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Simple Mistakes to Avoid When Publishing Your Articles Online

Nov 1, 2007
As a webmaster that is constantly looking for fresh web content, I view hundreds of articles in search for written, informative sources for my users in the course of a week. I have noticed that all the articles I have selected to publish on my website have common structures and are free of a couple of simple, but common errors. Avoiding these mistakes can be the difference between your article being accepted, and widely distributed, and being rejected, with little or no exposure.

Avoid publishing with Broken Links

When publishing your article online, you must first understand that for ever topic that you write on, there are hundreds, even thousands, of articles with similar topics competing for the same webmasters' web space. When a webmaster is browsing through articles, the sight of broken links mean one thing, more work. Depending on the number of broken links, it can take a webmaster up to five minutes to examine and fix them. During this time, the webmaster could have viewed up to five other articles.

There is also the problem of editing someone else's work. Most web content providers allow webmasters to republish articles without any modifications to the article. So, no matter how well-written your article may be, webmasters, reluctantly, may pass on it.

Avoid Misspelled/Misused Words

Another common mistake made by article writers can be easily overlooked. Misspelled and misused words are avoidable, but common mistakes.

When a webmaster is browsing for articles, to see as many articles as possible, they skim, not read, the articles. At the first sight of a misspelled word or a word that is used out of context, for the webmaster, there is no certainty that there are any more mistakes in the article, which may lead to the webmaster immediately passing on the article.

Copying and pasting your article into a Word Document, with spell check, can help remedy the spelling problem. To reduce your odds of publishing with correctly spelled, but misused words, can be solved by getting others to read over you article before publishing.

Most article writers are looking for maximum exposure of their content. Submitting your articles to article submitters or directly to article databases is no longer enough to get desired results. You must first capture the attention of as many webmasters, bloggers, and readers as you can with your well thought out title and article description. Then, with your fresh, well-written, error-free content, your article should sale itself.
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