Believe it or not, we occasionally get emails from folks asking for us to make their sites Noteworthy. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. Those of you who’ve been around here for awhile understand it’s based on the number of ‘My Style’ and ‘Not My Style’ votes a site gets in a month. That being said, here are some tips that may help get your site in the running (and possibly push it over the top).
- Submit it. It definitely won’t become a Noteworthy if it’s not in the gallery
- Have a Quality Site. This should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyways. It’s the community that determines whether you get a Noteworthy or not so if nobody has a reason to vote, you won’t have a chance (sorry).
- Keep the Discussion Going. Post comments on the site page. If someone responds, reply back (remember flames wars don’t accomplish anything). This will create a link to your Site Page off the eduStyle homepage (which can drive lots of traffic your way). We also recently added an rss feed for the comments for each site to make it a little easier to follow what’s going on.
- Build Out the Site Page. Submit news items and articles about the site, team, or process. This encourages people to stay on the page. Also add keywords as this increases the number of ways people can get to your page.
- Promote It Elsewhere. Link to the Site Page on your team and personal blogs if you have them. Encourage your visitors to register on eduStyle and vote it up. Lately it takes about 20 votes to make it as a Noteworthy, so we’re not too worried about people trying to game the system, although if things get out of hand we’re not afraid to act
On a related point, if you’d like to promote your site by doing a ‘Q & A’ type article, please send us a note. Feel free to post any more ideas you have in the comments.