Advertising on Visit Dorset

Why choose this website?

Well, there are two main reasons: the number of visitors we get to the site and our very competitive advertising rates!

The Visit Dorset website first started in 2005 and was one of the first websites dedicated to providing useful information about Dorset for both holidaymakers and locals. Over the years, our website traffic has grown enormously and Visit Dorset regularly receives over 200,000 visitors a year.

We also appreciate that money is always an issue, especially for small businesses, so we strive to keep our advertising rates as low as possible too. We offer a number of different options, which are described below, and we are happy to discuss these with you to find the best option for your budget.

What types of adverts do your offer?

There are two formats for adverts: box adverts and banner adverts. These adverts can be placed on any page within our website, the choice is yours.
Space is limited to a maximum of 5 adverts per page and is allocated on a first come first served basis. The adverts are served in rotation: only one advert is displayed at a time, and each time the page refreshes a different advert appears. Every advert has an equal chance of being seen.

How much will it cost?

The prices vary depending on:

  • the page where you place your advert – the home page costs more than other pages
  • the duration of your advert – 1 year or 2 years

Prices start from just £50 for 1 year. Full details can be found in the ordering section.

How do I place an order?

Simply click on the appropriate payment link below to pay by credit/debit card or using a PayPal account. When you have placed an order, you will be sent an email confirming how you should send your advert and URL link to us. You will also be able to tell us on which page of the Visit Dorset website you would like your advert to appear.

If you do not want to pay on-line, please contact us and we will raise an invoice for you to pay by cheque or bank transfer. Adverts will not be uploaded to the Visit Dorset website until payment has cleared.

If you wish us to create the advert for you, an extra design cost will be charged. Please contact us for more information.

BOX ADVERT on Visit Dorset

BANNER ADVERT on Visit Dorset

Directory Listings

To list your business, restaurant or takeaway, hotel or b&b located in Dorset in our directory listings for free, please register for an account and enter all of your listing details. To upgrade an existing directory listing, sign in and view your listing, then simply click the upgrade button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Event Listings

If you would like to list an event FREE on Visit Dorset, please register for an account and then enter all of your event details.