Our Member Support Team and Editorial Staff offer their suggestions for improving your EzineArticles experience.
We recently asked some of our front line team members this question: “If you could tell every EzineArticles member just 1 thing, what would it be?” Their answers ranged from the slightly obvious to the truly unexpected, but all are loaded with the wisdom of the people who work hand-in-hand with our members every day.
Here are their 10 best tips:
- Please review ALL of the Editorial Guidelines prior to submission, not just the first 2.
- Have somebody proofread your article … especially if you are not a native English speaker.
- If your article cannot get past the submit form’s auto-checking features, then we can’t push it through for you. The new submit form is designed to catch errors before you submit your article.
- Author Names must be just that, names. Not places, companies, things, or any other wacky words the author can think of.
- Do not create multiple accounts! Often members will create another account rather than simply contacting us to fix a problem. Then they wonder why they are getting flagged for duplicate content.
- Your author photo is designed to help you promote your author brand and create credibility for you. So please don’t upload a photo of a cartoon, your cat, or a random body part.
- Keep material original. Don’t re-write the same basic content into multiple articles.
- Ensure your EzineArticles author name matches the author name on articles posted on other sites. An author name mismatch will flag the article for ripped or suspect content.
- Product reviews should be unbiased and not have an overly negative or promotional feel.
- Read the blog every day. Almost everything you need to know can be found in there: Links to training, announcements, news, article templates, videos, interviews and a lot more. (Did you know that the Search field under Chris’ picture searches only the blog? It’s a great way to find answers in a hurry!)
I’m sure most of our members found at least one or two tips they hadn’t heard before. However, if you’re one of those article marketing veterans who knew all of these, tell the rest of us by adding a tip or two of your own to the list!