Joined: 14 Jun 2005
|Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:12 pm Post subject: Partnership Newsletter - August 2006
You are receiving this email newsletter because you are signed up for OurChurch.Com's Spread the WWWord! partnership program. If you'd like to unsubscribe see the instructions at the bottom. This newsletter is also available with color and graphics in our archives at http://www.ourchurch.com/news/archive.php
IN THIS ISSUE
1) Commission Checks
2) It Blows My Mind!
3) New Tracking Codes for Email Referrals
1) COMMISSION CHECKS
Checks for commissions earned in the 2nd quarter of 2006 have been issued. Please be sure to check your referrals and commissions on our partnership site and contact the help desk if you have any questions or issues.
2) IT BLOWS MY MIND!
It blows my mind that some of our partners are forfeiting lots of free advertising simply because they have not set up a banner graphic for us to display. A couple months ago one partner missed out on 3rd place and 1,000 banner ads that come with it. Last month another partner would have been our top partner and as a result would have received 4,000 banner displays, several hundred additional banner displays on the sites they referred to OCC, and been listed in the Top Partner section of this newsletter and the search newsletter this month.
To set up your banner go to http://partner.ourchurch.com and click the "Banner Admin" link in the menu. If you don't have a 468x60 banner to promote your site you can make a free one at addesigner.com. Or perhaps if you post a nice request in the Partnership Forum (http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewforum.php?f=3) one of our other partners would be kind enough to create one for you.
3) NEW TRACKING CODES FOR EMAIL REFERALS
Because our referral tracking system looks at the web address that each visitor comes from, it previously was not able to track referrals from email messages. We recently updated our tracking system so now you can email your friends, family, clients, and website visitors about OurChurch.Com and you will be credited with the referral for those who click the link. If you send out a regular e-newsletter, you may want to include a link to OurChurch.Com in an upcoming issue.
When including a link in an email or e-newsletter, it must have this format:
Replace http://www.MySite.com with the URL of your site. That site must be listed in your partnership settings as one of your "base URLs." Please note this link structure is only for links in email messages. You should continue to link directly to http://www.ourchurch.com on your website.
Thanks for partnering with OurChurch.Com. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about OurChurch.Com's Christian website services. If you need any help at all setting up your banner in our system or putting our banners or links on your website, don't hesitate to go to our help desk at http:/www.ourchurch.com/support/ and ask us for assistance.
Please post your comments and questions concerning this newsletter here in our forums.
In His Service,
OCC Quick Links
- OurChurch.Com Homepage - http://www.ourchurch.com
- Free websites - http://www.ourchurch.com/hosting/
- Website hosting - http://www.ourchurch.com/hosting/
- Custom website designs - http://www.ourchurch.com/design/
- Marketing services - http://marketing.ourchurch.com
- Partner/Affiliate program - http://partner.ourchurch.com
- Christian Search - http://www.ourchruch.com/search/
- Web Trends Blog - http://blog.ourchurch.com
- Daily scripture - http://devotions.ourchurch.com
- OCC Message boards - http://forums.ourchurch.com
- OCC Status board - http://status.ourchurch.com
- OCC help pages - http://www.ourchurch.com/view/?pageID=21
- OCC help desk - http://www.ourchurch.com/support/
TOP PARTNERS FROM JULY
- A Christian Counselor - http://achristiancounselor.com
- Agape Love Ministries - http://www.mychristiansite.com/ministries/agapeloveministries/index.html
- Echoes of the Heart - http://www.marilynspoetry.com
- Thoughts From God - http://www.thoughtsfromgod.com
Info on Spread the WWWord! partnership program - http://partner.ourchurch.com
"Do you have to be a paying customer of occ to be able to do the partnership of occ to be able to get any of the free advertisement?" - teresaoakes
Sound off on our message boards - http://forums.ourchurch.com
You must set up a banner promoting your website using our banner admin tool before you can receive free advertising as a part of the partnership program. If you need help setting up your banner, contact our help desk.