How To Prevent Your Articles Being Deleted
- By: Gambo Navi
As the owner of several article directories it never ceases to amaze me why so many articles are submitted which will never get accepted. Many authors obviously spend a lot of their time writing these articles, presumably for the reason where they want to have them published, so why don't you go the whole way…. and ensure that they get published and stay published.
We receive a huge number of new articles daily, so why would we publish those authors that do not follow a couple of simple rules?
This is a list of assorted reasons why we don’t publish an article. Articles that make the following errors will all be deleted by article directory owners.
No Full authors name:
A simple request to be given the authors name often results in the author just using initials, their company name, or even a mix of both. How often do you think we see the word “Webmaster" as the authors name. We want a name which we can associate with the article, also it must be an article that you have written, or has been written exclusively for you personally!
Misspelling in the title: (Check your title!)
The title of an article is very important; it is how the large Search Engines like Google find the article. Placing a badly spelt article title does nobody any good. Make sure the title makes sense and is written in English.
Get yourself a “unique” title! Don’t copy someone else’s title, or change the words around. Make the title unique to you! It is possible to check it with Google once you have thought of it by going to their Search area and searching like this, “My New Article Title”. If other articles already have that title then think of something different.
Duplicated and badly spelt content:
Do not just change the title, and then use the same content inside. This is a certain way of getting all of your articles deleted…. even the great articles will get deleted. It is so easy with auto spell checkers to ensure that your article has all of the proper spelling. Spend a small amount of time doing this, again if you don't, your article will be deleted.
An article should be informative to anyone who is reading it, and normally it will amount to around 500 words or more. A very common mistake that we discover is that many authors submit an article with too few words in it. Make it informative and do not repeat your self.
Inserting links inside the wrong areas:
Most article directories tell you where it is possible to place links, as well as many you can insert. Normally, these need to be placed in a place which has been specifically designed for you the Author. It is normally called the resourse box. It may be called the Authors Box etc. This is where we would like you to write something about yourself, your website's, and this is where you enter the link to your sites. Our directories allow up to three links here. Do not put links in either the Title of the Article, the Summary of your Article, or the Body of your Article.
Selecting wrong categories:
Selecting the wrong category for your article…. means that you really should not have bothered to write it! If you are searching for visitors to your site about a “Home Business” then it will do you no good at all if it is listed under the category “Home Improvements” or some other category that has nothing do with what your article is about. Do not just pick the right category, but also pick the the correct Sub-Category! The more specific you are with your articles, and the categories that you use, the better chance you have of your articles being found.
Links must relate to the content:
If the links that you insert into the Authors resource box are about “Travel” then ensure that your article is about “Travel”, and not to a site which is completely un-related.
Mass submissions of the same or similar articles:
It is a typical mistake to adopt an article and “Spin it”! What this is “supposed” to do is usually to enable you to submit multiple articles, all slightly different. I agree, it does change the article in a small way. However, we will delete any articles that we receive which we consider to have been “spun” in this way. We feel that it serves no useful purpose to anyone to have a lot of copies of the same or “similar” articles published.
Sending an advert, not an article:
If you want to advertise your company, or your website, then write an interesting Article that other readers will find either enjoyable or can learn from. Don’t send an Advertisement for your company or website! Sending in something like “Buy A Honda Car From Essex Motors”, will result in getting it deleted. However, if you write something interesting regarding the Honda Car, and then add your details, website etc. in the Resource Box, it will not be deleted.
As the owner of several article directories it never ceases to amaze me why numerous articles are submitted which will never get accepted. A lot of authors obviously spend a great deal of their time writing these articles, presumably for the reason where they want to have them published.
I have owned directories for over 9 years now. I also own a Paid Directory which is well know throughout the diectory world.