Bylines are strings of text featuring the writer’s name either at the beginning or end of the content. This attribution indicates who the writer is for that piece and sometimes includes the writer’s contact information, a headshot, and brief biography. Despite knowing what a byline is, that still leaves many wondering – are bylines important? When asked that in a poll with 55 participants, respondents favored bylines by 60%. However, another 31% said that it depends.