Buzzle's New Rules - Not Good For IM'ers

by JamesW 19 replies
I've just logged into my Buzzle account and noticed their new rules which did not make for pleasant reading.

Basically you're allowed to include 1 external link for each article and this link must be added using the Links feature so it's unlikely to get many clicks. You cannot include a resource box and each article must be completely unique and not found anywhere else.

Just when I thought Buzzle was starting to compete with EzineArticles it goes and changes their rules and not for the better either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Wow, this is a little disturbing, but pleasant at the same time.

    We're starting to see "top" article directories start fumbling around and changing the same rules that got them where they are in the first place.

    If it ain't broke....

    AL
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
    I have ever used Buzzle. After reading this, I think I'll hold off a while longer too.
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  • Profile picture of the author remodeler
    I am done with Buzzle...
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
    Damn that has to suck. So with both the two best taking a dive (EZA and Buzzle) which one do you think is the next best thing SEO wise?

    Chris, any ideas on good SERP ranking article directories?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Monty
      Originally Posted by Daniel Molano View Post

      Damn that has to suck. So with both the two best taking a dive (EZA and Buzzle) which one do you think is the next best thing SEO wise?

      Chris, any ideas on good SERP ranking article directories?
      I still like ArticlesBase.
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      • Profile picture of the author jennstall
        Originally Posted by Chris Monty View Post

        I still like ArticlesBase.
        Isn't ArticlesBase nofollow on their links?
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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Molano
          Originally Posted by jennstall View Post

          Isn't ArticlesBase nofollow on their links?
          Yes it is, but I asked him for search engine ranking of the actual articles, not for backlinking purposes.
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          • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
            So EZA, Buzzle and Base all have issues.

            Tsk tsk tsk.

            It's a shame they all have to do something that ticks off their clientele. Well, there are others...and they're free.

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            • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
              I've used article base in the past, but....It is kind of a pain in the ass to find the link to click on. Their article pages are just ugly and gooped up with more adsense ads than I can count.
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              • Profile picture of the author oregongal
                Did I miss something? What's the matter with Ezine articles???
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            • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
              Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

              So EZA, Buzzle and Base all have issues.

              Tsk tsk tsk.

              It's a shame they all have to do something that ticks off their clientele. Well, there are others...and they're free.

              AL
              Allen,
              You sound soooooo upset that they are screwing things up ..

              James
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              • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
                It's killing me, it really is.

                Really, though. I do have a problem because a lot of people think that these "top" directories are the same as all the other directories out there.

                There is another thread going right now about how someone wants to create an article directory with the IMer in mind. Well, the thing is that there are already a ton of them...and most are right there in front of us.

                But since people like to generalize, they automatically think that the "big boys" are the same as everyone else...or more like, everyone else is like the "big boys."

                That's why I got so upset with Chris the other day. He should have prefaced his comments with the fact that he was talking about HIS clients and HIS traffic stats...or at least said that this was from HIS experience.

                I speak to AD owners every single day (except Sundays) and it is really hard to get the right mixture of client happiness, search engine love and non-vomit submissions. But it is possible and it does happen.

                There are many different ones out there, and they're all free except for one that I know of. You just have to get off your ass, do some work and find them!

                I'm not saying EZA, Buzzle or Base are not worth submitting to. But there is a theme being laid out here and we need to find out why, otherwise we will continue with our random generalizations.

                Sorry for the rant.

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  • Profile picture of the author jennstall
    I logged into Buzzle the other day to post an article and as soon as I read the new terms I closed the window. Never again.

    I once made the mistake of using the linking feature for my links instead of putting them in the last paragraph of my article. They ended up being separated from my article by about tw inches of Google Adsense ads. Nasty. and No thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Careygee
    Thanks for the heads up. I was just looking at Buzzle the other day.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    still waiting on article approval after 2 weeks...

    I signed up and was approved in 2 days ever since been waiting on articles to be approved.

    James

    P.S. My article directory will allow full advertising of your stuff ... Yeah I am going in a total different direction..lol
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  • Profile picture of the author countonuspr
    That is not good. With that said though they won't be hit with has much spam, and getting a few backlinks from them can't hurt. It may help improve their image and backlink quality in the eyes of the search engines. Just a thought though.
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