i decided to stop uploading articles to EZA

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I will stop using them for sure, they are way beyond the bounds of reason, they do not accept any of my articles anymore. it is normal to write in your way, not every thing needs to be perfect. i will let the people who have correct spelling (American or British English) and grammar to post to EZA

all the other sites, even the ones with editors, do not do what they do with their restrictions. i just can't do it any more.

i am really annoyed by their restrictions and i can't live by their sadistic rules, i see it almost as racism - only English and American permitted to write.

i am disappointed!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
    I don't think it's beyond the bounds of reason that an English language article directory would only accept articles written in good English. If they're to keep the directory at a reasonably high standard then they have to reject poorly written articles - I for one don't like reading articles with incorrect grammar, spelling etc (maybe that's just me though).

    I can write and speak French but I wouldn't expect my articles to be accepted into a French article directory - they just wouldn't be good enough. It's nothing to do with racism.
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    • Originally Posted by Hamida Pall View Post

      I don't think it's beyond the bounds of reason that an English language article directory would only accept articles written in good English. If they're to keep the directory at a reasonably high standard then they have to reject poorly written articles - I for one don't like reading articles with incorrect grammar, spelling etc (maybe that's just me though).

      I can write and speak French but I wouldn't expect my articles to be accepted into a French article directory - they just wouldn't be good enough. It's nothing to do with racism.
      so tell me please why do other directories do accept the same articles ?
      and these are good directories. you are right, there is nothing to do with racism, but i am still trying, isn't it count ? i do fix my errors. they are too strict.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      (biting tongue) Shlome, you have been doing nothing but complaining since
      the day you got here. Everything is either too hard, or it's somebody else's
      fault or why should you have to do this or that?

      I know I am going to get blasted for this, but as positive as I am trying to be
      these days, you have 2 choices.

      1. You can get the education you need, learn to adapt and play by the rules
      that the sites lay down.

      2. Do something else with your life.

      I've been down this road with the members here before and don't want to
      go down it again (my statement that not everybody is cut out for this) but
      an attitude change on your part IS going to be needed IF you expect any
      success at all.

      I looked over your sites when you asked me to. I gave you constructive
      feedback on them.

      Honestly, you have so many things that need massive amounts of
      improvement. If you can't do these things on your own then hire
      professionals who can. If you can't afford to hire them, barter. Offer your
      services. Maybe somebody needs an VA to answer emails or send out
      thank yous or whatever.

      I'm telling you this for your own good. I don't want to see you waste
      months or maybe even years of your life doing something that isn't going
      to bring you a return on your time invested because you either don't
      have the skills or don't want to adapt to circumstances around you.

      You can take my advice to heart or you can ignore it. That's entirely up
      to you. But I am speaking from experience. For 5 months I was determined
      to do things MY way when I first started this journey. It made me all of
      $28. My way WASN'T WORKING.

      So you can learn from my mistakes or you can keep making the ones
      you're making.

      And for those of you wondering where this post is coming from given
      the OPs thread, it is coming from a long history of working with this person
      and trying to give him the benefit of my knowledge. It is NOT coming out
      of thin air.

      Anyway, that's my advice. I'm sure you'll do the right thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Emailrevealer
        Maybe it's just me but in the past month EZA is accepting everything I write and they're going live in just a couple of days.

        I don't believe my writing has improved.
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        • Profile picture of the author melanied
          I was actually just coming over here to ask if anyone else was getting faster and more reasonable approvals at Ezine articles again, or if it was only me.

          I love Ezine Articles again. Haha. I just quoted their own coffee mug.

          Originally Posted by Emailrevealer View Post

          Maybe it's just me but in the past month EZA is accepting everything I write and they're going live in just a couple of days.

          I don't believe my writing has improved.
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          • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
            They recently completed training of a bunch of new editors. They are all caught up and should remain that way...at least for now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        (biting tongue) Shlome, you have been doing nothing but complaining since
        the day you got here. Everything is either too hard, or it's somebody else's
        fault or why should you have to do this or that?

        I know I am going to get blasted for this, but as positive as I am trying to be
        these days, you have 2 choices.

        1. You can get the education you need, learn to adapt and play by the rules
        that the sites lay down.

        2. Do something else with your life.

        I've been down this road with the members here before and don't want to
        go down it again (my statement that not everybody is cut out for this) but
        an attitude change on your part IS going to be needed IF you expect any
        success at all.

        I looked over your sites when you asked me to. I gave you constructive
        feedback on them.

        Honestly, you have so many things that need massive amounts of
        improvement. If you can't do these things on your own then hire
        professionals who can. If you can't afford to hire them, barter. Offer your
        services. Maybe somebody needs an VA to answer emails or send out
        thank yous or whatever.

        I'm telling you this for your own good. I don't want to see you waste
        months or maybe even years of your life doing something that isn't going
        to bring you a return on your time invested because you either don't
        have the skills or don't want to adapt to circumstances around you.

        You can take my advice to heart or you can ignore it. That's entirely up
        to you. But I am speaking from experience. For 5 months I was determined
        to do things MY way when I first started this journey. It made me all of
        $28. My way WASN'T WORKING.

        So you can learn from my mistakes or you can keep making the ones
        you're making.

        And for those of you wondering where this post is coming from given
        the OPs thread, it is coming from a long history of working with this person
        and trying to give him the benefit of my knowledge. It is NOT coming out
        of thin air.

        Anyway, that's my advice. I'm sure you'll do the right thing.
        Precisely, and to add to that:

        If you can't get an article directory to accept your articles, what chance do you have of making a sale?

        It's all about communication.

        This scenario of complaining about other companies reminds me of when I tried to get into nightclubs in town with my trainers on...

        ...no matter how hard I tried, I always got told to "come back with shoes on, that's our dress code and we reserve the right..."

        Y'know what? After seeing all those hot single ladies in there with no-one to dance with, I grabbed a taxi and got my dancin shoes on pretty damn quick ;-)
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        • Profile picture of the author cloudchaser22
          Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

          Precisely, and to add to that:

          If you can't get an article directory to accept your articles, what chance do you have of making a sale?

          It's all about communication.

          This scenario of complaining about other companies reminds me of when I tried to get into nightclubs in town with my trainers on...

          ...no matter how hard I tried, I always got told to "come back with shoes on, that's our dress code and we reserve the right..."

          Y'know what? After seeing all those hot single ladies in there with no-one to dance with, I grabbed a taxi and got my dancin shoes on pretty damn quick ;-)
          Lol.

          My friend and I went into a nightclub entrance with tight jeans. They said that they wouldn't allow him to go in because they considered my friend's jeans were too baggy. We ended up having to follow their guidelines and went back to change. But I got to say, the night was worth it.
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      • Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        (biting tongue) Shlome, you have been doing nothing but complaining since
        the day you got here. Everything is either too hard, or it's somebody else's
        fault or why should you have to do this or that?

        I know I am going to get blasted for this, but as positive as I am trying to be
        these days, you have 2 choices.

        1. You can get the education you need, learn to adapt and play by the rules
        that the sites lay down.

        2. Do something else with your life.

        I've been down this road with the members here before and don't want to
        go down it again (my statement that not everybody is cut out for this) but
        an attitude change on your part IS going to be needed IF you expect any
        success at all.

        I looked over your sites when you asked me to. I gave you constructive
        feedback on them.

        Honestly, you have so many things that need massive amounts of
        improvement. If you can't do these things on your own then hire
        professionals who can. If you can't afford to hire them, barter. Offer your
        services. Maybe somebody needs an VA to answer emails or send out
        thank yous or whatever.

        I'm telling you this for your own good. I don't want to see you waste
        months or maybe even years of your life doing something that isn't going
        to bring you a return on your time invested because you either don't
        have the skills or don't want to adapt to circumstances around you.

        You can take my advice to heart or you can ignore it. That's entirely up
        to you. But I am speaking from experience. For 5 months I was determined
        to do things MY way when I first started this journey. It made me all of
        $28. My way WASN'T WORKING.

        So you can learn from my mistakes or you can keep making the ones
        you're making.

        And for those of you wondering where this post is coming from given
        the OPs thread, it is coming from a long history of working with this person
        and trying to give him the benefit of my knowledge. It is NOT coming out
        of thin air.

        Anyway, that's my advice. I'm sure you'll do the right thing.
        Steven,

        i do learn a lot, and i do try to improve myself in any way i can.
        yes, things are not easy in the marketing world, and because i am not a native English speaker i am sure it's even harder to me then most people that have been talking and writing English for all their life. i am not trying to blame everyone for my own problems, but i am saying that EZA are too strict.
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    • Profile picture of the author Franck Silvestre
      There are not so many French directories, and even less articles... I think they'll be so happy to see a new article that they may accept yours.

      Try it!

      Originally Posted by Hamida Pall View Post

      I don't think it's beyond the bounds of reason that an English language article directory would only accept articles written in good English. If they're to keep the directory at a reasonably high standard then they have to reject poorly written articles - I for one don't like reading articles with incorrect grammar, spelling etc (maybe that's just me though).

      I can write and speak French but I wouldn't expect my articles to be accepted into a French article directory - they just wouldn't be good enough. It's nothing to do with racism.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maria Gudelis
    they have stricter rules as it is one of the 800 pound gorillas of authority sites...that is why google treats the backlink higher than from other article sites....and you get great backlink juice to help your PR and SEO rankings in the long term so maybe outsource your articles to reduce the frustration.
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    • Originally Posted by miaroman View Post

      they have stricter rules as it is one of the 800 pound gorillas of authority sites...that is why google treats the backlink higher than from other article sites....and you get great backlink juice to help your PR and SEO rankings in the long term so maybe outsource your articles to reduce the frustration.
      they do not accept even my outsourced articles
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      • Profile picture of the author ic7
        Originally Posted by articlerelated View Post

        they do not accept even my outsourced articles
        Can you show us one of the outsourced articles? Just to check the quality.

        I've had no trouble at all with EZA. And the other directories have such low standards that it's almost embarrassing.
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    • Profile picture of the author lpstoops
      Originally Posted by miaroman View Post

      they have stricter rules as it is one of the 800 pound gorillas of authority sites...that is why google treats the backlink higher than from other article sites....and you get great backlink juice to help your PR and SEO rankings in the long term so maybe outsource your articles to reduce the frustration.
      I have found the outsourcing to be a great end all for this problem. If you have the extra cash to blow on a good writer, then get someone to take your article and write more of them in that niche. I hate writing myself, but as a knowledgeable marketer, I understand the importance of utilizing EZA for my campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Never used them, never liked them. My articles are all over the other directories, but I've never placed a single one with EZA.
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  • Profile picture of the author sannyman
    You can, at any time, read the Editorial Guidelines here: Editorial Guidelines For Submitting Quality Articles To EzineArticles.com
    Most probable, you missed to comply to the e.) point:
    MUST HAVE proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure. While we know there is a variation in what is considered "proper English," we ask that you at least be consistent within your article. Your article must also be proofed and double checked for accuracy. If English is your second language -- we strongly suggest that you have it proofed by someone who has English as their native tongue before submitting your articles to us.
    but it worth checking the rest of the points as well.
    At last, but not the least, in the Author TOS, they are stating:
    There are no guarantees made that your article(s) will be published.
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  • Profile picture of the author cloudchaser22
    I think writing articles in real life for real companies would be A LOT more stricter. You would also need more qualifications, compared to an online article directory like Ezine Articles.

    Just my 2 cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
    Originally Posted by articlerelated View Post

    I will stop using them for sure, they are way beyond the bounds of reason, they do not accept any of my articles anymore. it is normal to write in your way, not every thing needs to be perfect. i will let the people who have correct spelling (American or British English) and grammar to post to EZA

    all the other sites, even the ones with editors, do not do what they do with their restrictions. i just can't do it any more.

    i am really annoyed by their restrictions and i can't live by their sadistic rules, i see it almost as racism - only English and American permitted to write.

    i am disappointed!
    I feel no sympathy for you, for a couple of reasons:

    1. I'm sick of victimhood and race baiting. Screaming "racism" because your articles get rejected due to poor English is utterly asinine. EZA is trying to boost the quality of their articles. This helps everyone except those who don't write quality articles, and good English is a must if you want to write good articles (unless you're writing for the rap community or something). Articles are supposed to be at a higher level than, say, forum posts where nobody really cares if you make a spelling or grammar error there.
    2. English isn't my first language either and I pride myself in knowing it better than the overwhelming majority of its native speakers. Stop using your ESL as an excuse. Life will always throw more obstacles in front of some people than it does in front of others. You can either work hard and succeed in spite of it or you can sit down, demand others give you special treatment because you're disadvantaged and get laughed into mediocrity (at best).

    If your English isn't that great, don't blame EZA for not lowering their standards. Improve it. Language is a crucial skill in marketing anyway, even if you don't write copy or articles so it'll only benefit you in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    If you can't write coherent english for the article directory..

    Then do yourself a favour..

    Publish your articles on a squidoo lense whilst you get practice and improve...then go out and get a weekend job to fund paid advertising <- harsh?.. maybe, but honest nonetheless

    Article marketing isn't for everyone....

    Peace

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  • Profile picture of the author rendell
    I think EZA is still the authority in the article submission biz.
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  • Profile picture of the author lvcjmac
    My articles have been getting through rather easily over the past month.

    I think that they are correct to insist that the articles are written in proper English, without misspellings and poor grammar. There's a reason why they are the 800 pound gorilla, they pay pretty good attention to detail.
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Have you considered publishing sites in your native language for customers in your own country? Not such a large market, but probably not so much competition either and no language barrier.
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      • Profile picture of the author terryrayburn
        Don't be discouraged. I wish I could write and speak Hebrew as well as you do English!
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  • Profile picture of the author ragnartm
    I'm Norwegian and all my articles have been published (except when I messed up and got too many self serving links in there). But maybe that's because I developed an interest in English at a young age and have read a couple of dozen books in English as well as the fact that I've been writing a blog in English for about 3 years.

    Anyway, if you make the effort I have no doubt that your articles will get published, however if you don't want to put the extra effort into it that's understandable. Either way I wish you success with your IM business.

    Good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Wy don't you open up a Hebrew-speaking article directory or authority site? Then you can submit your articles there, get some other submittors and totally dominate that market.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Let's say they did accept sub-standard articles. Who would bother reading them? Almost no one. So they end up doing you little good. And the same goes for marketers who think they're getting a bargain when they pay $3 for an article - most are simply junk.

    For my money EZA isn't strict enough. When researching a topic for an article or other piece I might be doing I inevitably end up at EZA. And it's amazing how much complete crap is posted there - even with their 'racist' submission policies. Can you say, click away in a heartbeat? Good luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author NoBoss
    Couple posts here mention EZA promptly
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  • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
    One thing I don't like is I have to make my article sound unatural once in a while so they won't say my keyword density is too high. Not sure why that happens ever-so-often.

    I have to think of other words to use instead of the proper one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by lklein View Post

      One thing I don't like is I have to make my article sound unatural once in a while so they won't say my keyword density is too high. Not sure why that happens ever-so-often.

      I have to think of other words to use instead of the proper one.
      If you'd write for people instead of search engines, you wouldn't have
      this problem.
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        If you are writing tutorial-type articles, it is EXTREMELY hard not to repeat certain terms or phrases. At least, the way I write that is the case.

        But I think their editors are relatively smart people who will hopefully realize this as time goes by.

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        • Profile picture of the author tanya7zhou
          If you do it right, writing communicating with your audience EZA will love you. Many people are getting their articles accepted everyday. Maybe change the people you outsource your services to and try those who have been producing great results.

          Maybe you need to change your attitude a bit. I don't mean to be rude here though. Don't see yourself as if it won't happen for you! Write your articles with the intention of educating .......You will then reap what you sow
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          • Profile picture of the author ss442
            "I am a noobie" and I have had a couple articles rejected but I viewed them as gentle reminders-constructive criticism to get it right".

            I don't fault EZA for trying to maintain a certain construct of standards. My advice to is "keep trying and don't give up". Continue to improve.

            I still am very frustrated at the time it takes to get around this internet thing but I will say this, your brothers and sisters in this forum are here to help you.

            God Speed
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  • Profile picture of the author Deric Yin
    Yes, my articles get published in less than a day now. Time to crank out more..
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    • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
      Steve I knew someone would say that. LOL

      I do write for people. I don't even think about the SE as I write. That's why its so frustrating.

      BTW who said I wrote for search engines. Who's been talking about me?
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    I understand that EZA rules can become frustrating. I have went through it myself. These days, I have taken on Steven's approach. I write for others. It's much less frustrating and I am guaranteed to make instant profits. Marketing myself is much easier than marketing Clickbank products.

    I have two suggestions...

    1. Submit to other article directories such as Go Articles, Article Directory, Buzzle, etc.

    2. Start writing for others. Writing provides great practice to improve your writing skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

    Wy don't you open up a Hebrew-speaking article directory or authority site? Then you can submit your articles there, get some other submittors and totally dominate that market.
    That was exactly my thought. Where someone (you) is frustrated enough to voice an opinion, there are usually others with the same frustrations who are saying nothing. Then there are all those who'd never dream of submitting articles to EZA because they don't even speak English as well as you do (which is a sight better than I can speak anything else). Yet they've all got expertise or experience which is every bit as valuable as that of the English speakers on EZA. Perhaps even more valuable, due to the fact that there's nowhere for all the non-English speaking article readers in your country to find it.

    Your ability to speak your language is a natural talent that you should be embracing in your quest to make money, instead of seeing it as something that holds you back. The demand for info-products and articles by readers must be great if writers can find so few places to publish them that they feel compelled to publish in English instead, even if their command of the language isn't perfect. Sure, there are lots more English-speaking readers, but they have lots more choices too.

    There's at least one free article directory script doing the rounds (which I tried and didn't like, but can't remember why), and probably more than one relatively low cost alternative which is a fair bit better.

    Where there's an obstacle there's often an opportunity. That's not a mountain in front of you, it's a market. If it's not one you're willing to corner, start creating a series of info-products in which you teach us your language so that the rest of us can have a go

    Don't be discouraged, Shlome. You do have options.
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  • Profile picture of the author jdsonline
    I've been having some trouble with EZA lately, as well. It seems like they are cracking down on silly stuff. I had one great article rejected because it referred to buying links which CAN be a black-hat tactic. Very silly if you ask me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Marseille
    Ok here is a suggestion...Write your article in your original language and then use Google translate to translate it to english. Make a few minor changes and maybe that might work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    If you think EZA are hard, then try getting your work published by a real publishing house, and watch the number of reject slips you'll receive.

    Why should EZA or anyone else have to lower their standards because you refuse to raise your standards.

    Don't like EZA then stop using them, plain and simple. To say they are racist is the most stupid comment. EZA have their own rules, and it is their website and they are allowed to make those rules and enforce them.

    So if we go to your site and start telling you how to run it what do you think.

    Let me use Stephen and Allen as an example here.

    I go to you site and tell you what I want changed and how to change it.
    Stephen goes to your site and tells you what he wants changed, but if you do that then I won't like it because I want something different.
    Allen goes and he hates both our suggestions, and tells you that you must follow his advice.

    See the problem 3 different people who will want 3 different things, so how as a webmaster do you make the changes to suit us all. You don't you decide the site and stick to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author teenmoney
    EZA is great. It really isnt that hard to get into. You just need to make your articles make sense. As long as they are decently grammatically sound you should be ok..
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    • Profile picture of the author Janet McLean
      I don't believe they are too strict, but they do have high standards. And I don't think anything is wrong with that.
      While you are learning the english language, why don't you try to find someone who likes writing articles and is good at it, that can look over your work (for a price) make the corrections and then you submit it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
      Just keep going with it.

      I've had my fair share of ezine article rejections but I kept re-editing and
      re-submitting my problem articles until I got to the point where I didn't have as many rejections anymore. Took time, but I got there.

      It used to take them 5-7 days to approve my articles now they approve them in less than 24 hours. So if I can do it, anyone can. Trust me.

      Persistence is the key, keep going, keep learning and keep improving.

      Best of luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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        i do learn a lot, and i do try to improve myself in any way i can.
        If you can't get the writing down, maybe you could hire a proofreader to edit your articles. Not sure how much someone would charge, but I can't imagine it would be too much for a 300-500 word article. If you have the money to spare, this might be your best option.
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    No sympathy here either. A simple solution is to just have someone who is fluent in English read them over before you submit them. Probably just a few funky things that are making them get rejected. Anyone who knows English well can correct your mistakes a couple of minutes I would imagine. We all go through our own frustrations with internet marketing, but just figure out a different way. No big deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexei_aus
    i dont think its such a big deal.

    you actually got articles disapproved?
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    EZA sadistic and racist?? I would call that an exaggeration.
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  • Profile picture of the author futurebells
    Improve your Grammar and Spelling before blaming someone...
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      That was a great example Bev.

      3 different article marketers who have three totally different styles of doing it.

      I can only imagine how many different types of article marketers Mr. K-night has to deal with!

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      • Profile picture of the author Lambert Klein
        Well because there are some out there that do delibertly use too many keywords thinking that will help ther SE rankings they hurt the rest of us. I guess the article directories have to be stricker with all of us.

        I hardly ever get declined, but once in a while I do and it's just frustrating because I know the article is fine.

        That's just the way it is. So I re-write it even if it loses some of it's meaning. If I feel it will lose too much meaning and be confusing, then I will just post it on my blog instead so that it makes sense.

        Just the things you have to do when people abuse.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Here's an off-the-wall suggestion if you'd like to improve your articles in English...

          Read a variety of fiction - in English.

          An ESL teacher I once met required her students to complete a reading list she provided. It included a wide variety of genres, from classic horror to westerns to Danielle Steele and Harold Robbins. The list included romance, adventure, mysteries, you name it.

          The course lasted the length of a two-year, post-high school vocational training program. She showed me samples of her students' writing at various points in the course. The difference was quite dramatic, even in a short time.

          Effective fiction does a good job of communicating both facts and feelings with just words.

          So my suggestion is to grab a novel, in English, in a genre you like. Find a quiet place and start each day reading for 30-60 minutes. I think you'll be surprised at how quickly you start getting more articles accepted.

          Good luck to you...
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          • Profile picture of the author NiallR
            Absolutely fantastic idea.

            Actually I'm reading more lately than I have in a while and my writing style is definitely improving and is more fluid.

            Read more. Learn from those who can and do write for a living :-)


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            • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
              כדוגמה, כתבתי זה באנגלית ואז הרצתי זאת דרך אנגלית אונליין למתרגם של עברית. האם אתה חושב שקוראים בישראל תמצא מאמר שלם כתב כמו זה קל לקרוא? האם הם ירצו לחזור לקרוא את התשלום הבא בבלוג שלי?

              For those that don't speak Hebrew - I ran the above through an online Hebrew translator. This is what is said in English:
              "As an example, I wrote this in English and then ran it through an online English to Hebrew translator. Do you think readers in Israel would find a whole article written like this easy to read? Would they want to come back to read the next installment on my blog?"

              I think it's hard for anyone to understand how what they write in their second language sounds to others. Do you know the UK tv programme Allo Allo. The policeman in there was a great example of how speaking French poorly can sound silly to the French.
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              • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

                כדוגמה, כתבתי זה באנגלית ואז הרצתי זאת דרך אנגלית אונליין למתרגם של עברית. האם אתה חושב שקוראים בישראל תמצא מאמר שלם כתב כמו זה קל לקרוא? האם הם ירצו לחזור לקרוא את התשלום הבא בבלוג שלי?

                For those that don't speak Hebrew - I ran the above through an online Hebrew translator. This is what is said in English:
                "As an example, I wrote this in English and then ran it through an online English to Hebrew translator. Do you think readers in Israel would find a whole article written like this easy to read? Would they want to come back to read the next installment on my blog?"

                I think it's hard for anyone to understand how what they write in their second language sounds to others. Do you know the UK tv programme Allo Allo. The policeman in there was a great example of how speaking French poorly can sound silly to the French.
                Just for kicks, I ran your Hebrew quote through a Hebrew to English translator. Here's what came back...

                "As an example, I wrote it in English and then I ran it through the online English translator of Hebrew. Do you think they call Israel, you'll find an article he wrote as a whole is easy to read? Do they want to go back to read the next payment on my blog?"

                Not sure it means anything...
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              • Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

                כדוגמה, כתבתי זה באנגלית ואז הרצתי זאת דרך אנגלית אונליין למתרגם של עברית. האם אתה חושב שקוראים בישראל תמצא מאמר שלם כתב כמו זה קל לקרוא? האם הם ירצו לחזור לקרוא את התשלום הבא בבלוג שלי?

                For those that don't speak Hebrew - I ran the above through an online Hebrew translator. This is what is said in English:
                "As an example, I wrote this in English and then ran it through an online English to Hebrew translator. Do you think readers in Israel would find a whole article written like this easy to read? Would they want to come back to read the next installment on my blog?"

                I think it's hard for anyone to understand how what they write in their second language sounds to others. Do you know the UK tv programme Allo Allo. The policeman in there was a great example of how speaking French poorly can sound silly to the French.
                I am not doing it, I am really trying and I do write in English.
                My English is not that bad, I have grammar errors and I always double check myself with any available tool I can find.
                I guess it's not enough.

                Thank you all for your posts, and I am sorry for starting my thread this way. I should have start it asking if anyone know about any grammar tools that i can use to help me in MY own grammar problems.

                P.S. Sorry for my grammar

                Shlomi
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                • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
                  Hi Shlomi

                  Now if you asked that question in the first place... :-)

                  There's an excellent book - 'Essential Grammar In Use' by Raymond Murphy (Cambridge University Press)

                  I used to teach ESOL and have used it many times for lessons. Some of the students had their own copies.

                  It is a self-study reference and practical book for elementary students of English and also has the answers. The copy I have also includes a free pull-out grammar reference pocket guide.

                  It is not just for other nationalities to learn English but is also ideal for native English speakers to brush up on their grammar.

                  That book would be a very good investment for you and in no time you should make your money back as your articles improve.

                  Best wishes

                  Mary
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        • Profile picture of the author ildarius
          Take some English classes, you have very strong English schools in Israel.

          I'm not a native English speaker either, but I do get around. My articles get accepted
          and bring in the sales.

          Your English is very descent as it is, just keep practicing, reading and learning. The articles will get accepted in no time.

          My 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Lin
    Sometime EZA does thing randomly. If you don't like them there are other options.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    I really do not understand all of these problems people are having with EZA. I very rarely have an article rejected by them and if I do only a minor adjustment is needed. Just follow their editorial guidelines and you will get your articles approved. It is as easy at that. If you throw a bunch of crap up there then it should be rejected.
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  • Profile picture of the author chucknnita
    There are a lot of American immigrants and expats in Israel. Some have kids in school. Write the article and see if you can get a high school kid to just clean it up for a couple of bucks. That way you can get some things published while your straightening out your grammar situation. Don't get too discouraged, there is always a way.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Been Submitting Articles since Sept 1 to EZA. I have gotten 26 Articles approved. My Affiliate Sales have been up moderately. But where I have seen the greatest spike is in Adsense which has tripled !
    I plan to keep up submitting a dozen or so a month for many years to come.
    Its just a great way to build backlink juice and get organic traffic from Google !! A No Brainer, IMHO !
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    • Profile picture of the author Franck Silvestre
      Just a question: Why only a dozen a month while you know that your sales are growing? Don't you want more sales?

      Submit more than a dozen and see how it goes. 50 per month is a good starting point.

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      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Been Submitting Articles since Sept 1 to EZA. I have gotten 26 Articles approved. My Affiliate Sales have been up moderately. But where I have seen the greatest spike is in Adsense which has tripled !
      I plan to keep up submitting a dozen or so a month for many years to come.
      Its just a great way to build backlink juice and get organic traffic from Google !! A No Brainer, IMHO !
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott_Thomas
    I believe it is a good thing that eZine Articles actually reviews and rejects articles that don't meet their guidelines. It lends greater credibility to their site and results in higher quality articles. If they accepted everything without any review it would end up being a garbage dump and the good articles would be buried.

    I've had articles rejected and I've had articles accepted. When they are rejected there are always clear reasons indicated for the rejection; which makes it easy to edit and resubmit.
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