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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You have a website featuring your railroad related products or services. You want people interested in your products or services to visit your website. How do you do that? TrainWeb will do that for you. TrainWeb will get people that are interested in various aspects of rail to visit your website. There are tens of thousands of people interested in rail that surf the web. Advertising at TrainWeb is the best way to get these people to learn about your products or services.

As you have read on the previous pages, TrainWeb will place your clickable banner ad on more than 1000 railroad related websites. Your banner ad will be seen tens of thousands of times per month by people specifically interested in various aspects of railroading. If you have read enough and are ready to reap the benefits of advertising with TrainWeb, then please contact us today at the phone number or e-mail address listed at the bottom of this page!

If you are interested in more details about advertising at TrainWeb, then please select each of the following topics for more information:


What is meant by "ad rotation"? With "ad rotation", the clickable banner ads from each of our advertisers take turns appearing on each web page. In this manner, the banner from each advertiser gets a chance to appear on thousands of different rail related web pages each month. "Ad Rotation" is far superior to "Fixed Banner" advertising in many respects. With "Fixed Banner" advertising, we would quickly run out of room to fit the banners of all our advertisers on any particular page. Plus, each page would end up with more advertising than content. With "Fixed Banner" advertising, your banner is only exposed to those visitors that are interested in the particular pages where your banner is placed. With "Ad Rotation", your banner gets to appear in all areas. No matter what area of railroading interests each visitor, they will see your clickable banner ad many times per month on whatever web pages most interest them. Unlike other rail related websites, banner advertising was not an afterthought at TrainWeb. We did not design a website for people interested in rail and later add banners wherever they would fit. Banner advertising has been integral to the design of TrainWeb from the very beginning and has been incorporated into almost every feature offered by TrainWeb. Thus, your clickable banner ad will get extensive exposure throughout almost every website hosted on the TrainWeb servers and on the TrainWeb webring (RAILring.com).

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How can I see how many views and clicks my banner ad gets? Go to www.TrainWebStats.com. Using this reporting tool, you will be able to see how many times your banner is displayed each month and how many people have clicked on your banner to go to your website. Enter www.overlandtrail.com for the URL Address and click the Submit button to see an example report. The banner of every sponsor at TrainWeb is currently displayed over 40,000 times per month. The number of clicks received by each banner usually varies between 100 and 1000 per month. Your results will vary depending on the attractiveness of the design of your banner and by how much your banner excites the interests of rail enthusiasts.

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Who will design my banner ad? A web designer on our staff will design your clickable banner ad at no additional cost. We strongly recommend that you take advantage of our free banner design offer. Our designer will talk with you on the telephone to get ideas for the design of your clickable banner ad. Usually, the designer will be able to create a banner using some graphics and ideas from your own website. Our designer knows how to create banners that will encourage visitors to click on them and that will fit within our graphic specifications. You are welcome to use your own designer to create your banner, it must conform exactly to our graphic specifications. Banners must be exactly 200x40 pixels and the file must be no larger than 3000 bytes. Quite often banner that are created by outside designers are submitted to us that do not meet these specifications. You can avoid this problem by just taking advantage of our offer to have our designer create your banner free of charge. Most of the banners placed with us remain posted unchanged for years. If you do wish to make a change to your banner, the cost is just $100 each time you wish to replace it. That includes the cost of redesigning your banner if you use our designer.

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What is the cost of a banner ad? The cost of a clickable banner ad at TrainWeb is $995 per year. Your banner will be displayed not only at TrainWeb, but also on more than 1000 other rail related websites! That means you will be advertising for less than $1 per year per rail website! Currently, each banner ad at TrainWeb is being displayed more than 40,000 times per month.

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What other benefits do TrainWeb Sponsors Enjoy? In addition to the clickable banner ad in ad rotation, your company and a link to your website will be featured in a number of other areas at TrainWeb. Your company will be featured in the TrainWeb Yellow and White Pages. Your company will also be featured in almost every area of TrainWeb that promotes your area of business. For example, if you are a travel agency that specializes in rail travel, your company will be featured in TrainWeb's RAILagencies.com website and on most pages where we recommend travel agencies to our web visitors. If you own a hobby shop, you will be featured in the model railroading areas. TrainWeb also features the most comprehensive search engine for rail in existence, RAILsearch.com! As a Sponsor, your own website will be deeply indexed by RAILsearch.com. That is, almost every word on every page of your website will be indexed by our search engine. Only a few pages from each website are indexed by our search engine for non-sponsors.

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Are there other advertising options at TrainWeb? Yes! TrainWeb features a number of specialty websites and pages where your company and link can be featured for just $99 per year! The following are some of the specialty areas currently available and we will be adding more in the near future:

  • AmericanDinnerTrains.com
  • RAILcharter.com
  • PrivateRailcars.com
  • RAILhotels.com

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How does TrainWeb promote its own websites? TrainWeb has display ads in more than three dozen rail related magazines. Most of these are at least color quarter page display ads. Although most of these are American rail publications, some of the are rail magazines from Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Australia, and South America. In addition to TrainWeb.com and TrainWeb.org, we operate many other rail related websites and all of these rail websites are well positioned in all of the major search engines. Since TrainWeb provides free web hosting to hundreds of non-commercial rail related websites, there are hundreds of webmasters expending their own efforts to bring as many visitors as possible to their own websites hosted at TrainWeb.org. In turn, the visitors they bring to these rail websites will get to see your own clickable banner ad thousands of times each month.

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How do I know how many sales I'm getting from my advertising at TrainWew? This is a very difficult issue for us. As mentioned above, when you place your advertising with TrainWeb, you are not just advertising on the TrainWeb site. Your clickable banner ad will be seen on hundreds of other rail related websites! It will be seen at the top of every page of hundreds of non-commercial rail websites that we host for free at TrainWeb.org and on the main page of all the rail websites that participate in the TrainWeb RAILring. If you ask your customers where they saw your banner ad, they are likely to mention one of the hundreds of rail websites where we will be displaying your banner. These people will have no idea that the banner was placed on these websites by TrainWeb and will not mention TrainWeb if you ask them where they saw your banner. Thus, our banner advertising program will probably result in many sales for you that will be hard to trace back to TrainWeb itself. All you can do to see the effectiveness of advertising with TrainWeb is to use the statistics reports mentioned in the above section and calculate that a reasonable percentage of the visitors that we send to your website are purchasing from you.

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What are the websites where my clickable banner ad will be displayed? Your clickable banner ad will be displayed at the top of EVERY page of EVERY non-commercial rail related website hosted at TrainWeb.org in ad rotation. Click here to view the list of those websites. Your clickable banner ad will also be displayed on the main page of every rail related website that participates in the TrainWeb RAILring in ad rotation. Click here to view the list of participants in the TrainWeb RAILring. Your clickable banner ad will also appear on almost every page at TrainWeb.com and on most of our specialized rail websites such as: RAILcams.com, RAILsearch.com, RAILlinks.com, RAILnews.net, RAILclassifieds.com, RAILforum.com, RAILchat.com, RAILgreetings.com, RAILmagazines.com, RAILtravelogues.com, RAILhotels.com, RAILcharter.com, 360360.com, RRmail.com, and AmericanDinnerTrains.com.

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Contact us today by phone or e-mail (see below) to place your clickable banner ad on more than 1000 rail related websites for less than $1 per year per website!

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