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Why should I consider the Gimpsy Premium Promotion Options

Gimpsy is proud to offer site owners an excellent value site promotion option.
  • The decision regarding your site's inclusion is reached in less than 5 days. This is backed by our unique Money Back Guarantee.
  • Should the decision be delayed beyond the specified time, you will be entitled to a full refund. Even if your suggestion is declined, you will still receive a partial refund of 20 USD.
  • For a one-off payment, the submitted site is included in Gimpsy indefinitely. There is no annual renewal fee.
  • Upon approval, your site will be included and displayed immediately.
  • Should your site be accepted, it will be promoted in Gimpsy for 180 days. It will be awarded a 'Golden Star' and the description will be shown on a highlighted background. While promoted, it will rank above all other new (non paying) sites and other sites.
  • With the current price set at 49 USD, it is one of the best value Site Promotion options available.

Sounds good! What do I need to do?

If you are a registered user - just click on the Gimpsy Premium Promotion Option. If not - you need to register first (a very simple process) and then you will be able to use that option. Click here to start the process.

How will I benefit from a fast inclusion?

There are several ways to benefit by being included in Gimpsy as soon as possible:
  • Traffic - visitors to YOUR site: The number of searches and referrals made by Gimpsy increases all the time. Check the Gimpsy position in the traffic league table maintained here: Obviously, the sooner you are accepted, the sooner you are likely to get traffic from Gimpsy.
  • Search Engines included: Gimpsy is regularly and comprehensively 'spidered' by all the main search engines: Google, AltaVista, AllTheWeb, Inktomi (MSN), Teoma (AskJeeves), WiseNut (LookSmart) and the Microsoft Spider. The sooner you are included in Gimpsy, the sooner Search Engines will find YOUR site and spider it too.
  • A quality Back Link: Almost every search engine, and Google in particular, judges the popularity of a site by the number of links pointing to it. Being included in Gimpsy provides a valuable back link.

How will I benefit from being promoted in Gimpsy?

The following table shows the percentage of click-throughs in Gimpsy as a function of position in the search results. Nearly 70% of all the clicks in Gimpsy are made on the first 10 sites!

Position Percent of clicks
1 14%
2 11%
3 9%
4 8%
5 6%
6 5%
7 5%
8 4%
9 4%
10 4%
Total 69%

By using the Gimpsy Premium Promotion option, your site will occupy a top position for at least 90 days. It will be awarded a 'Golden star' and be shown on a highlighted background. As evident from the table above, it stands an excellent chance of being picked up and clicked on.

What happens if no decision is reached within the promised time?

Gimpsy is perhaps the first and only directory to back up its service agreement with Site Owners, with a full money back guarantee. Should the editorial team fail to reach a final verdict within the allotted time, the review payment will be refunded in full. If the site is subsequently approved, it will still enjoy the same privileges as if it was approved on time. Under no circumstances will the refund amount exceed the sum initially paid to Gimpsy.

What happens if my site is declined?

Unlike most other directory, Gimpsy refunds part of the payment to the Premium Promotion Option. The refund is issued in recognition of the reduced work load for Gimpsy when a site is rejected. At the moment, the amount refunded is currently 20 USD.

Do you use different acceptance criteria for paying submissions?

Not at all! Each submitted site gets the same exhaustive scrutiny by the Editorial Team. Gimpsy will only accept suitable sites. There will be no compromises on the integrity of the search results in Gimpsy. To clarify: The payment is for the expedited review and promotion of accepted sites - not for inclusion.

As a promoted site with a 'Golden Star', is my position in the category fixed?

Having a 'Golden Star' implies that your site will always rank above non-promoted sites and sites with a 'Blue Star'. However, when newer sites are promoted, these sites will rank higher. Every new site that is accepted to that category 'pushes down' all the other sites in the same promotion level.

The only way to guarantee a specific high rank (above the 'Golden Star' sites) is by participating in and winning the monthly auction. Such sites acquire a 'Red Star', which ranks topmost in their categories.

Will I get any additional benefits by linking to Gimpsy from my site?

Indeed you will! Sites that link to us can get a much longer promotion period. The exact time frame is decided on a case by case basis.

What are the differences between the Premium Promotion and the Standard Promotion?

The differences are summarised in a table here.
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