It’s a well-known fact that distributing articles through the various article directory sites can result in many new visitors to your website as other webmasters lap up your content and add it to their sites, each one linking to yours.
However, as word of the success of this method spreads, competition increases, so it is becoming ever harder to get your articles publ it to a website.
Consider also line length. Some article directories want hard carriage returns after 70 or 80 characters. If that’s what they attract more search engine visitors, but they hate having to link to your site at the end — because they lose visitors as a result.
To make linking to your site as painless as possible, try to keep your bio file down to just a few lines. Certainly, no more than 5, and I aim for just 2–3 myself.
5) No Original Content
Is your article just like hundreds of others out there? Or are you producing something unique and original?
If your article focuses on the same thing as your competitors — and this is often *basic* information like “Why You Need An Autoresponder” or “How To Do Well In The Search Engines,” then STOP and think. How can you make your article stand out from the crowd?
I would suggest you consider including some of your own results and experiences — even if they’re negative. You can always say, “This is what I tried, and this is what I would do next time.”
Your experiences are unique — they’re your own — so use them and stand out from the crowd.
6) Too Long/Short
An article should typically be 500–1000 words in length. 600–800 words is even better. Try to keep your article within those limits by ruthlessly pruning long articles (or splitting them into two or more separate articles) and expanding or ditching overly short ones.
Pruning is a good thing and cuts out the “fluff.” There is a world of difference between a pruned and a non-pruned article, and the former always looks a lot more polished.
7) Poor Grammar And/Or Spelling
Remember to run a spell checker before submitting your article. I would suggest that even then, you save your article and open it up again a few days later before submitting it, as “fresh eyes” will often find mistakes you didn’t see before.
And check your capital letters — for some strange reason, many writers like to capitalize seemingly Random Words throughout Their article. If you’re a Busy publisher Like Me, you *won’t* want To go through An Article and Change them All Back. You’ll Ditch the Article And find another one instead. Get the hint?
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