How much to charge for sponsorship spot on my blog?


I have been asked how much do we charge for a sponsorship or an ad in our blog... what is a fair price, do you charge per month, size, location in page? any tips will be greatly appreciated.

The blog caters to a very targeted, local audience, thus the interest of this organization to have some kind of ad in our blog.


Pricing Charging Blog Advertising Sponsorship

asked Oct 15 '10 at 01:12
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There are many different ways to evaluate the value of your blog. If you think that the businesses in contact with you right now are going to provide value to your constituents, you should consider working on a PPM (pay-per-1000) or PPC (pay-per-click) model to start. In these cases, you can easily fall back on industry averages and then tweak based on supply/demand.

  • PPM - pay per thousand (where M = roman character for 1000) is impression-based, meaning you'll run their add for a number of times it's shown, not for a period of time.
  • PPC - pay per click is event-based, meaning you'll run their add until they use up the click events.

In both cases you'll need an ad management system. The choice of which one is going to be dependent on what your blog is currently using as a platform. In both models, you should be getting paid up-front and set up the ads as pre-paid accounts, from which your ad management system will deduct the alloted/agreed costs from.

answered Oct 16 '10 at 06:56
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There are several ad networks that are designed specifically for blog owners. I'd suggest to go with one of those and not worry about the rates. They will also put your blog in front of potential advertisers.

I believe some of them are focusing on particular content. Go to blogs similar to your's and if they have ads hover your mouse over to see who is serving the ads.

When you are as big as with millions monthly readers, then you probably need an in-house ad serving platform.

Best of luck!

answered Oct 15 '10 at 01:30
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  • Thanks for the reply. I am still a bit confused, I have a few companies asking me to add their Ad to my blog, and they are asking how much will I charge... I don't want to fill my blog with irrelevant Ads from Ad networks, these are local companies and my blog is about local stuff. – Ricardo 13 years ago
  • Well, in that case, forget what I said earlier. Unless you have a boss to consult about the rate, talk to the companies directly. Ask what are they offering. Granted, you don't have to take the first offer, but I'm sure somewhere in your subconsciousness you feel what the right number should be. If the offer is somewhat along those lines, accept it, if too low, level with them and give them your reasons why you feel it should be higher and hit them what you were expecting. I'm sure you can work something that will make both parties happy. If they offer MORE than you expected -- take it. ;) – Usabilitest 13 years ago


First, run Adsense for couple of months on the same spot you want to show sponsor ads. This will give you an idea what is the minimum income you can make. For e.g if Adsense brings you $100 per month for a 200 by 200 square rectangle. Now if you divide it into 4 squares for each sponsor. You know that the minimum price for each square should be $25.

There are ad networks you can apply to but not all networks will accept you. You need some level of web traffic. For e.g Buynsellads will accept only webdesign related blogs and you need to be an established website.

Try textlinkads and google adsense if you have not tried them yet.

answered Feb 10 '11 at 09:08
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