Combat News is accepting
advertisements in the form of banner ads.
on SCN has easily paid off. I
hope that all aspiring game companies use
you to sell their games."
- James Eisert - Powercell Games
advertisements related to space combat
games or other science fiction gaming
will be accepted.
ads will appear towards the top of the
SCN Home page, and other common
pages of this website.
base cost of a banner ad is $3 (US)
per month which is less than 10 cents
a day. Purchasing 6 or 12
month blocks will result in bonus
months that reduce the cost per day
reader who clicks on your
advertisement will be sent to the web
page of your choosing.
Why is SCN selling
SCN started on a
free web host, then moved to a friends web
server who gave me free space. Now SCN
is on a commercial web host and it is not
a free ride any more. I
put a lot of time and effort into SCN
so my goal is to make it self-supporting
instead of being financed out of my own pocket.
Advertising on SCN is not intended
to make money, just cover costs and maybe
put some aside for future enhancements.
is a Banner?
A banner is a
small graphic advertising a product or
service provided by you. It is
rotated with other banner ads so when you
access the SCN's home page, a
different banner ad could appears each
time you view the page.
banner is a .bmp, .jpg, or .gif file with dimensions
468x60 pixels. File size should be
as small as possible to speed up load
time. I reserve the right to refuse
a banner due to file size, inappropriate
image, non-relevant topic, or other
often will my banner be seen?
statistics for the banner ads show that
they are viewed over 22,000 times per month.
The ad service I am using will show their
own ad 7.5% of the time. The other
92.5% of the views will rotate between the
ad slots currently in use.
much does it cost?
are 25 ad slots available at a cost per slot
(US) per month and multiple slots can be
purchased for your ad to increase the
chance it will be seen. Unsold slots
may be used by SCN to advertise
aspects of this website, indicate that
ad space is available for purchase, or
they may be unused, in which case
all ad slots in use are viewed more.
I get a deal if I buy more than one month
at a time?
Yes, you will
save money if you buy blocks of 6 or 12 months at a
$15 for 6
months (get one month free)
$27 for 12 months (get three months free)
if I buy more than one slot?
additional slot will include an additional
free month for even more
example; buy one 12 month slot for $27,
the second 12 month slot will only cost
$24. Third and all subsequent slots
will cost the same as the second slot.
$27 for 6 months, 2 slots
$39 for 6 months, 3 slots
$51 for 12 months, 2 slots
$75 for 12 months, 3 slots
will I know if my banner ad is effective?
advertiser can access a private web page
to view the statistics of their ads
including number of views and number of
do I pay?
Payment is in
U.S. dollars and can be sent directly in
the form of a check or money order.
Payment may be made using PayPal to
allow credit card payments and help non-US
may also be made in the form of product
instead of money at the rate of $2 worth
of product giving $1 worth of advertising
credit. Arrangements to pay with
product must be made and approved in
Star Ranger for any questions or to
do I start?
Star Ranger that you are interested,
attach your banner if it is ready, and
indicate the URL you want the the ad to
link to. Once payment is received,
your advertisement will be added to the