Advertising is available for one-month slots: book publishers, journals, or even authors that want to promote their work may purchase advertising space in one of the three spaces at the top left or top right of this blog; so, too, departments wanting to advertise job openings, or departments or organizations that want to advertise conferences and the like. Advertisers may buy either space, or both, in a given month, and they may also purchase multiple months in a row (with a 10% discount for purchases of three or more months). The fee structure will be as follows, reflecting differences in traffic and demand at different times of year.
September through May: $700 for a top spot; $600 for second from the top spot; $500 for a third spot; and $450 for a fourth spot. Third and fourth spots will only be sold after the top two spots are taken.
June, July, August: $500 for a top spot; $400 for a second from the top spot; and $300 for a third or fourth spot. Third and fourth spots will only be sold after the top two spots are taken.
Just to reiterate: since ads will appear in both the top left and the top right columns, up to eight different advertisers may secure space during any one of these time periods.
Let me remind potential advertisers that this blog is far and away the most widely read blog by philosophers (faculty and students) in Cyberspace. For example, there were 184,311 page views this in September 2007, rising to 214,635 pages views in October, and 250,056 in November 2007. About 75% of the readership comes from the United States, about 7-8% from Canada, about 10% from the UK and Ireland, and the rest from a mix of Australasia, Continental Europe (esp. Germany and Scandinavia), East Asia (esp. Japan and Hong Kong), Turkey, Mexico, and Israel. (The percentage from Australasia goes up in the Northern Hemisphere summer, for obvious reasons.) Unlike many blogs, where the average length of a visit can be measured in a few seconds, the average length of a visit to this blog tends to be well over a minute. You can see more details about readership by clicking on the site meter icon on the left, at the bottom of the list of links.
Please contact me with any questions or to secure advertising space.
UPDATE (June 2008): I wanted to update some of the data on readership.
December 2007: 140,301 visits, 246,891 page views.
January 2008: 157,704 visits, 269,729 page views.
February 2008: 168,693 visits, 287,536 page views.
March 2008: 184,549 visits, 311,028 page views.
April 2008: 194,237 visits, 364,429 page views.
May 2008: 171,406 visits, 271,029 page views.
UPDATE (JANUARY 2009): Some more recent data on readership:
June 2008: 134,431 visits, 209,175 page views.
July 2008: 147,579 visits, 240,044 page views.
August 2008: 134,073 visits, 201,561 page views.
September 2008: 155,439 visits, 239,762 page views.
October 2008: 162,711 visits, 251,894 page views.
November 2008: 158,840 visits, 251,040 page views.
December 2008: 153,402 visits, 241,860 page views.
UPDATE (June 2010): here is data on readership over the past year, rounded to the nearest thousand.
June 2009: 180,000 visits, 278,000 page views.
July 2009: 183,000 visits, 293,000 page views.
August 2009: 180,000 visits, 283,000 page views.
September 2009: 185,000 visits, 272,000 page views.
October 2009: 202,000 visits, 296,000 page views.
November 2009: 219,000 visits, 342,000 page views.
December 2009: 235,000 visits, 383,000 page views.
January 2010: 235,000 visits, 349,000 page views.
February 2010: 265,000 visits, 427,000 page views.
March 2010: 285,000 visits, 446,000 page views.
April 2010: 273,000 visits, 443,000 page views.
May 2010: 255,000 visits, 385,000 page views.
You can click here to see that numbers have only increased since the June 2010 update.