The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed a slight modification to the google ads, which now proclaim “Advertise on this site” and link to a dedicated page for that purpose. At the moment with no competition it’s an absolute bargain to reach the eyeballs of a thousand Canberrans a day.
Now as I see it three sorts of people would want to pay for advertisements here (bearing in mind we have no editorial control over them).
1) People who just want to reach a smart and youngish bunch of Canberrans with an advertising campaign. Sure if you’ve got an event coming up you can run it as a story, but put it in as an ad and it stays at the top of the page as long as you’re paying.
2) People who just like what we do. I’m sure there’s some of you out there. The more money we have the better website we can run. If it really takes off we’ll be looking at paying for stories.
3) People who really hate us. For just a few dollars you can slag us off to your heart’s content without fear of the editorial delete button. You know you want to…
(Also, on the bottom of the far right bar there’s a button for joining up to google adsense. If you’ve got a site, and you’re thinking about getting ads in, then do it via that button and we’ll get $100 which we’ll split with you.)
UPDATED: Cost: Google ads work by auction, but if you don’t win you don’t pay. So follow the link, talk to google, and see how you go.