GearWeAre isn’t run to make vast piles of money. We do it because we enjoy testing out new gear, and it’s important that our reviews remain unbiased and honest.
You’ll notice that we don’t have any advertising on our front page or reviews. The only exceptions to this are the inclusion of a “From” link to a retailer site IF the gear has been supplied for test by that retailer, and our competition link.
However, it does cost quite a bit to run the site, so we have made the opportunity for brands to work with us in 2 ways.
We will be running a competition each calendar month. The link to the competition will appear in the right-hand menu structure of the site, and thus be visible on every page.
The image for the competition is 365px x 150px, and can be a JPEG, PNG or GIF with a file size of less than 35kb. The image can feature your brand logo along with a ‘WIN’ statement and the prize.
Additionally, there will be an image representing the prize on the competition page.
Cost is £100 for a calendar month.
Our Guides are written in an easy to read, but SEO optimised fashion in order that they rank well on human-style searches on Google. For example, go to Google.co.uk and type in “how to re waterproof a goretex jacket“; our page usually comes up as a high result.
We’re looking for relevant, useful tie-ins with brands for these guides. If you represent a backpack company, consider sponsoring a guide on how to fit a backpack – we’ll use pictures of your pack and link to your site.
We will write the guide, possibly with your help if it’s very technical. We will veto any marketing-speak-gobbledegook.
We will only consider relevant sponsors for each guide. If you make water bottles, you can’t sponsor a walking-boot guide. We want to add value to our readers, not plaster the site with your brand name. We reserve the right to refuse any advertiser, for any reason.
Does sponsoring mean I get a good review?
Nope. If you send us crap gear to review, we’ll say it’s crap. The best way to avoid this is to not send us crap gear. Sponsoring a guide will make us happy, but not biased.
Sponsoring a Guide is £100 per year.
A ‘Premium Guide’ (those with over 1000 shares via the ShareThis app on each page) will cost £200 per year.
Cool. What now?
Email us to get things moving – firstname.lastname@example.org
What kind of guide can I sponsor?
Have a look at our existing guide selection here, or we’ve made a list of the kind of suggested guide title which would work well.
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