About GameGrep

GameGrep is a Community News Site (also known as a "Social News Site") for gamers. News is submitted by any registered member and published by approvers who look after reviewing submissions. Once published, every article is on its own! GameGrep's special "article activity" system will track how active an article is. This is the number you see to the left of each article. It combines the number of ratings along with how much buzz is generated by each article to give you an idea of just how interesting an article might be. If you're already familiar with Digg.com, and sites like reddit and del.icio.us you already know a little about social news and social bookmarking. Think of GameGrep as the Digg for Gamers, a social news destination for gaming news and latest happenings.
Each social news site has its own system in place and GameGrep is no different! Here, every published article shows up on the homepage immediately. After it has been exposed for a while news articles have a chance of becoming stale. Only interesting and freshly posted articles can stay on the homepage. In this way each article has a chance to catch its 10 minutes of fame. The frontpage is thus controlled by the community's involvement!
In addition to the article activity system, members gain points for their participation on GameGrep. Although points have no real world purpose, they serve as a reflection of a member's activity and contributions to the system. We also use a rank system determined by points. We think the ranks and points make the site pretty darn fun, try it out and you'll see what we mean! Some of GameGrep's additional features are made available only at higher ranks. There are 82 ranks in all, we REALLY doubt anyone is going to make it to the top 10 levels.
As part of this user activity system user's have their own profile page with activity log and individualised info. Now you can see the top stories posted by your friends, and also track your own progress as you attain new ranks and watch your articles attain high levels of activity! If you're a Neoseeker member your Neoseeker profile will also link to your GameGrep profile and vice versa. We're not even done with integration yet so stay tuned for all the great Neoseeker and GameGrep integration features to come!
GameGrep is being actively developed as an integral part of Neoseeker's family of gaming and hardware enthusiast sites. Design and code is copyright Neo Era Media and uses many key components from Neoseeker. 16x16 icons are courtesy of FamFamFam. Like Neoseeker, GameGrep is being developed in a community directed fashion. We welcome all feedback and suggestions and appreciate your bug reports!
GameGrep is currently in public BETA mode. As with other Neoseeker projects we encourage you to be a REAL part of GameGrep's development. Just drop by our Feedback & Suggestions forum to have your voice heard! Since the site is in beta please do expect some bugs. If you have anything to report please feel free to visit the GameGrep Bug forum on the Neoseeker forums.

Getting started with GameGrep

  1. If you already have a Neoseeker account, you can just login with your existing username and password
  2. If you register for GameGrep, you can also log into Neoseeker!
  3. Rate only the news you like. Each click will help recommend that news to others and let them know what's interesting!
  4. Submit news to earn points! Make sure you find the absolute source of a piece of news
  5. Include images in your news to earn additional points.
  6. Articles that hit activity levels of 30, 75, 150, and more will earn you BONUS points!
  7. Participating in member discussions of news will also earn you points
  8. Promote your news to your friends. Get them involved!
  9. Post only good and NEW news articles and good comments. If you comments or news are deleted you will be penalized with loss of points!
  10. Webmasters and bloggers: Get additional traffic to your site! The higher your news article activity the more attention it gets!

Webmaster Tools

GameGrep sends out tons of traffic to news sources each day. News on GameGrep is also syndicated throughout Neoseeker, one of the largest indepedent gaming sites on the net. If you would like to take advantage of this and get your news out to GameGrep and Neoseeker's visitors, this is the right place to be!

Webmasters are more than welcome to submit their news using our standard submission form. In addition, we would be happy to work with webmasters to integrate news submissions right into your Blog or CMS software. If you are an established website with unique content and newsworthy articles, we want to hear from you! Why lose out on this opportunity? News is published on GameGrep around the clock, and currently the major outlets like IGN, Gamespot, GameTrailers, GameVideos, and IDG are getting the most exposure from us. GameGrep was designed to get the news out to gamers no matter the source, as long as its fresh and interesting. So register today, and contact us using the contact form (hosted on Neoseeker, but received by the same people who run GameGrep!)if you're a webmaster who wants to submit articles more easily to GameGrep!

Increasing the Exposure of Your News

Webmasters who want to increase the exposure of their news should link their exact news article back to the GameGrep news article. Inbound traffic counts towards news activity and will get your news into the Top Stories and keep them there for the highest exposure!

Grep backs

You can post these links on your blog or website with your source url. If you have a coresponding GameGrep news article tied to that URL users will be able to click the link you post and go to GameGrep. Doing this once logged in will automatically rate the article bossting your articles rating up! If you're a website owner you can get your users to post these code snipets into their blogs for even greater exposure. You do not need to have an article posted on GameGrep to use these codes! if you link an article and it's not on GameGrep, clicking on the link will allow users to post a new news article on it once they have logged into GameGrep.

Note that things in red are things which you may edit. The YOUR URL HERE should be replaced with the URL for your article. Please make sure the URL is correct.

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code:
<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
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<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
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<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
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<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
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<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
<img src="http://www.gamegrep.com/images/grepback_gray_blue.jpg" border="0" title="GameGrep" alt="GameGrep" />
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<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
<img src="http://www.gamegrep.com/images/grepback_green_orange.jpg" border="0" title="GameGrep" alt="GameGrep" />
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code:
<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
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<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
<img src="http://www.gamegrep.com/images/grepback_darkred.gif" border="0" title="GameGrep" alt="GameGrep" />
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<a href="http://www.gamegrep.com/submitnews.php?act=grep&source_url=YOUR URL HERE" alt="Grep It!" title="Grep It!">
<img src="http://www.gamegrep.com/images/grepback_blue_mini_bg.jpg" border="0" title="GameGrep" alt="GameGrep" />
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