How to Get Free Links from New York Times

New York Times is one of the top news portals on the web and getting linked from NYT is every webmasters dream. Analyzing my site traffic logs, it was surprising to see a steady stream of traffic from NYT links. New York Times had indeed linked to us and can link to you too.

Our site was linked on NYT from links provided via Blogrunner which is deeply integrated with NYT website. Blogrunner is an online news aggregator from NYT that collects headlines from news sources around the web including both established news organizations and blogs. Blogrunner brings you a view of the news ranked and organized by bloggers and other communities across the web. The ranking of news stories is determined by its popularity on the web using algorithms.

Sources are selected by an automated process based on their influence on the web. New York Times editors can add their own picks to this list and Blogrunner currently monitors about 12,000 blogs and media sources. So your blog is probably already indexed, but simply needs the right buzz on a current hot topic to get linked.

Though the placement of the Blogrunner widget varies across the NYT site, from above the fold, to the bottom of the page, it can generate decent traffic. Also learn how to display your blog on Reuters for free!


  1. Jigsawman says:

    Nice info,I am going to try it out right now.THANKS

  2. Keith Dsouza says:

    Congrats on being included in such high profile websites, QOT definitely deserves being there.

  3. bxd says:

    THANKS.Nice info!!!!

    • sac ekim says:

      How long does it take you to create one plugin? What is the total amount of work hours standing behind those 1mil downloads? Just curious… :)

  4. Handsome says:

    WOW thats great let me check

  5. WhitWhike says:

    But, you all ready need to have a popular site before hand it seems.

  6. Arun says:

    That’s great. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Pragmites says:

    Wow…a link through New York Times.! Great link juice.. does the site have a NoFollow tag though?

  8. Google penalty says:

    WOW, backlink from NYT, my dream, thanks for this great tip.

  9. PARWANTO says:

    Thanks for info but i still dont understand can you explain more?

  10. Jose says:

    What about a no follow tag? I think it would have one.

  11. Giochi says:

    nice tip! a bit late, but it is what I was looking in the SERPs!

  12. SEO Mumbai says:

    wow, thats great,thanks for sharing this secret.

  13. Free Film Posters says:

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