Advertising Terms & Policies

We Reserve the Right of Refusal

Please review our advertising terms and policies before contacting us about advertising on our site. Terms are non-negotiable and we always reserve the right of final refusal on advertising here.

Hi... I'm Jim McCue and I am the webmaster for this site. Although I did create this site partly as a money-making project, it is also my "baby". I am an enthusiastic and dedicated smart car owner and the smart car enthusiast community has responded to my voice and purpose on this site with an incredible level of support. My smart car family loves what they find here and I don't want the advertising I allow to change their minds.

So, while I have decided to accept ads on the site, I am the final decision maker as to where those ads will be placed, how many can run, and whether a particular ad will be accepted at all. I would never want advertising to dilute the quality of this website in any way. I hope you will respect that.

My Advertising Terms for the Site

  • All ads MUST be relevant to American smart fortwo cars. This site is about the U.S. version of smart cars. It is NOT about cars in general, scooters, trucks or even European smart cars. It is certainly not about anything non-vehicle related. The only ads I will even consider MUST be about smart cars, smart fortwo parts or accessories, smart car services or the like. I might accept ads from companies that offer general car-related services or products that would also be useful for smart cars or their owners, such as car insurance, etc.

  • All links will be no-follow. When you pay to run an ad on this site, you're not paying for text links or to have page rank passed on to you. That goes against Google policies and I will stay in compliance. If that doesn't work for you, I'm sorry. It's not something I can change.

  • All advertising and payment options are subject to availability. I am not planning to run unlimited numbers of ads. So, depending on when you contact me, I may or may not have certain ad placements and sizes available.

  • NO ads will be accepted for the home page. I prefer not to have much advertising (or any) on my home page. The only way to have visibility on the home page is to purchase sitewide advertising space on the sidebar.

  • I cannot accept animated or flash-type ads. I don't want flashing, moving billboards on my site. Ads may be textual or graphical in nature, but if graphics are used, they must be static images.

  • Advertising article pages must be content-rich AND relevant. As with all ads that run on this site, the content must be relevant for my smart car enthusiasts audience. While I will consider an advertising article that simply describes your business, my preference is to have articles that provide some kind of value to my visitors, such as how to articles, articles on choosing the best of something, etc. They must also be written using good English and following proper grammar, punctuation and spelling rules. If I have to edit them heavily, they probably won't be accepted for publication.

  • All advertising transactions are conducted over the Internet. I prefer to do business via email, rather than telephone, as I find it works better with us being in different time zones, etc. On occasion, I might be able to make myself available via instant messenger chat as well, though email will always be my preference. In addition, payment is preferred through PayPal and must be received before an ad will run on my site.

  • Additional terms or changes in the above terms may occur at any point in time. I reserve the right to modify these terms as I see fit.

If you have any questions about my advertising terms, please feel free to contact me.

NOTE: I reserve the right to change my pricing and pricing policies at any time, as increasing traffic makes your ads more valuable. Advance notice of 1 month will be given to all current customers, before pricing changes, with the right to opt out at any time.

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