Faq's (Frequently Asked Questions) for the CraftSiteLinkExchange.com
(Last Update on April 9th, 2009)
- What is CraftSiteLinkExchange.com?
Craft Site Link Exchange is a link exchange program which allows members to link to many other (We hope 100's in the near future, we are still new) Craft related web sites in one quick method! Once you become a member you will be added a list of Craft related web sites which will be mailed out once a month to all members. Once these members update their Links page, your link will be listed along with all members of the program.
- How much does it cost?
Craft Site Link Exchange is provided by a professional, and who is "Competent Internet Marketer" (CIM) certified professional. The Craft site link exchange program is free to use by anyone who becomes a member. And, has a Craft related web site of course.
- Is CraftSiteLinkExchange.com a “Link Farm”?
No, CraftSiteLinkExchange.com is a links management program which offers you the chance to exchange links with other members. We take great pride in making sure that Craft Site Link Exchange is a useful tool and to find high quality Craft related sites. Link Farms just fill a site with non-relevant, off-topic, links! This site is for the Craft community period! Any non-Craft related site will be "Banned" by us! Yes, we can easily block their usage from this program by their IP address.
- Can I be penalized by search engines for using your service?
No. CraftSiteLinkExchange.com simply facilitates the process of exchanging links among its members. Using our services is no different than manually exchanging links.
- Are there any types of web sites you do not allow?
We do not allow web sites that offer services similar to our own, Link Farms, Online Pharmacies, web sites containing pornography, racist information or illegal content. Only Craft related, relevant, sites will be accepted.
- Does CraftSiteLinkExchange.com accept non-English web sites?
Yes, we do. But your link title and description must be in English.
- What if my web site is not indexed yet by Google?
Once linked with our program, you're sure to be linked eventually. This is one of the benefits of the program.
- Do I need to upload any special script on my server?
No, you do not need to upload any special script on your server. However, you must have a "Links" page within 1 or 2 clicks away from your main page. And you must have access to any method which allows you to update your "Links" page each month with the updated Crafts Sites file you will receive each month via email.
- Can you show me an example of a web site that has your "LinkList" live?
Visit http://TinasDreamCatchers.com and scroll all the way to the bottom of her main page. You will see a link labeled "More Craft Related Sites From the Craft Site Link Exchange", simply click on the link to see how this web administrator has added the "LinkList.html" on to their site... as you can see it fits perfectly into her design. This was done with a simple cut-n-paste... No extra coding was needed.
- After Signup what should I do?
Login to your account and make sure your information is correct. We must have all the required information. Once your site is reviewed and accepted you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to cut-n-paste the Link information into your site.
- Can I submit more than one web site?
Yes, you can add as many web sites as you want however each site will require a separate account. This is done to prevent anyone person from manipulating the program.
- Can I delete my CraftSiteLinkExchange.com membership?
Sure, but why would you want too? But if you should, just go to the "Contacts" page and send us your account name and relevant information and we will delete your membership.
- How do I edit my account or web site information?
Login to your account and then go to "Edit my information".
- How do I know my link is on all these other sites?
No worries... We do that for you. We have an automatic "Robot" that looks for a particular code in the "html" file that we send out each month. This code changes each month so, if a site has not updated their "Links" page we will manually check it. If the site is not updated we will attempt to contact the member and ask that it be updated ASAP. If they do not comply with the request we will delete their account and they will be removed from the program.
- I'm going on vacation, how can I stop from being deleted from the program?
If you're going to be away for an extended period (over 8 weeks) please contact us so we know the reason for missing an important update.
- I have discovered a member cheating the system, what shall I do?
Please contact us immediately and we will remove that member from the system.
- How can I help CraftSiteLinkExchange.com?
You can help us with reciprocal links on your Index or Homepage or by spreading the word about CraftSiteLinkExchange.com on forums and blogs. Also, if you have any ideas how to make CraftSiteLinkExchange.com better and more convenient, feel free to send your suggestions to our team.