How to get your web links listed on the internet appendix.
A guide to contextual (not social) sharing of content.
How to add a link into Upendix?
Upendix.com is a website that helps people find information. Good blog articles, relevant websites, helpful videos and insightful stories can be hard to find if you’re looking for knowledge on a specific, niche subject.
Upendix gives you a list of the newest, most popular and trending articles on any topic. It’s a modernised web directory.
If you have a website or blog, you want to promote a product, or you are just passionate about an issue, Upendix lets you link up web pages so that people can find your content easily. It’s a great way to drive new readers to your site and establish yourself as a thought leader on a topic.
So, how do you link an article or webpage on Upendix?
There are two options:
1) Add your links to an existing topic, or
2) Create a new topic, and then add your links.
What is a topic?
On Upendix a Topic is a community space where everyone can add comments, how-tos or opinions that are relevant to that topic. Anyone can add a link to any page on the web into a topic for free and without even logging in. To ensure everything in a topic stays relevant and appropriate you may be asked to review another users submissions when you submit your own.
So, if you have a webpage, blog article, video or any other web content and you want people to see it, read it, talk about it and share it you should add it to a topic on Upendix.
Which topic should I add my link to?
Start by thinking about the themes of your content. If it’s a blog article on Rising Sea Levels you might add it to the ‘Climate Change’ topic. If it’s a YouTube video on The Health Benefits of Turmeric you could add it to the ‘Health Food’ topic, the ‘Super-foods’ topic and the ‘Turmeric’ topic (Yes, you can add a link to as many topics as you want!). You will want to add your link to a topic where the viewers will see it and want to click through and read it. There is no point adding the Rising Sea Levels article to the ‘Health Food’ topic as it will probably not get published as its not relevant, and even if it was published, people will ignore it because it’s not what they are looking for.
Once you know what topics to add your links to, you can search for topics from the menu bar or on the home page,
or browse through the topic index on Upendix.
If you find the topics you want to add your links to already exist, click to open the topic page.
From the topic page you can see the existing articles and links added to the topic.
Click the Topic Description subheading to open the topics explanation, this will describe the topic and the types of articles and content that should be added to the page. If your link fits the description of the topic, you should go ahead and add it.
How do I add a link to a Topic?
To add a new article, blog, webpage, video or any other web content to a topic page press the Add Article button on the right of the heading near the top of the page.
Next you will be asked to add the link or URL to your content. You should add as specific a link as possible. For example add a link to the specific blog article, not the home page of your blog. Or, add a link to a video’s URL, not just the page the video is posted on. Usually you can copy and paste the link form the address bar in your browser.
For example, lets add the recent story on Climate Change transforming the global food supply on LiveScience.com. We can copy the link from the address bar in the browser when viewing that article. Then, on the ‘Add New a Article’ page in Upendix we paste the link.
You will need to click the ‘I’m not a robot’ checkbox too; this will ensure you are a real person and not an automated robot adding junk links. Once the robot check shows a tick, press the SUBMIT button.
On the next page we will show you a preview of your link. Be patient, it may take a few moments to generate the preview. Note that we try to select the primary image on your page for the preview. There is no way to manually select the image for the preview (yet), so if you have written the article yourself you’ll want to add an eye-catching image as your main picture near the top of the page.
Below the preview you are presented with three options, and you must select one to categorise the article as best you can.
- If the article is a news article, a broad discussion, offers opinions or a general update on the topic choose COMMENTARY.
- If the article is a review, provides a rating or evaluation, a comparison or a deep analysis of the topic choose REVIEW.
- If the article is a guide, an explainer or a how-to, a help article or a set of instructions choose HOW-TO.
Once you’ve made a selection press NEXT.
Two things might happen from here, you are either asked to review another persons article submission, or you are done and you will be sent back to the topic page.
If you are sent back to the topic your article will be displayed on the page with a green confirmation heading indicating the submission was successful.
How do I review other submissions?
During submission of your link, if you are presented with the Peer Review page you must first review another users submissions before your own is submitted.
Remember to be diligent and fair when reviewing other submissions, the more accurate and valuable the topics on Upendix are to readers, the more they will come back, and the more they use Upendix the more they will click on your articles and links!
You may be presented with an article or a topic to review.
If it’s a topic all you need to do is decide whether the topic title makes sense and the description is understandable, read-able and ensure it is generic. A topics description should not have links or references to a specific website or web page at all.
If it’s an article you will be asked ‘If the article is relevant for the topic?’. You are able to read the topic description to understand what it is about, the just decide if you think the article would help other readers who are viewing that topic.
Next to, or underneath each article or topic submission you are given three options, PUBLISH, REJECT or JUNK. Just select the option you think is best.
The Upendix community prefers to keep the topics as relevant and high quality as possible, and the web is full of spammers (people who just try to paste their links anywhere — especially if they are trying to sell something) so please be diligent and don’t feel bad rejecting content.
On the Peer Review page you may be presented with up to three articles or topics to review (although it is rare to get three). After you choose an outcome for each one it will disappear and show a summary of your decisions. Once you have reviewed all the submissions, select FINISH.
Successful article submission!
Perfect, now you’ll be sent back to the topic page, where you will see your article with a green confirmation heading. The heading explains that your article is submitted successfully but will not show up within the topic until it has been approved for publishing. Usually your article will be published within 24 hours, it will take that long before it’s review is finalised (it can sometimes take up to three other Upendix users to decide if an article should be published or not!).
There is nothing else to do, you can check back on the topic page in a day or so and you should see your link displayed in the list. If it never appears your submission may have been rejected or junked, if so you can try submitting it again — or maybe try a more relevant topic.
Well done! At this point anyone looking for information on your topic should be able to see your article. If it is popular and gathers lots of clicks it will show up in the trending and all time popular lists too.
Readers who see your link should see your website name, maybe your name (or the author of the web page or article) as well as the title of the page, article or video. Underneath they can see the total views, make a comment or view links to other related topics or articles!
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