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Advertising Policy

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2008/7/2 21:50:00 (22450 reads)

LTJ serves advertising in 5 different ways:

1. BlogAds
Advertisements can be sold by BlogAds, subject to editorial approval by the Lewisville Texan Journal. Advertisers pay by the week or by the month for guaranteed placement of the ads.
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2. Google Adsense / AdWords
Some of the banner ads in the top of the website, and at other places in the site are served automatically and without our editorial control by Google. They serve ads which their system determines would be "relevant" (not necessarily appropriate) to the content shown on the page, and/or the interest of particular individuals reading our website. The Lewisville Texan Journal does have the ability to ban certain domain names from advertising here, and we do that from time to time. However, due to the ever-growing internet, we can't always catch offending ads.

3. Direct Purchase from Lewisville Texan Journal
We can offer you ad space just about anywhere and everywhere on the website either on a pay-per-click, pay-per-impression, or time basis. Most often these ads run in the top banner. Prices are negotiable and reasonable. Email for information

4. Voluntary Blog Postings (rarely)
From time to time, I post product or service reviews here if I feel particularly moved to endorse a product or service. We generally do this without charge. In any case, we do not tolerate undisclosed paid blogging, or our users blogging about products or services in which they have a financial interest. Further, we prohibit anonymous or pseudonymous blogging and commenting relating to products, services, or political candidates by employees or agents of those companies or candidates, unless that affiliation is fully disclosed. Think twice before shilling, because we can and will use information you provide to publicly out you.

5. Paid Blog Posts (rarely)
On rare occasion, we may do a blog post that is compensated in some way, either by direct payment, or with free or discounted merchandise or services. This is always disclosed in the post, and we only do it when it's interesting to the reader, or if the advertiser has something to give away. We think giveaways are great, so we're happy to pass these along to the readers. Only Lewisville Texan Journal is allowed to post these, and we do not allow regular users to submit their own paid blog posts. Opinions given are genuine.

Email for a current rate sheet.

Community Standards
The Lewisville Texan Journal does not tolerate advertising that constitutes hate speech, blatant falsehood, racism, pornography, violence, or illegal activity. We prefer that ads either be non-political, politically neutral, or at least not be provocative or excessively negative.


No Endorsement Implied
Advertisements posted in the normal advertising sections of this website do not imply endorsement by The Lewisville Texan Journal, our other sponsors, affiliates, and users.

Let Us Hear Your Thoughts
Though we try to remove advertisements such as Google placements that fail to meet our standards, we don't always have the time or resources to remove them all. We appreciate hearing from users about ads they find objectionable. Please know that in some cases, when an ad is marginal, we may leave it in place, knowing that it costs that party money, and benefits The Lewisville Texan Journal. Just know that when people click it, we get paid. And we don't do this to make money - in fact most of the time we plow the proceeds back into doing the community service we do.

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