are thumbnail screenshots of web pages that
allow you to visualize web sites before web surfers click on the
link. If you use thumbshots on your link pages, web surfers know
what they get before they click on a link.
Thumbshots are a
great way to easily enhance the look of your link pages.
What does a thumbshot look like?
The content of the thumbshot image depends on the web site
it represents. For example, a thumbshot next to a link to
Axandra.com can look like this:
How can you quickly add thumbshots to your
There's a free web service that allows you to quickly add
thumbshots to your web site. Although the service is provided
by a German company, it works with web sites in all languages.
Just add the following code next to a link on your links
border="0" onload="if (this.width>50) this.border=1; this.alt='Vorschau
Replace [LINK] with the URL of the web site for which you
want to have a thumbshot image. If you use the service for the
first time, you might have to wait a few minutes until the
thumbshot for the web site has been created.
If you want to use their free thumbnails service, you have
to put a small link to their web site. Details can be found
How to quickly add thumbshots to all links
on your link pages at once
If you use
ARELIS to create your link pages, just add the following
HTML code to your link page template:
border="0" onload="if (this.width>50) this.border=1; this.alt='Preview';">
ARELIS will automatically add a thumbshot image to all link
partners in your link directory then.
You can also use this to offer potential link partners an
incentive to link back to you. When ask for a link back to
your site, offer your link partner a banner of a thumbshot
next to the link in your link directory. If the link partner
agrees to link back to you, just enter the following URL in
the Picture or banner URL in your link directory edit
field in ARELIS:
Thumbshots can give your link pages a professional look. If
ARELIS to create and manage your link pages, you can quickly
add thumbshots to all link partners in your link directory at