I still laugh when I recall how people used to say that CTP badges would never catch on.
With more than 23 million of them claimed I think it is fairly safe to say that these badges are pretty well established within our community.
In fact there are many people who will not even consider surfing a traffic exchange unless it contains badges.
Claiming them is one thing but now there is something new you can do with CTP badges…you can sponsor them.
You decide which badge(s) you want to sponsor and then everyone who claims them while you are the sponsor will see your message…powerful stuff indeed.
Benefits of Sponsoring a CTP Badge
So why would you want to sponsor a CTP badge? Well because it is a really cool thing to do of course!
Also, and perhaps just slightly more importantly, just think of all the people who would be able to see your sponsor message each time they claim your sponsored badge.
Badge sponsors get to display a special Sponsor Message which is shown every time the badge is claimed!
It will also be displayed on the badge holders pages (which is also great for SEO by the way) and this means you will have a whole lot of eyes looking at your message.
As an additional bonus we will give you 100 CTP XP every time someone claims your badge. Just think what that could do for your team’s performance.
How To Sponsor a CTP badge
Here is how it works:
1. Login to CTP and go to the CTP badge sponsor page.
2. You will see a selection of some of the badges that are available to sponsor right now.
3. Click on the badge you want to sponsor and you will be taken to the payment page. It costs just $5 to sponsor the badge for one month. The badge will be held for you for five minutes to give you time to complete the payment process. If you don’t complete it or change your mind by clicking away from the page then the badge will be released for someone else to claim.
You will also find a link to claim a badge from that badge’s specific page…unless someone has already claimed it first of course.
Additionally when you claim a badge, then as long as someone else has not got there first, you will see a link allowing you to sponsor that badge too.
So this is a badge I found while surfing ThumbVu:
So obviously I claimed it….
And because this has not yet got a sponsor there is a link under the badge which would take me to the badge sponsor page.
Let’s take the Lobby Hits 50 page badge as another example.
When I claimed this I can see that Sunny Suggs has already sponsored this badge. Her picture, message, and the URL she wants to send people to also shows up.
Think of what you could do if you were the sponsor of your own favourite CTP badges.
But don’t spend too much time thinking because someone else may come along and snap up the badge before you.