Episode 14 of the “2 Minute Approval Tips” Video Series
This series is designed to help you get your articles approved on the first submission. In today’s tip, we focus on HTML code, the backbone of the Internet, and how to use a basic level of HTML knowledge to advance your article writing.
The basic style and format HTML tags give you an opportunity to take control of the structure of your articles and put emphasis on the important words. Remember, though, that just because you CAN use HTML tags doesn’t mean you SHOULD fill every single article with formatting tags or try to make every keyword bold. Watch this video to discover which HTML tags are allowed in articles and how to use them.
A Quick Recap of the 14th “2 Minute Approval Tip”
- Text Styling
- BOLD = <b>BOLD</b>
- ITALICS = <i>ITALICS</i>
- UNDERLINE = <u>UNDERLINE</u>
- Formatting That’s Allowed
- <ol> or <ul>
- Makes numbered (<ol>) or bulleted (<ul>) lists
- Use <li>Item</li> to designate each item in the list
- End the list using either </ol> or </ul>
- If any of the list items are long (2+ lines), you can add a <br> tag, which adds a line break between each list item
<blockquote> – Indents a section to separate the words of the author with the words of the quotation.
<pre> – Displays text in a fixed-width format (usually Courier) and preserves spaces and line breaks.
- <ol> or <ul>
- Formatting That’s NOT Allowed
- <h1>, <h2>, etc.
- WYSIWYG Editor – If all this talk about HTML kind of makes your head spin, feel free to use the “What You See Is What You Get Editor” (WYSIWYG). With this editor you create your articles just like any other word processor. No HTML required.
If you’re looking for more training on HTML, check out HTML Basics for the Expert Author. In that video, we quickly show you how to add HTML to improve the appearance, clarity and functionality of your articles.
To check out the entire “2 Minute Approval Tips” series, click here. Then, put all the “2 Minute Approval Tips” to good use by writing your next set of high-quality, original articles for more traffic back to your website or blog.