Fish Eaters: The Whys and Hows of Traditional Catholicism

``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
even as where Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church'' Ignatius of Antioch, 1st c. A.D

Advertising on Fish Eaters


The Basics

First, some information about this site's traffic. During 2008's month of December -- from 1 December 2008 to 31 December 2008 -- the website received 183,559 individual visitors (as measured by sessions), or almost 6,000 each day on average (see screen shot of's Urchin stats). The front page (index.html) received 54,538 pageviews (see screen shot). Advertising on the front page would mean that your ad would likely be seen around 1,800 times a day, and around 54,000 times per month.

During that same time period, the discussion forum received 1,460,971 page views, or over 47,000 views per day on average (see screen shot of message board stats from message board administrator control panel). Advertising here means your ad will be seen about 47,000 different times per day and almost a million and a half times per month (your ad will appear on every forum page -- on the forum's front page, on the top of each sub-forum, on each page of every thread, etc.).



Advertising on the home page of the Fish Eaters Website: Your ad would appear at the right hand column, under the site's search box:

Ad size options and monthly rates are as follows:


120 X 120 square

120 X 90 rectangle

120 X 60 rectangle

120 X 30 rectangle


Advertising at the discussion forum:

Full Banner Ad:Your ad will appear on the very top of all discussion forum pages, before any other text or graphic (with the possible exception of encouragement from us to visit our sponsors), to be seen on average one and a half million times a month. It will be rotated with no more than five other ads (one of which is Google ads, which offers ads from various advertisers). Size and price are as follows:

  728 X 90 full banner, rotating with no more than 5 other ads
(one of which is Google, whose ads will look different each time they appear): $100


The ads on the front page will be static and non-rotating (i.e., your ad will appear always for the purchased time, not randomly); the large banner ads at the discussion forum will be rotating with no more than five other ads in each place (one of them being Google, whose specific ads change but will count as one ad). You can change the graphic that you use for your ad any time, for example, if you want to announce a sale; just send along the new graphic file and let me know when you want it to appear. In fact, from what I've read, changing your graphic periodically is a good idea, as long as "branding" is considered.

Ads will appear for 30 full calendar days and will begin after payment and then at your discretion.

The sites that the banners and buttons link to should not contain material that a Catholic would find offensive. Any business in question doesn't need to concern "Catholic items," per se, however. We Catholics love books and music and jewelry of all kinds, for ex., and if you think you have a potential market here at FE, "s'all good". Any games played with this by the ill-willed -- e.g., setting up a fake storefront, then re-directing to a porn site or what have you in order to offend Catholics -- will be at the joker's expense: the ad will be quickly removed and no refund will be given.

If you have something else in mind that doesn't quite adhere to the outline above, write to me and let me know; maybe we can work something out. I know times are tough out there (believe me, I know; that's why I am finally caving in to the need to accept ads!), so if you're a tiny, new business, we could work out payment plans for the big discussion forum ads, or maybe even haggle or barter a bit. I'm malleable.

If you do advertise, I sincerely pray that it works out well for you, that your website gets lots of traffic, and that, if you're in business, you sell lots of wonderful things and make a nice, honest profit. May SS Clare, patroness of the internet, and Nicholas, patron of merchants, intercede for you!

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