We’ve added a box that displays the current article word count to the article submission form. This will update as you type / paste in. When submitting the article, the minimum length for the article body is now 300 words rather than a number of characters. Next to the word count box there is a summary line telling you how many sites you can select based on the number of words entered. For example:
300w: 14 sites, 400w: 19 sites, 500w: 27 sites, 600w: 29 sites
This indicates that a 300 word article can be submitted to only 14 sites, if your article is 400 words you can select 19, increase it to 500 and you have 27 available and to be able to select them all you’d need to write 600 words and that would allow 29 sites to be selected.
Color Coding for Article Word Count Site Requirements
To make our submission form display all of the pertinent information without being too busy, we’ve introduced a color coding system. We’ve used coloring in a number of areas:
- The summary line demonstrated above
- The site selection area of the submission form
- The supported sites list
The colors are as follows:
- Black text – 300 words
- Blue text – 400 words
- Orange text – 500 words
- Pink text – 600 words
Hopefully this will make it a little easier to pick the correct sites for your article.
Important note: the site selection boxes do not restrict which sites you can select based on article word count so if you input an article that has around 350 words and you select sites that require 400 words or more, those submissions will fail so please only select sites for which your articles are long enough!