Heard that ezinearticles.com does not work any more!

by SIDoss
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Hi All Warriors!

I planned to get some traffic from article submitting and found out that after Panda updates google doesn't rank ezinearticles page any more, Is it right?

If yes where to go for article submitting and get traffic back to my website?
How about Squidoo? I know it's revenue-sharing platform, But want to use it for traffic back to my website!


Want to know your opinions Warriors

Thanks in Advance!
#ezinearticlescom #heard #work
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by SIDoss View Post

    Heard that ezinearticles.com does not work any more!
    It works brilliantly for its intended purpose.

    Better than ever, in fact. The Panda Updates have helped article marketers, in that regard. (As so many of us have been explaining here, since 2010, when they started).

    But that's not the purpose for which you're asking about using it.

    Originally Posted by SIDoss View Post

    I planned to get some traffic from article submitting and found out that after Panda updates google doesn't rank ezinearticles page any more, Is it right?
    Yes, completely right.

    It's far, far more difficult for article-pages in EZA to be ranked.

    That's a good thing, though, not a bad thing.

    Post #6 of this thread explains why no article marketer should want to put article in a directory (not even in EZA!) as a way of trying to generate potential customer traffic to their own website.

    It's easy to imagine that you're "getting traffic from an article directory" when what you're really doing is bringing about a situation in which traffic goes to an article directory (instead of directly to your own site), where you lose some/most of it.

    Originally Posted by SIDoss View Post

    If yes where to go for article submitting
    For publishing articles, the first and foremost place, of course, should always be your own site (and nowhere else until they've been published and indexed there).

    After that, anywhere that's specifically relevant to the subject of your niche, so that you can attract targeted traffic from the readers/visitors of those sites.

    Suggestions on "how to find those sites" are here.

    And some suggestions on "how to ask them to publish your article/post" are here.

    (It's very much less important, of course, but even the backlinks from those context-relevant sites are also worth something to your site, just because of their relevance - Google values that. But of course all you can ever get from Google is "search engine traffic", which tends to be of limited value and is often temporary, too).

    Don't forget ezines, as well as websites. Their traffic can often be highly targeted and responsive, and their subscribers pretty attentive.

    (No - "ezines" are not the same thing as "article directories"!).

    Also, offline sources (magazines, even newspapers) commonly re-publish articles, and these can produce real floods of traffic (acceptance is generally more difficult, and there's more work involved and a bigger learning-curve, but the benefits can really be dramatic!).

    After that, it's also worth mentioning Ezine Articles. That isn't an ezine: it's the web's best-known article directory, and can be used as a way of achieving some additional, "passive syndication", i.e. when publishers look there for content to re-publish (that being the purpose of article directories). It's only a minor afterthought, compared with everything mentioned above, but it can sometimes be a good and helpful afterthought. (I submit all my articles there - after they've been extensively published elsewhere, of course - and I do sometimes benefit from it, a little. It's free, anyway. But don't imagine that publishing articles yourself and then putting the additional copy in Ezine Articles is "doing article marketing": it isn't, at all).

    In contrast, it's not worth mentioning any other article directories, and for all the reasons explained in this post, no article marketer would want their potential customer traffic coming to their sites via an article directory anyway: that isn't how article directories work, isn't what they're intended for, and isn't a benefit they can provide, either. This thread explains how to use them: How do Article Directories work?

    Very last on the list, and the "lowest of the low" are probably "Web 2.0 sites", which tend to come with all sorts of problems and disadvantages for article marketers, and very few (if any) additional benefits, for all the kinds of reasons explained here.

    The rule of thumb (and it's a pretty good and valid one) is that anywhere where you can just "submit your own content" without any sort of editiorial approval/acceptance process probably isn't going to be of any real benefit to you.

    Here are a few other threads (some of them quite helpful) which include a big mixture of comments on the subject of "where to submit articles" ...

    Best way to submit articles?

    What is the Best site for Posting Articles

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-articles.html

    Article Writing & Syndication Explained?

    Really dumb article SYNDICATION question


    Originally Posted by SIDoss View Post

    How about Squidoo? I know it's revenue-sharing platform, But want to use it for traffic back to my website!
    Squidoo has gone under, and been bought out by HubPages. Neither is/was any good for your purpose, compared with the better alternatives.

    Key concept: to get targeted traffic to your site, you need to have your articles published in places where the targeted traffic you want is already reading. Those places are NOT article directories, and they're not "Web 2.0 sites". Those are not the purposes of article directories and "Web 2.0 sites".

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  • Profile picture of the author SIDoss
    Really appreciate your reply Alexa.

    Thanks

    Looking for more replies....!
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    LOLz

    The people who have never benefited from article marketing properly will continue to tell you that EZA sucks. They have been saying it for years.

    Those of who do benefit from article marketing will continue to tell you that if you use it as intended -- as a resource to help your articles get to third-party publishers, EZA still works great.

    p.s. Ezine Articles is NOT a SEO tool.

    Article marketing helps you find eyeballs, audiences and clicks.

    SEO helps you build links.

    I'd still rather have the former.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      If anyone's interested, as from last month, all EZA external backlinks are "no-follow". They considered doing this in 2010/11, unaccountably missed their chance then, but have now finally got it right.

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    • Profile picture of the author SIDoss
      Originally Posted by collison View Post

      A link from Ezineartlicle.com is seen as a bad link by Google, I would remove any link I have from there, rightly or wrongly, Google does not look kindly on that site:

      Ezine Articles & Press Releases Supplied As Bad Backlink Examples in WMT
      I never tried and want to try article marketing for ranking my website or getting backlinks. If I need backlinks for improving my website ranking then I hire someone from freelancer.


      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      LOLz

      The people who have never benefited from article marketing properly will continue to tell you that EZA sucks. They have been saying it for years.

      Those of who do benefit from article marketing will continue to tell you that if you use it as intended -- as a resource to help your articles get to third-party publishers, EZA still works great.

      p.s. Ezine Articles is NOT a SEO tool.

      Article marketing helps you find eyeballs, audiences and clicks.

      SEO helps you build links.

      I'd still rather have the former.
      Agree. I am trying article marketing for attracting audiences and clicks!

      Suarez
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