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SmartAge, theglobe.com Launch Free Ad Banner Service

San Francisco-based Web services company SmartAge signed a strategic partnership deal to help community operation theglobe.com launch a banner exchange called globeClicks, powered by SmartAge Corner Office.

The new service is aimed at helping small businesses and personal publishers to advertise their sites to other users on the Web. globeClicks, powered by SmartAge, will be accessible from the Homepage Builder Section of theglobe.com. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"This relationship underscores how theglobe.com empowers its members with user-friendly e-commerce tools," said William Lohse, president and CEO of SmartAge. "With globeClicks, every visit generates an opportunity to boost traffic to members' sites."

"Our partnership with SmartAge appeals to our core business model by matching the essential ingredients of commerce with community interaction," said Dean Daniels, chief operating officer of theglobe.com.

Members of theglobe.com will have access to SmartAge's Corner Office, where they can monitor and manage their banner placement results.

SmartAge is an e-commerce and Web services company focused on small businesses. It provides a suite of 15 Web marketing services that includes SmartClicks, a free banner exchange.