Thank you for your interest in helping the site !
SpeedGuide.net is financed mostly by banner advertising revenue, and personally by me, Philip. Running a fairly large site does not come cheap, there are server colocation hosting fees (over 200 Gigabytes of traffic per month), not to mention other expences such as programming services, hardware (our current server costs about $4,500), etc. If we also consider the time it takes to maintain and update the site, program the custom backend, code/support/update our freel online and downloadable programs, the research and time invested in writing articles, faqs, news, reviews, moderating the forums, and in general all the valuable services this site provides, all this is clearly supported by our own enthusiasm and desire to share information, rather than a sound business model. Still, SpeedGuide.net is not only a full time job for me, but it also relies heavily on the help of our editors, forum moderators and users in many aspects, from writing articles and posting news to answering questions in our forums.
Ways to Help
If you find the information on this site useful, there are a number of ways to help SpeedGuide.net. By supporting the site, you are helping us provide all this information and tools free to all broadband users that share our passion for getting the best from their internet connection and systems in general.
Premium Membership - rather than donating money, we have a premium membership that provides some valuable services, such as image hosting, ad-free browsing, enhanced security scan and more. Supporting us in this way not only provides some additional functionality for you as a member, but also helps us further develop the site and maintain it as one of the best free broadband information resources on the net. More info
Write articles. Any registered member can submit an article to the site. Contributing user articles, reviews, stories, answers to common questions, or any well-written content can help all our readers. The goal of this site has always been providing valuable informatin to the global broabdand community, and if you think you have something to share we'd be more than happy to publish it. More info
Answer Questions in our forums. Many people register looking for help with their residential broadband connections. Your expertise can be a valuable asset to our community, and broadband users in general.
Link to us from your website - it can help us by bringing direct traffic to the site, and by improving our ranking on search engines like Google. We like to think we'd be able to provide some valuable information to your readers as well. More info
Purchase from our sponsors - if you see products that interest you advertised on the site, use the links/banners here to purchase them. Even if they do not pay us any commissions directly, it is likely referals are being tracked and it can potenially help us.
Advertise with us - if you work in a technology-related field, and your company has a budget for online advertising, simply mentioning us can lead to a mutually benefitial relationship. More info
Promote the site - write a reporter, magazine editor, news columnist, or anyone in the media and tell them about your experience with SpeedGuide.net. User feedback can provoke a story about the site, and/or how we helped you.
Suggest the site for awards - there are a number of online and print media publications offering some type of favorite picks, or "site of the day/week/month/year" awards... And they are often based on user submitted suggestions.