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Article Submissions - Part 1: How To Ensure Your Articles Are Deleted

(AKA: The Wrong Way To Submit Articles to Any Site).  As the editor of a website that receives hundreds of article submissions daily, I assure you I see everything that comes through. Here's 15 sure ways to get your article DELETED, rather than approved.

Author: Amber Jalink
Date: Jan 13, 2007 - 12:14:06 PM


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As the editor of a website that receives hundreds of article submissions daily, I assure you I see everything that comes through.

Unfortunately, the "hype" came through that articles were "THE" way to get links back to your site, subscribers, sales, etc.

That has led to a major decline in the quality of articles that are submitted to article directories. People have heard that its the "thing" to do - and didn't bother to read the real information on HOW to do it properly.

So here's the top 15 ways to be sure your articles WILL be deleted, from an Editor's perspective. These should be pretty obvious, but out of every 10 articles submitted to us, a MINIMUM of 1 (usually 2-3) fall under these no-no's.

1. Your article is so fantastic, it's one whole paragraph long of about 4 sentences! Wow.

DELETE.

2. Oh - this is even better - I can load up my paragraph with links to a dozen different pages on my website! Cool!

NOT. Delete.

3. I can write the same article, change the headline and lead in sentence, and submit it daily, because every one is different in title and will get posted. Dozens of articles posted - yay!

NOT. Delete.

4. I can post the same article in several different topics, even if they don't match the category.

NOT. Delete.

5. I can take the concept of 3 and 4 - change the headline and post it in different categories, regardless of the article body content.

NOT. Delete.

6. I'm going to start my article off with, "Hi Friends, thanks for reading my post today!"

Delete.

7. I'm going to base my entire article on a pitch. It's not a real review or information, it's on how incredible this offer is that I think you should join.

Delete.

8. I dont care bout proper grammer or spelling because it isnt importint.I wont use a spell cheque or punctuashun checker.English may not be my furst launguage and the editor will fix it for me by corecting the no spaces after the end of a sentence and of course my run on sentences weather they make cents or not and I know that they will also corect my spelling and typos for me.

Delete.

9. I am going to put a few paragraphs about my topic, but I'm not going to complete the article. I'll leave it hanging in the air. Why not leave them guessing?

Delete.

10. I'm going to put a link to my site on every keyword that my article is about, and in every paragraph. The search engines love link backs, so why not?

Probable delete.

11. I'm going to make my sig file (the paragraph that tells about the writer) with either a dozen sentences, or two or three paragraphs long.

Edit or Delete.

12. I'm not going to differentiate between my article and my sig file. It keeps them reading.

Edit or Delete.

13. Oh I know! I LOVE adding extra weird characters into my articles, especially when I copy and paste from Word to the Submitter. I don't look to see when % or other symbols are added into my article in the place of spaces. After all, why should I change how it copied?

Delete.

14. I'm not going to break up my article into paragraphs. I like having it as one or two really long paragraphs. It keeps the reader reading.

Delete.

15. OH OH OH! I'm GOING TO HYPE HYPE HYPE MY ARTICLE TITLE!!!!!!!! Because it grabs attention. And even more, I'm going to put PARAGRAPHS IN ALL CAPS TOO, AND MY TITLE BECAUSE IT STANDS OUT!

Delete.

Okay, so now that you probably got the point, and some are outright laughable because I over-exaggerated (just a little - but seriously? not really!). Frankly I DO see these exact issues almost DAILY.

Here's the truth: I see at LEAST 3 of these issues daily, varied by day - but these are the most common, and repeatedly abused things.

Perhaps you didn't read about article writing and proper article writing 'etiquette' if you want to call it that, because maybe

a) you didn't want to spend the money for an ebook or course on how to do it properly or
b) you didn't have the money to spare for that.

That's okay - no problem.

But pay attention now - because I'll help you get your articles approved virtually every time, simply by following the points in part 2.

(c) 2007, Amber Jalink. This article may be reproduced in its entirety providing nothing is changed, and this sig file remains in tact.  Amber Jalink is the President of DIME Consultants Inc., and has run this website, http://www.dime-co.com since 1998. She is an expert at what is and is not acceptable with article writing and marketing on the internet.



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