Hello, visitor, and welcome to Broadcast. Broadcast was created on January 22nd, 2014 by Anna as a guide to advertising your site. It's a spinoff of Awakened Advertising, which was suggested by Turnip in an interview for Always Connected. Why does there need to be a guide for site advertising, you ask? Many neopets sites pop up all over the site community, but some of these amazing sites never get noticed simply because the site owner does not utilize all of the different ways to advertise their site, and get the word out. This guide is designed to walk you through the steps to effectively broadcast your site all around Neopia. So, wipe off your shoes on the placemat and step in as we walk through the many different ways that you can get your site known!

January 26th, 2014 - 01:30 NST

I have added a new affiliate, Buzz! Alia is a very sweet girl, and her idea to open up a neofriend site was a great one. If you would like to be affiliated with Broadcast at any time, please feel free to neomail me!

January 26th, 2014 - 10:30 NST

I have finished the site advertising section of the guide. I have also added a beautiful new link back button from Floret! Please check it out in the sitely section.

January 24th, 2014 - 11:00 NST

I have finished my lunch break, but it was not enough time to complete the site advertisement section. I have left the beginning content there, and plan to finish that section and possibly two more tonight. You should neomail me to keep me motivated! ;)

Also, I got a beautiful button from Fiasco for the sites I feature to display proudly! Thank you Kiwi, it's absolutely beautiful!

January 24th, 2014 - 09:00 NST

I've requested a few buttons from a few fabulous button request sites, as well as added content to the get listed section. I'm working at home today, so I will be updating the Site Advertisement section on my lunch, as well as doing some other site maintenance. If you're a page stalker and would like to contribute some tips on how to advertise your site, please neomail me. If you could include a link to your site in this neomail, I would really appreciate it.

January 23rd, 2014 - 04:00 NST

I got a beautiful layout for the site, and it's all thanks to Sosu! He also made the first button for the site, which is absolutely beautiful! I will be working on filling in the content over the next few days, so I can open the site to the public. Please bear with the empty state of the site, as I like to have a stunning layout to motivate myself to get going!

One very important part of broadcasting your site is being featured at another neopets site. The following sites are currently being featured at Broadcast! On the left, we have a site that's a bit newer to the site community while on the right we have an older site. To feature a site, you should send me a neomail with the site and the link!

FEATURE NEW SITE

FEATURE SITE

Date: 01/23/14 - Site Name: Charme - Owner: Ashe
Charme is a brand new site that you can find backgrounds, shields, icons, and a whole lot more! Do you have a specific color or image you'd like on your graphic? Charme also offers requests!
Date: 01/23/14 - Site Name: The Shelf - Owner: Simba
The Shelf is a long standing link directory that lists over 2,000 petpages, and is a great resource to use when you need to find a specific site quickly. Have you been listed?

Getting Listed

What is Getting Listed?

Getting listed is a term that site-owners use to describe getting your site put on a link directory. Link directories are a wonderful way to get the word out about your site, because neopians visit link directories to find a specific site.

When listing at directories, many new site owners make the mistake of only listing at older directories. It is important to list at all of the directories you come across.
It is important to list at any directory your site can, because each directory you list at gives you just one more chance for your site to be noticed and utilized. You never know, the newest site on the block could one day become the next Shelf!

When listing your site at a directory, you need to determine what category your site fits in. Below I have listed several different site categories that your site may fit into.

  • ADOPTABLES & PIXELS
  • ADOPTION & TRADES
  • ARTWORK & WRITING
  • CODING & DESIGN
  • COMMUNITY
  • DAILIES GUIDE
  • DIRECTORIES
  • FONT
  • GRAPHICS
  • GUIDES
  • PET DIRECTORIES
  • PREMADES
  • REQUESTS
  • REVIEWS
  • SCREENIES
  • UNTAKEN NAMES
  • It is totally normal if your site fits into more then one category. If that is the case, then you could note it on your listing form.

    Some link directories require you to list your site category in your listing form, while others only ask for the link to the site. It will depend on which link directory you visit. Remember, link directories are doing you a favor by listing your site, so you should be polite and read before you list!

    Most link directories do not require you to link back to their page, but I recommend that you link back anyways, simply because it's a good way to show appreciation for the free advertising they are providing you. When I want to list my sites, I send in my form and let them know that I will link to their site when they list me. I've never encountered a site owner that had a problem with my doing that, specifically because linking back wasn't required. However, if you run across a link directory that does require your linking back, then you should do so before you send in your form.












































    Site Advertisement

    Posting a site advertisement at a link directory is a great way to broadcast your site. This is because many neopians will view the advertisement page on the site to see what's new in the site community.

    But Anna, What do I post?

    Before you are ready to post an advertisement, you need to consider what you want your advertisement to say. First, you need to determine if the post is better as a site advertisement or as a site update. Below you will find examples of some site updates, and why they don't work as well as a site advertisement.

    Updates
  • I'm so sorry I have been unable to complete requests! I have been really sick, but I'll start completing requests soon.
  • I have listed 3 new sites and removed two due to closure.
  • I added an amazing affiliate today! Awakened Advertising is a neat little guide that all guild recruiters should consider reading.


  • In the first example, the site owner posted about how they were unable to provide quick service, and why. When tailoring a site advertisement, you want to show potential visitors that you can provide them service now or soon. A site advertisement should be designed to encourage visitors to visit, not keep them away. An update would be more appropriate for this announcement, because it informs your current visitors why you haven't gotten to their request.

    In the second example, the site owner posted a minor update to the site, in this case the site is a link directory. This is more appropriate as an update because it's a very small amount of updating to the site. You should reserve site advertisements for when you've made big changes to your site. I will elaborate later on in this section.

    In the final example, the site owner posted a general update about adding an affiliate. When adding affiliates and listers it's more appropriate to make that a site update because it doesn't pertain to the content of your site.

    However, you can make these statements into a site advertisement, with a bit of rewording. We will call all of these site names site, for the purpose of presentaton.

    Advertisements
  • Site is planning on opening up requests in the next few days. Come check us out to request your very own graphic!
  • Site has been revamped to include several new sections. Come list your site today!
  • Site is now open to the public, and is looking for affiliates! If you're interested, neomail me!


  • The first example is a good way to announce to all potential visitors that new and exciting things are coming to your site, and it encourages constant site visits from potential clients. This advertisement shows that you have true dedication to providing great service.

    The second example is a good way to show that your site is updating information and accepting new listings. This is better as an advertisement because you're encouraging new visitors to come check out your site.

    The final example is broadcasting that the site is new and encouraging other site owners to come visit your site

    There are many other things that you can make site advertisements for. Below you will see a list of different things that would be appropriate to advertise about.

  • Site Opening
  • Revamping of a section
  • Site Event
  • Site Hiatus
  • New layout
  • Open Requests
  • Site Closure


  • Good luck writing your site advertisement! If you have any other ideas about things appropriate for advertising a site, please neomail me.












































    Advertising Boards

    Special Note:
    This section of Broadcast was taken directly from Awakened Advertising, as the concept there is easily transferable to site owning. As I am the creator of the guild recruitment guide, this was done with permission.

    When making an advertising board for your site, it is crucial to have a readable font. The following two paragraphs will help you decide the font face and color.

    The Font Face

    When choosing the font face, I tend to use Arial or Verdana or something simple like that. The other font faces are cool, but you want the visitor to be able to read what you're saying. It is important to use simple font faces, like those previously mentioned, for two reasons. Reason one is that fancier fonts can be harder to read so the visitor may get confused. Reason two is that some people may not have all of the same font faces on their computer that you have, so your font could appear messy on their screen.

    The Color

    In regards to color, you should try to stick to a darker neoHTML color. For example, try sticking to black, dark blue, dark green, or grey. This is because when you use a lighter color, the effect it could have on the visitor is that they become blinded by your post and they don't visit your site.

    When it comes to the signature, I would suggest that you include your site's name and site link. This is important because, when chatting with visitors on the boards, they can easily visit your site. Not only that, but sometimes they may subconsciously remember your pets name when searching for your link.

























































































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