We've tried selling link space, and, frankly, it doesn't work. It doesn't work for us, because it's too hard to keep track of, and because people don't want to pay for a plain, boring, static link. It doesn't work for advertisers, because too many places will give them a link for free. Finally, though, it doesn't work for our members, and while our goal at the Archive is to make enough money to support the costs of this web site, the ultimate purpose is to serve the Armouring community -- our members.
So, we aren't selling links as a source of revenue any more (well, mostly). If you want to be linked to, and you qualify (the requirements are easy), you can be linked to.
Eventually, this page will have a form at the bottom so you can submit your link automatically (we'll still check it out, but it won't take us so much time). For now, though, you'll have to do it the hard way. You'll have to send e-mail, and we'll have to add you manually. We need to have the following information:
If you want to jazz up your link/advertisement a bit, you may include a GIF or JPG image (a company logo) instead of a company name. The image must be 175x50 pixels, and it must be no more than 4 Kbytes in size. The cost for an image link instead of a text link is a one-time $20 charge (even if you use it on multiple links pages). We'll ask you to send in your payment after the link has been set up -- not before.
We reserve the right to order the links any way we feel like it -- it'll probably be alphabetic or by order of entry, but if we decide to sort by the IP address, that's our perverse privilege.
We reserve the right to yank the link if it is unavailable for too long. You can re-apply if you want to, after getting your site back in order.
We reserve the right to ignore requests which don't appear to line up with the category. We also reserve the right to ignore requests where the web site appears to be unsuitable for the general public.
If this sounds okay to you, and you want your site to be linked to by the Archive, then send an e-mail here with the necessary information. We'll get on it ASAP.