The Big Game Fishing Ring, launched March 30th, 1998, is a WebRing that links quality saltwater fishing-related websites from around the world. If you have such a site, we encourage you to join our Ring.Important BGFR links:
Here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about the Big Game Fishing Ring ...
Q. What is a WebRing?A. A WebRing is a group of websites and homepages with a common theme that are linked together via an image or text identifying them as members. The theme of the Big Game Fishing Ring is quality angling information, and the Ring can be instrumental in making it easier for Net-surfers to locate quality fishing websites. Subsequently, those sites that are added to the ring will receive an increase in the number of hits due to their membership.
Q. Must my site meet any requirements to join the BGFR?A. Every webpage in the ring must adhere to the following specific guidelines before acceptance as a Member in the Big Game Fishing Ring. These rules will ensure that only quality, relevant sites are included:
- The site must be relevant to saltwater fishing, preferably with emphasis on offshore fishing. The Ringmaster will be the final arbitor of this, but if you feel your site belongs, go ahead and submit it.
- The site must already exist and must not be "Under Construction". You may submit a site for review while it is in development; however, it will will not be added to the Ring until it is complete.
- The person submitting the site must be either the owner or webmaster of that site.
- The site being submitted must be G-Rated (for all ages), and must not contain profanity, or other content considered to be lewd, illegal or adult in nature.
Q. What other sites are in the BGFR?A. Currently, there are nearly 200 sites in the Ring, all of which relate to saltwater fishing. This makes us the largest saltwater fishing ring on the Internet. From any Ring site (including this page), you can list the next or previous five sites in the Ring by using the links in the Ring code. To see all the sites currently in the BGFR, click here.
Q. What happens after I submit my site?
A. After joining, you will be emailed the registration information and ring code for your particular site. The HTML fragment making up the "Ring Code" must be placed on your site without modification other than substituting your name as the owner of your site and your ID number, which is supplied upon acceptance as a member. If possible, the Ring Code should appear on the home page of a site requesting membership to enable Ring-surfers to navigate easily. Once the code has been added, your page will be reviewed by our evaluation panel. If the site meets the above standards and provides quality, relevant fishing information, it will be added to the Ring.
Q. Why should my Ring Code appear on the front page of my site?A. Several reasons. First, the location of the Ring Code is the point at which ring surfers will enter your site. If it is not the front page, it's a lot like landscaping your front yard and then having everyone enter through the back door. Visitors will not get the full impact of your site. This is especially true if your site uses frames, since such a back door entrance will bypass your frameset. Another reason is to make it easy for ring surfers to find their way to the next site. The final reason is that if the Ring Code is buried deep in your site, it will make it more difficult to attract new members to the ring.If you feel strongly that you would prefer to place the Ring Code somewhere other than on your front page (such as on a links page or ring page), email us so we can check it out. If it will still allow for smooth Ring navigation, we will consider it.