Waffal FAQ

Get the answers to Waffal's most Frequently Asked Questions.

General FAQ

How much does it cost to join and write articles?

It is 100% FREE to join Waffal. You can even earn money by entering writing contests and writing articles directly for Waffal clients. You do not have to pay anything to publish articles when you are contracted to write through Waffal. However, if you wish to publish your own articles for your own purposes, or you are writing articles on behalf of your own external (non-Waffal) clients, you will need to choose the Self Service package that is best for you. You can learn more about Self Service pricing by clicking here.

Are there SEO tools to help writers?

Yes. We provide an "Academy" that is available to all writers so they can learn the best ways to maximize the potential of their articles and attract more clients.

Who can edit or re-optimize an article after it is published live?

The original author of any article on Waffal is the only person with full access to edit, modify, or re-optimize an already published waffal. If the author was paid to write the article by a client through a Full Service package, then the author cannot activate these editing tools without the request of the paying client, and all edits must be approved by the paying client before they will appear on the live waffal. This ensures clients maintain control over the use of content they contractually purchased, yet authors maintain authenticity and integrity for their own work. If an author writes and publishes their own work, or work for external (non-Waffal) clients, through a Self Service package, they always have 100%, unbridled access to editing tools.

Do multiple articles for the same 5 keywords produce better results?

Our research shows the single best way a person trying to achieve top search placement can do this is by choosing 5 core keywords (Tags) related to their own website, product, or service. Then professionally syndicate one entirely unique, high quality article per week, for up to 10 weeks, that is related to these 5 chosen keywords and contains a proper mixture of these keywords along with alterations and variations of them. However, this strategy only works if each article is of the highest quality possible, entirely written about a different topic or subject than the other articles, extremely interesting, well-researched, and professionally syndicated using proper channels and methods. Normally, the higher the number of articles dripped out, and the more time taken to drip them out, the better results experienced in both ranking position and durability for that ranking.

Some SEO providers can achieve what we call "flash in the pan" rankings. Your site jumps up in search rank very quickly, maybe even in to the top 10 or 20. Then, it starts to drop steadily until it isn't even worth measuring. This is due to short-term, high-impact methods that usually center around on-page SEO and "link-building". These are the most common SEO services offered online. While they are great for getting you to spend your hard earned cash on "instant gratification", they do nothing for your long-term business. They cannot even begin to compare to the results and ranking stability achieved with a strategy of super high quality articles dripped properly to professional syndication channels over a consistent period of time.

Our research shows one properly syndicated article, balanced around five keywords, will result in measurable ranking improvements. Three articles balanced around the exact same five keywords generally produces five times better results than one article. Five articles balanced around the exact same five keywords generally produces around twelve times better results than one article. Ten articles balanced around the exact same five keywords generally produces over twenty times better results than one article.

How much can I earn writing articles for Waffal clients?

The short answer: a minimum of $30 per article. If you work directly with a client through Waffal, you will be paid the price you negotiate directly with the client, as long as the price is a minimum of $30 per article. If you win a contest, you will be paid a minimum of $30 per article, up to a maximum of $62.40 per article. The amount you earn will be determined by the number of articles you are contracted to write through a contest, or a direct negotiation. We have 4 different contests. These are for 1 article, 3 articles, 5 articles, or 10 articles. The amount you earn per article INCREASES with the number of articles you are contracted to write because the amount of time, energy, research, and effort you must spend will increase too. We want to ensure writers are fairly compensated for producing high-quality work.

Why is there a difference in the price a client pays and the amount I receive for writing articles?

Waffal collects a fee of $9 per article, up to a maximum of $45 for a contract. So, if you are contracted through a contest to write 1 article for $30, the client will pay $39 for the article. If you are contracted through a contest to write 10 articles for $624, the client will pay $669. If you negotiate your own package directly with a client, we will add $9 per article, up to a maximum fee of $45.

I wrote 5 articles around the same 5 keywords. How fast should I publish them?

Our research shows it is most effective to publish one article every 10 to 14 days. If you have a series of articles around the same set of keywords, spreading their release out at least 10 to 14 days apart will produce maximum search, social media, and organic traffic results.

Should I copy/paste my articles on my own website or blog?

It is highly recommended that you DO NOT copy/paste your waffals onto your own website or blog. Waffals are published on our own popular article sites and distributed to hundreds of other popular article sites through our world-class syndication system. They are also posted accross hundreds of social media channels. Waffals contain links back to your website, blog, or landing page. It is these links back that will drive traffic to your intended target and help push your intended target site up in search rankings. If you copy/paste your waffals to your own blog or site, you can actually harm your ranking and eliminate any positive value they would otherwise provide to you. On a separate note, however, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you DO share the links to your waffals on your own social media pages and profiles.


Self Service FAQ

Say I advertise on a freelancer site and have my own clients, can I publish their articles through Waffal?

YES. We allow anyone to write and publish articles through our world-class SEO and world-class syndication service. One of the best ways to make yourself more valuable to your own direct clients is to publish their content for them through Waffal. This way, you deliver massive traffic and ranking potential they cannot get anywhere else.

If I own an SEO agency or I am an SEO professional, can I use Waffal?

YES. Hundreds of SEO pros use our service to enrich the service they provide their own SEO clients. One of the best ways to drive your own clients' websites up in search engines, while flooding them with additional organic traffic, is to write articles for them around their chosen keywords and have them dripped out through our syndication channels. If you don't have the time or resources to write articles for your clients, you can use our Full Service packages and have the writing, publishing, and syndication done professionally for you. You can learn more about Full Service pricing by clicking here.

Should I also publish my waffals on my own blog or website?

Please see the answer to the question "Should I copy/paste my articles on my own website or blog?" above.


Full Service FAQ

Are contest packages always focused on the same 5 keywords?

Yes. To understand why, see the answer to the question "Do multiple articles for the same 5 keywords produce better results?" above.

Why doesn't the price per article decrease for larger contests?

Writing multilple well-researched, interesting, unique, professional articles around a set of keywords is VERY difficult. It takes a lot of time, energy, research, and effort to come up with entirely different topics and material that centers around the same set of keywords. So, your writers will have to spend a lot more time and energy the more articles you require. In order to attract the highest quality work, and fairly compensate professional writers, contest 10 pays them much higher per article than contest 1. However, the results you can expect should be exponentially greater than the slight increase in cost per article.

Can I choose only 1 winning writer in contests?

You can choose one winner in Contest 1 or Contest 3. In Contest 2 you can choose up to two winners. In Contest 10 you can choose up to three winners. If you choose two winners in Contest 5, the first place winner will write three articles and the second place winner will write two. In Contest 10, if you choose two winners, the first place winner will write six articles and the second place winner will write four. If you choose three winners in Contest 10, the first place winner will write five articles, second place will write three, and third place will write two.

Can I publish all 10 of the articles my winning writer delivered to me today?

You can publish one contest article per week. We require articles to drip out slowly to our syndication channels to preserve quality and integrity of their SEO potential and social networks exposure. You can pre-schedule all publishing dates and they will drip out on auto-pilot according to your wishes.

Who is credited as the author of a contest article?

The person who writes any article will always be credited as the author of the article and the article will always appear in their portfolio. Authorship rights are non-transferrable. However, the "owner" of an article will always control the external links within the content of the article. So, if a client hires a writer to write 10 articles and then does not approve them or pay for them, the author can publish them and point external links wherever they wish. Or, they can sell the articles to a competitor of the client. If the client approves and pays for articles, the client will have full control over the publishing and external links within the articles.

Can I edit or re-optimize articles I have purchased through waffal contests?

Please see the answer to the question "Who can edit or re-optimize an article after it is published live?" above.

Should I also publish my waffals on my own blog or website?

Please see the answer to the question "Should I copy/paste my articles on my own website or blog?" above.

 
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