Top 100 Site List Terms of Service and Frequently Asked Questions:
PlanetCartoonist.com retains the right
to edit and/or remove any URL listed on any of our Top 100 Site
Lists. Sites are allowed to list here provided they place their
Top 100 Site code on their HOME page. Failure to do so will result
in removal of the URL and link from the Top 100 Sites list. By
placing your Top 100 List code on more pages, sites incrementally
improve the odds that your ranking on the list will improve.
There are two ways for your site to register "votes":
First, a lick on your Top 100 Site graphic means a vote for YOUR
web site. Secondly, when someone clicks on your listing or graphic
on a Top 100 Site List, that too is a vote for your site. To
prevent "ballot stuffing", only one vote per site is
allowed for any given IP within one 24 hour period. Sites not
receiving hits will be removed from the Top 100 Sites list. Only
the graphic links for the Top 25 sites of the moment will be
displayed. Want your logo to appear? Then add the Top 100 Sites
graphic to more of your web pages to encourage more votes --
and escalate your position into the Top 25. Sites are ranked
by their total number of hits. We're serious about these rules,
gang. Need tech support for these lists?
TopSiteLists provides an excellent online FAQ area. Go
here for answers.
back to PlanetCartoonist.com:
Sites listed on the Top 100 List must post their PlanetCartoonist.com
link graphic on their HOME page. Sites not doing so will
be removed from the List. This code must be cut and pasted into
your web page EXACTLY as it is written. Inserting incorrect code
will keep your site from being credited with votes.
3: Vote Tallying:
Votes are attributed to your site in two ways. When a person
comes into your site and clicks on the PlanetCartoonist.com Top
100 Site List graphic, that is a vote for your site. Similarly,
when a person is browsing the list and clicks on your site graphic
or textual link, that too is a vote for your site. We also IP
match -- disbaling people from being able to vote more than one
time for one site ina given 24 hour period.
Due to limited resources, PlanetCartoonist.com CANNOT provide
technical support for these Top 100 Site lists. However, Topsitelists.com
does provide excellent online tech support. You can always reach
this area from PlanetCartoonist.com -- and the direct URL is
At present, we are hoping individual users will exercise restraint
when siging up on these lists. We would like to encourage quality
on these lists over quantity. Please try to ONLY sign up for
a list that truly does apply to you -- and avoid the temptation
to add your name to a number of lists just for the sake of doing
so. We really do not want to have to police the lists, but we
will -- and remove sites abusing our rather open door policy.
The rule of thumb here is to "be cool".
6: Your Account:
To once again obtain your link code, go to PlanetCartoonist.com,
click on your list, then scroll towards the bottom to find an
edit hyperlink. You will then be prompted to enter your ID# (your
number appears on your List link) and your password.
It is important for you to understand that when you click a PlanetCartoonist.com
Top 100 Sites graphic icon, you are then sent to the TopSiteLists.com
server -- and you're in their hands. While PlanetCartoonist.com
has created these lists as a way to send additional traffic to
both PlanetCartoonist.com and the sites incorporated on each
list, PlanetCartoonist.com takes no responsibility for technical
problems on the TopSiteLists.com server(s). In the very unlikely
event that the TopSiteLists.com server(s) crash and lose some
or all of the data stored on the PlanetCartoonist.com Top Site
Lists, this is entirely beyond the control of PlanetCartoonist.com.
If such an unlikely scenario were to occur, previous PlanetCartoonist.com
Top 100 List members would have the option to re-submit to any
new lists established by PlanetCartoonist.com on a first come,
first served basis, with no preferential treatment being given
to their listings, or reinstitution of any retroactive votes.
Simply stated, of TopSiteLists.com loses these lists, everyone
starts over -- including PlanetCartoonist.com.
8: How do
YOU benefit from inclusion on these lists?
The concept is frightfully simple: Sites incorporated on a PlanetCartoonist.com
Top 100 Site list derive traffic from web surfers who browse
the Lists, and PlanetCartoonist.com also receives benefit when
those listed sites link to PlanetCartoonist.com. When everyone
plays by the rules, it's a win/win situation. We are delighted
that some sites listed are reporting as high as a 1500% increase
in their site traffic -- and this is precisely what the lists
are all about.
9: How do
YOU increase your site traffic by using PlanetCartoonist.com?
Be creative. The more pages you add your vote graphic to, the
more votes you'll receive. You can even send emails to friends
and colleagues instructing them to visit a page in your site
where you publish the PlanetCartoonist.com graphic and then ask
them to click on it to "vote" for your site. Take a
look at what Randy Glasbergen
does does to encourage votes on his site. This is very successful
for him -- and keeps his site at the top of the PlanetCartoonist
Top 100 Cartooning Sites List.
10: My graphic
doesn't appear! Why?
ONLY the top 25 sites at any one time appear on any one list.
Loading 100 graphics at once would be a cgi-based nightmare,
and would cause web surfers to twiddle their thumbs. Additionally,
the Top 20 banner rule encourages sites to actively promote their
listing. Wanna see your site rise in the ratings? Agressively
promote it (see #9).
11: Are there
limits on the size of my banner?
A normal banner is 72dpi and 468pixels wide by 60pixels deep.
That's ideal. If you keep to that (general) size, it's fine.
Any huge or slow-loading graphic will be removed from the site.
Unforunately, the ONLY way to improve the load speed of the lists
is if each each cartooonist or illustrator creates and posts
the smallest, fastest-loadiing banner they possibly can.
12: If my
site is to be removed from the List, will I be notified in advance?
Probably not. We have 800 sites on these lists, and it requires
time to manage them. We have established these very easy to follow
rules which we hope each site will follow. When the rules are
broken, we'll modify your site listing or remove it -- and even
that takes way too much time. Therefore, DO NOT count on an advance
email from us! Follow the rules and no problems, break 'em and
we have no other recourse than to regretfully remove your site.
If you don't agree with our policies, we encourage you to initiate
your own list with TopSiteLists.com. You may remove your site
from the PlanetCartoonist.com Top 100 Site Lists at any time.
browser should I use to view the List?
Internet Explorer works best because the browser allows one to
view banners and gifs AS they pop up individually. Netscape is
much slower as it requires that ALL images and gifs load before
it reveals the listing page.
Again, thanks for taking
part in the unique PlanetCartoonist.com Top 100 Site List Program.