So far, our only ad is this one:
Since we have already been in public beta, I think the Area 51 theme is deprecated because it makes people think us that we are still a proposal. A better ad would attracts more visitors to us. It can be as simple as this:
The formula to make one is quite simple. First urging the potential readers a question to make them realize that they have a problem. Then giving them a solution (our site) that can solve their problems.
What is your idea to create a better ad? Please discuss. Also, link the place you post the ad to the corresponding answer, so that we can go there and vote it.
- The image that you create must be 300 x 250 pixels, or double that if high DPI.
- Must be hosted through our standard image uploader (imgur)
- Must be GIF or PNG
- No animated GIFs
- Absolute limit on file size of 150 KB
- If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.
Now if possible, the ads should try to target SE sites related to languages such as German Language, Chinese Language, etc. This should also bring us out of the abyss of inactivity.
Feel free to post your submission on the ELL and EL&U community ads meta posts to see how the community there reacts to your ad. (If you hit the threshold of a net count of 6 upvotes, your ad will be displayed.