Resource Links Policy Submittal and Posting Guidelines
Our primary goal for our resource pages is to provide useful, well organized, and fairly unique information for our readers in a concise and easily navigational format that emphasizes quality over quantity. Each link should provide our readers with educational material that will aid and mature Christians in their walk with Christ, introduce others to Christ, equip our readers to successfully navigate through this fallen world, and/or positively influence our culture and society. Other links to material that would be of valuable interest to our readers may also be considered.
With these goals in mind, we've developed the following guidelines for evaluating submitted links.
To be considered:
Sites/Pages must make the privacy and security of visitor information a top priority.
Pages should be fairly clean with minimal ads and pop-ups.
Articles and posts should be written by a reputable author or organization.
Articles should contain high quality content and be fairly unique (not mass produced elsewhere, or be similar to dozens, hundreds or even thousands of other articles easily found on search engines).
Subjects of the page must be consistent with our standard topics. If there is sufficient interest and available time, we’ll create additional pages for related topics.
Pages containing links to other articles are acceptable, but the links should add good information rather than just be included for link building or promotion of a product or service.
Sites/Pages with links to “Affiliates” and/or “Associates” for the purpose of earning commissions or referral fees must meet the additional requirements listed under “Content Marketing Guidelines” below.
To be avoided:
Sites/Pages with non-unique, overly common content
Sites/Pages that openly promote anti-Christian, anti-family, or anti-traditional values
Sites/Pages with non-family-friendly content (some essential PG material is acceptable for some categories)
Sites/Pages that are overly self-promotional - that are basically advertisements for your product or services
Sites/Pages with excessive ads, web trackers, “clickbait” links or titles, deceptive advertising or marketing etc
Sites/Pages with mass-produced and/or spammy content with little value for our readers
Sites/Pages that directly or indirectly link to law firms soliciting class-action or mass tort plaintiffs
Sites/Pages offering various types of financial aid, grants and scholarships - We don't object to these sites, but due to the quantity of sites, a simple web search such as “financial aid for single moms”, “grants for minority students”, etc is much more efficient
Sites/Pages offering services that are quite common - There is, of course, nothing wrong with offering a common valuable service (quite the opposite), but when we listed some of these in the past, we would be overwhelmed with so many similar requests that we could not list them all, and we don't want to play favorites.
Content Marketing Guidelines:
Content Marketing pages are pages (often a “landing page”) containing free content such as “Product and/or Service Reviews”, “Locator and/or Referral Services”, “Infomercials”, “Buyers Guides”, “Infographics”, Videos etc for the primary purpose of converting viewers into customers for the site's products and services. These pages may also contain sponsored content and be used to earn commissions and/or referral fees by driving viewer traffic to the sites of “Associates”, “Affiliates” etc.
We do link to some Content Marketing pages, provided that the page contains semi-unique, high quality valuable information to our readers, not primarily for promoting a particular product or service.
IMPORTANT: In addition to the guidelines for other links listed above, Content Marketing submissions must also comply with the following FTC requirements:
The above guidelines are more complicated than we'd like, but our primary goal is to protect our readers while providing them with links to high quality pages and sites, without overwhelming them with a large number of links to pages/sites with similar and/or self-promoting content. Self-Test: If entering your title or subject in an internet search engine returns hundreds or even thousands of pages with similar content, your page is much less likely to be approved.
Please email us your link(s) for review.
The spam filter has been set very low for this particular email address so that all messages will pass through. Please don’t send five or six follow-ups emails over a two week period asking if we got your request (yes, this happens a lot). We love hearing from our readers, but we have many other projects going, so we don’t always have time to respond individually (and we hate using “form” replies instead of personal responses).
We hope to update the various resource pages at least once or twice a month as time allows, so please be patient.
Please include the word “Packers” somewhere in the “Subject Line” of your email.
Thanks very much for your contribution to our site.
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