The Gambling Portal Webmasters Association, a professional community comprised of online gambling
affiliate webmasters, reached a new milestone this week with the presentation of its 600th "GPWA Seal of Approval" to a member.
"We're extremely proud of the fact that we have now awarded 600 seals," said Steven Corfman, GPWA Program Manager. "It was only a few months ago that we awarded the 500th seal. To have reached the 600 mark so quickly underscores the increased enthusiasm and single-minded determination of our members all over the world to demonstrate that their sites are trustworthy and honorable, and can be visited with complete peace of mind. It's both exciting and gratifying to see the accelerated pace at which webmasters are joining the Seal of Approval program."
The GPWA Approved Portal Seal lets visitors know that the designated site is managed independently of the sites it provides information about or promotes; that it respects and upholds copyright standards; that it does not send spam email, use unethical search-engine-optimization techniques, or promote or display pornography; that it provides consumers with information extending beyond banner ads and links; and that it acts professionally and respectfully in its business activities.
Every site that has earned the seal represents the hard work of a webmaster who has put his or her heart and soul into the creation of a truly outstanding resource, says a GPWA spokesman. One example is the most recent site to be awarded the seal - Poker Affiliate Listings.com, he said. "The site was recently launched by well-known poker affiliate Jeremy Enke, and has already set records as the most active poker affiliate forum on the web," the spokesman claimed.
The Gambling Portal Webmasters Association was founded in May 2001 as an organisation that promotes responsible gaming, strengthens relationships between affiliate program managers and portal webmasters, and give its members a way to collaborate with other webmasters. The GPWA's 6 000+ members communicate and share information in 100 forums, with 30 000 threads and 200 000 posts.