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Put your business at the heart of Duneland with a display or classified advertisement in the Chesterton Tribune: email or phone 219 926-1131 for details. The Tribune also accepts preprinted inserts for insertion into the printed newspaper.


Print advertisers:

Phone or email for the latest Chesterton Tribune advertising specials.


Website advertising

Web advertisers: Email your

*banner graphic file

*web address to link to

*and contact/billing information




The open rate for 468 x 60 banner ads is $1.00 CPM.

(A 468 x 60 banner is $1.00 per 1,000 page views.)

The open rate for a 728 x 90 leaderboard is $1.50 CPM.

(A 728 x 90 leaderboard is $1.50 per 1,000 page views.)

The open rate for  skyscraper ads is $1.00 CPM.

(A 120x600 skyscraper is $1.00 per 1,000 page views.)

(A 160x600 skyscraper is $1.50 per 1,000 page views.)

The open rate for medium rectangles is $1.50 CPM.

--A 300x250 rectangle is $1.50 per 1,000 page views.


(Print advertisers with at least three print ads in a month are eligible for a 20% discount on Call the Tribune office for details - 219 926-1131.)


Political and Non-profit advertising rates (Must be paid in advance):

--A 468 x 60 banner is $.90 per 1,000 page views.

--A 728 x 90 leaderboard is $1.40 per 1,000 page views.

--A 120x600 skyscraper is $.90 per 1,000 page views.

--A 160x600 skyscraper is $1.40 per 1,000 page views.

--A 300x250 rectangle is $1.40 per 1,000 page views.

(Political rates are discounted from the open rate, but are not eligible for the print discount listed above.)


Web ads are rotated throughout the site including the Front Page.

Minimum Order: $50

All rates subject to change.

Requests to lock in position on specific pages (including the Front Page) will be taken on a case-by-case basis.


The number of page views are guaranteed.

If the site is down for any reason we will extend all paid advertisements until the ordered number of page views or higher has been recorded.


Banners and buttons should be in GIF or JPG format. Animation is allowed.

Rates for custom size ad links are available upon request.


 The Tribune reserves the right to reject any advertisement for any reason including, but not limited to, content, height, width and memory. Advertising policy is subject to change.


Phone 219 926-1131

visitation profile and traffic count

The Chesterton Tribune Website is visited by more than 2,500 unique computers every day.

In a typical month 60% of visits are by returning and/or regular visitors.

More than 40,000 unique computers visit the site every month.

More than half of visitors return to the site during the month.

Many check in every weekday.

The site records more than 200,000 page views per month. (When shared borders and files are counted as separate pages, this number is more than five times higher with some months recording nearly 2 million "hits.".)


Who Reads the Tribune? allows those outside our print delivery area to keep up with Chesterton news and get access to the best coverage of Porter County government available anywhere. The highest numbers of returning visitors are from Indiana (54%) and Illinois (12%).

Valparaiso, Chesterton, Portage, Chicago, and Indianapolis lead for returning readers by city/zip code. There are also regular visitors from all the other Northwest Indiana Zip Codes.

Also visiting are former Duneland residents, relatives, friends and search-engine users from the United States and around the World. In an average month visitors from more than 30 countries and all 50 states check out has a growing readership in greater Porter County and Northwest Indiana. Porter County elected officials and Indiana legislators frequently compliment us on our news coverage and quote articles they have read on the Web on our site.

The Tribune is also linked to by hundreds of newspaper lists worldwide and ranks high in the major news and Web search engines for many Duneland-area search terms.

The most common search phrase used by visitors is "Chesterton Tribune." Other search phrases are "Chesterton," "Duneland" and related topics.