1. Editing Protocol Overview

The Editing Protocol is a machine and human hybrid protocol for improving story quality and distribution.

We wrote this protocol to help writers write better, understand why we publish what we publish, and reject what we reject.

It is our goal to remove subjectivity as much as possible from the process and make our guidelines and processes crystal clear.

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๐Ÿ‘ซ1.a. Second Human Rule

Table of Contents:

๐Ÿ“—1. Editing Protocol Overview ๐Ÿ‘ซ1.a. Second Human Ruleโœ…1.a.i. Verified Writersโฑ๏ธ1.b. Time to Review
โญ2. Standards of Quality๐Ÿ†•2.a. Originality Scoreโ“2.b. 6 Ws Score๐Ÿคจ2.c. Objectivity in ranked listicles๐Ÿ”ข2.d. Unranked listicles๐Ÿค›2.e. Actionable advice
3. Red Flags3. Red Flags๐Ÿ“บ3.a. Subject Matter๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ3.a.i. Subject matter saturation๐Ÿคฌ3.b. Plagiarism๐Ÿง3.c. Sources and Citations๐Ÿ’”3.d. Formatting is bad or broken๐Ÿ˜ต3.e. Grammar level: gibberish๐Ÿฉณ3.f. Story is Too Short

๐Ÿ”— 4. Backlink Rules & Guidelines

โ›”4.a. Backlink Limits๐Ÿ‘4.b. Banklink quality and diversityโ„น๏ธ4.b.i. Diversity of sources๐Ÿฅ‚4.b.ii. Internal linking๐Ÿ”„4.b.iii. Changing links๐Ÿ“ซ4.c. Reposting and Canonical Linking๐Ÿฌ4.c.i. Canonical links to company domain๐Ÿ“4.c.ii. Canonical links to blog networks or social networks