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Digital Thermometers:
Stop Guessing!

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Gold BBQ AwardA good digital thermometer keeps me from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. You can get a professional grade, fast and precise splashproof thermometer like the Thermopop (above) for about $24. The Thermapen (below), the Ferrari of instant reads, is about $96. It's is the one you see all the TV chefs and all the top competition pitmasters using. Click here to read more about types of thermometer and our ratings and reviews.

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GrillGrates Take You To
The Infrared Zone

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Gold BBQ AwardGrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, produce great grill marks, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, smolder wood right below the meat, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. Every gas grill and pellet smoker needs them.

Click here to read more about what makes these grates so special and how they compare to other cooking surfaces.

The Smokenator:
A Necessity For All Weber Kettles

smokenator bbq system

Gold BBQ Award If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the amazing Smokenator and Hovergrill. The Smokenator turns your grill into a first class smoker, and the Hovergrill can add capacity or be used to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here to read more.

The Pit Barrel Cooker

pit barrel c ooker bbqAbsolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world.

This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier (and that's because smoke and heat go up, not sideways).

Gold BBQ AwardBest of all, it is only $269 delivered to your door!

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them.

scissor tongs

Best. Tongs. Ever.

Gold BBQ AwardMade of rugged 1/8" thick aluminum, 20" long, with four serious rivets, mine show zero signs of weakness after years of abuse. I use them on meats, hot charcoal, burning logs, and with the mechanical advantage that the scissor design creates, I can easily pick up a whole packer brisket. Click here to read more.

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The Best Steakhouse Knives

Gold BBQ AwardThe same knives used at Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, and Morton's. Machine washable, high-carbon stainless steel, hardwood handle. And now they have the AmazingRibs.com imprimatur. Click for more info.

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Advertising on AmazingRibs.com

Grow your brand and make direct sales with this rapidly growing site and its passionate readers

AmazingRibs is by far the #1 most popular barbecue and grilling website in the world and it ranks among the top 50 food websites in the nation.

The site features tested recipes, education, techniques, tips, science, mythbusting, and buying guides. Advertising on AmazingRibs.com is a great way to build your brand or make direct sales.

Stats

Think about this: In 2013, precisely 15,602,553 unique visitors came to AmazingRibs.com while 3,542,406 people attended baseball at Yankee Stadium. That's four time the amount! And 2014 is on track to blow way past those numbers.

We use Google Analytics (GA) to track usage statistics. GA is generally considered the best and most reliable source of traffic stats. Qualified prospective advertisers can contact Meathead and I can supply you with reports direct from Google.

Top 50 in food!

According to the rating service comScore, AmazingRibs.com was ranked in the top 50 in total unique visitors in the Food category in the US among tens of thousands of food sites. This includes commercial sites. This placed the site ahead of such monsters as Emeril, Saveur magazine, Lean Cuisine, and Oscar Mayer (and they have Wienermobiles)!

Key metrics growing rapidly

Founded in early 2006, AmazingRibs.com is enjoying rapid growth. This growth is due to its prominent ranking in organic (unpaid) Google Search and other search engines. The site is fortunate to have more than 30 important keywords listed in the top 10 on Google, Bing, Yahoo! and other search engines. This is a reflection of quality.

Year
Visitors
2006
9,622
2007
116,904
2008
316,958
2009
913,015
2010
2,317,979
2011
3,303,858
2012
7,397,282
2013 15,602,553
2014 Projected 25,000,000

Demographics

We use two third party auditing services to measure the demographics of the site, Google's DoubleClick and Quantcast. They differ significantly because measuring demographics is an inexact science at this time. Here's a typical snapshot:

 


48% Female
52% Male


12% Under 18
25% 18-34
33% 35-49
30% 50+


13% $0-30k
25% $30-60k
31% $60-100k
31% $100k+


84% Caucasian
5% African American
3% Asian
7% Hispanic
1% Other


53% No Kids
47% Kids


37% No College
46% College
17% Grad School

 

General terms of sale

1) Your site must be informative, accurate, original, well maintained, and well-designed. The identity of the persons in control must be clear and plain, and contacting him or her must be simple.

2) You must conspicuously post your privacy policy on your web site and make it available to all visitors. Your privacy policy must comply with all laws and accurately disclose your collection and use of visitor information.

3) Your site or your advertisers must not include or promote pornography, hate, bigotry, libel, violence, discrimination, or illegal activity.

4) Your ad may include motion or animation so long as I do not consider it annoying. I accept jpg, png, gif, or swf files.

5) All ads are subject to my approval. I reserve the right to reject any ads that I wish at my discretion without explanation.

Understanding usage stats

Pageviews, which are about the same as impressions in print and broadcast media, are the most important and valid measurement of web usage. They count how many pages were viewed. Just as in magazines or TV, impressions are the count of how many times a prospect sees your ad and how many opportunities a prospect has to click on your ad. That's what really matters.

Hits are a misleading stat. Hits are the number of objects sent from the website's server to the viewer's browser, so a page with a block of text, and four graphics, counts as five hits. Hits doesn't tell you anything meaningful. If someone is trying to sell you an ad based on hits, run. Here's an example: In July 2009, AmazingRibs.com had 9,508,281 hits on 531,448 pageviews.

Visits is not a very helpful stat. Some visits are one pageview and seeya. Other visitors look at many pages. Some never come back. Some come back several times. What does that tell you? What matters is how many times they see your ad. That's pageviews.

Uniques is short for unique visitors. Analytics software attempts to differentiate between visits and visitors, but this is almost impossible in an age when people visit on multiple devices.

Visit duration and Average time on page. These are also a misleading number and that is especially evident when the time on page number is longer than the visit duration number, as is often the case. For a full explanation, read this article on the tech site Stackoverflow.

CPM means "cost per thousand" and it is the way many web ads rates are calculated. Advertisers are charged a fee per thousand pageviews.

CPC means cost per click. Advertisers are charged a fee every time somebody clicks on your ad. This is the method made popular by Google AdWords, VerticalSearchWorks, and others.

For more info on the subject of understanding web stats, click here.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact Meathead or call 708-485-3761 from 9-5 Chicago time.

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About this website. AmazingRibs.com is all about the science of barbecue, grilling, and outdoor cooking, with great BBQ recipes, tips on technique, and unbiased equipment reviews. Learn how to set up your grills and smokers properly, the thermodynamics of what happens when heat hits meat, as well as hundreds of excellent tested recipes including all the classics: Baby back ribs, spareribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, burgers, chicken, smoked turkey, lamb, steaks, barbecue sauces, rubs, and side dishes, with the world's best buying guide to barbecue smokers, grills, and accessories, edited by Meathead.

Advertising on this site. AmazingRibs.com is by far the most popular barbecue website in the world and one of the 50 most popular food websites in the US according to comScore and Quantcast. Visitors and pageviews increase rapidly every year. Click here for analytics and advertising info.

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