Policy updated August 2018
- HackingChristianity.net is the personal blog of the Rev. Jeremy Smith, a religious professional with a unique audience of religiously-inclined technology enthusiasts, subgenre geeks, and a dedicated audience of United Methodist clergy and laity. Hacking Christianity (HX) has offered high-quality content consistently for over 10 years, developing long-term online relations and local contacts scattered across the continental United States during that time. Advertising with HX solely supports site upgrades and research costs.
- HX is syndicated on UM-Insight and the Methoblog, often earns media mentions by United Methodist News Service, RMN Flashnet, and MFSA E-News.
- HX, according to Google AdSense, has 32k average monthly pageviews (17k unique monthly visitors).
- Each blog post is publicized to 5700 Twitter followers, 6200 Facebook followers, and various smaller social media channels, maximizing the impact of your marketing.
Ad Units Available
- Standard Sidebar: The first Box after the Search Engine (wide placement #1, #2) and the first box after the Social Media boxes (tall placement #3, #4). These are the first ads that a desktop viewer would see.
- After-Post ad: The horizontal Box after the Author byline (placement #5). This is actually the first ad that a mobile viewer would see.
- Scroll to the bottom of this post to see where these ad units lie on a typical page.
- The industry-standard rate for advertising is 20% of the average unique visitors per day, as determined by Google AdSense. With an August 2018 daily average of 566, the advertising cost is rounded down to $100 per month.
- The industry-standard size of an advertising box is a 125×125 pixel square. Our strategy is to offer more than double the standard size with tall (175×350) or wide formats (350×175) for the $100 monthly rate.
- A full 350×350 square or the 650×100 After Post Ad Unit is $200 per month.
- The advertising contract is renegotiable after term, with the price going up or down based on visitors (as determined by Google’s AdSense).
- All prices negotiable and contracts fulfilled via Paypal invoices.
- Contact Rev. Jeremy Smith (blog owner) to discuss further options. Click here.
See below image for Ad Unit placement