Advertising FAQs

WHY ADVERTISE WITH US?

ShopTownBiz.com consists of small, home-based businesses, as well as those dotting Main Street in the towns of Ashland, Holliston and Hopkinton, MA. Our directory is easy-to-use, multi-search capable and cross-town friendly, allowing residents from several towns the opportunity to see your business! In addition, we offer reasonable listing upgrades, coupons, and advertising options for those businesses looking for more visibility.

Because ShopTownBiz.com values our customers’ time, we strive to keep our website current. Businesses in our directory are either visited or called to verify their information is accurate on a regular basis. In addition, our Contact Us page or Listing Form can be submitted with any information change. All of this commitment has rewarded ShopTownBiz.com with the status of the most complete and current online directory! And the best part…it’s mobile-ready and at your fingertips 24/7.

At ShopTownBiz.com, our staff consists of very talented local residents who can provide our clients with graphic design, logo creation, web design, web redesign, copy, branding and photography. ShopTownBiz.com also employs local college students and provides a model for them to learn basic sales and marketing skills to add to their portfolio.

Finally, all of us at ShopTownBiz.com live in the community and know how important it is to give back! We are dedicated to helping our schools and not-for-profits by sponsoring events and contributing a portion of our sales to these organizations. We are also a green company and proud of it!

WHAT ARE THE ADVERTISING OPTIONS?

Home Page:

High Profile Ad (654 x 308 px) – maximum 3 ads in slideshow format as top ad on homepage (link only, no print option). Cost is $200 per month or $500 for a 3-month term (includes ad creation).

High Profile Ad (308 x 350 px) – single static ad lower left and right side of homepage (print and link options). Cost is $200 per month or $500 for a 3-month term (includes ad creation).

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Category Advertising:

Category ads are placed under each business category on business listings pages
(184 x 132px). Cost is $200 for a single town for 1 year. Cost is $300 for all towns for 1 year. Both prices include ad creation.

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Header Banner Ad:

Displayed on all pages except for the homepage (654 x 124px) – maximum 4 ads in slideshow format in random order (link only, no print option). Cost is $200 per month or $500 for a 3-month term (includes ad creation).

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Premium Listing:

For a one time cost of $100, your listing will include a business logo or .jpeg representing your business, a link to your website or social media page, a keyword search on our website, your company name will appear in bold type and a business description of up to 150 words will be included in your profile. This information will be displayed on a single business page on our website.

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Coupons:

Coupons are displayed in the business profile as well as on the coupon page. In addition, when a search is performed, a box will be checked indicating a coupon is being offered by your business. Cost is $75 for 3 months, $125 for 6 months, $175 for 1 year. See bundle pricing options for ad and coupon combination discounts.

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ShopTown$avings Coupon:

ShopTown$avings is a co-op coupon program. Your business will be listed on the ShopTown$avings page with your address, phone and website link. Any search performed that includes your business in the results set will also identify that your business participates in this program. This is a nice option for businesses wanting to participate in a coupon program at a reduced rate. Cost is $100 for 1 year.

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Bundle Package Pricing:

1-month Home Page Ad plus 1-year Category Ad for 1 town. Cost is $350 (a savings of $50).

1-month Home Page Ad plus 1-year Category Ad for all towns. Cost is $450 (a savings of $50).

1-year Category Ad for 1 town PLUS a 1-year Coupon. Cost is $325 (a savings of $50).

1-year Category Ad for all towns PLUS a 1-year Coupon. Cost is $425 (a savings of $50).

1-month Home Page Ad or Banner Ad PLUS a 1-year Coupon. Cost is $325 (a savings of $50).

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