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What ProxyWiki is? How it's different from other proxy web sites?

ProxyWiki is a next generation proxy web site advertising platform. It allows web proxy owners to easily publish their sites on the main page of the ProxyWiki for some period of time driving thousands of users on their newly created proxies. ProxyWiki is not a top site - it does not matter how many hits your site sent back to ProxyWiki. You don't even need to register to start using this service. And finally ProxyWiki is free.

How can I add my site to the database?

In order to add your site to the ProxyWiki database you need to enter your web sites' URL into the field on the upper right corner of the main page and click 'Submit' button. The site addition form will appear. Here is the description of all fields:

  • Web Site URL is filled in automatically. Don't bother.
  • Headline specifies the headline of your add
  • Description line 1 is the first line of the description
  • Description line 2 is the second line of the description, after line break
  • Proxy script path If you want ProxyWiki to redirect surfers on your site enter the URL relative to the main URL
  • Email your email address you want to receive notifications regarding your advert.
Then you will need to enter security code which prevents SPAM on ProxyWiki. Now press 'Save' button. If everything was entered correctly your advert will be queued for the administrator verification.

What are advert verification criteria?

Determine whether a site is appropriate for submission to the ProxyWiki:
  • Your site should be web proxy site or somehow related to proxy industry.
  • Do not submit sites "under construction." or temporarily non working sites.
  • Do not submit any site with an address that redirects to another address.
  • Do not disguise your submission and submit the same URL more than once.
  • Don't use hate language in your adverts.

What do I need to do in order to verify my site quickly?

The verification of the newly added web site usually take up to 8 hours. If you want to speed up the verification process you're required to put the link to ProxyWiki on the visible place of your web site. There are two types of back links - text link and the button. Below you can see the code to put on your pages.

  • Plain text link code:
ProxyWiki
<a href="http://www.proxywiki.org/" title="ProxyWiki - proxy sites are published here">ProxyWiki</a>
  • Button code:
ProxyWiki - proxy sites are published here
<a href="http://www.proxywiki.org/" title="ProxyWiki - proxy sites are published here">
<img src="http://www.proxywiki.org/pub/Support/FAQ/pwbtn.gif" 
alt="ProxyWiki - proxy sites are published here" border="0" width="88" height="31" /></a>

I've just added my site but I can't publish it. Why?

Before you can publish your site the administrator needs to verify it first. This is done to prevent abuse and SPAM on this site. The verification usually takes few hours. If your site has not been verified within 24 hours please make sure you met all the verification criteria.

How can I edit my site details?

The site modification procedure is more or less the same as site addition. You need to enter your web site's URL in the top left corner of the page and press Submit. On the next page you will be able to edit your web site's details. When you press 'Save' button your site is queued for verification by the administrator. When it's verified you can publish it again.

TIP Please note: Any minor modification prevents your site to be published until it's verified by the admin.

When I try to edit my site I get an error "It's published". What's wrong?

If a web site is currently published on the main page of the ProxyWiki you are temporarily not allowed to modify it's details. You have to wait until current publication expires then you will be able to make any changes.

I've made some changes to my site description. Now I can't publish it. Why?

Any modification should be examined by the administrator. This is done to prevent abuse and SPAM on this site. The verification usually takes few hours. If your site has not been verified within 24 hours please make sure you met all the verification criteria.

How do I know if my advert was approved by the administrator?

To check your advert verification status please enter your web site URL in the upper right corner and click 'Submit'. Now notice the sign on the right side of the page. If there is a green tick DONE your site was approved and you can publish it. If you see red cross choice-no just wait for the administrator to verify it first.

How can I publish my web site on the main page?

First of all make sure your web site is added to the ProxyWiki database and verified by the administrator. Then find available place on the main page where to put your advert. Little red 'replace' button right next to the expired advert indicates that the advert can be replaced.

Click 'replace' button. Web site publication form will appear. Enter your web site URL, security code preventing spam and click 'Save'. If everything is okay you will be redirected on the main page and your advert will appear there.

When I try to publish my site I get an error "It's not found". What's wrong?

Please make sure your web site was added to the ProxyWiki database. Also make sure you have entered the URL correctly i.e. it was not misspelled. If problem persists contact the administrator.

When I try to publish my site I get an error "It's not verified". What's wrong?

Please make sure your web site was verified by the administrator. If not you have to wait until the administrator verifies it. If you are sure your web site was verified but you still can't publish it contact the administrator.

When I try to publish my site I get an error "It's already published". What's wrong?

It is not allowed to publish any single advert in several ad places simultaneously. Please wait until current publication expires. Then you will be able to publish it in other ad place available.

When I try to publish my site I get an error "Not expired yet". What's wrong?

You are not allowed to replace any advert which publication period has not yet expired. You have to wait until it expires or find any other ad space available for publication.

When I try to add/edit/publish my site I get an error "Security code mismatch". What's wrong?

The security code was implemented to prevent SPAM and abuse of the ProxyWiki. If you can't read the code try reloading the image by clicking 'Can't read security code?' link. If you still can't enter it correctly please contact the administrator.

What's the default publication period?

The default publication period is one hour. When it expires you can publish your advert again if there are any ad space available. You are free to publish your web site as many times as you wish during the day. There are also no limits regarding advertising places - you can publish it anywhere.

 
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