ASP Web Page Information

Getting a Link or Advertising on the ASP Web Site

ASP Members in good standing may apply for a listing associated with their ASP Membership. Each member is entitled to one (1) listing per membership subject to the current Standards for Member Link listings. These listings are provided at no charge and can be requested by updating your membership information. Make sure to include your web site's address and choose the option to have your information included on the members links page.

All others who wish to have their sites listed - we don't participate in 'link-swapping' plans nor do we currently offer listings for non-ASP-members, except on a few select pages where we explicitly offer them.

Standards for ASP Member Link Listings

As a free service to its members, the ASP provides a "Links to Member Pages" page that lists the known Web sites for all members who provide us with a listing. The listing is alphabetized by company or member name, and indexed for quick reference by visitors. You can request that your Web site be listed with your fellow members very easily and simply by completing the necessary form for your submission.

There are a few limitations that go with the service:

  1. These listings are restricted for ASP Member use only. Applications from non-members will not be considered.
  2. The main content of your pages must relate directly to your class of membership. For example, if you are an Author Member then the pages you list should primarily promote your shareware business and programs. Listing a page that offers CD-ROM collections of shareware for sale would not be appropriate for an Author Member submission. You may advertise goods and services that are not directly related to your membership or business, but these offerings should not be the main emphasis of your pages. Remember that this project seeks to promote you as an ASP Member and the goods and services that you offer in conjunction with that membership.
  3. The ASP Web Site is used by folks of all ages and all walks of life in numerous countries. As such, listings and sites listed should be suitable for use or access by general (family-oriented) audiences.
  4. The ASP reserves the absolute right to reject any listing submitted. In the event that a listing is submitted that is questionable, it will automatically be referred to the ASP Board of Directors for review. The ruling of the Board of Directors shall be final.


Advertising in ASPects

ASPects is the monthly newsletter of the Association of Shareware Professionals, serving both as the publication of record for reporting news, official business, and member benefits to the membership, and helping members to create and sell software using the marketing methods of shareware and trial editions. Our readers are mostly programmers, independent software publishers, web site developers marketing or distributing shareware and trial software, and other shareware industry participants.

ASPects contains confidential and proprietary information, and so is normally not available to non-members, but one issue per year is usually distributed at the annual Shareware Industry Conference.

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