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A guide to listing news

To begin

A guide to listing news Click on 'Add News’ under ‘News’ in My Account.

Author

You must include your name and a brief description of yourself. This is to help connect with your audience and develop a group of followers. A photograph of yourself is optional but helps further your connection with the audience as people identitify with a friendly face.

Writing the Article

1. Get to know your audience. Decide who you’re writing for before planning your article. Writing for an academic audience and aiming at pre-teens requires a very different approach.

2. Identify the needs of your readership. What do your readers need to know? How does your own knowledge match up against the information they need? This will be the easiest way for you to find a topic to write about. You can also extensively research information that you don’t know, so don’t be deterred by that.

3. Be unique. If you are writing an article about something that other people are also writing about, try to be unique in your approach. You should add to the conversation, not exist alongside it. This will draw your readers in and keep them coming back for more.

4. Be passionate. You should care about the topic you choose to write about. Your enthusiasm will be reflected in your writing, making the content more engaging and informative.

5. Outline your article. Before you begin formal writing, you will want to planyour article. This outline, which will break down which information goes where, will serve as a roadmap and help you see where more information may be needed.

6. Pay attention to style, structure and voice. You will want to write with a style, structure, and voice which is appropraite for the type of article you are writing. Evaluate your audience to determine how best to present your information to them. For example, an online article will need to offer information in a narrative, chronological format and be written with accessible but not overly-colloquial language.

7. Make it better. Add to the text you’ve written with videos, pictures, charts, and any other visual or audio material which complements your article. This will make your information more engaging and easier to understand.

Keywords

What will readers type when searching for your article?

Keywords help readers find your story when they search HugoFox or Google.
This is crucial when it comes to attracting more readers.

We suggest adding keywords that answer these questions:

1. What is the topic?
2. What venues is it/did take place in?
3. Names of people or organisations involved?

Images

Suggestions include:

  • Location photos
  • People involved
  • Action shots
  • Detail or product shots

Professional Tip

Without good quality images readers are much less likely to view your news article.

Contact details

Use the Contact Email Address field if you want to receive enquiries via email.

Your email address is protected from view at all times and we never share your details with any third parties.

Final Steps

Always Preview your listing to check for mistakes or missing information.
Once satisfied either Post Now or Save Draft if you want to revisit it later or create multiple listings before making payment.

Checkout & Post

Once you have completed the form click on Checkout & Post and you will be taken to the checkout area. Find this on the news overview page.