reciprocal links from respected websites which are directly relevant to our
work. Relevant organizations include:
- Economic development organizations (EDO's)
- Chambers of Commerce
- Investment Promotion Agencies (IPA's)
- Consultants (site selection and others related to
direct investment projects - M&A, new locations, relocation,
- Professional associations related to the direct
- Corporate real estate service providers and
facilities management services
- Foreign trade zones, enterprise zones, industrial
parks, office parks, etc.
- Project management specialists, architects,
- Office and industrial developers, REIT's, and
commercial construction firms
- HR and plant or equipment relocation specialists
- Logistics specialists and air services, airports,
railways, port authorities
- Project finance specialists, banks, venture
- Tax and legal professionals, incentives
- Trade promotion organizations, including
- Business publishers (vertical industry, general
management, finance, etc.)
- Specialty publishers (economic development,
international trade, etc.)
- Market research organizations doing work related
to this specialty
- Corporate intranets, such as portals and websites
used by executives for internal reference purposes, such as to find
suppliers or research sources
- Corporate procurement and B2B
- Travel and tourism offices or services (related
to business travelers)
- Business event organizers (trade shows, relevant
executive events, etc.)
- Executive clubs or special interest groups active
in business strategy, economic development initiatives, trade, or
international investment issues
Refer also to how to
request a listing and website link in our directories.
ordinary text links, or we can work together to come up with a graphic link
which fits well in the design of the most relevant page of your website.
You can cut and paste the above text box and link it to
gdi-solutions.com and edit it to whatever image size fits your page design.
The font is Garamond bold. For very small images, we switch to Arial or
Arial bold, as shown at right.
The image below is a 213x95 .gif file, similar in size to
the CoreNet logo as used on various pages of our website.
The buttons above
are 120 x 60 .gif images with links to gdi-solutions.com. Various
color combinations and image content are used in our advertising when there
are different space constraints or design issues (website color scheme,
etc.), as demonstrated above.
If something else would better fit your website design,
please just let us know your requirements.
Monthly website visit
website visit statistics
201,982 visits in 2004 = 16,831 / month = launch year
324,413 visits in 2005 = 27,034 / month = 61% increase
- 573,665 visits in 2006 = 47,805 / month = 77%
- 607,312 visits in 2007 = 50,609 / month = 6%
- similar trend early in 2008 as in 2006-2007.
See Market Reach.
page visits - analysis of visitor interests
print or online advertising, ask us about fDi magazine, which is
published by the Financial Times group (FT
There are also various ways for professional service
providers and economic development agencies to be featured through the
content of our website. Contact us directly for details.
468x60 banner is for our
www.ShortListNews.com website which is the main website we are promoting
from 2008 since it offers powerful new research tools, including the
capability to find any of our existing content and to selectively search
hundreds of websites by location or professional specialty..
above is 200x60 at 96dpi. If the text appears jagged, a higher
resolution version is available on request.
button above is intended for smaller button placements. Other sizes
are available on request.
the reciprocal link is in a space suitable for a banner ad in a header or
footer, these are the images which we are using at this time, with links to the home
page as indicated. These are 468x60 .gif files with a link to the
website as indicated.
The banner and button links as shown here are for general use
by relevant organizations. Special links will be set up for clients on
For example, some areas may want to link directly to their
own Area Profile, Area Report (post-Tour visit report), Area Survey, Ad
Recall listing of their recent advertising, etc.
Similarly, some professionals may choose to link to their own
Service Profiles or Surveys, or to other pages relevant to their specialties
or the likely interests of their website users.
below is a 210 x 90 .gif file which should be linked to our other website at
In general, we use underlined Arial (not bold) for the
first line : On The Short List
We use Garamond italic (not bold) in a slightly smaller
font for the second line :
The Professional Site Selection Tool
Similar fonts may be substituted.
below is a 120x60 .gif file which should be linked to our other website at
If you have any problems with these images, or need
something in a different size or resolution, please contact us or use the
guidance at left to produce something similar. We generally use white
text on a dark navy blue background for OnTheShortList.com and use a
burgundy background for GDI-Solutions.com
|In some cases
it may be appropriate to establish "deep links" to the specific
content pages which are most likely to be of interest to users of the
reciprocal links. For example, a US county or local economic
development agency may wish to link to the relevant
state directory, while investment
promotion agencies in other countries may want to link to the relevant
regional contacts directory or, in the case of
Europe, the national or Invest in
Europe directory. They may also wish to link directly to local
Area Reports, Area Profiles, Surveys or other content.
The basic structure of our website
should be relatively stable for this purpose, although new features are
constantly being added, and content updated.
In the case of deep links, it is
best to discuss these with us in advance so that we can provide guidance
about any website changes we foresee which might render such links obsolete.
some cases, we may actually set up special "landing pages" for the benefit
of users of reciprocal links, so that the content is tailored to the
expected interest of the users of such links. We sometimes do this
with our online advertising so that we can tailor the content and make it
more responsive to trends in user interests for that specific media
For example, the content featured on a
landing page for financial executives would be different from media aimed at
HR executives or corporate real estate professionals.
Contact us if this may be of interest as a way to make
reciprocal links even more responsive than a link to our home page.
receive many unsolicited requests for reciprocal links from our website
through broadcast emails (spam?) promoting other websites which frequently
are not even relevant to our professional specialty.
not pursue or accept irrelevant links.
We try to
link only to relevant sources of information for our expected visitors.
|We already provide free links
through our directories of contacts worldwide for
service providers related to this niche, and we add to these listings
selectively upon request or through our own research. This maintains
the convenience and value of such lists as an independent reference tool for
the executives and advisors we serve for direct investment projects.