on Big Sky Fishing.Com
Guided Fly Fishing
Trips on the Missouri River
We provide full-service, guided fly fishing
trips on the Missouri River. All equipment and lunch provided.
Your satisfaction guaranteed. Outfitter #12345
Promote Your Business on This Website
Big Sky Fishing.Com makes a great avenue to promote your business, particularly
if your business caters to visiting anglers. Whether you are a guide
or a hotel that lodges visiting anglers, your business can benefit from
the simple and very affordable advertising options on Big Sky Fishing.
Businesses for Advertising
include, but are not limited to, lodging facilities, fishing guides,
fly shops, campgrounds, restaurants, real estate agencies promoting
specific river front properties and other related businesses.
Advantages of Advertising on Big Sky Fishing
Advertising your business on Big Sky Fishing.Com offers many advantages
over other forms of web based and print advertising. Due to the unique
way business listings are delivered (our listings are far more than a
generic text link), your ad will only appear in front of visitors
who are explicitly interested in your products or services (if one of
our visitors is visiting our Yellowstone
River section, its a safe bet
that they are interested either in the Yellowstone River for fishing
or floating or to look at the photos, since that is all that is covered
on that page).
To see an example of what a business listing looks like, see the example "sponsored
below the title bar on the top of the page.
Additionally, if you are a fly fishing guide, by advertising in Big
Sky Fishing, a free listing will also be provided in the new Montana
Fishing Guides page too.
A Couple of Things You Should Know
As I believe in complete transparency, all advertisers should know a
couple of things. First, Big Sky Fishing takes the "rifle" approach to
advertising instead of the "shotgun" approach. Our advertising is very,
very targeted. This leads to one good thing and one bad thing, depending
on your perspective.
The advantage of advertising on such a highly targeted environment is
that people who visit your site will be VERY interested in your services.
If you take out an ad on a specific river page of this site, anyone who
clicks on your ad will be very interested in your service since the actual
page they were viewing will be precisely related to your services. For
example, you provide guided fly fishing trips on the Missouri
If someone clicks on an ad you run in our pages about the Missouri River,
the probabilities are very, very high that the person is interested in
your guide services since the content on the page they are viewing
is about fly fishing the Missouri River.
In short, our content on the site provides a highly targeted pre-screening
environment to run your ads, leading only to high quality and motivated
individuals who visit your site.
the disadvantage of advertising in such a highly targeted environment
is that you are not likely to see a mass of clicks head your way. There
are not that many people interested in fly fishing a specific river to
generate a high number of clicks.
As such, if you want high quality traffic that is particularly interested
in your services - and can live with just a few clicks per day (and some
days none at all) - then advertising on Big Sky
is for you.
If you just want to generate a mass of untargeted traffic to your website,
then advertising on Big Sky Fishing is not for you because the site is
not set up to generate massive page views on one particular page on the
site. Instead, the site delivers high quality, targeted traffic across
a whole range of pages - not just one page.
Moreover, Big Sky Fishing does not use "in your face" advertising. While
such tactics do lead to clicks to advertisers web sites, I've found such
tactics turn people off. Moreover, they are not effective, since pushing
ads in peoples faces leads to "inadvertent" clicks that look good in
the advertisers web logs but terrible when it comes to the bottom
How To Set Up an Ad
Well, assuming you are still interested in setting up an ad, the good
news is that it is quite simple.
Just email me the following information:
- What Page(s) you want to Advertise On
- The Title to Be Used (the link text) - 10 words maximum
- The Description to be Used - 25 words maximum - and the shorter,
- The URL of your website
- And, if you are a Montana fishing guide, your Outfitter number. This
is mandatory for anyone who advertises as a fishing guide!
Cost and Placement of Ads
Only one sponsored ad is allowed per page. All ads will appear at the
top of the page, right below the title of the page (see the example on
the top of this page to see how they look and where they are placed).
Please note, other advertisements may be run on the page (along the left
margin and towards the very bottom of the page), but none will be run
immediately above/below your ad. Thus, your ad will stand out very well.
Important Note - Once you run an ad on a page, your ad will NEVER be
removed unless you stop advertising on Big Sky Fishing. No one else can
come along at a later date and knock your ad off a particular page. In
short, you ad sort of "claims" a spot on Big Sky Fishing for as long
as you want it.
Also, by running an ad on Big Sky Fishing, you will be automatically
included in the Montana
Fishing Guide directory too.
The cost of an ad is:
- For 1 ad : $125 per year.
- For 2 ads : $200 per year.
- For 3 or more ads : $50 for each additional listing above 2. Thus,
if you run 4 ads, the cost will be $300 per year.
One nice thing about people in Montana is that most people are very
trustworthy. Due to this happy fact, no advance payment is necessary.
Instead, once I
submission, it will be included on the
page you requested. You will then be notified so you can review the advertisement
to make sure everything is correct.
Once you are satisfied with the advertisement, you will be sent a invoice
via email. You have 30 days to pay this invoice, otherwise your ad will
be removed. Please make checks payable to "Big Sky Fishing.Com".
Please note that their are no refunds.
Note - I'm temporarily living in Nevada while I create some websites
about the Lake Tahoe area, so I have a strange mailing address right
Sierra Web Enterprises
3983 S. McCarran Blvd. #208
Reno, NV 89502