I think it would be nice to have community ads to advertise our site on other sites in the network. But usually sites submit community ads to sites that tend to share the same interests.

On one hand, pets has a broad reach since practically everyone has a pet, or has interacted with a pet. But on the other hand, it doesn't really make sense to me to advertise on some of the sites that are geared towards programming (unless we have a really clever ad).

Are there any sites in the network where it would make sense to submit community advertisements to?

  • The trick is finding one not in beta... Most of the ones that I could see basic synergy with are also beta sites.
    – John Cavan
    Jan 19 '15 at 18:23
  • @JohnCavan why limit to sites not in beta? Jan 20 '15 at 0:30
  • &JamesJenkins - I think they have to be, but I could be wrong.
    – John Cavan
    Jan 20 '15 at 0:34
  • I found Monica's answer and it seems to correctly support your position meta.pets.stackexchange.com/questions/1992/… Jan 20 '15 at 0:36
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    Yeah, only graduated sites can run ads, so those are the ones we can target. Another beta site I'm active on is currently discussing this, so two points that are fresh in my mind: we can advertise the site, and/or we can advertise specific questions. So if you can find a good, well-written, well-answered question here that would be of specific interest on some other community, please propose that in answers! Jan 20 '15 at 1:09
  • Also specific tags, I guess. I don't know if any of ours are good for this. Jan 21 '15 at 3:01
  • @MonicaCellio Technically beta sites could get community ads but I doubt any will have them... Feb 9 '15 at 15:39
  • @MonicaCellio Good point about advertising specific questions. I did that with the Etiquette proposal on Area51 (which never got beyond commitment phase in the end) - took a few travel-related etiquette questions and put them in a community ad for Travel SE and took a few work-related etiquette questions and put them in a community ad for The Workplace. I think if I'd just put an ad in for "etiquette" it would have been downvoted, but my approach seemed to work. Feb 9 '15 at 15:42
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    Actually now that I think of it, perhaps Travel is a place we could advertise some specific questions. Sadly, Parenting and Biology are both still in beta (I can think of some targeted questions for them). Feb 9 '15 at 15:44
  • Parenting and biology are both in beta, but now that you mention travel.se I remember we had some quesitons about bringing birds on airplanes that might be a good use for ads there.
    – Spidercat
    Feb 9 '15 at 15:47