Originally posted by Todd before the crash of 2010...

GeorgiaSportbike.com is going to start accepting banner ads. Why? Because servers and bandwidth ain't free and this little puppy consumes a fair amount of both. When we first started this site, it was a small community of about 50 people or so, at last count (prior to the server crash of Christmas 2007) we had roughly 3000 members, and over 10,000 hits a day, so needless to say, we need to start paying for this stuff somehow. Why should you pay to put a banner up on GeorgiaSportbike.com? Because:
  • It's cheap ($50 a month). (6 months pre-paid, knock off 10%, 12 months pre-paid, knock off 15%).
  • It's effective, GeorgiaSportbike.com is at the top of the Google search engine. Just google Georgia, and Sportbikes, and we are the first hit to come up. We are the largest local online sportbike community in GA. Members and guests read this board, you read this board, most of your friends read this board, and most of those spend all their expendable income on motorcycles and parts.
  • We need the cash to keep this baby running smoothly and you will win undying gratitude and admiration of the Georgia sportbike enthusiasts motorcycle community by supporting the infrastructure that supports this bulletin board.
How it works: We've placed an ad rotator at the top of each BBS page. It will select (at random) one ad from the ads in the pool each time a new page is loaded. We are going to cap the total number of paid ads at 5 (five) for any given month. We reserve the right to refuse ads. These ads will be reserved to those ACTIVE members of the Georgia Sportbike community (members wanting to advertise should have at least 100 posts and those posts cant be constantly already advertising your business), this is not for profit, it is strictly to be able to maintain GSB now that we are going to an outside hosting company. So, if youre an active member of GSB, and have a business you'd like to advertise to this community, please be sure to place your ad for submission. How to submit an ad:
  • Email your banner ad (or the link to where you would like your banner ad served from) to georgiasportbike@gmail.com.
  • Include the address and contact information for invoicing, and the number of months you would like the ad to appear.
  • No Shockwave/Flash ads. Animated gifs are acceptable as long as they are not too big. (less than 65 k).
  • Top banner ads should be 468 x 60 pixels.