Free-DC is the second most popular website for BOINC statistics, right behind BOINCstats. Many BOINC enthusiasts are visiting Free-DC every day, to check their BOINC credits and overall rankings. I know, because I often visit it myself, especially when checking if someone is getting close to my undisputed #1 position in Croatia (it isn't, I just checked it).
Well, from today, all those numerous BOINC enthusiasts will have a chance to click our catchy banner there, to be taken right to www.gridcoin.us. We've never had an ad on Free-DC before, so this is surely an important milestone for Gridcoin!
Also, I must add, Free-DC admin has been really helpful and has tweaked the ad for us until it became undetectable by AdBlocker. That's very important for this advertising campaign - BOINC users are tech-savvy and the vast majority of them use AdBlocker. Now, they will get a chance to see our banner too. That's the biggest advantage of such direct advertising deals - it's impossible to avoid AdBlocker when deploying ads through Google (but it's expensive nevertheless).
Free-DC will carry our banner for 30 days, for a price of €450 (paid via PayPal). I'll stay in contact with Free-DC admin, to ensure that our ad remains undetected by AdBlocker and to send him a new banner every week. Visitors are demanding, they get bored quickly with the same imagery and then, there is no impulse to click the banner...