Automotive_site - 5:46 pm on May 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
A site like Engadget won't have any problems getting a link for a story they did not break. Yet a much smaller rival who broke the story is likely to be overlooked while Engadget, who covers the story a bit after, gets credit as if they broke the story. I'm afraid that's the reality.
One of my friends is in a similar situation. He writes reviews in a very niche gadget area and is often the first site to do so because he specialises in this area and has first hand knowledge of the gadgets and has even been even been on Radio 5 Live (a popular news and talk radio station on the BBC) to talk about such gadgets in the past, and yet all the bigger gadget sites that cover the same gadgets a day or two later, end up getting linked to when he should be getting the credit.