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How does it work?
TopDollSites.com is a great way to bring free traffic to your Doll related web site! Visitors come here to find other doll related sites on the web and the higher your site ranks, the more visible it is, and the more hits you'll get. 

Site rank is determined by the number of votes (hits) you send to this site. Special software tracks both hits coming in and going out by using the unique URL (web link) that is emailed to you when you first sign up. (Click here for link instructions) The ranking is based on the number of votes for the current month only, although the grand total number of votes is also shown for reference. Every month the list resets to zero which keeps it fair for new sites. Also, only one vote per visitor will be recorded every 24 hours. Visitors must knowingly click on the link on your page to vote. No automated or forced voting will be allowed. This is simply to prevent unscrupulous "stuffing" of the "ballot box."

What do the "In" and "Out" columns mean?
     "In month" is the number of votes (or hits) your site has sent to TopDollSites during the current month. This is the number that determines the rankings.
     "Out month" is the number of times people have gone to your site from TopDollSites. This does not affect the ranking at all. It simply tells you how much reciprocal traffic your site is getting back.
     "In total" and "Out total" are the total number of votes (or hits) your site has recieved since signing up. Again, this is simply for reference and does not affect your rank.

Who can join? What are the requirements?
Only doll related sites are allowed. All related sites are welcome including personal sites, community sites, collectors, doll accessories, etc. However, your site must focus primarily on dolls. Commercial sites are welcome as long as they cater specifically to dolls. If you have questions about whether your site qualifies please email before signing up.

How do I join?
Click on "Add Your Site" to your left or at the bottom of any page. Once you fill out the information and hit "submit" you will be given your unique URL (web link) and you can start adding the links and/or banners to your site. Your listing will not show up until you send at least one hit (vote) from your site. Please allow 1 hour after you send your first hit for your site to appear on the Top Doll Sites list since the list re-ranks every hour.

I just tested my link. Why doesn't it show up?
The statistics are updated once every hour, so your votes won't show up immediately. Also, only one vote is registered per visitor every 24 hours to avoid artificially inflating the numbers. And don't forget to double check your link code! Make sure the code ends in your "username" and remember that they are case sensitive. See the linking instructions.

I feel like cheating. Can I?
Uhmmm...sorry, but NO! This really should go without saying, but NO CHEATING! If any member is caught cheating in any way their account will be suspended immediately and with no questions asked. This includes all automated or forced linking. Visitors must knowingly click on the link from your site and you must make it obvious that they are clicking the link to vote for your site. No blind links allowed. Also, no email spamming allowed. Telling your friends is one thing, but mass emailing to people you don't know is spam, is illegal, and will get you kicked off the list. If you see a site who you think is cheating please email me.

I lost my password!
Simply click here and enter the email address you signed up with. Your password will be emailed to that address.

I still have questions
If you have questions that aren't answered by this page simply send me an email and I'll respond as fast as I can.

 

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