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Free and Re-Printable Content
Smartbananas.com is a free content article directory. This means that any webmaster, publisher, or editor may re-print your article(s) subject to the basic terms and conditions outlined on this site. If you are an author that charges a fee for publication of your articles or requires that special terms be met prior to publication of your work, you should NOT submit your work or articles to this site.
Article submissions are subject to length restrictions and descriptive criteria. These are outlined below:
Article Title: Maximum 15 words. Titles should try to ask a general question or at least be descriptive.
Article Summary: This should not exceed 200 words. Ensure a summary is included in the article submission as this is what readers will see before deciding to/or not to read your articles.
Article Content: Should not exceed 2,500 words. In addition, articles must be informative and descriptive, mere promotional and advertising contents will not be accepted.
Article Tags: Tags are required for submissions, maximum of 4 tags allowed per article. These are important for SEO purposes as Smartbananas.com will use this as your article keywords.
Article Links: You may place up to a maximum of two links in an article. All links are “do follow” so we employ you to choose your anchor keywords correctly and ensure the links are not broken.
Please Note: These character limits include all spaces, line breaks, paragraph breaks and punctuation, so the actual number of characters will be less than the above numbers.
Article Formatting and Links
We strongly recommend that authors submitting to Smart Bananas copy and paste articles from a basic text editor like Notepad or NoteTab Light. Following this suggestion will ensure that paragraph breaks, line length and other basic formatting will be properly handled by our submission form. Copying and pasting content from applications like MS Word can and does result in a variety of formatting problems. The reason for this is that MS Word and similar applications use non-ASCII, sometimes invisible, characters that are copied with article content into our submission form, causing articles to appear very differently from the way they were submitted.
Keeping the above in mind, it is not necessary for authors to use html tags for specifying font size or to create paragraph and line breaks. Use of HTML should be minimal and we suggest html tags only be used for creating live links to sites, services or products. Any link that begins with “http://” will automatically be clickable. For example, “http://smartbananas.com” would appear as a hyperlink. To hyperlink a word or phrase, HTML anchor tags need to be placed around that word or phrase.
Example: <a href=”http://smartbananas.com”>Internet’s Number One Article Directory</a>
Copyright and Violations
SmartBananas.com’s policy prohibits the use of copyrighted material in a manner that violates the copyright owner’s rights. In general, this means that authors should only submit their own original written work to which they have natural copyright.
In cases where copyright is disputed (usually as a result of plagiarism or unauthorized copying), articles will be immediately removed without recourse or discussion, regardless of the arguments presented by the disputing parties.
Authors who are found to be in breach of copyright will be banned and all of their submitted content removed.
Actions to Take in the Event of Copyright Violation
SmartBananas.com is a free content article directory. We act as an intermediary between authors and publishers and post guidelines for both regarding copyright adherence. However, copyright resides with the authors who submit to our directory, not with us. As a consequence, SmartBananas.com has no legal standing to enforce copyright on behalf of authors.
In the event of copyright violation, we advise authors to exercise their rights under the The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 by taking the following steps:
1. Contact the offending party directly asking them to rectify the copyright violation.
2. If the above fails, contact the ISP that hosts the offending website and the domain registrar that holds the registration for the website domain.
Information for the domain registrar and hosting service can generally be obtained by doing a lookup using any WhoIs service such as:
3. Most Domain Registrars and ISPs will respond to a copyright enforcement request by warning or suspending the offending party. If they fail to do so, have a lawyer make the same request in writing. This last action rarely fails to produce results.
Article Submission Guidelines
Article submissions to SmartBananas.com are free and new additions to our database are indexed once a day, roughly every 36 hours. This means that any article you submit will be searchable by, and available to, visitors the day after it is submitted. Before submitting an article, please search the SmartBananas.com database by author name or article title to ensure your articles have not already been added by someone else.
We strongly recommend that you do not submit articles that are not your own unless the author has given you permission to do so.
Submit your article to one category only. Submissions to multiple categories are automatically removed on a daily basis.
Submissions that are commercial or advertorial in content will be removed from the SmartBananas.com database. Specifically that means advertisements, sales letters, promotional copy, or articles with blatant and excessive self-promotion or hype. SmartBananas.com is a free-content directory not a forum for advertising commercial products, services or programs.
Submissions that are less than 400 words will be removed from the SmartBananas.com database. Longer articles may also be removed if they contain no useful content or are submitted for the sole purpose of obtaining backlinks or promoting a product or service.
Submissions that consist of a few lines of text with a link pointing to another site where the article supposedly resides will be removed.
Article submissions that are plagiarized or in violation of another author’s copyright will be removed and the author will be banned. Refer to our copyright policy for more information.
Article submissions that contain or reference adult or pornographic content; that are defamatory, libelous, inflammatory or offensive; that promote hate literature or illegal activities or that are in violation of another person’s, or company’s, rights or trademarks; will be removed.
Articles should have proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure and should be proofed before submission.
Other Submission Guidelines
Titles must NOT contain any URLs.
Titles must be more than one word.
Titles must NOT have HTML tags of any kind.
Titles must NOT be all upper case or lower case letters.
Titles must NOT contain repetitive punctuation such as !!! or ???
Titles must NOT contain the names of prescriptíon drugs or affiliate programs.
Links in the article body should relate to, or support, your article content.
Links that are only used for keyword anchoring to your site(s) are not allowed.
Promotional links for your site, service or product should be restricted to your Author Bio.
Note: SmartBananas.com reserves the right to remove any article or articles for any reason with or without notice or explanation. In cases where the above or other guidelines are severely abused, so-called authors will be banned.
Free аnd Re-Printable Content
Smartbananas.com іѕ a free content article directory. Thіѕ means thаt аѕ a publisher уου mау re-print thе article(s) thаt аrе posted іn thе Smartbananas.com database subject tο thе terms аnd conditions thаt generally apply tο free content articles. Thе mοѕt common οf thеѕе аrе:
1. Articles mυѕt bе published “аѕ іѕ″ (unedited).
2. Articles mυѕt bе published wіth thе author’s bio paragraph (resource box) аnd copyright information included.
3. URLs іn thе resource box ѕhουld bе set аѕ hyperlinks.
4. Whenever possible, authors ѕhουld bе notified οf intent tο publish.
5. Articles саnnοt bе used іn spam communications.
Uѕе οf Site Scrapers, Article Crawlers, οr οthеr automated methods/scripts tο mine thе article content οf thіѕ Website аrе expressly forbidden unless permission hаѕ bееn specifically granted bу Smartbananas.com. If unauthorized requests аrе detected access tο articles wіll bе blocked.
Wе encourage publishers tο υѕе Smartbananas.com аѕ a free content resource. Hοwеνеr, іf уου υѕе thе content wе provide οn a regular basis, a link tο ουr site wουld bе appreciated.
Copyright аnd Violations
Smartbananas.com’s policy prohibits thе υѕе οf copyrighted material іn a manner thаt violates thе copyright owner’s rights. In general, thіѕ means thаt publishers аrе required tο υѕе article content obtained frοm Smartbananas.comwithout change οr modification.
Publishers ѕhουld bе aware thаt thеrе іѕ significant exposure іf thеу аrе found tο bе іn violation οf copyright laws. Publishers whο violate copyright law аrе legally liable аnd subject tο possible fines.
Thе articles οn thіѕ Web site аrе provided fοr information purposes οnlу аnd fοr redistribution аѕ outlined іn ουr guidelines. Smartbananas.com dοеѕ nοt accept аnу responsibility οr liability fοr thе υѕе οr misuse οf thе article content οn thіѕ site οr reliance bу аnу person οn thе site’s contents.
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