Wednesday, March 12, 2008

17 Tips for getting bloggers to write about you

Found via Boing Boing

Some great tips on how to get bloggers to pick up your stories - and the fact is libraries could apply some of these to their websites and sending out notices to the press. Be sure to click here to read the entire post at Information Week.

Tips include:
Have a link
Have a permanent link
Have a link for everything
Use real links
Use links that go to pages
Flash sites stink
PDFs stink
Streams stink
Put your URL on your images
Linking policies are ridiculous
Don't worry about the "Bandwidth stealing"
Offer high-res images
Forget the "copyright protection" javascript
Enough with the legal boilerplate
Let bloggers know how you'd like to be attributed
Creative Commons licensing takes the guesswork out of blogging
Finally. Send suggestions by the preferred means

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