Since its inception early 2007 American-Rails.com
has become a leading online resource covering the railroad industry with
topics ranging from locomotives and fallen flags to railroad museums and tourist trains. Below are a few of
the site's online credentials:
• At 105,000 unique visitors per month (or around 3,500 unique visitors per
day) and more than 216,000 page views per month (or 7,200 per day) American-Rails.com is one of the most popular railroad sites
across the Internet. The site also receives hundreds of visitors each day searching for train rides, many related to special events such as fall foliage trips, "Thomas The Train" excursions, and the very popular "Polar Express" during the Christmas season (the "Polar Express" searches peak in October through December and drew in more than 160,000 visitors in 2014).
• According to Alexa.com, the
most trusted and accurate website traffic gauge, American-Rails.com
lists in the top 0.14% of all websites on the Internet.
• Many of the site's primary keywords such as "American railroads", "diesel locomotives," "railroad history," "fallen flags," and "freight cars" among many others list on Google's first page.
Ad Layout & Design
There are basically two types of ads from you which you can choose: a 100 x100 pixel box that will be located on the right or side of the website featured below a heading entitled "Please Visit Our Sponsors." Within these boxes you can list whatever you would like, from a simple image to just text, or a combination of both. We can custom-build your ad for you if you do not already have one to use. If not, please have your image and/or text ready and as you would like it to appear.
Pricing & Cost
There are three different pricing structures: since a 175x175 pixel ad will run on multiple pages costs for these run either $50 per month or $400 annually "per section." To better explain, the right-side banners are broken down into sections across the site: "Fallen Flags", "Streamliners", "Diesel Locomotives", etc. that can all be accessed by clicking the link buttons in the left-side navigation menu/table-of-contents. Within these sections are dozens of pages and your ad will automatically appear on all of these as well. Please let us know which section(s) you would like your ad to appear. Please note that if you want to list on the homepage the price will be a bit higher, $50 per month or $600 yearly. Listing on the homepage also means your ad will appear in some of the smaller sections as well like the "Railroad Glossary", "Rail Magazines", and "Book Reviews."
The 468x60 pixel banner ads cost just a flat yearly fee of $125 since these will run on a single page only, not an entire section. Finally, if you would just like to try out this ad for one month the cost is just $50. Please Note!:Prices are subject to some negotiation. If you are wanting to purchase a large block of ads or feel these prices are a little more than you can afford just drop us a note and we can hopefully work something out.
Terms and Conditions
If you are a railroad, railroad-related company, or even offer model railroad products or services for sale and are perhaps interested in advertising on American-Rails.com please contact us, we would be very interested in talking with you.
American-Rails.com reserves the right to decline any advertising that is deemed unsuitable for the site or not related to our readers' interests. However, this does not mean if you are a non-railroad related business you cannot advertise with us.
All advertising and payment options are subject to availability and review.
Payment is accepted through PayPal only.
No advertising goes live until payment is received in full.
To learn more about advertising on the site, costs, and designing your banner please fill out the form the below. We look forward to hearing from you!