The AquaNerd Blog was established in May 2009 with the intent to bring the reader accurate and up-to-date information regarding saltwater aquariums, reef aquariums, aquarium equipment, saltwater livestock, insider knowledge concerning new product releases, rare livestock sightings, and so much more. We can confidently achieve this goal by combining our multiple years of aquarium experience as well as formal education via marine biologists and seasoned hobbyists the AquaNerd team has available.
AquaNerd’s advertising prices are extremely low. We have pricing plans as little as $5 per month. Additionally, AquaNerd doesn’t make you sign a contract. Every advertising plan is based on the month-to-month needs of the advertiser, not the needs of AquaNerd. You
can even pay with gift cards to your store if you like. The advertising goal for the AquaNerd Blog is not to make a profit like most other sites, but to simply cover the operating costs and bring in new readers. The more efficiently we can run, the better we serve our target audience. For additional pricing details, please send an inquiry to: [email protected].
Why Choose AquaNerd?
AquaNerd isn’t just a site that rarely gets updated and rarely gets any traffic. Instead, information is added to the site in both regular and irregular intervals. On a daily basis, AquaNerd staffers deliver a “Tip of the Day” that provides helpful information that might oftentimes be forgotten or overlooked by even the most advanced aquarium keepers. In addition to daily updates, we at AquaNerd provide a weekly “Picture of the Week” article. The goal of the “Picture of the Week” program is to expose new aquarium keepers, and even advanced aquarists, to new and exciting fish and corals. There will also be a “Picture of the Week” contest which will be sponsored and provide even more exposure to advertisers. On a monthly basis, AquaNerd will host a “Tank of the Month” contest to attempt to draw in
even more readers to the blog.
The importance of our regular updates is to keep the website from becoming boring. In addition to keeping the blog fresh, the regular updates helps bring traffic to the AquaNerd blog. This daily traffic will not only help AquaNerd grow as a community, but it will also help advertisers boost revenue and name recognition by increasing their exposure to their target audience.
Aside from our regularly scheduled daily and weekly updates, the AquaNerd staff posts other articles very frequently. It is not unusual to have two or three new articles, aside from the daily and weekly updates, posted in a single day. Additionally, each article is written with a few goals in mind. The first goal to be achieved is to provide accurate and useful information to the AquaNerd community. Authors research their material prior to posting and provide readers with a list of utilized sources for that information. The writers also try to find “insider information” on new products or rare and unusual livestock showing up from wholesalers and breeders, both of which AquaNerd readers seem to thoroughly enjoy. Secondly, our focus is readability of the article. As authors, we know how irritating it is to have misspelled words and
awkward phrases plaguing an article. To some people it does not really matter. To others, poor grammar can ruin the entire experience, and we try to prevent that.
The last major goal of our writing style, and the most important to advertisers, is the use of keywords and phrases with the focus being on “Search Engine Optimization”. We write our articles that draw in visitors and get hits on search engines. We utilize various computer programs to help us pick out appropriate keywords so that our articles get favorable scores with search engines like Google and Yahoo. This technique brings visitors to our blog where they can see your advertisement. Our site is further promoted through the use of website directories, social bookmarks and other media for website promotion. We use RSS and Atom feeds, and every new post is sent directly to Digg, Technorati, Del.ici.ous, Facebook, Twitter, and several more to attract new visitors and exposure from other online communities.
Is AquaNerd Stable?
This is a question that often gets overlooked, but is extremely important to advertisers and dedicated readers alike. People enjoy consistency, and we understand that. To help bring readers and advertisers maximum exposure, AquaNerd has a dedicated software engineer on standby to fix any issues that may arise. Additionally, AquaNerd is hosted on fast, reliable serves and computer maintenance technicians are constantly available. We know that a portion of your business will depend on our reliability, and we promise to deliver.
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