you send out any articles to anyone, you must read their guidelines
fully! Failure to follow the set guidelines for posting/submitting your
article usually ends with straight out rejection.
Most people will want the following.
1. Article 500 to 700 words in length
Put the exact amount of words there are in the email to the ezine publisher/article announcement list.
2. No spelling errors
This is as simple as doing a spell check
3. Complete contact details of yourself and a short synopsis of your article
this means is that when you send an email to say an ezine editor, you
include a brief introduction about yourself, your contact information if
needed and a short run down of your article. Anyone else but the ezine
publisher or article announcement owner doesn't see this.
4. Word wrap
will want to wrap your article to 65 characters for each line. What
this means is that every line of your article has 65 characters or less
in it. This is important for margins in email.
There is a free tool that will do this for you,it will also help you with your article writing as well. You can get it from <http://www.ezineassistant.com>
5. Article in the body of your email
send your article as an attachment in an email. Most people don't open
attachments for the fear of viruses, so send all articles only in the
body of the email. This is a big stumbling block for newbie writers.
But the best advice I can give you is to follow any guidelines set to the "T". If you are unsure, ask someone.
So what should my email look like to any publisher?
Here are a few examples.
Please consider this article for your website or ezine.
Permission to reproduce if byline stays intact. Courtesy copy appreciated; not required.
TITLE: Kenna, John and Amy are Moving!
AUTHOR: Sharon Wells, The EQ Coach
WORD COUNT: 727
Article Title: Make Your Web Site User-Friendly
Author Name: John Doe
Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Word Count: 1216
Category: Web Site Design
Copyright Date: 2002
Requirements For Reprint: You have permission to publish this article
electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the complete
resource box is included. A courtesy copy of your publication would be
appreciated. Please send it to:
Send Your Articles Out To Thousands
Here are the best resources anywhere on the Internet to post your articles. If it's not here, don't bother with it!
Here are a list of ezine directories. You will find hundreds even thousands of ezines that are looking
publish articles on all topics.
<http://www.directoryofezines.com> - The best, but it's not free
Now not everyone of the mailing lists you find will accept articles, and not every ezine directory will tell you
who does and who doesn't accept articles, so it will be a bit of a process in finding out which ones do and don't.
sure you write down all the details of who you submit your articles to
and make a directory, so you know where to send them next time.
Here is a list of article announcement sites
<http://www.websource.net/articlesub.htm> - The best of the best
Getting Thousands Of Sites To Link To Your Website
information is the beehive of any good website. If you have quality
information, it really is simple to get quality traffic.
this we are going to target websites that are on the same topic as your
website and search engine ranking. The two really go hand in hand.
we want to do, is to get as many people linking to our site as
possible, as this will increase your search engine ranking ten fold.
To do this, we need to find hundreds of possible link partners for you to ask a link from. This is called reciprocal linking.
So how can you start getting hundreds of sites linking to you?
your website, we are going to create a section with all your articles
you've created and every time you create a new article, you will put it
up there as well.
course you can do this for any topic. Just find a website in your field
that's very popular and you can see exactly where some of their traffic
is coming from.
All you have to do now, is contact these
people, telling them you have a new website and you would like to swap
links with them.
You can also tell them that the free articles
on the site can be used by them as long as they keep your resource box
at the end of the article, and if you happen to have an affiliate
program, let them put their affiliate link for your product in the
byline for extra incentive.
To find the most link partners, do the above for hundreds of sites, and write down all possible
sites that you might like a link from.
Yours In Online Success,