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6/3/09 at 10:12pm
Does anyone have good sites to recommend that help with the SEO? I'm sure that I could learn more.
I'm also in gardens and write non-sexy articles about non-sexy plants .
And - When did Suite make pictures mandatory? I've been out of the loop there for a bit and seldom, if ever, read the forums, so if they started that rule in the last couple of months, I missed it. But, I posted an article the other day and it got flagged for no picture. I usually do include a picture, so this wasn't typical. I searched around a bit last night for their policy but only found the info saying that you should (not must) include a picture and the instructions to do so.
Just wanted to reiterate some points on photos. Photos are not optional, and are now required on all articles: http://www.suite101.com/learn/elemen...le#subheader_7
I've notified a few of you that you need to add a photo - but I am going to just say that I will be flagging for this after today, so please be sure to add a well captioned, properly credited photo to each article.
• Photo caption should be a Title Case, well keyworded phrase relating the image to the article. This is the place to use keywords - so don't use a single or unrelated word.
• Photo credit should be the name of the person who took the photo, or owns it, or the name of the agency (not the site that's hosting it) if a specific photographer is not named (ie American Heart Association. Of course used with permission from said agency.) For photos obtained from a royalty-free website like stock exchange, the photographer's user name is acceptable.
• If the photo is owned by the writer, the name of the writer should appear in the Credit field and the Credit Link field should be blank if there is no URL to the photo.
• Credit link is the link to the site where the photo "lives" if there is one – not just a general link to morguefile or other – the specific link is needed.
Please review the title case learning module for proper title case. Not all words in a title or subtitle are capitalized, and there are other rules as well. I have been correcting this a lot, so please review those rules.