Is it normal to get Expert Author Status with Ezine Articles after first two submitted Articles ??

by discrat 28 replies
After being coaxed and encouraged to join and experience the benefits of Ezine Articles from this Great Forum, I went ahead and opened an account last week. My first Article got approved within a few days. Today my second one also got approved ,and I received notice that I was now deemed Expert Author Status. Is this normal ??

At first I was excited , but then came the realization that more than likely they do this with everyone whose first few Articles meet their standards. Is that right ??

BTW, just an hour later I received a notice that my next two Articles needed to be resubmitted because I mentioned my Product within the Body.

So much for me being an Expert Author
A nice head deflator !!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    EZA gives you expert status after your first article accepted.

    After 10, you're platinum.

    Expert really doesn't mean much over there.

    And these days, platinum isn't worth what it once was either.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Yep thats what I was thinking. In hindsight I am kind of embarrassed I even posted that Title. Im sure Warrior Members probably are giggling a little about my naivete. Oh well.

      I will be shooting for Platinum status because this Article writing is right up my alley. It will take my Blogs and their Traffic to a new Level.

      Btw, I have read alot of the Articles at Ezine that are Published and many are absolutely quite amazing LOL !! Hey, I will not elaborate exactly what I am inferring. Remember,what your momma told you ?? If you cant say anything good about someone or something then just dont say anything at all !! Nuff said !!
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      • Profile picture of the author Liane
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        Yep thats what I was thinking. In hindsight I am kind of embarrassed I even posted that Title. Im sure Warrior Members probably are giggling a little about my naivete. Oh well.
        Actually, I'm glad you asked, because I had the same question!
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    • Profile picture of the author adamv
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      EZA gives you expert status after your first article accepted.

      After 10, you're platinum.

      Expert really doesn't mean much over there.

      And these days, platinum isn't worth what it once was either.
      After 10 I went from basic to basic plus then after 25 you go to platinum.
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      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Originally Posted by adamv View Post

        After 10 I went from basic to basic plus then after 25 you go to platinum.

        This is only if you have issues with your first ten...

        If you don't have any issues with your firs ten submissions then you go straight to platinum...

        One of my pen names had to go the basic plus route to platinum... VERY degrading it was..lol...

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        • Yeah, back in February of 2007, I submitted my first10 articles all at once. I was immediately crowned a Platinum Expert author.

          Being an ignorant n00b, I suspected that there was an upsell -- would I be offered the chance to become a Plutonium Expert for a fee?!

          The answer was (and is) no. :rolleyes:

          I haven't submitted anything in months. Therefore, I cannot comment on the complaints about how slow things are going over there...
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    When Steve makes suggestions, pay attention. You're welcome, Steve

    If I have a soapbox issue when it comes to article marketing, it's this: Too many writers take a "quantity over quality" approach, which is truly shooting yourself in the foot. Essentially, there are two things you must get good at with article marketing. First, you need great titles so you get a lot of readers. Second, you need to know how to finish an article so a high percentage of readers click the link to your site.

    The final piece of the puzzle is maximizing conversions at your site. This is overlooked by a lot of otherwise good article marketers, which is a real shame.

    I advise people who ask me (and lots who don't!) to spend less time writing and blasting as many articles as they can force themselves to write, and spend more time testing and tweaking. Analyzing how your current articles are performing and how your site converts will pay off so much more than neglecting those activities in favor of just writing and submitting over and over again, willy nilly.

    It always comes down to a pretty simple formula:

    Title (getting more readers) + Call To Action (getting more click-thrus) + Site Conversion (turning a higher % of visitors into buyers) = $$$

    Once you get it down, you'll discover that you don't need to write and submit as many articles to produce steady income. You'll have more time for other important aspects of your business, as well as leisure time.

    From talking to lots of other AM'ers, what seems clear to me is that good writers and serious business-minded folks can often nail the first two (good titles and good calls to action), but fewer figure out how to convert a higher % of visitors to buyers. To be honest, if you get REALLY good at the titles and calls to action, and if you are gifted enough and have the time to write a lot of quality articles, you don't really need to have better on-site conversions. But imagine if you did take the time to ramp that up as well. Marketing Nirvana, baby.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author ducatibatty
    Just dont mention Black Hat - that naughty phrase really gets em going!!
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    • Profile picture of the author AdamHolland
      yea, i wrote an article about "Craigslist Marketing" that I should NEVER have posted... at should I say "try to post". It was blatantly rejected and now I've got to write another 15 or 25 articles and apply again...

      grrrr....

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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Funny thing is I went to Plus because of keyword density. I wasn't trying to do that, it was the outline headers that had the keywords. OOPS. Considering the stuff I was competing with, I was highly offended at the time, I remember.

    TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author andojnr
    Good thread.

    I too had a new account quickly approve 8 new articles without problem, putting me expert status, and they took about 2days to go live.

    Another of my accounts, which has had articles rejected in the past, is still in the first stage of review for articles submitted on the same day as the new account - nearly 7days now.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingSPY
    Yes, there are many reasons to use Article Marketing. Ezine articles is a good vehicle - but you should also use the other ezines also. Naturally, a good keyword selection along with keeping your article focused on helping the reader will ultimately increase odds of your reader wanting to know more. Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Home Easy Earn
    Last week I had an article approved on the same day by ezine as i posted it. Whether they had employed more people or it was a quiet day for them I will never know lol. I do agree though that rather than posting lots of articles it is better to check the number of people are reading them. That way you can get a feel for what will catch peoples eye and the sort of thing they are looking for.

    It is pointless writing 20 articles that get read by 40 people in total when you are capable of producing one article that may be read by 70+ readers. As they say quality is always better than quantity
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  • Profile picture of the author ndaustin
    Duh! I've just been congratulating myself for getting Expert Status after my first approved submission (previously rejected + one other rejected twice)... There's me thinking my website will be going kerching kerching because Ezine Articles also told me that it would be a featured aticle on their front page within 48 hours.

    Maybe they should invent a Super Expert status, or a Super Dooper Expert status, or perhaps they should elect us Gods of Super Dooper Ezine Articles. I am a GSDEA ....Yeeeehaaaa!!!! Now bow down before me you lowly warriors!

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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    yeah even crappy writers get the expert author badge.... They want you to be so proud of your badge that you will slap it all over your site to "prove" you are an expert... Oh and the fact that they want the backlinks ....

    The funny part is I see some top marketers slapping that badge on their site ..LOL Yeah they have a PR6 site that they would charge out a bazooka for you to add a link on but yet they link to EZA free .... LOL!!!!!

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author ndaustin
      Originally Posted by biglu41 View Post

      I'm glad you asked, because I had the same question!

      EZA guys are picky and they keep changing how the system works. Yesterday they had pop-ups with "you have 2% of this word in your article, please change"...

      I'm just like geez, how many synonyms can I come up with for my KEYWORD!
      Vary your spelling a bit... I use English and American. I.E. realise and realize.... guess and suppose. Maybe throw in the odd Spanish word... or Latin.

      here's a good quote that I see used quite often...
      "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit..." See how they like that one.

      Keeps us on our toes I suppose... now I'm getting into poetry.

      The sad part is there are tons of people out there spinning articles and submitting hundreds, and us meer mortals struggle to type one article and get it past the sensors. It's enough to drive a guy to getting a real job.
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      • Profile picture of the author kumar
        Guys,

        Does EZA and other article directories allow multiple resource boxes for the
        same author/pen name or do I need to keep the same resource box for all
        the articles?
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  • Profile picture of the author stormyweather
    Yes - it's a good thread.

    I got platinum status straight away by submitting 10 articles that were about interesting subjects - nothing to do with selling anything, and with no links. I did this to make sure I got the status without any trouble. But as someone said above Platinum Status isn't worth as much as it was but it is still nice to get to it within 10 articles, rather than 25. So my advice is to do what I did.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      yeah even crappy writers get the expert author badge.... They want you to be so proud of your badge that you will slap it all over your site to "prove" you are an expert... Oh and the fact that they want the backlinks ....

      The funny part is I see some top marketers slapping that badge on their site ..LOL Yeah they have a PR6 site that they would charge out a bazooka for you to add a link on but yet they link to EZA free .... LOL!!!!!

      James
      I've done that in some cases. If you know what those badges mean, and their real purpose, you get to LOL at me. If you don't know, the badge can carry some weight as a credibility builder.

      "Look at that. I've never heard of this guy, but this big site says he's an expert - Platinum, at that. Guess he knows what he's talking about..."

      Kind of like the naive that believe that the "As seen on TV" graphic carries some sort of guarantee of quality, rather than affirming the fact that at least one commercial touted the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author fastnetprofits
    Yeah they do bump up your author level very quickly over at Ezine, I wouldn't pay too much attention to what level author they have you at to be honest!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by fastnetprofits View Post

      I wouldn't pay too much attention to what level author they have you at to be honest!
      And especially not when you started the thread well over 2 years ago and have long since got to Platinum anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    When I submitted my first article to EA and they told me that I was an expert author I thought: ‘They could recognize that I’m an expert only by reading my first article!’ I thought that EA’s team was excellent because they could easily understand that I’m a very good writer.

    However, I soon realized that everyone is named an ‘expert author’ there once their articles are approved, even if they are not real experts or real writers. I laughed very much!

    You should stick with it and keep submitting your articles to this top article directory. Ezinearticles is my main traffic generating method. Many of the articles I wrote in the beginning of my carrier online (2007) are still regularly sending traffic to my websites. And they were not as well written as my last ones because I had practically forgotten the English language for not using it for years.

    Once you become a Platinum author, your articles are approved the next day. Some of my articles are immediately approved once I submit them because I’m a top writer in the category they belong to.
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  • Profile picture of the author missenergy
    That's funny, I was thinking the same thing as well. I opened up an account and submitted a few articles which are still being reviewed but I noticed at the very bottom when you edit it does have expert. I totally agree with one other poster that said, expert over there doesn't matter much..that's alright keep writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author FavoredPlus
      :p Sooo thankful for this post. I was thinking, "Wow, my bio must have been great!"
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