Visitors a Month
One Million+ Visitors a Year
500,000+ Page Views Every Month
The reasons are clear why we're so popular.
Consumers find what they are looking
Without the hit-or-miss results of web search engines.
Without suffering through bells-and-whistles thriills.
Without wading through hype and a sales pitch.
There's no place like us on the Web.
Visitors to ACE are buyers of products and services!
|83% are interested in one or more of the following categories:|
camera stores - used cameras - mail
|69% are seeking a specific product
52% are interested in digital imaging equipment.
50% seek camera stores, specialty and mail order houses
29% are interested in collectible and used cameras.
|Statistics are based on responses to our visitor survey and are confirmed by site analysis with Marketwave's Hit List.|
Getting Your Business Listed
The ACE Index is a statutorily copyrighted product owned by ACE Camera Web Services in Seattle, Washington. The ACE Index went online in September 1996. We are in our 13th year of continuous online service.
As ACE completes our 12th year online, 3,000 companies in 36 countries appear in our directory. We ended our five year policy of free geographic listings on demand in August 2001.
100,000+ photo consumers visit the ACE Index each month and view more than 500,000 pages. ACE places in the top ten in many search engines under a wide variety of popular search terms. Alexa.com, (owned by Amazon.com) reports more than 1100 sites link to the ACE Index.
Paid entries get listed first (alphabetically) in their geographic region, and are noted with a red check mark.
We list companies under their primary business function, e.g. a camera shop with a one hour minilab or in-house camera repair will be listed as a camera store. Your 50-55 word description should mention all additional services. Click for more details.
Wholesalers and distributors with informational web sites can appear in one category of our manufacturers index for US$50 a year. Less than 13 cents a day (No links to shopping cart.)
Manufacturers can appear in one category for US$75 a year. Less than 21 cents a day. (as of 4/ 10/06.) This includes informational web sites, those with online shopping carts or offering direct sales to consumers. Listing on the OEM Photo Equipment Mfg index is also US$75 a year.
Firms who manufacture or distribute a wide variety of photo products can obtain additional listings in other categories for US$25 each per year. Manufacturers based outside the US will also appear in the index for their specific country at no additional charge. More details.
ACE can have your basic listing online in 24 hours. We will bill you by first class mail or by Paypal if your company is abroad. Prompt payment is required.
* The following directories are not
geographic indexes and do not qualify for the
$45 annual listing fee:
Online Sales, Mail Order
and Used Camera Dealers
Information About Listings
You must have a fully functioning web site to be considered for a listing in the ACE Index. We review all web sites before listing any company.
Your business must be a photo retailer, photo lab/service bureau, camera repair facility or photo equipment manufacturer. (Ask about our low subscription click-through rates for the mail order, direct sales and used camera dealer indexes.)
We have a long standing policy of not listing companies with high levels of consumer dissatisfaction. It's not worth the grief. Retailers with substantial and overwhelming negative consumer feedback on photo.net or resellerratings.com and firms with unresolved or negative ratings from the Better Business Bureau are not listed in the ACE Index and we do not accept paid advertising from them.
A number of companies have asked for a listing which doesn't reveal the city, state or country where they are doing business.
We feel very strongly that consumers are entitled to know where a company is located. It enhances credibility. If you are engaged in e-commerce, your web site must contain at least two and preferably all three of the following items: your telephone number, postal mailing address, and email address.
Submit a positive 50-55 word description about your company's products and services; write in the third person. Use keywords, not buzzwords. Yahoo and other web directories also prohibit superlatives and buzzwords.
Here are some examples of buzzwords:
|"We're the biggest store in town" -
"We're the world's leading manufacturer of
widgets" - "Our prices are cheaper/lower/etc.
than all our competitors" - "discount
prices" - "wholesale prices" - none of
these are acceptable in an index listing.
The strength of ACE and our appeal to consumers is based on the even-handed approach we take towards competitors. The place to toot your horn is on your web site or in your banner advertisement.
Send your company description by email and we'll be in touch. We can have your listing online in 24 hours.
Companies outside North America are invoiced by email. We strongly encourage payment via our Paypal account at no additional cost to you (depending on your location abroad.) On occasion payment can be made by money order payable in US funds or demand draft from your bank. We do not accept payment by wire transfer, on advice of our bank and because wire transfer fees considerably add to the total cost.
For overseas accounts, we reserve the right to insist on payment in advance. As of 5/1/2004, companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland must pay in advance for listings. As of 3/1/2006 companies in Mainland China must also pay in advance. Past experience dictates this decision.
Spotlight allows advertisers to combine
product photos with text. This is a more effective
marketing opportunity for specific products than the
limited space provided by traditional banners. All
display ads in the Product Spotlight are 500 pixels wide
and placement in the Product Spotlight page runs between
$100 and $150 a month for a minimum three month run
depending on the height of the display ad.)
As an added bonus, your Product Spotlight display ad will also appear at the top of the respective manufacturers category at no additional charge for the duration of your ad placement. Free!
Please contact us for further details about this great opportunity.
Banner Advertising on ACE
|Banner Advertising on ACE can be more closely targeted to the consumers you want to reach than on any other photo commerce web site in the world. See our six banner sizes. Subscribers to our traffic plans get special banner advertising rates (much lower than market rates.)|
|Targeted Banner Advertising makes you stand out among the competition and increases the likelihood consumers will visit your web site and learn about your products and services.|
|Banner Ads are hyperlinked directly to your web site.|
|Full Banner, Horizontal -
Full Banner, Vertical - 150x187 pixels
(covers same area as horizontal banner, n/a for home page)
Home Page Banner (three across) - 160x68 pixels
Half Banner, Horizontal - 234x60 pixels (not available for home page)
Half Banner, Vertical Placement - 150 wide 90 high (n/a home page)
Quarter Banner - 120 wide 60 high (not available for home page)
|See exactly how these banners look on ACE|
|Banner Advertising on ACE is
competitively priced with other high traffic photography
web sites. We do not rotate banners and we allow you to
select page placement (subject, of course to
ACE provides a banner advertiser with a specific number of impressions, the number of click-throughs, the name of the host domain visiting your site and when they visited. We can provide specific traffic figures for different pages.
ACE reserves the right to refuse any advertising.
Banner Advertising space is limited. Contact ACE for special deals, price and availability.
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