We are the UK's largest independent broadband information website and have been operating since 2000 making us one of the first in the area. For almost eight years we have been running the site on the basis of the advertising income alone, with all the "staff" having full time occupations away from the site.
In the last couple of years, there have been a plethora of other sites which have been designed with referral revenue in mind. This has resulted in a shift in how advertising works, and has restricted our ability to expand and offer better features to our users.
We value our independence and will not let that be affected, but we have decided to start trialling referral revenue. When you click on a referral link (which are all identified by a green plus icon on the right which provides a link to this page), and sign up with a provider, we receive a referral credit which in return helps to fund the operation of the site.
As much as we would prefer not to have to do this, we feel to be able to grow the site, one of the few that started as a pure community site with no financial motives behind it, we need to increase the revenue so we can put more back into it.
We hope you will understand our reasons for doing this and support them. Obviously you can visit an ISP site without going through our links and sign up if you feel this is inappropriate. This will however help us to provide the most comprehensive information to you for free.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us: