Greetings fellow Aardvark Top Site List enthusiasts!
Below is a message that I planned to post on another board, announcing the new banner exchange I opened.
It has been created for people who probably do NOT understand what a TSL is, never mind how it actually works. I'd appreciate YOUR feedback on this so I can make some changes to it that will no doubt be needed.
I wrote it to go in the forum for the banner exchange software that I bought, but that forum had a problem.
It was meant to be fun and interesting to read, but I may want to use some of it for a press release also.
Here we go!
I am VERY proud to make an announcement here...
A brand NEW banner exchange for ONLY kid-safe web sites in the USA has just now opened its doors!
American Banner Exchange
Please come take a look to give us some feedback!
We are proud to be using BannerPlus Pro and have plans to quickly upgrade to BannerPlus Gold (US $250.00) ASAP.
What makes this banner exchange VERY powerful is it was designed from ground up to launch with a State of the Art USA Top Site List at the SAME TIME!
Top Sites of America Web Sites List
American Banner Exchange ads will be shown down at bottom of every page on this new XHTML site!
I'm still putting some of the finishing touches on a few things, but it should be off to a FAST running start by the time most of you read this.
Both of these 2 new sites will make the other one Even MORE Effective! I will now predict, within 1 year from today, these 2 sites will get MILLIONS of 468x60 banner ad and 88x31 button exposures between them. Does that sound amazing?
To be blunt on this, I say it'll be a SLAM DUNK!
Here's some verifiable PROOF to back up my claim:
Top North + South Carolina Web Sites List
The above site was mostly promoted by this site:
Carolina Banner Exchange
You still with me so far? Good! Now, go see:
Total statistics for Top Carolina Web Sites List
From the above link, look in far right Overall column for Total PVs (Total Page Views). At the time of this message, it currently shows there's been 1,994,878 page views from 133 members in just over a year. By the time most read this, I'm confident that # will be well over 2 MILLION!
It is NOW going up by 20+ THOUSAND PVs every day!
And, the amazing part is, that's ONLY traffic from just the Carolinas! Going nationwide, the combination of these 2 NEW sites will become 25X MORE Powerful - All 50 USA States instead of TWO!
How does the American Banner Exchange tie into this? It will bring visitors to your site that have NO idea what that button that says Top Sites of America means. Just out of curiosity, they will click on it to see what it means. When they do so, your site Earns a VOTE, which will move your site up even higher on the list!
Anybody want to place a friendly wage against me?
Millions of exposures? No way that CAN'T happen!
Of course, this won't happen overnight. But, it WILL happen - even faster than *I* think it will.
Once a popular Topsite List has reached what I often call "Critical Mass", it begins to promote itself AUTOMATICALLY! How? The open-source PHP software I'm already using for 3 other sites now (Aardvark PHP Topsite 5.1.2) was designed to use All Google-Friendly Links! NO need for site ID names or numbers, which can only muck things up.
Want to call my bluff? Assuming you are in the USA, come and sign up for both American Banner Exchange and the Top Sites of America Web Sites List. Both sites are using ideal domain names!
HINT: There are definite advantages to signing up early! For example, the tie-breaking factor.
Add the Top Sites List of American HTML fragment somewhere on your home page. This will display an 88x31 button. Every time it's clicked on, your site earns 1 vote. The more votes you get, the higher up on the list your site will move!
The higher up on the list your site moves, the more traffic FROM the list your site will get!
When your site is among the top 25 on the first page, you will be able to display a special 1-25 button, instead of the generic one for 26+ sites!
If you can manage to stay on that first page, the more Google PR (Page Rank) your site earns. And, as you probably already know, the more PR your site earns, the higher your Google ranking!
Naturally, some webmasters just won't GET IT. They will join, but will bury their voting button on a seldom seen Links page or worse. The less visitors to their site that get to see the voting button, the less votes their site will get. The less votes they get, the lower on the list they go. And, of course, the less traffic they get.
My 3 existing top sites have a PR of 5, 5 and 6! My web design site fluctuates between a 5 and a 6 - depending on how many new web sites I have started recently (very high 5 OR very low 6).
Actually, this is just a good example of the power of building an online community. In this case, all kid-safe sites located in the United States.
I have probably said more than enough, but I did want to go on the record making what sounds like an extraordinary claim for 2 brand new web sites.
It's going to be FUN and I hope YOU come along for the ride. This HAS been planned for YEARS!
My apology to ALL webmasters not located in USA or sites that now have ANY questionable content. I'm sorry, but you will NOT be allowed to participate. I'm afraid this also includes other top site lists with overseas web sites. What we are looking for is ONLY sites with kid-safe USA content! Actually, that's a pretty easy requirement.
In any event, thanks for your time to read this and please wish us GOOD LUCK!
Well, what do YOU think of this?