Published: Nov 26, 2007 - 06:20 pm
Story Found By: MattMcGee 3200 Days ago
Category: Sphinn Zone
1.) Submitting a sales pitch disguised as an article. Your offer to reward people who refer-a-friend for your SEO services is spam. So is your list of cool domains that has gray text at the bottom saying, "These domains are for sale."
2.) Submitting your blog (as a whole) or your web site (as a whole). Sphinn isnt a directory. Its a news site. Submit articles, blog posts, etc. -- but not your blogs home page.
3.) Awful headline titles. Edit out the name of your blog, the category the post is in, and all the other crap that your blog platform adds. Make your headline readable and interesting.
4.) Uninteresting descriptions of your post. A good description is often what makes me decide to read your article or not. Saying "Interesting article!" doesnt make me want to read it.
5.) Not creating a unique/noticeable avatar. Spammers use the default green wheel. Why are you still using it?
6.) Poor choice of a user name. If your plan is to submit articles that promote your product, you may want to avoid using your products name as your member name. Just a thought.
7.) Off-topic. Just because I have to use my eyes to write or read doesnt mean a post about the importance of eye protection to your blogging career is on-topic. (I can take my laptop into the bathroom and do online marketing in there, but you dont think posts about toilet paper are apppropriate, do you?)
Bonus mistake, more from general observation than from lunchtime modding: Not taking part in the community. If you want to get noticed and have people read/vote up/comment on your stories, start by reading/voting up/commenting on their stories.