How to nudge journalists to link to your site when they mention it in their articles?


Would it be inappropriate to directly ask journalists to link any mention of your site in their articles?

There are occasions where I've spoken to writers and provided feedback as a source, and the article doesn't link the mention of the business to the site.

An example: This article on that mentioned Bright Journey.

Should sources directly ask for a link when they respond to media queries?

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asked Jul 7 '14 at 18:52
Nishank Khanna
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Some publications have a policy that they don't link to companies they mention. It's easy to tell: look at other articles they have written. Do they link to the startups they mention? If so, kindly email the writer and ask them to change your mention into a link. However, be aware that most of the traffic will probably be gone by the time they add the link, if they do. Bu again, asking is free.

answered Nov 3 '14 at 04:07
Alain Raynaud
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