ADDING AN ARTICLE

Adding an Article

Adding an Article to directory9 is very easy, there are 2 ways to add an article as follows:

1. Click the "List with Us" in the top right corner and select Article Options, select the plan you want and follow the payment and basic information instruction.

2. If you already have an account, Log in and click dashboard then click "Add new content" then select Article.  This will allow you to set up the article before making payment, once you click the save button a Bill will be created ready for payment.  Once you make payment the article will go live.   

If you have a Promotional Code you can add this at the bottom of the article page or in the Check Out area to clear the Bill.

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Linking, Image Sizes, Keywords & SEO

 

Linking An Article

If you have a "Main Listing" page you can link your Article(s) using the "Associate with a Listing" field.  This linking can only be linked within the main account you are logged in with, you can not cross-link to another user account.  To have the article show under your main listing account, just start typing the main listing title name and it will show up, select the name click save and it is now linked to your main listing account for everyone to visit.   

Image Sizes for Article

To make your Article look good so people will what to click on it and read it, it is important to get all images the right size so they show correctly.

All the sizes are shown in the article area at the bottom of each image type.  For an Author, the size is: 120 x 120px, for photo gallery 1024 x 768px and for cover image 1920 x 480px.  If you want to add more photos to the text area you can do this using the same size as the photo gallery.

Keywords

The keywords field is for searching on directory9 only so add your keywords that relate to your article and use words that others would use to search the directory for the information you have in your article.

SEO

The SEO is very important if you want search engines to find your article on directory9.

The SEO title will be the main title shown in the search results, the Slug URL is the last part on the full URL so you can make this URL apart of your article. The SEO keywords are for outside search engines to use in the search results and the description is just a basic few words.  By completing all of the fields you have a much higher chance of people finding your article. 

Promotional Code

If you are one of the lucky ones to have a promotional code then just add this code to the field and the full or part payment just disappears.

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directory9 Important Information when adding Articles directory9 Article Image Sizes and Keywords directory9 SEO and Promotional

The Final View

The Articles section on directory9 can change from time to time to make the viewing of the front page more eye-catching and interesting to readers.

A finished article page can look stunning if you use the right graphics in your article.  Articles can be added to your favorites and also be shared by Facebook and Twitter.  In the near future, we will have a comments sections for Articles so there is more interaction with the publisher and the readers.  

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