NFL Analysis Network Notes for Writers

Here is information that you will need to know when writing content for NFL Analysis Network:

Accessing Your WordPress Account

You can access your WordPress account by visiting the following link: www.NBAAnalaysis.net/wp-admin

Selecting Topics

There will be a series of content that we want to be created for each team, but each section is not limited to those topics.

If you have an idea that you want to cover, please pitch the idea to an editor for approval because that is our best way to stay organized and to prevent redundant content.

We will suggest individual topics for each team in addition to our series content too.

Word Count

We are seeking a minimum of 650 words per post. There is no maximum word count because we are an analysis website and appreciate detailed work.

Publishing Rules

When you are done with your article, please turn the status of the post from draft to pending review.

Please alert an editor when your post is ready to be reviewed, and they will publish your post.

Only editors are allowed to publish content.

Titles

Please use title case when creating titles. (Ex: How Myles Turner Can Take the Next Step for the Indiana Pacers)

If you are not experienced with title case, please use Capitalize My Title to verify that the title is properly capitalized.

Include the full name of the team or player that you are focusing on in the article for SEO and clarity purposes. (Ex: Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers

Featured Images

Always use a featured image and be sure that it satisfies the following criteria:

  • Size: Larger than 680×380
  • Credit: Name of photographer and company name (Ex: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Source: Select photos from USA TODAY Sports

Note: Use Google Images to find photos from USA TODAY Sports.

Search with the first and last name of the player with USA TODAY Sports. (Ex: Kobe Bryant USA TODAY Sports)

Meta Description For Images

Always use a featured image and be sure that you fill out the meta description as well; Title, Captions, Alt Text, Description.

  • Title: Full names of the main players and teams included. (Ex: Indiana Pacers Star Victor Oladipo)
  • Caption: Provide the sourcing of the photographer. (Ex: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
  • Alt Text: List the full names of the main players and teams and include the NBA. (Ex: Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers, Myles Turner, NBA, Victor Oladipo)
  • Description: Include the summary of your article in the description of the image.

Categories

Select the division and the team(s) that you are writing about as your categories. (Ex: Indiana Pacers, Central Division)

Tags

Enter the full names of the players, the teams that you are mentioning in your article, and the NBA. (Ex: Victor Oladipo, LeBron James, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA)

Videos in Posts

To simplify the process of uploading media and keeping storage down, I suggest uploading the clip to Streamable and then embedding the clip into your post.

Another option for including videos in your posts is to tweet the video and embed the post from Twitter into your article.

Another option for video content within posts is YouTube. You can either copy the link to an existing video or upload your clips to YouTube and then embed it.

Note: You have to switch from visual to text before embedding text within the body because it will not show up if you do not.

Creating Sideshows

To break up a post into multiple pages, go from the visual page to the text page of your post.

The next step is to enter the following code where you want that separation: <h3><!–nextpage–></h3>

Filling Out Yoast SEO

Fill out all of the necessary information for the Yoast SEO tool. The video below explains everything that you need to know about the tool.

Insert the information in the title and description boxes for the search engine preview and the Twitter and Facebook link previews.

Select the keywords that describe what the main topics that your post is about. Choose the full name of the player, the city and team name of the team, in addition, the team name without the city. (Ex: Victor Oladipo, Indiana Pacers, Pacers) 

Select your featured image for the Twitter and Facebook link previews.

Note: It’s very important that both the title of the article and the description are using the full names of the main players and teams that are mentioned in the article.

Contact Me

If you need to get in contact with me, you can reach me using the following methods:

Phone: (972) 342-0548

Twitter: @GrantAfseth

Facebook: Grant Afseth

Email: grantafseth@indianasportscoverage.com