Web-Ring.info is a network of interconnected web sites (a 'ring') that have a common theme or topic.
This is a family oriented system (no adult-xxx, hate groups, warez or spam sites are permitted), that welcomes all Ring owners who wish to host their networked sites on a system that is free to use.
This is not a link listing service, but a networking system- a service that allows visitors to surf through a series of related websites using the network's navpanel. If you are not prepared to host a navpanel on your website, then please do not join any of the net rings that are hosted here on Web-Ring.
New networks must be actively managed, and must have at least 3 member websites within 3 months of the net ring having been created. Otherwise they will be automatically deleted.
You may create multiple rings and sites -as many as you want, within reason- and there is no need to create multiple User IDs in order to do that. You can manage all of your rings and sites form a single user login.
A "ring" is a way to allow people to surf through websites which are related in one way or another. Surfers navigate the network ring by clicking on the "next", "previous", or "random" links as found on a ring's navpanel (which is displayed somewhere on each of that network's member websites). The idea is that if you continually press the "next" link on the navpanel, you will eventually end up at the website you started from. This is why it is called a "ring".
Each network site is created and maintained by a person known as a ring owner. This person accepts site submissions, validates that the site meets the topic of the network and that the site has installed the network code properly. The ring owner is the sole arbitrator of whether or not a website belongs in that network. After all, it is his or her network, and they set the rules.
The great thing about well run network rings is that they tend to deliver highly targeted visitors to your site. This is because the people surfing the network's ring are actually looking for sites pertaining to the networks's topic.
Can ring owners customize their rings?
Yes, ring owner can customize their rings however they want. They can also design their ring's navpanel in any manner they wish (a design that often reflects the topic of the ring). They also have access to their member's email addresses, control over the design of their ring's homepages, and various other design options within the ring program that powers their ring.
What specifically can be included in a ring's navpanel?
The navpanel may include images, links, tables, email addresses (not advisable due to spam concerns), and anything else that they would wish to see included. In short pretty much whatever the ring owner wishes to include in the design of their ring's navpanel. The program that powers Web-Ring supports the following navpanel functions:
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These links give you a tremendous amount of flexibility and make it easy for surfers to travel around the networked sites and find out about your site. In short, interconnectivity of rings provide more traffic and a higher number of interested users than simple "link farms" can.