Is There A Reliable Alternative To EzineArticles?

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I make regular money online combining affiliate marketing, article writing, domaining and site flipping.

Ezinearticles has been responsible for a sizeable chunk of my income recently as I get targetted traffic that converts easily.

My Question is: Is there a reliable alternative to ezinearticles?

EZA gives me quick traffic and conversions, any other alternatives with the kind of web strength that Ezine Article pulls?
#alternative #ezinearticles #reliable
  • Profile picture of the author Syndicator
    I often get good traffic from Go Articles, Article Snatch and Article Dashboard, mainly for google traffic.

    Article Content Kings works nicely for Bing and Yahoo as well but they now have a small fee and you can only have 2 articles under review at any 1 time, so if you write a lot of articles their service is a little slower.

    What do you define as reliable?

    Quick to publish?
    Good ranking in search engines?
    Good set of contribution rules?
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    • Profile picture of the author premiuminvestor
      Originally Posted by Syndicator View Post

      I often get good traffic from Go Articles,

      What do you define as reliable?

      Quick to publish?
      Good ranking in search engines?
      Good set of contribution rules?
      Mainly
      - Quick to publish
      - Good ranking in search engines

      My premium membership with EZA really works wonders. But I want to expand and increase my online income
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  • Profile picture of the author retired49
    I am so friggen' fed up with their attitude. I wrote 10 articles made a mistake so I didn't get the upgrade. Fine - I'm told I need to write another 25 (why the megaincrease from 10??) to be able to get platinum status. Got suspended because someone stole my article and the assumed I was the plagiarizer. Mad another mistake on my way to 25 more articles and now I'm told I need to do yet another 25 before being upgraded to platinum status. This could go on forever. I'm human - I make mistakes and all the different directories have ever so slightly differently rules.

    Ezine people try to make you feel guilty or like a criminal for wanting to have a link in the body of the article. Great policy for theives who steal the article and don't post the bio - they get free content - so much for ezines patronizing statement that you (meaning us writers) have to "give" something (write for free) before we get (a link in a bio that can easily be ignored. ) Seems to me they get plenty of something - (our free artilces which I guess they think I write for their finacial well-being and not my own) for nothing.

    I just need to know if I should sever ties with ezinearticles altogether and go play in another field where they show writers (that write for free - how insane am I) more respect.

    Seriously - will the alternatives pay off in terms of SEO without all the grief I get from ezine???
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      Originally Posted by retired49 View Post

      I am so friggen' fed up with their attitude. I wrote 10 articles made a mistake so I didn't get the upgrade. Fine - I'm told I need to write another 25 (why the megaincrease from 10??) to be able to get platinum status. Got suspended because someone stole my article and the assumed I was the plagiarizer. Mad another mistake on my way to 25 more articles and now I'm told I need to do yet another 25 before being upgraded to platinum status. This could go on forever. I'm human - I make mistakes and all the different directories have ever so slightly differently rules.
      "the assumed"
      "mad another"
      "megaincrease"

      Yes, you are human, you will make mistakes. Why are you blaming EZA for your mistakes? Fix them.

      If you believe their rules are too tough, then why do you anticipate getting higher traffic from any other directory? Their efforts to "correct" your writing are for your benefit, not just theirs.

      The link in the article is not that big of a deal. If your articles are easy to read and continue to flow into the resource box as a section of the article, it is almost irrelevant.

      Actually they believe you write articles for the mutual benefit of their site and yourself. They earn money through the Google Adsense littering their site. You make money by gathering quality backlinks, direct traffic, and getting your articles syndicated. (Syndicated if you do not have articles filled with mistakes, back to EZA trying to help you.)

      You can get very good results from other directories. You can get very good results from your own blogs. You can get better results with syndication THROUGH EZA.

      If you want to get to Platinum then just spend more time editing your articles before you submit. Ask someone else to proofread quickly for you. It is not as difficult as you make it sound. You just want things your way, instead of it being the way of the SITE OWNER.

      oh well...to each his own...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by retired49 View Post

      Ezine people try to make you feel guilty or like a criminal for wanting to have a link in the body of the article.
      If you put a self-serving link in the body of an article, then you are "guilty": guilty of not reading their editorial guidelines in which they state openly that this is prohibited.

      Just a question, but how would you feel about it, if you ran a website which published others' articles to help them to promote their businesses, subject to terms of service which people ignored? Might you reject their attempted usage of your site for contravening your rules? And how would you feel about them then complaining in public that you were making them feel "guilty"?! :rolleyes: :p

      Originally Posted by retired49 View Post

      I just need to know if I should sever ties with ezinearticles altogether
      Yes, you should, if you're not willing to read the terms of service and stick to them, when using someone else's website to promote your business.

      Originally Posted by retired49 View Post

      will the alternatives pay off in terms of SEO without all the grief I get from ezine???
      You might find other sites with less rigorous and/or less rigorously enforced rules, yes. But they might also for connected reasons be of less value to you in promoting your business.

      Another possibility would be to change the way you use their site, you know?
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    • Profile picture of the author GlenH
      Originally Posted by retired49 View Post

      I am so friggen' fed up with their attitude. I wrote 10 articles made a mistake so I didn't get the upgrade. Fine - I'm told I need to write another 25 (why the megaincrease from 10??) to be able to get platinum status. Got suspended because someone stole my article and the assumed I was the plagiarizer. Mad another mistake on my way to 25 more articles and now I'm told I need to do yet another 25 before being upgraded to platinum status. This could go on forever. I'm human - I make mistakes and all the different directories have ever so slightly differently rules.

      Ezine people try to make you feel guilty or like a criminal for wanting to have a link in the body of the article. Great policy for theives who steal the article and don't post the bio - they get free content - so much for ezines patronizing statement that you (meaning us writers) have to "give" something (write for free) before we get (a link in a bio that can easily be ignored. ) Seems to me they get plenty of something - (our free artilces which I guess they think I write for their finacial well-being and not my own) for nothing.

      I just need to know if I should sever ties with ezinearticles altogether and go play in another field where they show writers (that write for free - how insane am I) more respect.

      Seriously - will the alternatives pay off in terms of SEO without all the grief I get from ezine???
      If you write as per EZA's rules, your articles will always get accepted.

      If you submit crap, they penalize you. Simple as that.

      I've never had an article rejected in 5 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
      Originally Posted by retired49 View Post

      I am so friggen' fed up with their attitude. I wrote 10 articles made a mistake so I didn't get the upgrade. Fine - I'm told I need to write another 25 (why the megaincrease from 10??) to be able to get platinum status. Got suspended because someone stole my article and the assumed I was the plagiarizer. Mad another mistake on my way to 25 more articles and now I'm told I need to do yet another 25 before being upgraded to platinum status. This could go on forever. I'm human - I make mistakes and all the different directories have ever so slightly differently rules.

      Ezine people try to make you feel guilty or like a criminal for wanting to have a link in the body of the article. Great policy for theives who steal the article and don't post the bio - they get free content - so much for ezines patronizing statement that you (meaning us writers) have to "give" something (write for free) before we get (a link in a bio that can easily be ignored. ) Seems to me they get plenty of something - (our free artilces which I guess they think I write for their finacial well-being and not my own) for nothing.

      I just need to know if I should sever ties with ezinearticles altogether and go play in another field where they show writers (that write for free - how insane am I) more respect.

      Seriously - will the alternatives pay off in terms of SEO without all the grief I get from ezine???
      NOTHING!

      I have 1,012 articles with EZA and still not platinum :-)

      They are very silly Google brown-nosers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrea Wilson
    Oh well, in addition to Ezine I have Articledashboard, Articlebase, ArticleAlley and Goarticles. But when I am kinda busy I only submit to Ezine.


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  • Profile picture of the author Syamsul Alam
    If you really hate EZA for ask you to correct your article in order to make the reader enjoy to read your article, then find another ways to get traffic and sales.

    If you want to write articles in your own rules, why don't you create your own blog, do link building, and target popular keyword searches? There will be no one to correct you. You don't have to write certain amount of article in order to become 'platinum' member. It solve all of your problem.

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  • Profile picture of the author Paleochora
    EZA gives me quick traffic and conversions, any other alternatives with the kind of web strength that Ezine Article pulls?
    Thinking beyond basic article directories for a moment. I notice quite a few Hubpages ranking very high these days. That would be my #2 suggestion behind Ezine.

    #3 after Hubpages for traffic would be to turn your articles into Youtube videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author imediazone
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    I would suggest article base, they approve articles very fast and they are very professional
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Just a question, but how would you feel about it, if you ran a website which published others' articles to help them to promote their businesses, subject to terms of service which people ignored? Might you reject their attempted usage of your site for contravening your rules? And how would you feel about them then complaining in public that you were making them feel "guilty"?! :rolleyes:
      Just for 'fun', I've been running a little article submission site of my own for a couple of years. I believe I explain the terms of service clearly enough and on the submission page I provide a link to that page and also a couple of paragraphs repeating the main violations of these terms of service that cause articles to get rejected.

      Still articles get submitted containing those most common violations. Clearly very few article markets ever bother to read them.

      On average I receive between 50 and 100 article submissions a day (less on weekends) and usually between 60% and 80% get rejected.

      One person this week submitted 100+ articles over a three day period ALL containing self serving links within the article body and others with big chunks in all upper case and others with the title in all lower case.

      I emailed him/her on the second day and pointed out why the articles were being rejected, but this morning I see he has submitted a bunch more ALL containing the same violations.

      Some of the articles I accept are not grammatically perfect but they are reasonably good. If I rejected for every little fault, it would be an empty directory
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        fwiw, and this has been talked about quite a bit here, but there is a distinct difference between "article directories" and "web 2.0 rev share sites"....they seem to be used interchangeably sometimes.
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      • Profile picture of the author byau
        Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

        Just for 'fun', I've been running a little article submission site of my own for a couple of years.
        That actually does sound like fun..but wow where do you have the time? Or do you earn a bit of money from your article directories?
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  • Profile picture of the author jonibravo
    Articlesbase.com is really good for you. So try it. That is much better. So have a look at it. Try working on it. Cheers!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    Quit whining, retired49! EZA is NOT your only choice. Remember they want you to be a better writer. By being a better writer you will engender more trust in your list. And make more money. I personally wouldn't buy from someone who wouldn't take the time to make sure things are correct from a spelling/grammar standpoint. IF your customers see that you've taken the time to get things right, then you have a fighting chance. And you ARE using SOMEONE ELSE'S site to promote your stuff, so you play by their rules. It is not all about the money, more in how you HELP people. Gosh...That said you may also want to check out www.articleproductions.com
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  • Profile picture of the author whiteshadow1890
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    I think an alternative to enzine would be posting to forums your articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      Whichever you choose you have to follow their rules.
      If you don't want to do that then make your own directory.

      In either case, you're not likely to get much CTR if any without quality.

      So, focus on quality 1st and everything else will take care of itself.

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      • Profile picture of the author marco005
        Notice;

        Buzzle Web Portal: Intelligent Life on the Web
        Article Dashboard Directory | Submit Articles | Search Find Free Content | Author Submission
        Free Articles - Isnare Free Article Submission and Distribution Directory
        Free Articles Directory | Submit Articles - ArticlesBase.com
        Submit articles or find free articles

        Which of those directories sends me the most traffic (direct link to my money site), when I write 50-80 articles in month to them?

        Also say a few hundred visitors traffic to my site not only 10,20 or so...

        marco005
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

          Which of those directories sends me the most traffic (direct link to my money site), when I write 50-80 articles in month to them?
          It doesn't matter, Marco.

          If you use article directories in an attempt to get their traffic straight to your site, you've completely missed the point of what an article directory is, and how they work.

          For all the reasons explained in this post, no article marketer wants to get potential customer traffic coming from an article directory to their own money site: we all lose most of that traffic (when we could equally easily keep it, just by using the directory only for its intended purpose!) and that's neither the purpose nor function of an article directory at all.

          This thread will really help you! http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872
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  • Profile picture of the author pavionjsl
    Love buzzle it is very effective place for articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by pavionjsl View Post

      Love buzzle it is very effective place for articles.
      Buzzle is no longer really an "article directory", and hasn't been for more than a year.

      They changed their business model after the first of the Panda updates, early last year.

      They don't allow any external links at all now, not even in a "resource-box".

      No use at all for article marketing, in other words.

      Maybe your "information" is a little out of date? :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author dcristo
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Buzzle is no longer really an "article directory", and hasn't been for more than a year.

        They changed their business model after the first of the Panda updates, early last year.

        They don't allow any external links at all now, not even in a "resource-box".

        No use at all for article marketing, in other words.

        Maybe your "information" is a little out of date? :rolleyes:
        Incredibly they deleted all publisher articles without notification. When I asked how I could go about retrieving my articles the reply was "we don't have a backup of your content" WTF what morons are running this site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jot Angad Singh
    I required another platform for the same purpose. Glad I could find a some great sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author KBrown
    EZINE is still one of the best places to put your articles. Even tho they got hit by google it still ranks right up there in the search engines. It would be the first place I would submit my articles. I hope that helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author zylun
    For me best to submit content after all the penguin update is guest posting on a same niche with your keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author uniquecontent
    Above given links are good, but I will not call them alternative of Ezine. The traffic you receive from Ezine is quality and relevant traffic that will sustain for long time. You will get links year after year.
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  • Profile picture of the author xramp
    If Ezine is reliable why you want to stop it?
    Ok anyway,
    Here is the list of top articles
    Goarticles
    Articlebase
    Isnare
    ideamarketers
    buzzle
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,

    Thanks Alexa, than it's better when I submitt some of my content to ezine magazines similiar to my topic/niche,from there I think will be rather get target traffic/clients to my moneysite and their backlinks are far more high valuable than directorie backlinks.

    Please correct me Alexa, some marketer says that traffic from niche ezine magazines are not would buy, they are not in the buyer mode,because they have already bought most products, so they are not interested in more new products from that niche???

    marco005
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by dcristo View Post

      WTF what morons are running this site?
      I agree with you - I must admit this sentiment has always been very close indeed to what I've thought about "Buzzle", even for years before the Panda updates decimated them. They used to call themselves an "article directory" (before 2011) but they wouldn't publish content which had previously been published on the author's own website!! Absolute lunacy. It was clear even then, IMO, that the place was being run by people who didn't even really understand what an article directory is.

      Predictably enough, their bizarre policy on that point didn't help them at all when those nice yellow-boys at Google let loose their panda!

      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      Thanks Alexa, than it's better when I submitt some of my content to ezine magazines similiar to my topic/niche,from there I think will be rather get target traffic/clients to my moneysite and their backlinks are far more high valuable than directorie backlinks.
      Traffic yes; backlinks not so much.

      Ezines are sent to their subscribers by email.

      It's true that some of them do also have a copy archived online, so it's possible to get one relevant backlink out of them.

      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      some marketer says that traffic from niche ezine magazines are not would buy, they are not in the buyer mode,because they have already bought most products, so they are not interested in more new products from that niche???
      That isn't my experience at all.

      They're a big mixture ... of course it's true that some may already have seen a product you're promoting (which is one reason why it's a good idea to promote more than one), but in general I think "ezine traffic", for me, over the last 4 years and in 8 different niches, has been more than twice as good as "SEO traffic", both for opt-ins and for sales. I'm possibly a little bit biased, because although I promote a lot of different things, over 80% of my income comes from ClickBank, and SEO traffic is really pretty dreadful for promoting ClickBank products.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

        Please correct me Alexa, some marketer says that traffic from niche ezine magazines are not would buy, they are not in the buyer mode,because they have already bought most products, so they are not interested in more new products from that niche???

        marco005
        Marco, they may be correct if they formed that opinion by trying to sell directly from the article in the ezine. Subscribers may not be reading the ezine with credit card in hand, but they are 'shopping' for information and news.

        How they came up with the notion that because someone is subscribed to a niche ezine, it means that they've already bought most products and aren't interested in new ones is a complete mystery to me.

        You might find a clue to the mystery in the products they want you to buy. If my guess is good, the people putting this opinion forward would rather you bought from them, so part of their approach is to discredit the alternatives.
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi,


    Alexa, wow that makes me good hope, that is far more better alternative as use some article directories.

    Please; Alexa how you select a good new cb product with low competition and high commission?

    dcristo; morons,lol, like the angel moroni from the mormons??
    (joke please, marco respected all religions-ever)

    best wishes
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

      Please; Alexa how you select a good new cb product with low competition and high commission?
      I use "advanced search" in ClickBank's Marketplace - no other sites which "claim" to have analysis of ClickBank sales - and search all the groups/categories for payment-per-sale over about $25 and gravity under about 30 (sometimes I'll look at higher gravities, if I'm already in a niche and want additional products, but reluctantly), and then I start by looking carefully at the sales pages, and I select products in accordance with the criteria listed in this post: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2161932
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  • Profile picture of the author marco005
    Hi

    Thanks Alexa, you always give us great share value.

    marco005
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    Instead of posting articles on the article directories, you might want to consider contacting owners of high traffic blogs in you niche and asking them if you can do a guest post.
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    • Profile picture of the author wpo1408
      Originally Posted by Mark72 View Post

      Instead of posting articles on the article directories, you might want to consider contacting owners of high traffic blogs in you niche and asking them if you can do a guest post.
      Yes, I think you are right, but I went down the posting route first because it was easy and didn't know the other way.

      I do now and pursue it, but it is much, much harder, although the results are better.

      it is hard to come to terms with the fact that a well-placed article can be worth much more than posting to 10 directories.

      However, I am sure that you are right.
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      • Profile picture of the author armyvet101
        The problem with EZA is not that they want to enforce appropriate rules for writing and submitting articles, as some here assert. The problem with EZA is that they are arbitrary and obnoxious because they know they are the big boy on the block in regards to achieving good SEO through article marketing, and they've got everyone by the short hairs.

        I just had seven articles rejected and my account suspended only because they object to one of the words that make up my domain name, which happens to be "unlocked". My site has nothing to do with unlocking or jailbreaking smart phones, and neither do the articles that I submitted. However, they decided to arbitrarily suspend me on account of one word, without regard for the content of the articles I submitted.

        The apologists on this forum can defend EZA as much as they want, but that is pretty arbitrary and obnoxious behavior, and I don't think anyone has to stand for it. There must be decent alternatives to EZA that work too.
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