What You Need To Understand About EzineArticles....

by Jeremy Kelsall 9 replies
There has been a ton of complaining and second guessing of the way they are choosing to run their directory.

They are making it hard on the little guy - beating us up every opportunity they get...damn bullies!

Guess why?

They don't want the small guy, two bit, quick cash affiliate marketers as contributors. If you have ever had a read of their blog and communication pages on their site you would know that.

They don't care if you like the way they are doing things or how long it takes for your article to get approved. Hell, I talked to a friend of mine just last night that said he has had an article waiting to be approved for almost 3 weeks now.

No amount of bitching and moaning in the world is going to change the way they are doing things.

If you are just there for backlinks...they don't want you
If you can't afford a .com domain name...take a hike
If your articles are not up to snuff...don't bother
#main internet marketing discussion forum #ezinearticles #understand
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  • Profile picture of the author Clark
    Very true... they've taken the same route as Google in so far as placing quality and relevance above all else which is in the best interest of the site and the readers of the posted articles.

    Great for those marketers who are in the know or outsource those tasks... not so great for the weekend marketer with limited knowledge and even more limited budgets.

    Hmmm... The Bummed-Out Marketing Method coming soon....
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    • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
      Originally Posted by Clark View Post

      Very true... they've taken the same route as Google in so far as placing quality and relevance above all else which is in the best interest of the site and the readers of the posted articles.
      This is a good move, IMO. Quality and relevance is WHY I am doing Article Marketing.

      Originally Posted by Clark View Post

      Great for those marketers who are in the know or outsource those tasks... not so great for the weekend marketer with limited knowledge and even more limited budgets.
      How does budget factor in to creating quality content? I spend absolutely zero dollars on my articles in EZA. As for being "in the know", my own personal opinion is that if someone isn't actually "in the know", they probably shouldn't be writing articles about it.

      Many of the articles I've seen lately are just flat out BAD. They're poorly written. They have very little, if any, valuable content. If EZA and other directories continue to allow that kind of content, the overall value declines and less people begin reading or pulling content. And that defeats our purposes.

      I started as one of those "weekend marketers" many years ago.
      I started with VERY limited knowledge.
      As I increased my knowledge, I increased my revenues.
      Today, I make my living full-time via Internet Marketing.

      I, for one, applaud the changes at EZA. I am a Platinum author. I haven't paid for Premium. My articles are getting approved within a few days.
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      • Profile picture of the author sylviad
        Originally Posted by trafficwave View Post

        ...How does budget factor in to creating quality content? I spend absolutely zero dollars on my articles in EZA. As for being "in the know", my own personal opinion is that if someone isn't actually "in the know", they probably shouldn't be writing articles about it...
        I think the poster meant that people can't afford to outsource their writing so the articles don't pass EA's demands. My suggestion, in that case, is that they either find a topic they do know something about, or learn how to do the research. Perhaps that's too much work for some. Not sure how the BUM marketing method is going to help a person's research skills or teach them to write. :confused:

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        • I think that the term "Bum Marketing" is misleading. You work on your computer so you can do it sitting around in your underwear if you want to, but it is hard work!

          A Bum Marketing program is what got me into article marketing. I have always been praised for my writing skills so I think that I will get good at this very fast.

          I have found that people IM, more than in any other scene I've been a part of, are looking for a magic bullet quick fix. And there is no such thing in life.

          if EZA wants to join the growing legion of companies who are working to make relevance and quality the most important aspects of successful content online, I am all for it. I applaud them.
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    I'm actually glad they're doing what they're doing. Less competition. More quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Lowry
    There is a lot of haphazzard sites and content out there.

    It can only be in our best interests to get better quality articles out there and to promote better quality content ourselves.

    People get sick of looking at cookie cutter sales pages and badly written articles quite quickly. Say that 6 times really fast.

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    • Profile picture of the author sylviad
      This actually goes to the other popular thread where someone was complaining about how long it takes to get articles approved. It might have been the thread about paying for a Premium EA account.

      I'm still only Platinum. Submitted a quality article on Tuesday noon and had it approved around Thursday noon - exactly 48 hours as they state for Platinum members.

      I agree that this move by EA (stricter policy re quality) is a good move. Consider your readers, and the value of the EA site. If EA allows crap articles, their entire site loses its credibility as a good source of valuable info.

      Why are people complaining about having to produce better work? It not only benefits EA (which is popular with Google), but it benefits the authors because their readers will be more likely to trust you if you show that you can be trusted to produce useful UNIQUE information.

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