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Community Promotion Ads - 2013

What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here?

TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they will appear on the main site as community promotion ads.

But whyyyyyyy?

This is a method for the community to control what gets promoted to visitors on the site. For example, you might promote the following things:

  • cool site-related news
  • the site's twitter account
  • the site's blog
  • cool events or conferences
  • anything else your community would genuinely be interested in

The goal is for future visitors to find out about the stuff your community deems important. And to click on it for great justice!

How does it work?

The answers you post to this question must conform to the following rules, or they will be ignored.

  1. All answers should be in the exact form of:

    [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2]
    
       [1]: http://image-url
       [2]: http://clickthrough-url 
    

    Please do not add anything else to the body of the post. If you want to discuss something, do it in the comments.

  2. This question must always be tagged with the magic tag.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 220 x 250 pixels
  • Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • No animated GIFs
  • Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB

Score Threshold

There is a minimum score threshold an answer must meet (currently 6) before it will be shown on the main site.

You can check out the ads that have met the threshold with basic click stats here.

  • Anybody want to put together an ad for The League of American Bicyclists? One for our blog? Other ideas? – freiheit Oct 26 '11 at 21:53
  • I'm doing the blog one right now. – Neil Fein Oct 27 '11 at 17:55
  • Did the League one as well. Anyone want ads for anything else? I've got a template set up to do this now. How about Adventure Cycling or even non-bike stuff like Freecycle.org? And how about some more bike advocacy stuff? – Neil Fein Oct 28 '11 at 5:08
  • How about small businesses that are well-regarded by the community? (I'm thinking about The Touring Store and Peter White Cycles. – Neil Fein Nov 3 '11 at 3:14
  • Can we get this post featured to encourage users to add more community ads? – Ambo100 Jan 19 '12 at 22:18
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@StackBicycles

  • pretty ad, but I can't get behind promoting that bot! – samthebrand Oct 28 '11 at 15:56
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Bicycles community blog

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    Can these be done so the text auto-generates? It'd be nice to have, say, the three most recent blog post titles. – Neil Fein Oct 27 '11 at 18:07
  • I updated the ad with recent post titles instead of general topic text. (It's the same ad otherwise.) – Neil Fein Nov 15 '11 at 4:04
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The leading UK charity for transport

  • I know it's a bit bland/vague but it's a good site to visit for cyclists of the UK. – Ambo100 Jan 17 '12 at 11:54
  • This looks like a good cause. I'd upvote it if the ad made it clear it was about cycling/transportation advocacy in the UK. – freiheit Jan 17 '12 at 17:40
  • @freiheit: I'm not quite sure what to say and where to put it – Ambo100 Jan 17 '12 at 17:41
  • @Ambo100 - How's this? I got the copy from their web site. Please revert my edit if this doesn't work for you. – Neil Fein Jan 17 '12 at 19:06
  • @NeilFein: No, It's just what I was looking for, thanks. I just need to realign those diagonal bars to match. – Ambo100 Jan 17 '12 at 19:08
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The League of American Bicyclists

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