Advertise with San Leandro Online

San Leandro Online™ is the best way to connect with customers in San Leandro. We are reaching out to 100,000+ households with community relevant content, showcasing their work and sharing their lifestyle. We promote local business! To do that we provide a low-cost, high-value platform to connect across the internet for the betterment of our community. Choose from the many advertising options we have below. Refer to the Guidelines and FAQ lower down the page for acceptance criteria.

Left-Top Text Ad

The text link in the top-left corner of the masthead is a prime attention seeker. Because people read from top-left to bottom-right this is the first thing our readers see. It is a great place to offer coupons and discounts or announce a sale! 80 character max-length.

Patreon Sponsor Ad

In the right-hand corner of the masthead is our sponsorship ad placement. It is a great place to showcase your brand where it stands out above the content in solemnity. The dimensions of the sponsorship ad is 320px x 70px. Sponsorship ads are available to Patreon sponsors that subscribe to the “Corporate” Tier.

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Homepage Slider Local Ad

The Hompgae Slider Local Ads are for showcasing local businesses and events. The rotating ad is a standard 336px by 280px, displaying for 7 1/2 seconds per rotation. The animated rotation captivates attention and placement on the homepage next to the feature article assures exposure.

Homepage Feature Ad

The Homepage Feature Ad is a 292px by 210px feature display ad at the bottom of the homepage above the footer ad. Right next to the “Around Town” feature it is a great place for announcements or any kind of general purpose ad.

Standardized Banner Ads

We have a number of standard banner ad placements throughout the site. Standard banner ads are available in 1,000 impression lots (CPM).

Patreon Minor Sponsor Ad

Finally we have list of sidebar text ads on our article pages for our Patreon “Minor Sponsor” Tier. This is a small linkeable text ad of 50 characters.

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Our Advertising Policies provide guidance on what types of ad content are allowed. When advertisers place an order, each ad is reviewed against these policies. If your ad isn’t approved for not fully complying with our policies, you can edit it and resubmit for review. Check the email address associated with your ad submission. If your ad doesn’t get approved, we’ll send you an email with details that explain why. If you think your ad was mistakenly disapproved, please let us know.


  1. Ads must not violate Community Standards.
  2. Ads must not request personal information, including account numbers, criminal history, financial information, government issued identifiers, health information, insurance information, political affiliation, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, trade union membership, usernames or passwords.
  3. Ads must not constitute, facilitate, or promote illegal products, services or activities. Ads targeted to minors must not promote products, services, or content that are inappropriate, illegal, or unsafe, or that exploit, mislead or exert undue pressure on the age groups targeted.
  4. Ads must not discriminate or encourage discrimination against people based on personal attributes such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition.
  5. Ads must not promote the sale or use of tobacco products and related paraphernalia.
  6. Ads must not promote the sale or use of illegal drugs.
  7. Ads must not promote the sale or use of unsafe supplements, as determined by San Leandro Online in its sole discretion. Eg; Unsafe supplements, including but not limited to anabolic steroids, chitosan, comfrey, dehydroepiandrosterone, ephedra, and human growth hormones.
  8. Ads must not promote the sale or use of weapons, ammunition, or explosives.
  9. Ads must not promote the sale or use of adult products or services, except for ads for family planning and contraception. Ads for contraceptives must focus on the contraceptive features of the product, and not on sexual pleasure or sexual enhancement, and must be targeted to people 18 years or older.
  10. Ads must not contain adult content. This includes nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.
  11. Ads must not contain content that infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights. To report content that you feel may infringe upon or violate your rights, please contact us.
  12. Ads must not contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content.
  13. Ads must not contain content that asserts or implies personal attributes. This includes direct or indirect assertions or implications about a person’s race, ethnic origin, religion, beliefs, age, sexual orientation or practices, gender identity, disability, medical condition (including physical or mental health), financial status, membership in a trade union, criminal record, or name.
  14. Ads, landing pages, and business practices must not contain deceptive, false, or misleading content, including deceptive claims, offers, or methods.
  15. Ads must not contain content that exploits controversial political or social issues for commercial purposes.
  16. Ads must not direct people to non-functional landing pages. This includes landing page content that interferes with a person’s ability to navigate away from the page.
  17. Ads must not contain profanity or bad grammar and punctuation. Symbols, numbers, and letters must be used properly without the intention of circumventing our ad review process or other enforcement systems.
  18. Ads must not contain images that portray nonexistent functionality. eg; Video button that does lead to a video.
  19. Ads must not contain “before-and-after” images or images that contain unexpected or unlikely results. Ad content must not imply or attempt to generate negative self-perception in order to promote diet, weight loss, or other health-related products. Ads for health, fitness or weight loss products must be targeted to people 18 years or older.
  20. Ads must not promote payday loans, paycheck advances or any other short-term loan intended to cover someone’s expenses until their next payday.
  21. Ads promoting income opportunities must fully describe the associated product or business model, and must not promote business models offering quick compensation for little investment, including multilevel marketing opportunities.
  22. Ads may not promote penny auctions, bidding fee auctions or other similar business models.
  23. Ads may not promote fake documents, such as counterfeit degrees, passports or immigration papers.
  24. Ads must not contain content leading to external landing pages that provide an unexpected or disruptive experience. This includes misleading ad positioning, such as overly sensationalized headlines, and leading people to landing pages that contain minimal original content and a majority of unrelated or low-quality ad content.
  25. Ads must not contain spyware, malware, or any software that results in an unexpected or deceptive experience. This includes links to sites containing these products.
  26. Ads must not contain audio or flash animation that plays automatically without a person’s interaction or expands within San Leandro Online after someone clicks on the ad.
  27. Ads must not promote products or items that facilitate or encourage unauthorized access to digital media.
  28. Ads must not use tactics intended to circumvent our ad review process or other enforcement systems. This includes techniques that attempt to disguise the ad’s content or destination page.
  29. Ads must not promote financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings, or cryptocurrency.
  30. Ads may not imply endorsement by San Leandro Online or any of its subsidiary or holding companies.


  1. Ads that promote or reference alcohol must comply with all applicable local laws, required or established industry codes, guidelines, licenses and approvals, and include age and country criteria consistent with applicable local laws.
  2. Ads for online dating services are only allowed with prior written permission. These must adhere to the San Leandro Online guidelines.
  3. Ads that promote or facilitate online real money gambling, real money games of skill or real money lotteries, including online real money casino, sports books, bingo, or poker, are only allowed with prior written permission.
  4. Lotteries run by government entities may advertise on San Leandro Online, provided the ads are in accordance with applicable law in the jurisdiction in which the ads will be served and applies to the jurisdiction of San Leandro.
  5. Ads must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals. Ads for online and offline pharmacies are only permitted with prior written permission.
  6. Ads that promote acceptable dietary and herbal supplements are only permitted with prior written permission.
  7. Ads for subscription services, or that promote products or services that include negative options, automatic renewal, free-to-pay conversion billing products, or mobile marketing must clearly represent the service offer and must require people to check an acceptance of terms and conditions on the landing page. Ads for programs or services that require a subscription must target people 18 years or older.
  8. Ads promoting credit card applications or financial services with accredited institutions must clearly provide sufficient disclosure regarding associated fees, including APR percentages transaction fees, within the ad’s landing page. Ads promoting loans or insurance services must not directly request the input of a person’s financial information, including credit card information.
  9. Ads promoting branded content must prove permission by the third-party product, brand or business partner.
  10. Ads promoting student loan services must be targeted to people 18 years or older. Ads must not promote misleading or deceptive services related to student loan consolidation, forgiveness, or refinancing.
  11. Ads linking to San Leandro Online branded content are only permitted with prior written permission.
  12. Ads linking to landing pages may only use our copyrights, trademarks or any confusingly similar marks with our prior written permission.


  1. I don’t have an ad or I don’t have artwork? No worries. Go ahead and submit the form. There is a box to check if you need artwork or just tell us in the comments field. We’ll call you to discuss. We can provide the ad for you or we can make arrangements to have it done for you.