Currently we show progressive surf advancement, your surf ranking and some other member information in rotation on the branded bar. The Branded Bar is displayed at the very top of the page when members are surfing.
We have set aside exclusive space that can be purchased by members. Some Statistics that will interest you:
Statistics You Should Know About Or Be Aware Of
Statistics say on average an offer and call to action need to be seen at least 7 times before the viewer will take action. We aim to show your personalised branded bar a minimum of 7 times but currently its is 9 times per hour 7 days per week or multiples of 7 days!
Statistics also say that members on average surf a minimum of 1.15 hours (1hr 20 mins). Example: If 10 members were surfing for just 1 hour your branded bar is seen 9 times by each member (times) x 10 = 90 views per hour per member (with averages of 40 to 50+ members surfing in any given hour that is a lot of exclusive views per day!).
Statistics also say that between 30 to 40% of traffic exchange members use some form of 'Ad Blocking' software that target images. Although banner images are a popular form of advertising and still an effective method their potency for effectiveness have diminished over time with the advancement of more and more sophisticated Ad Blocking software which prevent images being displayed.
Draw The Viewer In And Include A Call To Action
Therefore it is even more important to have a good eye-catching compelling banner to capture the curiosity of the remaining 60 to 70% of viewers to invoke them to click on the banner.
An alternative to banners is the ever more popular 'Text Ads' which are even more popular today than they have ever been because of Ad Blocking software. Whilst ad blocking software will target images they have no effect on Text Ads. One of the first major comapanies to use this form of advertising and monopolise on this fact was google with adsense ads.
You can now have a great opportunity to personalise the branded bar with either 2 Banners or 2 Impact Text Ads (great for split testing) or a combination of a Banner and Impact Text Ad (highly recommended for best results). When you purchase the Branded Bar you get both ad spaces which are shown at the very top of the page when members are surfing. The text is large and bolded for greater effect hence 'Impact' Text Ad.
Banners - we accept no larger than 468 x 60 (pricing remains the same if smaller images are used).
Impact Text Ad - Up to 190 characters Max (Subject heading / large Bold Text for Greater Impact / your site listed).
Branded bars are displayed for 24 hours over a 7 day period inclusive. Branded bars however are limited, only 10 Bars will be available and rotating daily to a afford members quality views over a set period of time.
Multiple weeks can be purchased in advance up to a maximum of 4 weeks (28 days).
Regular Surfing Exchange - Brand The Bar cost as follows:
x2 Banners, 7 days $14.00 (discount when purchasing 28 days - only $50)
x1 Banner x1 Impact Text Ad, 7 days $24.00 (discount when purchasing 28 days - only $84)
x2 Impact Text Ad, 7 days cost $34.00 (discount when purchasing 28 days - only $120)
Manual Surfing Exchange - Brand The Bar cost as follows:
x2 Banners, 7 days $7.00 (discount when puchasing 28 days - only $25)
x1 Banner x1 Impact Text Ad, 7 days $12.00 (discount when puchasing 28 days - only $44)
x2 Impact Text Ad, 7 days $17.00 (discount when puchasing 28 days - only $60)
Some bad news first! We are not selling any branded bars on the manual traffic exchange just yet - sorry!