Webmaster tools

News Tips

If you run a game news related website or blog, submitting your news stories to N4G is a great way to promote your site and gain new readers. We also recommend that you take advantage of the N4G news tips feature. This way your own readers can recommend your news stories to be featured on N4G. Each time one of your readers click on the N4G news tips link or button on your site, your story will climb the N4G news tips chart. N4G send millions of hits to game sites each month. Since N4G is a targeted game news site, the chance of your stories hitting the front page is a lot higher compared to other social news and bookmaking sites.


How to set up external tips submission

Here is a short explanation of how you can integrate a news tips feature on your website or blog. Feel free to alter them and customize them for your site.

Url to use:
http://n4g.com/tips?url=StoryUrl&title=StoryTitle


Url Parameter Descriptions

url=http://www.YourSite.com/YourStory.html
  • Should contain the url of the story
  • Should be as clean as possible, no users sessions or user-specific date in the url.
  • URL-encode the urls like this:
    http%3a%2f%2fwww.YourSite.com%2fYourStory.html

title=YourStoryTitle
  • URL-encode the story title


Examples

Here is an example of how the news tips link can look, but feel free to customize it the way you want. A good place to add the link is at the end of your articles, making it easy for your readers to vote on your stories. We recomend that you host the image on your website.

Example 1:
Code for this example:

<img src="http://s2.n4g.com/media/11/gen/nb-16x16-icon.gif" border="0" title="Tips N4G about this story" /> <a href="http://n4g.com/tips?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.YourSite.com%2fYourStory.html&title=StoryTitle" target="_blank" title="Tips N4G about this story">Tips N4G</a>


Icons

Here are some icons you can use when linking to N4G.
N4G http://s2.n4g.com/media/11/gen/16x16-icon.gif
N4G http://s2.n4g.com/media/11/gen/nb-16x16-icon.gif


FeedFlare for FeedBurner

If you are using FeedBurner then you can use this FeedFlare to add a "Tips N4G" link to your feed.
http://n4g.com/feedflares/tipsn4g.xml


RSS Feeds

You can add N4G RSS Feeds to your site so it has all the latest game news.