EZA So Frustrating. So i Purchased Their Premium Service

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Hey guys,
The title pretty much explains it all. I have been so frustrated by ezinearticles lately i have just purchased their premium service. I hope this speeds up their acceptance speed. Or it speeds up their disapproval speed LOL.

Has anyone else using this service? If so what has your experience been like?
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  • Profile picture of the author janvera
    If you know how to really make the most of article marketing you can't go wrong with Ezines premium membership. It's like $100, but it most definitely is worth not having to wait a week to get your article accepted. Again you really need to know your article marketing techniques well, or you'll end up being really mad that you wasted that $100.
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    • Profile picture of the author maverick8
      Originally Posted by janvera View Post

      If you know how to really make the most of article marketing you can't go wrong with Ezines premium membership. It's like $100, but it most definitely is worth not having to wait a week to get your article accepted. Again you really need to know your article marketing techniques well, or you'll end up being really mad that you wasted that $100.
      Well i do make nice amount just from ezinearticles alone already. More then enough to cover the yearly subscription. So even if it saves me the frustration i will be more then happy. But i can see where you are coming from. People can lose their money very easily if they don't know what they are doing with article marketing. Also thanks for your reply
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  • Profile picture of the author Vince N
    I tried the premium service but decided it wasn't for me, I don't submit many articles, cause article marketing isn't my main traffic source.

    Typically I post only a couple of articles everyday. If you do a high volume though, i'm sure the service will pay for it many times over.
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  • Profile picture of the author maverick8
    Thanks vince. May i ask how many articles you would submit a month? And how many it would take for it to be worth it to you?

    Plus i just realised it looks like i am doing market research for ezinearticles. Which is not the case LOL.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkMilan
      I don't think paying for their premium service is worth it. It's only worth it if the increase in acceptance speed justifies the cost; I doubt that is the case for anyone, since whether an article is up immediately or a couple of days makes little difference.

      However, I guess if you get frustrated by it, then paying to reduce your frustration may be worth it. I say stop being impatient.
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      • Profile picture of the author maverick8
        Originally Posted by MarkMilan View Post

        However, I guess if you get frustrated by it, then paying to reduce your frustration may be worth it. I say stop being impatient.
        I see your points Mark. And thanks for replying. I say it's frustrating because if i see success, it creates momentum and motivation. Thus i get more done. Which usually means more money. So i hope it will be worth it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vince N
      Originally Posted by maverick8 View Post

      Thanks vince. May i ask how many articles you would submit a month? And how many it would take for it to be worth it to you?

      Plus i just realised it looks like i am doing market research for ezinearticles. Which is not the case LOL.
      Well, initially I was really jacked up about article marketing. Every one was saying article marketing is the best way to get traffic to your landing pages or sites. I decided to submit atleast 5 articles a day and I got the premium membership.

      But for some reason, I submitted around 10 or so articles and decided to wait a week or two to see if article marketing would really get me sales.

      The traffic came in, but unfortunately I made no sales . I don't know if it was my writing, or whether my salespage sucked or if I didn't try article marketing longer or whatever, I just could not make a single sale.

      I had gotten sick of writing articles too

      I decided article marketing was not for me. I asked for a refund from eza, I was surprised to see them refund me in less than a night.

      Anyway, I think if you submit atleast 5 articles a day, it'll be more than worth it for you. All the best. It is a great service, and the feature to schedule your article release can be really useful. If you submit at the right time(near the weekends), you'll see a flood of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    I think the paid subscription well worth it if you serious article marketer! However, I can use Squidoo and Tumbler for hosting my articles, I am moving away from EZA just because there are better options!

    Having said that, if you are EZA marketer, you should also make use the powerful inner linking, using some tricks to push your article high!
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    • Profile picture of the author rosan9
      Wow, that's a very good tip. Thanks.

      I actually wondered how effective it would be to post articles on squidoo as opposed to article directories.

      How well does this work for you?

      Roy

      Originally Posted by kkchoon View Post

      I think the paid subscription well worth it if you serious article marketer! However, I can use Squidoo and Tumbler for hosting my articles, I am moving away from EZA just because there are better options!

      Having said that, if you are EZA marketer, you should also make use the powerful inner linking, using some tricks to push your article high!
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    • Profile picture of the author The Expert
      Originally Posted by kkchoon View Post

      ...Having said that, if you are EZA marketer, you should also make use the powerful inner linking, using some tricks to push your article high!
      What is the "powerful inner linking"?

      Do you link from one article to the next to the next in-content? Or am I off-base on this?
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    • Profile picture of the author apple87jane
      Agree with kok...If you really a article marketer,(Ezine) you may subscribe, but there are lots of choice besides EZA...articles base, ehow, sqidoo, and lots you may use plus the back link services, you will see the results.
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  • Profile picture of the author badfun
    Let us know with an update how well it works out for you.
    brent
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    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      The premium service is great, but I suggest going yearly, or at LEAST quarterly, because the discount is STEEP!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mangozoom
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the premium service.

    My Articles are sometimes approved in minutes which is what I need

    The extra traffic and sales as a result makes this a no brainer for me

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Hall
    I'm not currently a premium member there but I am considering it.

    However I'm not far off being an expert author and I hear your articles get processed much fast then.

    Premium service definitly sounds great though as I agree it is a bit of a pain waiting around for the results, especially if you're in the testing phase of article marketing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Julian Lockhart
        Originally Posted by rockstar99 View Post

        EZA bugs me, i think i just need to step up my game when it comes to writing. I mean, does anyone have anything specific techniques to use to ensure you won't get banned. I mean the guys on the back end probably just see my outgoing link and no matter how good the content is they won't approve it.
        I am Curious as to where you are linking.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Chung
    I've had to wait about 2 weeks for my articles to get approved (10 working days). Perhaps how fast your articles get approved depends on the niche you're in as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Money on the Side
    Originally Posted by maverick8 View Post

    Hey guys,
    The title pretty much explains it all. I have been so frustrated by ezinearticles lately i have just purchased their premium service. I hope this speeds up their acceptance speed. Or it speeds up their disapproval speed LOL.

    Has anyone else using this service? If so what has your experience been like?
    I was the same way...it's taking forever to get an article approved these days without the paid service. Since being a paid member, my articles take a few hours (sometimes minutes) to get approved. If you're serious about article marketing and you can justify the $97 a month, it's worth it. Plus, as soon as I signed up for paid service and became platinum, they started sending me all kinds of small gifts (pens, pads, coffee, coffee mugs, etc).
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Bogart
    How much faster could it be?

    Mine are going up in just over 24 hours!
    Not sure what would motivate me to pay them more with that quick turn around. Sure sometimes it's almost 48 but never more than that...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sebulba
    I have several articles sitting for more than a week now, highly frustrating. I am thinking about the premium membership too, but $100 is $100.

    Seb
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  • Profile picture of the author maverick8
    I must say i have only had the premium service for a little while. And the results have been pretty good. Articles accepted well with in 24 hours. And i found when i was just a normal platinum author, if i submitted an article with an error the rest of my articles i submitted got rejected as like a punishment. But not with the premium service. I guess so far i am happy. And i think it's money well spent if i am happy.
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  • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
    I've never really bothered because I've always got enough articles in queue that I don't really notice how long it takes to get approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    I've gone the other way - am considering leaving them (well, giving up on them)

    I submitted an article on the 16th and it still hasn't been reviewed. I now have/had 26 articles submitted, and having to wait 11+ days for some is terrible, IMO. None have been accepted yet, not even the one submitted on the 16th.

    And the worst thing came today - they sent me an e-mail saying that I copied one of my articles from another website, and suspended my account.

    The annoying thing is, though, that the website I "copied" one of the articles from was my own website, and I de-activated that one many weeks ago (as in, removed all its files and changes its nameservers to a parking page) since it was going nowhere hence I thought I'd just use its articles for article marketing.

    eZineArticles must have been so lazy that they didn't even bother to check the website (and instead just relied on the scan - which must have old data - saying another website has the same content as the article I submitted). The website is now just a parking page - has been for many weeks - and even a quick WHOIS scan would have shown that I owned the domain/website (since they accussed me of stealing the article off someone else, which obviously wasn't the case)

    Bah, annoying stuff. I have been waiting for 12+ days for some of the articles to be approved, and then today I come up for review to get to platinum and instead of promoting me, or instead of approving any of the 26 articles I have submitted, they instead suspend my entire account because they are so lazy that they didn't even check that the website in question - which I owned - had been de-activated many weeks ago (and so has no duplicate content issues)

    I know that big companies/websites have poor customer service overall, but this sort of treatment has really annoyed me.

    I was also considering premium membership if I got into IM big-time, but after this treatment I'm not sure whether I even want to have anything to do with them anymore? Since, y'know, 12+ day waiting times then being called a thief/plagarist is pretty awful in my books.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy1750
    Interesting business model they seem to have - frustrate people in order to get people to subscribe their premium service! Yet it seems to work!

    IMO article marketing is a stage that everybody goes though before they realize that generating backlinks from a broad variety of sites is (in the majority of cases) more profitable that article marketing. I guess if you are in that stage there is probably nothing that I can do to persuade you that it's really not worth the money. You need to find that out for yourself. However, believe me, there are much easier ways to make money which don't involve spending $100 a month on poor quality traffic.

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author The IM Prodigy
    I haven't upgraded, but I just got so sick of Ezine articles, that I stopped using them. I don't rely on articles for much traffic, these days, but I got so sick of waiting for my articles to get approved. Then they would decline some of them for the stupidest reasons.
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    • Profile picture of the author Julian Lockhart
      This thread is curious. I haven't had an issue with EZA.

      Now I only have 22 articles posted so take this with a grain of salt.

      I submitted 5 on 11/08. At the time lead time was 5-7 days. It pretty much took that long.

      The rest was in the last two weeks.

      I put in 5 which was my limit (total of 10).

      After the 9th article was approved(in about 5 days) I was promoted to platinum plus.

      From there all articles have been approved in 48 - 72 hours.


      Why do i think I haven't had any delay or rejections?
      I submitted only quality content and I read the submission guidelines a few times.

      If you are on your 26th article and you are not platinum plus yet (or some other type of issue) you need to look in the mirror first and not blame EZA. You may need to polish your writing skills.

      I can't confirm this because I don't know what niche you are in but I also suspect that if you are writing articles in a particularly saturated niche there could be a delay because EZA is like geez not another xxxxxx (insert your niche) article.

      Lastly if you think that by signing up for the paid EZA acct will give you a free pass - think again.

      It would be great to see what niches and the qulity of some of the work that is getting rejected. Although I don't think it is a good idea to broadcast it on the forums. Then there would be twice as many articles in the EZA Que.

      Feel free to PM or contact me through my website.

      Good Luck
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      • Profile picture of the author yves
        Originally Posted by Julian Lockhart View Post


        Why do i think I haven't had any delay or rejections?
        I submitted only quality content and I read the submission guidelines a few times.

        If you are on your 26th article and you are not platinum plus yet (or some other type of issue) you need to look in the mirror first and not blame EZA. You may need to polish your writing skills.
        Talk about blowing your own trumpet!:rolleyes:

        But I agree the articles do have to be to a good standard.

        I have just got to platinum and am so happy cos I too was waiting a long time to be published at basic plus, however didn't mind waiting too much due to the good traffic received when they were published (didn't know there was a platinum plus). I am thinking about getting the premium service as I have been getting right into article marketing.

        Just make sure your articles are fully spell checked, that the body does what the title says, no direct links to merchant site, over 200 words, no more than 3 links and grammatically correct and you should be fine.

        Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
        Originally Posted by Julian Lockhart View Post

        Why do i think I haven't had any delay or rejections?
        I submitted only quality content and I read the submission guidelines a few times.

        If you are on your 26th article and you are not platinum plus yet (or some other type of issue) you need to look in the mirror first and not blame EZA. You may need to polish your writing skills.

        I can't confirm this because I don't know what niche you are in but I also suspect that if you are writing articles in a particularly saturated niche there could be a delay because EZA is like geez not another xxxxxx (insert your niche) article.
        Thanks for the input However my articles *are* high quality. Many range from 500 to 850 words and I'm born in the UK, obviously English is my first language etc. I'm an extremely confident writer, but won't bother to share my CV/resume here They initially rejected a couple of my articles since I accidentally linked to a website which contained information about hand grenades (which is 100% my own fault, I didn't realise despite reading the guidelines) and so I went straight to basic plus.

        The article which was submitted on the 16th - so 13 days ago now - is a 550 word article with no spelling or grammar mistakes. Hence it may be just in a competitive niche (web development?), who knows?

        But yeah - all I'm saying is that I'm annoyed at them since I've submitted good quality articles (none below 400 words, all with good spelling and grammar) to them and they take ages, take 3+ days to reply to my e-mails, and then suspend me since they're too lazy to actually check that the website in question was my own, and that I de-activated it many weeks ago.

        I've done my part, but I guess since I'm "only" a 'basic' member they're happy to ignore me for the time being? Once I get to platinum (if they actually stop being lazy morons) I'm sure it'll be better, but until then I struggle on
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  • Profile picture of the author Art Turner
    I guess my take on this is that if you are writing a small enough number of articles to be concerned about the approval time, then how could it be worth $1200 a year to have them approved more quickly?

    Just start writing and submitting, and in two weeks time you'll have articles approved every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackPowers
    Ezine seems to prefer longer articles, the only problem is that short articles have much better CTR!
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Ngu
    I don't subscribe to their premium services, just think it's not necessary. It's simply because my articles will normally get approved within 48 hours, sometimes faster. So, what I did is just draft all articles inside ezinearticles account and submit any number of articles I want everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author autumn78
    Funny, they reviewed 5 of my articles within 1 day of submission recently and I don't have a premium account. After that, I submitted 5 more and it's been a week and I haven't heard anything. Seems to be no rhyme or reason with ezinearticles.
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  • Profile picture of the author teamind
    I just wanted to say 'thank you' to everyone posting their response, here. I'm about to begin my own EZA marketing. You've jointly hit on and answered nearly every question I've had about this. Tremendous resource this forum is!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hadders927
    Hi all,

    First Post and a great forum BTW

    I can't afford to pay for the premuim service yet but am considering it when I can. I like the idea of being able too schedule the release of your articles on the site. However I have read on another forum that these articles DO NOT appear on the most recently published list. That poster thinks that because the articles have been approved maybe 2 - 3 days before they seem to slip through the recently published listing. This kind of defeats the object for me. Can anyone shed any light on this before I waste $97 finding out.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Talinn
    I am a premium member but I am considering leaving it because of a simple reason: If you really submit a lot of articles every day, then after a while every day you'll get that much of articles approved, regardless of if they take 3 hours or 2 weeks for approval. If your stream is continuous, then the only thing you gain from a premium membership is the initial time for approval, for only one time. After that you'll get a continuous stream of approved articles.

    Plus, if you're Platinum it takes 1 day, or a maximum of 2 days for your articles to be approved. I really don't see anything in premium EZA that makes it worth $100 per month - now that I am Platinum I won't renew my premium account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    There was a time when I did not think it was worth it but there are many advantages to the service. Hint: The timing method.
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    • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
      I know the premium subscription might seem like a
      lot of money, especially for those just starting out,
      but trust me - it's worth it. But only if you are
      sure that you submit TONS of articles DAILY.

      For example, being a VERY heavy article submitter,
      I consistently submit 30 to 100+ articles DAILY to
      EZA and what's amazing is that all of these get
      approved almost immediately! That's the power of
      being a premium member. Imagine how long it will
      take to approve these much articles if you are not
      a premium member, especially with the several tosses
      that sometimes go with articles before they finally
      get approved.

      But here's what REALLY makes it worth it for me -
      the SCHEDULING feature! I am able to schedule the
      30-100+ articles daily to be submitted into the
      future. This way I am able to comfortably dominate
      several niches with tons of daily traffic coming
      in.

      Talking about the cost of the premium membership,
      the income that comes from the articles submitted
      to EZA daily more than covers for it, in my
      experience.

      And yes, as others like melanied have suggested,
      you are better off with the yearly or quarterly
      option, as you get to save lots of cash.

      Finally - if Chris is reading this (he does, )
      why not make it so that premium members get to share
      from your FAT adsense income, - say, you take
      70% and we take 30%. What do you say?! I think
      that should be the future for EZA!
      .
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      • Profile picture of the author Jay Rhome
        Originally Posted by LegitBlogger View Post

        I know the premium subscription might seem like a
        lot of money, especially for those just starting out,
        but trust me - it's worth it. But only if you are
        sure that you submit TONS of articles DAILY.

        For example, being a VERY heavy article submitter,
        I consistently submit 30 to 100+ articles DAILY to
        EZA and what's amazing is that all of these get
        approved almost immediately! That's the power of
        being a premium member. Imagine how long it will
        take to approve these much articles if you are not
        a premium member, especially with the several tosses
        that sometimes go with articles before they finally
        get approved.

        But here's what REALLY makes it worth it for me -
        the SCHEDULING feature! I am able to schedule the
        30-100+ articles daily to be submitted into the
        future. This way I am able to comfortably dominate
        several niches with tons of daily traffic coming
        in.
        Do you use different pen names for different niches?

        30-100+ articles daily is 900-3000+ a month would be a lot from one author... And talking about cars then about dogs then about IM would be weird as well. How many pen names can be used in one account?

        Once approved, do you use your articles on your own sites even though they are not published yet (using the scheduling feature)?

        Thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
          Originally Posted by Jay Rhome View Post

          Do you use different pen names for different niches?

          30-100+ articles daily is 900-3000+ a month would be a lot from one author... And talking about cars then about dogs then about IM would be weird as well. How many pen names can be used in one account?

          Once approved, do you use your articles on your own sites even though they are not published yet (using the scheduling feature)?

          Thanks
          Thanks for bringing my attention to your questions via PM.

          About whether I use different pen names for different niches,
          sometimes I use different pen names but other times I
          don't - so it's not really a rule set in stone. But I tend to
          delve more towards using different pen names for different
          niches. Even Chris and the rest of the EzineArticles team
          give their nod to this approach.

          About the volume of articles, I alone CAN write 50 to 100
          articles daily (but not everyday, of course), but I have now
          got to the stage of my business where I have a ton of
          writers. So, it's not just me anymore. That's why I can
          consistently submit that number. I now have writers in my
          payroll that write, others rewrite (to make 30% different),
          others write spin ready articles, others help with the
          submission at EzineArticles, etc. So now, it's a TEAM effort!
          But I started as a loner. Don't we all?

          About how many pen names can be used per account I
          am not sure of that. Perhaps you should ask them.

          About whether I use the articles on my sites after they
          are approved... here's the deal - I NEVER submit the
          exact same article on my site to EzineArticles... NEVER!
          I always REPURPOSE those for EzineArticles to be at least
          30% different from those on my sites. Most importantly,
          I use completely different (but related) keywords for
          the articles on my sites and those on EzineArticles and
          other top article directories. This way, from my experience,
          the articles don't get to compete with themselves too
          much, unlike when you use 100% same content/keywords.

          Hope these help,
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          • Profile picture of the author Jay Rhome
            Originally Posted by LegitBlogger View Post

            Most importantly,
            I use completely different (but related) keywords for
            the articles on my sites and those on EzineArticles and
            other top article directories. This way, from my experience,
            the articles don't get to compete with themselves too
            much, unlike when you use 100% same content/keywords.
            That's a unique twist. I know that for many the goal is not only to rank for a keyword, but to rank multiple times for that keyword. You do compete with yourself but after all it should go to the same wallet

            EZA doesn't allow direct links to affiliate offers so I'm guessing you must have quite a few numbers of websites if you mass market articles like that. I am right now planning a strategy that seems similar to I think what yours might be. Before I go all out like you are obviously doing I want to test it out.

            Do you favor a few other article directories besides EZA? At least most others will allow affiliate links.

            Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    Sounds awesome LegitBlogger

    It just concerns me a bit that they treat the basic/basic plus members comparatively badly.

    They're now approved 13 of my articles (after around two weeks), but I still have 23 pending, and I still have one article pending from the 16th of August. Who knows why about that last one (probably fell through the cracks; I'll wait a bit longer but delete and resubmit if needed). I've e-mailed but they're just saying "We're busier than usual" etc (whilst approving ones I've submitted later on in the month, confusingly enough)

    All but a couple of my articles get accepted first time with no problems at all. So it's not a problem with quality etc, they are just insanely slow for basic (plus) members.

    *Shrugs*

    I do agree though that their premium service sounds good. I'd buy it if I submitted enough articles per day. But it's just a little disappointing that I'd be buying it since their 'free' service is not good enough.
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    • Profile picture of the author LegitBlogger
      Originally Posted by TristanPerry View Post

      Sounds awesome LegitBlogger

      It just concerns me a bit that they treat the basic/basic plus members comparatively badly.

      They're now approved 13 of my articles (after around two weeks), but I still have 23 pending, and I still have one article pending from the 16th of August. Who knows why about that last one (probably fell through the cracks; I'll wait a bit longer but delete and resubmit if needed). I've e-mailed but they're just saying "We're busier than usual" etc (whilst approving ones I've submitted later on in the month, confusingly enough)

      All but a couple of my articles get accepted first time with no problems at all. So it's not a problem with quality etc, they are just insanely slow for basic (plus) members.

      *Shrugs*

      I do agree though that their premium service sounds good. I'd buy it if I submitted enough articles per day. But it's just a little disappointing that I'd be buying it since their 'free' service is not good enough.
      I am not speaking for them, but I think the reason for the
      "not good enough" nature of their "free" service is because
      they are receiving FAR MORE articles than they can handle.

      I guess their stance now is - give our best to the premium
      members FIRST, then give what we have left to the
      "free" members. But seriously - considering what "free"
      members still get - it can't be compared to what can be
      gotten from other so-called "paid" services.
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      • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
        Originally Posted by LegitBlogger View Post

        I am not speaking for them, but I think the reason for the
        "not good enough" nature of their "free" service is because
        they are receiving FAR MORE articles than they can handle.

        I guess their stance now is - give our best to the premium
        members FIRST, then give what we have left to the
        "free" members. But seriously - considering what "free"
        members still get - it can't be compared to what can be
        gotten from other so-called "paid" services.
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        Yeah I guess so It does seem like the best article directory out there so it's fair enough that they give the best service to the premium/platinum people.

        It just gets a little annoying having to wait so long since, as you say, you do get good benefits from their service
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  • Profile picture of the author desmond11
    With premium membership you get to know the top 30 keywords vs 5 keywords that your visitor typed in to find your article when you're a premium member. I haven't upgraded yet, but surely with this type of intel you're in a far better position to blow the competition out of the park.

    Articles based on keywords also fair quite well in SEO when they're first published. From my research if you can get your articles published on a wed/thur/fri they get a lot of weekend traffic which in turn bumps up the most viewed article count. By scheduling your articles to be published on these days gives you an overall competitive advantage over a basic plus member who doesn't get an allocation slot.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Great topic, here. I just had an article approved after exactly 10 working days, I believe.
    On the 9th day I sent them an email basically letting them know how I felt about their
    particular approach to marketing. I really doubt very much they gave 2 craps about my
    feelings. But I sent it anyway.

    I was a bit shocked to read that premium member articles can be approved in minutes.

    But hey, I try to be a realist about things. It's their business, and they can do what
    they want. If people keep paying their extortionesque fees, then that means it's
    what the market will bear. So that means the fees will stick.

    That being said, I personally think it's bad business to alienate a large segment of
    their market for profit's sake. Not to mention the most prime real estate on our article
    pages, above the fold, is completely populated with adsense. On the right, as well.

    So clearly ezinearticles is demonstrating a high degree of arrogance with their
    apparent attitude toward those who make their income possible.

    A 'good' business relationship should be a positive symbiosis. Yes, yes... I realize
    and understand we benefit from them, but it just seems they're leverage a bit
    too much from the frustration, convenience, and possibly anger ( for some) angle.

    (/rant)
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  • Profile picture of the author desmond11
    I'm of the view that running an online business is like running an offline one. If they're getting thousands of articles a day, they have two people to review each article submitted (not two people in total), not to mention the re-submitted ones. They have to allocate and prioritise which articles get reviewed first and then submitted.

    If they levelled the playing field they'd need to employ more staff. No doubt a clever accountant has devised a way of improving bottom line whilst employing the same level of staff. If you were running a successful business you'd do exactly the same.

    I can't see things changing any time soon unless a major competitior steals market share. Until then, we'll have to play by EZA rules and get on with it. Similar point of view to Google. There's no point getting angry over sudden changes. Better to learn and adapt faster than your competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author pheonix44
    I would say to only use the service if you are a SERIOUS article marketer. Months ago I tried an approach of doing so many articles a day but it would take forever to get them approved. The timing feature they have is also powerful trust me when I say this. You can kick some serious butt if you know what you are doing. If you are making any serious money using EZA as a part of your main business module then the fee is no problem. I believe this is who it was designed for. But of course there are other ways I have seen that are cheaper then this, depending on how much money you are making you will set aside money to utilize the ones that increase your botton line.
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