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1. Advertisement rates - rates shown here are in (GBP).

Rates shown are per month.

The costs listed on this page are for banner advertisements only (for instance at the top or bottom of a page). Please click here for details relating to listings (ie not ads.) in our Opportunities databases.

Agency commission: 15% to recognised agencies.

Home page boxes (137w x 161d pixels): 80.00

Full banner (468w x 60d pixels)
Positions available for full banners: top of Home page, foot of Home page, top/foot of category Home pages, run-of-category, run-of-site.

Top of home page of site: 100.00
Run of home page positions: 60.00
Guaranteed fixed position (mid/bottom of page): +20%

Home page of category section
(Arts/Cause-related/Education/Media/Sport/Showcase): 50.00
Guaranteed fixed position (top/bottom of page): +20%

Includes any page within a category : 40.00
Guaranteed fixed position (top/bottom of page): +20%

Includes any category, news or other page: 30.00
Guaranteed fixed position (top/bottom of page): +20%


Home page updater (scrolling panel)
Single line advertisement
15.00 per month

'Pop-up' mini-pages are also available at 10.00 per 1,000 pixels,
eg a 'run-of-site' pop-up measuring 100pixels by 60pixels would cost 60.00
Guaranteed fixed position: +20%

Targeted packages in category sections are also available, subject to negotiation.

Section and other sponsorship opportunities subject to negotiation.

Non-standard sizes subject to negotiation.

Other (eg multimedia) opportunities subject to negotiation.

Volume discounts subject to negotiation.

To see our Terms and Conditions, click here.


2. Technical specifications for advertisements

Please ensure that you provide the following information:

  • the URL to which your advertisement should be linked;

  • a contact name/number for technical queries;

  • alt text - text to appear in place of your advertisement for old browsers or if graphics are turned off.
  • We can accept advertisements via a URL reference or via e-mail as an attachment.

    Copy dates

    Copy instructions and material are normally required five working days before the appearance of the ad.

    This period may be shorter by arrangement.
    In the case of advertisements where we work with you to develop more complex ads., copy date will be flexible.

    Banner specifications Ltd accepts most standard banner sizes.

    (We reserve the right to reject banners on the grounds of file size, unacceptable copy, excessive download time, interference with the overall coding of our site (eg with alignment controls), etc.)

    Standard banners - top and bottom of page  
    Pixel size: 468 wide by 60 high (max. 20 kbs)
    Half banners  
    Pixel size: 234 wide by 60 high (max. 15 kbs)
    Preferred file types: GIF, GIF89A, JPEG, JAVA, HTML
    Animated banners: No restrictions on looping

    Please remember that the maximum length for a URL is 256 characters

    • We do not accept banners

      1. that require the user to have a particular plug-in, or

      2. with sound.

    • If an ad. banner sends cookies, this must not disrupt display of graphics or text, including cases in which the client browser rejects the cookie/certificate.

    Externally-served advertisements must take no longer than 5 seconds to download.

    Where forms are included, the GET method of transmission must be used to allow for tracking.

    In the case of video banners, please provide both an object declaration for the video banner and a standard ad. banner. The serving of the video banner will be the client's responsibility

    To see our Terms and Conditions, click here.