The stars and checks
make your link stand out and determine where you are listed in our
Each directory page
has four sections. Sponsor links go at the top, followed by
Official Members, then Free Members, then members that were part of
our old directory but never updated.
Within each section,
the more stars and checks you have, the higher you get listed.
No one should attempt
to earn all the stars as that is not the point. The point is
to provide you with choice on which stars you choose to earn.
Stars are free.
They reward sites for qualities things we find
valuable, like loyalty, high link popularity, linking back to our
site, having rich content, promoting an agent, and so on.
Checks reward our
paying customers and count the same as a star. The only
difference is that Official Members are listed higher than Free
Members. A Sponsor may be a free member or an Official Member.
Their sponsorship link still goes at the top of the page.
Except for sponsors and official members, we cannot
automatically tell if you earn a star. Review the "details" at
the right and use the "contact us" button at the
very bottom of the page to let us know if you need us to review your
site and change your stars and checks.