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  • 1. How To Submit Articles Online The SEO Content Solutions Way!
  • 2. We submit to 4 different article directories Article Marketer eZine Articles Go Articles Article Alley
  • 3. General Submission Info Articles a file title that includes “AM” are submitted to Article Marketer Articles with a file title that includes “eZine” go to eZine Article Go Article Article Alley
  • 4. Submitting to Article Marketer
  • 5. Submitting to Article Marketer Log in to article marketer Click the big “submit an article” button
  • 6. Copy and Paste Text From the Word Doc Into the Correct Fields The “brief description” is notated as “summary” on the Word doc (don’t include the word “summary”)
  • 7. The Very, Very Important “About the Author” Section The “about the author” section is critical because this is where the links are. If the links aren’t right - the article has no value to the client and that can be a disaster!
  • 8. The Very, Very Important “About the Author” Section DELETE the default text in the “about the author” section. Copy the “without HTML” author bio into the “text only field Copy the “with HTML” author bio into the “with HTML” field
  • 9. Choosing Categories Choose up to 3 categories that relate to the article These must relate to the article, otherwise, the article will be sent back and ask you to choose another category.
  • 10. Enter Keywords and Submit Enter keywords related to the article separated by commas. (These should be on the word doc) Ignore the “auto pilot” section Accept the agreements and click “next”
  • 11. Reviewing Your Article Next, you will be taken to this page to proof your article.
  • 12. Reviewing Your Article It is very common to see gobbly gook like this: This is due to formatting issues when converting apostrophes and dashes from Word to AM. Take note of these, then click “next”
  • 13. Getting Rid of Gobbly Gook After clicking “next” you will be directed to this page. Click the “Visit your Author Account Page” link.
  • 14. Getting Rid of Gobbly Gook Click the “edit” button next to the title Replace the gobbly gook with an apostrophe, quote mark, or dash Scroll down and click “save changes.”
  • 15. Check HTML Links Click the title of the article Scroll down to the “About the Author (HTML)” part and click “render this (It should look HTML” to check the like this) links.
  • 16. Submitting to eZine
  • 17. Submitting to eZine Under “Article Manager” click “submit a new article Select a category Enter keywords Enter title Enter Summary
  • 18. Submitting to eZine Before copying and pasting from Word, make sure the page looks like this. You want the WYSIWYG editor OFF when pasting in text.
  • 19. Submitting to eZine AFTER copying in the text, you can turn the WYSIWYG editor ON to enable the visual editor.
  • 20. Submitting to eZine Using the Visual editor, highlight the subheadings and make them bold.
  • 21. Submitting to eZine Copy the HTML version of the author bio into the Author Sig box. Agree to the guidelines and submit
  • 22. Submitting to Go Articles
  • 23. Submitting to Go Articles Click “Submit Articles” at the top of the page Log in On the next page, click “add new article”
  • 24. Submitting to Go Articles Enter the Title Enter the author name Enter the author bio WITH HTML
  • 25. Submitting to Go Articles To make subheadings bold, wrap <b></b> tags around them Select category and click “preview” If everything looks ok, click “Add Article”
  • 26. Submitting to Article Alley
  • 27. Submitting to Article Alley Click the Author Area link and login
  • 28. Submitting to Article Alley wrap subheadings in <b></b> tags to bold There is no “about the author field - the HTML version must be added to the bottom of the article.