Posting New AD 
 
 AD Information & Rates - Ad Posting
 
        COUNTYWIDE CLASSIFIED AD (With photo and/or text) 
    
500 words max.  $10 per 1 month   $30 - 3 mos  $60 -  6 mos    $100 - 12 mos 

*INCLUDES UNLIMITED WEEKLY AD UPDATES 


COUNTYWIDE "PROFESSIONAL" CLASSIFIED AD (With photo and/or text)
For Doctors and other professionals
 
    

Minimum Advertising Period - 6 mos $75   12 Months - $100.00     (500 words max.) 

*INCLUDES UNLIMITED WEEKLY AD UPDATES


COUNTYWIDE COUPON AD (With photo and/or text) 
         

500 words max.  $10 per month   $30 - 3 mos  $60 -  6 mos    $100 - 12 mos 

*INCLUDES UNLIMITED WEEKLY AD UPDATES 



"Vanity" WEB SITE ADVERTISING   www.shopcontracosta.com/businessname 

Single Web Page(s) including Photos - Email box - Plus Countywide display ad with link to your vanity web site page, Plus Coupon Ad 
One Year Contract Only - $100 for 12 mos (plus $50 for page design)  



"Virtual" WEB SITE ADVERTISING   www.businessname.com 

Up to 8 Web Page(s) including Photos - Email boxes - Plus Countywide display ad with link to your web site 

$350 - Includes domain registration, web site design and 12 months of web hosting
Subsequent years web hosting - $60 per year 
 



BANNER ADVERTISING - ON OUR HOME PAGE  

We accept placement of banner advertising on our home page, limited to two banners  
at any one time.  

$100.00 per month     $300 - 3 mos       $500 - 6 mos      $750 - 12 mos 



BANNER ADVERTISING - TOP OF EACH PAGE   

We also accept a single banner ad that automatically appears at the top of each 
page on the ShopContraCosta ad board when a search is made in any category. 

$100.00 per month     $300 - 3 mos       $500 - 6 mos      $750 - 12 mos 



HELP WANTED ADVERTISING - FREE POSTING  


 
COUNTYWIDE DISPLAY AD or COUPON AD (With Photo and/or text)
RATES: 
500 words max.  $10 per month   $30.00 - 3 mos   $60.00 - 6 mos   $100 - 12 mos 
If same ad is placed in multiple categories, add $5 per month/per category. 

FEATURES Text or photo ad containing e-mail link and link to a web site or web page, placed under 1 category.  Each time an ad is posted or renewed the full text is automatically e-mailed to all site visitors who subscribe to our Keyword Advisory Service. Unlimited number of weekly updates to ad at no cost.  
 
Countywide Display ads on our post-it-yourself ad board appear by order of the date submitted.  Each ad indicates the city location of the advertiser, allowing site visitors to locate the ad by "category" and "city".  Site visitors can click on a button to view all ads countywide, specific ad categories countywide, or specific categories by "city".  A link is provided at no added cost  to direct visitors to your web site (if you have one) or to a full web page ad (1 or more pages) that we can create for you and place on the Shop Contra Costa site (see full page web ads below).  An e-mail link to your personal mail box is also included.  If you have no e-mail box, we can provide one for $2.50 a month. Each time an ad is posted or renewed the full text is automatically e-mailed to all site visitors who subscribe to our Keyword Advisory Service.   

See Info On Keyword Advisory Service. 

HOW TO PLACE AD ON-LINE:  To place a CountyWide Display Ad ON-LINE you simply click on the POST AD link on the Photoads home page and  enter your ad copy on the on-line form.  You enter your ad information and press a single button to upload your ad directly to the ad pages.  Our post-it-yourself ad pages allow you to upload your ad along with a photo that is located on your local computer. 

HOW TO PLACE AD OFF-LINE WITH AN AD REP:  If it is not convenient for you to place your ad on-line, you may place a CountyWide Display Ad OFF-LINE with an ad rep, by calling
(925) 215-8455 and leaving a message.  An ad rep will contact you by telephone same day.    
 

*UPDATING ADS/RENEWING ADS/DELETING ADS:   

To edit, renew or delete your ad, you simply click on the "utilities" link on the PhotoAds home page, and select the option you wish.  You can edit your ad ON-LINE as often as you wish, at no added cost, during the ad subscription time period.  If you require ad updating to be conducted off-line by Shop Contra Costa staff, you must phone (925) 215-8455 to request a revision.  

Off-Line updates conducted by Shop Contra Costa Staff are limited to one per month and are at no cost. You must indicate in phone messages your "ad number" which appears on the e-mail invoice that you received when you placed the ad, and the company or personal name the ad was placed under.  Your address and phone number should also be included.  You should also indicate the revisions which must be made, and "attach" a photo to an e-mail message if required.  Photos may not exceed 33k in size, 250 pixels in height, 350 pixels in width. 
 

You can renew your ad online or off-line for any desired time period, and you will receive a bill by e-mail.  You may also delete your ad online.  If renewing Off-Line you should phone (925) 215-8455.  You must indicate in your phone message your "ad number" which appears on the e-mail invoice that you received when you placed the ad, and the company or personal name the ad was placed under.  Your address and phone number should also be included.  You should also indicate the renewal period you are requesting (i.e. 1 month, 3 months).  



PHOTOS: A photo image cannot exceed 33k in size, 250 pixels in height, 350 pixels in width.   This can be from a scanned photograph, a photo taken with a digital camera, or any form of digitally created artwork.  If your photo image is larger than this, you must reduce it to the required size using a photo enhancement program such as Photoshop, Photo Impact, Paint Shop Pro, Micrografx Picture Publisher.   Programs such as Photo Impact and Picture Publisher allow you to reduce the byte size of the photo (compress) so that you can meet the 33k requirement. Some of these graphics programs are available at no cost at http://www.download.com.  Images can be Gif or Jpg format.  We can reduce your photo to meet our requirements if you e-mail it to us at photos@shopcontracosta.com (cost is $5.00)  
   


PAYMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES   
Countywide post-it-yourself display ads, and full page web display ads must be paid in full for the run period requested prior to the time that the ad(s) is permanently placed on the shopcontracosta.com web site.   If payment for the ad(s) is not received prior to the date the ad(s) are posted, your ad(s) will be automatically cancelled.  You may cancel your ad(s) at any time with no refunds made for any reason. 

All payments for ads must be made by company or personal check made payable to:   TechVGroup  

Checks should be mailed to us at:

TechVGroup
3191 Crow Canyon Place
Bldg K-1, Ste 352
San Ramon, CA 94583


ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS   

Shopcontracosta.com reserves the right to refuse any type of advertising, which if in sole opinion is offensive or not appropriate for placement in the categories of advertising which shopcontracosta.com accepts, or in the sole opinion of shopcontracosta.com is not suitable for publication on the site.  Ads containing any type of sexual material is not permitted under any circumstances.   Shopcontracosta.com caters strictly to the categories of businesses in the 18 City Contra Costa area as listed on the web site. Back To Top 


CONTACT AD DEPARTMENT  
To contact the ad department phone (925) 215-8455 and leave a message, and a representative will contact you.  Include your name and phone number with area code and best time to call you. 

  
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