Amybeth Hale – Research Goddess

Article Review: 17 Tips For Getting Bloggers To Write About You
March 18, 2008, 8:40 pm
Filed under: Article Reviews, Blogging

Was pointed to this article by Cory Doctorow who edits Boing Boing, which is a pretty popular blog! Given its popularity, I thought the 17 tips Cory went over would be worth taking a look at. He says, “Getting blogged is a delicate balance between control and publicity: the more control you exert over your content, the more you lumber it with weights that slow it down and keep it from finding its way around the net.” Great advice in my book – the more hoops you make bloggers jump through to share your stuff, the less likely they are to share it!

Read the whole article, but here are the basics of his 17 tips:

  1. Have a link
  2. Have a permanent link
  3. Have a link for everything
  4. Use real links
  5. Use links that go to pages
  6. Flash sites stink
  7. PDFs stink
  8. Streams stink
  9. Put your URL on your images
  10. Linking policies are ridiculous
  11. Don’t worry about “bandwidth stealing”
  12. Offer high-res images
  13. Forget the “copyright protection” Javascript
  14. Enough with the legal boilerplate
  15. Let bloggers know how you’d like to be attributed
  16. Creative Commons licensing takes the guesswork out of blogging
  17. Finally: Send suggestions by the preferred means

Basically, link link link, and don’t be a control freak while making sure that you’re given proper credit 🙂

Thanks for sharing these ideas Cory!


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