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Founded in 2002, AugustaFreePress.com readership continues to grow to levels well beyond our local competitors. While many local sites have jumped behind subscriptions and pay walls, AugustaFreePress.com, and our more than one decade worth of archives, are all open and free to visitors of the site.

TRAFFIC
Today Visit: 65007
Week Visit: 1540554
Month Visit: 6161760

SOCIAL MEDIA
Nearly 110,000 followers on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms

TOP READERSHIP AREAS
Charlottesville
Waynesboro
Richmond
Washington, D.C.
Staunton
Harrisonburg
Alexandria

TOP REFERRERS
Google
Direct
Facebook
Bing
AOL
Yahoo

 

Exclusive Website Takeover


boyerstakeoverYour business gets wing ads (136×606) on both sides of Augusta Free Press AND the top leaderboard ad (728×90)! Ads link to your website. We can also blend the website background to match your ads. Plus, ask about other ways to increase your ads exposure during your takeover including Facebook, video, podcast ads, story graphics and more! Ad design is available.

1 Day: $250
2 Weeks: $1250
1 Month: $2000

Pre-payment by credit card is preferred. Call us to pay via Square or see below for payment by Paypal. Please confirm availability before payment is made.

 

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Leaderboard

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Price varies based on placement

All Pages
Top: $500 per month or $5000 per year
Footer: $300 per month or $3000 per year

Story Placement
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Pre-payment by credit card is preferred. Call us to pay via Square or see below for payment by Paypal. Please confirm availability before payment is made.

 

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$300 per month or $3000 per year

Runs in righthand column on site.
Links to your Website.
May rotate with other ads.

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Cube Ad – Half

300×125
$150 per month or $1500 per year

Runs in righthand column on site.
Links to your Website.
May rotate with other ads.

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– Ads should be sent at 72 dpi.
– .jpgs are preferred
– Ads should be sent in RGB color
– Animated ads must be pre-approved.
Finished ads should be sent to crystal@augustafreepress.com.

 

Permanent Posts


Ad agencies interested in placing permanent posts may inquire to crystal@augustafreepress.com.
Our standard rate for permanent posts is $100 per post.

The permanent post includes …
– Post will publish to main page as general news stories do
– Post will remain on site permanently
– Links will be included as submitted
– Post will be included on our social media pages with more than 112k+ people

Please note: We do not offer link exchanges or paid front page links at this time.

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Businesses may run employment ads or other messages on AFP. A link to your website is included in the rates below.

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Finished ads should be sent to crystal@augustafreepress.com.

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To pay for advertising by credit card, please request a Square invoice, or call 540.949.6574 to pay by phone.

You may also make payment via PayPal online below. Or send payment from your account to freepress@ntelos.net.




 

Viewpoints

 

Hosts Chris Graham and Crystal Graham of Augusta Free Press highlight local news and newsmakers with an emphasis on the Shenandoah Valley on Viewpoints on WVPT.

Join the conversation on WVPT’s Facebook page.

Chris Graham is the editor of Augusta Free Press, ESPN3 baseball broadcaster and the author of five books. Crystal Graham is the award-winning former host of WVPT’s Virginia Tonight.

Show airs Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m.

Want to see what’s coming up on Viewpoints? Click here.

Missed a show? Watch OnDemand and on our YouTube channel.

Past shows are also available via the PBS app wherever it is available (iOS, Xbox, Roku, Android, etc). Videos will be found more easily if you localize the app and select WVPT as your local PBS station.

 

Viewpoints News

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Viewpoints: Bringing suicide prevention out of the darkness

- Shirley Ramsey lost her son, Jackson, to suicide in 2010. Her mother, grandmother and a nephew also died by suicide.
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Viewpoints: Blackfriars plays role in Downtown Staunton renaissance

- We look at Downtown Staunton and assume it was always that way, but it wasn’t, not by a long shot.

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Video: Aug. 24 Viewpoints talks Alzheimer’s

- Viewpoints covers the latest in Alzheimer’s research, and ongoing local efforts to raise money and awareness of the impact of Alzheimer’s.

 

AFP Business

 

Your One-Stop Media Shop

Augusta Free Press LLC provides clients in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia and beyond with marketing and PR solutions including web design, magazine/brochure, TV/radio, social media and overall marketing campaign design and implementation.

 

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AFP Classes

Augusta Free Press offers a series of hour-long classes on website design, marketing strategy, social media, event planning and more.

Web Design

Get your business online for as little as $1,299. We take care of all facets of web design – visual design, layout design and content development.

Graphic Design

Whether you need a fresh business card design, rack card, ad, flyer or full magazine design, we can help with all your graphic-design needs.

Marketing/PR

Augusta Free Press manages advertising campaigns for small- and medium-sized businesses across Virginia. You don’t need to hire a full-time marketing coordinator. Bring the experience of the Augusta Free Press team to work for you – for a fraction of the cost.

Search Engine Optimization

The prettiest website in the world is like a tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it. If your website hasn’t been search engine optimized, no one is going to see it or hear it – and it’s not going to work for you.

Video/Audio

Web videos, TV and radio commercials, DVDs – Augusta Free Press LLC has you covered when it comes to video and audio production.

Inside AFP

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GesK clothing devices online with website from Augusta Free Press

- GesK Pants Support has a new website promoting its innovative clothing devices built by Augusta Free Press.
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Special: Four months of advertising on Augusta Free Press for $500

- Our readership continues to grow on AugustaFreePress.com, and we want your business to feel that love.
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How to cut through the SEO, marketing BS

- I recently met a nice young man who went full sales pitch on me within five seconds of shaking my hand about how he could help improve my SEO.
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New Valley Real Estate Brokers website designed by Augusta Free Press

- Valley Real Estate Brokers, based in Waynesboro and Staunton, has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.
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Realtor Cindy Scott online with website from Augusta Free Press

- Waynesboro-based Realtor Cindy Scott has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press.
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AFP produces new Y Magazine for Waynesboro YMCA

- The new issue of the Y Magazine highlighting news and program information at the Waynesboro YMCA is on the streets.