Craft Site Medic's
Arts & Crafts Banner Exchange
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"No-No's" (common sense rules)
Any site attempting to falsely accumulate credits will be deleted.
Sites no longer displaying banners will be removed.
Html script code shall not be altered other than changes specified.
Sites with banners no longer accessible will be removed.
How to change your account information
Make sure any changes to your banner graphic are within specs.
To change your banner or other account information click edit
account. After entering your account name and password you will see a button that says "Edit
Account". Click on this button to change your account information. We will need
to re-verify any changes you make.
Maximize your banner promotion
Prominently display your exchange banner on your most popular pages: If all members
displayed their banners in a highly visible section of their most visited pages, everyone
Don't bury your banner!: The worst thing you can do is put the banner on a page with
ten other banners.
Monitor you "click thru" percentage: If people are not clicking on your banner,
perhaps you should redesign it. An average percentage of clicks is about 1%. Some great banners run
Spread the word!: Craft Site Medic's ambition is to make YOUR Arts & Crafts Banner
Exchange the premiere banner exchange serving artisans on the net. The more members we have, the
more exposure you get. Refer your online peers to us!
How to cancel your membership
To cancel your membership you will need to remove all banner exchange code from you
page(s). After removing the code you can delete your account by clicking Edit Account
and deleting your account information.
How to check your account statistics
To view your banner statistics, click Edit Account.
After entering account and password information, you will be able to see the various statistics
relative to your account.
Please Note: When you check your statistics,
you normally should not need to use the "update" button at
the bottom of the page.
By clicking this button, we presume you have made
some change to your account which requires our verification to become
effective. The result is that activity on your account (banner displays) is
suspended until we check it. Unless you are actually making a change, simply
back out of the page or close the window without updating having
checked your stats.
How to read the stats:
Banners Displayed on this Site: 1200
Credits Earned: 600
Credits Used: 500
Click Thrus to your Site: 6
Click Thru Percentage: 1.200%
The "Credits Earned" tells you how many additional banner exposures
have been earned based upon the number of banners your site has displayed. This
normally is a 2:1 ratio - one credit for every two displays.
The "Credits Used" tell you how many displays of your banner have
The "Click Thrus to your Site" tell you how many people clicked on
banner and visited your site.
The CT Percentage tells you what compares the number of displays to click
thrus. A click thru percentage of 1.00 means you received one visitor per
one hundred displays. The average "click thru" rate of banners
(all Internet advertising, not just crafts) is about 1%. If you have a
really good "attention getting" banner, you may approach 3-5%. If
your click thru rate is well under 1%, you might consider a different
Purchase additional banner
You have the
option of purchasing additional banners displays at any time during your
promotion. Many members do this during peak selling periods, or even if they
run into a "lull". The price is only $24.95 for a block of
25,000 additional displays. Orders can be made via PayPal on our Banner
Block Purchase. When ordering, please include your account name in the
"comments" section of the payment form.