Film Blogging Tips – IMDb External Reviews

Over the past few weeks I have found myself mentioning this to people on Twitter who had absolutely no idea what I was going on about. On IMDb – Internet Movie Database although I am sure you already knew that part. You can add your Film or TV Series reviews onto the external review part of the site.

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I am pretty sure I just saw someone else mention it and started doing it then. Well, worth taking a little bit of time to put all of your reviews onto the site. I get around 15/20 clicks from IMDb by having my reviews in external reviews. I think it will probably be something that becomes even more popular with the announcement that they are closing down the messages boards. I guess both good and bad reasons behind that, but that is a totally different issue. I am here to help you expand your blog and get more people reading your reviews that you take a lot of time and effort to write.

I will take you on a step by step guide and honestly once you’ve submitted a couple of reviews it takes seconds to update!

  1. Load the website 

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2. Search for the film you want to add a review to
(Using The Elephant Man is the example as I watched and added this one last week)

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3. Click where it says “MORE” and find External Reviews. Click on that link. (I am guessing some people have overlooked it before, as I know people love to read the trivia pages).

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4. It will then open up with all of the people who have added a review to an external website/blog. Click where it says “Edit” . . . 

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5. It then opens up the following page, you need to click to add 1 item (have the link to you review ready). Then continue . . . 

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6. Paste the link to your review in the first box. In the second box you need to put the name of your site and then your name in [ ]. Once you have done that click “check these updates” . . . 

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7. Check that you have submitted the right link and put in your site name correctly. I have found that my computer saves the description part which saves time. If everything is correct then “Submit these updates” . . . 

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8. After it has been checked over, can take a few hours your review will then appear in the External Reviews section for that film you have just submitted. I have found the more you submit the quicker they are approved. Must be due to your activity on the website. I also think it’s quite a nice feeling to see your website and name on IMDb. 

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I really hope that this has helped and you will also submit your reviews on IMDb. I have been doing it for a few years now and have found it does generate more traffic. If you see films that aren’t very well known and don’t have many reviews you will get a lot more viewers to those posts!

Let me know your feedback in the comments below!

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43 thoughts on “Film Blogging Tips – IMDb External Reviews

  1. Sshh 😉

    I’m kidding because I’ve also been doing this for a number of years now and, as you say, it really helps and especially if the titles aren’t as well known. It’s a good way to help get your name and words out there, after all this is a tough world to get noticed!

    Great, helpful post!

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