Advertise with HCW
hardCOREware.net is the perfect combination of new and traditional. We have been publishing full-length reviews since April 2000, with over 174,000 pages indexed by Google and Yahoo. In addition to that, the blog part of our site (the main page) is regularly updated with the latest news and editorials; many of these pages reach Google Pageranks of up to PR4.
Our current readership is 97% male, mostly in the 18-34 age group (55%). Our traffic is 80% American, followed by Canada and UK, and then everyone else.
Our readers are tech-savvy individuals, who others go to for purchasing advice. They primarily make their purchases through online retailers, and advise others to do so as well. If you have a product that has anything to do with PC Hardware, Video Games, or Technology, our readership are the people you want to reach.
The stats you see below are one of the few you’ll come across that are fully legitimate. In other words, we do not employ any tricks or tweaks to artificially inflate our scores.
- Monthly Visitors: 200-300K
- Monthly Pageviews: 600K-800K
- Technorati: 170,000
- Alexa: 70,000
- Google Pagerank: 3-4 (true PR)
- Total pages indexed by Google: 174,000+
- Yahoo! Links: 15,700+
Note that we are currently migrating all our content from our Old System into our New System. About 70% of our pageview traffic is still going to our Old System, but the actual Unique Visitors traffic is more even (about 60/40). Some banners are available in the New System only, and some are available in both.
Ad Types Available
728×90 Premier Sponsorship
Our highest profile ad, with your banner to be featured on the top of every single one of our 147,000+ indexed pages (both the new system and old system). This is the headline ad that will get the most exposure of all to our readers.
Price: $300 USD per 30 days
336×280 Top Side Banner
Easily the 2nd most noticeable banner we offer, the 336×280 banner resides in the New System of HCW. It currently enjoys a very high Click Through Ratio with our current sponsorship.
Price: $200 per 30 days
160×600 Side Banner
This banner sits on the right side of the side, along side the content while our readers go through the content. It is a very visible banner to our readers, and can be a great way to get your product noticed at a lower cost. The 160×600 Banner resides in both the New System and Old System.
Price: $70 per 30 days
468×60 Below Content
This banner resides on our Entire Site, and will get your banner posted in a very highly viewed area – right below the main content text, and before the page navigation in our multi-page articles (you can see an example looking at one of our longer articles). This is by far our most successful banner with Google Adsense text ads.
Price: $300 per 30 days
125×125 Side Banner
We have 6 locations available in this, our most affordable banner spot of all. You will be able to purchase one location to yourself, so your ad will appear on every page load. These ads are only on our New System.
Price: $55 per 30 days
If you have any questions about advertising on HCW, feel free to contact us at [email protected]