WHAT IS A BANNER ?
Your advertising banner is most often the first thing to represent you, your site, or organization. It is the equivalent to a display ad in a newspaper or magazine, a listing in the yellow pages, and a business card, all in one. Banner ads link your prospective clients directly to you. Click on any banner on this page to see how it works (don't forget to press on BACK button of your browser to come back to this page).
Your banner ad must be attractive, and contain information that will spark the interest of your audience. Therefore the design of your banner should be done by a professional and experienced banner designer or design company to create an ad that has the effectiveness and value that others will be willing to click on it! There are countless banners on the web, most of them amateurish and dull. Do you click on ugly banners while surfing the web?
When your banner is ready you can exchange it free of charge with various banner exchanges on the web (see our extensive list of Banner Exchange Programs). And of course you can pay other prominent and popular sites (like Yahoo!) with lots of traffic to display your banner. Usually the more traffic, the more you will have to pay others to display your banner. People need just to click on your banner to be automatically transferred to your site. If the design of your banner is to common, blurry or amateurish, you will loose lots of clicks!
You can use your banner as your WebPage HEADER as well ! ( We have one on top of our page ). Your page banner will be the first thing your visitor will see when they arrive at your site. If they are greeted with something that offers "visual recognition" consistent with your ad, they immediately know they have the right place and that you cared enough to follow through. Your page header banner is that all important "First Handshake" that will leave an impression on your visitor.
If your banner is for advertising purposes, what is the main message you wish to convey that will entice your audience to follow the link to your site? They need information; "What is this?... and Why should I care?" Keep in mind that there is limited space on a banner, so the information must be in compelling and concise form. In our opinion 3 - 5 bold words, plus our expert design :-) work best to make your potential customers click on it. Do you have a logo or image you wish to have included in your banner? If so, when ordering your banner, include the URL for the image, so that we might capture it for resizing and incorporation in your banner. If you find banners from our own examples or anywhere on the web that you particularly like and would want your's have a similar feeling please include the URL to the page(s) where those banners are. Of course we won't copy other's people banners but this usually help us to get a picture what your requirements are. This helps if you want a very specific feel and look. Majority of our customers give us "free hands" to design their banners anyway. We use all of our expertise and all tricks of the trade to make your banner stand out in the crowd!!
The most common and widely accepted size for your banner was 400 X 40 pixels. The recent standard is 468 X 60 pixels . This size is accepted by Link Exchange (the most popular free banner exchange) and by many others. It shouldn't exceed 10K (10,240 bytes). However please contact the places you want to advertise for latest size requirements before ordering. Already designed banners can't be resized without significant quality loss.
Example of 400 X 40 pixels banner (animated):
468 X 60 Pixels
Example of 468 x 60 pixels banner (animated):
Example of other common size 460 x 55 pixels :
Larger banners (animated or not) should not exceed 15K to load quickly on the pages you will want to display them. We make sure that your banner will be small in K, without loosing the quality of the design.
You can order any of the above sizes, or any custom size you may wish. A square? A small button?
Our prices are the same for all sizes.
We guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with our work!
One of our customers (over 10 banner orders):
"Now that we have had the time to look, ponder, and enjoy the new banners, we have decided to keep them just the way they are. You have been wonderful to work with. You have been very helpful and willing in making these banners look good. You should expect to see us back in the near future working with you on more banners. Thank You and please us as a reference".
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