What's a "Partner
Funny you should ask...
HV/Net was started as
a Tour Guide to New York's Hudson River Valley. We've
spent a great deal of time assembling the most comprehensive
collection of contemporary information on the Hudson
Valley available anywhere and creating interactive
programming to deliver this information to our viewers.
The programmers we use in-house are versed in "high-end"
PC data engine technology, (FoxPro),
so everything about HV/Net is accessible via this
technology. We have been using it internally since
the beginning of our site. This
technology allows us to dynamically serve up information
in web pages by processing queries into our "Relational
Database" of information. The page potentially changes
from one viewer to another as new information is fed
into the data tables.
Although this programming
makes HV/Net extremely functional and dynamic in its
information, it is also an extremely expensive and
daunting task to put together and make function.
We've been at it now for
several years, building, tweaking and honing the programming.
Thousands of man hours have gone into the creation
and maintenance of this extraordinary suite of programming.
In discussions with WebMasters
all over our Valley we have discovered a real need
on their part. They need dynamic information, dynamically
available. But their financial resources are limited
when it comes to creating programming to control their
sites and they individually haven't the in-house talent
versed in high-end programming languages to implement
the things they need.
We are told constantly
that they are having to rely almost exclusively on
packaged boiler plate Perl scripts found in libraries
and having to downgrade their expectations on their
presentations. They cannot create commercially viable
programs on their sites because everything they do
must be done manually and there is little to no automation
of processes available. Or they are having to rely
exclusively on manually created web pages, taking
enormous amounts of time to edit and maintain each
time something changes to the information.
If HV/Net had to do everything
manually we'd be out of business before the afternoon
So we put our heads
together and have come up with a way for other webmasters
to tap into the interactive and automated capabilities
that we have developed for HV/Net. We've assembled a
suite of tools that enable the webmaster to turn over
certain aspects of their presentation & maintenance
to our services, automating page counts and statistic
gathering, delivery of certain kinds of information,
placements of banner ads and other forms of advertising,
tracking clicks on objects and more. The list of services
we are offering is changing and growing as webmasters
contact us seeking assistance.
cap it all off, we've also created a way for all of
this activity to become an automated billing process
for you. Place an ad on your site and need to bill
based upon number of views? Nothing could be easier.
Want to place banner ads across a group of pages and
charge for clicks on them? It's now a snap. We can
both gather the information and translate that into
bills sent directly to your clients.
Or just use these services
to gather the counts and information, then view it
online and create the bills yourself, it's your choice.
point is to provide you with the tools, the programmign
keys, necessary to create a financially viable,
highly functional web site, with no effort on your
part other than filling in a couple of online forms.
You are freed to concentrate on the important things,
getting and keeping your paying clients.
In addition, webmasters
have a real maintenance problem with certain types
of information. They would benefit from offering certain
kinds of user updated information, but haven't the
time to manually input the data or haven't the resources
to pay for the programming to make it happen. Yet
they also don't want to link into some anomyous mega
site that would return information about places of
absolutely no relevance to them.
What we've done to accommodate
this is to create spacialized access into three of
our online programs allowing the webmaster to fine
tune the returning information. In the case of the
Calendar, the returning information can be limited
to just those things entered into the system by the
webmaster himself or herself.
We've created highly parameterized
CGI calls into our data allowing the webmaster to
pick and choose exactly what they want returning to
their site. They can limit to a very narrow focused
geographic area, a very narrow focused category or
be expansive and present information on a much broader
scale. The desicsion is theirs. And by participating
in the programs, webmaster can allow their viewers
to become direct contributors to the information being
presented. Put links to add events into the calendar,
or add Classified Ads. The decision is yours to implement,
quickly and extremely easily.
All of this instantly
available to any site that wants to participate in
the Hudson Valley.
In addition, we've created
new programming to allow you to log in and exactly
detail what this returning information is exactly
going to look like on your website. We've created
the ability for you to detail areas of the returning
webpage so that all the information actually looks
like it is coming directly from you and your web site
instead of us! You are in complete control of nearly
every aspect of the returning screen display!!!
You are in the driver's
seat! The presentation looks and feels like your own!
is providing you with ways of actually earning some
money for the access. With each page that is served
up Banner Ads that you sell and control can be placed.
The clients are yours, not HV/Net's. If you are located
within the Hudson Valley, we also can empower you
to act as a selling agent for HV/Net in your location
and receive full commissions on each sale.
Now even MORE!
If you are outside of
the Hudson Valley, then HV/Net can serve as your source
for interactive information about your area! Our programming
is expandable beyond our own borders and can be utilized
in any location or geographic area. If you need the
kinds of information we can serve up, with the exception
of Business listings, we will happily and entheuastically
do it for you!
Already, we have established
the data structures expanding our programming into
most areas of New York. If you want to tap into these
we'll help you in every way we can. Got a site in
Utah? We can serve as your interactive programming
All of the interactive
programming we provide to sites within the Hudson
Valley are completely and totally available to any
other region in the US. The only exception is our
collection of Business Listings. So let us work with
you to make your site more successful, easier to maintain
and dynamically appealing.
How do you BECOME AN
Available To You!
Random Banner Ad Rotations
Targeted Banner Ad Rotations
Calendar of Events Listings
Classified Ad Listings
Online Display of All Activity
Automatic Client Billing
Online Lodging Bookings
could be simpler. If you are a business already listed
in HV/Net, all you need is your ID and Password to
log in as an Advertiser. From this interface you can
control all aspects of both your advertising programs
on HV/Net as well as your participation in our Partner
Program. If you aren't currently listed, just submit
your information for a Business Listing and you are
automatically enrolled in the Partner Program. If
you are located outside of the Hudson Valley just
submit your information for a Business Listing and
in the "Comment" area, indicate you are
interested in becoming a part of our Partner Program.
If we agree, you will be sent your log in codes. It's
literally that simple!