Why Advertise with Barbara's Beat? We provide online brand awareness and top online visibility for businesses and mom and pop shops at an affordable price. 

PRIME TOP Sidebar 150x150 ads: $50 per month or 3 months for $125. 

We may negotiate other options. 

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Since April of 2009, Barbara's Beat has been blogging about family issues;
helping moms find deals;  find coupons and resources to save money and make life easier; win giveaways; and learn about consumer issues.

We also promote MOMtrepreneurs and DADtrepreneurs.

With three grandkids, a niece and a nephew, we run the gamut from little girl parties, princesses, balls and Barbies; baby items; toddler items; to going four-wheeling, playing sports, and going hunting.

Barbara's profile

Grandma of three: boy 16, boy 13, girl 7. Aunt of two; a 3-year-old girl and 1-year-old boy.
Married 38 years, wife of a retired First Sgt. in the US Army. We served 4 tours in Germany.

I’m 55 and medically retired in 2004 because of chronic pain, and failed operations. I have more bad days than I do good ones, and Barbara's Beat is the only thing that helps keep my mind active when I can do it.


We offer honest, valuable product reviews and giveaways on Barbara's Beat as a mutual benefit to your company, by bringing attention to your products or services, while providing a service to our readers learning about products as well as winning them.

When we do a review, we use hi-res photos you provide, as well as take our own with the product in use if possible. We also use information about the product that you provide, as well as our own information about the product.

We do provide some links to your media, such as Twitter, Etsy, Pinterest, Instagram, Bloglovin', and Facebook in a review. However, when another product is offered by your company for a giveaway as well, not only do we do a review post, but a Rafflecopter giveaway.

On the Rafflecopter, we select things for the readers to do, like join or follow different media of yours for entries. They also do and follow Barbara's Beat for entries. They may choose which things they wish to do depending on how bad they want to win the item. The more they do, the more chances they have to win.

When the end date arrives, Rafflecopter draws a winner, and we send it to you with the winner's information and you send their prize ASAP.

We must advise you we do all of our posts no-follow. That is to keep Google happy with us and with you. If this is something that doesn't make you happy, then I'm sorry, but we will not change our policy for any reason.  

At this time, we always use Rafflecopter.
We always use pics - yours and ours.
We always link the products to the sponsor’s site.
We always send a link to the sponsor when we post the review/giveaway.
We always use all the sponsor’s media – Twitter, YouTube, Etsy, Pinterest, etc. 
We always have our posts – all posts - sent out two ways - by RSS and email subscribers.
We always have our posts automatically sent to Twitter and FB. 
We also post the giveaway links on our Pinterest boards such as Giveaways Galore. 
We always try to post the links on our sponsor’s FB page.                           

Statistics Summary for

There are 85,365 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than Barbara. Visitors to this site spend approximately 66 seconds per day on the site and 33 seconds per pageview. The site is located in the US. While this site is ranked 17,521 in the US, where approximately 100%

of its visitors are located, Barbara's Beat has a relatively good traffic rank in the city of Charlotte.


1,305 Sites Linking In

85,365  Alexa

Audience Snapshot

Based on internet averages, is visited more frequently by females who are in the age range 25-34, have children, have no college education and browse this site from home.
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Teen mother; Army wife of 23 years; reporter; self taught in everything I've done 1974present
The school of life

Updated 07/15/14

Blog Statistics

3 Google PageRank
66 Klout


22,826  Facebook Fans on Barbara's Beat 

18625 Pinterest

17,585 on @blp3

4,972   Google+ 

4311 Facebook friends on Barbara Platt 

4041 on @barbarasbeat

2884 Bloglovin'

2497 GFC

2052 Feedburner

2395 YouTube

2512 Instagram

2296 Feedcat

1,353 LinkedIn

1038 Networked Blogs

706 Linky Followers

540 followers on Reclip.It

238 followers / 69 Influence  SVERVE 

77 friends on Clipix


Google Analytics 


4,954 May
11,917 June
15,852 July
13,043 August
11,224 Sept.
16,887 Oct.
43,974 Nov. 2012
36,369 Dec. 2012 was hacked
27,287 Jan. 2013
27,187 Feb. 2013
30793 March 2013
29,890 April 2013
39,392 May 2013
36,400 June 2013
45,126 July 2013
55,377 Aug. 2013
49,001 Sept. 2013
51,229 Oct. 2013 
45,879 NOV 2013 
37,339 Dec 2013 extended hospital stay
21,686 Jan 2014 hospital stay continued into the New Year
27,891 Feb. 2014 
31,298 March 2014
29,241 April 2014
39,436 May 2014
28,005 June 2014 
16,818 July 2014

2,035 May
5,160 June
6,459 July
5,025 August
4,892 Sept.
7,433 Oct.
12,874 Nov. 2012
11,513 Dec. 2012 was hacked
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8256 March, 2013 
7,741 April 2013
11,535  May 2013
9,611 June 2013
9,862 July 2013
9,074 Aug. 2013
8,964 Sept. 2013
9,074 Oct. 2013
9,994 NOV 2013
8,862 Dec 2013 extended hospital stay
6,681 Jan 2014  hospital stay continued into the New Year
6,920 Feb 2014
7,711  March 2014
7,429 April 2014
8,569 May 2014
5,880 June 2014
3,634 July 2014  


8,093 in Dec. 2011
6386 in Jan 2012 
7370 in Feb 2012
6408 in March 2012
6375 in April 2012
7,363 in May 2012
7050 in June 2012
9,391 in July 2012
9,487 August 2012
7429 Sept. 2012
11,920 Oct. 2012
18,196 Nov. 2012
15,207 Dec. 2012 was hacked
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15038  May 2013
12404 June 2013  
13406 July 2013 
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14832 Sept. 2013
14315 Oct. 2013 
14078 NOV 2013 
12265 Dec 2013 extended hospital stay
8801 Jan 2014 hospital stay continued into the New Year
9834 Feb 2014
10427 March 2014
11129 April 2014
14384 May 2014
9218 June 2014 
4410 July 2014


13,729 in Dec. 2011
9939 in Jan 2012
6386 in Feb 2012
10,211 in March 2012
11,031 in April 2012
12,721 in May 2012
11,858 in June 2012
15,541 in July 2012
16,061 August 2012
12001 Sept. 2012
18,168 Oct. 2012
25,076 Nov. 2012
20,537 Dec. 2012 was hacked
14,370 Jan. 2013
14,112 Feb 2013
15,681 March 2013 
15,577 April 2013
21284 May 2013
18904 June 2013
22718 July 2013 
28320 Aug, 2013
25033 Sept. 2013 
25833 Oct. 2013
22810 Nov 2013
18966 Dec 2013 extended hospital stay
11404 Jan 2014 hospital stay continued into the New Year
14292 Feb 2014
15271 March 2014
15585 April 2014
21082 May 2014 
14438 June 2014
6,954 July 2014

mozRank is 4.65
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By Facebook, Aug 27, 2013

It’s now Easier to Administer Promotions on Facebook

We’ve updated our Pages Terms in order to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to create and administer promotions on Facebook. Here’s what Page administrators need to know:

We’ve removed the requirement that promotions on Facebook only be administered through apps
Now, promotions may be administered on Page Timelines and in apps on Facebook. For example, businesses can now:
  • Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page post
  • Collect entries by having users message the Page
  • Utilize likes as a voting mechanism
As before, however, businesses cannot administer promotions on personal Timelines.
Accurate tagging is required in promotions
In order to maintain the accuracy of Page content, our Pages Terms now prohibit Pages from tagging or encouraging people to tag themselves in content that they are not actually depicted in. So, for instance:
  • It’s OK to ask people to submit names of a new product in exchange for a chance to win a prize
  • It’s not OK to ask people tag themselves in pictures of a new product in exchange for a chance to win a prize
We hope these updates will enable more businesses to use Facebook to launch their promotions. For more information regarding the changes to our promotions policies, check out our downloadable Promotion Guidelines, which include FAQs and best practices for running promotions through Facebook. --

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