Since its inception in the early spring of 2007 American-Rails.com has become a leading online resource covering the railroad industry with topics ranging from locomotives to fallen flags. Below are a few of the site's online credentials:
• At 90,000 unique visitors per month (or around 3,000 unique visitors per day) and more than 400,000 page views per month (or 13,300 per day) American-Rails.com is one of the most popular railroad sites across the Internet.
• 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. Additionally, our PageRank (or PR) is currently listed at 5.
• Many of the site's primary keywords such as "American railroads", "diesel locomotives", and "freight cars" list on Google's top page.
Layout and Design
There are basically two types of ads from you which you can choose: a 175x175 pixel box that will be located on the right side of the website (i.e., the right-side banner) or a 468x60 banner located at the top of the site and beside the "Sponsored Links" heading. 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 and 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!