Gain Quality Links Through Article Submission (Article Submission Guidelines)
I have always wanted to write articles of different kinds especially during times that I come across a particular topic that I really would like to elaborate. Unfamiliar topics have always been my motivation in writing most of my articles. When I get to encounter topics that I am not so familiar with, I instantly start researching about it, collecting more information about it and then have a systematic study about it. When I get to understand that particular subject, it is where I start writing my articles. As a search engine optimization specialist, article writing is a part of my task. I periodically write articles, develop them and submit them to relevant sites as this process helps in the promotion of my website. If you are beginning your SEO career, I suggest you consider article submission as one of your priority next to link submission.
In this article, I would like to share my views about gaining more quality links through article submission process. I have tested it and it worked. But it would really matter if we talk about the guidelines to consider in article submission first. Of course, I dedicate this article to those people who are new in the business especially those people who has passion for writing and wants to promote their articles in the World Wide Web. You can use this powerful SEO technique.
Now that your article is done and you are now ready to submit, you must always take into consideration the guidelines of each website where you are going to submit your articles. All article submission sites have their own guidelines for you to read first before proceeding to submission. You must follow these rules or else your articles wouldn’t be included in their database or worse, you get banned.
Below are basic common guidelines in article submission. Please be aware that this article does not in any way have any connection to any article submission sites. These guidelines are mostly based on the rules of some article submission sites. As mentioned, these are the basic and the most common terms to consider before submitting your article. You must also consider the fact that each article submission site vary from one another. (Attention first timers: Let yourself be familiar with these terms and conditions.)
- You must submit an original article you wrote.
- Your article must be informative and should include tips and instructions, techniques, strategies, opinions and observations in your articles.
- If you are submitting articles originally done by others, make sure to submit as it was from the original writer and do include his/ her name, contact information especially his/her email address.
- Your article must not be a press release, promotion or a sales copy.
- Your article must have proper English including grammar, spelling, punctuation, and correct sentence composition. Make it a point to double check your article to avoid unwanted errors for its accurateness.
- Your article should not contain information to support terrorism, radicalism, religious passion, drugs or drug paraphernalia, bombs, firearms, ammunition, knives, etc.
- Your article must not contain any adult material or doesn’t talk about pornography, violence, excess blasphemy and racial prejudice.
- Your article must not contain any content that is a violation of any law or be considered as defamatory, libelous on the legal rights of others.
On Proper Formatting:
a) Title must contain a maximum of 150 characters.
b) Your title must be in upper and lower cases.
c) No html tags on the entire title.
d) Do not repeat the title on the article body.
e) Your title must not be keyword stuffed.
f) Do not use period in your title.
g) Do not include author’s name or website url on the title.
- Author Name
a) Include first and last name of author
b) Do not use initials for author’s name
c) Do not use your company name as your author name.
d) Do not use any email address as your author name.
e) Do not use descriptors on the author name.
f) Do not use any title before your name unless you hold a doctorate-level degree
g) Do not use religious titles before your name.
- Article Body
a) Article body must contain a maximum of 15,000 characters or roughly 2,500 words.
b) Do not repeat your title and author name at the top of the article body.
c) Copyrights must be at the bottom of your article.
d) Do not sell hard in the article body.
e) You may use some html tags in the article body such as bold; italics; underline; etc. In some article submission sites, html tags are not allowed. There are some html tags that are not allowed in the body as well. An example of this is < P > and < /P >; etc..
f) Author’s bio must contain 400 characters or roughly 60 words.
- Website URL/Links
a) It is allowable to use a maximum of 3 "Self-Serving" Links/URLs, active or inactive, in your article.
- Mailto Links
a) Most of the article submission sites highly recommend the inclusion of a link to your website but do not advocate inclusion of a mailto or email link to your personal and work email account for spammers can abuse it.
On Submitting Articles:
1) Submit your articles to the most relevant category only.
2) Article submissions that are copied or in violation of another author's copyright will be removed.
Be aware that every article submission sites reserves the right to remove any article or articles for any reason with or without notice or explanation. In cases where the above or other guidelines are severely abused, alleged authors will be banned.
If you are looking for ways to promote your website, writing a unique article with valuable content about a subject matter for your own web site is the most significant piece of on-site SEO. It is one of the best ways to generate quality links from other sites. But it is much better to follow each and every guideline of these respective article submission sites if you really want to promote your articles because these sites will serve as one of the reason for your articles’ success and nothing else is good enough.
By: Rosette Siriban, Sr. SEO Specialist and Content Writer of Priousol Inc.
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