OurChurch.Com Partnership Newsletter - September 2004
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Update Your Links

Greetings,

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 on the web with color and graphics at
http://www.ourchurch.com/news/partner-2004-10.htm

IN THIS ISSUE
1) What is This?
2) You Must Update Your Links
3) That Free Advertising You Earned
4) Commission Checks Sent

1) WHAT IS THIS?
Welcome to the first edition of OurChurch.Com's quarterly partners newsletter. You've received this because you signed up for OurChurch.com's Spread the WWWord! partnership program at one time. We recently did some evaluation of our partnership program and found that many of our partners are not receiving the free advertising they earned or not taking full advantage of all the benefits of partnership. This is our effort to keep you informed so you can make the most of our partnership. If you're no longer interested in partnering with OurChurch.Com, follow the cancel instructions at the bottom.

2) YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR LINKS
After reviewing a number of sites we found that many of our partners were not linking to OurChurch.Com with the correct URL. Previously, partners were required to include their username in the linking URL like this: http://www.ourchurch.com?ref=your_username but unfortunately many partners were not including their username properly. To eliminate the problem, we decided to institute a new tracking system. The new tracking system requires all partners to make 2 changes:

A) You must link directly to http://www.ourchurch.com. That means all partners must update the links on their site to remove the ?ref=username part of the link.

B) You must indicate the "base URL" of your website(s) in your partner settings. The "base URL" is the part of your website address that all of your web pages have in common. For most sites it will be http://www.yourdomain.com but for sites on free servers it may be something like http://www.freeserver.com/yourdirectory Every time someone comes to our site, we compare the URL of the page they came from to our partners' base URLs and if it matches one of them, that partner is credited with the referral. To update your base URL settings, go to http://partner.ourchurch.com and click the "Update Settings" link in the menu.

Please update your links and base URL setting ASAP. We will continue to track click-throughs made on links that have the old ?ref=username links for the rest of October. Beginning November 1, partners will no longer receive credit for click-throughs and referrals unless they have removed the ?ref=username from their links and updated their base URL setting. If you're not sure how to update your links, you can get updated HTML for linking by clicking the "Resources" menu option at http://partner.ourchurch.com

3) THAT FREE ADVERTING YOU EARNED
As a partner, you receive 20% of the banner advertising on the sites you refer. The top partners each month are also awarded additional free advertising. Unfortunately, many of our partners are not receiving the advertising they've eared because they haven't set-up an advertising banner for us to display. Are you losing out on free advertising?

First, you need a 468 x 60 advertising banner. If you don't have one, we can create a custom banner for you for $30. Or you can get a free one at http://www.addesigner.com

Once you have a banner, you need to upload it into your hosting account wherever your website is hosted. Then you need to set it up to run at OurChurch.Com. To do that go to our partnership site at http://partner.ourchurch.com and click the "Banner Admin" option. Don't miss out on the advertising you've already earned simply because you don't have a banner set-up.

4) COMMISSION CHECKS SENT
As a partner, you receive 20% of the revenue from hosting services purchased by people you refer to our website services. Refer someone once, and they continue to generage income for you for years as long as they renew their hosting services. Every quarter we calculate each partners commissions and send out checks to those with a balance of at least $50. Commissions for the 3rd quarter have been calculated and checks have been mailed. You can check your referrals and commissions earnings by clicking the "View Referals" menu option at http://partner.ourchurch.com

Thanks for partnering with OurChurch.Com. We want to do everything we can to help you get the most out of our partnership. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

In His Service,
OurChurch.Com

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Update your links and base URL setting by October 31.
OurChurch.Com's partnerhip newsletter is sent 4 times a year to everyone who has signed up for OurChurch.Com's Spread the WWWord! partnership program. We consider it essential that we keep all partners informed. If you wish to discontinue your participation in the partnership program, please go to http://partner.ourchurch.com and click the "Cancel" option in the menu.

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