Contact Advertising

(updated January 2012)

Thank you for your interest in advertising opportunities on!

IH8MUD originated in 1992 as my license plate…in the early 90’s, I did mud drags in my V8 FJ40 Land Cruiser, and quickly discovered that cleaning up and wrenching on a sloppy rig wasn’t fun! When I purchased my first FJ40 in 1989, I owned no tools, and had never changed oil…as my knowledge grew, I began collecting online links and writing my own install guides. The IH8MUD domain was online in 2000, and the forum added in 2002.

Monthly Forum Statistics

  • 1000 new registered members
  • 10,000 active registered members
  • 80,000 posts

Monthly Analytics (per Google Analytics and Quantcast)

  • 6,000,000 pageviews
  • 425,000 unique visitors
  • 65% of monthly traffic from search engines

Demographics (per Google Analytics and Quantcast)

  • 62% male, 36% are 18-24 years of age, 33% are 35-49 years of age
  • 75% USA, 7.5% Canada, 4% Australia (over 200 countries total)

Banner Specifications

  • Primary/required ad banner: 468×60 (upper right corner, signature line, Vendor listing)
  • Secondary/required ad banner: 728×90 (top center below navigation bar)
  • Optional sizes: 160×600, 300×250 (filtered from some member groups)
  • JPG, GIF, Animated GIF, PNG and SWF formats only – filesize in the 50k range
  • No expanding flash images, no pop up banners
  • Contacts for banner creation available upon request

Banner impressions are distributed evenly throughout the term. 100,000 impressions spread throughout the year will yield approximately 275 banner impressions per day.

Contracts Include

  • Signature Line Banner
  • Your information and banner included on the Vendor page
  • Vendor status (Red Star) on the forum
  • Thread-starting abilities in the Vendor Marketplace
  • Optional Vendor Forum ($50 per year additional)

(note that impressions on the Vendor page and Signature Line are not currently tracked)

Please submit your Vendor information online at – this is a FREE listing for all businesses. Advertising Vendors get their banner included in the listing, and are listed alphabetically in the upper section.

Please contact me for the complete advertising package.
Brian ‘woody’ Swearingen
3825 E. Calumet Street
Suite 400-177
Appleton, WI 54915

IH8MUD Inc. will not sell our forum email list or any other contact lists within the site and requests our advertisers not attempt to procure this information.