Thanks for your interest in advertising on Simple Bites.
Have something great that you want to share? Partner with Simple Bites to get the word out!
Why Advertise Here?
Simple Bites was launched just over three years ago in the spring of 2010. Since then, readership has grown to a steady 500,000 pageviews monthly. These readers (mostly parents, though not all) are passionate about getting in the kitchen, cooking from scratch, and sitting down together around the table as a family. They also love DIY homesteading projects and preserving summer produce.
Aimée is the main voice at Simple Bites, but she shares this corner of the Internet with several other talented home cooks and food writers. Together, they share encouragement, tips, and inspiration about topics like getting kids in the kitchen, having Sunday dinners, menu planning, canning, and all aspects of scratch cooking.
If you’d like to share your goods or space with Simple Bites readers, we’d love to hear from you! Download the Media Kit, and then use the info below to contact us.
Above-the-fold ad space
If you’d like to be above the fold (which simply means your ad shows up on every page of Simple Bites without the readers having to scroll), head to Federated Media to book your ad spot.
Below-the-fold ad space
Why on earth would I prefer below-the-fold ad space?, you may be wondering. Well, an ad is simply a call to action. Kissmetrics actually says “the fold” is a myth—that “Higher conversion rates have nothing to do with whether the button is above the fold… The issue isn’t whether the call to action is visible when your prospect first arrives. The issue is whether your call to action is visible at the point where your prospect has become convinced to take action.”
So by putting your ad in the traditional below-the-fold space, your creative will be closer to where visitors have finished reading posts.
What you’ll get
a static, 125 x 125 pixel or 300 x 145 pixel creative:
… and a text link ad in the RSS feed’s footer.
Ads run on a calendar month basis, and all ads are subject to to editorial approval.
A note about ad creatives
If you are advertising online and have only 125 x 125 square pixels to tell us about your shop, your real estate needs to be amazing. Don’t settle for a ho-hum graphic after you’ve worked so hard on your products. Don’t underestimate the power of your amazing ad: the better-looking the ad, the more clicks. If your ad is not nice and inviting, it will not generate as many clicks.
Take the time to make a stellar ad. Update it frequently to prevent ad blindness. Ask honest friends to tell you the truth about your ad. If you need to, pay a professional to make the smartest, most eye-catching ad online. It’s well worth the investment.
We love ads with generous white space and minimal, big text in gorgeous typography. Think about your fonts and colors, and don’t tell us everything about your shop. Mostly, you want to set the tone and create interest. Below are some of our favorite 125 x 125 pixel ads: