FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
The site doesn’t
There are many versions of Internet Explorer as well as
other web browsers. If the site appears to be distorted,
click on the COMPABILITY VIEW button at
the top of the browser.
Does my site have to
be about images?
Your site should be about Images, Designs, Graphics, Templates,
Tubes, Clips, Logos, etc. offered paid or free, or related
with them in any way, or with some page related in any way
with them in order to be approved. In this last case the
URL to be registered should be the page focused to them.
Do sites from all over the world are
Yes, but the site title and description must be written in
English. Please at signing up use the direct URL of your site'
When I join the Topsites, is it necessary
to enter a banner URL?
This Topsites doesn’t use banners in the ranking, just
your site title and description text, so you can leave it
blank. All banners that you see in the site are paid (Click
on "Advertise with US" at the site upper menu to
know benefices and details).
When would my site be “active” on the ranking to start to go up?
Once your site is approved to be in the ranking, it become
active after you have added in its home page the HTML button
code sent to the email address you used for registration,
uploaded the site changes and clicked once on the personalized
I got an error message when entered the Verification Text?
Carefully enter numbers and letters in the same order and exactly as they are. If you get an error message, refresh (reload) the page in order to reset it. Enter again your data and try this time with the new verification text displayed
I registered a site but I don’t
find it listed at the ranking?
We recommend to look for it carefully reaching the bottom
because the ranking is long. It may even has several pages.
Also remember that all sites will be revised before approbation
according to that we have indicated into the first two questions
of this section.
We also reserve the right to delete any site that has been
inactive for a log time having zero hits. This is mainly because
you have not inserted the button on the site home page to
monitor and count the site hits, so we strongly suggest to
What about email privacy?
When signing up you must provide us your valid and actual
email address that you are able to check due you will receive
important instructions of how to get the most from having
a free text ad in our listing. We assure you that your email
address will not be shared with either sold to third parties
in any way. However when signing up you accept that we eventually
we could send you some information about the Topsites itself
or any other topic that we consider will be of your interest.
What is the ID?
Your ID is the correlative number that our system assigned
to your site when you made the registration and which identifies
it for all the tasks you want to do with your free text ad.
I don’t know how to get the ID?
The easiest way to know your ID is to put the mouse arrow
over your personalized button you have already added to your
If you haven’t added the button yet, look for your site
title in the listing and put the mouse arrow over it.
In both cases a linking URL similar to this one:
will be showed at the bottom bar of your browser window. This
is your linking URL and the number that appears at the end
of that URL is your ID; In the above sample, the ID is 35.
Other way to know your ID is clicking on the “Search”
button at the upper menu of the listing and entering your
site name or title. The site ID, URL and other data will be
You can also get your ID clicking over the five squares that
are at the right of your site text description. A new window
will be opened with your ID number and other data of your
Is it really necessary to add the Commercial-Images
button on my site?
Yes, it’s needed as a condition to have your site listed
as a free advertisement.
Besides, it is a tracking button which allows to count the
visits it produces from the page where it was inserted making
your site going up in the listing which means better position
and better visit chances to your site from other visitors
of the guide
Why is the button personalized?
The button is personalized because it is associated with your
ID which is unique in our system.
A sample of this button is:
What is HTML?
The HTML is the code used for web editing that has the script
commands to show your personalized button once added in your
An example of HTML is:
Where may I get my personalized HTML?
This HTML was sent to the email address you used for registration
at the same moment you did it.
But other way to get it once again is clicking on the “Lost
Code” button found on the upper menu and entering
your ID number.
How to add the personalized button
in my site?
Copy on the clipboard the complete HTML code and paste it
in the appropriate place of your site code.
If you use Dreamweaver© or a similar web editing program,
these instructions could be very useful for you:
Open the home page with your web editing program.
Put the cursor in the middle of the place where the button
will be added.
Right click mouse and look for the “insert HTML”
Click on it and a page note will open, if it already has these
symbols < >, delete them.
Paste the code on it and hit enter.
Save page changes and upload the new page to the server replacing
the old one.
But if above instructions are hard for you, it’s strongly
recommended you request your webmaster to do this task.
You may also insert the button just as an image linked to
the URL ID as explained below.
Why when I added the HTML only a script
This happens when the HTML is inserted as a text instead of
as a HTML code. You must add it just using the “insert
HTML” tool of your web editing program.
Why when I added the HTML just an
X was showed?
This is due mainly for two reasons:
The HTML was copied and/or pasted wrongly,
Our Topsites is momentarily down.
How to insert the button as an image
linked to my URL ID?
If you want your site to climb up in the listing and can't
add the HTML code, you should add the above button sample
(save it in your PC) in your site and link it to the URL ID
where XXXX is the ID of your site in our system).
You may see your URL ID at the automatic email we sent you
with the HTML code when you signed up.
Insert the linked image in your more visited page of your
site (Usually the Home Page) in order to get better positions
in the listing.
Once it is added, please click on it in order to activate
your ID in our system and start to climb.
How to go up in the ranking?
The best and honest way to go up in the ranking is to insert
your personalized button in as many site pages as you can
besides the home page. This way, all enters that each of these
pages has will be counted by our Topsites making your site
to go up. Besides, there are more chances that your visitors
click on your button adding votes to your site counter.
What about cheating clicks?
We really have many forms to detect cheated clicks and any
site that is found using this indecent practice will be immediately
deleted from the ranking. So please, don’t try it
What if I forgot the
Password entered when registration was made?
Just click on the “Lost
Password” button, introduce your ID and submit. A link
will be sent instantly to the email you used for registration.
Click on it and enter a new password. It will be active immediately.
ISP´s block emails with this kind of links. If you don’t
receive the email, please contact us for helping you
CHANGING THE SITE DATA
I want to change the data entered in my initial
You can change your site data and email address as many times
as you want. Just click on the “Edit Member
Info” and enter your ID and Password. Make
the changes you wish in the form and enter once again your
current Password or a new one if you also want to change it.
reserve the right to change and/or edit your site url, title
May I change the URL?
No, the URL you entered in can’t be changed; however
you can make a new registration for the new URL you wish to
If you register a new URL, you must add to its home page the
HTML button code you will receive by email so it can receive
and count the votes when somebody clicked on it.
Does this Topsites have statistical
information about the registered sites?
You can find statistics of all the sites by clicking on the
five little squares located at the right of each site description
text. These squares are filled from 1 to 5 according to the
rate average of the site.
Once into the stats page you will find a lot of data within
the last five days, classified into 6 parameters:
Unique Hits In
Total Hits In
Unique Hits Out
Total Hits Out
allowing you to have a traffic view of your site or any other
RATE AND REVIEW THIS
What it is the purpose of this section?
In this section Topsites visitors can rate your site from
1 to 5 which will be reflected in the color of the 5 squares
besides your site description text in the ranking.
Visitors can also write and insert its own commentary as a
review of the site visited. We ask site owners not to rate
their sites or to write reviews by themselves.
We reserved the right to edit and/or delete any comment with
bad or offensive intentions.
Do you accept link swapping?
You can add your site link in our Topsites for free clicking
on the “Join” button and no reciprocal
linking is requested. However, if you wish to have our link
in your site please click on the “Link Us”
where you will find all the necessary info to do it. Besides,
we would be very grateful.
What if I want to have a banner in this Topsites?
Although to have your site title and description text listed
in the ranking is a free advertisement, to have a banner is
optional and paid. And that is how we can maintain the Topsites
up in the web!!!
Please click on the “Advertise with Us”
button of the top menu to get full information about the advantages
of having a banner on this Topsites.
I have another question that isn´t
If you have any other question or doubt which is not
answered in this section, feel
free to email us.