Links to external sites

  • Tracking your contribution

  • The 10 basic rules

    Please note that due to the large volume of submissions, we are unable to accept submissions which don't follow these rules:

    • Always give the site name followed by a meaningful description. "Web site", "Home page", "Image", etc. will be rejected. The description must follow the formats illustrated below.
    • URLs must be for a page specific to a title, not just to a home page (unless the entire site is specific to a title).
    • Keep the description brief - 4 or 5 words are usually enough. Over-long ones will be rejected.
    • Please use case correctly - Not ALL UPPER CASE or all lower case.
    • Always include the language in parentheses (rounded brackets like these) if not in English.
    • If a site (i.e. a fan site) has several different sections, link once to the home page. Don't submit each section separately.
    • Do not put a period or fullstop (.) at the end of the description.
    • Do not use the film or TV show's title in the description.
    • Do not use hype - no opinions of the site please.
    • External Title Links relevant to the entire series should be submitted to the TV series page only, these should not be submitted to the individual episodes. External Title Links that are specific to a particular episode should be added to that episode alone.

    I want to submit a link to...

      ...the title's official website

      ...the title's official Twitter / Facebook / MySpace / Blog page

      ...the director's homepage

      ...the production company's website

      ...an external review (not preview) of the title

      ...a trailer for the title

      ...a video related to the title - full movies, short films, clips, behind the scenes etc. (but not the trailer)

      ...a poster for the title

      ...photos or other images related to the title

      ...sound clips related to the title

      ...newspaper, magazine or other online articles relating to the title

      ...a general fan site

      ...links to the title on other film databases

      ...previews of the title

       


    Reviews


    • Description format: Always include the name of the reviewer [inside square brackets, not round ones] in the description field (not the URL field):
      WebsiteName [ReviewerName] (Language if not English)

      Examples:

      GreatDirectors.co.uk [Alan Smithee]
      DVD Review - Season 2 [Mike Teevee]
      BestMovies.de [Hans Gruber] (German)
      WaterSources.fr [Jean de Florette] (French)

    • Do not send previews or soundtrack reviews to this section (see Miscellaneous Links), only critical reviews.
    • Do not include the word "review" in the description.
    • Do not send duplicate reviews posted on different websites.
    • Do not submit multiple instances of the same TV series review across different episodes ("spamming").
    • Remember: Don't include the film's title in the description.
    • Remember: URLs must be for a page specific to a title, not just to a home page.


    Trailers


    • Important: This section is only for trailers (previews) - please submit any other video links to Video Clips.
    • Description format:
      WebsiteName - description (Language if not English)

      Examples:

      YouTube - trailer
      Vimeo - trailer #2
      MovieTrailers - trailer (Portuguese)
      BestMovies - trailer # 3 (Hebrew w/ English subtitles)

    • Always include a hyphen (" - ") between the site name and description.
    • Do not include the film's title in the description.
    • Do not send other videos to this section (see Video Clips), only trailers.


    Video Clips


    • Important: Please submit links to trailers under the section Trailers.
    • Description format:
      WebsiteName - description (Language)

      Examples:

      YouTube - behind the scenes
      Vimeo - full movie
      BestMovies - interview with the stars (Italian)

    • Always include a hyphen (" - ") between the site name and description.
    • Do not include the film's title in the description.
    • Do not send links to trailers to this section (see Trailers).


    Images / Photos


    • Description format: Image links should be formatted as follows:
      WebsiteName - image description

      Examples:

      mymovies.com - photo gallery
      moviesite.net - John talks to Kathy

    • Always include a hyphen (" - ") between the site name and description.
    • Do not include the film's title in the description.
    • Do not submit links to posters in this section (see Posters).


    Posters


    • Description format: Poster links should be formatted as follows:
      WebsiteName - poster description  (Format)

      Examples:

      moviesite.net - movie poster (JPG)
      mymovies.com - French poster (.gif)

    • Always include a hyphen (" - ") between the site name and description.
    • Do not include the film's title in the description.
    • Do not submit links to other images in this section (see Images / Photos).


    Official sites


    • The only allowable descriptions for official sites are:
      CompanyName [CountryCode]
            (i.e. Pixar Animation Studios [us], Sony [jp], Canal+ [fr])
      Official Site
      Official site [CountryCode]
            (only give the language if not English)
      Official Blog
      Official Facebook
      Official Twitter
      Official MySpace
      Official Fan Site

    • No other descriptions will be accepted.

    • Do not include the film's title in the description.
    • Do not link to a site's generic parent page - the URL must link directly to the specific page for that title.
    • Do not submit multiple instances of the same site across different TV episodes ("spamming").
    • Do not submit director's sites or links to production company home pages here - submit instead to this title's Miscellaneous Links section.


    Websites featuring sound clips


    • This is for a link to an audio clip (i.e., .au, .wav, .mp3) or a dedicated audio clip page/site.
    • Description format: Links should be formatted as follows:
      WebsiteName - description (language if not English)

      Examples:

      moviesounds.net - MP3 gallery
      soundclips.com - clips from the movie

    • Always include a hyphen (" - ") between the site name and description.
    • Do not include the film's title in the description.


    Miscellaneous Links


    • This is for anything not covered by the other categories, e.g:
      1. newspaper articles (only if they appear online)
        entries on other databases (i.e. Wikipedia)
        general fan sites etc.

    • Please do not send:
      1. TV listings
        production company websites
        directors' personal websites
        details of screenings
        commercial sites / sales sites
        press releases etc.


    • Description format: Miscellaneous links should be formatted as follows:
      website.com - description (date if known) (language if not English)
      Examples:
      Variety - article (12/31/09)
      Facebook - fan site
      Wikipedia
      Le Monde - article (11/13/09) (French)

    • Always include a hyphen (" - ") between the site name and description.
    • Do not include the film's title in the description (unless it forms part of the headline)
    • Do not send reviews to this section (see Reviews), only previews or soundtrack reviews.


    Unacceptable links

    Please do not send the following link types to this section:

    • directors' personal websites: these should be submitted to the links of the director themselves, not their individual titles
    • production company websites: these should be submitted to the links of the production company's page, not individual titles.
    • TV listings: these will be automatically rejected.
    • details of screenings: these will be automatically rejected (unless as part of an article)
    • commercial sites / sales sites: these will be automatically rejected.
    • press releases: these will be automatically rejected.
    • prurient content: links to porn sites, nude or topless photos will be automatically rejected.
    • temporary URLs: Only submit URLs if they will last more than 6 months.

    Tracking your contribution


    You can now track the status of your Title Links submission and if it has not been approved, we'll tell you the reason why.

    If you are using the mobile apps, mobile website or desktop website you can access this feature via the 'Track your contribution' button, which has been added to the submission email receipt. Additionally, if you are using the desktop website, you can also use the 'Track Contribution' button now found in your contribution history page.

    Clicking this button will take you to IMDb Contributor, our new contribution specific site where you will be shown the status of your request.



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