About Us

FPGeeks is the leading online source of information about new fountain pens. Started in March of 2010 by Dan Smith and Eric Schneider, the intention was to promote fountain pens. But we lacked a vision. In September of 2011 we made it our mission to provide a place with the latest information on fountain pens from all manufacturers. In the past year we’ve added reviews, audio and video podcasts broadcast live every week, coverage of the largest pen shows in the US, and much more. We’ve developed a trusting relationship with our viewers who rely on our experience and opinion to guide their next purchase. Since we’re not a retailer we can offer honest, unbiased reviews in addition to exposure and influence to a premium audience who’s engaged and ready to buy.

Traffic and Social Reach

Data taken from StatCounter.com on April 21, 2014

Data taken from StatCounter.com on April 21, 2014

Over the last 12 months we have averaged over 147,000 pages views and 89,000 unique visits per month. Starting at a measly 3,000 views during October, 2011 we’ve steadily grown to a peak of 174,000 views and 100,000 unique visits during the month of April.

In addition to the website, we use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to keep in touch with our readers and spread the news as quickly as possible.

Content

Since FPGeeks’ inception we’ve published over 1400 articles and have received more than 15,500 comments. In addition to consistently releasing the latest product news before anyone else, we also create our own original content that provide our readers with the information they need to make informed purchasing decisions:

  • Awesome Reviews are the most in-depth fountain pen reviews available anywhere. They take a critical look at a fountain pen in several key areas and are always accompanied by a video review.
  • Our Hands-on feature allows us to provide readers with practical information after we’ve had a chance to write with a pen. It is a quick and easy read that can easily build interest in a new pen.
  • Stephen Brown, a recognized and established pen personality within the community, creates the weekly Inkcyclopedia that consists of a video review of a popular ink with high resolution writing samples.

In addition to the content mentioned above, we recap the week’s news with a live video broadcast on YouTube that is also made available as an audio only download. Our pen show coverage includes galleries and daily recaps, as well as video walk-throughs and interviews.

Reviews & Giveaways

We will happily review any product from any company, as long as it’s related to fountain pens. Companies with active advertising accounts will have their products reviewed first. Having an active advertising account does not increase the possibility of receiving a good review. Only a good product will receive a good review. See our Ethics Statement for more information.

Our month-long giveaways receive priority placement on the homepage of FPGeeks. Each giveaway is accompanied by an Awesome Review and is an excellent opportunity to increase exposure for your brand or a new product. If you would like to participate, please contact us.

Advertising

fpg ad spots

Ad Locations and Specifications

Location
“A”, right sidebar
“B”, right sidebar
“C”, in post
“D”, beneath Menu
“E”, left sidebar
Ad Unit Name
Skyscraper
Rectangle
Leaderboard
Billboard
Skyscraper
Size (h X w)
600 X 160
150 X 180
90 X 728
160 X 900
600 X 160
Price (per 30 days)
$250
$125
$175
$150 per week
$275

Skyscrapers “A” and “E” will accepts five ads per spot and allow up to five advertisers to be in queue. Ads in queue will go live as soon as a spot opens.

The Billboard in ad spot “D” provides you with an exclusive space guaranteed to be seen by every visitor on every page. Only one advertiser is allowed to occupy spot “D” at a time, meaning you won’t be sharing the rotation, giving you maximum exposure.

For detailed information on ad standards, please refer to the IAB Universal Ad Package specifications.

If you would like to explore other advertising opportunities not listed above, such as sponsoring our coverage of an upcoming pen show, advertising during a podcast, or anything else you can dream up, please contact us immediately.

Advertising & Promotional Partners

Advertising Policies

FPGeeks reserves the right to refuse any advertising on the basis of editorial discretion.
FPGeeks reserves the right to terminate advertising at any time for any reason.
FPGeeks reserves the right to label an ad as “Advertisement” if it cannot be easily distinguished from content.
Products and/or services advertised by external organizations on the FPGeeks website are in no way endorsed by FPGeeks.
Advertisers will be able to change their ad on demand.
Customer supplied artwork must adhere to any and all trademark and copyright laws.
Advertiser branding, i.e., logo or name, must appear on all advertising.
All sales are final. No refunds will be given on advertising.
Advertising is sold on a first come, first served basis.
Advertised product(s)/service(s) must relate to fountain pens, i.e., fountain pens, ink, paper, cases, repair tooling, etc.
Advertising to be furnished by the advertiser.