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We produce content and features that keep mineral collectors coming back to our search and buy based website. Advertising your company on The-Vug.com is the most effective internet marketing available to mineral dealers. I

n addition to our unique environment for mineral search, repeated exposure to your business name makes an impact on collectors. Getting your name stuck into everyone’s heads is what advertising is all about, so an ad on The-Vug.com is a great idea for nearly EVERYONE!

The Basics – How to begin advertising with The-Vug.com Every new advertiser to The-Vug.com must start out with a standard “Suggested Website Ad”.

This is the basic advertisement; listed alphabetically in one of the following locations: Retail Sales Websites / eBay Sellers Directory      Auction Websites / Wholesale Websites

Suggested Website Ad $190.00 Annually


-We place an ad in the appropriate section for your business that includes the following:

1-a unique link on the-vug.com to your site that will enable you to track the traffic that you receive directly from the-vug.com to your site. This link is exclusive and will show ONLY the traffic that the-vug.com sends your way, so that you may easily track how successful your ad is on the-vug.com.

2- advertiser’s logo banner at the top of individual ad; links to your website. (send your own or we can provide one for $75, 72dpi, width 550px, height up to 200px)

3- “Featured Item” name, photo and description updated every 2 months by The-Vug.com staff; photo and name links to your website

4- detailed company description under logo banner; copied from your website or provided by you (The-Vug.com does not write company descriptions or endorsments)

5- link to advertiser’s website listed at the top of the page in which the “Suggested Website Ad” is listed alphabetically

6- up to 3 update notations a week on the front page, under the “THIS WEEK’S UPDATES” list. Updates must be emailed to thevugemail(at)gmail.com, and will be linked on the front page, the following day.

But of course the best benefit is the exposure that all our advertisers receive through all The-Vug.com multi-platform advertising ventures on Facebook, Wheretobuyminerals.com and more to come!

The Extras – How do I get more exposure on The-Vug.com?

After an advertiser has been a “Suggested Website” for 1 year, they then become eligible for additional advertising on select premium banner spots through out The-Vug.com. Spaces are very limited, and some so highly desired (such as the front page) that advertisers often have to wait for spaces to become available.

Site Sponsorship (1/5 available) $1000 Annually
Rotating Site-wide Top Banner (50/50 available) $600/year
Front Page (0/14 available) Price on Request

We also offer Special Individualized Advertising Packages that can be tailored to meet each advertiser’s specific needs or marketing goals. Do you have an idea for a some great viral marketing? See some empty space on The-Vug.com that you have an idea for? Or maybe you want us to come up with something special? Some examples of special advertising placements are, PDF Archive Branding, Minerals LIVE, WTBM MacAvoy Mondays, and Widget Thursdays. email PuStuff(at)gmail.com to discuss how The-Vug.com can help your business gain internet exposure!

Special Advertising Packages Price on Request
Need a few days of concentrated promotion for your sale, event, or new find? How about your company banner as the “Featured Website” for 3 consecutive days. Maximum exposure, and only available to “Suggested Website” advertisers who have been with The-Vug.com 2 or more years.(advertisers may only purchase this option 3 times within a 12 month period)

Other Websites – Can I advertise on your other mineral websites?

The-Vug.com family of media outlets periodically offers advertising on our other mineralogical websites.
WhereToBuyMinerals.com $100 (2/23 available)
FakeMinerals.com $80 (6/24 available)

Beyond the obvious benefits of having your banner ad and a sample of your wares showcased on our website, you get this interactive service for a mere cents a day!We accept PayPal, Credit Cards, Checks & Money Orders as payment for advertising. PayPal payments should be sent to Payments@the-vug.com. Credit Card payments will show up on your monthly statement as The Uncarved Block. To become a Vug Suggested Websited, send an email to PuStuff@gmail.com.The-Vug.com does not endorse, represent, or otherwise judge any website or person represented herein. We reserve the right to delete the content of any person, business or entity suspected of any business practices judged inappropriate from this forum.


Send all questions, requests, and other business to PuStuff(at)gmail.com

Our PayPal account is payments(at)the-vug.com

Make checks payable to:

Robby Fowler 338 Sand Pine Trail, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Press Release – What is your Policy on Press Releases?

– “Suggested Website” advertisers are allowed up to 2 press release articles a year. Release will be hosted, created, and promoted on The-Vug.com and our other media outlets. Advertiser is responsible for reserving dates for release and providing pictures and text; contact PuStuff(at)gmail.com for further details- Clubs, Organizations, Non-Profits, Schools, Museums, ect. are allowed (and encouraged) to submit press releases to The-Vug.com at no charge. (unlimited) – Non paid advertisers (retail & wholesale websites listed free of charge) may announce 1 press release a year, that will be hyper-linked on the front page for 1 day. It will not be hosted to The-Vug.com server, or promoted on any of our other sister websites or affiliated media outlets.