You know me: I primarily care for content (and the privacy of my users) – so I don't want visitors being drown in ads. That´s why I rather like to call it „product placement“, as it has to fit the „real content“. For the buyer, this has one big pro: it's integrated, part of the whole picture – and visitors are more likely to see it as that, and thus are more likely to be interested.
In the desktop view: at the left side, below the „tabs“. Each goes into its own box. Text and graphic are stored at the same server as the mentioned „real content“, and thus less likely to fall prey to ad blockers (which are not really needed here at IzzyOnDroid, as it's taken care there are no „aggressive ads“).
Products can be placed …
As you can see with already existing ones: a graphic and up to 400 chars of text. Optionally a price tag. You can create both – but as site owner, I reserve the right to object ;)
According to content and principles of this site, the boxes …
Thus links of the box directly lead to the target site – not going via an ad tracker or analytics intermediate. At first glance this might sound like a disadvantage to you (for your stats etc.) – but considering the audience of this site (which mostly values privacy quite high, that´s why they´re coming here and are interested in this content), it turns into an advantage: trust is there, which pays in the long run (yeah, I'm an idealist :))
The amount is fixed: at maximum 3 boxes per page are „sold“ this way, and always go on top. Depending on page length, a few boxes with other „selected products“ follow below that – but all together, there´re never more than 9 boxes, and they never exceed the length of the „real content“.
Prices are matter of negotiation. A „standard example“:
One box shall appear for one category and all sub-categories (or for one tag an all articles tagged such). You can currently (see end of page for date) get that for as little as EUR 8 a month. If you want it „premium“ (highlighted, see screenshot), it´s EUR 101. Smallest booking unit is one month; if you book (and pay) in advance for 6 months or more, there are discounts. Payment is always due in advance – i.e. must have arrived in the month before the product is shown. Preferred payment method is bank transfer; if that´s not possible/feasible for some reason, contact me anyway, we´ll find an alternative then.
Still undecided, but want to give it a try? Ask for an introductory offer ;)
A special offer goes to non-profit open-source projects especially matching the goals of this site (e.g. are specifically about privacy/security). Contact me for a time-limited free placement, and I´ll honor your efforts!
You most likely already expected it: no Google Analytics here, no Piwik. But I run some local stats of course: At 12/2015, the site had about 500 visits and more than 1,000 hits a day; a year later it's about 900 visits and 10,000 pages per day, at 12/2018 1.500 visits and 20.000 pages per day – with a still rising trend. Partners I´ll give more exact numbers (and proof) on request.
Contact details can be found in the site´s imprint. I´m looking forward to your requests!
numbers are taken from the 2015 rating of an advertizing company I had „policy differences“ with, so they might be slightly below market value ↩︎