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Last updated: November, 2018

First, be aware of all the free advertising you can do here at coderanch.com:
  • make a media rich thread about your organization/website/book/thing/whatever
          - if you buy a piece of pie, you can add your thread to more forums
          - every reply to your thread, bumps it to the top of our home page!
          - in time, your thread could become "best" and appear permanently on a forum page
  • offering freebies to our pie people gets you listed to our heavily advertised pie program!
  • put a link to your stuff in your signature and write lots of excellent posts!
  • offer stuff in our book promotions
  • get your stuff lined up for a review.  Provide some of your stuff to our reviewers: book reviews
  • give your stuff to some of our staff and hope that they talk about it a lot
  • check out our paid advertising stuff below and arrange a media trade.  Banner-for-banner, or mailing-list mention for mailing-list mention, etc.

  • 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.
  • DX5 - Self Service In-Thread Ad Terminal: This is a service we're 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.


  • We don't recommend these other methods, but you can use them if you insist:
  • 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 coderanch.com thread instead of your site
  • a paragraph or so in the monthly email
          - a 75% discount for linking to your coderanch.com thread instead of your site
  • a "tiny ad" in the monthly email
          - a 75% discount for linking to your coderanch.com thread instead of your site
  • in-forum links
          - a 75% discount for linking to your coderanch.com thread instead of your site
  • run your video at the top of our forums
  • 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


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

    If you are all ready to part with coin, please email jeremy at coderanch.com.

    Thanks!
     
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