BestThinking does not rely on 3rd party advertising networks used by other new media websites that tend to create low quality "search-bait" content. Instead, our combination of highly selective, individually vetted Banner Ads and Thinker Ads allow us to maintain a high quality, non-intrusive atmosphere on the website.
Banner Ads are available in two sizes (300 x 250 and 300 x 125) and are available for purchase in accordance with our Advertising Policy. Thinker Ads are a way for BestThinking users to monetize their content and services since our Participation Policy prohibits direct commercialism in Topics, Articles, Blogs and Thinker pages.
Use the tabs below to learn more about Banner and Thinker Ads.
We realize that some of our Thinkers have valuable content and services they depend on to generate income for themselves. Since our Participation Policy prohibits direct commercialism in BestThinking content, we instead offer Thinkers a way to promote their work through Thinker Ads.
Thinker Ads are a simple, low cost way for Thinkers to feature material they have authored, such as books or multimedia pieces, or services related to their expertise, such as editing, counseling or business consulting.
Thinkers only pay when someone clicks on their ad, and there is no credit card required or setup fee to get started.
Customize your Thinker Ad with a headline, description, picture and URL. The URL you specify can link to a purchase location for your content, such as Amazon.com or your personal website. Each Thinker Ad also contains a link to your Thinker page.
Thinker Ads rotate throughout the BestThinking website and will generally appear adjacent to your content.
Thinker Ads are billed at $0.50 CPC (cost per click). Due to the nature of BestThinking, these are likely to be very qualified clicks. We view Thinker Ads as a Thinker benefit, so they are priced much less than comparable ads. For example, a Thinker Ad costs significantly less than a direct ad on LinkedIn, which typically runs $5 to $15 per CPC or more.
You get 10 free clicks for the first Thinker Ad you create. If you want to click on your own ad, make sure to log into BestThinking first so you will not be charged for your own clicks.
You can set a budget for each ad and will not be billed beyond the maximum amount you specify. When you receive a notification of your balance, you can pay by credit card, money order, PayPal or check. You can cancel Thinker Ads at any time.
All Thinker Ads must be in accordance with the Advertising Policy.
If you have questions or need additional information about advertising, contact us at advertise|bestthinking|com.
BestThinking to be Updated this Weekend
If all goes well you will see a change in the layout of BestThinking's Home and Category pages. Topics & Articles and Blogs & Books will no longer be shown in two separate columns.