2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads!

What are Community Promotion Ads?

Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that will show up on the main site, in the right sidebar. The purpose of this question is the vetting process. Images of the advertisements are provided, and community voting will enable the advertisements to be shown.

Why do we have Community Promotion Ads?

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:

  • handy cryptocurrency related resources
  • 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. This also serves as a way to promote information and resources that are relevant to your own community's interests, both for those already in the community and those yet to join.

Why do we reset the ads every year?

Some services will maintain usefulness over the years, while other things will wane to allow for new faces to show up. Resetting the ads every year helps accommodate this, and allows old ads that have served their purpose to be cycled out for fresher ads for newer things. This helps keep the material in the ads relevant to not just the subject matter of the community, but to the current status of the community. We reset the ads once a year, every December.

The community promotion ads have no restrictions against reposting an ad from a previous cycle. If a particular service or ad is very valuable to the community and will continue to be so, it is a good idea to repost it. It may be helpful to give it a new face in the process, so as to prevent the imagery of the ad from getting stale after a year of exposure.

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. The question must always be tagged with the magic tag. In addition to enabling the functionality of the advertisements, this tag also pre-fills the answer form with the above required form.

Image requirements

  • The image that you create must be 300 x 250 pixels, or double that if high DPI.
  • 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
  • If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.

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.

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  • Is there anything else we need to do to get our ad live: ethereum.meta.stackexchange.com/a/645/53724 The following link isn't active yet: etherean.meta.stackexchange.com/ads/display/641 – abcoathup May 12 at 9:20
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    There was a typo in the link, which I fixed — it should now be visible, @abcoathup :) – JNat May 12 at 17:03
  • Thank you. Is there a page where I can see community ads in action? I tried ethereum.stackexchange.com but didn't see anything in the right sidebar. – abcoathup May 12 at 23:48
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    There isn't a page I can point you to where you'd be able to see the ads for sure. But they're potentially shown on any page where we'd show regular ads: so questions, that page you linked to, etc. – JNat May 14 at 15:20
  • I've tried a couple of different pages and haven't been able to see any ads, so wanted to check it was working. – abcoathup May 18 at 9:19
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    Looks like we'd forgotten to flip a switch, @abcoathup — just fixed that, and confirmed they're now being shown. – JNat May 18 at 15:19
  • I saw ads briefly on the Questions page in the top right corner, but they seem to have stopped running now? – abcoathup May 20 at 5:01

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