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6. Resource box
This should be no longer than 6 lines. Include your name, web site address, a unique offer (ie newsletter subscription) and a call to action.
7. Correct spelling and grammar
An article full than contains spelling mistakes and grammatical errors suggests you are unprofessional. Some readers will automatically reject these articles.
8. HTML code
Most article directories will allow simple HTML to enable certain areas to stand out. ie bold, italics, emphasis, underline, hard return, blockquote, numbered or bullet point lists.
Make sure you close every tag that you open otherwise it will format the whole article with that tag.
9 Don’t use affiliate URLs
Avoid including affiliate URLs in your article body or resource box. They will be rejected immediately as it will appear you are promoting someone else’s offer. If you need to promote an affiliate URL send the reader to your own web site address first then include your affiliate URL on that page.
10. Don’t write a sales letter
Articles should be informative. Include tips, strategies, techniques that will help make your reader more knowledgeable. Write to share your expertise on the subject.
After writing your article let it sit for a while (a few hours or days) before you submit it for publication. Often when you read it again you will find mistakes that you did not see before, and also find new ways to rewrite a paragraph or sentence that will be more attractive to your readers.
Improving your article effectiveness will ultimately attract more readers and visitors to your web site.
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