When you submit your articles to EzineArticles.com and other similar article directories, do you actually do so in the hope that some ezine publisher out there will actually reprint your article in their ezine?
Or do you submit articles mainly/only in the hopes that your article pages will get good rankings in Google, and you may also get some "backlink" benefits?
I know EzineArticles.com has been around for quite awhile, but the idea that ezine publishers would go there to find articles to use in their ezine seems so "old school". Granted I don't keep up with many ezines, but I can't imagine good ezines/newsletters using anything other than great original content these days.
I'm sure some articles that get submitted to article directories do end up getting reprinted, but it seems like EzineArticles.com's original concept/purpose has changed to the point where the domain EzineArticles.com is not even the best name for the site any more (granted it's still a nice domain)