The Truth About Ezine Articles

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OK guys look first of all this is very important.I am absolutely getting angry,I dont why but why do most article marketers use eza.Any benefits?

I did all the tests here

Look if you are into article marketing most people would say that ezine articles is the best,this is absolutely false!

Most people think that since it has got a high pr and authority ,the articles would end up on the first page.Guess what you are absolutely wrong.

I mean cmon!,it takes a week to get approved(unless you are a platinum member),and they dont even give a platinum status that easily.I have around 75 articles and still I am a basic plus(My articles are of high quality and every time I apply for platinum they just reject me,I suspect it is because I write articles on different niches)

I absolutely got frustrated last month,and decided to give up eza.I then tried out goarticles.

I found out that goarticles rank better on serps than ezinearticles and they get approved very quickly.

This is what happened,i decided to write an article on a mid competitive keyword(its a secret) and post them to eza and goarticles(articles were different but are based around that keyword)

Result:Goarticles ranking on second page without any backlinks and guess what ,eza ranking on page 9(also with no backlinks)

So what does this suggest:Goarticles is much better than eza if you are into article marketing.If you think I got lucky,then you are wrong.Tested it five times and goarticles beats them all!

One thing to note here is that if you are into backlinks then i found out that 5 backlinks from eza are equal to 20 backlinks from goarticles.
So this means that eza gives more link juice to your site than goarticles.

Bottom line is:Use goarticles if you want your articles to rank highly on serps and use eza for building backlinks.

By the way I made $850 last month just by using goarticles
What do you think of EZA?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    EZA is better than Go Articles. Higher traffiic and google indexes the links straight away. Good luck getting Go Articles pages indexed.

    Nobody is forcing you to use EZA so if you're happy not to use them that's fine but don't go saying GA is better because they are not.

    PS: You should be aiming to get your own websites pages on the first page, not Go Articles, that should just be a bonus.
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    • Profile picture of the author joshgreen
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      EZA is better than Go Articles. Higher traffiic and google indexes the links straight away. Good luck getting Go Articles pages indexed.

      Nobody is forcing you to use EZA so if you're happy not to use them that's fine but don't go saying GA is better because they are not.

      PS: You should be aiming to get your own websites pages on the first page, not Go Articles, that should just be a bonus.
      You are probably saying this because you never tried out goarticles.Higher traffic from where?
      From serps defintely not unless you build backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    I have used GA. I'm talking about from within the article directory. To be honest I've never seen a go article ranked in page 1 of Google..yet always come across Ezine Articles.

    Not saying you're wrong but yeah I guess everyone has a different experience, good that you have tested it and know what works for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author joshgreen
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      I have used GA. I'm talking about from within the article directory. To be honest I've never seen a go article ranked in page 1 of Google..yet always come across Ezine Articles.

      Not saying you're wrong but yeah I guess everyone has a different experience, good that you have tested it and know what works for you.
      Ok best of luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Kennedy
      Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

      I have used GA. I'm talking about from within the article directory. To be honest I've never seen a go article ranked in page 1 of Google..yet always come across Ezine Articles.

      Not saying you're wrong but yeah I guess everyone has a different experience, good that you have tested it and know what works for you.
      This. I've submitted 3 articles all to EZA, GoArticles and Docstoc in a spilt to see which has the better click through rate. GA was approved right away, as was docstoc. EZA took 3 days.

      RESULTS:

      EZA had a higher click through rate, plus the articles showed up on the 1st page of google for their keywords. Docstoc received the collective most views (in part thanks to someone who tweeted one of my docs) and the backlinks are visible in google. GA received the least views and no backlinks are visible in google.

      So EZA > GA in both click through, backlinks and views. I suspect you have not reached plat status with EZA as your English is not up to scratch (I am assuming this from your OP). Sorry if I'm wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
        Originally Posted by Scott Kennedy View Post


        EZA had a higher click through rate,
        Do you mean that for the same article at two different directories, the one posted at EA had a higher clickthrough rate from your resource area?

        Were both resource areas identical?

        I know that I read a report by a guy a while back that talked about using a certain picture in your resource area and having your link close to that pic to increase clickthroughs.

        I haven't tried that yet but if you had the same resource area on both articles and one had a higher conversion rate, maybe there is something to this guy's use of images and clickthrough rates. (shrugs)
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        • Profile picture of the author rich_henderson
          Well everthing seems to have been covered here one way or another but I just want to make a couple of points.

          Different article directories will rank differently for different topics, just because Ezine has the highest pr traffic whatever doesn't mean it will rank better for every niche, it simply doesn't.

          If you were looking for a really generalised view then I'd prob say Ezine is the best but there are way too many variables to be definite.

          I spin all my articles and they go to all the usual supsects as "unique" articles and the results vary greatly depending on niche etc but I don't really care which is best because I submit to them all.

          I also agree with many of the warriors talking about the rise of articlebase and this is completely true but then it is prob helped by the thousands of backlinks it gets from all us autobloggers out there who use AB as our main source.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenwrites
    I use GoArticles, Article base and EZA

    EZA has the higher authority of all three AND rank better overall than all three. Maybe it's the article itself and not the directory. EZA by far has more clout than GoArticles and therefore more weight behind their backlink in the eyes of the Google Gods.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      One thing to note here is that if you are into backlinks then i found out that 5 backlinks from eza are equal to 20 backlinks from goarticles.
      So this means that eza gives more link juice to your site than goarticles.
      Is this a made up number from your own mind or do you have anything to back this up? I'd be curious as to how you tested this information.

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      • Profile picture of the author David Jackson
        I haven't submitted to article directories for over a year. I use other article marketing methods. However, when I did submit to directories, I got far greater results from EZA than GA. In fact, it wasn't even close! In addition, EZA still has far more link clout with Google than GA. So there's really nothing to debate here.

        That being said, who says you have to use either, or? If you're going to submit to article directories, use all the big guns...EZA, GoArticles, ArticlesBase and IdeaMarketers. Submit to them all.

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        • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
          So what does this suggest:Goarticles is much better than eza if you are into article marketing.If you think I got lucky,then you are wrong.Tested it five times and goarticles beats them all!
          Hmm, 5 articles isn't really much of a test. I have submitted close to a thousand articles between different directories and GA doesn't even come close to EZA in terms of ranking, views etc.

          There must be some problem with your articles if you're still on basic plus after 75 articles - I doubt very much if it's to do with submitting articles in different niches because most article marketers do that. Why don't you contact EZA and ask them why they're not upgrading you?
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          • Profile picture of the author joshgreen
            Originally Posted by Hamida Harland View Post

            Hmm, 5 articles isn't really much of a test. I have submitted close to a thousand articles between different directories and GA doesn't even come close to EZA in terms of ranking, views etc.

            There must be some problem with your articles if you're still on basic plus after 75 articles - I doubt very much if it's to do with submitting articles in different niches because most article marketers do that. Why don't you contact EZA and ask them why they're not upgrading you?
            No use, they just wont upgrade me
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        • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
          Originally Posted by David Jackson View Post

          I haven't submitted to article directories for over a year. I use other article marketing methods. However, when I did submit to directories, I got far greater results from EZA than GA. In fact, it wasn't even close! In addition, EZA still has far more link clout with Google than GA. So there's really nothing to debate here.

          That being said, who says you have to use either, or? If you're going to submit to article directories, use all the big guns...EZA, GoArticles, ArticlesBase and IdeaMarketers. Submit to them all.

          David Jackson
          Exactly... There shouldn't be a debate on which article directory you use. You should be using several different ones. If you don't like EZA, don't just head to Go Articles and spend all of your time there. Branch out. There are dozens of article directories out there. Find a few that give you results that you want, and go from there.
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      • Profile picture of the author joshgreen
        Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

        Is this a made up number from your own mind or do you have anything to back this up? I'd be curious as to how you tested this information.

        Tina
        Haha thats funny,of course it cant be exact but this is almost correct.I tested it with two websites in the same niche.I could have shown you the websites but both of them have been removed from my host after this huge company complained about it.(I mistakenly violated their affiliate program's TOS by using their company name as my domain)
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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    First to blog, then to EZA, Go, ArticleBase & some other ones that I'm not even sure are worth mentioning.

    GoArticles & EZA are the best in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    EZA is way better than GA. GA has only little value. But I agree that google tends to rank GA higher than EZA sometimes.

    But do you know that if you add a few links from other articles to EZA, EZA ranks for keywords with more than a million results. And if you do that with GA, no results.

    And five-ten quality links from EZA articles(anchored) will get you in the top 10 in the SERPs for keywords under 100k competition.

    That does not happen with goarticles.
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  • Profile picture of the author webcreationuk
    I agree with David, EZA is far more effective than GA. Go articles has a lot to catch up from behind...
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    I agree that ezinearticles.com is the better directory. I have over 800 articles on ezinearticles.com, and not nearly as many on goarticles. However, I don't understand why it has to be one or the other: Why not just submit to both?
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    • Profile picture of the author joshgreen
      Originally Posted by mlord10 View Post

      I agree that ezinearticles.com is the better directory. I have over 800 articles on ezinearticles.com, and not nearly as many on goarticles. However, I don't understand why it has to be one or the other: Why not just submit to both?
      You are right but what about time(takes too long to get approved).Time is money
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      • Profile picture of the author mlord10
        Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

        You are right but what about time(takes too long to get approved).Time is money
        If you have a continuous flow of articles then you will be getting articles approved on a daily basis. I do not have the paid membership, but I am a platinum author.

        It usually takes 48 hours tops to get approved (Usually within 24 hours). Plus, there are many other things that you should be doing to build your business in my opinion.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Haha thats funny,of course it cant be exact but this is almost correct.I tested it with two websites in the same niche.I could have shown you the websites but both of them have been removed from my host after this huge company complained about it.(I mistakenly violated their affiliate program's TOS by using their company name as my domain)
          EZA checks the links you use in your articles and resource box. Trademark use in domains might be enough to keep you at basic status at EZA. Same is true if the articles were affiliate promotions presented as "reviews".

          Just saying you may have drawn conclusions based on faulty facts.

          While your comments might be your "truth", that doesn't make it true for other marketers.

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        • Profile picture of the author Irnes Jakupovic
          1- Ezinearticles.com PR-6 Alexa- 126
          2- Articlesbase.com PR-6 Alexa- 361
          3- Suite101.com PR-7 Alexa- 654
          4- Buzzle.com PR-6 Alexa- 777
          5- Articlesnatch.com PR-5 Alexa-1,474
          6- Helium.com PR-6 Alexa-1,587
          7- Goarticles.com PR-4 Alexa-1,691


          Ezinearticles is superior in every way. As you can see Goarticles has strongly fallen in article directory game. Looks like Google has also devalued it a devastating 2 PR points as well. Not sure why Google would give more "power" to a slowly failing directory over Ezine who has the best numbers and is also known for its strict acceptance guidelines.
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    • Profile picture of the author Byrt M
      I agree. I bet there are as many people who can prove that one article directory is better as there are who can prove that another is better. I would like to say, use whatever works for you! They all work or they won't be in business today. Different strokes...
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    OK guys look first of all this is very important.I am absolutely getting angry,I dont why but why do most article marketers use eza.Any benefits?

    I did all the tests here

    Look if you are into article marketing most people would say that ezine articles is the best,this is absolutely false!
    It is one of the best ... depends what you are trying to achieve.

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    Most people think that since it has got a high pr and authority ,the articles would end up on the first page.Guess what you are absolutely wrong.
    You can get on the first page using EZA, but only against the right kind of competition. If WikiPedia and a load of other high-authority websites are in the top-10, you ain't gonna make it. If the top 10 is full of irrelevant pages, not keyword targeted or other article directorie entries, then you can probably beat them in the top 10.

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    I mean cmon!,it takes a week to get approved(unless you are a platinum member),and they dont even give a platinum status that easily.I have around 75 articles and still I am a basic plus(My articles are of high quality and every time I apply for platinum they just reject me,I suspect it is because I write articles on different niches)
    Doesn't matter too much if you write articles daily - you will get to a point where you write some articles on a day, and on the same day some of your older articles get approved, and some other articles will get indexed and you can check them out.

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    By the way I made $850 last month just by using goarticles
    What do you think of EZA?
    Well done
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  • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    OK guys look first of all this is very important.I am absolutely getting angry,I dont why but why do most article marketers use eza.Any benefits?
    Maybe instead of getting/being angry you should have come on the WF and asked others how they are succeeding with EZA and what issues are they are facing and how did they resolve them.

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    Look if you are into article marketing most people would say that ezine articles is the best,this is absolutely false!
    We get it... you're angry!

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    I mean cmon!,it takes a week to get approved(unless you are a platinum member),and they dont even give a platinum status that easily.I have around 75 articles and still I am a basic plus(My articles are of high quality and every time I apply for platinum they just reject me,I suspect it is because I write articles on different niches)
    You could have nipped that issue in the bud with a simple question to current EZA Platinum Level authors.

    Honestly, I don't like their system of having to apply for the vaunted "Platinum Level"

    But remember this; he who has the gold makes the rules.

    That being said, I responded to them with a three sentence rhetorical quip about why I should become a PL author and they approved me... go figure.

    I still have the copy somewhere in between a few computers and hard drives and any time I've forwarded it to to others to use, after they spun it, they also got approved.

    The moral of that story; you won't know until you ask!

    As far as the time issue; every site has different parameters on submission, quality, links in article, resource box, etc.

    If it takes a week to get approved, then, well uh, OK.

    What's the problem?

    If they demand a minimum of 250 words, what's the problem?

    The point is: as an Article Marketer, you learn those parameters and abide by them and then do your thing.

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    I absolutely got frustrated last month,and decided to give up eza.I then tried out goarticles.
    Are you sure you didn't rant at someone at EZA and get on their bad side?

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    So what does this suggest:Goarticles is much better than eza if you are into article marketing.If you think I got lucky,then you are wrong.Tested it five times and goarticles beats them all!
    You tested with 5 articles???

    hehehehe... ROTLF

    When you submit about a 1000 articles to both sites, start another thread and show us your comparative analysis.

    Trying to convince people who have submitted in 1000s of article to both EZA and GA, that EZA is not what it's all cracked up to be is like trying to persuade auto aficionados that Porsche is a POS.

    ROTFLMAO...

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    Bottom line is:Use goarticles if you want your articles to rank highly on serps and use eza for building backlinks.

    By the way I made $850 last month just by using goarticles
    Will it kill you if you submit to BOTH?
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    I mean cmon!,it takes a week to get approved(unless you are a platinum member),and they dont even give a platinum status that easily.I have around 75 articles and still I am a basic plus(My articles are of high quality and every time I apply for platinum they just reject me,I suspect it is because I write articles on different niches)


    By the way I made $850 last month just by using goarticles
    What do you think of EZA?
    Actually Platinum status is fairly easy to obtain unless you are doing something wrong and I assure you it has nothing to do with the niches you write and submit articles on. So there must be some other problem that you have yet to address with them.

    Was the $850 you made last month directly attributed to the Goarticles submissions or was it sales generated from the previous 75 articles submitted to EZA?

    75 article submissions is not a large amount to run a series of tests with. There are article marketers in this forum with upwards of several thousand articles and they are able to supply more concrete data - Not saying your data is flawed, just that you have a low amount of data to sample.

    Incidently, why just stick with one article directory? I mean sure, you can still make money just by submitting to a single directory such as EZA but why would you do that when you limit your ability to generate more traffic and income.

    You're much better off choosing 5 main article directories and consistently submitting to them on a regular basis. You could have Info barrel, EZA, Articlesbase, Goarticles and Buzzle as your 5 directories.

    Your frustration and anger towards EZA is actually limiting your ability to do much better.

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    I am focusing on ezinearticles right now because of the hundred articles in a hundred days challenge. Once that's over, I'll just submit those articles to the article directory sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Topper99
    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    ...I mean cmon!,it takes a week to get approved(unless you are a platinum member...
    I'm not an EZA platinum member and I haven't even submitted that many articles but I figured out what they like and my last half dozen or so articles were approved in a day or less. (I'm writing the WSO in my head right now.)
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Originally Posted by ProductCreator View Post

    I think other directories such as articlesbase are giving EZA a run for its money. But goarticles? Not in my experience.

    Sometimes it takes ages just to get an article on goarticles indexed in Google! With EZA, this happens automatically within minutes of being published.

    Agreed - My own research shows Articlesbase articles ranking higher in most cases over Goarticles articles.

    Respectfully,
    Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    I quit posting to GA and EZA months ago. Now I just write high quality spins and send them out via Unique Article Wizard, Niche Press Platinum, SEO Link Vine, My Article Network. The reason being when you write an article and post it to either GA or EZA you only get rewarded with one back link to your site. When you post spins of them on blog networks you get rewarded with thousands of back links. Since I'm running 200 + keyword campaigns for clients I need to get the most bang for my time from the articles I write.

    But if you're posting articles to directories to get them ranked it doesn't matter if you post them on GA or EZA as you will have to send back links out to get either of them ranked onto page one. If this is what you're looking to do going with GA makes much more sense as the articles get approved immediately which means you can get busy backlinking to it right away. The bummer with EZA is that you have to wait for them to approve your article for several days. Which means you can't start back linking to it right away.

    However if you are only looking for click throughs from the people reading the article on the directories then EZA is the better choice by far as they have a much higher readership than GA.

    Hope all that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    GA is nothing like they used to be in terms of ranking in the SERPS. I for one can personally attest to the effectiveness of EZA.
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  • Profile picture of the author JAAffiliates
    I would have to say taht I agree with the majority on this thread about EZA--I actually like the fact that they don't just instantly accept whatever people submit. It makes what appears on their site at least go through some sort of quality check first. Yes it can be annoying that it may take a little while, but you're more likely to get the traffic from a well written article, IMO anyway!
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      I've heard this whispered by those who are supposed to be in the know-if there are 2 Ezine articles in the top 10 of a Google search, put your article somewhere else. You almost never see a top 10 results page with ten Squidoo pages, 10 videos, or 10 Ezine articles. So go where the grass is greener.
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      • Profile picture of the author TimG
        Originally Posted by rhinocl View Post

        I've heard this whispered by those who are supposed to be in the know-if there are 2 Ezine articles in the top 10 of a Google search, put your article somewhere else. You almost never see a top 10 results page with ten Squidoo pages, 10 videos, or 10 Ezine articles. So go where the grass is greener.
        You will never see more then 2 returns from any site in the top 10 of Google. The rankings are set up like that so content from one site doesn't dominate the first page.

        Of course, you can have the same or similar content at 10 different locations and all 10 of those locations can rank on the first page for Google with your content -

        Respectfully,
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Griffith
    I used to use EZA for my article marketing. Didn't have much luck so I stopped using them. I now have a website 65 articles, and many of them appear on the first page of Google without the use of the article directories. I'm now using Twitter to promote my business -- and it's working great.
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    Some of my EZA articles are PR3 / PR4 with my website links in the bio box. I like my links being on PR3 authority pages. I submit to over 250-300 articles directories per week. Two weeks ago I submitted two articles to 289 article directories (per article). Guess what, none of those article directories are on the first page for my targeted keyword, but what is on the first page of Google is my website. I now get 250 hits per day from that one keyword phrase.

    Why do you want EZA or GA on the first page? The goal is to get YOUR website on the first page.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      Do those of you who submit to Ezine Articles and then others wait 2Hrs, 24, 48 or a week before submitting the same article to other article directories?
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        • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
          I had an email from EZA informing me they had updated me to Platinum status which I wasn't expecting but was a nice suprise as I hadn't submitted all that many too them! It may be worth reviewing the quality of your articles, check the grammar and spelling to make sure they are the required standard.
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  • Profile picture of the author robinincarolina
    I love EZA although I do use other directories, but GA is not one of them. Makes no sense why you can't be Platinum, I was there after my first article, maybe I just got lucky. I remember having to write why I thought I should be Platinum.

    Articles are usually approved the same day, sometimes within hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulson
    Ezine article is undoubtedly one of the best when it comes to article marketing, but sticking to ezine article alone is not a good idea. There a plenty of other good article sites, you can simultaneously post articles in a selected few.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Based on very limited experience, you're going to dump a potentially worthwhile site?

      Look at it this way...

      Suppose that on my first three dates, I got a kiss from a blond, a handshake from a redhead and the brunette took a cab home and left me sitting at the restaurant. Does that mean I should date only blonds from that point on?

      Would have been a big mistake - just ask my brunette wife of 28+ years
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  • Profile picture of the author sambakker
    I would disagree, if you do ezine articles right and go the extra mile it is seriously good and the hits convert according to my tracking. Buzzle is also a great directory. I have had jack all success with goarticles though so I just give that a miss these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author neno
    I have seen many such of thread about ditching EZA, just because they are strict enough to maintain a quality. I have been using EZA from last 3 years and till date I haven't any issue with them. Ezine works miracle for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1wisewoman
    From my experience EZA is the better choice. It may have been the keywords you were using in this example.

    Here's are some quick ways to reverse engineer for EZA-
    1. Check to see if an EZA article is already ranking on the first page for those keywords.
    2. Do a search on EZA for your keyword, select an article that comes up, check the most viewed articles in that section (will be at the bottom of the page), check the total # of views for the 10th article (you will need to get more views than this #).

    Being in the most viewed category will increase the chances of your article ranking better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I've never understood threads like these started by the OP. The logic does not make sense to me. Why not submit to EZA, Go Articles, and other directories? Why does it have to be mutually exclusive? I also don't understand the "anger". You've done all the tests? Give us more specifics. Our staff has well over 10,000 articles spread across approximately 6-8 directories (we don't believe in mass submissions to hundreds of directories). I can firmly attest that EZA has a slight edge over Goarticles in lots of ways.

    Personally, I don't care for all the ads that most directories have, which is why we leverage our articles using networks (SEOLinkVine is one example) and ad-free directories like PromoteMyArticles (early results are very encouraging) in conjunction with article submissions.

    Submitting to article directories is only part of the battle. What I don't see people talking a lot about is what you do before and after you submit the article. Such as submitting the RSS feed(s) to RSS directories, creating a content website / blog to use build your own real estate using the same /similar content, using your content to create viral reports, PAD files, press releases, etc. to create a really powerful content strategy.

    The "truth about Ezine Articles" is that, quite frankly, unless you've really done some extensive testing across several article directories with a lot of articles (at least 100), you're not giving an informed opinion and the anger is certainly misplaced.

    RoD
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      Personally, I don't care for all the ads that most directories have, which is why we leverage our articles using networks (SEOLinkVine is one example) and ad-free directories like PromoteMyArticles (early results are very encouraging) in conjunction with article submissions.

      RoD
      Rod,

      PromoteMyArticles is operated by Allen Graves...correct?

      That's another top notch article marketer who understands the science and technical finesse behind a successful article marketing campaign.

      Thanks for bringing that to light for the forum.

      Respectfully,
      Tim
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
        Originally Posted by TimG View Post

        Rod,

        PromoteMyArticles is operated by Allen Graves...correct?

        That's another top notch article marketer who understands the science and technical finesse behind a successful article marketing campaign.

        Thanks for bringing that to light for the forum.

        Respectfully,
        Tim
        Tim,

        Yes, and so far I really like it. There are zero ads on the article page so our CTRs are double that of EZAs so far, but in all fairness we don't have enough articles there yet for it to be statistically significant. But the early results are very encouraging. Allen is the real deal. We're doing a head-to-head comparison right now with EZA in one particular niche and should have enough data in about 30 to 60 days (you know how it is Tim, so many variables).

        RoD
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        • Profile picture of the author TimG
          Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

          Tim,

          Yes, and so far I really like it. There are zero ads on the article page so our CTRs are double that of EZAs so far, but in all fairness we don't have enough articles there yet for it to be statistically significant. But the early results are very encouraging. Allen is the real deal. We're doing a head-to-head comparison right now with EZA in one particular niche and should have enough data in about 30 to 60 days (you know how it is Tim, so many variables).

          RoD
          Amen brother.................you said a mouthful with that last sentence

          Respectfully,
          Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
    What i liked most about this thread is so many people gave some of their unique article marketing techniques .... I have learned a whole bunch .... and most of it had nothing to do with either EZA of Goarticles ..Go figure
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Here is some advice from a very well known successful Internet marketer and one of the top 50 (actually, he is ranked #2 just under Seth Godin according to Ad Age Power 150) bloggers online:

    Brian Clark from Copywriting and Content Marketing Strategies from Copyblogger

    "If you’re blogging, it’s very tempting to simply submit your posts to the directories. I stay away from this.

    I think it’s debatable that the search engines will penalize you for having content on your site that is also published elsewhere, but there is definitely some risk.

    From a practical standpoint, simply having what you blog republished can hurt you with people who click through from your resource box.

    When I read a good directory article, and then click though to the blog only to see the exact same content, I leave. Fair or not, I’m not feeling the value of spending more time there.

    Anecdotally, I’ve simply had the best results when there is no duplication of content."
    If you have ever been to Coppyblogger or read any of Brian's stuff, then you know that this guy knows what he is talking about.

    I always look for advice from people who have already proven that they know what they are talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author hyderkhan
    I've had bad luck with Goarticles..... I once published an article there and it NEVER got indexed.... I published the same article to some lesser-known PR3 article directory and got indexed in less than an hour.

    I've read other threads on here indicating that Goarticles is on a decline... it's PR has dropped and they are starting to clean house by purging a lot of spammy articles?

    Originally Posted by joshgreen View Post

    OK guys look first of all this is very important.I am absolutely getting angry,I dont why but why do most article marketers use eza.Any benefits?

    I did all the tests here

    Look if you are into article marketing most people would say that ezine articles is the best,this is absolutely false!

    Most people think that since it has got a high pr and authority ,the articles would end up on the first page.Guess what you are absolutely wrong.

    I mean cmon!,it takes a week to get approved(unless you are a platinum member),and they dont even give a platinum status that easily.I have around 75 articles and still I am a basic plus(My articles are of high quality and every time I apply for platinum they just reject me,I suspect it is because I write articles on different niches)

    I absolutely got frustrated last month,and decided to give up eza.I then tried out goarticles.

    I found out that goarticles rank better on serps than ezinearticles and they get approved very quickly.

    This is what happened,i decided to write an article on a mid competitive keyword(its a secret) and post them to eza and goarticles(articles were different but are based around that keyword)

    Result:Goarticles ranking on second page without any backlinks and guess what ,eza ranking on page 9(also with no backlinks)

    So what does this suggest:Goarticles is much better than eza if you are into article marketing.If you think I got lucky,then you are wrong.Tested it five times and goarticles beats them all!

    One thing to note here is that if you are into backlinks then i found out that 5 backlinks from eza are equal to 20 backlinks from goarticles.
    So this means that eza gives more link juice to your site than goarticles.

    Bottom line is:Use goarticles if you want your articles to rank highly on serps and use eza for building backlinks.

    By the way I made $850 last month just by using goarticles
    What do you think of EZA?
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    I am having a lot of success with ArticleBase lately, getting many first page rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Ezinearticles.com is overrated in my opinion... You can disagree - I don't care, it takes way too long for approval for my taste maybe I am impatient but thats ok.

    Articlesbase.com I have way more luck with they rank just as high in the serps, almost as popular now, and instant approval.

    I would pick Articlesbase.com anyday if i had to pick one over the other. I still would use them both especially if you are a newbie.

    I am pretty much done article marketing paid my dues already. Press releases are another excellent source of free traffic you may want to add to your article marketing campaigns.
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    • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
      Originally Posted by entrepreneurjay View Post

      Articlesbase.com I have way more luck with they rank just as high in the serps, almost as popular now,
      I see this happening too.

      A couple of years ago, my results showed that EA did around 85% - 90% better than Article Base.

      Last year EA roughly 65% - 70% better.

      This year, I am already seeing that Article Base is making strong appearances against EA.
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      • Profile picture of the author TimG
        Originally Posted by Matt M View Post

        I see this happening too.

        A couple of years ago, my results showed that EA did around 85% - 90% better than Article Base.

        Last year EA roughly 65% - 70% better.

        This year, I am already seeing that Article Base is making strong appearances against EA.

        Articlesbase.com has been on the rise for some time now. Their articles are showing up more frequently on the first page of Google and they are receiving lots of attention from article marketers (both veterans and rookies).

        Remember though, there are a large number of folks submitting articles to Articlesbase.com and then linking back to their article once it is published which is helping with the rankings of the article and providing the appearance that Articlesbase.com articles are all ranking well.

        For any article directory, what you put in to it is what you get out of it.

        Respectfully,
        Tim
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        • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
          Originally Posted by TimG View Post

          Remember though, there are a large number of folks submitting articles to Articlesbase.com and then linking back to their article once it is published which is helping with the rankings of the article and providing the appearance that Articlesbase.com articles are all ranking well.

          For any article directory, what you put in to it is what you get out of it.

          Respectfully,
          Tim
          True. Before long, things will begin to even out and I think the directory that does the best job at making changes will be on top.

          I see Chris Knight doing so much work over at EA, that I don't believe that he will sit back and watch Article Base take over
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Here is another well known and powerful marketer and blogger, From Yaro Starak - Entrepreneurs Journey

    I thought this statement he made about Duplicate Content was very interesting:

    "What About the Duplicate Content Penalty?

    The duplicate content penalty is a major concern when republishing content.

    Remember Google (and other search engines) may penalize websites that produce duplicate content by removing the page from its index or reducing its search ranking.

    Now my understanding is that the original source of the article, as in the first place that Google finds the content or the version it deems as the oldest, won’t be penalized.

    This is not a verified claim, I’ve heard counter arguments against it and in some circumstances if your source content is found after it’s republished somewhere else (which can often be the case if your site is not regularly indexed in search engines and the site that republishes your work is), then it’s your site that risks the penalty.

    The answer of course it to modify your article before submitting it to Ezine Articles or similar directories so it’s not a direct reproduction of the article on your website.
    A new twist on an old argument we find around here.

    This from someone who has been in the trenches professionally for many years now.
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  • Profile picture of the author m100k
    You are leaving a lot of money on the table if ezine is the only focus. Article directories rank depending on the "niche". There are some article directories that rank better in other niches than others.

    In fact I've been noticing about 2 obscure web 2.0 sites that are ranking for some long tail terms. Most people are limiting themselves by just posting strickly on article directories that enforce strict guidelines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dalun
    Hmm

    I've been using eza for awhile and have seen great results.

    One of my articles was approved today and has recieved over 150 clicks. And I made $72 in sales pretty damn fast. And my current article is still getting visitors and clicks.
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