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Advertising your company on Electric Scotland

  • Electric Scotland is the largest online resource on Scottish history but we also carry huge sections for topics such as Robert Burns, Children's Stories, etc.
  • The site gets around 180,000 unique visitors each month but more in the Winter with January being the peak month but a bit slower in the Summer.
  • Our visitors come from... 42% from the USA, 23% from the UK, 9% from Canada with the next most visiting countries being Australia, India, Germany, Philippines, Ireland, New Zealand and France. (figures as at 6th May, 2013)

We run Google adverts within the site so you can bid for placement in that space with Google Ad Words.

In mid February 2013 I had a meeting with various people and talked and communicated with numerous visitors to our site to find out the best way to offer advertising on our site. The goal was to benefit the advertisers as well as our visitors. The overwhelming opinion was to offer classified advertising at a low cost not only to encourage companies to advertise but to keep them advertising. This in turn would create a great resource for our visitors enabling them to browse through the adverts when looking for products or services.

We have thus now launched our Classified Directory where we are offering low cost advertising on a monthly or annual basis.  We offer 2 formats...



To create your advert you simply download the size you are interested in and then add your advert inside the black rectangle. Where you retain a local copy of the advert you can then change it at any time you wish during the contract period. Simply recreate your graphic and email it to us. Reasons for changing your advert may be to promote a specific product or service or where you are advertising an event to change the event date to the following year. There is no charge for changing your advert. Note also where you might be promoting an event you can continue your advert and simply send us in a new graphic for another event you wish to promote. However, you may need to supply us with a different web address to go with your new event which we'll also change for you.

The graphic will be clickable but we also add a text link under your graphic as well.

The cost is either US$50.00 (roughly 35.00) a month (minimum of 6 months) or US$540 a year (roughly 350). Payment is through PayPal where we send you a link which you click on to arrange payment either through PayPal or through your bank or credit card. As this is a subscription service you can keep this running for as long as you wish or cancel at any time subject to our minimum terms. Note that we don't offer refunds on cancellation where you are within your contract period.

Where you don't have the graphic skills to create your display advert we can help.

Promotion of this Classified Directory is through a special banner graphic which is featured in our header on all pages of our web site.

Click here to see our Classified Directory Page

Button adverts
You will note that we have button adverts on either side of the Classified Banner. This is simply to allow a few advertisers to get greater exposure. We can only accept a maximum of 4 of these adverts. The cost is US$500 a month (roughly 325.00).

Button Advert

Minimum period is for 3 months after which you can cancel at any time or keep it running. This is a good way to get your company or brand known throughout the Scots Diaspora at home and abroad. Once all four slots are booked we will not accept any other offers unless one of our four advertisers decides to cancel their advert.

You can however reserve a slot should one become vacant by simply emailing us and we'll put you in the queue on a first come basis. Should a slot be vacant we may at our discretion add a free button for a cause we are supporting. So even if all four are displayed it is possible that one might be a free one and thus is available so do check with us.

And so the above is our new offering and when we get the time we'll start contacting companies to see if they'd be interested in participating. See our Contact Us page for contact details.


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