HOW TO: Get Your Blog Featured On Techmeme

Techmeme is a technology news aggregator. The website has been described as “a one-page, aggregated, filtered, archiveable summary in near real-time of what is new and generating conversation”.

Techmeme works by scraping news websites and blogs, and then compiles a list of links to the most popular technology-related news of the day, which is continuously updated. The stories selected are chosen primarily by an automated process (via Wikipedia).

Techmeme

Getting featured on Techmeme as several advantages. Your blog gets good traffic and it will also get good exposure. Below I mentioned some tips and a WordPress plugin to help your articles to get featured on Techmeme easily.

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Some Tips To Get Featured :

#1 – Always produce original content with descriptive titles. Give some link love to Techmeme, which drives some traffic.

#2 – If you have written or published an unique and different kind of article, like Mark Zuckerberg (CEO, Facebook) went to a local barber shop. Then you can send an email directly to the Techmeme editors at editorial@techmeme.com. They will be surely interested! :D

#3 – If you are re-blogging something, like linking to a news story, then chances are pretty less. The editorial team will rarely include you in Techmeme. Meanwhile, if you can provide some unique context that is missing from the current Techmeme conversation, you can get included.

#4 – If your blog/website is already indexed by Techmeme, then you don’t need to work very hard to get onto Techmeme. Just do your usual blogging stuffs. Here the chances are pretty high that your article will automatically become part of the relevant conversation happening at Techmeme.

# 5 – Follow TechmemeFH or Techmeme for your sake!! Also recommended to follow Gabe Rivera, the guy behind Techmeme.

#6 – To send a tip to Techmeme, just include “Tip @Techmeme” or “Tip @TechmemeFH” in your message along with the URL of the news story you’d like to appear. Check the below image for example :

HellBlog Techmeme

Note : If you were the first person to tip Techmeme about a story url, your Twitter id will be credited on the homepage of Techmeme if the story is posted. The credit will appear beneath the posted headline, after “Discussion” links. Look for the word “Thanks”:

techmemethanksnoah

Want to know what Gabe recommends?

My recommendations? First, focus on the content. Break news or write original analysis, and do so clearly and concisely, always careful to provide real value to new and existing readers. And use descriptive titles. Second, enable discovery of your post. If necessary, though emails, links, trackbacks, IMs, etc.

And here is the link love part, mentioned #1.

Now if your blog or news article sends a moderate level of traffic to one of my sites, it will be evaluated for inclusion.


Keep “Suggest To Techmeme” Button/Link On Your Blog

If you are using a WordPress blog, then you can easily use a to keep “Suggest To Techmeme” button on your blog posts. – Download Plugin Here.

Have you tried these tips? Do you know any other tip? Please share it in the comments!

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On August 31, 2010 by in Guides | Short Link: http://hbb.me/12KhUtD  

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21 Opinions on “HOW TO: Get Your Blog Featured On Techmeme

  1. Great tips.. I will have to try this out and add a sharing button on blogReaction as well. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow. I never knew about techmeme featuring trick. Hope it helps me to drive some traffic from techmeme. Thanks a lot for the tip.

  3. Awesome tips you have here. Thanks for the share. Def going to implement these tips to try to get on techmeme :)

  4. My thinking is same as yours, Unique title with fresh content is most important than other things. Rest of addition trick is very useful. Thanks @hellblog

  5. woh.. never heard about Techmeme before… will try to feature my blog post in techmeme

  6. What is Techmeme ? I think they need to be featured on our blogs first… lol ;)

  7. It’s really awesome.. I never knew that techmeme accepts our articles via twitter tweet too.thanks for the great post Pradeep. Cheers

  8. Awesome Post with lots of good idea :)

  9. It’s kinda difficult to get featured on such sites. But still thanks for sharing your tips. It’s worth a try :-)

  10. let try few,

    i guess twitter tip is really great

  11. I guess Techmeme is new, because this is my first time of hearing about the website. Thanks for sharing the tips on how to feature on Techmeme.

  12. havent heard let me try it

  13. good to see you write articles on such sites, i mean techmeme/slashdot etc. are really popular but no one seems to be making use of them… all i see is people getting worried about hitting the digg front page, which never really happens…

    looking foreword to see more such featuring articles,

  14. Great… i was thinking about it and your tips will help me too much :D

  15. I will try this method and generally using Twitter Button to twitter. Thank You for sharing. I will send some of my posts to them via email. :)

  16. Amazing tips in here. Wanna try this one. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  17. Thanks for the tips, gonna try to submit to them soon with one of my new blogs.

  18. i would like to give it a try !! thanx

  19. I’m hoping to get onto Techmeme one day, got a while to go before I start making my own news though.

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