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Support the Design Center & DTG Magazine

This opportunity brings you high visibility in the Design Center publications; DTG Magazine and Photoshop Tips & Tricks.

Unlike any other online media purchase, this unique opportunity reaches a ready market at a fraction of the cost of any other online exposure scheme. This is truly your best bang for the buck


IMPORTANT Outstanding ROI, Views or clicks !

Outstanding ROI, never seen online - FLAT RATE exposure! We believe you should not be penalized if we do our job! You'll pay the same for paying customer clicks as you do for mere impressions. Your $250 contribution to the Design Center aligns your online presence with one of the longest established, most trusted entities online -- since 1988. YOU GET:

  1. FRONT PAGE BANNER BUTTON for 30-days - links to any page in your site - Buttons do not rotate, they are not replaced by other advertisers -- for 30-days, every visitor sees your button. (125w x 60h pixels JPG file supplied or we create) See example screen capture
     
  2. BONUS ARRIVAL PAGE BANNER BUTTON on the next most popular page in the site, the "& Else" news page: See example screen capture.. Partner buttons remain active all month long. They do not rotate, they aren't replaced by other advertisers -- every visitor sees your button.
     
  3. ONE YEAR DIRECTORY LISTING You'll be listed on our Partners page with a live link to your web site and some 15 words or so about your mission for a FULL YEAR -- not just a brief mention for a few days like other ad programs. Your directory listing is NOT in a links list. It's among content-rich, keyword-rich running text. When we get spidered by the search engines, you get spidered by the search engines!
     
  4. EDITORIAL COVERAGE in the site, and in the monthly DTG email newsletter; emailed to nearly 60,000 subscribers -- most read, most trusted by readers -- which also hapens to appear in the content area of the "& Else" news page
    (Up to 25 words describing your message, with link)
     
  5. ONE YEAR FRONT PAGE TEXT LINK A text link on the front page for ONE YEAR? No, we are not kidding. Your Front Page and News page text links alone are worth the price of your contribution. How cool is that!
     
  6. NO WORRY, NO ANNOYANCES: No math. No special registrations or account log-ins. None of those annoying nuisances associated with web advertising. No complicated acronyms or manuals or policies to learn and remember. No need to worry about tracking unless you want to. Your Partner contribution of $250 buys brings you all this for a month, and the goodies for a year no matter what -- no matter if they're impressions or clicks -- no matter how many times your link is spidered by the search engines -- no matter how much product you sell. Click to contribute, then get on with more important business. Let's get started...
     

Click to Become a Partner now. . .

What happens next?
Upon making your contribution, you receive an email with details and instructions.
We will even create the button for you if you wish.


Do not read this unless you are serious...

ROS = "Run of the site" -- UNPRECEDENTED! Yes, most people will want to "cheap" it with the above "Partner" level above, because it's cheap, and the best deal in the industry. But you might be truly serious about your message, so you want the ANCHOR BUTTON.

The Design Center, DTG site features a standing button throughout the site on editorial pages, at the top right, or left anchor position. These promote in-house offerings and branding. But you might be serious enough about your product and your message and want to be seen on every page in the site -- that's more than 7,000 editorial based web pages. We're talking content pages. You may be knowledgeable enough about the web to understand what that means to your SEO.

It's not cheap: $750. We play this offer down because we actually don't like to sell the coveted anchor position. But if you're serious enough to make the commitment to support the Design Center mission -- and serious enough about your message and product -- we'll share that coveted anchor button throughout the site for 30 days. Only ONE per month, nobody else; you exclusively.

Yes, you also get the News page above. You also get the Partner page above. You also get the Editorial coverage. The bottom line is, when a reader finds the content they want to pursue, they leave that front page! And remember: average reader visits 3 pages or more per visit. With ROS, they leave that front page, but they don't leave you! You're there, again and again.

Secure your ROS, or "Run of the site" NOW. . .

 


All others

Okay. We understand that high-powered marketing isn't for everyone. But we love friends who love the Design Center and the mission of high-content with low noise that has made DTG famous for over 20 years. So, we understand if you cannot afford to buy buttons. But we don't want you left out -- so please, be welcome as a FRIEND of the Design Center. Your $75 contribution brings you a text link in the "Friends" section of the front page for 30 days, and a friends directory listing on the Friends page for a year. No buttons. Plain and simple. $75 = 30 days link on front page, 365 days listing in the Friends directory page.

Thank you so much for being a Friend of the Design Center

 


Why is it so important to help support the Design Center?

Linkshare reportSince 1994, more than 36-million readers have enjoyed the services of the Design Center. With an average of a quarter-million visitors each month, a major percentage of those readers visit least three pages or more in the web site. The main index, "&Else" news and Photoshop pages receive the most number of unique visitors at any given time - approximately 5.1 readers per minute with an average of three page views per session.

The DTG email newsletter averages nearly 60,000 signed subscribers who voluntarily provided email address, first/last name, city, state, country, profession, and computer platform. DTG averages 4 to 7% new subscriptions each month but experiences only about 2% unsubscribe rate per month. More than 27% of our subscribers have been members for 5-years or more -- many have been readers for 10-years or more!

Focus of the Design Center covers: graphic arts & design, image editing, photography, digital photography, illustration, logo and graphic design, web design, web publishing, desktop publishing, typography, type, fonts, and other topics of matter to advertising designers, illustrators, photographers, and general visual communicators.

  • 92% have a college education,
  • 78% Are employed in the the visual communications field
  • 32% are self-employed
  • 38% are corporate or institutional "professionals" in the visual communications
  • 12% Are educators or involved in an EDU institution
  • 71% Women
  • 64% Own more than one computer
  • 27% Have been readers for more than 5 years.
    (Based on 2006 survey data of 48,000 readers)

Please feel free to call me any time to discuss a mutually beneficial strategic alliance: 540-433-8402 (USA - Eastern Time Zone)

The Design & Publishing Network Publications


design center visitor statistics

In the numbers: A recent survey by an independent advertising agency shows the Design Center pulls considerably more 'unique' visitors than comparable sites with 100,000 or more visitors per month. Likewise, we rank very close to the rest of the smaller "boutique" type sites with small traffic. Why? Because of our high-content to low-noise ratio -- and our 20 years of highly respected level of content.

Statistics for October 1, through October 13, 2006
Total Hits 3613347
Total Files 3128453
Total Pages 417819
Total Visits 179209
Total KBytes 23199358
Total Unique Sites 137173
Total Unique URLs 10236
Total Unique Referrers 10924
Total Unique User Agents 4825
. Avg Max
Hits per Hour 11581 28880
Hits per Day 277949 378759
Files per Day 240650 331950
Pages per Day 32139 50412
Visits per Day 13785 19679
KBytes per Day 1784566 2471402


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