The following tips will help expedite publishing of your articles for immediate (2 to 4 hour) publication.
To Be Qualified For Our Site, Your Article:
- MUST BE AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE THAT YOU WROTE. If you work for an author as an employee or contractor and are submitting the article, please submit the article as if it was from the original author including his or her email address and name.
- MUST NOT BE AN ARTICLE YOU RIPPED-OFF FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN OR BOUGHT. If you did hire a ghostwriter to write your articles, you MUST have an EXCLUSIVE LICENSE that *only* allows your name to be associated with the articles produced for you. Does not waste your time or ours by buying article packs that have non-exclusive licenses as we will reject non original works. Why do we do this? (1) It makes you look like a fraud because you're putting your name on someone else's works that already may have hundreds or thousands of other authors who already put their name on the exact same works and (2) MuscleMagfitness.com does not want more than one copy of any article in our directory.
- MUST BE informative and share your unique expertise. Include tips, strategies, techniques, case studies, analysis, opinions and commentary in your articles.
- MUST NOT CONTAIN AFFILIATE PROGRAM LINKS.
- MUST NOT be a press release, advertisement, sales letter, promotional copy, or blatant and excessive self-promotion or hype.
- MUST HAVE proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure. While MuscleMagFitness.com know there is a variation in what is considered "proper English," MuscleMagFitness.com ask that you at least be consistent within your article. Your article must also be proofed and double checked for accuracy. If English is your second language -- MuscleMagFitness.com strongly suggest that you have it proofed by someone who has English as their native tongue before submitting your articles to us.
- Must Follow SIMPLE PUNCTUATION RULES: One or two spaces after each period, colon, or semi-colon; Periods should be inside of quotes; When doing "..." -- you should use only 3 dots minimum and maximum; When using dashes, use two in a row, ex: "--"; There is never a space BEFORE a period or BEFORE a comma. There are resources on the Web that can be used to check grammar and spelling. submitting an article without checking the grammar or spelling will delay the article’s publishing and may result in the article not being published. Free resources include but are not limited to: http://www.grammar-monster.com/ or http://www.newfreedownloads.com/find/grammar.html
- MUST NOT contain pornography/adult material, hate or violence-oriented, suggest racial intolerance, advocate against any individual or group, have insulting, obscene, degrading tone, or contain excess profanity.
- MUST NOT contain any content that is a violation of any law, be considered defamatory, libelous, or infringes on the legal rights of others.
- MUST NOT be a submission of the exact same article as one that you already submitted. Some authors have submitted the same article multiple times with only a few words changed in the body -- MuscleMagFitness.com reject these and ban authors who engage in this practice.
- MUST NOT include a reply to a personal email, letter or other correspondence.
- MUST NOT be keyword stuffed with excessive keywords or key phrases that are repeated and/or bolded too many times in your articles.
- MUST NOT contain information not relevant to site content.
- MUST NOT contain information that promotes a business.
- Must be keyword dense (Click here for a better understanding), Keyword prominence, have keyword weight, have key word frequency, and have keyword proximity.
- Keyword Density refers to the ratio (percentage) of keywords contained within the total number of indexable words within a web page. The more times that other words appear, the lower the proportion of keywords, resulting in a lighter keyword density. This means an article should be as short as possible to get the message across. Articles of 500 to 1000 words work best for this purpose. Keywords are the terms that searchers enter into the search engine's search interface when seeking information, products, or services. Therefore the higher key word density (i.e., the the more times your keywords appear in your article vs. the total # of words in the article) the more likely it will come up on the main search engines.
- Keyword Prominence is how close to the start of the area that the keyword appears. In general, a keyword that appears closer to the top of the page or area will be considered more prominent and thus assigned more weight (more importance) by the search engine when that word matches a keyword search done by a search engine user. Consequently, it's best to have your first paragraph be chock full of important keywords rather than superfluous marketingspeak. This concept also applies to the location of important keywords within your article title and the headings used in the article. Using headings with keywords in your article is important to get good rankings. We suggest starting off your title and headings within the article with a good keyword. Your keywords should be packed up front...in the title. in the first sentence for sure. Always have them in the first sentence of the paragraph.
- Keyword Weight refers to the percentage or concentration of keywords on your page in relation to all other words on the page.
- Keyword Frequency refers to refers to the number of times a keyword or keyword phrase appears within a web page. The theory is that the more times a keyword or keyword phrase appears within a web page, the more relevance a search engine is likely to give the page for a search with those keywords. In general, I recommend that you ensure that the most important keyword or keyword phrase is the most frequently use keywords in a web page.
- Maximize Keyword Proximity. Keyword proximity refers to the closeness between two or more keywords. In general, the closer the keywords are, the better. For example: (1) How Keyword Density Affects Search Engine Rankings (2) How Keyword Density Affects Rankings In Search Engine. Using the example above, if someone searched for "search engine rankings," a web page containing the first sentence is more likely to rank higher than the second, the reason is because the keywords are placed closer together.
Submitting Articles via Email (2 day delay)
- Articles can be submitting written in Microsoft Word and emailed to pwilson@musclemagfitness dot com. Please cc ceo@musclemagfitness dot com
Submitting Articles for Immediate Publication
To submit articles for immediate publication you will first need to be registered on the site and send us an email asking for a FREE upgrade to author status. Once you have done this...
- Log into our site.
- Go to any area of the site, click on the new button and you can add an article to the appropriate section.
- Note: if you are cutting and pasting from another website, you MUST first paste into Word NOTEPAD, before re-pasting into our editing software.
- If you are not pasting from another website and writing from scratch, the best way to add an article is to get it the way you want format wise using Microsoft Word, using Arial 10 point font, spell check it then...
- Copy the entire word document of your article.
- Then log into our site.
- Go to any area of the site, click on the new button and you can add an article to the appropriate section.
- Use the first box, where it says into, and use the "W" button on the article software to paste them in.
- Paste the article into the top box of the editing soft\ware (it says into). Erase all but the first paragraph.
- Then at the end of this paragraph, choose the drop down tab from the software and chose paragraph.
- Paste the rest of the article by using the "w"ord paste feature above the 2nd editing box.
- Then paste the promo stuff we have done for you from the experts page (with your picture and links) the end of your new articles (you can copy and paste it in if you open a second window and copy and paste from your expert page)
- In that 2nd editing box, and the end of the first paragraph, again choose the drop down tab from the software and chose paragraph.
- Now go to the bottom of the page and in the meta tab, you will write a summary in the top box, and key words in the box below it.
- Click on publishing tab, and write your name as the author
- Go to top of the page and put a short title, with few words. Words should be key words that will come up well on a search.Using google to google the topic will often help give you ideas of good key words that do well in searches. Titles should be no more than 7 words, preferred less than 5 words. Key words within the title and articles should be written in order of importance and appearance. Another tip, key words should be in that intro paragraph and you want to get all the key words that you can in that first paragraph.
- When the above is done, hit save.
- In the editing box you will see other formatting tools. For instance where you see the drop down for Format/paragraph, choose format after a paragraph but before a bullet (there is a button to make a bullet above the editing box)
- Use the H2 code for each heading that u would normally like to bold (h2 command is a drop down button next to the font size on the last row above editing box).
- After each bullet, choose format code so there are no line spaces after each bullet.
Using the Site Editing Features
The following is the Really detailed directions on how to use some of our advanced editing features that you will see. The directions above should get you through, but feel free to read the longer directions for using our TinyMCE editor
TinyMCE is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor that allows users a familiar word-processing interface to use when editing Articles and other content. The 3-row toolbar below provides many standard editing commands:
- Top Row.
- Buttons in the upper left allow you to make text bold, italic, underlined, or strikethrough. Next to that are buttons for align left, right, center, and full.
- Styles. Caption and System Pagebreak styles can be set. Highlight the desired text and select the style. This will allow this text to be formatted based on CSS rules.
- Format. Select pre-defined formats for Paragraph, Address, Heading1, and so on.
- Font Family. Select the desired font.
- Second Row.
- Unordered List, Ordered list, Outdent (move left) and Indent (indent right).
- Undo (Ctrl+Z) and Re-do (Ctrl+Y).
- Insert/Edit Link. To insert or edit a link, select the linked text and press this button. A popup dialog displays that lets you enter details about the link.
- Unlink. To remove a link, highlight the linked text and press this button.
- Insert/Edit Image. To insert and image, place the cursor in the desired location and press this button. A popup dialog displays that lets you enter in the Image URL and other information about how the image will display.
- Cleanup Messy Code. This button allows you to clean up HTML code, perhaps from HTML text that you copied in from another source.
- Edit HTML Source. A popup displays showing the HTML source code, allowing you to edit the HTML source code.
- Find and Find/Replace.
- Insert Date, Time, or Emotions.
- Insert Embedded Media. To insert embedded media (such as Flash), place the cursor at the desired location and press this button. A popup dialog will display that allows you to enter the Type, File or URL, and other information about the media.
- Direction Left to Right and Direction Right to Left. These buttons allow you to enter or change the text direction, for example for languages that read right to left.
- Insert New Layer, Move Forward, Move Backware, Toggle Absolute Position. For working with layered items.
- Select Text Color.
- Third Row.
- Insert Horizontal Ruler.
- Remove Formatting.
- Toggle Guidelines/Invisible elements.
- Subscript, Superscript, Insert Custom Character, Horizontal Rule.
- Insert New Table, Table Row Properties, Table Cell Properties, Insert Row Before, Insert Row After, Delete Row, Insert Column Before, Insert Column After, Delete Column, Split Merged Table Cells, Merge Table Cells.
- Toggle Full Screen Mode.
- Edit CSS Style. A popup dialog box displays that allows you to enter CSS style information for the selected text.
Adding Images to Your ArticleStep1
Place the cursor in the area of the article where you want to insert your image.
Click the button marked “Image." When you click this button, a new window will open to allow you to select an existing image, or upload a new one.
Select the image you wish to insert into your article. If the image has previously been uploaded to your Joomla Media Manager, then all you have to do is select from the list of existing images. If not, then click the “Browse” button to add a new image to the Media Manager.
Choose the options for your image. After you select the image to use, type a description for the image. In Joomla, the image description is the equivalent of the "alt" tag in traditional html. You can also choose to have a caption for your image, as well as choosing how the image will be aligned (to the left, to the right or centered).
Click the “Insert” button in the top right corner when you have finished making your selections. When you click “Insert” the image will be inserted into the article, in the position where you placed the cursor in Step 3.
Adjust the height and width of your image, if necessary. Click the “html” icon in the Joomla article editor. This will open a window that allows you to edit all of the html code on the article, including the size dimensions of your images. Although, you will have better results if you use an image editor, such as Adobe Photoshop or MS Paint, to edit the size of your image.
Last Steps, Parameters - Article
This section allows you to enter parameters for this Article, as shown below:
These entries are optional. Joomla! automatically creates default entries for these values.
- Author. Select the Author from the drop-down list box. Default is the current user.
- Author Alias. This optional field allows you to enter in an alias for this Author for this Article. This allows you to display a different Author name for this Article.
- Access Level. Who has access to this item. Current options are:
- Public: Everyone has access
- Registered: Only registered users have access
- Special: Only users with author status or higher have access
- You can change an item's Access Level by clicking on the icon in the column.
- Created Date. This field defaults to the current time when the Article was created. You can enter in a different date and time or click on the calendar icon to find the desired date.
- Start Publishing. Date and time to start publishing. Use this field if you want to enter content ahead of time and then have it published automatically at a future time.
- Finish Publishing. Date and time to finish publishing. Use this field if you want to have content automatically changed to Unpublished state at a future time (for example, when it is no longer applicable).