TruTower offers display advertising options for a wide variety of advertisers. We offer flat-rate advertising at a low price that puts your ad in view of tens of thousands of unique viewers every month in addition to our dedicated readers!
We welcome most any kind of advertisement so long as it meets our advertising guidelines and requirements. Our requirements and guidelines are as follows:
- Ads can be no wider than 250 pixels unless we are able to allow them to automatically adjust based on screen width. The reason for this is simple: this website was built using a responsive layout. Simply put, this means the website will adapt to any screen size — from the largest of PC screens to the smallest of mobile and game system screens — depending on the device the visitors are using. We find that 250 pixels is the maximum size to allow a premium experience for the user when viewing this site on a smaller screen. Also, we cannot accept ads that are exactly 300 pixels wide by 250 pixels tall because the size must differentiate from those already shown on our sidebar due to an existing agreement with our current advertising partners. As for height, we’d prefer to keep it under 500 pixels.
- We do not accept fixed gambling or casino ads. While it’s true that periodically, some of these types of ads may appear from our existing advertising partners, we cannot accept fixed ads devoted to this topic. While we prefer ads that have something to due with the subject matter contained on the site in some way, we are willing to accept almost any other type of ad. Contact us if you’re unsure and we’ll be happy to help!
- No pornographic or illegal advertisements or scams. This one goes without saying. While our target audience is usually 18 or older, we do have visitors who are younger who visit this website so we certainly want to keep it family friendly as much as possible. We also want things we are advertising to be legitimate. We use services like WOT (Web of Trust) to validate the websites we are advertising, so please make sure you’re in the green with them before contacting us.
- No flashing banners, annoying GIFs, or neon-colored ads. The ads should be able to flow with the content contained on the website. If we feel that your ad is greatly distracting the user from our content or annoying the user, we won’t be able to accept it.
- No link ads or sponsored posts. We get a lot of requests for these and we simply cannot accept these types of ads. As a news website, we keep our content non-promotional in nature and non-biased. The only outside sites we can link to are our article sources.
- Ads must load quickly. We certainly understand the need for sharp and high-quality images, as we use these ourselves in every piece of content we publish. Just keep in mind that many of our users are on mobile devices, so may not have access to the fastest internet. Optimizing your ad image will help keep our pages fast and fluid while allowing your ad to be seen by the user more quickly. It’s a win/win for both of us.
If your ads meet all the requirements, we welcome you to contact us via email with your proposal for pricing and additional information. Thank you for advertising with TruTower!