Getting Your Articles Deleted is Easy to Avoid

By: Susan Sportman

As the owner of several article directories it never ceases to amaze me why a lot of articles are submitted that will never get accepted. A great deal of authors obviously spend a lot of their time writing these articles, presumably for the reason that they want to have them published, so why don't you go the full way…. and ensure that they get published and stay published?

We receive a huge number of new articles every day, so why would we publish those authors that do not follow a few simple rules?

This is a list of assorted explanations as to 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:
An easy request to have the authors name often results in the author just using initials, their company name, and even a mix of both. How often do you think we see the word “Webmaster" for the authors name. We need 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 essential; it is how the large Search Engines like Google find the article. Placing a badly spelt article title does nobody any good. Make certain that the title makes sense and is written in English.

Duplicate titles:
Get yourself a “unique” title! Do not copy another person’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 have already got that title then think about something different.

Duplicated and badly spelt content:
Do not just change the title, and then use identical content inside. This is a certain way of getting all of your articles deleted…. even the great articles will get deleted. It truly 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.

Short articles:
An article must 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 numerous authors submit an article with too few words in it. Insure that it is informative and do not repeat your self.

Inserting links inside the wrong areas:
Most article directories let you know where you can place links, as well as many you can insert. Normally, these must be placed in a place that has been specifically designed for you the Author. It is normally called the resourse box. It could also be called the Authors Box etc. This is where we would like you to write something about yourself, your website/s, and that’s 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 the 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 whatsoever if it’s listed under the category “Home Improvements” or another category that has nothing do with what your article is about. Do not just pick the correct category, but also pick the the right 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 make sure that your article is about “Travel”, and not to a site that is completely un-related.

Mass submissions of the same or similar articles:
It is [quite a} quite a typical mistake to adopt an article and “Spin it”! What this is “supposed” to do is 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 advertisement, not an article:
If you want to promote 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, after which you can add your details, website etc. in the Resource Box, it will not be deleted.

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We have owned directories for over 9 years now. I also own Directory Share which is well know throughout the diectory world.

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