We’ve always been here to help you with your articles and to answer any questions you throw our way. Any author that has been writing articles for a while knows that addressing basic questions are crucial to maintaining long-term success.
The following questions related to article writing come up frequently for us. When you’ve gone through our list, think about your own writing. Then make a list to see how many of these questions you would answer differently. Some answers will be quick, so stay alert!
1. Is it a Good Idea to Use My Real Author Name?
Absolutely! You need to position yourself as an expert in your field. You want your readers to remember your name after a satisfying reading experience.
2. How Can I Submit Articles in a Series?
If you often create articles in a series, each article should always stand alone as an individual article. You can reference other articles in the series, but your readers should not be scratching their head wondering why your article starts or ends awkwardly.
3. Is it Acceptable to Open Multiple Accounts?
There’s no reason to create more than 1 account on an article submission site. There should be a place to add Alternate Author Names so you can keep your articles separate between authors. Having more than one account compromises your intentions.
4. Do I Need to Include an Author Photo with My Profile?
Each article you publish should include your author name, so we recommend improving your image by adding an image of yourself to your account. Show the world who you are and how delighted you are to be sharing your article!
5. Can I Link to Just a Squeeze Page?
We’re all about links to squeeze pages in your articles, however, do yourself a favor and follow one of the 2 guidelines below:
• Make sure your squeeze page has a substantial amount of content other than a request for contact info
• Or add another link to your article that goes to the main page of your website
If you’re interested in learning more about quality squeeze pages, take a moment to read our Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Squeeze Page.
6. What is the Recommended Word Count in an Article?
It’s difficult to get a quality read that inspires you in a 250 word article, but it also shouldn’t take an entire day to finish. If you shoot for 500-700 words of quality content, you will have a better chance of your readers coming back as it will be easier to digest.
7. Can I Add Images with My Article?
If you want to include an image with your article, present the image on a link instead. Make sure there is quality content on the page you’re directing your readers to. We don’t recommend linking to a page strictly with images or graphs. Make it bonus material apart from the real content.
8. Should I Use Different Keyword Variations in My Article?
Your article should not contain overly-similar keyword variations, as they can be confusing to readers. Excessive keyword variations can cause your article to appear keyword-dense, so stay consistent to keep everyone on the same page.
9. Can I Submit Content Taken From an Article Spinner?
No way! Spun content is not original, the grammar reads very poorly and it destroys your credibility as an Expert Author. Don’t use any type of software that creates content for you. This blog contains a few more article submission blunders to avoid at all costs.
10. How Many Links Should be Added to My Article?
As a general rule of thumb, stick with 2 self-serving links in your article. The best place for these links are in your Resource Box. A self-serving link is defined as a website that you own, control, or have a vested interest in.
11. Should I Include an Affiliate Link in My Article?
If you are adamant about inserting an affiliate link in your article, make sure it comes from the top level of a domain which you own. Affiliate links are easily sniffed out by hesitant customers. If your link contains random affiliate code and numbers, it will turn many readers away.
12. Can I Promote Myself in My Article?
If you enter any promotional content in the Article Body of your article, you’re being too quick to offer your services. Your readers need a chance to take in your work! The Resource Box is your “take” and should be the only place focused on you and what you can offer.
13. What Details Should be Provided in My Resource Box?
The Resource Box in your article is a place to add a brief description about yourself. It can include your company name, contact details and links to your website that establish your credibility and relate to your article’s topic.
14. Can I Publish the Same Content on Multiple Sites?
Of course! We encourage you to use your content on both your website and multiple article submission sites. However, your author name needs to match and should be clearly attached to the article.
15. How Can I Get My Articles Reviewed Faster?
The easiest way to get your articles accepted and published quickly is by following the answers above! The article you submit should be your final draft, free of errors and 100% original content. However, if you want to guarantee a faster approval time, you can purchase our Premium Membership to put your articles at the front of the line.
If you made it to the end of the list and are satisfied with the answers, good for you! You are definitely on the right path on making sure these basics are covered.
However … if you don’t agree with an answer from our list, we invite you to the comment section below to let us have it. Which question did you disagree with? Why do you feel your direction is the better route to take?
We’re anxious to hear from you!