Advertising

Why Should I Advertise With Seraphim?

Since we began in July of 2011, we have had over 29,943,244 views!

As of December 1, 2017, Seraphim averages approximately:

  • 28,892 views each day (year-to-date)
  • 295,006 visits in November 2017
  • 927,777 page views in November 2017
  • 9,017,361 page views in 2017 (year-to-date)
  • 10.93% new, unique visitors in 2017 (year-to-date)
  • 18,787 registered users active in the last 30 days

The sky is the limit in terms of growth and we want you to grow along with us! Our rates are among the lowest you will find.  Seraphim advertising is a great investment for anything from short-term events to long-term promotion.

We cover over 100 recurring events per month, plus sales, hunts, and other non-recurring sales.  When you search “Seraphim” (or any event we cover) on Google, you will find us on the very first page!  Seraphim is syndicated on several of the most popular fashion feeds, including iheartsl, SL Chic Critique, Virtual Fashion Feeds, Fashion in Pixels, Grid Syndicate, SLFeed.net, GlamourSL, and SL Universe.

We use technology to our full advantage. Whether SLers are checking us out from the comfort of their own homes or from their beloved smartphones and tablets, Seraphim simply works! Our blog is easy to navigate no matter how you decide to read us, and we share all of our posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Plurk too!


NOTE: event coverage and paid promotional advertising are not the same!

The sales and event coverage provided by Seraphim is completely free and is a service to the readers and shoppers of Second Life.  We do not charge for event coverage – we never have, and we never will.  If you would like increased promotion and exposure on Second Life’s most visited sales and events site, we offer the packages detailed below.  While paid advertising can be purchased to enhance sales and event coverage, it is not required.  Further, paid promotional advertising does not guarantee event coverage.  To be considered for event coverage, please fill out the appropriate form on our contact page.


STICKY ADVERTISING

1000L

PER DAY

1 of 2 daily promotions

Appears at the top of the homepage

15,000+ daily views

Limit of 2 ads per brand per week

Exclusively reserved for events covered by Seraphim

Includes  informative paragraph and complete image gallery or link

Cover image from Seraphim post

BANNER ADVERTISING

1500L

PER DAY

1 daily promotion

Appears above top post on homepage

15,000+ daily views

Limit of 2 ads per brand per week

May be reserved by any advertiser regardless of coverage status

Click-through functionality to Seraphim gallery, website/blog, marketplace or  location SLurl

620x150 px. image

INTRODUCTORY PRICE!

HUD ADVERTISING

2000L

PER WEEK

1 of 5 weekly promotions

Random 5-minute rotation

Approximately 15,000 active HUDs

No limits

May be reserved by any advertiser regardless of coverage status

Click-through functionality to Seraphim gallery, website/blog, marketplace or  location SLurl

256x128 px. image

SIDEBAR ADVERTISING

2500L+

PER MONTH

High visibility on right-hand sidebar

Loyalty queue

Zero maintenance after setup

No limits

May be reserved by any advertiser regardless of coverage status

Click-through functionality to Seraphim gallery, website/blog, marketplace or  location SLurl

Small and large sizes available

WIDGET ADVERTISING

10,000L

PER INSTANCE

Most prominent advertising option

Placed above all sidebar ads

Includes 500-character paragraph

Limit of 1 ad per brand per week

May be reserved by any advertiser regardless of coverage status

Includes informative paragraph and up to two active links to website/blog or location SLurl

300x300 px. image


Seraphim’s Unique Approach to Advertising


Sticky Advertising

For those special sales and events you want to spotlight, we offer an EXCLUSIVE type of advertising! With the number of events we cover at Seraphim, posts quickly get pushed down the page. On weekends, the mega event you spent weeks organizing could be on page 3 or 4, even though we just posted it yesterday! What to do?! What to do?!

Fortunately, we’ve come up with a solution! For a minimal fee, we will make your post coverage “sticky,” keeping your event featured at the top of front page throughout your rental period. This is a great solution for sales, hunts, and non-recurring events because you can pay only for the days you want to advertise! We only offer two sticky spaces per day, in the order of purchase and publication date. Sticky reservations fill up very fast, especially over weekends and holidays.  Please be sure to apply for sticky advertising as soon as possible.  We recommend advance notice as soon as you have set the dates for your event.  We are currently selling out 16-20 weeks in advance.  Don’t risk missing out on your stickies by waiting to reserve them!

Note: Posts that wish to be featured as “sticky ads” must be events, sales, or hunts being covered by Seraphim.  Sticky advertising is effective by 9:00 AM SLT for the day the advertisement is reserved, and will remain the Seraphim site for 24 hours.  Sticky advertising payments are due at the time of reservation.  If payment has not been received within 72 hours from the date of purchase, the advertisement is subject to cancellation.  Sticky advertising may only be retained for events which are open and able to be shopped by Seraphim readers.  Please be certain your reservations are during a period when your event is open.  Seraphim has a no refund policy.

Sticky advertisements are 1000L per day.

For every 10 stickies reserved in a single purchase, advertisers will receive 1 sticky for free.  To qualify for this savings package, all eleven (10 purchased and 1 free) stickies must be reserved and purchased at the same time.  They cannot be carried over or accumulated for use at a later time.  

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST STICKY ADVERTISING


Banner Advertising

Banner advertising is our newest approach to highlight your sales, event, brand, and more!  For a minimal fee, we will place your advertisement right above the first post of the day, and right below the events listed by tabs.  You pay only for the days you want to advertise with this option, and we offer only one ad per day so there is no competition!  The advertisements have click-through ability that can link back to your in-world store, marketplace, website/blog, or even to your Seraphim gallery.  The possibilities are endless!

Note: Banner advertising is effective by 9:00 AM SLT for the day the advertisement is reserved, and will remain the Seraphim site for 24 hours.  If you are advertising an event or sale that has not yet opened, Seraphim strongly encourages advertisers to put the opening date on their advertisement to avoid frustration from potential shoppers.  Banner advertising payments are due at the time of reservation.  If payment has not been received within 72 hours from the date of purchase, the advertisement is subject to cancellation.  Seraphim has a no refund policy.

Banner advertisements are 1500L per day (introductory price).

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST BANNER ADVERTISING


HUD Advertising

In July 2016, Seraphim introduced an in-world HUD that brings the experience of the SeraphimSL.com website in-world in just a few clicks.  The HUD features up to five advertisements per week (Sunday through Sunday), each appearing randomly in 5-minute intervals.  This means the advertisement will be featured directly on the HUD and will appear in random order.  What’s more, each advertisement has click-through ability so potential customers can teleport directly to your shop, click for your marketplace, or go to your website right from SL!  Because it is randomized, two HUD users are not experiencing the same advertisement at the same moment.  You can maximize the advertising of your event, store, sale or hunt without causing traffic bottlenecks from people clamoring to teleport in when the advertisement pops up on the HUD screen.

Note: HUD advertising information must only contain one image and one URL per weekly ad.  In other words, we won’t change an image every single day of that week.  HUD advertising is effective by Sunday at 9:00 AM SLT for the week the advertisement is reserved, and will remain the Seraphim HUD until the following Sunday.  HUD advertising payments are due at the time of reservation.  If payment has not been received within 72 hours from the date of purchase, the advertisement is subject to cancellation.  Seraphim has a no refund policy.

HUD advertisements are 2000L per week.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST HUD ADVERTISING


Sidebar Advertising

Grandfathered Pricing

Effective July 1, 2012, when you rent a sidebar ad with us, your price will “lock in” and will never increase for the duration of your rental! This program applies to all current and new ad space renters!

Note: Lapses in payment resulting in an ad being removed, even if it is renewed at a later time, will not qualify for this program. Such ads will be treated as new with pricing at the current rate at time of repurchase. Any ad space purchased during a sale will lock in at the standard, non-sale price.

Loyalty Program

When you place a new sidebar advertisement with Seraphim, your ad is placed at the bottom of the loyalty queue.  As new advertisers come aboard, your ad will move up the list, affording you better and better exposure.  Also, if an advertiser who has been in the queue above your ad placement needs to leave the queue for any reason, your ad will move up in order.  Lapses in monthly renewal payments could affect your standing in the loyalty queue.  Please note, if an advertisement has been removed for non-payment, you may renew the ad but it will start back at the bottom of the loyalty queue.

File Formats

We can accept PNG, JPEG or animated GIF files sized to either 125 x 125 pixels or 250 x 125 pixels, depending on the size ad you would like.  In addition to placement of your advertising image, we can put a URL behind the image for your shoppers to follow.  The URL you provide may be a link to your marketplace page, your in-world SLurl, or even your own store/event blog!  You may change out your image and/or URL as often as you would like for absolutely no charge.  Changes to your image, URL, or advertising size do not affect your standing in the loyalty queue.

Small sidebar ads are 2500L per month.

Large sidebar ads are 3500L per month.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST SIDEBAR ADVERTISING


Widget Advertising

If you are looking for the ultimate promotion available on the Seraphim site with the most exposure offered, a widget is exactly what you need.  Widgets give advertisers the unique advantage of being placed at the very top of the sidebar ads, visible to every page visitor.  The image size is 150% larger than any other sidebar image at 300 x 300 px.  These premium ad spaces also receive a short description of the event, sale or brand of up to 500 characters.  Two links are also included in the cost of the advertising to equip shoppers with a SLurl to the event and to link your website, blog, Flickr, marketplace, or other representation you would like.  If your event is being covered by Seraphim, a third link will be added at no charge, pointing to the Seraphim gallery.  This provides shoppers a comprehensive preview of every exclusive item available at your event.

This is a fantastic solution for large events that want to stand out from the crowd.  Other successful widget promotions have included yardsales, creator/brand promotions, and in-store sales.  We only offer one widget per three-day period.  These fill up quickly throughout the holiday season, so be sure to book your widget early if you are interested in our premium promotional offer.

Widget ads are 10,000L per instance

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST WIDGET ADVERTISING

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