Advertise on Sacred Destinations

Thank you for your interest in advertising on Sacred Destinations.

Sacred Destinations Basics

  • Founded in 2005
  • Original, high-quality content
  • Responsive design
  • 1.4 million page views per month
  • Home page has PageRank (PR) of 6; internal pages typically range from PR 3 to PR 5
  • Top 5 ranking in Google for popular terms such as "sacred sites", "cathedrals", "catholic shrines", "buddhist temples" and "notre dame cathedral"

Advertising Basics

  • simple flat monthly or annual rates
  • all ads are subject to approval based on relevance, ad design, and perceived quality of product/service
  • ads may be modified at any time after purchase
  • ad creative can be JPG, GIF or PNG
  • animation permitted if subtle
  • max file size 40KB
  • max description length of 2000 characters for directory listings
  • generous discounts are available for large advertising packages - contact us with your ad plans for details
  • ads must be prepaid, either on a monthly or annual basis
  • payment can be made by PayPal, Google Wallet, check (USA only), or wire transfer
  • purchases are nonrefundable, except in the case of technical problems that prevent display of ads
  • please contact us at sacred.destinations@gmail.com with questions and advertising orders

Banner Placements

Name Placement Size(s) Slots Per Page Ads Per Slot Est. Impressions SEO? Monthly Rate Annual Rate
ROS Top Banner Run of Site. Rotates with only 9 other ads at the top of every page on the website, above the main navigation. 728x90 or 468x60 1 10 140,000 no $140 $1580
save $100!
ROS Top of Content Run of Site. Rotates with only 9 other ads in a very prominent position at top of content on article pages. This placement receives our highest click-through rates. 300x250 or 250x250 1 10 60,000 no $240 $2730
save $150!
Page Sponsor Button Reach a highly targeted audience by sponsoring a specific site, city, category, or travel page. Your square button appears prominently in the left sidebar, usually above the fold. Your ad will appear on every page view; there is no rotation. Bonus: If you sponsor a site page (e.g. a church or temple), your ad will display on all its photo pages too! 125x125 4 1 up to 10,000 no $20 $0
save 20%!
Page Sponsor Button Premium Reach a large and highly targeted audience by sponsoring a premium site article (list below). Your ad will appear on every page view; no rotation. Bonus: Your ad will display on all the site's photo pages too! 125x125 4 1 10,000-30,000 no $30 $0
save 20%!
City Sponsor Button Like a page sponsor, but appears on city pages (overview, map, books, etc.) for the city of your choice, PLUS rotation in available slots on site articles for that city. For example, a Paris sponsor will always appear on the Paris, Paris Map, and Paris Photos pages, and will rotate in available slots on the articles on Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle, etc. ***There is currently no extra charge for premium cities, so snap up the top destinations while they're available!*** 125x125 4 1 3,000-170,000 depending on city no $75 $0
save 15%!
Country or Category Sponsor Button Like a page sponsor, but appears on all pages for a country or category, plus rotation in any available slots on site articles and photo pages in that country or category. (Note: England, Scotland, Wales and the entire island of Ireland are considered separate countries for this purpose.) 125x125 4 1 20,000-250,000 depending on country or category no $100 $0
save 15%!

Text Placements

Name Placement Format Slots Per Page Ads Per Slot Est. Impressions SEO? Monthly Rate Annual Rate
Bottom Text Link Your link appears at the bottom of almost any page of your choice. This area is a directory of useful resources and therefore must be relevant to the page and approved for quality. In addition to targeted traffic, your link will receive the "vote" of our PR 3-5 pages, potentially improving your page's ranking in search engines. Text link with optional short description (up to 200 characters). 5 1 up to 10,000 yes $10 $60
save 50%!
Tour Directory Listing Your tour is listed in all relevant destinations and categories in our Spiritual Tour Directory (typically around five pages) PLUS in a prominent sidebar link on all relevant country, city and site articles! (Up to 5 tours shown per article sidebar.) In addition to targeted traffic, your link will receive the "vote" of our PR 3-5 pages, potentially improving your ranking in search engines. Linked title, short description (up to 2,000 characters), and tour details presented in table format. 50 1 depends on relevant destinations and categories yes $15 $50
save 72%!
Featured Directory Listing All of the features of a regular directory listing PLUS display under "Featured Listings" on main tour/lodging page (up to 5 shown at any time), a "featured" symbol on all other listing pages to draw the eye, and priority of appearance on relevant article pages outside of the directory (since only 5 are allowed per page). Linked title, short description (up to 2,000 characters), and tour details presented in table format. 5 1 hundreds more than with standard listing yes $30 $150
save 58%!

List of Premium Pages

Premium pages are our most popular pages. They are top-ranked in Google Search, get tons of traffic, and represent some of the most popular travel destinations and sights.

  • St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City (9,000 page views in March 2013)
  • Basilica of St. Mark, Venice
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Mont-St-Michel, France
  • Parthenon, Athens
  • Stonehenge, England
  • Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
  • Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
  • Holy Mosque, Mecca