Supporting User Groups

Rewarding Sponsors for Supporting User Groups

Here are your opportunities to obtain visibility in the User Group Network publications; UGN; InfoManager and User Group News. Of course we always welcome your press release and content submissions, however we do not guarantee they’ll be published. The only guarantee we offer is with the following programs:

IMPORTANT INFO 1. Friends of User Groups

Friend “Supporters” make a $50 contribution to show their support…

Your $50 Friends contribution gets your listing, 15 to 25 words about your mission, along with a direct link, in each weekly InfoManager for a month. (InfoManager also posted to our Facebook page!)

NOTE THIS Payment via PayPal. Your transaction will be confirmed by PayPal using all major credit cards or your PayPal account. All payments handled via Showker, Inc. the UGN ecommerce provider.
Click here to become a User Group FRIEND

NOTE THIS Annual Discount: Be a friend for a full year and save 25%, a full year for $450
PLUS: receive a live text link, site-wide, in the UGNN.com InfoManager (at right)
Click here to book your Annual FRIEND contribution.


IMPORTANT INFO 2. Patron of User Groups

Patron “Supporters” make a $100 contribution to show their support…

Your $100 Patron contribution entitles you to:

  • 30-Day “Run of Site” Ad Button your 125 x 125 clickable button (JPG file) will appear in a coveted position on the front page, as well as “Run of Site” to thousands of editorial pages within the User Group Network. The button will stay there for one calendar month.
  • Front Page Text Link – these coveted links give you the best name ranking status in the major search engines. The link will remain for one year. A ‘title tag’ reinforces your message and raises search engine rankings even more!
  • Editorial burst in the InfoManager – this is the best bang for your buck on the web! The weekly InfoManager is both an email newsletter and a web site. Your editorial mention will appear during the month of your contribution.

NOTE THIS Payment via PayPal. Your transaction will be confirmed by PayPal using all major credit cards or your PayPal account. All payments handled via Showker, Inc. the UGN ecommerce provider.
Click here to become a User Group PATRON

NOTE THIS Be a Patron for a full year and save 25%, a full year for $900
PLUS: receive a live text link on the front page of the InfoManager BLOG.
Click here to book your Annual PATRON contribution.


What happens next? Upon making your contribution to any of the above buttons, we’ll be sending you an email with your link, and instructions.

Why is it so important to help support the User Group Network?

  • Since 1990, The User Group Network has welcomed an average quarter-million visitors each month, who visit at least three pages or more in the web site.
  • The InfoManager pages receive as many as 3,000 unique visitors each and every day
  • The InfoManager newsletter averages more than 10,000 signed subscribers who voluntarily provided email address, first/last name, city, state, country, profession, and computer platform.
  • Focus of the User Group Network covers: new developments in the computer industry; accomplishing tasks with the computer; social and government issues as they relate to computer users; the war against spam and online crime; wow new products for computer users; and, of course support and growth issues facing computer clubs known as user groups.

Contact Fred Showker, UGN Director at: 540-433-8402, (USA – Eastern Time Zone)


IMPORTANT INFO UGN Content Program

Since 1987, our reader-driven tradition dictates that any “presence” in the User Group Network represents a content-appropriate value to our readers.

We invite articles, white papers or other content of value along with the opportunity to present your message, product or service to the UGN audience. If you send content for publication, it must be appropriate for computer users, User Groups and technology. Your submissions must offer some form of usable information for our readers.

Editorial articles, “how to” or problem solver — 400 words minimum; screen captures, samples, and example images are encouraged.

You include all pertinent information; links; product/service size, platform, price, or other information sufficient for readers to understand what the product is about.

There is no charge for posting your articles, but we do not guarantee your material will be published. Keep in mind this is editorial information NOT advertising, press releases or pitch sheets.

IMPORTANT INFO Editorial contributors receive:

  • Your post in the appropriate department of the User Group Network or InfoManager blog. Includes your product information and links to the specific page(s) in your web site.
  • Link Brief in the weekly InfoManager email newsletter (Up to 25 words describing your “editorial”, with link) Brief also appears on the InfoManager front page as well as index pages within the site.
  • Global TAGS picked up by our RSS, Delicious and Twitter feeds and subscribers who re-post or re-tweet your name

PLEASE REMEMBER: submitting, does NOT guarantee positioning. We read all submissions and evaluate each for content, value, and benefit to our readers. The only way we guarantee positioning is through our Friend and Partner programs above

NOTE THIS SUBMIT CONTENT HERE: ugnn.com/post-your-article/

NOTE THIS Contact UGN for further information: ugnn.com/contact/

NOTE THIS REGISTER your user group, computer club or other technology related organization: ugnn.com/ug-registrar/