Want to advertise on our network? Read this!

Hey all,

If you've got a product or service you'd like to advertise, then the Hiveworks Media ad program might be just the thing for you!

We show over 800 million ads to 12 million unique visitors each month, making us one of the most popular comic based networks on the internet. With its targeted demographics, Hiveworks is a fantastic place to promote your product or service to exactly the kind of people you're looking for!

How does advertising on Hiveworks work?
You specify your budget (say $1000), send us your information (see 'How do I sign up?'), and we do the rest! Unlike other sites, your ads will not be 'diluted' - that is, if you spread out your budget over three months, you will get the same number of ads shown - regardless of how many other advertisers there are. Want your ad shown more often? Simply increase your budget!

What size does my ad need to be?
Our main advertising slot is the 728x90px leaderboard at the top of our pages.

We also offer 160x600, 300x250, 468x60, and 160x347 as standard ad sizes.

I want to advertise on multiple sites at once!
Want to advertise across the entire network at once? If you are interested in using us as a one-stop-shop for advertising, please contact us at ads@thehiveworks.com for further information.

What are the restrictions on ad content and what I'm linking to?
JPGs and animated GIFs are accepted (please try to keep file size under 100KB; Photoshop's 'save for web' is good for this). We allow advertisers of 'mature' services within reason; adult content in ads is acceptable, just please keep the ads themselves safe for work. (Not all sites will be able to run these.)

How much does it cost?
However much or as little as you'd like! We have a minimum budget of $1000, and our standard pricing is $2.00 per thousand ads shown.

What if my budget is lower than that?
Fortunately, we also have a portion of our advertising set aside for Google AdWords, which you can use to buy ads on Hiveworks sites if your budget is lower than $250. We have put together a tutorial that should guide you through the process of buying ads specifically on Hiveworks sites through Google AdWords:

I want something special. What can you offer me?
We typically configure sensible limits to your campaign to maximize your ads' effectiveness; if you have specific requests or desires (e.g., you'd like to get 100% of the ads on the site for a fixed period of time), then we can accommodate this. Please contact us at ads@thehiveworks.com if you'd like to try something out. If you want your ad shown preferentially, then increasing your bid can help you get that ever-important first impression.

How do I sign up?
To sign up or ask for more details, please email ads@thehiveworks.com with the following information:

  1. your banner image (JPG or GIF),
  2. your destination URL (Google Analytics headers are supported),
  3. The name of your desired slot (leaderboard, rectangle, tower, banner, half tower),
  4. A brief description of your product or service,
  5. Your budget ($1000 minimum)

If accepted, I will respond with a 'paypal subscribe' button, which will send the required amount each month automatically to keep your ad active. (You can, of course, cancel this or change your ad or whatever you like; this is mainly so our inventory is automatically managed each month).

The Rules

Thanks for considering advertising with us! If you have any questions, please contact us at ads@thehiveworks.com or get in touch with us through our contact form.