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Stack Exchange sites that have graduated run so-called “Community Promotion Ads”: these run in the right sidebar of each page, and are designated according to votes on the Meta of each site. For example, see on Physics.SE how it works.

The good thing about these ads is that the new visitors they bring are, for the most part, already users on other Stack Exchange sites, and they now how the system works. Over at Chemistry, we have placed an ad on Physics.SE and it does bring us some traffic.

I’d like to propose that we come up with an ad to run on our sibling SE sites. I see three points to deal with:

What do you think?

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    Added to site bulletin for a week. – eykanal Oct 26 '12 at 12:16
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Edit: second version incorporating Daniel’s suggestion

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Comments very welcome!

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    This looks pretty good, but needs Academia SE as you say. Maybe "... but academia.se has answers" – StrongBad Oct 25 '12 at 9:31
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There are a lot of academics over at tex.sx, I wonder if we could get someone to help design us a coat of arms. It might be useful also when we graduate. I would be happy to use some of my tex.sx rep to offer a 500 rep bounty.

I have asked: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/79147/draw-a-coat-of-arms-in-latex

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Okay, I'll add an answer to keep track of the other sites’ meta where ads were posted for voting. Please go there and upvote!

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It's a good idea to plan. But the problem is technically we haven't graduated yet. We're still in beta mode. We need to get the number of questions up a little higher. (About 15%, if my math is right.)

  • The ads are displayed on graduated sites, but they can be ads for anything: other SE sites (graduated or not), even non-SE websites (see the Physics examples). – F'x Oct 22 '12 at 6:11
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    Okay. I misunderstood your intent—you want to create an ad that can be advertised on Physics.SE (and perhaps Math.SE, etc.). I had thought you wanted the ads here. Still not a bad idea to plan here, though. – aeismail Oct 22 '12 at 11:50

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