City-Data.com provides detailed local information. It reaches over 10 million uniques per month with its local services, such as a forum/social network with millions of posts, blogs, city information, user-contributed photos, business profiles, home value estimates, trip cost calculator, and more. City-Data.com forum gets over 14,000 posts/day. It is one of the most widely read forums in the U.S.
The quickest way to get your text ads up on our websites is to use Google AdWords, log in, click on Create online campaign -> Placement Targeted, then on the "Target ad" page select "List URLs," put in our site and select where you want to advertise from the list. After that, you will be able to set pricing and start running your ads. These ads can be cost-per-click or cost-per-impression based.
You can also specifically target any keywords on our sites with AdWords. To do so, create a keyword-targeted campaign, save it, and click on its name. Then click on "Add placements" and put in the site address. Make sure to disable "Other placements on the content network" if you don't want your ads from this campaign to appear on other random websites.
For larger campaigns, where you'd prefer to have graphics in addition to text, you'd like to target only certain types of visitors, exact locations, and you want your ads to have special placements and priority over others, we also offer direct advertising as an option. Unfortunately, we cannot currently support small direct advertising campaigns.