Once you have
completed registration, you will be taken to the control webpage.
This shows a list of websites (if any) that you are thinking about
exchanging links with, plus various options in green boxes.
The fastest way to start adding links is to use the "FASTTRACK". Enter some keywords to search for similar web sites and click on "FIND WEBSITES". You will need to wait a bit while the system searches for these web sites. You then will be given a list of web sites where you can decide to send emails to some or all of these web sites to invite a mutual link.
At the bottom of the screen you can enter a specific web site address that you wish to exchange web crosslinks with the click on button "build a web crosslink NOW!".
This then takes you to a "Create and send an email"
web page. Here you will see an email message filled in for you
ready to send. You can change the email address, name, subject
and text before clicking on "Send email now" to cause
the email to be sent off. After the confirmation screen, you will
be taken to the contacts web page where you will see that this
1 contact (an email) has been recorded against the web site. Returning
to the control page, you will see the web site listed. Note that
the outbound link is set to remain effective for 30 days, giving
sufficient time to get conformation of an inbound link from the
other web site. If this confirmation is received, then you can
click on "update this link" to set the expiry to be
A slower method
but with more options is to click on "add a new outbound
link from by web site" in the green box. This takes you
to "Add outbound link" web page. Again you put in the
web site you are thinking of linking to. You have the option of
putting in anchor text - this is the text that will appear in
your new "useful sites" web page on your own web site,
which will be clickable and will click through the the web site.
Otherwise the web site itself will be shown as text and will be
clickable (hyperlink). An optional descriptive paragraph can be
entered - the text will appear to the right of the web site link,
and will not itself be clickable. You can select an expiry date
for the outbound link from non-effective, or some days or weeks
duration, or indefinite. Finally you can record the proposed web page
destination of the return link, i.e. where you want the other
web site to link to you. If left blank, it will assume the home
page of your web site.
registered details button will allow you to see your details
as entered on your registration form.
my registered details button will allow you to amend your
page will show one line for each web site you are thinking about
linking with. Each line has some options. Clicking on Update
this link will allow to amend existing link details. You can update the expiry date for a particular link to a certain date, or 'INDEFINITE' or 'NOT EFFECTIVE'. This expiry date is relevant when you come to create HTML code later on to put in to your useful links web page containing you outbound links to the other web sites.
on Contacts brings you to the contacts web page. This show
any existing contacts recorded, and you record a new contact within
the green box and click on Add new contact. You can also click
on "Create an email" to send out. You can also click
on Create and email on the control page.
You can click
on the green up and down arrows to change the order of the web sites
- this will change the order they are shown in the "useful
links" web page which cab be set up in Step 3 below.