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Call us at 317-4095 to talk about getting your ad going! Get your message in front of nearly 3000 people tomorrow.

“We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the ad you set us up with. We enjoy being associated with such a positive website like The Update. “Thanks again, Ian, for your support!!!” Ken and Heather Clark, Xtreme Fitness SJI

The ads start right under the much-read San Juan Calendar, and are rotated every page load...

Thanks for dropping by this page…good to have you here. With over ten million unique visitors since 1997, and over 350,000 page views per month, the Update‘s a pretty cool way to get the word out to the island’s 8,000 residents.

See those ads immediately to the left of this sentence?

Here, and on the other pages of this newsletter, it’s cool to have your ad appear on every page, and always randomized. The San Juan Island Update is the island’s insider news source that’s been going since 1997.

The cost of an ad includes consulting with you about how the Updateworks and designing an ad that will work for you.

Your ad is always next to the stories people are reading....

Why advertise here?

Great Audience The Update delivers an attractive audience in our market. Update readers users are more likely to experience heavy internet exposure in a given month. Your ad here puts you in front of consumers with the desire and means to buy your products and services.

Flexible Programs Let us build a customized promotional program to meet your objectives, whether you want to drive people to your website or get them into your store. We’ll tailor a marketing plan to your goals and stay within your budget.

We’re Easy To Do Business With Want to make a great-looking ad? Our designers will develop the creative way that the world will find you. With us you get efficient and superior service at affordable rates.

Affordable Advertising Internet advertising is cost effective and rivals the power of traditional media.

Call Tim today at 360-317-4095, or drop a line to editor (at) sanjuan update . com*. Get your message in front of nearly 3,000 people tomorrow. They’ll tell all the rest of the people on the island, so you got it covered.

*We write it like that so spammers & e-mail harvesters have a tougher time getting our e-mail. We’ll take care of you like that, too.

What people say:

We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the ad you set us up with. We have had many members tell us that they first heard about our gym through your site. And since we cleverly have such a long web address, we often find it easier to direct people to The Update and tell them to simply click on the Xtreme Fitness button ad which will take them right to our site.

We have been extremely busy, and appreciate the ease and convenience of having you design the ad for us…especially the changes we requested to reflect our open house dates. We also enjoy being associated with such a positive website like The Update. Thanks again, Ian, for your support!

Ken and Heather Clark Xtreme Fitness SJI


I just thought I’d drop you a line to tell you how much we appreciate the great visibility we get from our ad on the San Juan Update web page. I know that it’s the first place I go when I turn on my computer.

When I learned the number of hits that Friday Harbor Labs’ ad on the Update had in a 3 week period, I was amazed. Since one of our interests is getting the word out on what’s happening at Friday Harbor Labs, as well as what courses and other opportunities are available, advertising on Update is proving to be a great investment with a terrific return on that investment.

Thanks again!


Bob Schwartzberg, former Director of Development University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories


We were just perusing the Internet, when Stephanie said “Let’s see what’s going on in Friday Harbor.” Wow, what a tremendous resource your site has become! It’s second only to living there. And for us “graduates”, a continuing reminder how wonderful life can be in the Islands. On behalf of a LOT of folks that check in often, many thanks for the excellent coverage!

Tom & Stephanie Gonser