How will you use my personal information?
FlashlightNews does not collect any personal information from visitors to the main web site. If we do obtain any of your personal information through means such as email, conventional mail, telephone, or any other means, it will never be divulged to any other party without your consent. Of course, an exception will be made if ordered by a court or other governmental entity pursuant to applicable laws. Our sister site, FlashlightNews Forums, does collect personal information as part of the forum registration process. This information will also be treated as confidential and will never be divulged to third parties without court or governmental order.
No, we do not. However, we do use third-party advertising companies (at the present time limited to Google), and these ads may generate cookies. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, Google Privacy Information.
What areas are available through your in-house advertising program?
We offer advertisers significant brand exposure through the 'Top Banner' ad space at the top right corner of each and every page on the site. Your Top Banner ad will also be placed in rotation on the FlashlightNews Forums message board site, at no additional charge.
What are your ad rates?
(All packages are due and payable in advance)
• Top Banner Ad Package (Annual Rate) -- $1000.00
• Top Banner Ad Package (Quarterly Rate) -- $300.00
• Top Banner Ad Package (Monthly Rate) -- $125.00
Note: All above Packages are guaranteed a minimum of 10,000 total ad impressions monthly
How much traffic does this site receive?
For the most recent 90 day period (as of January 31, 2014) this site received over 38,000 unique visitors and over 95,000 page views.
Why should I advertise on FlashlightNews?
Online advertising is all about reaching a specific target audience, and FlashlightNews is one of the most highly targeted web sites you can find. If your company makes or sells flashlights, flashlight-related products like batteries or LEDs, or other related products, and you want to gain the attention of consumers who are looking for flashlight-related information, our site is the place you want your ads to appear.
How can I advertise on your site?
Just email us at email@example.com.
This site started as a simple directory of flashlight-related web sites, but it quickly became obvious that the flashlight industry (or handheld lighting industry) was a diverse area of interest that was being under served by traditional media. While plenty of flashlight-related information is available on the several message boards dedicated to the subject or through the sites of individual manufacturers, finding information through these channels is time-consuming and cumbersome. This site has been developed to bring much of this information together in a different (and we hope more useful) form.
How long has this site been in existence?
The original directory site that we began with was first published in October of 2005, with the site taking on the 'FlashlightNews' name in January of 2006. As an example of how established a site we are, as of the time of this writing, we have published over 3500 flashlight-related press releases and articles.
Who publishes/owns this site?
FlashlightNews.org and its sister site (FlashlightNews Forums) are owned and published by Bowen Publishing, a sole proprietorship.
How can I have my company's press release published to your site?
Just send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org! As long as the press release is related to flashlights or other associated areas of interest, we will almost always publish it. We depend upon the contributions of flashlight-related businesses to help keep our viewers informed and up-to-date on flashlight-related news.
I see a lot of non-flashlight releases on your site...why?
Two reasons really. First, we take a very liberal view of what constitutes a 'flashlight'...if it lights up and is portable, we consider it a 'flashlight' and of potential interest to our audience. Also, flashlights are the products of many different technologies working together. Light emitting diodes (LEDs), incandescent bulbs, batteries, lenses, electronics, materials like aluminum and polymers, are all used in the manufacture and development of flashlights and of potential interest to our readers. Additionally, the business of getting flashlights to consumers (retailing) and the areas in which flashlights find use (outdoors, emergency, law enforcement, and others) are all considered to be subjects that our readers may want to read about. One more thing...many of the major manufacturers of flashlights and flashlight-related products are large companies that produce more than just flashlights. For this reason, we try to also publish stories from these companies so that readers can develop a better idea of the range of products and services they offer.
What is your email address?
What is your mailing address?
1312 Oxford Avenue
Richland, Wa. 99352
What is your phone number?
As a matter of policy we only give this number out to those who need it. If you need to talk to us in person, just email us and we'll be happy to give it to you.