Sunday, 7 March 2010

I'm offering free advertising for independent developers!

It's something I've been thinking about for a while now. I've removed the google ads from the site a few weeks ago and I've felt a lot better about things since then. They're still here on the blog, but I haven’t mustered up the courage to try and alter the xml for that yet!

Anyway, since doing this I've been considering offering some free ad space to independents. Some of the more established people who have achieved fame through word of mouth and being IGF winners and the likes already earn enough to advertise on bigger sites. And I know I help out some independents from the reviews I've done, however a lot of the traffic I receive probably never sees the reviews unless they've specifically searched for them via google, etc...

Doing this might not even help anyone. I reckon a lot of veteran gamers out there have developed abilities in order to ignore adverts without even thinking about it! On the other hand maybe it's worth a shot to see how it does.

So, I'm going to be doing the following for a month to see what the response is and if I'm overwhelmed (or under whelmed!) with questions about it. Here's what I'll be doing for 4 "lucky" developers out there.

  • 1 week free banner placement, no strings attached
  • Banner will appear on all pages of the site.
  • Location, left hand side of site under main menu of site
  • Banner size: approx 130 pixels wide by 400-600 pixels tall
  • Include the destination URL
  • Must be for a game you or your team has written

Now, in the unlikely event that I get more than 4 responses for this (I have a terrible pessimistic attitude sometimes) my tie breaker will be drawing names out of my United Kingdom Tophat but don't worry - it doesn't favour UK people.

So, if you've read all that malarkey and want to sent me your banner (I'll show them all in a special blog post with the links if I get more than 4 anyway!) then please email me here:

Please let others know, I'd hate to no banners to show after this!

Edit: Deadline of the end of the week, 15th March 2010.

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