My name is Kyle, and I work at ShelfSpot Internet Solutions
as the "Director of Systems and Administration". Before we dive into the deep realm of paid web hosting, we decided to do a little bit of exploring into some of the basic fundamentals of web hosting first. For us, this meant hosting fansites and such at no cost to the webmaster, in return for an advertisement.
We want to phase out Google AdSense from our inventory to display entirely, and eventually just show regular advertisements that we sell at our own prices. No middleman, no hassle. These prices are extremely fair considering the audience that we cater to, which is over one million unique visitors per month, mostly female aged 12-19 years in age. Right now we host eighteen different large web sites, or web sites that just show a lot of potential. As an advertising client, you would get to choose which sites you advertise on.
The following figures are fairly reasonable prices as far as I'm concerned. The more you buy, the cheaper it is to you. The CPC figures are based on current average statistics on banner clicks per 1,000 impressions. They aren't guaranteed, but the math has been double and triple checked, and they should be a fairly accurate reflection of what to expect. They will of course be updated if experience proves otherwise.
Banner Advertisements (468x60):
50,000 thru 749,000 impressions @ $1.00CPM ($0.53CPC Average)
1,000,000 thru 1,999,000 impressions @ $0.75CPM ($0.40CPC Average)
4,000,000+ impressions @ $0.50CPM ($0.26CPC Average)
A minimum of 50,000 impressions must be purchased ($50 would be the price). Those 50,000 impressions could last between an hour and a month, depending on which site(s) you choose to advertise on. The more you buy, the cheaper it gets. ShelfSpot Ad-Time is worth checking out if you have a high budget and want a good deal on advertising.
For more information, contact me.
One Month of ShelfSpot Ad-Time @ $3,000 ($0.23CPC Average)
This is a great solution for people with a larger budget who want more bang for their buck. It is our best deal next to $0.50CPM. At the present time, one month of ShelfSpot Ad-Time is 6.75 million impressions. This is a completely dynamic number that will change on a monthly basis, and only increase. We do not actually sell a month of advertising, but what is equal to an entire month of impressions at ShelfSpot. Your ShelfSpot Ad-Time could last for anywhere from a month to a year or more, depending on how often you wish for your advertisements to be displayed and how many other people are advertising from us.
If you find the prices unreasonable, please do contact me. Everyone that I have spoken to has found them extremely fair, and I can guarantee you that it will be worth your time to work with us. If you are interested in a trial, we can set that up as well. Please send an IM or E-Mail if you are even slightly interested, I am always willing to answer any questions and take constructive feedback. If you're looking for a list of the sites we host, you can visit our site or ask me.
ShelfSpot Internet Solutions
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(A web site is currently in development for our advertising opportunities)