3.c. Sources and Citations

When an editor notices you have quotes in your story and statistics to which you haven’t given us your source, we will reject and ask you to add sources.

For example, writing β€œ60% of writers are already using AI,” needs a source so we know where you got your data from and can verify it is true.

Big claims without stats also need citation.

For example, writing β€œSBF was caught fleeing to Dubai,” needs a source.

Ideally, your sources will come from major news outlets/journalists, research firms, and companies that are reputable.

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πŸ’”3.d. Formatting is bad or broken

Table of Contents:

πŸ“—1. Editing Protocol Overview πŸ‘«1.a. Second Human Ruleβœ…1.a.i. Verified Writers⏱️1.b. Time to Review
⭐2. Standards of QualityπŸ†•2.a. Originality Score❓2.b. 6 Ws Score🀨2.c. Objectivity in ranked listiclesπŸ”’2.d. Unranked listiclesπŸ€›2.e. Actionable advice
3. Red Flags3. Red FlagsπŸ“Ί3.a. Subject MatterπŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«3.a.i. Subject matter saturation🀬3.b. Plagiarism🧐3.c. Sources and CitationsπŸ’”3.d. Formatting is bad or broken😡3.e. Grammar level: gibberish🩳3.f. Story is Too Short

πŸ”— 4. Backlink Rules & Guidelines

β›”4.a. Backlink LimitsπŸ‘4.b. Banklink quality and diversityℹ️4.b.i. Diversity of sourcesπŸ₯‚4.b.ii. Internal linkingπŸ”„4.b.iii. Changing linksπŸ“«4.c. Reposting and Canonical Linking🏬4.c.i. Canonical links to company domainπŸ“4.c.ii. Canonical links to blog networks or social networks