Ezine Articles Question

by writefactory 20 replies
Hi there,

I want to promote a few websites through submtting articles to Ezine Articles.

Their TOS states that you can have only 'one account per human'. I was wondering what would happen if that same human changed the resourcesbox every time when submitting new articles in order to promote a website related to that article.

Will the change just apply to that specific batch of articles or will they somehow retroactively upgrade the resource boxes of all your other articles? This will obviously create something akin to total chaos as far as your marketing efforts are concerned.

Any words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated!
#main internet marketing discussion forum #articles #ezine #question
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Ellenwood
    I change my resource box with almost every article I submit. That resource box will just be with that one particular article.

    So change your resource box every time to match each article you submit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
    You can have more than one resource box.

    In your User Control Panel you can go to author options....
    And configure your resources box and links.

    I think you can have 4 each with a different link.

    Hope this helps

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    • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
      It's ok,
      you have unlimited resource box
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    • Profile picture of the author writefactory
      Thanks guys, I really do appreciate your input. Just one more question if you don't mind.

      Their TOS state that affiliate links are not allowed. Would it be acceptable however to purchase a domain, post the link at the bottom of my article, and then have the hosting company forward it to an affiliate site. Or do I actually need to have some content at the domain that I own? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

      Wouldn't want to spend a day writing articles and then get banned straight away....
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      • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
        Hi

        You can either save a few different resource boxes and choose which one you want or what I do now is to write a new resource box with each article.

        As to your question about affiliates - what I do is have a site that I have for my affiliate book. I also write content for that site and send visitors there. The link for Ezine Articles drives people to other articles on my site. Then the end of articles on my sit promotes the book.

        btw - you may want to check the spelling you have in your sig - Need articles? Disocver the ... Just a matter of changing the order of the letters in discover.

        Best wishes

        Mary
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        • Profile picture of the author writefactory
          Grrr thanks for that - was in a bit of hurry when I did that! Not the best way to promote writing services eh!? Then again, made you look!
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          • Yeah, their TOS says you can direct affiliate offers to your own TLD, but not to the affiliate site directly. They check all that stuff. In other words, if you own it and have your content on it and it all leads to one affiliate offer, you're okay.
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            • Profile picture of the author writefactory
              Hi Vince,

              Thanks for the info, so if I understand correctly a simple 'redirect' would not be sufficient? So I assume some kind of 'presell' would be what is needed?

              Thanks again!
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              • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
                Originally Posted by writefactory View Post

                Hi Vince,

                Thanks for the info, so if I understand correctly a simple 'redirect' would not be sufficient? So I assume some kind of 'presell' would be what is needed?

                Thanks again!

                A simple redirect will be fine as lone as it is a TLD that YOU OWN.

                For instance, if you own www.anysite.com you can redirect that to pretty much any URL that you want.
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                • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
                  Originally Posted by JJ Manning View Post

                  Hi Winefactory

                  As Jeremy stated you can redirect from your own domain at the top level.

                  This is a great way to test products or niches before spending time and energy creating a content site about the subject or product or testing a niche before creating a product yourself.

                  To your success

                  JJ

                  JJ,

                  You are absolutely correct about the testing part! I love to test different
                  niches out like that. I have a couple of generic domains that I use as
                  redirects and I will usually send a couple hundred people directly to the
                  Vendors sales page to see whether or not I want to create my own
                  landing pages for a particular product.
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                  • Profile picture of the author writefactory
                    Thanks for all your insights guys - I really do appreciate your input!
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                • Profile picture of the author Amanda K. Jones
                  Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

                  A simple redirect will be fine as lone as it is a TLD that YOU OWN.
                  This is probably a stupid question--but how do they know who owns it if you have WhoIs guard or something like that?
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                  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
                    Originally Posted by akjones View Post

                    This is probably a stupid question--but how do they know who owns it if you have WhoIs guard or something like that?

                    I don't think it's so much of a matter of them knowing whether or not you own it...

                    They will accept www.somesite.com

                    They will not accept www.somesite.com/affid=blahblahblah

                    As long as the redirect is coming from www.somesite.com you should be good to go.
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                    • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
                      With ezine articles I usually write a reflected review of the product and post it on a free blogger account or squidoo lens.

                      If the first articles i write makes a few sales I continue to write and freelance more articles and after a while the presell page usualy rank on the first page for the "Review search" in some of the seach engines.

                      For the signature part I look at my previous signatures to see whitch has the better clickthroug rate. I then copy that signature or modefies it to fit the context of my new article.

                      And many times I often just write a new signature when I post a new article.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Amanda K. Jones
                        Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

                        As long as the redirect is coming from www.somesite.com you should be good to go.
                        That makes sense Jeremy--thanks
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                      • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
                        Originally Posted by MisterMunch View Post

                        With ezine articles I usually write a reflected review of the product and post it on a free blogger account or squidoo lens.

                        If the first articles i write makes a few sales I continue to write and freelance more articles and after a while the presell page usualy rank on the first page for the "Review search" in some of the seach engines.

                        For the signature part I look at my previous signatures to see whitch has the better clickthroug rate. I then copy that signature or modefies it to fit the context of my new article.

                        And many times I often just write a new signature when I post a new article.
                        You can actually redirect a free blogger blog to an affiliate site as well....
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              • Originally Posted by writefactory View Post

                Thanks for the info, so if I understand correctly a simple 'redirect' would not be sufficient? So I assume some kind of 'presell' would be what is needed?
                This is from their Editorial Guidelines:
                3. Affiliate links will be allowed if the link is a domain name you own which forward/redirects to the affiliate link from the top-level of the domain name. For example, it is permissible to forward to an affiliate link from:

                your-company-name.com/

                ...but it would not be permissible to forward to an affiliate link from:

                your-company-name.com/page.html
                your-company-name.com/subdirectory/
                your-company-name.com/subdirectory/page.html
                sub-domain.your-company-name.com/

                Any article with an affiliate link that does not adhere to this guideline will cause the article to be rejected.
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  • Profile picture of the author awaxler
    Originally Posted by writefactory View Post

    Their TOS states that you can have only 'one account per human'.
    You can also have several authors for that one account...
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  • Profile picture of the author sarthakbehl
    Originally Posted by writefactory View Post

    Hi there,

    I want to promote a few websites through submtting articles to Ezine Articles.

    Their TOS states that you can have only 'one account per human'. I was wondering what would happen if that same human changed the resourcesbox every time when submitting new articles in order to promote a website related to that article.

    Will the change just apply to that specific batch of articles or will they somehow retroactively upgrade the resource boxes of all your other articles? This will obviously create something akin to total chaos as far as your marketing efforts are concerned.

    Any words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated!
    There is no need for changing your bio box in every article.... But you can change it... But you have to give away minutes for that every day if you post... So the good idea is to not change the recourse box every time
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