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The Parenting Patch: Where Parents Grow is a PR-friendly website that accepts reviews, giveaways, sponsored posts, sponsored infographics, sponsored social media posts, and sponsored links. Review, giveaway, and sponsored content must pertain to the current content of The Parenting Patch.

The Parenting Patch has chosen not to display ads on pages to allow readers to focus on products reviewed while ensuring that sponsored posts are not overshadowed by targeted ads from competitors.

Current Statistics

  • Monthly Pageviews (3-Month Average): 36,387
  • Unique Monthly Visitors (3-Month Average): 24,723
  • Facebook Followers: 39,736
  • Twitter Followers: 25,113
  • Google+ Followers: 915 (personal), 199 (page)
  • Pinterest Followers: 22,135
  • Instagram Followers: 4,002
  • Bloglovin’ Followers: 979
  • StumbleUpon Followers: 765
  • Tumblr Followers: NA
  • Email Subscribers: 2,684
  • Google PageRank: 3/10
  • Alexa Traffic Rank: 104,990 (US), 383,220 (global)
  • Domain Authority: 45/100
  • Page Authority: 52/100

[Updated October 5, 2016]

Please contact Heather via heather at parentingpatch dot com for more information about current statistics including Google Analytics screenshots. Click on the links for current statistics.

Terms for Reviews

[Updated January 6, 2016]

In order to properly write a review, we require a full-size, functioning product with a minimum $50 value and a $75 review fee. For the inclusion of a YouTube video review posted on YouTube and in the written blog review, the review fee increases to $250. Full blog reviews include one one social media share each on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Bloglovin’, and email. The product that we are reviewing will become the property of The Parenting Patch and will not be returned. The review fee will be invoiced via PayPal after the publication of the review post. Failure to pay the invoice will result in removal of the review from The Parenting Patch.

Books for review may have lower list prices. The review fee is waived for book reviews.

For products valued less than $50, The Parenting Patch will share a short sponsored social media post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in exchange for the product. Social media shares are also available for products valued more than $50. The review fee is waived for sponsored social media posts.

In our reviews, we will include photos of the product in use whenever possible. These photos will be taken by us and will remain the property of The Parenting Patch. We may also use promotional images provided by you or found on your website and will cite all borrowed images accordingly. We may also include videos created by us or your company when applicable.

Reviews generally require a minimum of four (4) weeks to complete upon receipt of the product unless otherwise mutually agreed upon by The Parenting Patch and your company.

We will not post a negative review without first consulting the company that provided us the product. After we published the review, we will email you the link to the review.

The Parenting Patch is FTC compliant, believing in transparency and integrity. All external links from sponsors in reviews are NOFOLLOW. Do not ask for FOLLOW links; your request will be automatically denied. All opinions expressed in a review are ours only. The compensation or sample has no bearing on the opinions stated in the post. For more information about the disclosures that we include with each review, please read our Acknowledgement Policy. Do not ask for non-disclosure; your request will be automatically denied.

If you are interested in having a product reviewed on The Parenting Patch, please contact Heather via email.

The Parenting Patch reserves the right to refuse any review.

Terms for Giveaways

[Updated January 6, 2016]

The Parenting Patch hosts giveaways for products or product bundles with a minimum $50 value plus a $75 giveaway fee. The giveaway fee will be invoiced via PayPal prior to publication of the giveaway. The giveaway fee is waived for giveaways that accompany reviews.

We use Giveaway Tools for giveaways. We will include mandatory entries to a company’s social media pages upon request. We will also include other mandatory and optional entries upon request. All requests must comply with the Terms of Service (TOS) for each social media platform. Per FTC guidelines, making a purchase cannot be included as an extra sweepstakes entry.

We run giveaways for two (2) to three (3) weeks unless otherwise arranged.

We use Giveaway Tools to choose a winner at random. Giveaway sponsors will be responsible for sending the winner the prize unless arranged otherwise. We will notify the giveaway sponsor with the winner’s contact information and any other pertinent information. The Parenting Patch is not responsible for any shipping fees unless arranged otherwise. The Parenting Patch does not host giveaways that require the winner to pay for any part of the prize including shipping fees.

A giveaway is not required for us to review a product. However, giveaways are a lot of fun and can draw more traffic to your product and company. Furthermore, when possible, we include our giveaways in giveaway hops to increase traffic to our giveaway as well as to your product. We may also run the giveaway as a group giveaway in which multiple websites participate in and promote the giveaway. You may opt out of a giveaway hop or a group giveaway.

Prizes must be shipped to the winner(s) within two (2) weeks of my contacting you with the winner’s contact information. If you do not ship within two (2) weeks, I will invoice you via PayPal for the cost of the prize plus shipping costs plus 10% in order to send the prize to the winner. Fulfilling giveaway prizes is vital for maintaining a good relationship with readers and potential customers.

The Parenting Patch is FTC compliant, believing in transparency and integrity. All external links from sponsors in giveaways are NOFOLLOW. Do not ask for FOLLOW links; your request will be automatically denied. For more information about the disclosures that we include with each review, please read our Acknowledgement Policy. Do not ask for non-disclosure; your request will be automatically denied.

If you are interested in having The Parenting Patch host a giveaway of your product, please contact Heather via email.

The Parenting Patch reserves the right to refuse any giveaway.

Terms for Sponsored Posts/Infographics

The Parenting Patch welcomes sponsored posts.

Sponsored posts must be a minimum of 400 words with at least one (1) copyright-free image. Sponsored posts may contain external links but must include at least one (1) internal link. No more than one (1) link per 100 words may be included.

Sponsored infographics must be a minimum of 100 words with at least one (1) copyright-free infographic. Sponsored infographics may contain external links but must include at least one (1) internal link. No more than one (1) link per 100 words may be included.

The prices for sponsored posts of the minimum word-length begin at $100 for posts written by the sponsor and $200 for posts written by The Parenting Patch. The sponsored post fee must be paid through PayPal prior to publication of the post. The sponsored post fee includes one social media share each on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Bloglovin’, and email.

The Parenting Patch is FTC compliant, believing in transparency and integrity. All external links in sponsored posts are NOFOLLOW per Google rules. Do not ask for FOLLOW links; your request will be automatically denied. For more information about the disclosures that we include with each sponsored post, please read our Acknowledgement Policy. Do not ask for non-disclosure; your request will be automatically denied and reported to Google.

Sponsored posts will remain published on The Parenting Patch for a minimum of six (6) months.

If you are interested in publishing a sponsored post on The Parenting Patch, please contact Heather via email.

The Parenting Patch reserves the right to refuse any sponsored post.

Terms for Sponsored Social Media Posts

The Parenting Patch welcomes sponsored social media posts.

The Parenting Patch is FTC compliant, believing in transparency and integrity. Sponsored social media posts must be marked with the #sponsored or #ad hashtag. Do not ask for non-disclosure; your request will be automatically denied.

Prices for sponsored social media posts are $20 for a Facebook post or Pinterest pin, $15 for a Twitter tweet or Instagram post, and $10 for a Google+ post. The sponsored post fee must be paid through PayPal prior to publication of the post.

If you are interested in publishing a sponsored social media post via The Parenting Patch, please contact Heather via email.

The Parenting Patch reserves the right to refuse any sponsored social media post.

Terms for Sponsored Links

The Parenting Patch currently accepts sponsored link requests in previous posts. To place a link in an existing post, the link fee is $50 per link. The sponsored link fee must be paid through PayPal prior to publication of the link.

All sponsored links in all posts are marked NOFOLLOW per Google TOS. The Parenting Patch is also FTC compliant, believing in transparency and integrity. All posts with sponsored links are marked as Level 5. For more information about the disclosures that we include with each sponsored post, please read our Acknowledgement Policy. Please do not ask for FOLLOW links or nondisclosure, both of which are against Google TOS and FTC regulations.

Sponsored links will remain published on The Parenting Patch for a minimum of six (6) months.

Terms for Advertising/Affiliate Marketing

The Parenting Patch is not currently accepting new advertising or affiliate marketing.

Terms for Guest Posts

The Parenting Patch is not currently accepting new guest posts. For contribution options, please refer to Sponsored Post/Infographics.