<What to charge for banner advertising.
I have taken a look at what other ticketing sites are charging and
what low traffic sites targetting the 18 to 34, sports fan demographic
A wide variety of prices are being charged and there seems to be no
consensus. Judging by what some low traffic sites are charging, it
seems that there is scope for sites to achieve higher rates than they
are currently asking.
Many ticketing sites do not have advertising. Those that I found
charged between $30 per month and $927.00 per month. The site charging
the most had just 80,000 unique visitors which is fewer than your
146,000 visitors. This site has commercially exploited all avenues of
generating income. They also give a clear demographic analysis of
their audience which advertisers like to see.
With sports sites, a site with just 10,000 unique visitors is charging
$250.00 a month and appears to have its advertising fully booked.
Whereas a site charging $450 per month appears to have no takers.
There is certainly scope to convince advertisers to pay over $900 per
month and it is certainly possible to attain $250 per month from a low
traffic site targetting sports fans.
When pricing your banners you will need to bear in mind that companies
may try to negotiate the rate down so it advisable to leave some room
It might be an idea to try out a test marketing exercise, initially
offering advertising at several rates to different potential
advertisers to find out the optimum price.
What other sites targetting sports fans are charging.
Talksport.com and ScoresLine.com
10,000 unique users.
$250.00 per month.
The advertising space on these sites is fully occupied.
$150 to $300 per month.
320 unique visitors per day.
$50 per month
18-34 male demographic
$125 to $500 per month.
80,000 unique visitors per month ? approx 2,700/day
Ravens 24x7.com ? football site. From $100 per month.
Allsports.com, a sports site charges $450.00 per month. They do not
specify how many visitors they have. However they don?t have any
advertisers. The adverts are all for their own products.
What other ticketing sites are charging.
Sells ticket to concerts in the Chicago area.
$125 per month.
Tickets to christian concerts.
$50 per month
Sells 13,000 tickets a year.
Static banner ads - $30/month.
£1500 for 3 months. Approximately $927.00 per month.
This site with 250,000 visitors is charging $99 per year and $149 for
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<Hope this helps.>