So you’ve decided to write your first article in your article marketing campaign. Fantastic. I love seeing people take action.
However, before you submit your masterpiece, are you sure it will be accepted by the article directory? Here are some tips to help you be sure that your article will get accepted the first time.
I know it sounds simple, but the first thing you should do is read the instructions. Most article directories will have an in depth terms of service somewhere on the site. Read the terms of service before you submit your article. This will tell you whether or not that article is appropriate for that particular directory.
The second thing you should do is read the articles that have already been approved. I know it seems counterproductive to read your competitor’s article, but if you do, you’ll have a better idea of what it takes to get your article approved the first time.
After you have read all the terms and conditions, go back and read your article. If your article sounds like a sales pitch, change it. That’s one surefire way to get rejected from an article directory. The object of this game is to contribute useful content to the directory. If the webmasters and ezine publishers think your article is a sales pitch it won’t get published. What’s worse, the article directory will gain a reputation of having crappy articles in their directory. That is why article directory owners are so particular about what they will accept in their directory.
Article marketing is a very effective way to get the word out about your products and services. Be sure to read the terms and conditions first. This will save you a lot of time and editing later.