Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to advertise on BALLARAT.GUIDE ?
The general pricing for Local Business Listings "5 x Smart Ads" is $100 per year with 30 days free - or $10 per month - Currently you can lock that in long term through membership subscription. Cheaper Rates may be available if we have Specials so Create an Account and Login to view any current deal
For a National Business account it's $100 per month ( less for annual ) which unlocks Network Wide Broadcasting and that means you can unlock Smart Ads at under $1 per website per year!
National is a good choice if your company has a Complex Service Geography, i.e many branch locations. It allows huge individual quota of up to 1000 Ads
For Community Leaders it's FREE if you are sponsored by a Business account member or "Gold Coin" $2 per month or $12 per year for membership, we have a lot of expenses to cover to deliver the Network and your Advertising, Google Maps, Bandwidth, Server costs etc so this is the most tiny fee
For more info on this visit LIST YOUR BUSINESS
If I cancel my subscription before the free trial ends is there any Charge?
No it's a Free Trial.
We use Paypal Subscriptions and this provides pretty good validation that helps keep fakers and spammers out, once you have passed that test we don't mind if you want to cancel after trialling our Smart Ads service
How does the ARN work?
The way the ARN works is different to Google Ads, we don't charge per click and make business bid for the top listings. In the ARN the longest supporters hold the best positioning and should receive more customer exposure as more members join and the ARN grows. Your Smart Ad ID contains a date stamp that moves earlier listings towards the top
Can I have a Free Trial?
When you LOGIN you will find the Subscription Menu's have Free Trial options
Can I have a 1 year Free Trial?
Will you make my Ads for me?
Yes! - First LOGIN and complete your Profile - If we see you dont make content or Ads yourself we will contact you to help
How do I advertise on BALLARAT.GUIDE ?
Use LOGIN to create an account and use the menus
Can you help me make a Smart Ad?
Yes! We like to help, just make an account, choose a Subscription, then Contact us with your request
Can you send BALLARAT.GUIDE visitors to my Business Web Site?
Yes your Smart Ad can do this
I am having trouble with my Graphics and Banner can you help?
Yes! We like to help, we can design or improve your graphics, If we dont contact you, just Contact us
I am having trouble making an account !!
Try the Firefox or Chrome Browser on your Desktop PC
(Editing Content with your mobile can be difficult, use a Business PC)
Login with your Desktop PC! your Mobile is used for two factor validation to receive your Login Code (Just like the Bank does it) i.e you will have most success if you use both your Desktop PC AND Mobile
If you have Problems let us know we are constantly updating and improving the code, we love to hear about your bugs and issues and we want to help. You can phone our support line any time on 0423450493
If we don't answer please leave a message etc
Now is the time if you want to secure page one's and top listings for your business long term.
(We hope we might get really popular)
What is the "Site Key" of the Websites?
This site is Ballarat-Greater-VIC
You can find the Site Keys in the lower left corner of each ARN Site, Use this Key to target your Ads, Events or Articles on this site or any specific site in the Network