Top web sites are site lists focused around a common topic, for example clip art, pets, music etc. Sites on these lists are ranked in order of “votes” – the site that gets voted most gets the top place, the site that gets the 2nd biggest amount of votes gets the second place and so on. The voting system is simple; each top web site member places a link back to the top web site on his site and for each visitor that clicks the link, the site gets one vote.
WHAT ARE TOP WEB SITES?
It’s a links site, that ranks member’s sites by the amount of traffic they send in. They usually rank a list of the top 10 – 100 sites focused around a common topic, for example health, business, music etc. The sites on these lists are ranked in order of “votes” – or referrers. The top referrers get one banner of theirs listed free of charge, in the top web sites section. The top web sites have three common areas:
- The Index: that’s the actual list of sites ordered by hits in
- The Sign up and Login page, where webmasters add their sites, modify setting and view stats
- The Enter page.
Some top web sites have gateway pages in order to protect themselves from cheating. In order to generate votes, each top web site’s member places a link back to the top web site on his web site, and every time one of his visitors clicks over that link, he gets one vote. The more votes he gets, the better his position will be on the top web sites list. The site that gets voted most gets the top place, the site that gets the 2nd biggest amount of votes gets the second place and so on. Obviously, most of the traffic that goes to the top web sites pages, go to the high ranking sites, although some of the lower-ranking ones can also get a reasonable share. And the top web sites pages get traffic through the voting system, so everybody gets more traffic. Top web site lists are then very similar to the reciprocal links exchanges; but with an important difference, at the top web sites lists, there is a “middleman” and you can’t really tell with which sites you’re exchanging traffic with. The main system utilized for requesting the “votes” to the top web site is usually a picture, and this could be a real problem. If the link picture is too big or you put in a too prominent place, your site might look unprofessional. If you use a small link picture, then you might not get the votes you need to rise on the list because people might miss it. Top web site lists allow you to automate the link exchange and distribute traffic between participating sites according to the traffic they send in. And they increase the traffic to your web site for free. But as always the big question is: Do top web sites work? Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t, it all depends on the quality of the top web site in question.