Tiffany Dow’s 30-Day Warrior Article Marketing Challenge

by TiffanyLambert 528 replies
Alright Warriors, listen up - there's prizes involved here!

I know we all have it in us – that “Steve Wagenheim” article marketer quality. So starting tomorrow, and for the next 30 days, I want to know who is going to submit 1 article a day to EzineArticles.com?

I slack off in this department a TON, so each day for 30 days I’m going to submit 1 article a day to promote my lens building service with Lewis Smile.

If you want to join in and we’ll chat about our results as we go, then let me know here. We will update as we go here - post what articles you have going live here and post what kind of traffic you're seeing, and/or sales. Whenever a post is added to this thread, try to make your title or first line a bold, pre-approved subject line, such as "Daily Submission Results," "Weekly Traffic Results," etc. That way people can follow along and filter out the "I'm in" posts if they're in a hurry.

You can do as many articles as you like, but at least 1 per day.

My judging will be based on a few things - such as:

Who updated regularly
What their article content was like
What kind of results they're getting
etc...

Here’s a sample of what I’m doing:

Today:

1.) Downloading a list of keywords from https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

2.) Creating 30 Article Titles based on my keyword list.

Each day:

1.) Submit one article to EZA (I know it takes a year is it (lol) to get approved, but oh well).

2.) Check my traffic stats for the domain to see what kind of traffic the articles are delivering

Each week:

1.) Reviewing our sales stats to see how they’ve increased thanks to our efforts.

At the end of this, I’m going to pick one person who joins in the Warrior Article Marketing Challenge and you’ll win the following:

1.) A custom made Squidoo lens by me.

2.) A custom made Hub Page (or the content for it if you don’t want me logging into your account)

3.) $100 worth of PLR from my PLR Mini Mart

4.) 5 Custom articles to give you a much-needed break in the article marketing department.

5.) $50 via PayPal

Allen Graves chipped this in, too:

"For the top three challenge winners, I will give a lifetime membership to website-articles.net and The Article Marketing Handbook for free."

Thanks, Allen!!

Sound good?

Who’s up for it?

Tiff "the speed demon article marketer" Dow
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  • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
    I'll join! I love challenges like this.

    Will we all just keep updating each other in this thread?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tuzic
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      hi,

      this is a great thread getting everybody involved & all based on actual worthwhile internet marketing & working.
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      • Profile picture of the author dalentam
        Ok Tiffany, I am in! Just about to launch a new membership site and this is exactly what I need to get it started right. Guess I better get moving as I need to finish and upload the sales letter yet, then get caught up on the articles to EZA.

        Thanks for lighting the fire! Looking forward to seeing what kind of results will happen on a brand new, absolute zero traffic site now and what can happen in 30 days.

        Tammy
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeCollins
          Count me in! What a great idea Tiffany...and I already have a niche topic in mind that I've had on my "to do" list for some time. This is going to be fun.
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          • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
            Okay, I am in too! I've been article marketing all along but I have been neglecting my newest product horribly since I launched it, so I will use this challenge to focus solely on that. Since I've done little with it so far it will be easy for me to see the results I get from just submitting one article a day.

            I already have the keyword research done, so today I'll put together a list of article topics and titles, and get article #1 submitted by tomorrow morning.

            This will be fun! :-)

            Wendy
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Okay, I've submitted my first 5 articles today for this challenge. One of
              the niches I will keep secret in fairness to my customers who got the
              product from me that revealed this niche.

              Here are the other 4 articles:

              Internet Marketing Tips - Pay Per Click Insider Secrets
              Affiliate Marketing Tips - Finding the Killer Products
              Copywriting Tips - Great Bullet Points For Killer Copy
              Internet Marketing Tips - Are Your Emails Ending Up in the Spam Box?

              I obviously have no stats yet as these are still waiting for approval.

              When I have more to report, will do.

              Roger wilco, over and out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    hey I think I'll do this
    let me see what I want to focus on
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Okay, I realize I'm not eligible for this.

    But let me give everybody a piece of advice for writing articles IF you're
    going to do more than one a day, which really isn't hard at all.

    Pace yourself.

    The day is 8 hours long if you limit yourself to 9 to 5.

    Even if you're brand new at this, it shouldn't take you more than 1 hour
    between researching and writing to write 1 article.

    Write your first article starting at 9 AM. You'll be done by 10.

    Write your second article starting at 12 noon. You'll be done by 1 PM
    but more importantly, you'll have had a whole 2 hours of rest.

    Write your third article at 4 PM. You'll be done by 5 PM.

    There you have it. A well paced day and you've written 3 articles.

    Imagine doing that everyday. That's almost 100 articles in a month.

    Good luck Warriors!
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Okay, I realize I'm not eligible for this.
      Now that I've actually read the OP properly I think maybe I'm not either - I already submit more than 1 article a day.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Okay, I realize I'm not eligible for this.

      But let me give everybody a piece of advice for writing articles IF you're
      going to do more than one a day, which really isn't hard at all.

      Pace yourself.

      The day is 8 hours long if you limit yourself to 9 to 5.

      Even if you're brand new at this, it shouldn't take you more than 1 hour
      between researching and writing to write 1 article.

      Write your first article starting at 9 AM. You'll be done by 10.

      Write your second article starting at 12 noon. You'll be done by 1 PM
      but more importantly, you'll have had a whole 2 hours of rest.

      Write your third article at 4 PM. You'll be done by 5 PM.

      There you have it. A well paced day and you've written 3 articles.

      Imagine doing that everyday. That's almost 100 articles in a month.

      Good luck Warriors!
      Hi Steven

      Do you have a similar formula for those of us who work mainstream full time jobs, 5 days per week? ()
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by iciejay View Post

        Hi Steven

        Do you have a similar formula for those of us who work mainstream full time jobs, 5 days per week? ()
        Honestly, not really. You can't stuff 10 lbs of ham in a 5 lb bag.

        If you work 9 to 5, get home at 6, finish dinner at 7 and have a 10:30
        bedtime, that essentially gives you 3 hours to do your writing. At best, if
        you don't want to burn out, write one article at 7 and another at 9.

        But after a long day, this is still a lot of work.
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
        Originally Posted by iciejay View Post

        Hi Steven

        Do you have a similar formula for those of us who work mainstream full time jobs, 5 days per week? ()
        If you're doing IM part time, take it slow. But you can work weekends and make up for it. Or buy PLR so that you have a springboard for your article and you're just rewriting it in your own words - this goes much faster for some people.

        Don't do this with non-PLR, of course - that's plagiarism!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dick Doe
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Okay, I realize I'm not eligible for this.

      But let me give everybody a piece of advice for writing articles IF you're
      going to do more than one a day, which really isn't hard at all.

      Pace yourself.

      The day is 8 hours long if you limit yourself to 9 to 5.

      Even if you're brand new at this, it shouldn't take you more than 1 hour
      between researching and writing to write 1 article.

      Write your first article starting at 9 AM. You'll be done by 10.

      Write your second article starting at 12 noon. You'll be done by 1 PM
      but more importantly, you'll have had a whole 2 hours of rest.

      Write your third article at 4 PM. You'll be done by 5 PM.

      There you have it. A well paced day and you've written 3 articles.

      Imagine doing that everyday. That's almost 100 articles in a month.

      Good luck Warriors!
      Thanks for the advice. I might as well print it out. Way 2 go Steven
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    I updated the original post based on your questions
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Everyone can participate, too.
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    • Profile picture of the author kristinecpa
      Oh... great challenge! I'm in! I've actually been meaning to ramp up my article writing, so this is perfect timing. Thanks Tiffany!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
        Perfect timing for me, too. Count me in!

        Regards,
        Kevin
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

      Everyone can participate, too.
      Okay, if I'm going to be in this, I have to submit a minimum of 5 articles a
      day.

      I think I shouldn't have any problem doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    A challenge I think I'll join too
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  • Profile picture of the author CSwrite
    I'm in - this will actually get me motivated to start promoting my own stuff instead of always doing it for other people - Thank you!!
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    • Profile picture of the author thatgirlJ
      Originally Posted by CSwrite View Post

      I'm in - this will actually get me motivated to start promoting my own stuff instead of always doing it for other people - Thank you!!
      My thoughts exactly! Us writers have to start doing more of our own thing
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Me too!
    I've also been inspired by Steve's results and have started submitting articles. I started yesterday. My goal is 5 a day, but I'm going to make sure I do at least one.
    Love,
    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Alright Warriors here's my keyword research with titles all ready to go. My keywords have been bolded. I'd also like to know how everyone does in the SERPs if you know:

    1.) Squidoo Still Holds Power in the SERPs
    2.) On Squidoo Everyone Can Make Money
    3.) Squidoo Lens Experts See Profits Soar
    4.) How to Squidoo from Start to Finish
    5.) Squidoo Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid
    6.) Squidoo Money Is Easy With These 7 Tips!
    7.) Squidoo to Brand Your Business
    8.) Make Money Squidoo Style
    9.) With Squidoo There Are 3 Ways to Cash In
    10.) For Squidoo Lensmaster Success, Try This!
    11.) Online Squidoo Guidance
    12.) Is Squidoo Good for Backlinks?
    13.) Money with Squidoo Requires Zero Monetary Investment
    14.) Squidoo Tags: Are They Irrelevant?
    15.) A Squidoo Module Lesson
    16.) Make Money with Squidoo Using Professional Content
    17.) Squidoo Queen Secrets Lensmasters Need to Know
    18.) Squidoo Social Network Is a Boon to Online Marketers
    19.) In Squidoo Is MLM Against the Rules?
    20.) Squidoo Link Tutorial for Internet Marketing
    21.) Squidoo Secrets Giant Squids Know That You Don't
    22.) What Is Squidoo?
    23.) A Squidoo Lens Analysis
    24.) Networking on Squidoo for More Profit Potential
    25.) Squidoo Blog Tips to Help Your Lens Get Traffic
    26.) Squidoo eBook Lessons from the Masters
    27.) Squidoo Tips for Making Money Online
    28.) Squidoo Profit: What's the Potential for You?
    29.) Squidoo Slap - Is It Still in Effect?
    30.) Squidoo ClickBank Secrets to Increase Affiliate Earnings

    Tiff
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  • Profile picture of the author NoBoss
    Hi Tiffany...

    Did you notice Chris over at EZarticles
    smiling in the background ? :>)

    ...Doug
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    ...the more they'll give you what you need." Zig Ziglar

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Alright, sounds good, actually sounds real good. I would like to participate. I see you have posted your keyword phrases made into titles, would you like us to do that too?
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
        Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

        Alright, sounds good, actually sounds real good. I would like to participate. I see you have posted your keyword phrases made into titles, would you like us to do that too?
        Sure! You can - nothing's required, but I'd like to say that my winner will be based on who participated best.
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
          Thank you Tiffany, for answering so quickly about posting titles.

          I have site I just put up and this is a great way to get off my and get traffic to it so I know if I have to redo the salesletter. Thank you again.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jenni Mac
          If anyone needs a huge kick in the rear it'll be me! Time to stop playing and do the work Jen, so I'm in!
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    To answer the question above, I chose EZA because on Squidoo, it's not public content. This way, publishers can pikc up your articles and those who will keep your links intact will drive traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark McWilliams
    Well erm, I'd take part...but I can't write! OK, I say I can't write, maybe it's the inspiration that's missing from me. If I need to write, then I can, but it's not always on topic AND probably doesn't help out the reader!

    Next thing on my list of can't do's is creating resource boxes, I really should start using articles to send traffic towards my blog and sites when they start building and completing themselves!

    And you know what, I'd probably be happy if I could submit 1 article a week to EzineArticles. (Stop moaning Mark! - Maybe I should under-go some kind of training! LOL)

    This is definately a thread I'm going to subscribe too, and probably make notes on almost everything!

    Thanks
    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      Oooh My hand is up. This sounds like fun - I love a challenge.

      I only have around 2 hours a day while my son is napping to work, but that should be plenty time to get out one article as well as my other work.

      Ok. I think before I start I'll choose a clickbank product to promote sooo ..

      Today's to do:

      1. Choose a clickbank product
      2. Do some keyword research
      3. Set up a landing page

      Tommorrow's to do: (I'll start writing tomorrow as I'm not sure I'll fit it in today)

      1. Write one article per day ...

      Tracey
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Transparency huh?

    Well, I'm being a little different as this is a goal that I started for myself two days ago and I'm jumping in here to help motivate myself to keep going.

    My plan is to pick a product, create a Squidoo lens about it with my affiliate link. Then do 5 articles a day pointing to the Squidoo lens. Then dropping off to one article a day.

    Then pick another product and repeat, while still doing the one article a day from the initial product.

    The first product that I chose was Magic of Making Up, which Steven mentioned as being great. I actually just got Travis's messages about it the day before I read Steves "Travis is the bee's knees" post, so I felt particularly motivated by that product.

    That's kind of a buttload of articles to plan out in advance to post like you did, Tiffany. I mean, because I'm starting out with 5 a day. By the end of today, I'll have written my first 10 articles. I'll try to think of titles for the next 40 to post later today.

    Maybe also, since I'm doing a different method, we'll be able to test how well this style works in comparison with other styles.

    Love,
    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    I am going to put my hat in the ring. I need to motivate myself big time. My niche is going to be for my own e-book, I am also going to try the 3 a day like Steven suggested by am determined to put in at least the one a day. Will get my keyword research done asap.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Okay, here is my personal game plan. I'm only doing this for the 30 days
      because it sounds like fun and I need to challenge myself.

      1. I'm going to choose 1 niche a day for 30 days from my "Niche Research
      Revolution" book. I figure after all this time, I might as well throw my hat
      in the ring on these niches (I haven't yet)

      2. I'm going to write 1 article for that niche, put up a blog with a review
      of the product, and see what kind of response the 1 article gets. At the end
      of the 30 days, I'll reveal the top niche right here at this forum based on
      that 1 article and blog post. Naturally, not scientific, but it will be interesting
      to see how much damage I can do with just one.

      3. I will write 4 additional articles for 4 of my regular niches. I usually rotate
      these anyway so this won't be anything different. I'm just adding the one
      niche per day new.

      4. I'll track my sales for each niche, new and old, and report the niche
      with the most sales JUST from the articles. Not fair to include sales from
      those niches generated through opt ins and other means. These MUST be
      sales gotten from going from EZA to blog to sales page.

      And that's it.

      Now I'm going to go out on a limb right now and predict that Travis'
      product will finish on top. But who knows? I've got quite a few good
      selling affiliate products out there so this should be interesting.

      I'm only doing this because I'm getting bored now that I've cut my hours
      down drastically and need something to look forward to for October.

      And there you have it...time to get to work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zulfus
    To motivate people more we could have some sort of leader board, with everyone's names in the first post (or in a new post) and then give points for each article submitted and maybe points for traffic, conversions and sales as well.

    That way we could have four categories, "most articles", "most traffic", "highest conversions" & "most sales" - & people could see where they needed to improve, and also seeing the stats up there against everyone elses, we could all get a good feel for where we're at, and motivate ourselves to get our numbers up.

    This would require transparency, so not everyone may be up for it - but they could simply opt not to include themselves in certain categories.

    And although this would take work to keep up to date - If you didn't feel like the hassle i'd be happy to open a new post and handle it all for you

    Just throwing it out there - Use it or discard it as you see fit.

    I'll definitely be joining the challenge with a new blog, may take a day or two to get the research done & everything up and running, but after that I'll put my article marketing cards onto the table.

    Zul
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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by Zulfus View Post

      To motivate people more we could have some sort of leader board, with everyone's names in the first post (or in a new post) and then give points for each article submitted and maybe points for traffic, conversions and sales as well.

      That way we could have four categories, "most articles", "most traffic", "highest conversions" & "most sales" - & people could see where they needed to improve, and also seeing the stats up there against everyone elses, we could all get a good feel for where we're at, and motivate ourselves to get our numbers up.

      This would require transparency, so not everyone may be up for it - but they could simply opt not to include themselves in certain categories.

      And although this would take work to keep up to date - If you didn't feel like the hassle i'd be happy to open a new post and handle it all for you

      Just throwing it out there - Use it or discard it as you see fit.

      I'll definitely be joining the challenge with a new blog, may take a day or two to get the research done & everything up and running, but after that I'll put my article marketing cards onto the table.

      Zul
      I don't want to flood the WF main board with multiple posts on this topic, but how about we compile this at the end? I'll have every post their stats, so everyone can keep up with how many articles, traffic, conversion, and sales they have.
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      • Profile picture of the author Zulfus
        Probably a good idea tiff You've got me really motivated though now, excellent challenge

        Zul
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      • Profile picture of the author Ruth Hendrickson
        Tiffany, this is a great idea -- count me in! I could use some motivation too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Are we supposed to post daily updates? Just something at the end? Only when something exciting happens?

    Love,
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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by Shannon Tani View Post

      Are we supposed to post daily updates? Just something at the end? Only when something exciting happens?

      Love,
      Shannon
      There's no requirement - you might post what you did each day or start posting when your articles go live or when you're seeing results. For me, I'm going to post my efforts daily because it's inspiring when others see you working - it motivates people to get their own stuff done.
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  • Profile picture of the author CSwrite
    Got my niche, found my product on CB, bought a domain to forward, wrote the article and submitted it to EZA. Wooah! 29 days to go
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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    I am in. I started something like this last week actually. I am just waiting on ezine to accept my article. It has now been 8 days...
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
      I'm in.

      I'm learning some new stuff to supplement my upcoming product, part of which is article marketing, so this'll be good for that.

      I'm going to try and do two a day for the next thrity days.
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
        On that note, what I did today:

        Signed up at Ezinearticles.

        Did titles and ideas for 100 articles.

        Watched the Steelers and got depressed.
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
          You know what?

          I want in.

          More to follow...
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          Ok, sure. You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Chris_Hunter ;)

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          • Profile picture of the author traceye
            I decided to get a domain re-direct rather than create a landing page as this would be better indication of just my article marketing results. And as I've never tried the weight loss niche before thought this might be interesting as I'm a 'newbie' in this niche so to speak ..

            Day 1
            Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
            Articles submitted to EZA = 1
            Hops = 0
            Sales = 0

            (Obviously article not live yet)


            Tracey
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            • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
              I’m excited about this as I’ve been kind of unmotivated over the past few weeks! I love a good challenge and this will give me something to work towards.

              I’m going to use the next 30 days to test out some new niches and products – that way it will be easier to test my traffic and sales. My aim is to find at least 5 new products to promote that will make me at least $500 a month each.

              I won’t put an exact number on the amount of articles I’ll write but I’m hoping to write at least 5 every day, and traffic will be sent to my review blogs.

              I’m also going to use this opportunity to start my IM blog (I bought a domain months ago and never got round to using it). Rather than posting to the thread I intend to update my progress on my blog and just check in here on the thread now and again (I’ll put the blog in my sig).

              So all in all, I hope it’s going to be a very profitable month for everyone taking part - I hope everyone keeps us updated and I can’t wait to hear how everyone gets on.

              Actually it’d be interesting to see a few of the people who released recent article marketing WSO’s doing this as well. I’m sure there’s lots we can learn from each other.
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              • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
                Hey Tiff,

                We all started the challenge today ( or yesterday depending on where we live) but we all know that EZ will take up to a week to publish our articles.

                Can we make it a 30 day+a week challenge?

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                • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
                  Hi!

                  Oh well,

                  A while ago I was fretting on what to do about a search result I was able to dominate by article marketing.

                  Maybe this is a chance for me to focus my work.

                  Count me in.

                  ~RapidScc

                  P.S. Hey Steve, aren't you supposed to be one of the judge.. ;-) nyahh just JK.
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                • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
                  Originally Posted by Craig McPherson View Post

                  Hey Tiff,

                  We all started the challenge today ( or yesterday depending on where we live) but we all know that EZ will take up to a week to publish our articles.

                  Can we make it a 30 day+a week challenge?

                  You raise a good point. We're not going to know many stats until about a week later. So how about this? We start today. The article marketing ends October 21st, but everyone will continue posting their success for another week (until the 28th). Then we'll see how it went for everyone and a winner will be chosen on the 29th!
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                • Profile picture of the author joefission
                  Tiffany,

                  This is just the kick in the pants I need. I have been seriously slacking off on articles recently.

                  I'll have to remove myself from the prize eligibility, however, as the bulk of my articles will be submitted under a name other than my own and I'm working on some stealth niches at present!

                  But I will join in and share results. What a GREAT IDEA. Good things ALWAYS happen after submitting articles, but sometimes it takes a boost to get started.

                  Shaun
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                • Profile picture of the author mseanmarshall
                  Great idea Tiffany!

                  Count me in too!

                  Signed up for EZA. I'll have to play catch up to be able to get at least 30 articles (after my approval).

                  This is great!
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                • Profile picture of the author Darwin
                  You can count me in. I need a virtual kick in the backside to get me moving.
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                • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
                  Alright!

                  Alright!

                  I am in too!

                  I did a little bit of Article Marketing initially and results were cool, but then I found PPC is better than everything else because the darn thing runs on autopilot!

                  But still... I do have an extra hour each day, so I guess its for my good only... and I am in....

                  -Lakshay
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                • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
                  Hi Tiffany

                  Yes, I need a really good kick up the a*se with my EZA subs!

                  I was only thinking just b4 I read this post, that up to 10-15 subs a day is all but "impossible" for me (I have a full time day job - until my IM income matches it) so I'll make every effort to post even just 1 article a day; way better than nothing at all.

                  I'll likely focus on the motivational, rather than competitive slant, but will see how I go.

                  I'm replying straight from a quick scan of your post, Tiffany, so will go and have a peep at the whole thread now!

                  Regards all

                  Ian
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                • Profile picture of the author Loricwr
                  Hi Tiffany, Great challenge! I am challenging myself to get in the habit of writing first thing every morning but not sure if I will have them polished enough to submit to an article directory but at least I am getting them started. Thanks for the extra push to get me moving on my writing at least!

                  Thanks again,
                  Lori
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                  • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
                    Just got my fourth article submitted. I also discovered that yesterdays article was somehow listed as saved but not submitted, so I took care of that. Luckily it will only be a day off.

                    MY first article went live today-so far it has 11 views and 3 clickthroughs to my lens. I need to check on any lens to sales page traffic. I just did a bit of bookmarking for the article, hopefully that will help.

                    Regards,
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                    • Profile picture of the author yube
                      Hello,

                      I am a newbie to IM and AM. I read through Travis's Bum Marketing Methods, and am writing articles based on the 5,000 or less search results for the keyword phrase.

                      How are you guys tracking the number of views?
                      Are you submitting strictly to EZA?
                      How about submitting to GoArticles or other sites?
                      Are you all linking the EZA back to a Squidoo page, or blog? (Is there a difference in performance?)

                      Thanks,
                      John

                      3 articles submitted to EZA and GoArticles
                      0 approved
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                • Profile picture of the author writeabooknow
                  Hi all,

                  Just a quick thought I found very helpful when I stumbled upon it several years ago...

                  There is an unlimited number of articles you can write about any subject. Quite literally, unlimited.

                  So any time you're thinking that it's all been said, it really hasn't. In fact, we haven't even scratched the surface. Just knowing that can be a real help.

                  How do you get started? As Tiff has already pointed out in another thread (that I can't find) just create the title, and take it from there. Go to websites that have articles, copy down five titles (don't read the articles) and write the very articles these titles suggest to you.

                  Want to be a little different? Okay, if the original title list '3 secrets to...' Your article is 'four secrets to...' or 'the biggest secret to...'

                  And if you're really strapped, how to get the benefit '... for Democrats' or '...for Republicans' or '... for Conservatives' or '...for Liberals'

                  You see? It never ends and your list of possible articles is unlimited.

                  Cheers,

                  Steve Manning
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                • Profile picture of the author gamefreak
                  Hey guyz, honestly speaking quantity in ezinearticles doesn't matter. It's all about quality. I know when I submitted my first 50 articles, only 5 of them got featured (i.e. most viewed top 15) that's from where I got all the veiws and URL clicks.
                  At the same time, my friend submitted only 10 articles and 8 of them got featured in the most viewed category. He got double the page views and URL clicks and ofcourse more sales.

                  Let me know how many of you guyz articles got featured in the most viewed articles.
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                • Profile picture of the author tiger325
                  The easiest way to do it is to just sit down and write like you like talk and before you know it you have knocked out 10,20,30 articles
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                • Profile picture of the author paulmcp
                  I agree with McPherson (no relation I don't think)

                  How about 30 days from first acceptance?

                  Paul McPherson
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    It's weird reading a thread title where the poster refers to themselves in the 3rd person. It's like Tiff is both a name and a title
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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Tiffany submitted her first article this morning called, "Squidoo Still Holds Power in the SERPs." Now Tiffany is going to wait to see if Tiffany's article is accepted to rejected.

      Tiffany is totally kidding with this third person post. I just did it to weird Andy out.

      Seriously, I did it - I posted. I felt my article was gooood and I was only on half a cup of coffee. I noticed in someone's Warrior blog in the top stats section that he had done a screen shot of his before CB earnings to see how it pans out (as proof). Good idea.

      I did the same for my PDC account to show how our BuildMyLens revenue increases. I just went 30 days back so we can see a comparison of 30 days to 30 days.

      Have a great one - and get it in gear and post your articles today! I wanna see some CONTENT, Warrior!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    Sounds great! I'm in!
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  • Profile picture of the author Munch Mama
    Hey, Tiffany!

    You know what I am going to be doing till October 21! The prizes are great but the challenge is even better!! You know we are ALL going to see some big stuff happening in our businesses if, no, when we apply the pedal to the metal!

    Thanks Tiff for a great idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    Great idea this challenge. 30 days doesn't sound much but they can be sooo long. Good to have some other people to follow.

    I personally find it easier to write a bunch of articles at once than just 1 a day.

    Gunter
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    • Profile picture of the author Jenni Mac
      Well I've spent the day, choosing my product, keyword researching, I've set up a WP blog that will just be a static page for now, will really develop this in the future. I've also got my Lens published and will be adding more content. Written only 1 article today, not submitted it yet!

      Trying to do this and keep my other projects on the fire too!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
        I decided to use this particular challenge to promote a blogging membership I take part in. It's run by a fellow warrior, so if I do well I get to help someone here AND make some money.

        I've never really done keyword research for the internet marketing niche before, and suprisingly I found a handful of keywords relating to making money with a blog that weren't to competitive. So research done, and today's article has been submitted to EZA.

        As a shout out to Tiff for holding this event I'm using squidoo as a landing page. I'll check back in tomorrow.

        Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author SandyDuPlessis
    I rather think that I am biting off far more than I can chew since I have several other projects that I am working on, all with deadlines - but I cannot resist making the attempt.

    So yes, I am in.

    Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwichamp
    Hi Tiffany - Planning on giving this a go. One question, would this test be best for just 1 niche?

    Or do you think it would be good to try testing various niches? If so, about how many articles would give each niche a fair test?

    Thanks -- look forward to seeing results here.

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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by kiwichamp View Post

      Hi Tiffany - Planning on giving this a go. One question, would this test be best for just 1 niche? Or do you think it would be good to try testing various niches? If so, about how many articles would give each niche a fair test?
      You can do whatever you want. I'm trying to see how 30 days of articles pointing to one site will help sales. I want one VIP sale a day ($799). Or, a couple of a la cartes would work too! ($249). So we'll see.

      I may change up my article titles to attract affiliates to the program - that might increase sales even MORE!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rien
    Awesome idea, I am definitely in.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      Got my first 5 articles submitted and my blog is up and running - finally!
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      I've got my first 5 articles submitted and my blog up and running - finally! Looking forward to seeing the results.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
        Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

        Here's the keyword list I'm going to use:

        clean windows registry
        speed up my computer
        registry cleaner reviews
        how to speed up your computer
        fix windows registry
        how to speed up computer
        registry fixes
        repair windows explorer
        repair vista
        how to repair windows xp
        clean up registry
        registry cleaning software
        registry cleaner review
        repair windows vista
        windows xp registry cleaner
        fix windows explorer
        registry scanner
        windows xp repair utility
        best registry repair
        windows registry cleanup
        improve computer speed
        how to clean registry
        repair xp installation
        how to repair windows vista
        windows xp repair tool
        how to repair windows
        speed up slow computer
        computer registry cleaner
        vista system repair
        microsoft windows xp repair

        I'll make up the full titles as I go. The EZineArticles author name I'll be using for this challenge is Reggie Nachtweih.
        Looks good, Tom.

        I have a file with some of these same keywords for a different PC product altogether, but I have a ton more that I think that I'll focus on for what I'm going to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    Well, I've never really done article marketing to any great degree and I just set up a site yesterday on Eco Home & Building Design so it seems to be a good idea to try this.

    Will have to discipline myself to do one article a day though

    It's past midnight already here so I'll have to get in two articles today.

    I'm in.

    Jens
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  • Profile picture of the author ezrock
    I'm joining today. I only saw this today so I may not have 30 full days, but I'll try to get a few extra articles up to make up for this

    I'm a newbie at niche blogging. My first niche blog isn't ready yet with enough posts to warrant a full out article marketing attack on it, so I'll use this to target more traffic to my squidoo lenses (something I've been meaning to do for a long long time).

    I have 8 active lenses right now. I have posted a screen cap of lens titles, and traffic stats. Basically none of them make any external money from squidoo so my goal is to see some amazon/ebay module sales coming in thanks to increased traffic.

    -ezrock-

    edit: I also realized that I can additionally target some of the articles to other sites I have. I will be hoping to make some ebay affiliate sales from one of my main sites related to my best squidoo lens.
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  • Profile picture of the author djones
    I also tend to work harder on stuff for other people than myself, so this should be really good for me. Plus it gives me a chance to try something I've been putting off too long.

    Thanks for the kick in the pants.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCTunes
    Hey there!

    I'm already a bit behind since I just saw this challenge, but I think I'll jump in! There's a couple of products that I'm an affiliate for, and this may be just the motivating factor I need to get going on promoting it.

    I'm also starting up a blog, so I'm hoping this will also teach me to be more disciplined, also.

    Warming up fingers now...

    JC
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
      Hey good luck everyone..

      Can't wait for you all to share your results..!!

      Don't give up Warriors..
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  • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
    Okay, I have done my keyword research (at least for the first ten days), I have written and submitted my article to EZA and Website Articles, as well as placing another version of it on my blog.

    Article title is "Dating For Couples- Why You Need to Still Date" keyword being "dating for couples".


    Just finished adding my analytics and everything to it as well, have set up a separate sales page, exclusively for my article marketing efforts so I can also track it better. I also set up a goal in google analytics to track specifically my Article Marketing efforts to see what articles from the blog is making me sales.

    Sylvia
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    Got my Cinderella article in (just before the stoke of midnight) so
    I'll work today on the next and an article list.

    Jens
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Got my keywords, (reserving the right to change the around a bit if needed). Just got done with publishing my first article. Well, submitting it anyway, I suspect it will take a while to get published. My niche is custom baby gifts.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ruth Hendrickson
        It's just 7:00p.m. here, and I've got my keywords and submitted an article to ezinearticles.
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        • Profile picture of the author ezrock
          Did my keyword research to get 30 articles for my first squidoo lens mentioned above. The lens is about breeding bettas. Wrote, edited, and submitted my first article:

          "Tropical Fish For Beginners - Start With a Betta"

          has been submitted to EA. I incidentally submitted an article in the same niche a few days ago so that can count as yesterday's submission if that's okay. It's titled:
          "Tropical Fish Tank Setup in 5 Easy Steps"
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  • Profile picture of the author SusanUSA
    I'm a day late . . . maybe I can catch up with two articles on of the days. I love this. Thanks for the challenge! I'm off to get start with my 30-in-30.

    Be blessed, Warriors!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Tiff, I've decided to pull out of this because with all the people in it, you're
      going to have enough tracking problems as it is, so I don't want to make
      any more work for you than you've already got.

      But you've given me a kick start to do more writing this month and for that
      I thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Helena Ritchie
    I haven't been here in ages, so this sounds like a great idea to get me back into work and forum mode after an interesting summer. Thanks Tiff!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    I just posted my first article. I didn't make a full keyword list - I like to use the 'just in time' method so I can write about something that seems interesting that day.

    Tiffany thanks for organizing this. Nothing like a group mentality to keep things moving along.
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  • Profile picture of the author Powertreb
    I'm up for the challenge. Trying to get over from a nasty pinched nerve right now (probably caused from non-stop computer sessions), so I may not have a profile for a couple days here. But I've been enjoying Tiffany's newsletters and would like to be an active community member.
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  • Profile picture of the author djones
    I've had a busy day, but was bound and determined to write and submit an article for this challenge before midnight (my time). And I did it.

    I think this is going to be interesting.
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      Daily Results - Day 2

      Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
      Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss

      Articles Submitted - 3
      Article Views - 0
      Hops - 0
      Sales - 0


      No articles live yet.

      Tracey
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
        Daily Results - Day Two

        Product: Magic of Making Up

        Articles Submitted: 1

        Waiting for approval

        Article was pretty good, I thought. Hopefully I wrote something useful but enough to get people to click through.

        I only wrote the one - I wanted to do more but had to stay late at the day job. Do better tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Munch Mama
    OK, I got under the wire tonight for day 1 but i did it! Title: Quick, Healthy Weight Loss: How To Stop Spinning on the Diet-Go-Round

    This will be a real first time, first for me. I am starting from zero. New list. new promo (Turbulence Training) so I spent all my free time today creating a new squeeze page, new auto responder messages, finished the free ebook for optin. Everything uploaded and working too!!

    I also put together my long tail keyword list of over 30 great potential titles in the weight loss fitness niche all pointing to promoting TT.

    My eyes are drying up so, good night all!

    Oh and i am keeping my idea pad next to my bed so that as I drop off tonight and a "genius idea" hits my sleepy mind, all those terrific ideas can get jotted down before they get lost to dream land!
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    • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
      OK
      First 5 articles submitted. Keyword phrase is bolded.

      5 Qualities All Great Dog Trainers Have
      How to Recall Your Dog and Teach Him a Lesson
      3 Steps to Teach Your Dog to Sit on Command
      Treatment For Hair Loss in Dogs
      Does Your Dog Stray Or Chase Cars?

      Back to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebet
    Hey!

    I would like to join. =)

    Since I'm new, it's a great opportunity to jumpstart my article marketing venture.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    I'm very proud of myself. I did 5 articles today. That's a total of 15 (I started my own program to do 5 a day on Saturday then jumped in here for the motivation).

    The best thing about it is that my day was kind of screwy and I really didn't want to do them. But I did it!!

    So I've got 15 in the queue at EZA. Anyone doing other article directories? I just joined Allen Graves' directory site. I'm going to give that one a try too. There's a fee, but it's pretty cheap.

    Love,
    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author CSwrite
    Ok - Day 2 - Second article submitted, both articles still pending approval. Thinking about doing an extra article a day to promote my PR service, just to see what it could do. Thanks, Tiff!
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Welcome aboard to everyone who joined up for the challenge AND to the Warrior Forum since I know I sent a few newcomers here this week. Glad to see y'all!

    I hope everyone is not overwhelming themselves trying to do 5-15 a day. All it takes is one. Build up a momentum. Rome wasn't built in a day you know

    I'm going to try to use my Dragon Naturally Speaking today to see how that goes. I had forgotten I had it after my husband was cleaning and hid my headphones! LOL. And I had been on a roll with it, so I found my headphones and I'll see if it speeds up the process.

    Oh! I'm about to write a hamburger related article tip, so check that out in the main forum, too! It'll really help those who struggle with writing.

    I'm about to take the kids to school and then I'll do my second article. No news yet on article #1 I submitted.

    tiff
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  • Profile picture of the author chillingbreeze
    I guess I'm too late to join.. Sighs**** Looks around if I've a chance**
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    I guess I'm too late to join.. Sighs**** Looks around if I've a chance**
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      Okay, my update.

      Since I started a day later than most folks, I wrote and submitted two articles this morning. So far I've only submitted them to Ezinearticles, but I may also use isnare's distribution service since I do still have credits.

      I also checked out my incoming links to this site, and there are 323 - but 310 of them are on my own sites, so I won't count those. :-) So I'm starting this challenge with 13 official incoming links from other sites, and I will check it again as I go.

      Today I'm finishing up the free report that will be given as an opt-in incentive, and loading an autoreponder series for affiliates to use.

      I also put together 60 article titles based on keyword research. I'm planning to do 2 articles a day targeting 2 main keyword categories that apply to my niche, but if I get too busy on some days I'll just do one article at a minimum.

      Wendy
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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by chillingbreeze View Post

      I guess I'm too late to join.. Sighs**** Looks around if I've a chance**
      It's never too late to join. Go for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
        Hi Tiff,
        I just got back from vacation but I'm throwing my hat into the ring. I planned to do some article marketing for my new ebook and this will work nicely.

        So even though I've only had 4 1/2 hours of sleep, I'm going to write a couple of articles today to "catch up" with everyone.

        Peggy
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  • Profile picture of the author Munch Mama
    Good morning all. Well, article #2 is in and waiting.
    Title: Three Fat Loss Habits We Can Learn From Olympic Athletes to Get in Shape Fast

    To Tiffany and others more expereinced in article marketing: what are your thoughts on alternate author names. For example, I have my own name, Cheryl Hines for my Internet Marketing brand. But I don't necessarily want my real name associated with my other niches like the one I am focusing on for this project. I have already chosen an alias for this and wonder how far to take the bio and then how do I choose a photo of ME that is at least two different authors on Ezine Articles. Awkward? help please...
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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by Munch Mama View Post

      Good morning all. Well, article #2 is in and waiting.
      Title: Three Fat Loss Habits We Can Learn From Olympic Athletes to Get in Shape Fast

      To Tiffany and others more expereinced in article marketing: what are your thoughts on alternate author names. For example, I have my own name, Cheryl Hines for my Internet Marketing brand. But I don't necessarily want my real name associated with my other niches like the one I am focusing on for this project. I have already chosen an alias for this and wonder how far to take the bio and then how do I choose a photo of ME that is at least two different authors on Ezine Articles. Awkward? help please...

      Doesn't have to be you - istockphoto.com would make a great pen pic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Munch Mama
        Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

        Doesn't have to be you - istockphoto.com would make a great pen pic.
        hmmm, i was reading the EZA author profile photo rules and it requires a picture of "you". I guess I'll ask them what to do, huh?
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        • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
          Originally Posted by Munch Mama View Post

          hmmm, i was reading the EZA author profile photo rules and it requires a picture of "you". I guess I'll ask them what to do, huh?
          I don't think it's required - I've had an account at EZA for ages and I've never used a photo.
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          • Profile picture of the author Munch Mama
            Originally Posted by Hamida Pall View Post

            I don't think it's required - I've had an account at EZA for ages and I've never used a photo.
            Thanks Hamida, That answers a lot of bitty questions. Just what I was wondering - whether or not you even needed a pic to be considered an expert author. I am still under my 10 articles, too, so I was not sure whether to "graduate to Platinum" you needed a pic, etc.
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            • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
              Day Two Update
              New Article posted to blog, EZA and Website-Articles
              Title:"Cheap Date Ideas For Couples Don't Have To Make You Look Cheap"
              Keyword: "cheap date ideas"

              Article 1:"Dating For Couples- Why You Need to Still Date" Approved on WSA
              Current Views: 1
              Click Throughs: 1

              Overall Stats:
              Sales:
              0
              Signups: 0
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          Originally Posted by Munch Mama View Post

          hmmm, i was reading the EZA author profile photo rules and it requires a picture of "you". I guess I'll ask them what to do, huh?
          Oh you may be right! In that case, forget the pic!
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          • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
            Day two-second article submitted, and some light touch ups on my lens. Hopefully the first article will be approved soon.

            Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwichamp
    ok I am in - today's goal is to submit 2 articles (1 for yesterday - to catch up) and complete website.

    I plan on using this challenge to launch a new site I had started.

    Looking forward to reporting results and sales!

    Thanks so much Tiffany for this challenge - just what I needed right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Just submitted article #2 to EZA – “On Squidoo - Everyone Can Make Money.”

    In it, I used the cheeseburger method in my other post and did this:

    Intro about how everyone can make money online
    Point 1 - stay at home moms
    Point 2 – retirees
    Point 3 – part time or two job workers
    Point 4 – internet marketers
    Point 5 – hobbyists
    Point 6 – kids!
    Conclusion – I use my resource box as my conclusion and in it, I promoted both my eBook and lens building service.

    It was over 600 words.
    Tiff

    PS - No word yet on Article #1.
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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    With my excellent foresight I started a project that matches the challange exactly a week ago so I was submitting just one post a day and today they are being accepted.

    I have two live articles now.
    Views: 52
    Clicks: 7
    Sales: 0
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  • Profile picture of the author MrLewisSmile
    I started mine yesterday... and got 2 articles written! Without even breaking a sweat.

    I wrote them as I was walking places and waiting around for stuff, on my BlackBerry. It looks like you're messing round playing BrickBreaker when in fact you're typing articles. It's called Secret Work

    1000 words a day x 30 is a HUGE 30,000 a month. 365,000 a year! (but I will probably take a couple of days off for good behaviour)

    I am writing articles about squidoo right now, to promote buildmylens.com and the buildmylens affiliate program.

    I think I will keep up this article writing plan. I like it a lot..
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      All I can say is that you guys are great motivation. So far today I have written 3 full articles (one of which was over 1,000 words!), submitted all three, plus did more writing on the e-course and e-book, updated the website, and a few other tasks.

      It's only 1:00pm here and I've gotten more done today than I did all last week! Okay maybe not quite that much, but still a lot. :-)

      Wendy
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    • Profile picture of the author MADMONEY
      Hello Tiffany,

      I know it's Tuesday but I am in!

      I am committing to five articles per day for the next 30 days. Since I am behind 10 articles, I've written one so far and submit it and I have nine more to go your

      So, I wanted to make this a quick post.

      Mad Money
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Well, I got lucky!!

    One of my articles that I submitted Saturday was approved and I've got 4 more that are getting close, according to the status bar.

    I hope everyone else is just as lucky as me!
    Love,
    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author inprofit
    Hi Tiffany:

    I'm ready to rock

    Kim Bedford
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    • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
      Day 1 and 2 combined:

      I submitted 2 articles today (one of them for yesterday as I just got here today.) Fingers crossed for quick approval.

      Peggy

      Edit: Did a third one. I was on a roll.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
        Next article submitted in custom baby gift niche. 2 articles waiting to go live now. It would be nice if they recognized that we are having a challenge here and sped up the approval process.
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    Howsssshhit you guysssh.

    I don't think I musht write tonight. Jussht came in froma farewell party.

    But I had to finissh (hey! the ssh worksh there!) the article I shtrated thish morning elsh Tiff will be crosssh . So I publisssssh uh publlissshed uh publisshed it. Will go back and edit it in the morning.

    Crap! Jussht spiled spillt spilled my coffee anyone for coffee?

    It's only been two days and the stess is getting to me - working on a deadline

    Jens
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwichamp
    ok -- I have my 2 articles (one for today and one for yesterday) so caught up.

    Blog is on its way. Just getting more products in same niche together. One possibility, but they are going to "get back to me" mm.

    My own products on the horizon. Seems like the best way.

    Thanks again for this challenge. I love it.
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      Daily Results - Day 3

      Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
      Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss, flat abs, belly fat

      Articles Submitted – 5
      Articles Live - 0
      Article Views - 0
      Hops – 3 ? Must be eza reviewing links
      Sales - 0


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      • Profile picture of the author ezrock
        Didn't get an article done today. I unfortunately work up to 90 hour weeks (thankfully at a job I love) and sometimes it just won't be possible. I'll have to make up for it tomorrow!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    Day 2 Update

    I'm participating in this challenge x2. Once for an existing site in an existing niche that I've been really wanting to pump up the traffic to. And secondly for a new product so I can really see the effects of this from scratch. I'm also trying to get an article or two ahead so that I'll be covered in case I don't end up having time on one day.

    Articles submitted: 4 (2 in each niche)
    Articles approved: 0
    Views: n/a
    Clicks: n/a



    Also, I do have one very serious impending problem. I don't have a platinum account yet. I only have about 12 article submissions left until I run out, and I'm afraid that it will take them a couple days to upgrade me. That means I won't be able to submit my articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author MADMONEY
      Ok it's 4:08 am (eastern time) and I just finished writing and posting 10 articles in the exercise equipment niche for one of my CJ affilate websites.

      Had a busy day but wanted to get on track... so I am staying strong with my 5 articles per day commitment.

      MadMoney
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  • Profile picture of the author ramkarthik
    I don't do this full time. So I limit myself to one article a day. When I'm very motivated, I'll try for two or probably three articles a day. For the past three days, I have been writing and submitting articles to EA.

    I'm a free member and I'm not yet on the platinum list. So it seems I cannot have more than 3 articles in the pending status. That's what it said. I'm thinking of starting another account to write articles till I can write one in my old account.

    My three articles have been in weight loss niche. I will update with the number of views once my article gets accepted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Well, I didn't get any of my 5 in today because I was kind of unexpectedly busy outside of the house. However, tomorrow is my "day off", so I hope to catch up then.

    I did want to report in though, because two of my EZA articles were approved today! These were ones that I put in on Saturday.

    article 1: 90 views/6 URL clicks
    article 2: 18 views/1 URL click

    The URL goes to a Squidoo lens, which then directs them to the product. From the Squidoo lens, I got 3 clickthroughs to the product. No sales, yet.

    Hope everyone's articles are approved soon!

    Love,
    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Helen Doherty
    I just wanted to say I'm in! I meant to post yesterday. This is such a brilliant idea and I have got several articles saved in my drafts folder and I'm finally getting around to post them!

    Opened a brand new Ezine Articles account for the purposes of this experiment, so it will take a while for my articles to be out there, but will be sure to report back here on a regular basis.

    it's quite exciting and planning to have a mass article writing session on the weekend! Two already up and ready and waiting to be approved. Look out for these:

    10 Tips to Keep Office Boredom From Nipping You on the Butt

    Put the Binaural Beat Into the Start of Your Day
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      Okay, 2 more articles submitted this morning, that's 4 total so far. None approved yet.

      By the way, I got an email from isnare this morning saying that one of my articles was approved, but I couldn't remember submitting anything to them recently. I dug back through my files and saw that I submitted that article in JANUARY!!!! Nine months turnaround time for approval. Think about THAT the next time you want to complain about EZA taking a few days or a week. LOL :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Just submitted my third article. I skipped down in my list and did one titled, "Squidoo Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid," with Squidoo marketing being my keyword phrase. I took time and based it on 5 mistakes, so it was longer than the others (almost 900 words).

    One thing I love about EZA is how they do the resource box. It doesn't look separate - it flows as if it's part of the bottom of the article.

    Still nothing even on the second bar, but after reading Wendy's January comment above, I'll zip my lip about that! LOL

    I can't wait to see some stats as these babies get approved!
    tiff
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    • Profile picture of the author WebGypsy
      Hello,
      I'm in though very new and very late. I'll be playing catch up this week.
      Have a new blog and hope this will jump start things there.

      Thanks for starting this, great motivator!!
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      Something just occurred to me Tiffany, I hope we're not making the approval times longer because of all these new articles we're submitting! LOL I can see it now, "Due to some overzealous Warriors, your article should be approved sometime within the next 9 months..." :-O

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  • Profile picture of the author Munch Mama
    Well, #3 is in and pending. I am still under my 10 too, so I may have to wait too to get the next articles in. I'll try though.

    What do you think... I may head over to Articles Base and Buzzle, too, and others just to get it out there. Mark Mason has a list of the top 36 ezine directories list. These two are #2 and #3 on his list
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    • Profile picture of the author Asher
      Hrmm, I've updated from Day 0 to Day 3 so far.

      A little suggestion that anyone might want to take -
      use the blog function that we have in the Warrior Forums.

      I created a new category called 30 Day Challenge and
      am posting all my records in it. The great thing about it
      is that... well, it's a blog. So it has all the blog functions.

      It makes it easier for Tiffany to look through all the info.

      My $0.02

      Asher
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      • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
        Asher, that is a great idea. I hadn't set up my blog yet because I didn't know what to do with it but it's perfect for tracking and recording results. I just set mine up and posted the beginning stats.

        I'll probably still post in the thread though because it's easier to follow along with everyone.

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        • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
          Third article posted. I'm hoping the first article gets approved tomorrow...it's down to the last bar on the progress chart.

          Warmly,
          Kevin
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        • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
          Two more articles posted this morning. I just viewed the status of the other 4 articles, and all of them are still with just one red block. I guess I still have a ways to go before they are released, maybe tomorrow.

          I also went into my Aweber account and checked how many opt-ins I have to the list for that site, and there are 8 so far (all of them signed up months ago and I haven't done squat with the list so far).

          Later today I'll be loading a 10 part e-course so any new subscribers that come from this challenge will be hearing from me regularly! :-)

          Wendy
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      • Profile picture of the author KenJ
        Just to say I'm in and cooking on gas.

        Some great content sitting at EA awaiting approval

        I will post by the end of the month.

        By the way I am getting 30 - 50% clickthrough at present. What have I done??
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Chua
        Do we need to set up a brand new site to participate?

        I got a credit card directory that is a few months old but I have not done much promotion with it.

        Stephen
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        • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
          I almost copped out today. I had two extra articles I'd written yesterday, but honestly they were pretty low quality and both really short. I was feeling lazy and almost just loaded those up. But I hate doing things crappily, so I guilted myself into doing the real thing.

          Day 5 Update
          Articles Submitted: 10 (5 each in 2 niches)
          Articles Live: 0 (all are showing first red bar still)
          Other stats: n/a


          I will say this though. I submitted three articles in one of these niches the week before this challenge started. They just went live yesterday and I'm seeing really good results. I've had a number of signups to my new newsletter yesterday and today, and I can't wait to see what happens when another 3-5 go live, let alone the 30 when this challenge is done.
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          • Profile picture of the author traceye
            Daily Results - Day 6

            Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
            Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss, flat abs, belly fat, flat stomach, hot abs, ab exercises, weight loss motivation

            Articles Submitted – 10
            Articles Live - 5
            Article Views - 214
            Hops – 39
            Sales - 0


            Tracey
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        • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
          Originally Posted by successh View Post

          Do we need to set up a brand new site to participate?

          I got a credit card directory that is a few months old but I have not done much promotion with it.

          Stephen
          No, mine's not new - pick a site, any site - and go for it
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    • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
      Day 3

      Wrote another article. 3 days in and I'm on schedule with a buffer of one extra article.

      None of the articles are approved yet but I'm thinking (hoping) the first two should be tomorrow.

      Peggy
      P.S. I set up a blog to chart my progress as Asher suggested, but I'll post here too.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewbiesDiary
    better late than never? I'm in. I just had some articles written for me & I've been incredibly slack submitting them so well done for pushing me.
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  • Tiffany:

    I just saw this today; are you allowing others to join in or will you start another challenge based on the date of others interest?

    I'd like to join in.

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Estelle
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  • Profile picture of the author NewbiesDiary
    Done! One down - 29 to go!

    thanks so much for making me get of my backside & submit some articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezrock
    Daily Results - Day 3

    Today I submitted a third article. It's for my second best squidoo lens. I titled it:

    "Confessions of a Wordpress Blogger - First 30 days"
    It's about 450 words and took only 15 minutes to write

    I got an email saying my first article has been approved without needing any editing.

    Article 1 - 7 views on it so far
    no clickthroughs to lens
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    I think it's funny how some of us are posting our Day 3 results but others have already posted day 4. It's a fun world we live in.

    Day 4 Results
    Articles submitted: 6 (3 in each niche)
    Articles approved: 0
    Views: n/a
    Clicks: n/a

    I have one extra article written and ready to go, but I still need an extra in the other niche. I can tell already that having this thread is going to be a big help for me. I was feeling a worn down already on this challenge and it's only day 3! If there wasn't something larger than myself going on, I'd probably just stop at this point. It will help when they start getting approved and I can see the results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Submitted my third article today in baby gift niche. Still waiting approval. Morea articles to come. It is still a really good idea that Tiffany had, at leat for me. That is the first thing I do in th e morning now. My 3o Tiffany Challenge article.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Goodrum
      Tiffany this is a great idea. Looks like I'll have some work to do to catch up.

      Keith Goodrum
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    Day 4

    Have 4 articles published.

    Treatment For Hair Loss in Dogs 20 views, 0 clicks
    5 Qualities All Great Dog Trainers Have 19 views, 3 clicks
    How to Recall Your Dog and Teach Him a Lesson 19 views, 4 clicks
    3 Steps to Teach Your Dog to Sit on Command 22 views, 2 clicks

    7 clicks through to my clickbank page with zero purchase

    4 articles waiting for approval all in the dog niche
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwichamp
    Submitted 3 Articles - first post on new blog also done.

    Today's goals: Day 4's article
    2 new posts
    Continue working on ebook
    Looking for product to give away (relationship related).

    Think my day's work is cut out for me
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Alrighty - Day 4:

    Submitted "How to Squidoo From Start to Finish" (with my keyword phrase in bold).

    I find that if I wait until I get back from taking the kids to school, I take more time and I write more. This was another over-800 word article.

    Nothing even out of the first red block in the approval process for the last 3.

    Everyone's doing a great job on productivity so far
    Tiff
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    • Profile picture of the author manchild
      OK, I want in on this challenge. This should give me the kick-start I need.

      My goal is write 5+ articles/day

      So far I've set-up 1 landing page in the health and fitness niche and created 10 blogs. I created a new pen name on Ezine Articles just for this challenge. I've also made a list of 50 low-comp, high-searched keywords.

      Here's where I'm at as of this morning...

      Daily Results - Day 4

      Articles Submitted - 9
      Articles Live - 0
      # of Views - 0
      Bio CTR - 0
      Sales - 0
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    The first money was earned within 4 days, albeit $0.04 from Adsense

    Articles are up to date but still languishing in the Review pending (first block) at EZA - but that will happen too.

    I really must get ahead with the article writing, this beating the deadline stuff is not fun

    Jens
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      I'm so behind - I was hoping to have 20 done by today but I've had the flu . So now I've only got 10 submitted so far and I'm testing some new niches and NOT getting the results I was hoping for. The way things are going I definitely won't be getting into the 'Most Viewed' with any I've submitted so far! Anyway, I'll keep going and hopefully I'll have identified a few good converting products by the end of the 30 days.
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      • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
        Hey everyone,

        Somehow I have missed this thread in the past couple of days, so I'm going to be a couple of days behind.

        I have however decided to take this challenge.

        Here are my results so far...

        Daily Results - Day 4

        Articles Submitted - 2
        Articles Live - 0
        # of Views - 0
        Bio CTR - 0
        Sales - 0


        I went ahead and wrote two articles today and submitted them. I'm hoping to get at least one more done today and then I will do two more tomorrow to catch up.

        I've also posted a blog post on the warrior blog as well...

        http://www.warriorforum.com/blogs/sh...challenge.html

        I actually need to get the squeeze page set up for the site I'm going to be sending traffic to. Right now it is just a coming soon page.

        Anyway, thanks for the motivation. I have plenty of work to keep me busy for a while now.

        Shannon
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
        Originally Posted by Hamida Pall View Post

        I'm so behind - I was hoping to have 20 done by today but I've had the flu . So now I've only got 10 submitted so far and I'm testing some new niches and NOT getting the results I was hoping for. The way things are going I definitely won't be getting into the 'Most Viewed' with any I've submitted so far! Anyway, I'll keep going and hopefully I'll have identified a few good converting products by the end of the 30 days.
        Well it's only day 4 so all you need is 4. This is why I don't recommend anyone bite off more than they can chew. No you feel like you're letting yourself down not having 20 done when you could have been overly proud of yourself for meeting your 4 goal Just scale back and get on track again
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  • I just saw this challenge, and I am in. I will do extra articles for a few days to catch up.

    I already have my keyword research done, as I will be writing articles for one existing site.

    I am off now to write my first article, and once I have that submitted, I'll come up with titles for my next 29 articles.

    This is going to be great! Thank you for initiating this challenge, Tiff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
      Day 4 article has been submitted.

      The first ones I submitted have 3 red blocks now, so maybe tomorrow?

      Peggy
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  • I have just submitted my fist article to EZA, Idea Marketers, and Isnare.
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  • I'm joining this as a newbie.

    I'm a few days behind, but
    I'm going to catch up and
    win the challenge!!

    I loooove a good challenge.
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  • I submitted 2 more articles, so i have one more to catch up with all of you who got started on time (I'll leaved that for another day though, as I am really tired now).

    I can only imagine what this challenge will do for my site: while I submitted some articles in the past, I never did anything like this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Keith Goodrum
      OK, here are my 1st day results. My goal is to have 30 articles done by the end of the 30 days. A challenge is always great motivation.

      Daily Results - Day 4

      Articles Submitted - 2
      Articles Live - 0
      # of Views - 0
      Bio CTR - 0
      Sales - 0

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  • Profile picture of the author ezrock
    Submitted "Siamese Fighting Fish - Explanation of Betta Tail Types" targetting "siamese fighting fish" and "bettas"

    Daily results - Day 4
    4 articles submitted
    1 live - 33 views, 1 click.


    Few questions for the experts out there. I will soon be reaching the limit of my initial 10 articles. Does it take long to get approved to have the limit increased? Once I hit that road block, I'll continue writing articles, then submit them all at once when I am allowed
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      Daily Results - Day 5

      Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
      Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss, flat abs, belly fat, flat stomach, hot abs, ab exercises, weight loss motivation

      Articles Submitted – 9
      Articles Live - 3
      Article Views - 94
      Hops – 18
      Sales - 0


      Tracey
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
      Just barely made it today! Luckily I had that one article in reserve so I only had to write one to make it. The problem I'm facing is that I need to go to bed, but I know I won't have time tomorrow. I guess that means I need to crank out two articles in the next 15 minutes. We'll see...

      Day 4 Results (misreported yesterday as day 4 results, were actually day 3)
      Articles submitted: 8 (4 in each niche)
      Articles approved: 0
      Views: n/a
      Clicks: n/a

      I just had some articles I submitted 3 days before the challenge finally approved today. So I guess I'm still 3 days away from these going live, but I *am* excited for it to start happening.
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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    Things are going well over here. I submitted another article and my views and clicks are increasing. I am posting articles to two different niches and am going to see which performs better and at the end of the month and drop the loser.

    Should be interesting to see who gets the first sale in this challenge. My bet is on Steven.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Well, I'm still behind on my 5 a day goal, but I'm good for this challenge.

    Here are some of my stats:
    EZA articles submitted: 23
    EZA articles approved: 14
    EZA Total views: 749
    EZA clickthroughs:108
    EZA publisher button clicks: 2

    WA* submissions: 2
    WA approved: 1
    WA views: 0

    *WA is website-articles.net

    The link in my resource box goes to a Squidoo lens. The hop link to MOMU has been clicked 26 times.

    No sales.

    However...

    (Take this with a grain of salt because the KWs I'm using are often 4+ words and get less than 10 searches a day)

    11 out of the 14 live EZA articles are on the first page of Google for their keyword!!!

    BTW, I'm writing these under the pen name Serina Fea.

    Love,
    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Woke up hoping to see my articles approved with my new handy dandy premium account but they're still resting on bar 3. Maybe they went to sleep. I supposed editors have to snooze too.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Woot! Got home from taking the son to school and they're up! I'm going to put all of my articles in my WF blog too using the publisher button.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwichamp
    Well I have 6 articles in Ezines waiting to be approved (2 were in line before we started this challenge, they were submitted on 21st Sept, and 4 of them are a part of this challenge).

    I have 2 posts up on the new blog, and will have 1-2 more by the time the articles are published I suspect.

    I am hoping to see at least some articles published today!

    Meanwhile I am about to start on today's article as well the post, having already posted on one of the other blogs.

    Looking forward to being able to report results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Munch Mama
    Oh, man! Shows you what a novice I am, my first three articles are still at one bar and since i am still under my 10 initial articles, they wont take anymore... and I can't do the Premium membership this month. Looks like I am going to keep up the article writing on the side at home and queue them up as I can.

    I am still determined, though.. I'll keep posting and let you know as they get accepted and cathc up ASAP
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      Cheryl, yes definitely keep writing the articles every day. Then when they upgrade your account to Platinum you will have a nice stash and you can submit 2 or even more a day to catch up. It can seem like it takes forever but it's worth the wait! :-)

      Wendy
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    • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
      Originally Posted by Munch Mama View Post

      Oh, man! Shows you what a novice I am, my first three articles are still at one bar and since i am still under my 10 initial articles, they wont take anymore... and I can't do the Premium membership this month. Looks like I am going to keep up the article writing on the side at home and queue them up as I can.

      I am still determined, though.. I'll keep posting and let you know as they get accepted and cathc up ASAP
      Thanks for making me go and look at the TOS. I didn't have my affilaite links cloaked :p and I have 2 more to go to reach 10

      Jens.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Just submitted my 5th article - Make Money with Squidoo Using Professional Content (keyword phrase in bold).

    I almost forgot!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
      Ok, I just submitted my fifth article to EZA. Another got approved today, so two are live. I also took the first article and tweaked it a bit, then added it to my lens.
      So far:
      5 articles submitted
      2 articles live
      29 views
      9 click throughs(to my lens)
      3 clicks from lens to salespage

      Regards,
      Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    Day 5 Results

    I finally got the first 4 articles approved. They did them all together. They haven't been live long, but this is where I stand:

    Articles Submitted - 6
    Articles Live - 4
    Article Views - 3
    URL Clicks - 1

    Titles - Profile of a New Internet Marketer - Is This You?
    Internet Marketing - Do You Have a Plan?
    Testimonials - Do You Use Them?
    Kids Cooking - It's Vegetable Time!

    I just submitted today's article and will await the batch processing.
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  • I just submitted my 4th article today. My first 3 still have only one red box
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      Didn't start writing til late today so I had a mad dash to write 6 articles - got them done in an hour! I didn't feel much like writing today so I chose a niche that I know alot about. Just couldn't face doing any research.
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      • Profile picture of the author ezrock
        Submitted "The Niche Blogger - What to look for in a WordPress Theme" just now, targetting "the niche blogger" and a few similar keywords.

        Day 5 Results

        Live Articles
        Tropical Fish Tank Setup in 5 Easy Steps - 44 views, 3 clicks, 1 publisher click
        -also picked up by 1 site

        Pending Articles
        4 --> all at 1 bar
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      • Profile picture of the author Keith Goodrum
        Daily Results - Day 5

        Articles Submitted - 3
        Articles Live - zippity do da!
        Article Views - see above
        Hops - ditto
        Sales - likewise

        Keith Goodrum
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  • Profile picture of the author CSwrite
    Day 6 - Did not get anything done today, besides catching up on much needed sleep. Will play catch up this weekend

    Articles Submitted: 5
    Approved: 0 (argh!)
    Views: 0
    Clicks: 0
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      Just wrote and submitted one more article, that's 8 total.

      I also noticed that 3 more of my articles were released and I didn't get notifications about them, so that was a pleasant surprise! :-)

      Here are the articles and stats published since the beginning of the challenge:

      Title: Telecommute Data Entry Jobs - Are They For Real?

      Views: 5
      Clicks: 2

      Title: Researching Legitimate Work at Home Jobs

      Views: 8
      Clicks: 1
      Published: 1

      Title: Top 10 Most Common Work at Home Jobs

      Views: 24
      Clicks: 1

      Title: Legitimate Telecommute Jobs - How to Find Them

      Views: 27
      Clicks: 6

      Total opt-ins since challenge started: 2
      Total sales: 0

      I've got 4 more articles pending.


      Wendy
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    For those who are in this challenge, and if you're interested and need some
    tips, I've made this post to help you out.

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

    Hope it helps some.
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  • Profile picture of the author StuartStewart
    Ok so I'm a week late and new to this but I'll give it a go. I't will be interseting to see how much I can learn in the 30 days.
    Thanks for the challange
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwichamp
    Well I got ONE article published on Fri - but it was an article submitted before this challenge -- all the others are still waiting

    However when the guys at ezinearticles get back to my account they will find even more articles to read and approve

    I am thinking about rewriting the articles waiting in line at EZines and submitting them to other directories also. Maybe next week. I know those would not count for this challenge, sort of a separate experiment.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Hi Warriors!

    I just submitted my 6th article for the challenge – Squidoo Social Network Is a Boon to Internet Marketers – (keyword phrase in bold) - and got my latest stats to share. I’m checking the first 5 pages of Google to see where I am for the keywords I was targeting, too:

    How to Squidoo From Start to Finish – 32 views, 2 publishers, 3 URL clicks (1 to socialmarketing101, 2 to buildmylens), 1 vote – WOW! Already #6 on Google for “how to Squidoo.” That was fast! This right here is making me think Premium might pay off if I was targeting various keywords and wanted almost instant Google top rankings.

    Squidoo Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid 27 views, 1 publisher, 1 URL click to buildmylens, 1 vote (keyword is Squidoo Marketing and one of the publishers who picked up my article is #20 – page 2 – and another publisher is #23 on page 3 – and my Twitter EZA post is #43 - but my original EZA article is not on the first 5 pages.

    Make Money With Squidoo Using Professional Content 23 views, 0 publishers, 2 URL clicks to buildmylens. For the keyword phrase “make money with Squidoo,” someone is using the first part of my article with no link and no rest of the article, either. They’re at the bottom of page 5.
    On Squidoo - Everyone Can Make Money 18 views, 1 publisher, 1 URL click to socialmarketing101, 1 vote – now #42 on Google for “on Squidoo.”

    Squidoo Still Holds Power in the SERPs 17 views, 1 publisher, 1 URL click to buildmylens – not in the top 5 on Google yet

    Tiff

    PS – I’d like to see if anyone’s having SERP results, too!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
      I just submitted my sixth article. So far I have 3 approved, with a total of 59 views, and 15 clicks to my landing page. From the lens, 6 people have clicked through to the sales page I'm promoting. No sales as of yet.

      Regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author Tovuti
      Thanks for letting me know about this Tiff! I'm in for doing one article a day for sure. I need to promote my new coaching program and my ebook (in the same niche) could always use some more articles. So this comes at a great time. I'll post my results at the end.

      Sylvia
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  • Profile picture of the author artgirl
    Hi Tiff:

    This sounds like fun...I hope I'm not too late.

    Well. I am off to the races as I attempt to catch up with everyone. My keyword research should be a breeze...the problem is choosing a product to promote.

    Wish me luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robo90
    I think I am going to give this a try, it sounds interesting
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    • Profile picture of the author fred67
      I'd love to do this but I'm useless at research.
      Keywords bore the pants off me, and you can bet your life that all the stuff I pump out every day into this keyboard from this head of mine, wouldn't be of any use to anyone.
      Therefore, the chances of any of my articles being accepted is probably nil.

      I've come to the conclusion that Tiffany Dow is an Android.
      How can 'one' human fit so many hours worth of work into 24 hours?

      I'm going to 'stalk' this post as I find it absolutely fascinating.
      If we're getting links to all of the posts as well, that would be a great education for those of us who struggle with 'Article' writing.

      (Will we be getting live links?)

      Good luck to you all, I think you're an amazing bunch.

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  • Profile picture of the author CanuckMike
    I can't tell if my first sale came from a person finding me from my article or from google traffic but I got a sale!!!!! I have only had 17 clicks for the article that could have made the sale thus far so I think that is pretty good.

    The best part is that it is a recurring commission.

    Thanks for everything guys. It really is so simple to just write an article or two a day and bam you get hit with a sale that just keeps on giving.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      Okay, I'm all caught up with my article submissions. I have six articles submitted, and all six are still waiting to be approved.

      I am using Dragon naturally speaking to write the articles. This is making article marketing super easy. I never wanted to do article marketing because I hated writing. Now, I'm all about it. All I need to do is sit here and talk and say some punctuation marks. This is absolutely awesome.

      The accuracy is actually very awesome! It is making my life very easy and I am expecting my income to increase exponentially because of this.

      Anyway, keep on plugging away everyone. You Can Do It!

      Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author ezrock
    EDIT: Wrote an article afterall: "Baby Betta Foods - What Live Fish Foods Are Ideal For Young Betta Fry".

    Day 6 Results

    Still 1 article live and 5 waiting approval (all at 1 bar)
    -46 views at EA. 3 clicks. 7 profile views. 1 publisher click
    -published in 1 blog
    -linked to EA article from another blog
    -0 sales/commission
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  • I posted my 5th article just now. I still need to do an extra article to catch up, and promise to do it tomorrow.

    None of my articles have been approved yet: waiting with one red bar only
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Nikkel
    Hi Tiffany!

    I just found your post and this sounds like something I need to do! I know I am a few days late but will try to catch up. lol

    I have already posted my first post. Will try for more than one for the next few days so that I can catch up.

    Thanks for the challenge Tiffany.

    Kelvin
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    Day 6 Results

    My 7th article was submitted today. I took one of my past blog posts and rewrote it.

    Articles Submitted -7
    Articles Live - 4
    Article Views - 17
    Ezine Publisher - 4
    URL Clicks - 2

    Titles:
    Profile of a New Internet Marketer - Is This You? Published twice
    Internet Marketing - Do You Have a Plan? Published elsewhere twice.
    Testimonials - Do You Use Them? This article has been published 3 times. One far flung longtail keyword is on page 1, #2, and the other keyword is on page 4.
    Kids Cooking - It's Vegetable Time! This one is on page 1 of Google at #9.

    Okay, I haven't been doing my keyword research beforehand and it shows. It's apparent to me that if I don't do the keyword research properly then my time is wasted with this.

    So... with article 8 up to 30 I vow to take the time to pick my longtail keywords better.

    Peggy
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      Daily Results - Day 7

      Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
      Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss, flat abs, belly fat, flat stomach, hot abs, ab exercises, weight loss motivation, fad diets,

      Articles Submitted – 11
      Articles Live - 5
      Article Views - 224
      Hops – 43
      Sales - 0


      Tracey
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      • Profile picture of the author sevenish
        Jumping into this a bit late using Tiff's Cheeseburger method.

        Not sure I can publish stats on a regular basis, what with my family requirements, but this is a great motivator to get started. It's much more feasible with this plan.

        Thanks so much Tiff!
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        • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
          Just found this through Steve's other post. I'm up for it. Of to start a new blog for a specific affiliate product so I don't fall foul of Ezine's rules.
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          • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
            Just submitted my 9th article for this challenge. Now I have 4 pending, including today's article. 5 published so far.

            Stats so far are not too impressive, but part of the reason may be that I'm targeting keywords with immense competition! ;-) That's okay though, my objective with this challenge is to get some solid backlinks built up and over time let my site rise in the search engine ranks for these coveted keywords.

            To that end I will be adding more content to the site, contacting potential affiliates, and working on a few other things.

            My biggest challenge is that I don't have a ton of time to devote to this, so I will be making slow progress. Better slow than not at all, I guess.

            Wendy
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  • Profile picture of the author Julie Fletcher
    Hi I would like to join this challenge as well, but have a couple of questions,
    if I am promoting a cb product can I send directly to the sales page or should I send to another page first? What is the easiest/quickest way to create articles as this is something that I struggle with, get plr and change or start from scratch?
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  • Profile picture of the author greff
    Seems like some people need to see results quickly.

    That is a good way to get discouraged. Nothing good happens fast.

    Patience is a virtue. A stitch in time saves nine.

    A hand in the bush is worth all the damn birds in the world. (oops, how did that get in here?)

    ;P
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      LOL

      A hand in the bush...in the bush...in the bush...in the bush...



      Although I am not participating in this challenge, I, along with many others, are kneeling on the sidelines watching this all play out.

      Keep the results coming! VERY interesting indeed. Thanks for coming up with this Tiff.

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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    Excellent challenge. Brings some action into the boring writing/submitting work.

    Submitted 10 articles in the insurance area that did convert into 4 leads so far, $8 each.

    Submitted 15 articles on an affiliate dating product but zero conversions, very frustrating. But that's the game, testing niches and finding out what works.

    Gunter
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  • Profile picture of the author lakeview
    Thanks for the challenge Tiffany!

    I jumped into the challenge at the beginning of the week but have not had a chance to post until now. Here are my current stats:

    submitted - 11
    live - 5
    views - 368
    published - 3
    clicks - 49
    sales - 2

    This is such a great motivator!

    Angela
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    I've joined since the very first day and up to now,
    I've not had 1 go live yet. Ha. EZA's pretty random
    with the approval speeds.

    Current Stats:
    12 Pending Articles
    6 Articles with 3/5 Bars Red
    6 Articles with 1/5 Bars Red

    For more information and details,
    check out WarriorForum - Internet Marketing Forums - Asher

    Asher
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Haven't been able to post in awhile. Here's my stats so far:
    EZA
    submitted: 27
    live: 15
    views: 992
    clicks: 157

    Website-Articles
    submitted: 3
    live: 3
    views: 25
    clicks: (not sure. too lazy to do the math)

    So far no sales.

    As I mentioned before, I'm ranking high in the SERPs.

    Love,
    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    Still parked in the first red zone for all my articles and I've reached my limit, both in # articles I can post and in patience. If EZA take so long to start reviewing an article, how long are they going to take to approve Platinum membership?

    Not giving up - yet. Just have to look at other areas to channel targeted traffic to the site.

    Jens
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    Well, unfortunately I have to post in shame today. It's day 7, but I never posted my day 6 update. I had a bunch of stuff in the morning, ended up busy in the afternoon, and then took a nap before going out for the whole evening and well into the night. By the time I got home I was too tired to even post my backup articles, so I'm now a day behind. I felt kind of bad, although my morning was busy with a walk for diabetes, so I figure that balances out a bit karma-wise.

    My plan is to write and post 4 articles before I go to bed, so I should be all caught up later on tonight.

    Day 6 Results (1 day late)
    Articles Posted: 10 (2 niches)
    Artices approved: 0
    All other stats: n/a
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Hi Warriors!

    Well today I posted another article. I’m liking this one a day deal. It was called “For Squidoo Affiliate Success – keyword phrase in bold - and I changed it from something I had earlier because I wanted to target affiliates rather than just lens buyers. (more sales!)

    So basically, I talked about how Squidoo affiliates can make more promoting tutorials and services for Squidoo than info products and tangibles. ie: a lens commission for a VIP pack is $119 compared to an Amazon book that brings in a dollar or so.

    Another woohoo for me today – but article marketing of a different kind. Back when I first wrote the first book on Squidoo (thanks to Warrior James Allen) people would say, “Tiff’s the Squidoo Queen around here…” blah blah blah. Well everyone advised me not to get a domain with Squidoo in it. Hence the socialmarketing101 URL.

    So some other savvy marketer went and registered SquidooQueen.com and capitalized on that. So I wanted a piece of that title and I submitted an article to my blog at socialmarketing101.com for keyword phrase Squidoo Queen and one day later, voila! Page 1 on Google #8 for “Who’s the REAL Squidoo Queen?”

    Hee hee.

    I’m going to publish my EZAs on my own blog, too.

    Here’s my stats – I have 3 awaiting approval - I guess cuz it’s the weekend.

    Make Money With Squidoo Using Professional Content 37 views, 1 publisher, 5 clicks
    Squidoo Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid 35 views, 1 publisher, 1 click, 1 vote
    On Squidoo - Everyone Can Make Money 22 views, 1 publisher, 1 click
    Squidoo Still Holds Power in the SERPs 21 views, 1 publisher, 1 click
    How to Squidoo From Start to Finish 52 views, 2 publishers, 4 clicks, 2 votes

    No sales from this yet. I know it might take longer since it’s a hefty price point ($249-799) but we shall see!

    Tiff
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    • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Nikkel
      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

      I’m going to publish my EZAs on my own blog, too.
      I wanted to confirm something Tiffany. Posting your own EZA article on your blog. wouldn't Google look at that as a duplication of articles and actually hurt your rankings?

      Posted my second article today. Just started yesterday so am a bit late. Both articles are still not cleared. Planning on doing one more post right now.

      I am eager to see how this will affect my site because I am only getting about 4 unique visitors per day on this new (3 weeks old) site.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
        Originally Posted by Kelvin Nikkel View Post

        I wanted to confirm something Tiffany. Posting your own EZA article on your blog. wouldn't Google look at that as a duplication of articles and actually hurt your rankings?
        This is a HUGE myth that seems to circulate constantly and just isn't the case. I currently have an article for one my keyword phrases in BOTH 2nd and 3rd slots on Google. I submitted it to EZA originally and then to ArticleDashboard.com (I think that's the one), and both of the rank extremly well. They are identical, and Google seems to like them just fine.

        The 'duplicate penalty' that I believe started the whole term had to do with having the exact same content on your own site multiple times at different URLs.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
          Ok, got caught up.

          Day 7 Report
          Articles Posted: 14 (7 each niche)
          Articles Approved: 0
          Other stats n/a until articles approved.


          I can barely tell you how exciting it is to log into EZA and see 14 articles sitting in the queue. I just know I'm going to get an avalanche of traffic when those articles start hitting. I am getting increasingly nervous about the approaching article limit though. I think I only have 6 submissions left. I'm going to be pretty angry if they take a long time to upgrade me to platinum.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kelvin Nikkel
            Thanks hummusx! I am sure glad that someone cleared that up for me.

            So it would be ok to post my EZA articles onto my website? Because to tell the truth, these are actually the best articles I have ever written. LOL

            My first article is at 3 bars
            Second article, just posted yesterday is still one bar and I just submitted the third

            BTW, I am writing in the ESL niche. Just thought I would fill you in Tiffany. lol

            I too am getting excited to see all these articles in EZA. Can't wait to see what the results are going to be.

            Kelvin
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            • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
              Originally Posted by Kelvin Nikkel View Post

              So it would be ok to post my EZA articles onto my website? Because to tell the truth, these are actually the best articles I have ever written. LOL
              For sure.

              PS. Doh, need 10 characters to post.
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              • Profile picture of the author traceye
                Daily Results - Day 8

                Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
                Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss, flat abs, belly fat, flat stomach, hot abs, ab exercises, weight loss motivation, fad diets, nutrition facts, dining out

                Articles Submitted – 13
                Articles Live - 5
                Article Views - 242
                Hops – 43
                Sales - 0


                Tracey
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                • Profile picture of the author Sami
                  Originally Posted by traceye View Post

                  Daily Results - Day 8

                  Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
                  Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss, flat abs, belly fat, flat stomach, hot abs, ab exercises, weight loss motivation, fad diets, nutrition facts, dining out

                  Articles Submitted – 13
                  Articles Live - 5
                  Article Views - 242
                  Hops – 43
                  Sales - 0


                  Tracey
                  Though I'm not in this challenge, here's a tip for everyone:

                  For best results (sales) concentrate on "buying" keywords and avoid non-buying keywords. For example in Traceye's list above...

                  "emotional eating" is less likely to be a "buying keyword". Anyone searching for that is less likely to be looking to buy a product. 'Perhaps' they are looking to be merely informed.

                  The same goes for "fad diets". Again the person searching is of course not looking to buy a fad diet. Yes you could argue that you could then try and sell them something that is not a fad diet. But the key is their frame of mind - "Are they looking for something to buy!"

                  By contrast those searching for "hot abs, ab exercises, weight loss motivation," are more likely to be persuaded to buy and are probably more easily persuaded too.

                  Traceye (& everyone else) you could also target actual product names and model numbers too...

                  Though very few people search for say "Sony Plasma XJ-2YT-4 blackscreen" (I made that up), just 50 people searching for that are infinitely more likely to buy (via your Amazon affiliate link ... & there's less competition for that phrase) than 50 people searching for "plasma TV" (which has huge searches and huge competion and IS NOT a "buying" phrase).

                  You see, with plasma TV, you have no idea what they want. It could be they're looking to find out about plasma TVs. Mentally they're very far from the buying stage, relatively.

                  With a specific product or model number, you know that they already know what they want. They're much closer to the buying stage.

                  I hope this helps. Good luck everyone.
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              • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
                Anyone following this thread, don't be confused. My name change just went through.

                hummusx ===> Ben Roy
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            • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
              Originally Posted by Kelvin Nikkel View Post

              Thanks hummusx! I am sure glad that someone cleared that up for me.

              So it would be ok to post my EZA articles onto my website? Because to tell the truth, these are actually the best articles I have ever written. LOL

              My first article is at 3 bars
              Second article, just posted yesterday is still one bar and I just submitted the third

              BTW, I am writing in the ESL niche. Just thought I would fill you in Tiffany. lol

              I too am getting excited to see all these articles in EZA. Can't wait to see what the results are going to be.

              Kelvin
              Kelvin,

              You'll have nothing to worry about.

              AL
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          • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
            Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post


            I had some issues with some articles during my Basic PLUS level membership, although one particular rejection was an error on their part. So I'm hoping that I'll finally "break through" to Platinum this time...

            Anyone have experience here how EA handle this?
            I know someone who was in Basic Plus for at least 50 articles - I think they keep you back even if you get one rejection. You might get lucky though if you can write them a good enough appeal!
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            • Profile picture of the author MADMONEY
              Hello,

              Yes if you make one mistake in your submission they will not move you to platinum level. They will keep you at basic plus. It's important that you read the editorial guidelines and make sure that you get those submissions correct. After you are promoted to platinum level it doesn't matter anymore.

              Here are my numbers:

              25 articles submit
              4 live
              666 views
              111 click throughs
              16.7% Click through Rate

              2 sales.

              I am hoping to have more articles approved this week and looking to improve my click through rates on certain keywords. This was a great idea Tiffany thanks for starting this thread.

              Mad Money
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              • Profile picture of the author traceye
                Originally Posted by Tom Borowski View Post

                Dang. Guess I'm in for another round of Basic PLUS then... I'll try the appeal route, just have to see if I can muster enough charm
                I have two eza accounts. One of them I have over 60 articles and it is STILL on Basic Plus. The other one (my primary one now) is platinum and they actually gave platinum status to me one day out of the blue (I didn't request an upgrade). *shrugs*
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  • I submitted 2 more articles, and I am now up to date: and hopefully, at least some of them will be live soon (all 7 still have only 1 box)
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  • Profile picture of the author sevenish
    Submitted 3 articles today whilst the kids napped.

    These are my first submissions to EZA, so we'll see.

    thanks for the inspiration Tiff.
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    Even though I am late...I am in. If I don't get your package that's fine. Just need to motivate my blankety blank.
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  • Profile picture of the author kiwichamp
    Well I have 7 articles waiting on EZines to approve and have 3 live. Now I'm stuck til they do approve them all, cause they will only upgrade me to be allowed to submit more once I have 10 articles live.

    Mm guess this puts me out of this game. However I plan on keeping up and just submitting in other places. At least I can still pace myself and reap the benefits of team work on this challenge.

    So far no articles approved that were submitted since the challenge started. - waiting
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    Day 8

    I missed yesterday, Sunday, as we went up to the mountains to see the fall color. I had to get my nature fix.

    But I was already one article ahead so now I'm even.

    I submitted an article today and did my keyword research. I've got one very long tail and two very boad. This article is actually a Part 1 and now I'm going to write Part 2 and 3. I've not submitted a series to EZA before. I'm broadening my horizons.

    Peggy
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  • Profile picture of the author Julie Fletcher
    I have just submitted my first 2 articles, I am a few days behind but will try to catch up fast!

    Articles Submitted – 0
    Articles Live - 0
    Article Views - 0
    Clicks – 0
    Leads - 0
    Sales - 0
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    Good post, keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
      Okay, today I submitted two articles, because I skipped yesterday. Note to all IM'ers, make time to get out and be away from the computer sometimes. I went out to see a ceili band, and it was awesome.

      So as of today, I have eight articles submitted-4 are live, although one just went live this morning. I have 102 views, and 24 clickthroughs to my landing page.

      Back to work

      Regards,
      Kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Humph. I didn't know if you made a mistake in submission that you got nixed for a boost. I made 2 today - I didn't know I couldn't mention my business partner Lewis Smile n my bio box unless I listed him as a co-author and I also didn't know I couldn't link to my affiliate page because it redirects to the PDC affiliate page for our business.

    So oh well...

    I'm listed as a Basic Plus but I bought the Premium membership, so not sure how that'll work. It says I have 4 submissions left before I qualify for Platinum review.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin campbelle
      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post


      I'm listed as a Basic Plus but I bought the Premium membership, so not sure how that'll work. It says I have 4 submissions left before I qualify for Platinum review.
      I'm really interested in how this will work too. So are you paying the membership fee and not having the articles go live in fast times or even though you have basic plus status, are they reviewing and making them live fast while you just have the basic plus title?

      Kevin.
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    • Profile picture of the author ezrock
      I believe I read somewhere that premium membership has no bearing on your actual membership level. They say they will not allow people to 'buy a platinum membership'. The quality of your articles is what gets you to the platinum membership.

      -Ezrock-

      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

      Humph. I didn't know if you made a mistake in submission that you got nixed for a boost. I made 2 today - I didn't know I couldn't mention my business partner Lewis Smile n my bio box unless I listed him as a co-author and I also didn't know I couldn't link to my affiliate page because it redirects to the PDC affiliate page for our business.

      So oh well...

      I'm listed as a Basic Plus but I bought the Premium membership, so not sure how that'll work. It says I have 4 submissions left before I qualify for Platinum review.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Hi Kevin!

    I paid $97 for the Premium. But I'm still in basic plus status. So I get faster service anyway I guess...
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      It looks as if I have reached an article submission cap. I had an article that is under review because of a bad link, so I have to wait until that article is approved before I can apply for an upgrade. That kind of stinks, but I will keep writing articles and then just submit them when I'm able.

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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Hi Warriors!

    Submitted Squidoo to Brand Your Business (keyword in bold) today. Here are current article stats – got a sale today, but not yet sure where from. Checking…

    1.) Make Money With Squidoo Using Professional Content 42 views, 2 publishers, 5 clicks
    2.) Squidoo Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid 39 views, 2 publishers, 2 clicks, 1 vote
    3.) On Squidoo - Everyone Can Make Money 26 views, 1 publisher, 1 click, 1 vote
    4.) Squidoo Still Holds Power in the SERPs 25 views, 1 publisher, 3 clicks
    5.) How to Squidoo From Start to Finish 61 views, 2 publishers, 7 clicks, 3 votes
    6.) Squidoo Social Network Is a Boon to Internet Marketers – 20 views, 0 publishers, 1 click
    7.) For Squidoo Affiliate Success - 25 views, 0 publishers, 5 clicks, 1 vote
    8.) Squidoo to Brand Your Business – Just submitted tonight

    Just checked our stats for the site and over 1/3 of our income this month was made in the last 7 days. Hmmm….that’s interesting! Might pay off for us But right now I can’t be sure they came from articles on EZA.

    Tiff
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    • Profile picture of the author MADMONEY
      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

      Hi Warriors!
      Just checked our stats for the site and over 1/3 of our income this month was made in the last 7 days. Hmmm….that’s interesting! Might pay off for us But right now I can’t be sure they came from articles on EZA.

      Tiff
      Tiffany,

      What do you use to track your traffic, Stat counter, Google analytics??

      I find it essential to know where my traffic is coming from in terms of conversion.

      To answer some earlier questions regarding affiliate links, if I am sending traffic directly to the affiliate, which I never do, I would use a 301 redirect. This way I can stuff my affiliate code before I send them to the affiliate sales page.

      Mad Money
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
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        • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
          Day 9 results here

          Articles Submitted -9
          Articles Live - 5
          Article Views - 35
          Ezine Publisher - 6
          URL Clicks - 4

          The views are a lot lower than I'm used to, although I have noticed previously that my IM articles get fewer views than my articles in other niches. Ditto with the URL clicks.

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          • Originally Posted by Peggy Baron View Post

            Ezine Publisher - 6
            URL Clicks - 4
            Peggy, how do you know the above info? Where do you see how many published your articles and how many clicks on your URL?

            thanks.
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            • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
              Originally Posted by giftsolution View Post

              Peggy, how do you know the above info? Where do you see how many published your articles and how many clicks on your URL?

              thanks.
              It's in the tab that says Author Tools, My Article Reports. Click on that and you'll get a list of all your articles, along with stats for how many times they've been viewed, published, clickthroughs, and so on. Very handy! :-)

              Wendy
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              • Originally Posted by WritingMadwoman View Post

                It's in the tab that says Author Tools, My Article Reports. Click on that and you'll get a list of all your articles, along with stats for how many times they've been viewed, published, clickthroughs, and so on. Very handy! :-)
                Thanks Wendy: very helpful!
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      • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
        Originally Posted by MADMONEY View Post

        Tiffany,

        What do you use to track your traffic, Stat counter, Google analytics??

        I find it essential to know where my traffic is coming from in terms of conversion.

        To answer some earlier questions regarding affiliate links, if I am sending traffic directly to the affiliate, which I never do, I would use a 301 redirect. This way I can stuff my affiliate code before I send them to the affiliate sales page.

        Mad Money
        I'm using my cpanel stats - is that not good?
        I'm just verbally asking my customers (since it's a service, personable interaction) where they found us but that won't help with an eBook download.

        For my new CB product which I just did an article about using the redirect, I included a tracking id of eza so i'll know.
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  • I got derailed today, And haven't been able to submit an article, but will do 2 tomorrow.

    My first 3 articles went live today, and between them I have 20 views. How do you guys get the other numbers you are reporting, like how many clicks you had for each article?
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    • Profile picture of the author traceye
      Daily Results - Day 9

      Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
      Key Phrases Used: emotional eating, tips for fast weight loss, tips on fast weight loss, flat abs, belly fat, flat stomach, hot abs, ab exercises, weight loss motivation, fad diets, nutrition facts, dining out while dieting, exercises to lose weight, lose weight,

      Articles Submitted – 15
      Articles Live - 9
      Article Views - 318
      Hops – 56
      Sales - 0


      Tracey

      giftsolution - I am direct linking from my articles so I can log into clickbank to see how many hops I have.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
        Day 8 Results
        Articles Submitted: 16 (8 each in two niches)
        Articles Approved: 0 (STILL!)
        Other stats: n/a

        My first article in each niche is now showing as the 3rd bar, so I imagine they'll go live tomorrow finally. I have 4 submissions left before I'll be stuck, which REALLY sucks given that they are a full week behind my article writing. So it'll take them a week to catch up to where I am, at which point they'll approve me for another 25 articles. That means I'll have a whole week of writing without being able to post. That stinks. But what can you do?
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        • Profile picture of the author ezrock
          Submitted "Betta Fish - Guide to Buying a Healthy Male Betta", targetting "male betta" and "betta fish".

          Day 8 Results
          Articles Submitted: 7 (mostly in betta niche)
          Articles Approved: 1 (plus now one at 3 bars)

          Stats:
          Tropical Fish Tank Setup in 5 Easy Steps -65 views, 4 URL clicks, posted on 3 sites.
          I managed to make the links on this article all point to a non-squidoo page so these aren't really helping my main goal so far. But, if I get ebay sales from the site it is linking to, I'll be happy with that too
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      • Profile picture of the author Sami
        Originally Posted by traceye View Post

        Daily Results - Day 9
        Clickbank Product: Strip That Fat
        ...
        Articles Submitted – 15
        Articles Live - 9
        Article Views - 318
        Hops – 56
        Sales - 0
        ...
        Traceye, it's me again.

        I took a look at the stats and the product. I hope it goes well for you and let's see what happens but here's another tip:

        I like the product. It appeals to the scientist in me. But prospects "never" see any product until after they've bought. So a good product has very little effect on your sales. Sad but true.

        It is the "sales letter" that sells. No matter how bad the product, you'll do much better with a great sales letter than the other way.

        And that sales letter (Strip The Fat) starts well but loses it's way quickly. It lacks focus and worst of all it has "NO sales punch". There's NOT ONE ORDER BUTTON. Order buttons way outperform order links on sales letters.

        The sales letter never asks for the order except for just once at the end! Shocking! Tests show 3- 5 times is best.

        Their guarantee is very poor.

        There's NO URGENCY!

        No list of bonuses that I'm about to miss out on either!

        There's more but I won't go on right now.

        Traceye and everyone else obviously do monitor the situation and then may be reconnsider your product and watch out for a good sales letter. For this reason I never use direct links from the article to the sales letter.

        I always keep control of all my traffic (forever) and so should you all.

        ... and that in itself becomes a tremendous assett in no time at all.

        BTW, I know people who actually rewrite the sales letter and use their own! That's hard work but it pays handsomely, especially if you're getting the traffic.

        Food for thought guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezrock
    Three posts in a row for me

    Has anyone noticed sites publishing JUST their teaser copies of the articles? I have found a few doing that for my first live article. They post the title, then just the teaser paragraph. They're obviously just trying to get some quick content without having to credit (and especially link to) an outside site!

    It ticks me off. The one site, I can't even really mention it to the author (not that they'd care) because there is no contact info
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    • Profile picture of the author Sami
      Originally Posted by ezrock View Post

      Three posts in a row for me

      Has anyone noticed sites publishing JUST their teaser copies of the articles? I have found a few doing that for my first live article. They post the title, then just the teaser paragraph. They're obviously just trying to get some quick content without having to credit (and especially link to) an outside site!

      It ticks me off. The one site, I can't even really mention it to the author (not that they'd care) because there is no contact info
      Hey EZ

      If the teaser heading doesn't link to your full article, they're breaking EZA's publisher terms.

      You can (A) tell EZA and (B) contact their host* and get them to shut down for breach of copyright. ISP's and hosts care about getting shut down themselves much more than they do about dropping one site. They've been paid upfront after all. The other weapon you have against the site and the host is another breach of US law - the site having no contact/indentity details is also illegal I think and has been for a few years.

      I'd say these 2 actions are quick and painless. But beyond this I wouldn't worry about it ... it goes on all over the place. And you know what these guys rarely get much benefit from this type of "theft".


      * You can do this by running their domain name thru WhoIs - using sites like:

      dnsstuff.com or dnstools.com abd find out who hosts that domain. You'll have the contact details such as an "abuse" email address. Also go to the host website ... you know the rest.

      Good luck
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      • Profile picture of the author traceye
        Hi Sami & Others,

        Totally agree with what you've said about keywords, sales letters etc - all brilliant advice!

        My usual way of affiliate marketing is to examine the product and create an indepth review / comparison and sometimes build a mailing list depending on the product.

        However my object for this exercise was to see how I could do with JUST article marketing. No influence from anything else except the article (which is why I chose to direct link for this exercise). I've never promoted a weight loss product before either so I just chose one at random - usually I spend much more time deciding on a product.

        I think that's pretty typical for how most new affiliate marketers start so I was curious how well this would work (or not work ) whichever the case may be.

        It's more a little experiment for myself if anything. I agree it's not the most effective method for squeezing all the money I could out of a campaign, but I'm still very curious at how the results turn out after the 30 days.

        Tracey
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    • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
      Originally Posted by ezrock View Post

      Three posts in a row for me

      Has anyone noticed sites publishing JUST their teaser copies of the articles? I have found a few doing that for my first live article. They post the title, then just the teaser paragraph. They're obviously just trying to get some quick content without having to credit (and especially link to) an outside site!

      It ticks me off. The one site, I can't even really mention it to the author (not that they'd care) because there is no contact info
      Yes and that bugged me, too! You can go to whois to find the contact info but too much hassle for me...
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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    At last!

    One approved and one with three red blocks - no views yet, no money yet apart from some Adsense.

    Question: Do you promote one product with all the articles or different ones depending on the subject?

    Jens
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      Originally Posted by jensrsa View Post

      At last!

      One approved and one with three red blocks - no views yet, no money yet apart from some Adsense.

      Question: Do you promote one product with all the articles or different ones depending on the subject?

      Jens
      Jens, some people are promoting different products/niches with their articles, and some are focusing on just one. (I'm doing just one niche/product for this challenge.) Do whatever works best for you! :-)

      Wendy
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    Yay, so excited! My first article (of this challenge) finally got approved and is now live. I have two more with 3 bars and one with 4 bars, so hopefully I'll have 2 live or maybe 4 by the end of the day. Go go traffic!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    Ummmm ok. One of my two articles that went live has 3 views and 13 clicks! Can anyone beat a 433% CTR on any article they've ever posted?

    I think I'm an article writing genius and will soon be launching a major WSO, "How I made $235,231.63 in one day with only 14 views and 2,256 click throughs!"
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Alrighty, I'm out of submissions. Awaiting an upgrade or something So I'll write and wait.

    Write and wait.

    Write and wait some more
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    • Profile picture of the author WritingMadwoman
      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

      Alrighty, I'm out of submissions. Awaiting an upgrade or something So I'll write and wait.

      Write and wait.

      Write and wait some more
      Bummer Tiffany. Hopefully it won't take too long, if I remember it's usually a week or less once you request the upgrade, but you have to wait until all of your articles have been approved and live before you get the opportunity. Maybe it will go faster since you have a premium account. Here's hoping!

      Wendy
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        Why not try a couple of other places while you wait???
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      • Profile picture of the author ezrock
        Originally Posted by WritingMadwoman View Post

        Bummer Tiffany. Hopefully it won't take too long, if I remember it's usually a week or less once you request the upgrade, but you have to wait until all of your articles have been approved and live before you get the opportunity. Maybe it will go faster since you have a premium account. Here's hoping!

        Wendy
        Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I am submitting my 10th article tonight. I will likely have to wait a week for them to get approved. Then I have to manually request a bump up in status (or do they automatically consider me)? That will really set me back for this challenger significantly since the earlier the better for something like this (so your articles have time to be effective).
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      • Profile picture of the author Tenzo
        I missed yesterday because I'm a bit under the weather, but I did submit one today. So far that's 5 live and 3 pending, with 149 views and 34 click throughs t the landing page.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Kopec
        I would still like to join the challenge if I may.
        At least if posting daily results will improve my commitment to writing articles, it's still well worth it.
        Huge Thanks for coming up with this thread.

        Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author Khemal
    Very interesting thread Tiff's really got a lot of people to "TAKE ACTION" and that's awesome! Great job Tiff.

    I noticed that many of the people who are participating in this challenge are sitting around until EZA approves their articles. Some have approached their submission limits. So here's a suggestion:

    If you're just waiting around, why not rewrite your article and post it on another few high PR article sites other than EZA?

    Places like goarticles.com has a PR of 6 the last time I checked so why not leverage your "down time" and double your results?

    Just a thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author ezrock
      I fully plan on doing that. Do they HAVE TO be rewritten? Or is it only to help have more unique content out there all linking to your sites?

      -Ezrock-

      Originally Posted by Khemal View Post

      Very interesting thread Tiff's really got a lot of people to "TAKE ACTION" and that's awesome! Great job Tiff.

      I noticed that many of the people who are participating in this challenge are sitting around until EZA approves their articles. Some have approached their submission limits. So here's a suggestion:

      If you're just waiting around, why not rewrite your article and post it on another few high PR article sites other than EZA?

      Places like goarticles.com has a PR of 6 the last time I checked so why not leverage your "down time" and double your results?

      Just a thought.
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      • Profile picture of the author Khemal
        Originally Posted by ezrock View Post

        I fully plan on doing that. Do they HAVE TO be rewritten? Or is it only to help have more unique content out there all linking to your sites?

        -Ezrock-
        I personally like to be safe than sorry really. Specially if I've added the article to my own site. You see if you're submitting the indentical article to 2 sites then it's really a problem to those sites since google will look down upon them and not you. So if those sites are smart, they will not let you post the same article word for word on their site if it's been published before on another site. So you might be able to get away with it, or you might now.

        I look at it another opportunity at improving my writing skills and a split test really. It gives me another chance to test out different ways to call to action, different headings, different points of interest etc. And that gives me a little bit more of a change than if I just spread the same article and thereby the same message over to sites.

        Rewriting your article once you've written it isn't all that hard, really.

        Here's a tip. I somtimes picture myself talking to a different audiance and that helps me say things differently. For example, I'd write an article as if I'm talking to a totaly newbie and then when I rewrite it I'll imagine talking to someone who's a little more experienced. This change of audiance gets reflected in your writing and therefore will give you two versions of the same article easily. I usually picture myself try to explain something to my mom and thus elaborate a lot. Then when I rewrite I picture myself talking to someone who's bough a similar product etc and thus my approach is different.

        Hope that helps.

        PS: If you're strugling to write, buy a tape recorder and TALK into it. People have a tendency to be able to 100 words easily when they can't write 5 so talk into your tape recorder and then take it to your desk and play it and then write the words down

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  • Profile picture of the author jensrsa
    Well, whatever happens with this challenge I've already learned a lot here, and from Steven and Jennifer's ebooks/reports. My CTR results form this challenge, although I have only one article approved so far WAY outstrips my old articles at EZA. The few I published in the past were purely for the linkback.

    Approved today: 6 views 4 clicks

    2006 article: 189 views | 19 publishers | 0 clicks
    6/2008 article: 97 views | 0 Publishers | 0 clicks
    6/2008 article: 23 views | 2 clicks
    9/2008 article BC: 53 views | 3 clicks (BC = Before Challenge)

    Thanks

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    • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
      Published articles with number of views and clicks and keywords in bold:

      Make My Dog Drop - The Easy Way | Views 12 | url clicks 0
      4 Reasons Why Your Dog Drinks Excessively | Views 55 | url clicks 1
      Dog Nose Bleed - Why and What to Do | Views 38 | url clicks 2
      Eating Disorders For Dogs and Puppies | Views 23 | url clicks 4
      Does Your Dog Stray Or Chase Cars? | Views 32 | url clicks 2
      Treatment For Hair Loss in Dogs | Views 51 | url clicks 2
      5 Qualities All Great Dog Trainers Have | Views 32 | url clicks 3
      How to Recall Your Dog and Teach Him a Lesson | Views 29 | url clicks 2
      3 Steps to Teach Your Dog to Sit on Command | Views 30 | url clicks 3

      Of the 19 clicks thru to my site 11 have gone onto my sales page for nil purchases.

      Waiting for approval, all with 3 bars:

      Should I Spay My Dog?
      Bringing Home a Brand New Puppy
      Flatulence and Your Dog.
      First Aid Kits For Dogs: What You Need
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      • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
        Interesting.

        My first ezinearticles articles just went live, and got 6 views and 2 clicks to the url. That's kind of neat for just having gone up an hour or two ago.

        Neat.
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