Let’s talk about article parts (the act of spanning an article across multiple articles to make up a whole article)…
In a non-article-syndication world, article parts makes perfect sense *but* it makes no sense in a distribution model where a reader/user/ezine publisher of your article will have to seriously struggle to pull your article parts together to get the full article (if they are able to at all).
Therefore, when writing articles for individual syndication, consider only writing articles that can stand alone without requiring another to complete the thoughts presented.
I’d also argue that articles submitted to a site like EzineArticles will also see a much lower use/distribution by email newsletter publishers who won’t even bother picking up articles that are done in a series or parts.
A better strategy if you’re feeling the “article parts” bug bite:
1) Go ahead and create your multi-series/parts articles. Why fight the urge? :)
2) Step back from the series you just created and ask yourself how they could each stand alone?
3) Expand the article title to be about *both* the original topic plus a specific benefit found in the part that you’re going to make stand alone.
- Strength Training Bicep Tip 1
- Strength Training Bicep Tip 2
- Strength Training Bicep Tip 3
- Strength Training Bicep Tip 4
- Strength Training Bicep Tip 5
- Strength Training Bicep Tip 6
- Strength Training Bicep Tip 7
Good Example of an article parts converted to stand alone articles:
- Strength Training Tip – Biceps 101 For Girls
- Strength Training – Build Bigger Biceps
- Strength Training Your Best Bicep Workout
- Strength Training To Create Huge Biceps
- Bicep Curl Exercise Done Right – Strength Training Tips
- Bicep Muscle Stretches To Do During Your Bicep Building Set
- Bicep Building Tips With Free Weights
Conclusion: When writing articles for syndication, only write articles that can stand alone. It’s ok to do an article series but don’t make each article dependent on another article to be complete.