Adding a new review or article is super easy. To get your post approved the first time round, and to make sure you will get a lot of attention, follow the steps below:
Step1: Logging in: If you have been approved and set up as a premium reviewer, you can log in to create reviews and articles. Click here to log in quickly or log in from the front page of the website.
Step 2: Before creating a new article or review:
Use the search function on the top left of the website to see if an article or review already exist. If you find that a review already exist, you should not create another review. You can create another article about the same topic, but then you should hyperlink to the existing review and provide a slightly different page name to avoid duplicate content. Remember that the editors will not approve duplicate content, so it is important to make valuable new additions, rather than repeating existing content. You can still gain a lot of publicity by expanding on existing reviews with new follow up articles.
Step 3: Add new post: You are still logged in and now you can click on Posts > Add New
Step 4: Entering a unique title: Create a catchy, unique title for your post. If it is an article about the city of Barcelona, perhaps consider a title like “Barcelona: 15 Things you’d love about the city”. Remember that your title is what draws attention to your article. The more catchy the title – the more visitors you will get.
Step 5: Entering the main body: Now you can enter the main body of text, where you write about your topic. 800 Words is normally a good start, but if you’d like to create authoritative content that Google loves a lot – you can craft a well planned 1200 word article too.
a) Links: You can use the hyperlink button to highlight certain text – and then link to other relevant areas within Likedreviews.com. These are internal links within the community, not to external websites.
b) Remember to use plain text and do not write in capitals. Make some of your headings in Bold or use the H2 and H3 tags – not more than 5 times in an article.
Step 6: Tagging and Categories:
Select a maximum of two categories. It should be the most appropriate categories. One category is also good. Then add a tag which is like a keyword or descriptive word which groups your article. Using existing categories is preferred – but adding new tags is something you should consider.
Step 7: Feature video:
Scroll down to where you see “Feature video”. If you have your own youtube video and channel, you can paste the link here, and your Youtube video will be displayed. This will help you to also earn Youtube revenue if you have many videos. You can also add videos of other people in the feature video. A good rule of thumb is to add videos to about 10% of your posts – or more than that if you have your own Youtube videos that can earn you revenue.
Step 8: Review details:
a) Scroll down to “Review options”. If you’d like to turn the post into a review, then click on “review”. Else, if it is just a magazine article, click on “article”.
b) If this is a review, you can now write in the positives and negatives, as well as the bottom line.
c) At “rating metric” select star – that way Google will find your post easier, recognizing it as a review.
d) Select the amount of stars you award for the item you review: 5 is Excellent, whereas 0 is not good at all. There are two areas you can score: “How much did you like it” and “value for money”.
Step 9: Feature image:
Each article must have a feature image. If you look to your bottom right, you will see the option to add a feature image. It is best to use a unique 300 X 300 feature image for each article, but some reviewers also recycle some of their older images. Remember: The more unique feature images you have, the more chance you have of being found through Google images. Therefore, one unique feature image per post is the best policy to have.
Custom Sidebar: Each premium reviewer has a custom sidebar with their name. This is important because the sidebar contains your unique adsense code, which generates your revenue. When creating a new post, you must always select your own name or publisher number under custom sidebar to ensure that your ads will be displayed.
Step 10: Submit: You can now click on “submit for review” which is located in the top right corner of the page.
Step 11: Once an editor approved your content, you should share it on social media. If you are a trusted user with more than 400 articles, you will be able to immediately publish your own articles and share them via social media without the need to wait for an editor’s approval.