GeoCities Featured Page

What's GeoCities Featured Page?

Prerequisites for Application

  1. There are no broken images on all the pages

  2. All links work

  3. Backgrounds aren't obscuring the text or making the pages hard to read

  4. If the web site has a “What's New” page or section, it should be updated within the last week

  5. The web site isn't just a list of links to other places

  6. The web site meets the following content guidelines:

    • Has a customizable GeoGuide on top of the pages or support the GeoPops Program.

    • Has a link back to the GeoCities home page at the bottom of each page.

  7. The content of the pages match the neighbourhood they are located in.

The Final Assessment

  1. The quality and originality of content

    Content is most important - if a page is not that sophisticated graphically but has excellent content, it can still qualify as a featured page.

  2. The page's overall look

    Preference for sites that have a consistent graphical design throughout and a good layout.

  3. Pages are not overloaded with too many frames, animated GIFs or pictures.

    More does not neccessarily mean better when it comes to web pages.

The Reward ... additional disk storage

“Thank you for your excellent contribution to GeoCities. We like your site so much that we've decided to highlight it on the topic pages of your neighborhood. We've upped your disk storage ... by an additional 3 MB above the standard ... if you're going to continue to create great content, the least we can do is give you room to do it.”

Congratulations, “Parenting the Next Generation” is very popular and has been receiving a large amount of traffic. Your site has become so popular, in fact, that our records indicate that you're using more than the allotted amount of data transfer we provide for a free web site, which is 3 GB (gigabytes) per month (measured on an hourly basis). That means at some time during the past few days we had to turn your site off until the usage fell within the prescribed limit.
A Note from GeoCities
dated October 2001

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