FAQ

What is Vyteo? <top>
Vyteo hosts the best and most creative startup reviews on the internet. Our reviews are both memorable and accurate representations of the featured startup. We liken them to Super Bowl commercials. They’re promotional in nature but everyone watches them since they’re creative and fun. We are the only host of poetic features for tech startups. Check out our About Page for more information on Vyteo’s history.

Can Vyteo help me get placements in the news? <top>
Yes! Vyteo is now available for hire as your public relations specialists. We love not only featuring you on our site, but also on sites around the web. See our Public Relations Page for more info.

Can start-up teams help articles go viral? <top>
Yes! Our top four sources of traffic are Google Search, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Twitter, in that order. To maximize exposure for your startup’s article:

  1. Submit it to StumbleUpon. StumbleUpon is the most viral with the ability to send lots of traffic quickly. And, now that our features are short poems it’s perfect for it. Some of our articles have gotten 5k views from that network alone.
  2. Reference and link back to your article in a blog post, press page, or any other visible location. All our top articles are got there from a steady stream of search traffic. Placing a link back to the post tells Google that this article is important. It will then send stead-eddy traffic to your article.
  3. Share it across social media with Facebook and Twitter leading the way. Broadcast it to your team to like and share as well. Tag us (@VyteoPro on FB/Twitter) and use relevant hashtags to get some extra favs & likes. Also, all images are royalty free and can readily be pinned on Pinterest. Sharing on social media tells your audience you were featured, helps motivate the team, and increases overall exposure.

P.S. The above steps are a great amplification formula for every placement you receive. If you really want to supercharge it purchase a few ads for a guaranteed views. StumbleUpon and Outbrain are well suited for this.

Can I repost the article in its entirety? <top>
Yes, for an article or two, similar to how people share Dilbert comics around the web. Please attribute and link back to Vyteo.com or tag us on social media (@VyteoPro on FB/Twitter). Excerpts with a link back are great too. Please contact us if you’d like to feature our content more than a few times. This Moz article is a great guide for how best to syndicate content.

What information do you need to write a review? <top>
At a minimum nothing. We write the majority of reviews based on information found on your site. Optionally some clients provide us press releases, highlights, and other news that isn’t readily available.

Can sites select keywords to be included in the article? <top>
Early on we made the decision to no longer allow sites to select keywords. Instead we write articles by humans, for humans. We’d much rather have shareable content than something only a search engine would like. We DO make every attempt to draw from the language on your site when crafting reviews. But unduly catering to the nebulous SEO wardens that lurk in the dark corners of the web is the leading cause for mediocre content. Our reviews will naturally describe your site and search engines are well adept at leading interested people there.

How much do Vyteo reviews cost? <top>
Features on Vyteo are free, by selection only. Historically we offered sponsored posts, but don’t currently. The best payment is sharing the article across social media and/or linking back to it somewhere.

How many people write for Vyteo? <top>
We’ve had a handful of writers since our May 2009 launch. Typically we have a few main writers with an occasional guest writer.

Are you in San Francisco? Let’s grab a beer! <top>
I live in the heart of the Mission in SF. I love startups (obviously) and love meeting them. Are you here or coming to town? Let’s grab a beer! Or invite me to your launch or mixer event. I’m happy to meet your crew, or even give a short offbeat presentation.