In order to further prevent spam, when you first join RPGfix, all of your posts will go into the moderation queue. Once your first post has been approved by a staff member, you will no longer be subject to the queue.
Please note that it may take up to an hour after your first post has been approved for your account to receive the proper permission promotion.
There is no way to permanently remove your site from the directory. We like to keep all listings around so that games of Christmas past have a place of remembrance when their domains and hosting providers expire.
However, you can mark your listing as "Defunct" which will remove it from the main view.
On the first day of every month, the previous month's vote score (which is based on a weighted number of total votes) is calculated and a winner is automatically announced.
If two (or more) sites happen to have the same vote score, it'll choose whichever has the most votes. If by some weird happenstance, two sites have the identical amount of votes and vote score, the winner is decided based on how many clicks out that site has gotten.
RPGfix is a niche directory for showcasing role-playing sites. It is not a simple drive-by advertising board or plugboard.
While many images that people make for their sites look beautiful (you're talented folks!), our emphasis is on text-based advertisements. By accurately describing your site in words instead of pictures, you paint a picture not only for potential players, but also for search engines.
We disallow links in the body of advertisements in order to maintain better metrics for those sites within our directory. We're able to tell how many times an ad has been viewed, and how many times an ad has been clicked.
Yes. If your game is based upon, or derives from (however loosely) a fandom, then please select that fandom. Not only does it help people find your game, it gives credit to your fandom's original creators.
For example, a Pokémon site that has an entirely new cast of characters/monsters/move sets/etc., and is set in an alternate universe, should still list "Pokémon" for their fandom.
If your site derives from multiple fandoms please list your fandom as "Panfandom."
Your link should exist somewhere on your site's index page. It does not have to be in a prominent position, and may be in a scrolling div (although we do not recommend doing that). Your link to RPGfix must exist on your site before you make your submission.
Nofollow is an HTML attribute value used to instruct some search engines that a hyperlink should not influence the link target’s ranking in the search engine’s index. It is intended to reduce the effectiveness of certain types of search engine spam, thereby improving the quality of search engine results and preventing spamdexing from occurring.
RPGfix does not use the nofollow attribute on our directory. All of our directory links are pure hyperlinks. This means that people get good "link juice" by listing with us, and as a result, a higher Page Rank. Since all of our links also have to be manually approved, we also ensure that all links submitted are relevant to RPGs.
The basic fundamental behind hyperlinks is to "spread the word," but by sticking in a nofollow tag you are indirectly breaking this bond. When search engines stumble upon a hyperlink with the nofollow attribute, many of them simply ignore the link, rendering that link unfindable on the internet.
As RPGfix is a reciprocal linking directory, we expect other sites that link to us to value our URL just as must as well value theirs.
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