EZA 9 day approval time

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Hello,

Despite the complaints about EZa being stricter, I have managed to get a fairly basic article approved on my basic plus account, though it took a 9 days to get approved.

Hopefully, the stricter guidelines will help those articles that get approved feel more love.

Unfortunately though, Buzzle just rejected a very similar article (not the same, but very similar) and blocked my account, which I found a bit rude. In the past, EZA would always tell me what my mistake was, but Buzzle have just blocked me and refused to discuss.
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  • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
    Buzzle is a useless waste of time IMO. They require unique content that can't be syndicated elsewhere, without offering you any way to monetize that content. You're giving those clowns hard work for nothing, adding to their authority and web presence for extremely limited returns. Quality writing is such that any respectable directory would either pay you outright to house, or offer other options to make money on the writing and effort.

    I'd never submit anything to that directory. May as well answer wanted ads and tell the folks asking that I'll work for free in order to get their lousy job. Bloody nonsense.

    /rant
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOFocused
    i have the same exp with buzzle. they blocked my account without any explanation. articles are still there and i can login but cannot submit any more articles. wierd. i have another account there which is active but dont bother submitting there anymore

    good to see your eza basic plus takes 9 days. its takes me 9 days with my platinum account these days
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapskatemate
    Thanks for the replies. Glad to hear that the productive step forward is to ignore Buzzle and just move on to the next place.

    What do people think of article dashboard? I have been waiting 10 days for an approval. Are they approving at all?
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
      Originally Posted by cheapskatemate View Post

      Thanks for the replies. Glad to hear that the productive step forward is to ignore Buzzle and just move on to the next place.

      What do people think of article dashboard? I have been waiting 10 days for an approval. Are they approving at all?
      Hey CheapSkateMate! 9 or 10 days for approval doesn't seem that long to me as I run a new article/blog directory that has gained a lot of submissions and users quickly. I am currently still reviewing submissions from March 1st with over 15,000 articles in queue to be reviewed by me. The point... If the article directory is worth it for you, then the review time shouldn't matter too much. Although, we all want our articles approved the minute we hit the submit button... It just isn't possible in most cases, especially with one man(or one woman) operations.

      I also don't think Buzzle is worth your efforts. Find a new article directory to take their place and move on.
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  • Profile picture of the author bahama
    fwiw its been taking me at least 14 days for approval on EZA
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapskatemate
    My most recent article took 13 days to get approval.

    I'm hoping that with the decrease in approvals my articles will get more love, hugs and cuddles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    If you are writing fast trendy articles it might not be the best place for you to submit them since it takes so long to approve the trend will be over quick.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      If Buzzle has absolutely no benefits at all, why submit there?

      What am I missing?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        If Buzzle has absolutely no benefits at all, why submit there?
        No reason I can think of. It would have no benefits for me, so I don't. I've never submitted an article there at all, and certainly don't intend to start now ... :p

        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        What am I missing?
        Nothing.

        (I think that the majority of people who submit to Buzzle don't quite understand the difference between "duplicate content" and "syndicated content" - either that, or they don't quite understand the difference between "original content" and "unique content" - and in any case they don't realise that it's completely unreasonable for a directory to accept only previously unpublished content, and not at all in an author's interests to supply it on that basis. I strongly suspect that the majority of article directory marketers - many of whom imagine that they're actually "article marketers" - fall within that group, though ... so it doesn't exactly leave Buzzle short of authors!)
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        • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
          I recently had an approval email from a directory just over a year after the article had been submitted so 9 days doesn't seem such a stretch

          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          (I think that the majority of people who submit to Buzzle don't quite understand the difference between "duplicate content" and "syndicated content" - either that, or they don't quite understand the difference between "original content" and "unique content" - and in any case they don't realise that it's completely unreasonable for a directory to accept only previously unpublished content, and not at all in an author's interests to supply it on that basis.
          That I agree with. Unless Buzzle pay for previously unpublished content I don't know how they can expect uniqueness.

          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          I strongly suspect that the majority of article directory marketers - many of whom imagine that they're actually "article marketers" - fall within that group, though ... so it doesn't exactly leave Buzzle short of authors!)
          I agree with a lot of things that you say Alexa but that comes across as patronising. Sorry but it does to me.
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by PatriciaJ View Post

            I agree with a lot of things that you say Alexa but that comes across as patronising. Sorry but it does to me.
            I do see exactly what you mean, Patricia - and you're quite right to say so, of course.

            Note to self: don't post late at night when overtired and not feeling too well! :p

            I do apologise unreservedly for that. Of course, with the benefit of hindsight I readily see how what I said could have come across that way, although obviously that wasn't my intention, and I'm now embarrassed by the wording I used. Please excuse me.
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            • Profile picture of the author webwriter
              I'm a Platinum author at EZA and find that it also takes a few days for my articles to be approved. I've learned to be patient and write more new articles in the meantime.
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              • Profile picture of the author theemperor
                Perhaps the benefit of Buzzle is to post there first, (i.e. it really is "previously unpublished") then 2 seconds later post to your blog and every other directory you have on your target list.

                I might be wrong - shoot me if you want. Just an idea.
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                  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
                    Moot Point?

                    I think the OP is trying to say that strictness and long approval times are a good thing, because if you get approved you have less competition. . Despite the title of the thread the discussion has become about Buzzle.
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            • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              I do see exactly what you mean, Patricia - and you're quite right to say so, of course.

              Note to self: don't post late at night when overtired and not feeling too well! :p

              I do apologise unreservedly for that. Of course, with the benefit of hindsight I readily see how what I said could have come across that way, although obviously that wasn't my intention, and I'm now embarrassed by the wording I used. Please excuse me.
              Alexa excused I feel like a schoolmarm now.

              I know what you mean about late night posting, I felt bad today when I remembered what I had posted.

              But, many of us on this forum fall into what you have categorised 'article directory marketers' and many of us do not have the wonderful talent that you have for writing. I know that you give a lot of great advice on here and I appreciate that but we all need to remember (including myself) that it doesn't help others if they are made to feel like lesser mortals.

              Hope you are feeling better today
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      • Profile picture of the author JRCarson
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        If Buzzle has absolutely no benefits at all, why submit there?

        What am I missing?
        The fact that he had to submit and get rejected in order to find out it wasn't worth his time.
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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    Everyone has been moaning about EZA but I've just had a good 7-8 articles approved within 8 days. I'm on a Basic Plus Account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    After submitting over 100+ articles to Buzzle, I stopped submitting to them about a year ago. The traffic compared to Go Articles, EZA, Idea Marketers, and Website Articles (dot net) was laughable, the SEO benefits and linking almost equally as laughable. In terms of effort versus reward / ROI, I don't find Buzzle worth the effort. Sheesh, I'd rather submit to Associated Content and get paid a few cents or a few dollars for my article!

    My articles at EZA get published anywhere from 24 hours to about 5 days on my free Platinum account. I actually don't worry too much about the approval times because our writing staff is very consistent with our submissions, so it creates a content funnel that is virtually never-ending. If you're consistent with your authoring and submissions, as well as your quality, you're going to be better off in the long run.

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  • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
    Warriors still use EZA? For the time and hassle it takes you could have uploaded to 2 equally as good directories and made a youtube video with an IN-YOUR-FACE call to action.

    Over the course of 2 years.. your 20 "approved" EZA's could be 80 keyword riddled articles and 40 videos each with 1000 views.

    EZA is a quality source for articles but it isn't the marketing machine it once was. For me anyway.

    Lou
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post

      Warriors still use EZA? For the time and hassle it takes you could have uploaded to 2 equally as good directories and made a youtube video with an IN-YOUR-FACE call to action.

      Over the course of 2 years.. your 20 "approved" EZA's could be 80 keyword riddled articles and 40 videos each with 1000 views.

      EZA is a quality source for articles but it isn't the marketing machine it once was. For me anyway.

      Lou
      Yes; people do still use it, for the very reason you just mentioned (it being a "quality source for articles"): it's the the most effective, free, non-niche-specific article directory out there from which to acquire widespread syndication of your articles. When webmasters think of hitting article directories for some free content to republish, EZA is the one most of them think of first. And quite often last, for that matter, it seems. :p

      Also, comparing article marketing to video marketing is comparing apples to oranges; your apparent preference for video it isn't much relevant to this thread's discussion, really.
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      • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
        Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

        Yes; people do still use it, for the very reason you just mentioned (it being a "quality source for articles"): it's the the most effective, free, non-niche-specific article directory out there from which to acquire widespread syndication of your articles. When webmasters think of hitting article directories for some free content to republish, EZA is the one most of them think of first. And quite often last, for that matter, it seems. :p

        Also, comparing article marketing to video marketing is comparing apples to oranges; your apparent preference for video it isn't much relevant to this thread's discussion, really.
        I disagree, but thanks for your opinion.

        My traffic has grown 10x since I stopped using EZA and focused the time on other directories and video sites that ALL allow syndication without the added headache that comes with EZA.

        Also, could you point out where you've added benefit to this thread?
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        • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
          Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post

          My traffic has grown 10x since I stopped using EZA and focused the time on other directories and video sites that ALL allow syndication without the added headache that comes with EZA.
          It sounds to me like you were using EZA (or article directories in general) more for backlinks and "article directory marketing" than article syndication, though (in terms of your leveraging their authority to gain search-engine rankings).

          EZA is, for many people, the undisputed king of article directories when it comes to facilitating the passive syndication of one's articles. Different people have different experiences, of course, and I'm not saying the other directories never facilitate syndication; but EZA, on the whole, seems to be the outright winner for a great many people, in this regard, and that's why they continue using it.

          And they don't do video instead, because they're article writers/marketers - not video producers/marketers. :p

          Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post

          Also, could you point out where you've added benefit to this thread?
          Sorry if I sounded somewhat abrupt there, Louis - not my intention.

          I'm not claiming to have added value to the thread, nor am I claiming that you haven't ... I was just pointing out that the thread is about articles, not videos, so bringing video into it - particularly in such a context as to imply it's always going to be superior to article marketing, just because you've had better success with it - is kind of a moot point. If the thread title/question was something like "article marketing vs. video marketing - which one to choose?", that'd be a different story altogether. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post

      Over the course of 2 years.. your 20 "approved" EZA's could be 80 keyword riddled articles and 40 videos each with 1000 views.
      They can anyway, Lou, if that's what you want.

      The two are not mutually exclusive.

      EZA is an additional use of one's content, not an alternative use of it. It takes about 20 seconds to paste an article into an EZA submission-form after publishing it elsewhere. There's no downside.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post

      Warriors still use EZA? For the time and hassle it takes you could have uploaded to 2 equally as good directories and made a youtube video with an IN-YOUR-FACE call to action.

      Over the course of 2 years.. your 20 "approved" EZA's could be 80 keyword riddled articles and 40 videos each with 1000 views.

      EZA is a quality source for articles but it isn't the marketing machine it once was. For me anyway.

      Lou
      While you're absolutely right Louis, the OP was referring to EZA and Buzzle, so we answered it in that context. He wasn't asking about other directories or video marketing.

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  • Profile picture of the author brik2500
    As long as you have good content...then you'll be able to get approved with no worries!

    BEST

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  • Profile picture of the author darren13
    Glad i found this thread i was getting worried that it has been taking longer for my ezine articles to get approved. 14 days for the last few. I didn't really want to write to them asking whats up.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelmac
    I'm a Platinum author on EZA and my articles are taking from 18-36 hours for submission to approved/published status...an excellent timescale i think.
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