Submit Your Site to the Portal of Dallas

Basic listings in the Portal of Dallas are FREE. They include the name of your page, the city or area if appropriate and inclusion of your site in one category. Most listings do not have a description, but we may include one at our discretion. If you require a custom full-text searchable description or you want an enhanced listing, please see the section on advertising below or check out our special offer for providing a reciprocal link.

Your link will be placed in a single category of our own selection. Our extensive use of crosslinks should let users find your link even if it your site could be categorized in a variety of ways. For example, an auto insurance company would be listed on our Insurance page, but visitors to our Automotive Products and Services page will see an "Auto Insurance" link to the Insurance page.

You are allowed to have as many pages listed in the Portal of Dallas as you want, even if they are all part of the same site. The only requirement is that each page falls into a different category and has a unique URL. For example, if you are a lawyer that provides accounting services, you can be listed under both categories if you have different pages for each service (e.g. "lawoffice.htm" and "accounting.htm").

Please remember, we cannot list pages that don't have a direct relation to the Southern California area. We reject hundreds of pages for this reason alone. Also, the Portal of Dallas reserves the right to refuse to include any site in the directory for any reason. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, age, ethnicity, language or sexual preference.

To submit a site to the Portal of Dallas, please use the form located at:

If your site's URL changes, you create new listable pages or you discover a bad link, please let us know by submitting additional forms.


Benefits Provided for Linking to the Portal of Dallas

The benefits of being included in the Portal of Dallas should be obvious:

  • increased exposure of your site
  • generating more hits and publicity
  • keeping competitive with other online businesses in your industry
But, there are also many benefits to be gained by putting a link to the Portal of Dallas on your site:
  • to increase the breadth of offering of your site (i.e. if you run a hotel, a link to the Portal of Dallas helps your users locate attractions and events)
  • to more closely associate yourself with the fastest growing regional directory in the area
  • to join the community of Southern California web sites
  • to help keep the Portal of Dallas viable, ensuring more visits to your site
We believe that most webmasters' sense of fairness will persuade them to put a link to the Portal of Dallas as part of a link exchange. We have provided one or more links to your sites for no charge.

In any case, as a token of our appreciation, if you do include a link to the Portal of Dallas

  • we'll include a 25 word custom description for free (we normally charge $100 a year for this service)
  • or we'll give you a $100 a year credit for display advertising
Your custom description will help to distinguish your site from others in the Portal of Dallas and serves to enhance the keywords available to our full text search. Also, in the future, we will be offering additional benefits for our "member" sites.

To qualify for this program, all you have to do is add the link to the Portal of Dallas, then let us know what page your link is on by filling out and returning the link form. Make sure you indicate on the form that you have provided a link to us.

Link guidelines:

You can add a clickable the Portal of Dallas logo or a simple text link to your page. To include a text link to the Portal of Dallas on your page, add the following HTML:


    <A HREF=""> The Portal of Dallas: Your Starting Point to the DFW Metroplex </A>

We prefer that you link to our home page:
however, if you think it would be more appropriate, please feel free to link to one or more individual pages on our site, for example:
which references our Automotive listings. Please remember, however, that it is possible for such references to be renamed or moved at any time without notice.

See the section below, for information about including The Portal of Dallas logo on your page.

The Portal of Dallas logo on Your Site

You are authorized to use The Portal of Dallas logo in two ways:

  • as a link to The Portal of Dallas web site (see link guidelines).
  • as an indication that your site is listed in The Portal of Dallas directory.
To include the logo in your site, obtain one of the logo files below and place it in the same directory as your web page, then add the following HTML to your page (substituting the name of the logo file you select for "podlogo.jpg"):


    <A HREF="">
    <IMG SRC="podlogo.jpg" ALT="The Portal of Dallas: Your Starting Point to the DFW Metroplex" BORDER=0>

If you wish to use the Portal of Dallas logo, you should precede it with the word "in" (e.g. "as seen in the Portal of Dallas" or "can be found in the Portal of Dallas").

As long as you follow these guidelines, you may use the logo not only on your web site, but in e-mail, on printed materials or in advertisements.

The Portal of Dallas logo can be obtained from our web site and is available in different sizes:

2k (image3.gif)

16k (podlogo.jpg)


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