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1. Register to Become an Author (to your right)

2. Verify Your eMail Address

3. Wait for “Author Status” Approval (within 24 hours)

4. Login at http://www.remedieswebsite.com

5. Read Full Submission Guidelines Below.

6. Create a Post.

7. Place your article summary and keywords in the section titled All in One SEO Pack.

8. Add the appropriate tags to your post.

9. Save your article before adding another or logging out.

10. Wait for Post Approval or Rejection (usually within 24 hours)

We have written these guidelines to help you understand what we will and will not accept in submitted articles. We may explain why for some rules but not all of them. We would appreciate it if you’d take the time to read this page before you submit an article.

  1. Content Qualifications

    • Your article MUST be exclusive content you wrote OR had written exclusively for you. If you hired a ghost writer to write your articles, you MUST own the ONLY license to these articles and you MUST be able to legally attach your name as the author.  Employees may submit articles on your behalf as long as they are logged into your account and are submitting the article just as you would.
    • Private Label Rights Articles and Public Domain Articles are NOT accepted unless they have been rewritten so they are new and unique. You must replace a minimum of 30 percent of the original article for it to be considered unique. Using synonyms and adding paragraphs before and after does NOT qualify as rewriting. The title MUST be different AND the keyword focus must be different from the original too. Your articles are your first impression to a prospect so DO NOT try submitting junk.
    • Your article MAY contain a maximum of 2 Affiliate Program Links in the article body. These links MUST be active hyperlinks that open in a new browser window. The URL MUST be placed under anchor text. (No visible URLs will be allowed.)  We recommend you cloak your affiliate links by using a link shortening service.
    • Your article MUST be informative and share your expertise. This may be in the form of tips, strategies, techniques, reviews, opinions or commentaries.
    • Press releases, advertisements, sales letters, Adult oriented, or blatantly self-promotion or hype articles will NOT be accepted.
    • ALL articles MUST be written using proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure. We use http://www.dictionary.com as the final judge on spelling when in doubt. We acknowledge that there is a variation in what is considered “proper English” and we ask that you be consistent within your article. Your article must also be proofread and double checked for accuracy by a human. NO program is currently capable of catching missed tenses, misspelled words as they are used within the context of that article.  Poor grammar, spelling and punctuation will mean automatic denial.
    • Your article MUST NOT contain pornographic/adult material, must NOT be hate or violence-oriented, CANNOT suggest racial intolerance, CANNOT advocate against any individual or group, must NOT have an insulting, obscene, degrading tone, or contain profanity.
    • Your article MUST NOT be about: hacking, cracking or bomb making.
    • Articles supporting terrorism, radicalism, religious fanaticism, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia will be denied.
    • Your article MUST NOT contain content that violates any laws, may be considered defamatory, libelous, or infringes on the legal rights of others.
    • Articles MUST NOT be duplicate submissions or near duplicates of the same article that you have already submitted. Nearly identical articles are unprofessional and will drive your prospects away so we deny these articles.
    • Your article MUST NOT include any personal or email contact information.
    • Your article may NOT have your primary keyword as more than 2% of the overall word count. You may try to claim one phrase as your primary keyword phrase but search engines determine the primary keyword phrase by the word most dominantly used in the article. Because of this, we check the percentages of multiple words and phrases and will deny your article if these guidelines are exceeded.
    • You may use a common misspelling for the keyword phrase and it will NOT be counted as a spelling error. We acknowledge that searchers often misspell the phrases they are searching for and you should be allowed the opportunity to provide the information they are seeking.
  2. Article Format Guidelines:
    • TITLE: Your Title MUST be in Title case. This means every major word in the title must have the first letter capitalized.
      1. Articles submitted with the title in all CAPS will be denied.
      2. Articles submitted that are almost all lower case will be denied.
      3. Common words such as “a” – “the” – “to” – “for” etc. can be in lower case if you choose provided they aren’t at the beginning or the end of the title.
      4. Do not use special characters in your title such as !@#$%^&*() because search engine spiders and some RSS feeds do not know how to handle them. This means your article may not be indexed or distributed.
      5. Avoid punctuation in your title.
      6. Do not submit articles that have Microsoft Word smart quotes in your title or it will be denied.
      7. Keep your title 75 characters in length or shorter including spaces. Some search engines only allow titles of 60 characters in length including spaces so why submit a title that may get truncated when it gets indexed IF it gets indexed by the search engine.
      8. HTML tags are NOT allowed in your title.
      9. Do not indent your title by adding spaces or any special characters.
      10. Company names, domain names, URLs and author names are NOT allowed in the title.
      11. Do NOT over optimize your title. The title MUST make sense to a prospective reader.
      12. Your title MUST be at least 2 words in length.
    • Put your keyword near the beginning of your title: The first 3-4 words of your title usually determine whether the reader will choose your article to read so choose the first 3-4 words wisely. Placing the keyword phrase early in the title also makes it easier for both the search engines and reader to see the phrase. Example of a Bad Keyword TITLE:
      How To Write Marketing ArticlesExample of a Good Keyword TITLE:

      Marketing Articles and How to Write Them
    • Your Author Name: Your articles get branded by both your writing style and your name.  The author name shown may be your REAL First and Last name OR one of your Pen Names.  So each article is unique to its author, your Author Name MUST have:
      1. a First name and a Last name.
      2. a First initial and a FULL Last name.
      3. a FULL First name and a Last Initial.
      4. the first letter of both parts of the Author Name capitalized.
      5. Your title MAY be used after your Author Name if it is your REAL name and you hold a doctorate-level degree (Dr., MD, DDS, PhD, etc.)
    • ARTICLE BODY: Must be a minimum of 250 words and no more than 1,500 words. For us, an ideal article size is 400-600 words.
      1. Repeat your Title or Author Name in the ARTICLE BODY and we will deny your submission.
      2. Articles with copyrights are not allowed.
      3. Disclaimers are NOT allowed.
      4. The following HTML tags are allowed in the article as long as the WYSIWYG Editor is used to add them:
        • BOLD
        • STRONG
        • ITALICS
        • EMPHASIS
        • UNDERLINE
      5. The following HTML tags ARE NOT ALLOWED in the ARTICLE BODY:
        • and

        • is not allowed.
        • Image tags are NOT allowed.
        • Changing the Font size or color is NOT allowed.
        • Heading tags (

          ,

          ,

          , etc.) are NOT allowed.

        • The horizontal line tag
          is NOT allowed.
      6. Articles with Hard Line Breaks at a specified width WILL be denied. The Enter key enters a line break when it is pressed to start a new paragraph. Our script will format the paragraph to the desired width.Hard Line Breaks or the
        tag may be used in creating bulleted or numbered lists.
      7. There MUST be one and ONLY one blank line between each paragraph.
      8. Do NOT end your article body with multiple carriage returns or
        tags. We will determine the spacing between the article body and the resource box.
    • WEBSITE ACTIVE LINKS / YOUR URL: We allow a maximum of 2 “Self-Serving” Links/URLs and 3 ‘reference URLs’ in your article body. Please refer to 1c of this page for URL cloaking recommendations. ALL Links/URLs in the article body MUST be active, hidden behind anchor text AND open in a new window.Example: CNN is the correct way. CNN.com,  http://www.cnn.com and http://www.cnn.com are NOT acceptable. You may also acknowledge the resource by simply saying CNN without the extension or a hyperlink.A Link/URL that points to an affiliate program or to a website that you own, control or have an interest in is a “Self-Serving” link/URL .Self-serving links in your article body MUST be a natural part of the article that contribute to the article’s flow and target.You MAY have a maximum of 5 links in the article body with EACH of them behind anchor text and they MUST ALL open in a new window. The link limit is a maximum of (2) “Self-Serving” and a maximum of (3) reference.
      1. The first paragraph of your article should be focused entirely on your reader and NO links WILL be allowed in that paragraph.
      2. CNN is the HTML for the example link to CNN above. title=”CNN” is a title tag that helps search engine spider and readers for the visually impaired understand the URL. target=”_blank” is what tells the browser to open this link in a new window. The remainder of the code is the URL and the visible anchor text.
      3. Check your links before submitting so you know they work AND that the destination website is functional and the one you want. Dead links, 404 errors or inappropriate destination websites will result in a denied article.
      4. Do not use Microsoft Word to create your HREF statements because that program does NOT use pure HTML code.
  3. Author’s Resource Box:

    1. You are allowed a maximum of 1,100 characters, including spaces, for the content you place in your Resource Box.
    2. We do NOT format any of the 3 URLs that are allowed in your Resource Box. Note: Readers like things easy. If you place inactive URLs in your resource box, your click-thru rate will be MUCH lower than it might be with active URLs behind good anchor text.
    3. Your links MUST NOT lead directly to a download.
    4. We do NOT knowingly allow articles with links that point to sites that have been banned by Google.
    5. Each link in your Resource Box MUST point to a different page on your website. i.e. an interior page that provides information related to the topic of your article and your home page.
    6. Destination sites that violate the content guidelines listed above will get your article denied.
    7. Your article will be denied if the destination site does not load at the time we check your article. You may resubmit once the destination site is again functional.
    8. The destination site CANNOT be displaying a placeholder, parked domain or under construction splash page.
    9. Mailto: links in your Resource Box are NOT acceptable. Cloak your link or send your reader to a site that has a contact form or your email address as an image so email harvesters cannot easily access your address.
    10. Your Resource Box MUST match the theme of your article. (Example: If your article is on marketing, the destination URL in the Resource Box CANNOT be a gambling site.)
  4. Keywords: Keywords are how readers and the search engines find your article. Adding a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 20 of the most relevant keywords when submitting your article helps get it read. These keywords should be arranged with the most relevant first then descending in importance.
    1. Please place a comma between each keyword phrase so we, the readers and the search engines know where one ends and the next begins..
    2. Search engines index by keywords so please do keyword research before writing your article so you can get optimal targeting and traffic for your efforts.
    3. Keywords that are NOT related to the content of your article is unacceptable.
  5. Article Summary: Every article must have a 2-5 sentence article summary that does not exceed 160 characters including the spaces and punctuation. The article summary exists to give your prospect a brief or summary of the benefits that your reader will receive by reading your article.
    1. If you don’t know what to put in your summary, use the first sentence or two of your article IF they are within the size limit.
    2. HTML tags are NOT allowed in your article summary.
    3. You MUST use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation in your article summary.
    4. The article summary MUST promote the article and not you or your domain.
    5. Bulleted points or lists are not acceptable in the summary.
    6. The article title and the author’s name are NOT allowed in the summary.
  6. Article Category or Sub-Category: Readers DO browse categories for similar articles when they are researching a topic so placing your article in the right category is VERY important. We reserve the right to place your article in a category different from the one you have chosen if WE feel it is more appropriate.
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