Editing your website text is easy and you can probably figure it out without these instructions, but just so you have something to refer to here's our step by step guide.
Exchanging links or banners with other similar websites is good for SEO and helps to build up a network of connections which can be great for business! All Hottie sites include an optional free 468x60 advertising banner (located on your Links Page if requested).
Editing your website link partners is easy and you can probably figure it out without these instructions, but just so you have something to refer to here's our step by step guide.
Login to your website and click on the page you wish to edit banners/link partners on either by clicking on the page in the site menu or if the page is hidden from the site menu then scroll through your website pages using the drop down page menu where you see Page: ... (right side of top toolbar). Your links partners banners will likely be placed at the bottom of your home page or on the Links page of your site.
About code banners
Banner codes vary but usually look similar to this;
Your website includes directions for new Links Partners to submit their banner code. When you get a submission through, check that your banner has been placed on their site and if it has and they are a suitable link partner for you and your business then you will need to add their banner code to your site page to complete the 'link exchange'.
Add a code banner to your page
Copy the banner code. Visit the page you wish to add the banner code to. Click on Insert and then in the left toolbar HTML Snippet. In the Editor box click Setup and paste the banner code into the white space provided and click Apply. If it gives you the option to resize the banner for you then great click Yes. Drag the banner into the correct position on your web page next to any other banners. Click save.
You won't be able to see what the banner looks like until you click on View my site in the right corner of the top toolbar so do this now so that you can check that it is displaying correctly. When you view your banner if you see that part of the banner is 'cut off' and not showing you need to go back into edit mode and drag out the corners of the HTML Snippet box so that it is the correct size and shape to display the banner.
Tip; for banners that are 468x60 (or that you know the size of) you can resize the banner quickly... in the Editor box click Info, in the Width box type in 468 and in the Height box type in 60, press return on your keypad. Click save.
Issues with code banners
Occasionally some banners will look fine but when you click on them (you need to click on View my site first to be able to click on a banner and check the link) instead of being taken to the new website the website page attempts to load inside your HTML Snippet. When this happens instead of trying to fix other people's banner code we recommend you use the GIF version of their banner instead. Ask them to provide you with this and add this banner using the instructions below.
Add a GIF / JPEG / PNG banner to your page
This banner will be an image/picture rather than a code so you will upload it exactly the same as you would a picture and then add it directly onto your website page (not into a square) read our picture CMS instructions here.
When you have added the banner to your web page and dragged it into position the last and most important thing you need to do is make it link to the website. Click on the banner, in the Editor box click Link and click on the 1st Earth symbol. Type in the website address (www.websiteaddress.com) next to http://, check new window and click Apply. Click save. You can test the link (recommended) by clicking on View my site in the top toolbar and then click on the banner, if it goes to the website then you've done it correctly!
Issues with GIF / Jpeg / PNG banners;
If the banner does not link correctly to the website then check that there is not two http://, for example 'http://http://www.websiteaddress.com.