The available zones may vary from time to time, but the main principle is the following: The website is split into three parts: Front page (http://andreasviklund.com/), template pages (which gets the most visitors) and the blog archives and entries. Each banner area is available on these three sections, with the exception for the 700×90 pixels content box which is not available on the front page. Sitewide banner space can be created upon request if there is currently no banner showing in any of the three site areas.
The same goes for other banner formats than those available by default. Feel free to send me an e-mail if you would want to discuss custom formats or sitewide banners.
Start with clicking on one of the “Advertise here” links in the area of the site where you want your banner to appear, or go to the ad zone listing to see all available options. Available zones have a “Buy now” button for placing an order, and the BSA system will take on from there. Banners are placed for 30 days and paid in advance, and you can upload your banner directly to BSA during the order. Once an order has been placed, BSA sends an e-mail to me where I am asked to approve the banner within 24 hours. If I don’t approve it during this time, BSA will review the banner to see if it is relevant for the site. Once approved (which would normally happen within a few hours), the banner appears on andreasviklund.com in the zone you have ordered.
Through BSA you will be able to track the ads performance, CTR and number of impressions. BuySellAds also has a good support page with more information and answers to the most common questions you may have.
One of the single most common questions I get is “Can I buy a text link on andreasviklund.com”. The answer is yes, if the link has the rel=”nofollow” attribute in accordance with the Google Webmaster Guidelines. This website does not sell links for SEO-boosting purposes.
BSA is a solution that makes ad management really easy for both the publisher and the advertiser, but if you would have any questions you are very welcome to contact me (or BSA) for more information.
This article was written by Andreas Viklund
Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.