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Create an Advanced HTML Resource Box in 5 Super Easy Steps
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If you’re a SubmitYOURArticle.com member entering articles into our article submission system, we provide a facility for you to enter an Advanced HTML version of your resource box.

Don’t be too intimidated by the “Advanced” part– if you know what your keywords are, and if you’re in the mood to follow these ridiculously simple step-by-step instructions, you can created an HTML resource box without breaking a sweat!

Our example comes from an imaginary author named Petunia Yardley whose business is organic gardening. This is her text resource box :

Petunia Yardley is a professional gardener with 10 years experience in organic vegetable garden cultivation and lawn care. For more organic gardening tips please visit her website at =>Â http://www.petuniasorganicgarden.com

Now, that is her text resource box, but she’s decided that she also wants to include an HTML one. Here’s how she (and you!) can do that:

1) Go to the Advanced HTML Resource box area, and start typing in your resource box. Notice, that Petunia’s looks much the same as her text one, with a few differences:

Petunia Yardley is a professional gardener with 10 years experience in organic vegetable garden cultivation and lawn care. Her popular organic gardening tips blog provides daily tips for growing healthy, natural veggies the way nature intended.

“Where is the website URL?” you ask. Just a second and we’ll get it in there . First, type in your resource box and rephrase it so you don’t have a typed out URL at the end, like we had in the text resource box.

2) Now, highlight your keyword phrase, which for Petunia is “organic gardening tips” (you can see that the phrase is highlighted because it’s now appearing with a light blue background–but, you probably already knew that! )

3) Notice that red arrow above. It’s pointing to an icon that looks like a globe with a chain link. In this photo it kind of looks like there are two of those globe/chain link icons sitting side by side, but actually the one on the right has a broken chain link, and the one on the left has a chain link that is together.

With your keywords still highlighted, click the globe icon on the left that has the red arrow pointing to it.

When you click that globe icon this box pops up.

4) Type your website URL into that box. Notice that the http:// part is already in there, so you don’t need to put that in again. Just type in the rest of your URL as so:

5) Then, click “OK” to save. And then (drumroll please…..):

Ta-da! You’ve got yourself an Advanced HTML Resource box! Now, when someone clicks those hyperlinked keywords, they will be taken to your website.

And here are a few extra tips for you

  • If you do happen to include a written out URL in your HTML resource box, don’t forget to hyperlink it too! In the text resource box, the written out URL will automatically create the link, but in the HTML resource box, if you want something to be a link you need to hyperlink it using the steps above.
  • Also, be sure not to use the same keyword phrase for each article submission. You should have a list of phrases that you want to target in your article submissions, and you would alternate those phrases in your HTML resource box. The reason for alternating the phrases is that linking the same phrase repeatedly can send up a red flag with Google and could have negative SEO consequences. So, alternate those phrases!
  • An HTML resource box should give all the info that a normal text resource box gives, rather than just being a listing of keywords. It is recommended that your HTML resource box has equivalent information to your plain text resource box, and should contain two or three sentences about you as the author and your website or business.
  • Don’t link all the words in the HTML resource box–rather, just link one or two specific key phrases.

Related Resources:

What’s An HTML Resource Box?

5 Safeguards To Be Sure That Your Resource Box Links Work


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19 Responses to “Create an Advanced HTML Resource Box in 5 Super Easy Steps”

  1. Bill Urell says:

    Your resource box, obviouly gives you a link to your site, but it also there to give people a strong reason to get people to visit. Give them a strong reason to!

    Do not use a ‘standard resource box’ for all articles; instead continue the converstion of that particualr article on your site.

    In the example in the previous post, I don’t care if Petunia has 10 years experience in organic gardening…but if it said “If you enjoyed this article on 5 tips on organic gardening visit www. yoursite.com to claim 25 more tips, yours to download for free” I might click through. (freebie give away). or “You just read about the dangers of pesticides in your garden, can you think of 20 alternatives? We did, and you are a click away from the quick and easy answers: visit http://www.yoursite .com

    Maybe I’m not the best copywriter, but you get the idea. It’s about the reader, not you.

    I think the resource box is equally important as the headline, and deserves a lot of thought and respect. After all, without the click, nothing happens.

    Bill Urell

  2. Steve Shaw says:

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks so much for chiming in. You’re absolutely right –Giving the reader a “call to action” or a reason to click through is definitely effective and advisable to include.

    I actually just quickly made up that resource box with the intention of showing how to create an HTML resource box, but you’re absolutely correct that Petunia’s call to action could have been more convincing! We’ll cover how to write an effective resource box in a future post–thank you for reminding me of that!

  3. Connie says:

    Bill,

    Looks to me like you are a pretty good copywriter. I believe the resource box is just that important too.

    I’m really new at this and writing the articles is very draining for me. By the time I get to the resource box I just want it finished and done so I think I am short changing myself.

    More focus! Thanks for your valuable input.

  4. Steve Shaw says:

    Hi Connie,

    Yes, I know it’s like we spend a long time getting the article just right, and then by the time we’re writing the resource box we just want to get the article submitted!

    Bill’s point is great–we’ll go over how to create a strong resource box in another post very soon.

  5. Jeff Schuman says:

    I used to write and submit articles mostly for search engine bait. I still do that, but now I am paying more attention to the traffic I get from my articles. Having a well written bio box is like making the sale after the presentation. It really does work and SYA helps alot with that getting unqiue articles out to the directories.

  6. Steve Shaw says:

    Hey Jeff,

    Oh, totally. A well-written resource box is soooo important. That’s a great way to think of it–the article is the presentation, and the resource box is closing the sale.

    Thanks so much for your kind words!

  7. I’m a member of submityourarticles and I always read every eamil I receive. It’s always explained so you understand immediately. I’m starting to html resource box now.

    As always thanks for all the great information:

    matthew w faulkner

  8. Delords says:

    Thanks the resource tips where helpful

  9. Howard Platt says:

    Great information! Just want to say thanks for sharing! I am a little confused, should you do both a text resource box and an HTML or just an HTML? Once again thanks for all the great information. I am not getting anything done because I am caught up in reading all these great posts.

  10. Steve Shaw says:

    Hi Howard,

    If you’re submitting through SubmitYOURArticle.com you will definitely include a text resource box, but you also have the option of including an HTML resource box as well.

    When we submit your article to our distribution list, we will submit your HTML resource box (if you’ve provided one) to every publisher who will accept an HTML resource box. To all the others, the text resource box will be submitted.

    Usually if you’re manually submitting you will just use one or the other. Pretty much all publishers will accept a text resource and some will give you the option of using an HTML one.

    I hope that helps :-)

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  12. Thanks for the article. I am new to article marketing and was having trouble with this.

  13. Thanks Steve for another professionally explained tip on article marketing and the importance of the resource box. I needed the refresher course on using SYA’s html box as the last time I tried to use one I lost myself and gave up and just used all plain boxes. Personally I think you’re a fantastic copywriter. Keep those tips a comin’. (By the way, this ain’t (lol) the type of grammar I use in my articles.)

  14. Steve Shaw says:

    Hi Eddie,

    Many thanks–Glad you got some use out of this also.

  15. Ed says:

    Hi Steve,

    I would like to quote..
    !Hi Howard,

    If you’re submitting through SubmitYOURArticle.com you will definitely include a text resource box, but you also have the option of including an HTML resource box as well.

    When we submit your article to our distribution list, we will submit your HTML resource box (if you’ve provided one) to every publisher who will accept an HTML resource box. To all the others, the text resource box will be submitted.

    Usually if you’re manually submitting you will just use one or the other. Pretty much all publishers will accept a text resource and some will give you the option of using an HTML one.

    I hope that helps :-)

    Does this mean i will create a resource box in both format fields for the preferred option of the publisher,as i want to use the html option,or do you provide it as plain text yourself to their criteria on behalf of me .just so i know what to do when submitting my bio?

    Thanks….John.

  16. Steve Shaw says:

    Hi John,

    In answer to your question:

    “Does this mean i will create a resource box in both format fields for the preferred option of the publisher,as i want to use the html option,or do you provide it as plain text yourself to their criteria on behalf of me .just so i know what to do when submitting my bio?”

    When you’re submitting through SubmitYOURArticle.com, yes–you will create a resource box in both format fields for the preferred option of the publisher if you want to use an HTML resource box. If you don’t want to use an HMTL resource box you only need to complete the text resource box field.

    So, you will enter a text resource box. And since you wish to send the HTML resource box to all publishers who will accept one, you would also fill in the HTML resource box field.

    When we submit your article, we will submit the HTML resource box if the publisher accepts it, and if not we will submit the text resource box.

    I hope that helps. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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