Welcome Future Advertisers!
Thank you for considering our site as part of your marketing efforts. We hope that this page will provide you with the necessary information you are looking for to better understand the advantages of advertising on our site. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below.
Why advertise in MMA?
MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world and it’s fan base is among the most loyal in the world. Millions of 18-35 year old males around the world follow MMA on a daily basis using the Internet as their primary means of getting news, updates, information and fight coverage. The excitement surrounding this sport has catapulted it into the ranks of the elite sports, and the anticipated growth is off the charts.
It’s no coincidence that advertisers have recognized this growth and are flocking ot the sport and it’s media outlets to take advantage of this new advertising channel that provides further reach into the most sought after demographic in advertising, the 18-35 year old male.
TheCageDoor.net has quickly become the go-to resource for the Houston MMA scene. As it states on our About Us page, “We created this site for two reasons. A love for MMA and the desire to see the local Houston MMA scene get the coverage it deserves.”
When we began the site back in October of 2009, we set a goal to have 1000 visits in our first 30 days. We not only met our goal, we shattered it. It took us only 17 days to reach the 1000 visitor mark (1081 to be exact) and we surpassed 5100 visitors in our first 30 days. Since that first month, TheCageDoor.net has enjoyed a steady increase in our daily average numbers, and our visitor loyalty has grown tremendously.
We are proud to be the only website on the Internet dedicated to covering the Houston MMA market. In a short amount of time, we have been able to bring the Houston MMA scene many valuable online tools and resources that we hope will help to catapult it on the national level. Below is an abbreviated list of feature that our site has that keeps our fans coming back day after day:
Fighter Rankings – Never before in Houston has their been a ranking system for local fighters until now. This has quickly grown to be a fan and fighter favorite.
LIVE COVERAGE – This has proven to be one of our most popular features with fans, as it provides a way for them to follow the events round by round if they can’t make it out to see it live. It also provides a great historical reference of the fights for review at a later time.
Interviews – We have interviewed more local fighters than anyone to date.
Gym Database – We are proud to offer Houston’s most comprehensive list of gyms, including disciplines, contact information and maps.
Our coverage of the Houston MMA scene is unrivaled, but we are also proud to be able to cover events all over Texas, including Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, further expanding our reach and online following into the Texas MMA scene.
Here are some updated site statistics. These stats are reflective of all site traffic that occurred in the first three quarters of 2011. (January – September)
Here is what each stat represents:
Visits– This is how many times somebody has opened our site in a web browser. For example, if John comes to our site once in the morning and once in the afternoon, and Joe comes once at night, that would total 3 visits to our site.
Unique Visitors – This measures the number of individuals who visit our site in a 24 hour period. Essentially, each person is considered a unique visitor.
Pageviews– Pageviews measures the number of pages that have been viewed on our site for the given period. It provides a measure of how many times a visitor looks at ANY page on the site. Say for example john is following our Live coverage of an MMA show here in Houston and he refreshes the page 7 times. That activity would total 7 page views. This gives an indication as to how many times an ad zone will be displayed.
Why Advertise with us?
So what do all of those great statistics mean to you as an advertiser? It means that we provide you with a prime location on the Internet to BRAND your product or service to the most sought after demographic, in the fastest growing sport in the world, in 4th largest city in the United States.
Our site is young, so as impressive as our statistics are now, they will only grow as our site grows. The following are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider advertising with TheCageDoor.net:
Great opportunity to reach the Houston MMA Market
Establish your brand with MMA fans
Limited advertising slots means maximum exposure
Great ad zones and packages for all budgets
You don’t have to find your market, they are already on our site!
Excellent exposure to the 18-35 yr old demographic in Houston
MMA fans are known to be loyal to advertisers within the MMA community
Our Ad Zones
(Scroll down for details on each zone)
Zone 1 – 3 slots total: Ads in this zone appear on EVERY PAGE on the site, except the forums.
Zone 2a – 5 slots total: Ads in this zone appear on EVERY PAGE on the site, except the forums.
Zone 2b – 8 slots total (2 per box): Ads in this zone appear on EVERY PAGE on the site, except the forums.
Zone 3a – 2 slots total: This slot is located at the bottom of a total of 30 high traffic pages. You will find it at the bottom of the main page, at the bottom of the gym database main page, on all gym profile pages, the fighter database main page, the events calendar page, our about us page and our contact us page.
Zone 3b – 2 slots total: This slot is located at the bottom of a total of 30 high traffic pages. You will find it at the bottom of the main page, at the bottom of the gym database main page, on all gym profile pages, the fighter database main page, the events calendar page, our about us page and our contact us page.
Exclusive monthly Slots (1 ad per slot)
Forum Banner – 1 slot with only 1 ad per month: Our forum is the ONLY forum dedicated to the Houston MMA scene. Our membership is growing each month and the forum is quickly becoming a great place for fans to meet and discuss a wide range of MMA topics. We also feature the last 5 post in the forum on the front page of the site. This helps to drive traffic to the forums increasing exposure.This ad is the ONLY advertising in our forums and is NOT rotated with any other ads.
Fighter Database – 1 slot with only 1 ad per month: Appears at the top of the Fighter Database main page and EVERY fighter profile (Over 175 fighters in the database). Fighter profiles are linked to almost every mention of the fighter, including in interviews, news stories and on fight cards.
Gym Database – 1 slot with only 1 ad per month: Appears at the top of the gym database main page and EVERY gym profile page (24 gyms in the database). Gym profiles are linked to almost every mention of the gym, including in interviews, news stories and on fight cards. The gym profiles are a very popular and often viewed part of our site.
LIVE EVENT COVERAGE OPTIONS
Exclusive Event Coverage includes (per event):
Live Coverage (Min 3 banners (630×90))
Predictions (Min 3 banners (630×90))
Weigh-Ins ( Min 3 banners (630×90))
Post Fight Recap and Pictures ( Min 3 banners (630×90))
2 Twitter mentions (w/link) – 1 Before the event and 1 after the event.
Facebook Mention Before (w/link)
Facebook Mention After (w/link)
Plus, your banner at the top and bottom of any fighter interviews we do for that event. We usually do at least 1-2 interviews, and sometimes up to 5 per event.
We have rate plans to fit any budget. All of our ads are sold on either 1 month or 3 month packages. The 3 month packages are discounted by 20% of the monthly rates. We accept PayPal payment or checks. Ads will begin once payments have cleared.
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