Friday, August 27, 2010

Our Publishing Platform Makes It Easy to Manage Your Articles!

We understand you put a lot of time and effort into writing articles to demonstrate your expertise and increase your visibility within the ExpertHub Legal Network and search engines like Google. To help streamline the submission process we developed an easy way to upload and manage your articles from the “Publishing” tab of your online account, formerly called “Articles”.

When you log in to your account, you will see the “Publishing” tab clearly located on the green navigation bar that runs across the top of your screen.  Clicking this tab will take you to the new publishing central where you can view:  topic suggestions, article drafts, and published articles. Can’t figure out what to write about?  The “Publishing” tab also provides you a list of topic suggestions based on the practice areas you subscribe to.

Another great feature is the ability to track your article’s progress.  Once you submit your article, a member of our SEO editorial team will review it to make sure your content complies with our submission guidelines, as well as optimize it for better search results online.  Don’t worry about formatting the article, we will handle that on our end. 

To track the progress of your article, you will click on Drafts (as pictured below) and will be able to see the title of the article you saved or submitted, the date submitted and where the article is in the approval process.  For example, an articles not yet published will have a status of “Waiting for Approval”.

Getting started is easy:
  1. If you have content ready to upload or want to write a new article, log in to your account and click on the “Publishing” tab.
  2. Click the Contribute New Content link highlighted in blue and located on the right side of the page.
  3. You will then land on a page to insert the required information (see image below). You can type directly in the fields provided, giving your article a title and the body content.  If you prefer to copy and paste the information from a Word Document, that is fine also. 
  4. Once you are ready to submit your article for approval, click the Submit Content For Approval button located at the bottom of the screen.  If you would like more time crafting your content, you can chose to click the Save Draft button and return to continue at a later date.

    Locating topic suggestions and managing your articles in one spot is now more convenient than ever.  Check out our helpful tips for user friendly articles and submission guidelines to guide your writing. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us today.