Sponsor RF Cafe for as Little as $35 Per Month
*** Please see the new advertising plan details below ***

RF Cafe on a Samsung S4 Smartphone

RF Cafe on a Samsung S4 smartphone. At the time of this writing, RF Cafe scores an "Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly" on Google's Mobile-Friendly Test. Note: New layout not shown, but Google also likes it.

RF Cafe typically receives 5,000-8,000 page views each weekday and about half that on weekends (see ClustrMaps chart in left border). RF Cafe is a favorite of engineers, technicians, hobbyists, and students all over the world. With more than 6,000 pages in the Google search index, RF Cafe returns in favorable positions on many types of key searches, both for text and images. New content is added on a daily basis. Items added on the homepage are broadcast on LinkedIn and Twitter. Note: The High Exposure plan now includes a 728x90-px banner in Slot #6!  * Most recent page edit: 2/23/2018 *

Advertising Options:

Please refer to the screen capture below for Banner Ad, Highlighted Ad, and Hyperlinked Logo formats and locations. Banners and Hyperlinked Logos appear on every page of RF Cafe as shown. Hyperlinks point directly to your website. Please contact me if you are interested. Web page layouts do change occasionally, but order of ad precedence is always retained.

Please contact me with any questions - it is simpler than it might look!
Sponsorship Opportunities - RF Cafe

NOTE: I reserve the option to refuse ads which I do not feel are appropriate for the RF Cafe mission.

3rd-Party Advertising Options:

3rd-party advertising on RF Cafe is being provided by Google Ad Words, IHS (GlobalSpec), and Yahoo!|Bing Network. Please contact them via the provided hyperlinks for information; customer service agents are available for assistance if needed. Also, I only run 3rd-party ads as backfill and often none are running anywhere. At those times, the only way to be represented on RF Cafe is via private advertising plans.

If this page is still available by the time you click the link, it has a good synopsis on click-through rates (CTR) and cost per click (CPC). For the general Technology category, CTR is 0.85% an CPC is $0.20 based on ad impressions on websites like RF Cafe that might host Google Ads. Keep in mind that Technology includes everything from cellphones and televisions to power dividers and coaxial cable. My guess is that cellphones and TVs make up a much larger portion of that 0.85% than do power dividers and coaxial cable.

Website Traffic Trend - October 2017

Website traffic statistics for October 2017, World Countries - RF Cafe

World Countries

Note in website statistics chart above that Page Views are about 3x Visits, meaning on average visitors view about 3 pages per visit - that's pretty good for any website.

All Banner Advertising slots are set up to randomly display private ads from 3 different companies.

Slot Description* Price/mo.
#1 728x90 px $350
#2 160x600 px $350
#3 160x600 px $300
#4 160x600 px $275
#5 160x600 px  $250
#6 728x90 px See High Exposure

If available, you are welcome to buy more than one instance in a slot, which will cause your banner to be displayed more often. Please note that an appearance in more than one banner slot is only available for slots 4, 5, and 6 (e.g., 1 and 5, but not 1 and 3).

Terms include a minimum 3-month contract and up-front payment. All Banner Advertising plans include the features of the High Exposure Ad plan except no additional banner in bottom Slot #6.

Also, you may submit up to 3 separate banner designs that will all be displayed on average at the same rate in your slot. Each banner can have its own unique URL for a hyperlink back to your website. See Notes below.

* I usually run third-party advertisements or my own RF Cafe software ads along with private advertisers in the banner slots, at a display rate of about 1:9. This is done in part to gauge the value of each banner slot based on its measurable revenue generation over time.

High Exposure Ad Pricing:*

  • $150/mo. for placement on up to 5 Vendor pages on RF Cafe, and $5/mo. for each additional page.
  • These ads appear only on Vendor listing pages.
  • You may provide the ad image files or I will be glad to design the ad for you using text and images from your website.
  • Width is 330 pixels and height is 400 pixels. High file size is 45 kBytes. File format must be GIF. Only static images can be used (no animation).
  • Ad graphic will be hyperlinked to your website.
  • Hyperlinked Logo is placed in a dedicated slot in upper right page border.
  • New: A 728x90-pixel banner ad shares the bottom (Slot #6) slot with other participants in the High Exposure plan. It will display randomly in equal proportion to all other banners. See here, too.
  • See Notes below. *High Exposure was formerly called Maximum Exposure

Standard Ad Pricing:

  • $35/mo. for up to 3 Vendor pages on RF Cafe, and $4/mo. for each additional page.
  • These ads appear only on Vendor listing pages.
  • Ads contain textual content and a company logo.
  • Width is 330 pixels and height is 200 pixels. I do the design on these ads.
  • Hyperlinked Logo is placed in a shared (~3-5 per slot) slot in upper right page border.
  • Ad graphic will be hyperlinked to your website.
  • See Notes below.

Important Notes:

  • 3-month terms are offered for High Exposure and Banner advertising plans. 6-month terms are offered for the Standard plan.
  • Discounts are not offered at this time.
  • Pixel dimensions listed are firm.
  • You must supply the Banner graphic(s) in a static GIF format (no animation), with a file size not larger than 45 kBytes. If you have trouble meeting the file size, I will be glad to help - there has never been an ad I couldn't fit.
  • I do not collect page traffic or link click statistics for advertisements. Your website server statistical analysis is a much better reporter of inbound links from RF Cafe than I or anyone else can provide.
  • To the best of my knowledge the page layouts shown are representative of all pages on RF Cafe.
  • I make page layout changes from time to enhance performance, but regardless of the layout, your ad(s) will retain relative location order.
  • 78x26-px logos in upper right corner are provided at no additional cost, and are subject to size, location, and format change as deemed necessary for optimizing space usage. These appear on all pages with every page view.
  • Payment is required prior to banner ad runs.