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Home / FAQ / Sponsored Sites


General

What are "Sponsored Sites"?
How are they different from regular listings?
How will it affect a regular listing?

Ordering

How much does it cost?
Where can I order one?
How long does it take to order?
Where can I read the terms of service?

Listing Requirements

Can anyone order one?
Are there any minimum requirements?
Are there sites you will not list?
Does my site need to already be listed?

Placement of Listing

Can I list my site in any category?
Can I list my site in multiple categories?
Will my listing appear in sub categories?
How are the sponsored sites ranked?

Appearance of Listing

Who determines my site's listing title?
Who determines my site's description?
How long can my site title and description be?
Can I make my site's listing bold?
How long will my listing last?

Editing A Listing

Can I edit my site's listing title?
Can I edit my site's description?

Listing Statistics

What kind of statistics do you provide?
Where can I access my statistics?
What is ROI tracking?

Payment

What method of payments do you accept?
Is my payment info secure?
Can I get a refund?
Can I mail you a check?
Do you accept any form of barter?
Can I get a discount?
Who do I contact for billing questions?


General

What are "Sponsored Sites"?

Sponsored sites are sites that have paid Top10Links a fee in exchange for being listed in the "Sponsored Sites" section on many of our pages.

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How are they different from regular listings?

The owners of the sites in our regular listings have not paid a fee to Top10LInks to be listed or for a particular ranking.

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How will it effect a regular listing?

Adding a sponsored site will have no effect on a regular listing if it is already listed in our directory.

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Ordering

How much does it cost?
Sponsored site listings are sold at $5.00 CPM with a minimum of 5,000 impressions which is $25.

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Where can I order one?
To view available options and order one for your site, log into your account. If you have not yet created an account, you may do so for free by clicking here.

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How long does it take to order?
Most sponsored site listings will become active within 1 to 3 business days of us having verified your payment has been accepted.

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Where can I read the terms of service?
You can read the terms of service for our sponsored site listings by clicking here.

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Listing Requirements


Can anyone order one?
To order a sponsored site listing, you must create a free account if you have not already and be the owner or employee of the site being submitted.

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Are there any minimum requirements?
Yes, your site must comply with our minimum site requirements.

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Are there sites you will not list?
Yes, we currently do not list any sites containing adult or illegal material. If in doubt, please contact us before you order with your site's URL and we will let you know if your site is acceptable for a sponsored site listing.

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Does my site need to be already listed?
No, but it must comply with our minimum site requirements.

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Placement of Listing


Can I list my site in any category?
No, the category you choose must be related to your site's content. If you are not sure which of our categories relates to your site the most, please contact us before you order and we will assist you in choosing a category.

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Can I list my site in multiple categories?
Yes, so long as the multiple categories are related to your site's content.

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Will my listing appear in sub-categories?
If you choose a category that contains sub-categories, your listing will always appear in the main category you choose and may appear in the categories below the one you have choosen - it depends on availability in the sub-categories.

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How are the sponsored sites ranked?
They are ranked in the order that they are entered.

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Appearance of Listing


Who determines my site's listing title?
The titles of sponsored sites are determined by Top10Links editors although we welcome you to suggest your site's title when you place your order. Normally our editors will use your company name, domain name or site name.

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Who determines my site's listing description?
The descriptions of sponsored sites are determined by Top10Links editors although we welcome you to suggest your site's description when you place your order. Normally our editors will create a short factual description of what your company/site does.

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How long can my site title & description be?
The length of the site title and description are determined by Top10Links editors. We normally try to keep the titles less than 3 words when possible and the descriptions no longer than one line. This enables us to provide succinct information to our visitors about your site as well as keep within our site's design.

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Can I make my site's listing bold?
Yes, when you order your sponsored site listing you will be given the opportunity to order your listing with bold typeface. There is a 15% surcharge to do this.

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How long will my listing last?
Since sponsored site listings are sold on a CPM basis, a sponsored site listing will last for as long as it takes to fulfill the number of impressions purchased. This can vary based on the popularity of the category in which the sponsored site listing was purchased in.

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Editing A Listing


Can I edit my site's listing title?
Sponsored site listing titles are determined by Top10Links editors. If you feel your site's listing title is factually incorrect or wish to change the capitalization of a couple of the letters, you may submit your request for a change though our contact form.

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Can I edit my site's description?
Sponsored site listing descriptions are determined by Top10Links editors. If you feel your site's description is factually incorrect or you have made changes to your site that make the current description no longer accurate, you may submit your request for a change though our contact form.

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Listing Statistics


What kind of statistics do you provide?
For your convienence, we provide the following statistics available online 24/7 in the account center.

Impressions: The number of pages that have loaded that contain your sponsored site.

Click Throughs: The number of times a click through has been recorded on your sponsored listing.

Click Through Ratio: Total click throughs divided by total impressions.

ROI: If you choose to use this free tool, we will track, record and display the number of click throughs that actually resulted in a purchase or registration at your site.

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Where can I access my statistics?
You can access the statistics by logging into your account and clicking the statistics link. To login click the "Login" link at the bottom of any page on our site.

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What is ROI tracking?
ROI tracking is a free optional tool we offer to help you determine if the click throughs that are coming from our site are converting into customers or registrations or whatever you are trying to do.

It works by you adding a special line of code we provide in the account center on the page of your site that people get sent to after ordering or registering or inquiring.

When a visitor on your site loads that page, we record the visitors details. If the details match with the details of one of our visitors that clicked on your link, we display it otherwise we ignore it.

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Payment


What methods of payment do you accept?
We use the secure online payment processing services of PayPal. PayPal accepts all major credit cards or you can pay with your checking account number.

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Is my payment info secure?
Yes, Top10Links uses the online payment processing services of PayPal which uses industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to help ensure security for your online orders. SSL is a protocol for securing data transmission in commercial transactions on the Internet. All credit card and checking account numbers and order information are protected by SSL technology.

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Can I get a refund?
Once you submit your payment information online, you are NOT eligible for a refund. This as well as other terms and conditions to ordering a sponsored site listing are specified in our terms of service which must be read and agreed to before you may place your order.

If you are not satisfied with your campaigns performance, you may contact us and request that any remaining balance be applied to a different sponsored site campaign or an advertising campaign so long as the remaining balance meets our $25 minimum order requirements.

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Can I mail you a check?
Currently we do not accept any payments by mail. You may however provide your checking account number online through our payment processor, PayPal, and the fee will be deducted from your checking account.

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Do you accept any form of barter?
We do not accept any form of barter (links, banners, services, products, etc...) in exchange for a sponsored site listing.

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Can I get a discount?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any discounts on the sponsored site listings. Ocassionally we offer existing customers discounts on other services. Notices of these would appear in your account center.

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Who do I contact for billing questions?
You may contact us by clicking the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

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