EzineArticles.com - does anyone care ...

by dsiomtw 12 replies
Question for all you article marketers out there...

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)
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  • Profile picture of the author martinp
    The thought of someone reprinting my articles never crosses my mind when I submit - if they do then that's an added bonus, but my aim when submitting articles is to (a) rank well in Google and therefore get lots of traffic, and (b) get a decent backlink. Traffic is the most important to me with Ezinearticles though - if I want alot of backlinks I usually do a mass submission (to the top 30-40 article directories using article post robot).
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Having your article picked up and published in an ezine does have a fantastic effect on your traffic generating capabilities and should never be overlooked. Although I don't write articles for the sole pupose of having them picked up and published in ezines when it does happen I can vouch for the exponential traffic increase to my websites and the subsequent income increase that comes along with the additional traffic.

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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Evans
    Don't be so quick to write off EzineArticles and "old school" ezine publishers...

    Whether your articles get picked up for publication by newsletters or popular blogs depends on their quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoonLoh
    I submit articles to EzineArticles or other articles directories simply because I believe it can generate traffic to my website. I agree with martinp that by articles submission to Ezine could rank well in Google and I'm trying the outcome now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
      Hi

      My aim with submitting articles to EzineArticles is to drive traffic to my site. If they also get published so much the better but that's not the reason for submitting them.

      I still rate EA as the number one directory to submit to.

      Mary
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      • Profile picture of the author JamesW
        I'm generally only concerned about traffic and backlinks, but occasionally I will put a lot of effort into writing a really top quality article, which will often get picked up a few times. I will also submit this article directly to the top ezines in my niche because this can generate a lot of traffic.
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        • Profile picture of the author Art Turner
          A few of my articles were picked up and published on some popular websites, from which I get much more traffic than EZA.








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          • Profile picture of the author michellegreen
            I can be slack at times and the number of subscribers and sales I make decreases accordingly (to be expected).

            However, if I'm good and write and submit articles daily (or at least every couple of days) I see an almost instant increase in visitors, subscribers and sales. It's very interesting to see!

            Of course if they're published and I get more traffic from that, then great!
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            • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
              Times are changing...again!

              You should just forget about using article marketing as a backlinking strategy. I am not saying it ISN'T a backlinking strategy, I'm just saying you should forget about it AS a backlinking strategy.

              In today's market, which is quickly and dramatically changing, you should be submitting articles with direct traffic (from the articles) in mind. Write for the reader, not the search engines!

              Of course, tomorrow this could be old news, but the cycle seems to have come around again and...lo and behold...quality, well-written content comes out on top again.

              If you think about the backlinks, you're setting yourself up for failure.

              Today, at least.

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  • Profile picture of the author crystalq
    Originally Posted by dsiomtw View Post

    Question for all you article marketers out there...

    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)
    I go to ezines to make money, submit articles make sales.
    Many publishers do use my article, but I don't care about that
    I just do it for the cash and the SE rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Originally Posted by dsiomtw View Post

    Question for all you article marketers out there...

    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)

    I submit my articles there strictly in the hopes that people who are looking
    for information and help on that topic will find my articles, read them, go
    to my site from them and then buy my product.

    That's my goal. And so far, it is working just as I hoped it would.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamish Jones
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      I submit my articles there strictly in the hopes that people who are looking
      for information and help on that topic will find my articles, read them, go
      to my site from them and then buy my product.

      That's my goal. And so far, it is working just as I hoped it would.
      I have to agree with you Steven.

      I submit articles for people to read. I don't see it so much as a problem whether they read in on EZA or syndicated through someone elses ezine.
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