* EDIT: As some are unclear as to the purpose or drive behind this thread, let me lay out what is actually intended here...
There is a war going on. It's one AGAINST us, and by "US", I mean internet marketers....
As for anyone who is sick of the "whining", "complaining" or anything else related to anything below, it's a choice to read and partake in this thread, as always. There are actually many discussions being covered here, as not everyone is affected in the same way.
On a personal level: I DO NOT believe that their change of rules about "CONTENT" are anything to freak out over, and I personally have NO problem with it. I love it, however in the following pages you can come to see really what the issue of concern was that I wished to address, simply the war on "Affiliate Marketers", which is the EXACT wording used by them.
It has come to many people's attention, the new rules of Ezine Article Submission...and of course by rules, I mean serious crack down on all kinds of things!
In fact, people are being banned all over the place, and as Chris Knight himself has stated:
|"We've been firing an average of 2 Premium members every day now as not being a good match. In some cases, we've had to fire members who were Premium, got fired, bought again and then had to be banned from Premium membership. We've had members plead to pay any price for speed or to be unbanned. One guy yesterday offered us $36k to accept his articles on top of our Premium membership fee"|
What this means, is that depending on what kind of content you were previously submitting... they may ask you to do the following:
After a recent quality review of your account, I noticed several areas of concern that I want to discuss with you. |
Currently you have articles in problem status the need to be addressed. In addition to that, I am going to offer you suggestions on what we want to see from your account moving forward:
1) Increase your word count to 450-500 words without increasing filler words just to meet a word count goal. We will no longer accept your writing on the same content in each article. I would also like for you to go through your account and remove any articles that are redundant and do not share any new information.
2) Deliver real value in each article... Something unique, something substantial, include bullet point lists or numbered lists... It is not OK to use the same template and share the same information in multiple articles. Each article must stand alone and deliver uniqueness. We will no longer be allowing the "NICHE was listed...but I removed it" articles from you as they all deliver the same rehashed content.
3) Decrease your article volume as you're achieving quantity with very low quality. We love members who do high volume, but never at the expense of quality as it makes us both look bad. Once you get your quality of substantial content UP, you can resume to pursue your quantity goals.
Without reviewing your approved articles, my guess is that many of them will be rejected as being thin or not-substantial. I'd recommend editing them, combining them into 400-500+ word articles, and solidifying their substantiality so that they don't look like thin rehashed content.
Future submissions of articles that do not adhere to our editorial guidelines and contain the same rehashed content will result in the loss of your Premium Subscription. Your account has been downgraded to Basic + due to continued articles being placed in problem status. You now have 25 article submission with which to submit quality content that delivers value.
Any questions, please ask.
They ask to increase the word count, and there has been lots of discussion about them NOT changing their rules in regards to this. They also say "NO FILLER" etc...
So let's say you play by the rules above for the new articles. I know people who at the very moment have submitted nearly 100 articles just to get back to the platinum status, but they have also stated that it will be extremely hard to get back into platinum status if THEY have taken it away from you.
This could mean that some people will literally have to write 200+ articles just to properly re-instate their account, and these articles should be more than 500 words, at least, I am guessing.
I know someone who right now has at least submitted 70+ articles each 500+ words, and still has not been re-instated. What they do now, is they simply say oh, back to basic, back to basic. 25 articles again.
They are getting so many complaints and freak out's as well, that the last time they mentioned their emails, they said they were behind on about 3000 of them, and were asking people to stop sending the same emails over and over.
I have seen so many people get banned within this time frame, and they are cracking down on niche's which are specifically heavily flooded with competition, so it seems, and conveniently, seem to be heavily flooded with garbage as well.
So are you banned by them yet?