How To Add Links To Your Article Resource Box

More often than not, many people’s articles get rejected by article directories because they have improperly added links to their resource boxes. Has this happened to you? Well that’s why this Article Marketing 101 lesson answers the question: “How do I add links to my resource box?”

First
It’s important to read the writer’s guidelines of every article directory you submit your articles to in order to properly write your links into the resource boxes. Some directories require that you use a plain resource box, other’s require that you use html code in order to write “live links”, and then others require that you have a version of both plain text and html.

Second
In an article directory that requires plain text links, once you write the urls and the article is published and becomes live, the links will be live. All you have to do is format the links in regular url format:

“Lisa Angelettie is a professional coach, published author, and article marketing specialist. You can grab her article marketing success kit full of over $300 worth of free tools here: http://articlemarketingsuccesskit.com”   <== (Here’s the link)

Third
In article directories that ask you to add your links using html code, you will write your resource box using the code, and the advantage to this is that your links do not have to be written in the typical url format such as our first example. Instead, you can use your keywords as “anchor text” for your links which helps you rank better in the search engines. For example:

“Lisa Angelettie is a professional coach, published author, and article marketing specialist. You can grab her <a href=”http://articlemarketingsuccesskit.com”>article marketing success</a> kit full of over $300 worth of free tools to get started instantly!”

As you see in this example, “article marketing success” is the anchor text back to my toolkit page, and anytime you are creating an html link, you want to always use:

<a href=”URL”> In front of the anchor text
</a>
After the anchor text

Even if I wanted to use the full url as my anchor text, instead of keywords, I would use the same format:

<a href=”http://articlemarketingsuccesskit.com”>
http://articlemarketingsuccesskit.com</a>

*Bonus Tip
It’s best to create a file of several versions of your resource boxes in both plain text and html, so that when you go to submit your articles you will have ready-to-go resource boxes that you can just copy and paste.

Comments

  1. Loreen says

    Can I please just say…thank you so much. Short and sweet and to the point AND exactly the information I needed. Much appreciated simple tip that answered a pressing question for me.

  2. Loreen says

    Can I please just say…thank you so much. Short and sweet and to the point AND exactly the information I needed. Much appreciated simple tip that answered a pressing question for me.

  3. says

    I finally found a site that gives straightforward directions and am able to understand easily. i have been working on my own site and was having trouble adding anchor text. I will be back for more info from your site. Hope you add some more

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