Advertising Policy

Fair for Everyone Advertising Policy

This site contains affiliate links, display ads and paid featured listings from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links at no additional cost to you.

We make our money through online advertising – which makes this site free for you to use. We’re not trying to pull a fast one or rip you off, but we do need to pay all of the talented people who work on this site, so we’ve adopted an advertising policy that works best for us and for you. If you have any questions, please contact us.

We’re not trying to trick you into buying things you don’t want or need, we’re just making you aware of the dynamic you are already involved in, so that you can consciously take part. Advertising has been rightly and wrongly demonized over the years, but it’s part of keeping the internet free, so working together we hope we can make it a more reasonable payment system for everyone.

 

Top 100 Lists Qualifications

We are always accepting candidates for our top 100 lists and want to be transparent about the qualifications that need to be met in order for an attraction or restaurant to be considered. As of November 2019, the qualifications are as follows:

  1. Must have a physical location in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or Gatlinburg
  2. Must have a valid local Google Listing with at least a 3.5 star rating or above
  3. Must have at least 10 reviews on Google
  4. Must have a valid Yelp Listing

These qualifications also apply to paid, featured listings. Featured listings pay for prominent placement on the list. When being considered for our Top 100 List, someone from TheSmokies.com team will likely be secretly checking out your attraction/restaurant to guarantee that your location is able to offer an as-promised experience for consumers. We are constantly revising Top 100 Lists.

If you would like to submit an attraction or restaurant for consideration, or need to report an attraction or restaurant that you feel does not meet our standards, please contact us.

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