I'm writing an article for EzineArticles (EZA), which explains and analyzes
something to be found on a site of mine. Ideally, I'd like the reader to be
able to follow along ON MY SITE, at the same time as reading the article on
I apologize if that sounds a bit "vague", but I don't want to give away
precisely what I'm doing. Imagine my article is giving a "behind the
scenes" look at something on my site.
I'd like to reference my site early on, not (directly) for the purpose
of promotion, but so that the reader CAN follow along as they read the
I was thinking something along the lines of this paragraph early on:
"You might want to view mysite.com at the same time as you read
this article, if you want to follow along."
My question for you good folks is...
Would it be safe and acceptable on EZA's part to actually link to the
site this early on in the article, if it's for the purpose of the visitor
If not, do you think it would be OK to at least mention the URL (but
not hyperlink it), to give the reader the opportunity of following along?
Or if the EZA gods will frown upon this, is there a better way?
I appreciate I could put the link in my author resource box, but by that
time they're not so much following along. Plus, I didn't particularly want to
promote that site, I had a different one in mind for the resource box.
I'm hoping they can actually look at my site AT THE SAME TIME as reading
the article, if you know what I mean.
Again, sorry to be vague, I don't want to spill the beans here. I'd love to
hear your thoughts and opinions.