TUCOWS ARTICLE

Enter Drawing for Free Run of Site Advertising!

Tucows is kicking off a monthly drawing for various freebies and prizes!
Published: Sep 8, 2013
Author: Stacy Reed

Recently Tucows announced our new PAD Polling feature with the aim of keeping your software listings up-to-date with the most current version and description. As a special thanks to those participating, we are kicking off a monthly drawing for various freebies and prizes! The only thing required to enter the drawing is submit the URL where your PAD file is hosted. When we poll those files looking for updates, we'll choose one by random and that developer will be our lucky winner! This month's prize will be 1 (one) week Run of Site advertising for your 300 x 250 ad, a $600 (USD) value, FREE!

If you haven't yet heard about Tucows PAD Polling, here's how it works:

  • Developers, when you submit a new add or update with a PAD file, be sure it includes a URL to the location where your PAD file is hosted, then we can check that file periodically for updates. That's it, no need to come back and resubmit each time you update your software. All you have to do from there is update that PAD file on your server when new versions are released.
  • If you are not an ARC subscriber, we will automatically poll your PAD file for updates once every 6 months. If your PAD file's been updated since the last time we checked, we'll update the file, version number, and corresponding information for free! The estimated processing time for updates is approximately 2 weeks.
  • If you are an ARC subscriber ($9.99/mo or $100/yr), we will begin providing the additional service of polling for updates each month rather than twice a year. If an update to your software has been detected by polling your PAD file, you will receive an email notification to let you know that we've automatically added your listing to our regular ARC queue to be updated; again, this process takes about 2 weeks.
  • If you are an ARC subscriber -AND- spend a minimum of $200 a month in ARC -OR- have purchased a First Class Yearly ($2,000), we will check all of your titles for updates daily as well as process them in an expedited manner a courtesy reserved only for our valued subscribing authors and publishers!

Keeping your Tucows software listing fresh and updated with the most recent information available is beneficial to all parties, especially our visitors who are always on the lookout for new and popular titles. By polling your PAD files on a regular basis, Tucows makes this process practically effortless! Submit your PAD URL today for a chance to win a week of free advertising! And keep that URL active for a chance to win great prizes in future drawings!

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For more information about becoming an ARC subscriber, visit: Author Resource Center - Subscription

To find out more about advertising with Tucows Downloads, please contact: Kristal Sequeira, Account Manager, Media Sales, (416) 535-0123 x 1400, ksequeira@tucows.com


About Stacy Reed

Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.

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