How should I formulate my resource box - article sysndication

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Hey,

I have been writing articles using the information that I have gathered from all of the treads related to article syndication. I had some success in my articles being syndicated as a result, but I always had questions in relation to resource boxes.

2 Questions.

What is the best way to formulate a resource box in order to get the best syndication chances for my articles?

Ezine Articles suggested that my author name be included in the article resource box. Should I do this? Would putting my name in the resource box draw attention to me and cause my articles not be picked up by webmasters?

Any assistance appreciated.

Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    Your resource box should read like it is part of the article itself. That way the reader feels like they're just reading a continuation of the piece instead of some thrown together advertisement. I use my name in every resource box, and it hasn't produced any noticeable negative effects. Here is the example of a good resource box that I give people:

    "That's when I realized that these were not friendly aliens, and that I would have to lead the counterinsurgency against them if humanity was going to survive. (End of article)

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    • Profile picture of the author bizamanda
      Agree! I put the last 3-4 lines of article to the resource box and add it with extra wording of call to action and put the link at the end of paragraph. I even rarely put my name or bio on the resource box (if they want to know, they can see on author info).

      Cheers,
      Bizmanda

      Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

      Your resource box should read like it is part of the article itself. That way the reader feels like they're just reading a continuation of the piece instead of some thrown together advertisement. I use my name in every resource box, and it hasn't produced any noticeable negative effects. Here is the example of a good resource box that I give people:
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    • Profile picture of the author Super Warrior
      Originally Posted by Joseph Robinson View Post

      Your resource box should read like it is part of the article itself. That way the reader feels like they're just reading a continuation of the piece instead of some thrown together advertisement. I use my name in every resource box, and it hasn't produced any noticeable negative effects. Here is the example of a good resource box that I give people:
      Nice suggestion. Highly recommended
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  • Profile picture of the author Adenan
    your article need to be uncomplete content..
    as the resource box will be the second part to complete the content, the readers will click on you links..otherwise if they read the article & feel it completed already for the information they are looking for, they will neglect your resource box..that's why you should make both them in incomplete situation
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Has anyone actually tried just going directly to another publisher and saying "Hey, I think your audience would dig my stuff, would you be interested in having me publish an article on your site, or do an interview, or do a podcast or, or ...or"

    Or am I just applying too much common sense?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

      Has anyone actually tried just going directly to another publisher and saying "Hey, I think your audience would dig my stuff, would you be interested in having my publish an article on your site, or do an interview, or do a podcast or, or ...or"

      Or am I just applying too much common sense?
      There was actually a thread here not too long ago (I'll try and dig it up) that links to an article which shows this "straight up" approach going hilariously wrong. Bunch of SEO spammers making themselves look like idiots.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Adenan View Post

        your article need to be uncomplete content..
        as the resource box will be the second part to complete the content, the readers will click on you links..otherwise if they read the article & feel it completed already for the information they are looking for, they will neglect your resource box..that's why you should make both them in incomplete situation
        Putting on my publisher hat for a moment, this would be hard to pull off on any of my sites. I'm not looking to publish teasers to funnel people to other sites. And that was the focus of the original post - crafting a resource box for articles meant for syndication.

        There's one reason, and one reason only, I'll consider publishing an outside article on my site - will it be valuable to my readers? The typical "7 Tips for Doing Something" article listing 3-4 tips and a resource box linking offsite for the remainder won't cut it.

        Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

        Has anyone actually tried just going directly to another publisher and saying "Hey, I think your audience would dig my stuff, would you be interested in having me publish an article on your site, or do an interview, or do a podcast or, or ...or"

        Or am I just applying too much common sense?
        That's actually the base of what I do, although some publishers can get prickly if you presume to tell them what their audience would like.

        I usually couch it a bit differently, more like "hey, I cover some of the same stuff you do. Here's a sample. If you think your audience will like it, feel free to use it. If you want more stuff like it, or you get a good reaction and want to explore more ways we can work together, let me know..."

        Judging from some of the emails I get as a publisher, though, calling it 'common' sense might be pushing things...:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author gpwilson
    Yes. You need to do this.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrewm
      Thanks everyone for answering my questions. I appreciate the quick response from all. The information was clear and I understand exactly what is being said. I will take all advice.

      Thanks
      Andrew
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