The Social Work Webring is a membership of Social Work related websites which are commonly linked together to form an online community of websites providing information and services to the Social Work and related fields.
The Social Work Webring is a convenient system of linking together a group of Social Work related websites in a circular fashion. The link on one member site leads to the next, and so on until you arrive back where you started. Different links can also take you backwards or to a random site in the Social Work Webring with equal ease.
The Social Work Webring uses a central hub system to make creating and managing your membership fun, easy and reliable.
If you have a website which matches the Social Work related theme of this ring, you can easily request that your site be added by clicking the "Join Ring" link in the Control Panel. Select a username and password (alphanumerics only) for your account and then just fill out the form with your site information.
The administrator running the Social Work Webring has enabled the Image Authentication section of the Add Site process. In this case, an image containing some lines and numbers will appear along with a small input box. To confirm your application, just type the numbers you see into the input box below the image.
Once you've submitted your site, you will receive a fragment of HTML code which contains and/or delivers the navigation bar for the Social Work Webring. You will need to paste this code on your webpage at the URL you submitted with your application otherwise, your website will not be accepted for inclusion into the Social Work Webring.
Once the navigation bar is active at your site, the Social Work Webring administrator will review your application and, if found acceptable, will approve your site for membership.
If you've submitted a site, whether or not your site has been approved, you can log in to your account using the Control Panel. From here you can click "Edit Details" to bring up your personal member control panel where you can change almost any element of your account, and even remove your site from the Social Work Webring altogether.
If your site has been approved, you can change your account status freely between Active and Hibernating. When your site is hibernating, clicks from the ring will not be directed to your site. Use this feature when you expect your site to be down or under construction, and don't want to break the ring.
The Social Work Webring also keeps detailed statistics which you can visit either by clicking the "Statistics" link in the Control Panel, or one of the small icons next to each Site Title on the Social Work Webring homepage. The icon links will reveal in-depth statistics about each site in the Social Work Webring. Make sure you check them out to keep track of how your site is doing!
A "Hit" is recorded whenever a user arrives at a site because of a Ringmaker link. Arrivals via the Ring Homepage links and from Navigation Bars on other member sites will all add Hits to your site totals.
A "Click" is recorded whenever a user leaves a member site via a Ringmaker link. Direct Clicks from the Ring Homepage aren't recorded, only those from member Navigation Bars' "Next", "Previous" and "Random" links. Because of this, the Clicks totals are accurate reflections of how much the Navigation Bars on the other membership websites are being used.
Essentially, total Hits are how many visitors a site is receiving because of Social Work Webring membership, while total Clicks are how many visitors a site is generating for the rest of the Social Work Webring.