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    Why Didn't You Publish My Article? Other Major Article Sites Did!
    Copyright © 2005, Bill Platt

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    QUESTION: Do you feel like giving me a reason for rejecting my 
    article, considering all the other major article sites have 
    published my article?
    
    
    ANSWER:
    
    There are a dozen of reasons why I could have chosen not to 
    publish your article. Without knowing which of your articles I 
    rejected, it is a hard call to make from memory.
    
    I own and manage more than 150 article distribution groups. I own 
    and manager seven websites that are either article directories or 
    websites that print reprint articles. I own and manage one 
    article distribution service. Soon to be two services.
    
    I see tons of articles.
    
    Any and all article directory managers are free to make their own 
    choices about what to publish and what not to publish.
    
    On my distribution groups, so long as you follow a few basic 
    group rules, your articles will be permitted through the systems. 
    
    1. 2 posts per day maximum.
    2. Not subscribed to the group in NO Mail mode. If you want 
       other people to read your stuff, you should at least 
       demonstrate the same courtesy to others.
    3. No straight advertising.
    4. No press releases.
    5. Nothing that reads like a sales pitch.
    
    
    In my services, the only rules that apply:
    
    1. Nothing that reads like an ad.
    2. No press releases.
    3. No foul language, or disreputable business practices.
    
    
    In my directories, I follow the same basic rules above. I also 
    follow many other internal guides. 
    
     * I don't want any of my sites to look just like all other 
       sites. So I reject some at will, based on an urge or based 
       on nothing.
     * I don't want to be a sheep who does exactly what everyone 
       else does.
    
     * Bad formatting in article will get it rejected.
     * Perceived advertising in body of article could get it 
       rejected.
     * Certain topics are generally always rejected.
     * If the website listed in your resource box consists mostly 
       of information scraped from search engines, and if I catch 
       it, I will usually reject your article --- no matter how 
       good your article might be. I know other directory managers
       who have the same policy.
     * All acceptance and rejection decisions are made in just a 
       split second.
    
    
    Chances are that your article has been published in 90% plus 
    of the reprint article resources I own, primarily the reprint 
    article distribution lists.
    
    Do you need 100% exposure across my networks? No.
    
    Do you want 100% exposure across my networks? Probably.
    
    If all article directory managers accept all of the same 
    articles, then your article on their site will be nearly 
    worthless. If there are five to six sites with exactly the same 
    content on them, then chances are that the spiders will 
    eventually figure that out, and then they will stop indexing the 
    "mirror" sites.
    
    Your article 100% across the board is the worst thing that you 
    can hope for. On the surface, it may seem good, because you have 
    that many more links. But, these "mirror" sites with 100% the 
    same content will come back to bite you in the arse. They will 
    hurt your SEO rankings in the end, because these sites will be 
    penalized by the search engines, AND the articles on those sites 
    may be hurt as well.
    
    I am happy to reject articles "at will" on my free article 
    directories, because I definitely do not want to be seen as 
    exactly like another 30 article directories.
    
    Let's face it, few article directory websites are the same. Some 
    are simply better than others and they are recognized as such by 
    the general internet community.
    
    The site where you are complaining your article "was not 
    included" is a new directory with little recognition in the 
    marketplace. I set it up to test out and play with its article 
    directory software. 
    
    When we get to the end of the day, each article directory or 
    website that hosts articles is part of a democracy. The webmaster 
    can accept your articles or reject your articles. It is up to you 
    to provide an article that the webmaster will want to use on his 
    or her website. This business about expecting people to use your 
    articles is totally off-base, and could net you the result of 
    being forever barred from participation in the offended 
    webmaster's website.
    
    Tread carefully and wisely. 
    



    Writer's Resource Box:
    Bill Platt is the owner of the Phantom Writers Article
    Distribution Service: http://thePhantomWriters.com .
    Bill has been providing his service to writers since 2001.
    You may submit your articles for free at his newest reprint 
    article directory, which can be found online at: 
    http://www.Articles4Reprint.com




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