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#443827 - 12/06/09 03:21 PM Advertising with the TON Sponsor Program
Bobby Administrator Offline
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Registered: 11/16/00
Posts: 3428
Loc: Spring, Texas

Like most websites, to avoid problems with spam-posting, the Texas Offroad Network does not allow business related posting or commercial advertising within posts. But as a full service webhosting provider, we do have to pay substantial bills each month for dedicated server leases and other overhead.

If you have a business, offroad related or not, that would like to support the TON financially - and advertise your services to the clubs, series and riders in our community and throughout Texas - then please become a TON Sponsor through our TON Business Partner Program.


Most websites offer banner ads, but on Texas Offroad Network we offer you a banner ad AND a dedicated message board in the Classified Section, where you can post whatever ads you like...to drive traffic back to the specific pages on your website where you can capture sales - or push traffic to visit your shop or dealership location.

The best example of how we're offering commercial advertising is to look at the TJ's Cycle banner ad and forum. The banner ad is running on the right side of this page...and the message board (in the Classified Section) is very actively used to post all kinds of products, services, bikes, etc.


Below is the basic pricing info for the TON Banner+Forum program:

We only charge $50 per month for a banner ad -- or $100 per month for a banner ad and a dedicated message board.

Once you subscribe, we use automatic monthly billing through PayPal.
You can unsubscribe at any time and the program will drop you at the beginning of the next month.

Based on May'09 stats, the TON message boards served 649,838 pageviews to 36,588 unique visitors who made 97,274 visits to the site...which averages to a CPM of only about $0.08 cost-per-thousand pages...or it can be calculated to an average of $0.0014 per unique site visitor.

Banner ads on TON for only $50 are a great advertising rate for 24/7 branding for your logo and your online storefront...and only a small fraction of what Google ads would cost you...that is, if they could actually offer you a pre-filtered audience of active moto-enthusiasts!

And for just $50 more per month you can have a dedicated message board in the TON Classified Section - where you can post whatever ads you like for sales/clearances, or as many new and used bikes as you have on your lot, or whatever services you offer.

For more information and details...keep reading...


#443832 - 12/06/09 04:16 PM Re: Advertising with the TON Sponsor Program [Re: Bobby]
Bobby Administrator Offline
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Registered: 11/16/00
Posts: 3428
Loc: Spring, Texas

We appreciate your interest in financially helping out the Texas Offroad Network project.

To become a TON Business Partner and Sponsor

1) Simply contact me via email to set up your account

2) Be sure to attach your banner ad to your email

3) Click the PayPal Button below to set up the payment

Details about the TON Banner Ad and Forum Program:


The TON forums run a 160 pixel wide column on the right side of every page - where we run 160x160 square banner ads. (Smaller 125x125 ads is also very common) Your ad will run on all forum pages - in the Texas Offroad Network Sponsors and Partners area, directly below the 160x600 skyscraper ad in the top space.

Specifications: Your banner ad should be no larger than 160 pixel by 160 pixel -- a .gif or .jpg -- static or animated - with a maximum file size under 20kb, since many of our readers/visitors are in rural areas without access to high speed internet connections.


1) We will create a precise and identifiable TON Username = " YOUR-NAME " as a TON Member - to use for everything you do as a BUSINESS on the forums. If you are already active on the TON, you will keep your old TON username for personal use.

You should provide us with a Company Email Account to use when creating the YOUR-NAME username, so any future email, reset password, etc comes there. Since we still keep your existing TON Username active, you can use it for personal posting, email, password, etc.

2) We will create a new YOUR-NAME forum in the Classified Section - as a "TON Business Co-op Partner" - with detailed location/contact info right under the Forum Title on the Main Forum Index page and also on a sticky post at the top of the forum.

We have the option to set the forum permissions to allow only "YOUR-NAME" to post new topics - then we can set the permissions to allow any TON member to post replies and questions. We also could set permissions to allow any TON member to start new topics, questions, etc...it's your choice. Remember...you'll be allowing people to potentially post comments and opinions you might need to Moderate.

3) Regardless of how we set up the Forum Permissions above, we will assign your new TON Username with "Moderator" priviledges for the YOUR-NAME forum.

This way, you can assign the duties to yourself or one of your trusted office staff...to monitor and/or Moderate...and to add new posts and upload inline or attached photos, or documents or PDFs or sales brochures, or whatever...then you or your staff can manage old post follow up, monitoring what others post, deleting bad language others may post, etc.


If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, let us know.
If you have questions or comments, please pass them along. We appreciate the feedback.

Bob Beamer
TON Admin
Spring, Tx


#443870 - 12/06/09 08:09 PM Re: Advertising with the TON Sponsor Program [Re: Bobby]
Bobby Administrator Offline
Head Honcho

Registered: 11/16/00
Posts: 3428
Loc: Spring, Texas

To join the TON Business Partner Program -
choose your plan and payment using PayPal:

Banner Ad
$50 per month
Banner Ad +
Message Board
$100 per month

To unsubscribe from the
TON Business Partner Program

If you have sold a used bike on the
TON Classifieds and wish to donate
a small token of your appreciation


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