Is ezinearticles still around?

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8-9 years ago ezinearticles was a popular articlesite to drive traffic, is that still a good source of traffic? Is it a good idea to out the content on my site first and then reword it and post it there?
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  • Profile picture of the author demzo
    We still use them for our company, but not as a main source of traffic driver, rather more as a source of "relaxed" content for the general community. We post the ezines on blog (not seo optimized) and "promote" them through email to our lists in order to not "spam" subscribers with sales emails too heavily.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    I would rather spend more time building my own blog than someone'a else.

    The odds are in your favor than ever before too. Get refined keywords and do some onpage SEO and quality blogging.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karl Sewon
      thanks, what do you mean by refined keywords?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    The fact that your headline asks if they are still around pretty much gives you your answer. A simple search shows that they still exist but it has been many, many years since I ever saw something on ezine that ranked on the first page (or anywhere). Back in the day (before Panda), they would show up on the first page of search results all the time. Those days are long gone; thus, so is the utility of ezine articles. They don't even have dofollow links anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author alanbenney
    I used to use EzineArticles many years ago but these days not that effective.

    If you like writing articles then post them on your own blog at least you are in control. However, choosing the right keywords is the secret to getting on the first page of Google or Bing
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  • Profile picture of the author StefanP
    It works very poorly. When you don't have what to do, you could also post on EzineArticles .
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  • Totally agree with most.. EzineArticles is not that effective. They will only be ready to post your articles if you chooses to pay for their subscription.

    My last 2 articles that were submitted in Oct last year (I believe) were still not posted though it mentioned that they would notify me via email once my articles is published. But thus far and to date, NOTHING. I was told by some people that they would give priority to those that subscribe to their portal.

    So there you have it.
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    • Profile picture of the author AGupta
      That's what I faced too. We wrote to Ezine twice in the last year and it never moved up in the queue. We ended up repurposing it for use elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karl Sewon
    what about taking my old ezinearticles and putting them on a new website, or are they considered property of ezinearticles?
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Karl Sewon View Post

      what about taking my old ezinearticles and putting them on a new website, or are they considered property of ezinearticles?

      If you wrote them, they're your articles. You can put them where you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karl Sewon
    omg just discovered I have 100, 500word articles in a niche on ezinearticles that I'm no longer active in and they don't point to a site. What do you think is the best strategy to make some money out of those?

    Is is a good idea to put them on a new site, but perhaps combine them if possible so they are 2000 words since google seem to like that length.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Karl Sewon View Post

      omg just discovered I have 100, 500word articles in a niche on ezinearticles that I'm no longer active in and they don't point to a site. What do you think is the best strategy to make some money out of those?
      Is is a good idea to put them on a new site, but perhaps combine them if possible so they are 2000 words since google seem to like that length.
      Do you want to become active again in that niche? If so, you could create a new site and find suitable affiliate programs to promote and/or come up with your own products. Combining self-contained 500-word articles simply to increase the word count probably wouldn't result in a great 2,000 word article - if you're going to do that, it would be better to rewrite them.

      Alternatively, if the niche is popular or lucrative, you could consider selling the articles either as a one-off sale or as a limited PLR package. Or you could put them on a website, set up the promotional links and sell the site.

      Then again, you could use the articles to create a series of eBooks or PDF reports and use them to build a list in the niche.

      Lots of options - it just depends on the quality (and current relevance) of the articles and the demand in the niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    you could consider selling the articles

    Maybe but a buyer would want to know these articles have been online for years - have been indexed on EZA and may have been copied on other sites as EZA permits that.


    Is you site linked in the bios of these articles?
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Maybe but a buyer would want to know these articles have been online for years - have been indexed on EZA and may have been copied on other sites as EZA permits that.
      Yep, good point. It would be worth first checking out how widely syndicated the articles are. I don't think EZA has been a popular choice for content building in recent years, but you never know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karl Sewon
    hwo do I find out how widely syndicated they have been? If they are copied actoss multiple sites they are pretty worthless to use right?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Haven't logged in to EZA for years - but there used to be a page of 'results' that showed how many times your articles were viewed - don't remember if syndication numbers were included. There are sites like copyscape (premium) that can search - but....


    Bigger question: Why are you wasting time on 10 yr old articles that didn't do well ten years ago?



    I missed the statement above that your articles 'don't point to a site' - why write 100 articles if they did not have links leading to your money site?

    Do you remember what the goal of your EZA articles was at the time?


    I ask that because you posted you haven't done anything in IM for 10 years and posted you quit because you were not succeeding. Pulling up such old articles and expecting different results is not logical to me.


    Are you planning to work in the same niche as you did 10 years ago? If so, what will be different this time? Your income goals are so low ($100/month) developing a service you can offer on freelance sites might be one idea to look into.


    Don't mean to sound negative - but you need to look beyond the obvious and develop a plan that will work considering your skill set and time available.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karl Sewon
    they did point to a site before, but it appears to have been removed by ezine. the articles + affilite offer did produce cash at low levels. But I dropped out of IM and didn't pay for domain renewal, hosting. I will not pursue this niche, just wanted to take advantage of the content so it wont go to waste. Thanks for the advice
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    If you retired the domain - the links were bad so EZA removed them - that's my guess. The articles have not 'gone to waste' - they were used.



    When working a 'job' you have a boss or supervisor or a list of exactly what your duties are in that job. When you work online - you determine your 'duties' and it is easy to feel very 'busy' yet be doing nothing worthwhile.



    To me - this is an example. You could spend days combining and etc these 100 articles from 10 yrs ago....and you would end up with previously published content in a niche you no longer work in....articles written for a site that no longer exists. IMO - there are no $$$ in that approach.


    Time would be better spent on a plan for the site/niche/idea you plan to pursue NOW. Just my opinion but giving you a different way to look at the 'potential'.
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