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We have always welcomed actively contributing repairers and other service providers to our forums. However, as the forum grows and develops, we are attracting an element that seems to want to use our forums exclusively as a free advertising vehicle, and a few who are attempting to mine our membership by Private Message for the same purpose.

We have the Worldwide Dyson Resources section where *actively contributing* members are free to place a small informational advertisement about themselves in the appropriate topic.

We generally do not allow members to advertise spare parts or machines on the forums. If you are an actively contributing member, please ask first by sending me an email or a PM if you want to put something on for sale.

Service providers and/or their representatives should not use the general conversation forums for promotional purposes. (Excessive recommendations by regular members of the same service providers will classify them as a representative of that provider.) Continual self-promotion and/or link dropping may be edited/deleted at the moderators' discretion.

Under no circumstances are members allowed to use our Private Message system to solicit business (spam) for unconnected companies, websites or entities. Any members who receive such PMs are requested to use the Report to Admin link in the PM, in total confidence.

Service providers may link in their profile to their site, and that will also show up on their side bio as a clickable icon.

Link Exchange

Forum signatures are a prime Internet marketing and Google ranking tool. Service providers who wish to advertise and/or link to their site in their forum signature are subject to the following rules: Maximum size 10 and not bold, two lines maximum, one hyperlink per signature and no images. 

In addition to this, service providers who wish to advertise in their signature line are expected to reciprocate with a 468x60 banner advertisement for us on the site they link to. (Or another site by arrangement.) An example you can use is below:



The code you would use on your website for that banner is as below:

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<!-- Begin Manchester Vacs Banner Code--><p align="center"><a href="https://manchestervacs.co.uk/DysonForum/index.php" target="> <img border="1" src="https://manchestervacs.co.uk/dysonimages/promobanner1.gif" style="border: 1 solid #000000" alt="Dyson Discussion & Advice Forums" title="Dyson Discussion & Advice Forums" align="center" width="468" height="60">
<font face="Arial" size="1">Dyson Discussion & Advice Forums</font>[/url]</p><!-- End Manchester Vacs Banner Code-->

If you prefer a three-way link over a reciprocal link (better for Google ranking), then use this one:



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<!-- Begin Manchester Vacs Banner Code--><p align="center"> <img border="1" src="https://manchestervacs.co.uk/dysonimages/promobanner2.gif" style="border: 1 solid #000000" alt="Dyson Repair and Workshop Manuals" title="Dyson Repair and Workshop Manuals" align="center" width="468" height="60">
<font face="Arial" size="1">Dyson Repair and Workshop Manuals</font>
</p><!-- End Manchester Vacs Banner Code-->

The more inbound links we have coming in, the higher our search engine placement and we should receive more traffic as a result, which will benefit the forums and our membership. Our increased ranking means your outgoing links have higher value too.

We think it reasonable that if you want us to signature link to you, you should link to us in return. Other sites, or text only links, or whatever fits in with your SEO, are available if you send me a PM.

Commercial Advertising

We have limited availability for commercial advertising on our site/s. If you are interested in advertising here, please Contact us.

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