When Was The Last Time You Edited One of Your Wizzley Pages?

by AngelaJohnson

If you look at the list of pages you've published on Wizzley, you might be surprised at how long ago some of them were written; I know I was.

I joined Wizzley 3 years ago, only publishing 14 pages between 2011 and 2013, but now I'm back and ready to start writing again. First, I decided to review my already-published pages.

The first thing I checked was the PAGE TITLE (you can't change your url, but you CAN change your title). And while I was at it, I looked at the INTRO THUMBNAIL to see if it needed to be changed.

After these first steps, there were several other things I reviewed on each of my pages. Since I only had 14 pages, it didn't take too long. If you have a lot of published pages, though, review one page each week or whatever fits into your schedule.

Remember that each time you make revisions, you can promote your pages again through social media and perhaps gain new readers.

Review Your Text

Find Misspellings and Gramatical Errors

dictionaryI didn't find any misspellings because I pay attention to spell-check when I type.  But I was embarrassed by some of my sentences.

Some sentences had repeated words, commas instead of periods, too many commas in a sentence, or some other silly error that I knew was a result of not proofreading.

I also found sentences that began in the past tense and ended in the present tense. I didn't have many issues of subject and verbs not agreeing, but that's also a common grammatical mistake that we all should have learned in grade school.

After I read through my text and corrected errors, I then read it aloud.  That's the way to catch awkward phrasing.  

I also checked to see if any information was out of date, or if I wanted to add more information, or change the page's focus.

A grey background:  When you're in "edit" mode, look at the top of the page and you'll see "grey background" to the left of "save" and "cancel."  The grey background is subtle and provides a little color between the stark white background and black text.  Click on this option on one of your modules, click on "save," then click on "page view" at the upper right of the page and see if you like it.  You can always go back and undo the grey background.

IMPORTANT:  Editing is live as soon as you click on the "save" button.  I didn't realize Wizzley doesn't have an option to "publish" again after editing.  The first time I edited a page, I left some incomplete information in a module overnight.  I hope no one saw it.

Review Titles , Photos and Links

check list

TITLES:  Look at your page title.  We can't change our original url, but we can change our page title as often as we like. As I've been reading pages on the Wizzley site after being gone for so long, I noticed several pages with the year in the title.  Now if someone saw "Best Holiday Gifts for 2013," they probably wouldn't click on the page, would they?

After deciding if your page title is appropriate, then review each of your text module titles.  Text modules can also include a subtitle.

IMAGES:  Are you satisfied with the photos or images you have illustrating your modules?  Make sure you have an intro thumbnail photo and choose a good photo for your first module; this photo is often picked up when you post of social media.  Make sure all photos have descriptions and that they are credited (if needed).

LINKS:  Click on each of your links.  Wizzley notifies us when a link is broken, but sometimes a link still works but the information on the page changed.  Or perhaps you find a better link to support your text.  

Check Amazon Modules

You Don't Want Any Broken Links or Unavailable Products

There are 3 ways to show Amazon products on Wizzley; as a list, a gallery, or as a carousel widget.  I don't care for the carousel option, so I alternate between the list and gallery options.  

You can choose your display option before or after you choose your products, and you can always change products and view options later.  

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LIST OPTION:  You can choose to show image (thumbnail size), description, price, view on Amazon (button), and Manufacturer/Publisher.  

GALLERY OPTION:  You can choose to show title, price, view on Amazon (button), and Manufacturer/Publisher.  Then you can show an image size: small, medium, or big. 

Amazon Products Using the "List" Option

No Choice of Image Size
Skeleton Restroom Door Cover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg)

Beistle 00014 Skeleton Restroom Door Cover. Each door cover is printed one side on 2.25 mil plastic and measures 30 Inch by 5 feet. Indoor and outdoor use. Great for any Hallowe...

$5.79  $3.80

View on Amazon

Spider Toilet Topper Peel 'N Place Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Sh)

Beistle 01933 Spider Toilet Topper Peel 'N Place. When you look at this toilet topper it makes you want to run. If your looking to get some screams you will with out a doubt get...

$6.00  $1.79

View on Amazon

Zombie-Hand Peel 'N Place Toilet Topper

Beistle 01931 Hand Toilet Topper Peel 'N Place. This is so real looking its fright full. The art work on this is amazing. I would not recommend this for small children but it wo...

$4.11  $1.96

View on Amazon

The Same Amazon Products Using the "Gallery" Option

Medium Image Size
Skeleton Restroom Door Cover Party Ac...
$5.79  $3.80
Spider Toilet Topper Peel 'N Place Pa...
$6.00  $1.79
Zombie-Hand Peel 'N Place Toilet Topper
$4.11  $1.96

Some Other Edits You Can Make

screen shot for editsIn edit mode, look to the right of your screen and you'll see a list of different type modules.  

When you create a NEW article, play around with each module to see what it does.  As long as you don't click on the "publish" button, you can save your modules and then click on "page view" to the right of "publish page" to see what everything looks like. And of course, you can go back and make as many changes as you like.

When you EDIT an already-published article, your edits are live and visible to the public once you click on the "save" button on your module.

So if you want to make some extensive edits, you might want to create a sample page, experiment there, and then copy to the page you want to edit.

Underneath the Module list are: 

~~ Scheme - this is where you can place a color and/or pattern around the border of your page.  I like to choose my color last to see what blends in well with my photos and Amazon products. The patterns are easy to overlook - they are underneath the colors and printed in a light grey color.  You can immediately see how each color and pattern looks as soon as you click on it. 

~~ Sidebar - this is where you can put the url of some of your other articles on Wizzley to help promote them.  Sometimes I list articles that aren't ranking well and other times I list related articles.  You can change your sidebar at any time. If you don't include any links, Wizzley puts some on for you (from other writers), and they or Google also place some banner ads there.   

~~ Modules - this is a list of the modules you've used and their titles.  There's nothing for you to do here.

~~ Options - you can click the option to allow Pinterest.  There is also a link to the VigLink Merchant Coverage and a link to Export your article page as text.

And last is a drop down box titled:  Font family for titles.  You can choose a different font from the default sans serif.  I clicked on several different fonts on a page I don't have published yet, and you can see what each font looks like when you click on it.  The font only only changes in the titles, not in the text.

How Often Should You Edit Your Wizzley Pages?

calendar pageIt all depends on the type of pages you write.  Pages that are seasonal need to be edited at least once a year.  And if you have pages that promote electronics or other items that have new models coming out each year, you'll want to make sure they're current.

But you can edit your pages "whenever." Maybe you read something in a book or online that pertains to one of your pages.  Edit your page even if it's just one text module.

Or maybe you run across an interesting photograph or youtube video and want to add it to one of your pages.

Besides making your pages better, readers can see your last revision date in the area right above where they can make a comment.  Readers usually like to read something that has been written or revised recently.

Remember to promote your newly edited page (use the social media buttons on the left or bottom of each page) . And don't forget to promote pages written by other Wizzley authors, too!

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You can keep track of the pages you edit by clicking on "my pages" under your user name.You'll see "Page Titles, Visitors, Rank, Created, and Edited."

Above that line is a tab to "Order" how you want your information to be displayed.  I like to choose "Edited" so I can immediately see when I last edited a page.  The order goes from most recent at the top of the list to last edited at the bottom.

Another tab next to "Order" is "Per Page."  You can set it to display 10 page titles per screen page, or up to 500.  

So get in the habit of keeping your pages fresh, promoting them after you edit, and you should gain more readers and followers.  

 

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Updated: 10/06/2014, AngelaJohnson
 
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Mira on 08/18/2015

Mari, they don't have to buy the product(s) you're advertising. If someone clicks on a product and then browses on Amazon and buys something, no matter what, you register a sale.

AngelaJohnson on 08/18/2015

Maritravel - Yes, you can't just write an article and hope someone finds it - and then buys something. I think we have to spend at least the same amount of time promoting as we do writing. Unless you get a sale this month or next, I'd definitely have a friend buy something until you get a sale on your own. You'd hate to lose your opportunity with Amazon.

Maritravel on 08/18/2015

Great Advice. I especially liked the Amazon tips as I had an email from them yesterday telling me that as I hadn't made a sale yet, my Affiliate status would be removed by November 9th. Now I'm panicking as to how I can make a sale apart from getting friends to buy something I posted. I thought just advertising what is available and relevant to the article, was enough. Apparently not.

AngelaJohnson on 06/03/2015

CruiseReady - I now have 61 pages on Wizzley and once in a while go back and edit an earlier page. I'm glad Wizzley gives us a list of pages with date created, last edited, etc. It makes it easy to keep pages fresh.

CruiseReady on 06/03/2015

This is a good reminder. I haven't been here very long yet, but want to remember to keep everything updated!

AngelaJohnson on 09/26/2014

Actually, you can. Click on your user name and then on "my pages." You'll see your entire list, and on the top row are "actions" "title" "visitors" "rank" "created" "edited" and "status."

Above this row you can see "all pages" "search" "topic" "order by" and "per page." Under "order by" you can choose several options and "edited" is one of them. I also like to change the number under "per page" to match how many articles I have. Then I can see them all at once without clicking on page 2, page 3, etc.

MBC on 09/26/2014

I wish we could see the date of our last update on the directory - it would make updating a lot easier! Thanks for telling me where the last updated is, now I know but would still prefer it was on our list of lenses.

happynutritionist on 09/16/2014

I joined 3 years ago as well, and have been busy updating now that I'm spending more time here. Thanks for the ideas.

Telesto on 09/14/2014

Thank you for this. I haven't done it yet, but will before I get too far.

AgingandDisability on 09/14/2014

Good idea. Things changed and updates can bring more traffic.


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