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Greetings! focuses on jewelry manufacturing procedures and techniqu=
We carry an extensive library of articles, recent publications,
newsletters, message archives with over 15,000 messages archived, and =
on. It=92s a free service; a public resource. provides a variety of quality services for the gem and
jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our
services for the benefit of our visitors. All our services are provide=
free of charge, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the

As you may know, is a large site that receives a great de=
of regular traffic. It is a focused site that is open to the public, =
of charge. In spite of’s high traffic volume [average of
500,000 unique hits per month]

We kindly invite you to advertise on as a way to help kee=
our services free for the public.

We can offer you 4 promotion packages for you choose from:

  1. Add a free link to our site database

As our search engine will return a selection set based on the keywords
provided for your site, I suggest that you go ahead and supply the sit=
description yourself. All that is required is that you stop by , fill out the form provided and submit =
link (follow the Add URL link from the front page). Your link will be
added immediately (automatically).

  1. A Banner Advertisement:

We are currently providing advertising through banners which appear on
virtually every document contained within the site. will never become a parade of advertisements as
some sites have. Unfortunately, the site’s popularity has caused
a marked increase is our operating expenses - our intent is
merely to cover our site related cost while providing our
sponsors with a quality service. Advertising with
will always be sparse and exclusive - in a virtually
advertisement-free site, your advertisement will always be

Ad space is billed on the basis of impressions in blocks of
1,000 impressions. One impression represents a single instance
of your ad appearing on a document called for by a user.
According to our most current statistics, ads placed in our
banner system receive approx. 1,000 impressions per banner per
week. Our click-through ratio is currently averaging as high as
1:9 - a high percentage of our visitors are following the banner
links through.

Our current rate is 25 US$ per 1,000 impressions. With Sponsors wishin=
g to
purchase larger blocks over 100,000 impression) We can offer a flat ra=
of US$ 500 per year.

  1. Text banner ad on our popular daily Orchid Digest

A daily newsletter dealing with various aspects of jewelry production =
other trade related issues. Only recently we opened the possibility to
purchase text banner ad on the orchid digest.

Our ads rates are internet standards. 25US$ for a 1000 Impressions. Si=
our list contains 3000 members rate will for a text banner should be 7=
per one digest issue.

We can work out a flat rate of 350 US$ for Sponsorship of 10 Issues of=
Orchid Digest and a complimentary banner ad account of 2000 Impression=
This is a discount of 800 US$. !!!

In case you would be interested in purchasing a the banner advertising
option We highly recommend you to use a professional banner designer.

Please refer to the following resources to help you create the best
possible and effective banner:

Please keep in mind that the banners format should be a GIF file forma=
80x450 pixels; not more than 11 Kb and NOT ANIMATED!

Our system will allow you to access the banner statistics through your
browser whenever you want to know how the banner work… We would be
happy to change your banner every week and even let you have few diff=
banners running at the same time.

  1. Web Hosting Services

We can also offer you to have your site host on, So you w=
benefit from our high traffic. If you choose this option you will get =
free a one year banner advertising as part of this package.

Our current rate for this package is US$ 2,500 per year.

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact m=
directly at @Service

Thank you for reading
Truly Yours;


Dr. E. Aspler
Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd

Webmaster Ganoksin Online


Hi Hanuman and everybody, if any of you decide to advertise on Orchid (DO
IT!) you may have figured out by now that I make my living doing graphic
design (25 years now…) and was among the first 40 designers listed to
get in early doing web graphics. I’m offering my services to design ad
banners in direct trade for whatever products you deal in. I’ll trade
against your retail prices, giving you discounts for whatever markup you
use. You can visit my graphics website to view
past portfolio samples of some banner work we’ve done (mainly animated) for
some very large clients. I think its about time we paid back to Orhid for
years of great service and the truly best resource there is on the web for

Crystalguy Jewelry


Hi Dave, and all.

Hanuman and I are in discussions on how to make Orchid pay for itself
(plus a bit for us for our work). It is necessary that Ganoksin and Orchid
get financial sponsorship sort of soonish before it collapses under its own
weight. We are both committed to free access for all. Hanuman
has been the pillar on which the whole thing is built. I am working soon
on proposals and ideas for the Ganoksin project. If you have ideas please
email us both off list (there will come a time when we will call on all of
you, but it is not yet). My email: @Charles_Lewton-Brain, Hanuman at I am begining serious work on the Ganoksin
project very soon.

In a while we will bring the whole issue up for group discussion, right
now it is infancy stages and it would be premature to deal with it on the
list. Please keep discussion on this subject OFF LIST for the moment.
we are better organized it will be time to do a full list discussion.

But, please start thinking gently about things. We have a plan begun, and
when it is closer we will involve all of you in the discussion. Note: NOT
YET, this is a suggestion to begin thinking about the Ganoksin project. I
have belief in our ‘Group Mind’ and its increase in power over an
individual’s work. Please realize that we, You, have already built the
worlds most comprehensive eduational jewelry site. (nutty huh?).

The web is a momentary thing and we are interested in a future and a solid
construction for that future. Hanuman is an incredibly ethical person (he
turned down an offer for the site that I am afraid to admit I would have
signed instantly) because of his ethics-and I am glad that he showed me
such idealism to emulate and that we are both committed to access to free
jewelry for all. He also gets up at an ungodly hour every day
to do the Orchid list, sacrifices family and income to this project.
Remember, he took a year off work unpaid to build our Ganoksin and Orchid

So, Dave, ads are a good start, but we do, eventually, need to make money
at this. Thats all. We are building a ‘World jewelry’ project here, and we
want to build it for peoples needs. If you want something on the site
please let us know. What will make this site the easiest, best, loveliest
place around for ‘World Jewelers’? (thats us you know). Charles

Charles Lewton-Brain
Box 1624, Ste M, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2L7, Canada


Is the Orchid List not affiliated with the site itself? My question would
be, would it not be lucrative to sell advertising space, both on the site,
and if it’s jewelry related…on the actual threads in Orchid?

Just a small thought from a large mind…
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