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Advertising on BoltTalk.com

Bolt Talk is a dedicated San Diego Chargers website. We have created a strong base of users who are very passionate about their San Diego Chargers. We have a number of different ways that business owners can reach our members. Below is a list of advertising options that we offer here.

Through BoltTalk.com, there are several different ways to advertise.

For more information or rates, please click on the contact button below or email us at support@bolttalk.com.


Leaderboard (Top Banner)
Placement: Rotation on Masthead of every page.
Size(s): 728px by 90px
Impression Rate: Minimum 1/4 (25%)
Accepted Formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, SWF
Animation Allowed: Yes - (SWF Loop Twice, 15s each loop MAX for a total of 30s)
Maximum File Size: 80k
Leaderboard (Bottom Banner)
Placement: Rotation on Footer of every page.
Size(s): 728px by 90px
Impression Rate: Minimum 1/4 (25%)
Accepted Formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, SWF
Animation Allowed: Yes - (SWF Loop Twice, 15s each loop MAX for a total of 30s)
Maximum File Size: 80k
Right Sidebar Rectangle
Placement: Rotation on Right Sidebar on MOST pages below mailing list callout.
Size(s): 300px by 250px
Impression Rate: Minimum 1/4 (25%)
Accepted Formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, SWF
Animation Allowed: Yes - (SWF Loop Twice, 15s each loop MAX for a total of 30s)
Maximum File Size: 80k
Sponsorship
Placement: Right Sidebar on MOST pages at the bottom.
Size(s): 150px by 100px
Accepted Formats: JPG, GIF, PNG
Animation Allowed: No
Maximum File Size: 25k
Mailing List
Placement: Bottom of HTML emails that are sent out on a weekly basis.
Size(s): 150px by 100px
Accepted Formats: JPG, GIF, PNG
Animation Allowed: No
Maximum File Size: 25k
Animation Guidelines
Appearance: No "Gaudy" or distracting ads. We prefer ads that theme into the site well, borders are allowed.
Length: Maximum of 15s MAX
Looping: Leaderboards and Rectangle placements may loop ONCE for a total of 30s MAX
CPU Usage: If a Flash file contains heavy amounts of mathematical computation for elements such as animation, loops, or timers, it will require a much greater percentage of CPU usage. As a result, the Flash file is forced to compete with other Flash files and other applications for CPU usage, which causes all Flash elements on the page to slow down significantly.

Bolt Talk reserves the right to reject any advertisement for any reason, including heavy CPU usage.
Framerate (Flash ONLY): 12fps
clickTag (Flash ONLY): For ActionScript 2.0, attach the following code to the instance of your button. This is the recommended method. This code is case sensitive.

on (release) {
  if (clickTAG.substr(0,5) == "http:") {
    getURL(_root.clickTAG, "_blank");
  }
}

For ActionScript 3.0, you will need to create an action layer above the button where code will reside. The ActionScript for the button in your Flash file should look like this, except myButton needs to be the instance name of the button object. This code is case sensitive.

myButton.addEventListener(
  MouseEvent.CLICK,
  function():void
  {
    if (root.loaderInfo.parameters.clickTAG.substr(0,5)=="http:")
    {
      navigateToURL(new URLRequest(root.loaderInfo.parameters.clickTAG), "_blank");
    }
  }
);

Additional Guidelines for Advertising on BoltTalk.com

  1. Absolutely no adult sites, dating sites or gambling sites of ANY kind.
  2. We do not offer ANY text link advertising.
  3. BoltTalk.com reserves the right to reject any advertisments for any (or no) apparent reason.
  4. We prefer ads that are geared towards the NFL and/or the San Diego Chargers.
  5. No directing our members to phishing sites, or sites that host malware, or do any other evil things to our members.
  6. Are you a local business in or around San Diego? Ask about our locals discount!
  7. Advertising rates are DOUBLE(maybe TRIPLE) for anything Raiders, Chiefs or Broncos related.