, DX5 has conversion rate optimization built into the software. As your add runs, the CTR is tracked alongside the text that is run with your ad. The text with the most effective CTR gets run the most, and the process continues to sharpen and fine tune itself.

To create one of these ads, click here.

If you have a web site and you would like to do some media trade, please contact gir at richsoil.com

If you are all ready to part with coin, please email paul at richsoil.com.

Thanks!
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Are there any advertisers that would be willing to share some of the stats that they got from running an add on permies? Say number of clicks, associated sales, how long their add ran, etc. Having an example might help people who are not familiar with advertising understand why they might want to run an add here. Just a thought!
 
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Daron Williams wrote:Are there any advertisers that would be willing to share some of the stats that they got from running an add on permies? Say number of clicks, associated sales, how long their add ran, etc. Having an example might help people who are not familiar with advertising understand why they might want to run an add here. Just a thought!



I think most of the advertisers, come and advertise, but don't participate in this community outside of their own threads. 

 
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I'll share my stats. This is what I've received so far. My ad was posted on August 29 and it's September 17th today.

#1172 DX5
Stats
Impressions: 22,725
Regular: 8,450    Mobile: 14,275
Clicks / CTR: 732 / 3.221%
Regular 536 / 6.3424% Mobile: 196 / 1.3729%
Unique: 98 Solo: 59

My ad(s) have been seen 22,725 times and clicked 59 times. This traffic matches up to what I'm seeing reported on my Etsy site. My ad runs in 5 states of the USA according to my settings.

According to an explanation that I have received in correspondence with Paul, which I'll likely botch in the paraphrasing, the "Regular" and "Mobile" numbers for Clicks/CTR can be disregarded, more or less. The "Unique" and "Solo" numbers represent something like an upper and lower end of the actual human clicks my ads have received. The discrepancy, per my understanding, is due to factors largely beyond the control of permies.com, and is attributed to scripts run by advertisers that appear to exist in order to inflate the number of clicks any site receives.

Solo = approximate "number of human people who have clicked the link".

Unique represents same group as Solo but allows for some counting of multiple clicks from one person on the same link.

Other advertisers should know that I have received substantive, helpful replies to the few concerns I've shared regarding my ad, which were mostly about my regional settings and stats.


Minor Points:
*   I do notice that each time I have edited my ad, the ad no longer runs until approved by a staff member (which is acceptable practice). After a 3-4 day wait for someone to approve the change, however (including weekend) I do contact permies staff directly with the same request, after which my ad begins running again.  My edited ad is currently in need of approval...!   So maybe I won't edit an ad on Friday if I'm hoping to get clicks on same Friday, unless I hear differently.

*   I just edited my ad to include the lower 48 states, and received an error after submitting the change. My changes didn't save properly.


Lastly, just for comparison, I'd like to mention that clicks on Google's various ad services cost around $0.60 per CLICK, and by comparison I feel I'm getting a better deal and a more targeted audience. Also, I don't know who all these other advertisers are, but I like permies.com and I personally have been hanging around.   :)
 
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