Advertising to Columbia Families
The Internet is a great tool to reach people and we offer you the opportunity to target a specific demographic; families in Columbia, SC, moving to Columbia, SC or visiting Columbia, South Carolina.
Our response rates to our top of page ad buttons have been phenomenal. Busy parents don't have time to read all the fine print; if they see a full-color button for a business type they are seeking, they don't look any further. The ads rotate throughout the site so no matter what a page a viewer lands on, your ad has an equal chance of appearing, including the forum.
The Monthly Newsletter offers an affordable opportunity to reach a targeted opt-in audience. In addition to the one-time delivery of the newsletter, the archived copy is permanently available on the site.
You don't have to have a web site to have an ad on Columbia4Kids.com - your ad can link to your e-mail address or display a phone number for more information. We can design a button for you if you don't have web-ready art. If you want a website but aren't ready for a full blown site, you can get a featured page on Columbia4Kids.com or we offer a mini-website with your own domain name and e-mail.
Advertising rotates throughout the site, and we only accept advertising that is useful to our members and specific to Columbia, SC. Ads must be family-friendly and we highly recommend running C4K-only specials with printable coupons to help track the effectiveness of your ad. All advertisers are featured on our Advertiser Index page for easy reference.
Currently our rates are so low, you can't afford not to try us out. The commitment is only 3 months so try us and see for yourself what all the buzz is about! Our sale special will end when we reach a set number of advertisers, so lock in your low rates today!
Our Advertisers are Carefully Selected
Please be aware that we treat our advertising as recommendations and as such, we do reserve the right to refuse advertising at our discretion. We prefer locally owned and operated businesses that are useful to Columbia area parents and families. We generally do not accept any advertising for affiliate sites or URLs that simply redirect to a corporate sales page. If you think your company may fall under this category, please contact us for clarification.
Participating in the Forum
Business owners are welcome to participate in our very active forum, but spamming is not permitted. Please be aware that you must be willing to be a real particpant and you must have 20 useful posts before you are allowed to make a business post. Turning every thread into an indirect advertisement for your business is not allowed and will be removed.
The forum is a great way for people with the time to commit to build trust and awareness as you are allowed to link to your business in your signature and use your logo as an avatar (picture) in every post- you can set up those options in your Control Panel after you register.
The forum is a wonderful way to build your business awareness indirectly and can be very rewarding. However, if business is your only agenda, simply buy advertising. Our members can tell who's only here to sell stuff, and they don't fall for it!
Click here for advertising rates and online purchasing!
If you need additional information, feel free to Contact us. If you'd like to pay by check, please contact us to get things set up for you, either by phone or e-mail.