Episode 2 of the “2 Minute Approval Tips” video series.
This series is designed to help get your articles approved on the first submission. We’ve looked at past submission records to find the most common reasons why articles aren’t approved on the initial try. Since we know your time is precious, we’ve compressed this information into individual 2-minute videos.
This episode is a reminder of the number of links allowed in a submission and where those links can be placed.
For those of you that don’t have two minutes to spare, here’s a brief outline of the second “2 Minute Approval Tip”:
- 2 Self-Serving and 2 Non Self-Serving Links – A self-serving link is any link that you have a vested interest in promoting. A non self-serving link is a link that you do not have a vested interested in promoting but adds value to the article.
- Less Means More When Including Links – It isn’t necessary to include 2 self-serving links in every article. Including links that are unrelated to the topic usually makes the article appear spammy.
- Keep Links Below the Fold – “Below the fold” refers to the way a newspaper is folded across the middle to cut front page stories in half. In this case, links must be kept out of the first 3 paragraphs of text (the area above “the fold”) to keep your readers’ attention.
- Try to Limit Self-Serving Links to the Resource Box – Only 1 self-serving link is allowed in the body of an article. Including more than this will get your article rejected.
Watch for more “2 Minute Approval Tips” in the coming weeks. Or click here to view tip #1. And before you submit your next quality original article, leave us a comment to share one of your own approval tips.