The challenge before us is to avoid
commercializing HomeOfHeroes.com to the point that banners, pop-up
windows, and other promotional programs slow download time or detract
from our important message, while also offering a limited amount of
commercial advertising to pay the bills and keep us online and growing.
Last year the financial needs of this website forced us to begin such
advertising. Meanwhile, we are appealing to interested businesses and
organizations to join our effort as SPONSORS so that such other
advertising can be removed.
HomeOfHeroes website was launched in July 1998. In the last eight years
it has become one of the Internet's most popular and regularly expanding
sources of information on U.S. and military history. With more than
14,000 unique visitors each DAY, accounting for nearly 50,000 page views
in every 24 hour period, it is one of the most visited military history
websites online today. It has been featured in New York Times,
Reader's Digest, FOX News, ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, FOX's War
Stories, Wall Street Journal, and much more.
the sheer size of the website (25,000 pages and 4 GIGs of data), the
site appears to be the result
of a large, well-funded IT team. In fact, the site is more of a personal
effort, written, maintained, and operated by a Doug Sterner of Pueblo,
Colorado. For eight years Doug and his wife have assumed the primary
responsibilities for funding the website.
the site has grown and the demands for both time and funding have
increased, we have started a program wherein OFFICIAL
SPONSORS are invited to help us continue this important work.
Official HomeOfHeroes.com sponsorships are normally $5,000 for one year
of advertising. These are acknowledged at the bottom of every page in
our website. At the current level of traffic, that means an Official
Sponsor's banner will be seen more than 15 MILLION times by more than 5
MILLION different individuals in the course of one year
$5,000 Per Year
Our "Official Site Sponsor" program was initiated to
provide the bulk of the funding that keeps HomeOfHeroes.com
online. Official Sponsorships are $5,000 for one full year. We acknowledge our site sponsors at the bottom of EVERY
one of the 25,000 PLUS pages in our website. Site sponsors receive the following:
- A 50x180 button in
the "Official Sponsor" section at the bottom of each page.
- A CLEAN link to either:
- An external page specified by the sponsor, or
- to a JUMP PAGE in our site containing links to
- The right to display the "Official HomeOfHeroes
Sponsor" graphic in that sponsor's own print or electronic
the mere value of the advertising afforded to our OFFICIAL SPONSORS is
the value of ASSOCIATION, becoming a part of one of the Internet's most
popular and quoted websites. HomeOfHeroes.com FREELY provides supportive
materials for curriculum in thousands of schools, it is frequently cited
in numerous books, periodicals and newspapers, and provides assistance
to a multitude of researchers.
traffic shows us consistently growing. The table and graphics below
illustrate the kind of attention YOU, as an Official Sponsor, can
invite you to spend time perusing our educational, patriotic, and highly
inspirational pages and consider joining us as a HomeOfHeroes.com
OFFICIAL SPONSOR. Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions
you may have. The following page details our traffic statistics for the
first five months of 2006.
WHAT IS A JUMP PAGE?
In normal Internet advertising programs, a button
or banner links visitors to that advertiser's own website, catalog, or
other page. The site displaying the banner or button provides only
a display of the graphic and an external link. A JUMP PAGE is an
intermediate page within the host site that allows the advertiser to TARGET
their audience. If you click on the banners for our existing
SITE SPONSORS, you will be linked to their jump page, hosted by us,
which then links you to the page(s) they specify within their own
The jump page feature is optional to our Site
Sponsors. You may author your own page and send to us to be
uploaded to our site, or if you wish, we will do the html authoring for
your jump page according to your specifications, at NO additional cost.
To Email Us About Sponsorship Opportunities