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Monday, October 23

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Gapers Block is proud to offer our own text ad service. Our text ads provide an excellent value for advertisers while maximizing exposure for their message. It's a great way to promote events, products, services -- just about anything!

How It Works

Your text ad will appear at the top of every page on the site, just above the masthead. No more than five ads run at any given time -- ensuring your message is seen. Ad run are sold in one-week blocks. Refer to the calendar below to see if weeks have already been filled before ordering; we are happy to take advance orders.

A few rules: Ads may be no longer than 140 characters, including spaces. We will not approve ads that are not safe for work — no profanity, please -- nor will we approve ads for anything illegal in the United States. We reserve the right to reject any ad, for any reason, but we will also work with you, if we can, to edit ads so they may be published.

We use Paypal for processing (an account is not required) — your payment is charged but the ad will not go live until we review it for appropriate content and language and to make sure there is no scheduling conflict. Once approved, ads will go live for the period you have chosen (again, no more than four weeks). Please be explicit in your order about when that should be.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Email us at and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Interested in display advertising? We're happy to talk about that, too.

Place Your Order

Please be sure to enter the number of weeks you'd like the ad to run for (maximium of four at a time), the text ad itself, the link you'd like it to go to and the dates you'd like the ad to run in the order form below. If you would like to use more than one ad during the run, please email us to discuss. (It's definitely doable, just hard to handle in a simple standard form.)

Number of weeks
Your text ad (140 character maximum):
Your link:
Run dates:

Check the length of your ad! 140 characters maximum.
Please note: this box is for testing purposes only! To submit your ad you must enter it in the order form above.

140 characters left.

The Calendar

Please refer to the calendar below for slot availability. If there are five items on a day, that means that five slots have been filled. Please find the next available date for your ad.

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