Forum Advertising Policies - Cheap Rates

How to advertise on the Grain Belt News. READ BEFORE POSTING. Grain Belt News is an information and entertainment portal that permits advertising - not an advertising site with discussion. Ignoring these simple rules has led to apoplectic fits by people who find themselves cut off from the system.
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Forum Advertising Policies - Cheap Rates

Post by Publisher » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:46 am

Effective immediately:

FIRST OFF - There will be NO mention of rates or specific acts. Ever. Ads that fail to follow this guideline will be removed, and if the poster posts a second ad without following this rule, they will be banned. Selling sexual services is illegal in most venues in the United States.


1) Ten ads for individuals in the Forums will be freebies, retroactive. Obviously, repeat advertisers have seen a positive impact or they would NOT be coming back here to post their ads. After these free ads, an individual user will need to pay a minimum $30 annual subscription fee to continue advertising in the forums. No advertising is permitted by/for agencies or those representing multiple people. Compare that to other sites that charge that much a week.

This "ten ad rule" may be ignored if it becomes obvious that your only "participation" here is to advertise and you may be required to pay to advertise here after your first advertisement. GBN is an information exchange, advertising just helps keep it running.

2) Inclusion in the Web Links has up to this point been free. Links for advertising purposes will bear an annual fee of $30 for individuals. No agents are permitted to advertise here.

3) Links within a member's profile. Anyone including a link must have a banner and link to http://www.grainbeltnews.com . Also, linking to a "profile" on another discussion board will be deleted. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR WEB LINK WITHIN YOUR AD - THEY ARE ONLY PERMITTED AS PART OF YOUR USER PROFILE

4) Advertising more than once per week is not allowed for the same geographic region, and is subject to the board moderator's discretion for removal. Daily advertising is prohibited in any form.

5) All link requestors must first have a link to the Grain Belt News on their web site before their link will be permitted here. See below for the code.

6) If you include a link in your profile, you must have a reciprocal link directing people here on your website within seven (7) days or you, and your ads, will be removed.

7) Profile Links to sites which are direct competitors of GBN, i.e. BANNED ADVERTISEMENT et al are forbidden as a part of an advertisement or GBN profile. Create your own website. They are free but you will have to invest some of your time.

With the typical advertiser''s billable rates ranging between $4 and $8 a minute GBN's rates are more than reasonable.

GBN is primarily established for information exchange, with an opportunity for advertising - not the other way around. Advertising here is CHEAP by comparison to EVERY OTHER venue of this kind. And it will STAY that way for as long as I run the ship.

If a poster continues to spam the boards with advertising after their privileges are reinstated, not only will they be permanently banned from posting here, they will also be reported to their ISP as spammers. If you have been marked as a Spammer - do not think you will get around it by creating a new account. You will be caught, and banned.

It is inconvenient and time-consuming for the moderators to have to keep track of people who use the forums inappropriately. The spammers will soon learn that the results of having an account that's been in use for awhile terminated because they are a spammer are more than inconvenient to them.


You will get one (1) friendly reminder to read these rules. You had to breeze right past them to post your ad.
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Post by Publisher » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:56 am

If I send you this link, and you tell me you don't have time to read these seven rules - don't expect a very favorable response - if you get a response at all.
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Post by Publisher » Thu May 12, 2016 10:19 am

There are seven (7) rules listed. None of them complicated. I have little patience if you ignore these rules. These rules were here when you joined.
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Re: Forum Advertising Policies - Cheap Rates

Post by Publisher » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:37 pm

And a bump, since so many people seem to ignore them.
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Re: Forum Advertising Policies - Cheap Rates

Post by Publisher » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:38 pm

These rules have served us well for nearly 10 years.

Ignore them if you choose. You'll be thrown to the sharks.
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Re: Forum Advertising Policies - Cheap Rates

Post by Publisher » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:58 pm

Regarding links in ads - see here
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Post by Publisher » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:38 am

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Re: Forum Advertising Policies - Cheap Rates

Post by Publisher » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:56 am

Let's reiterate:

Zero tolerance for trafficking others. Zero.

Zero tolerance for directing people from here to a different advertising platform. Zero.

If you have a "friend" have them set up their own account and be active here. If you have ads elsewhere, fine, but do NOT send our users hunting for that information elsewhere.

Ads have been, and will be, deleted when these rules are broken. Repeat violations will get you banned.
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