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With beautiful imagery and engaging content, The Smoky Mountain Life covers everything from destination guides, expert reviews, planning hints & tips as well as the latest travel deals and information.

To inquire about advertising your product, website, or content on The Smoky Mountain Life, please email or use the contact form.

Before inquiring, please review the notes below to see if your advertisements are a good fit for the site and its audience.

What kinds of ad formats do you accept?

Currently, we support the following types of ad formats:

Contextual:  Your ad is a word or group of words that are linked to a website/product within an article and/or post.

Non-Contextual Text:  Your ad is a link outside of an article (ex:  on a widget, or directly on the homepage, or on the sidebar or footer).

Contextual Images:  An image that is within an article.

Non-contextual Images:  An image that is placed outside of an article (ex:  in the footer, sidebar, etc).

Sponsored Post:  You provide us with an article and we publish it. The article must follow our editorial policy.

Sponsored Post (written by us):  We write an article about your business.  The article, along with its content (text, images) offers the product for purchase through an external site.

What kind of products/websites can I advertise?

Businesses must be located within a 50-mile radius of the Great Smoky Mountains.

What are your rates?

Our rates are very flexible and competitive.  At this stage, we do not have a self-serve system, so please contact us for any advertising inquiries.

As a general rule, the fees for contextual ads are the lowest, and the fees for non-contextual images ads are the highest.  For example, an image placed on the main sidebar on the site (guaranteeing its visibility on any post) would have a higher rate than a contextual link in a single article.  For sponsored posts, rates are flexible based on article length.  Volume discounts may also be applied.