Please remember that each site is allowed only ONE LISTING.
Sites may only be listed in ONE CATEGORY - except Priority & Logo Listings, which may appear in TWO CATEGORIES.
We reserve the right to edit site titles and/or descriptions and move sites to different categories as we see fit.
COMPLETE SITES ONLY please - no stand-alone
"single-page" articles will be allowed to have listings in
their own right. But "Umbrella" or "Index" pages
containing links to such articles WILL be allowed if the number of links and
content is substantial enough.
Bear in mind that Top Listed Sites reserves the right to decide
under which category
your site should be listed.
Those with Priority
& Logo Listingcan change their
site's weight to adjust the credits deducted per clickthrough - from 1 credit
per clickthrough up to 20 credits per clickthrough. Priority sites with
greater weights are listed above those with lower ones. A
site owner may adjust the weighting to 0 (zero) which temporarily turns off
the site's priority status. The remaining credits are preserved until priority
status is reactivated by the site owner increasing the weighting to 1 (one) or
more. All priority listings lose their priority status after the credits run
out, and return to their normal "free listing" status
Those with Logo Listing enabled
can change the URL of their logo, as well as its width and height in pixels.
What sort of sites get
rejected by Top Listed Sites?
Very few. No site will be rejected provided it fulfils the
following criteria: -
It should contain interesting content (or links to
It should not contain a large number of broken
It should not contain a large number pop-up
It should not contain any illegal material
It should not, by virtue of its content, cause
Top Listed Sites visitors or advertisers to complain en masse
It must not already be listed on Top Listed Sites
sites are those which have Priority Listing with their weighting set to 1 or
more. The top 10 Priority Listed sites also get listed on the front/main/index
page of Top Listed Sites. Click here for more details on Priority
What do the red stars mean, and how
does my site get on the .BEST RATED.page?
A site must have a rating of at least 8.1000 before it can begin to receive any red stars. The higher a site's rating, the more stars it will get (maximum 5).
The 300 listed sites with the highest rating are listed as .BEST RATED.
and appear on the "best rated" page.
Voting is conducted by our visitors according to the following scale: -
10 = Excellent
9 = Good
8 = Fair
7 = Below standard
6 = Bad
5 = Very Bad
Each visitor must log in before voting and is allowed to vote for each site once only.
All newly-listed sites are given an initial
default rating of 8.0000 (on a scale from 5 to 10).
The rating is treated as being the average of
300 votes. This average will change over
time as visitors submit their votes for the site.
Rate scores (from 5 to 10), if less than average,
are first added to (2 x current rating) and divided by 3.
To prevent abuse of the voting system, we require users to login in before voting.
We apologise to all those who were previously in the
habit of giving their own site a perfect vote of 10, fifty times a day using different IP
addresses, while giving the lowest mark (fifty times a day) to their
major rivals in the listings. This practice is no longer possible. We know this will upset those
who have invested in sophisticated IP cloaking services in order to manipulate the system, and
we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Sites which participate in our "hottest Sites" program and which provide us with inward traffic of at least 1 hit per month are listed as and appear on the "hottest sites" page.
This will also help your site maintain a higher ranking in the categories and search results. For details on how to participate in the program click here
If a site is listed as
is on the .BEST RATED.
page, and has also achieved a rating higher than 8.6000 - then it is labeled as
a site -
meaning it's in the "cream of the crop." Very few sites (perhaps 50 or so) make it
How do I link to
Top Listed Sites from my site, so it becomes "hot"?
When you send traffic our way, your site will become and qualify for inclusion in our "Hottest Sites List".
Your ranking on the list is determined by how many click-throughs you give our site per month. Only the top 300 sites are listed. This will also help your site maintain a higher ranking in the categories and search results. See ordering.
You should place one of the following graphics somewhere on your main page (if possible) and link it to http://www.toplistedsites.com/cgi-bin/top/link.cgi?ID=YOUR-SITE-ID-NUMBER
If I join your mailing list for
updates, will I get spammed?
No. We will not disclose your email address to anybody, and
it will only be used by us to inform you of new additions to the Top Listed Sites
directory (about once a week). And you can unsubscribe at any time by logging in and changing your user profile