Your Article Summary is an important component to the amount of traffic that we’re able to attract to your quality original content.
The #1 mistake made by our members when writing their article summary is that they make it only (1) single sentence when we’re seeking 3-5 sentences with no blatant self promotion included and no repeating of the article title.
In fact, “Article Summary Violation”
is was our single highest quality control problem status internally… so we’ve turned to a new automation routine that works like this:
- If your article summary is less than our 3 sentence minimum, we will auto replace your article summary with the first 3 sentences from your article body.
- If your first (3) sentences exceeds 100 words, we will cut the last sentence off at 100 words and add: “…”
- If you include your URL or your name in the article summary, the submission will be rejected before you’re able to submit it to us for review.
So, in conclusion: If you want to keep control over what’s included in your article summary, make sure it’s 3 sentences long or less than 100 words; and don’t include your name or URL. Your article summary is important because it’s the teaser we include when/if your article lands on our home page and all RSS feeds use the article summary to entice readers to click to read your article. Make sense?