Alternative to EzineArticles

by samish
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I've tried three times to submit to EzineArticles. They rejected me three times. This is not to talk about time wasted for the answer. May be because English is not my native language.

- What is EzineArtilces have that other don't?
- How about these I found on google?
- How do you write do increase your chance of acceptance?

Comments welcome.
#alternative #ezinearticles
  • Profile picture of the author calfred
    Dear samish,

    Go for ArticlesBase.com.

    They rank as well as EzineArticles.com articles.

    Trust me on this one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
      Originally Posted by calfred View Post

      Dear samish,

      Go for ArticlesBase.com.

      They rank as well as EzineArticles.com articles.

      Trust me on this one.
      I have 33 articles on ezinearticles but recently since they changed the min. word count to 400 I cant get an article approved. they must have raised the bar because I never had a problem in the past.
      I heard articlebase is "donotfollow' and ezinearticle is "dofollow"
      Is this true?
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    • Profile picture of the author ksmusselman
      Originally Posted by calfred View Post

      Dear samish,

      Go for ArticlesBase.com.

      They rank as well as EzineArticles.com articles.

      Trust me on this one.
      I get about as much traffic from ArticlesBase.com as ezinearticles, yes. I still use ezinearticles, but I submit to ArticlesBase and IdeaMarketers also.
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    • Profile picture of the author paintbrush4u
      Originally Posted by calfred View Post

      Dear samish,

      Go for ArticlesBase.com.

      They rank as well as EzineArticles.com articles.

      Trust me on this one.
      Have you studied the effect of Google's farmer update on content farms like EZA and the like....?
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        Originally Posted by paintbrush4u View Post

        Have you studied the effect of Google's farmer update on content farms like EZA and the like....?
        I have - in great detail as a matter of fact.

        The funny thing is that both of the sites he said to trust him about have been hit very, very hard by Google since the last week of February.

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        • Profile picture of the author phmoisan
          Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

          I have - in great detail as a matter of fact.

          The funny thing is that both of the sites he said to trust him about have been hit very, very hard by Google since the last week of February.

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          Thanks for this and your other feedback in this thread, Allen.
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        • Profile picture of the author paintbrush4u
          Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

          I have - in great detail as a matter of fact.

          The funny thing is that both of the sites he said to trust him about have been hit very, very hard by Google since the last week of February.

          Allen

          Exactly my point....Most of the content farms have been blown out of water...
          However Squidoo has survived the farmer update....Do you know why?
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  • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
    Originally Posted by samish View Post

    I've tried three times to submit to EzineArticles. They rejected me three times. This is not to talk about time wasted for the answer. May be because English is not my native language.

    - What is EzineArtilces have that other don't?
    - How about these I found on google?
    - How do you write do increase your chance of acceptance?

    Comments welcome.
    1. Ezine focuses heavily (to a degree) on high quality content and they have increased the strictness of their editorial process as of late.

    2. The main sites I would focus on (IMO) would be EZA, ArticlesBase, and Goarticles.

    3. One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard (which was from Jeff Herring btw) and can really sum up the definition of high quality content for me is to write content that you would be proud to have your name on. The reason this advice hit home for me is because I do have content out there I've written awhile ago that I definitely want to remain incognito on... lol. But, there are many things that I wrote that I would be proud to say I've wrote... and go figure, those are the articles that are highly successful.

    Nevertheless, if English is your second language, I would recommend learning it more (sorry for the simple answer), and/or consider outsourcing?

    Good luck in the future.
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    • Profile picture of the author samish
      Originally Posted by ajbarnes777 View Post

      1. Ezine focuses heavily (to a degree) on high quality content and they have increased the strictness of their editorial process as of late.

      2. The main sites I would focus on (IMO) would be EZA, ArticlesBase, and Goarticles.

      3. One of the best pieces of advice I ever heard (which was from Jeff Herring btw) and can really sum up the definition of high quality content for me is to write content that you would be proud to have your name on. The reason this advice hit home for me is because I do have content out there I've written awhile ago that I definitely want to remain incognito on... lol. But, there are many things that I wrote that I would be proud to say I've wrote... and go figure, those are the articles that are highly successful.

      Nevertheless, if English is your second language, I would recommend learning it more (sorry for the simple answer), and/or consider outsourcing?

      Good luck in the future.
      Thank .
      Beside outsourcing, I guess I've to go for alternative way to drive traffic. Learning on the go is what all of us doing every day. But learning when we need is not the option.

      Where can one get access to Jeff Herring material?
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  • Profile picture of the author Affili8ing
    you can look for top 10 article directories, and you will find the best ones.
    in the end you need the directories that rank well on the search enginges
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Affili8ing View Post

      in the end you need the directories that rank well on the search enginges
      No article directories "rank well on search engines".

      Not without doing off-page SEO for them, which is a huge mistake when you can to it for your own site instead, with much better long-term results. Directory articles are published on non-context-relevant, PR-0 pages. How can they possibly "rank well in search engines"?! :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author affilcrazy
        Where do you find the patience?

        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        No article directories "rank well on search engines".

        Not without doing off-page SEO for them, which is a huge mistake when you can to it for your own site instead, with much better long-term results. Directory articles are published on non-context-relevant, PR-0 pages. How can they possibly "rank well in search engines"?! :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author AnneE
          I've had good luck getting GoArticles to rank fairly well. I did create some backlinks to the specific article though.

          You might also want to consider looking for a low-cost service to fix the English in the articles, because most U.S. people will discount advice in an article where the English is very flawed. Or maybe you could find a Warrior to team up with -- someone who would fix your English in exchange for you providing them with some content or a link from your site, etc.

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          • Profile picture of the author samish
            Originally Posted by AnneE View Post

            I've had good luck getting GoArticles to rank fairly well. I did create some backlinks to the specific article though.

            You might also want to consider looking for a low-cost service to fix the English in the articles, because most U.S. people will discount advice in an article where the English is very flawed. Or maybe you could find a Warrior to team up with -- someone who would fix your English in exchange for you providing them with some content or a link from your site, etc.

            Anne
            Thanks Anne.
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          • Profile picture of the author prettysavvy
            Originally Posted by AnneE View Post

            You might also want to consider looking for a low-cost service to fix the English in the articles
            Anne
            Also check Fiverr.com for affordable proofreading gigs.

            Cheers,

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            • Profile picture of the author samish
              Originally Posted by prettysavvy View Post

              Also check Fiverr.com for affordable proofreading gigs.

              Cheers,

              Satu
              Satu,

              Yep. You hit the hot button. How could I never thought about that.

              Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    Ezine and Articlebase are both equally good and effective. One should keep trying with Ezine I suppose.
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  • Profile picture of the author erange
    Agreed: GoArticles, ArticleBase, etc.
    (Here's also a link to some other good directories: List of Article Directories)

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  • Profile picture of the author tobyR
    Yes Ive experienced Ezinearticles getting stricter, they rejected one of mine asking me to edit etc which I've now done 3 times - hope to get it through this time round. But they do rank well. I agree over Articlebase i use them as well
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    There are numerous other directories such as:

    - Articlebase
    - GoArticles ( I use them on a day-to-day basis )
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Goarticles, Why Do? - Welcome to Why Do? , etc...

    Of course there is always your own site.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmillionaire324
    I have the same problem, I will have to check your answers as well haha
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Hi Samish,
    all is not lost.

    I have some of my articles rejected for vairous
    reasons, as others have said Ezinearticles can be
    quite strict and they have different people that
    review articles.

    Sometimes when an article is rejected, rather than
    rewrite it which I find tedious, I will often publish
    it on my own website or submit it to other directories
    where it is often published.

    I have found Ieamarketers a good directory as well
    as Articlebase as others have mentioned.

    Amazines is also good.

    Hope this helps.
    Ged
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    • Profile picture of the author samish
      Originally Posted by Ged3 View Post

      Hi Samish,
      all is not lost.

      I have some of my articles rejected for vairous
      reasons, as others have said Ezinearticles can be
      quite strict and they have different people that
      review articles.

      Sometimes when an article is rejected, rather than
      rewrite it which I find tedious, I will often publish
      it on my own website or submit it to other directories
      where it is often published.

      I have found Ieamarketers a good directory as well
      as Articlebase as others have mentioned.

      Amazines is also good.

      Hope this helps.
      Ged
      Hi Ged,

      Thanks.

      I'm so overwhelmed with all posts in this thread. I've learn a lot.

      While reading these posts, I'm thinking of video. That is to create some videos and post on youtube. I've seen sites that ranked high on google.
      Any comment?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    I have always had great success with Associated Content, I get paid for each article and I continually get high quailty traffic from my articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    A lot of directories have been majorly slapped by Google over the last couple of months.

    Everyone keeps mentioning ArticlesBase. They were one of the hardest hit sites in both Panda updates...as was EZA (In the US and UK).

    GoArticles, interestingly enough, didn't appear to be hit by the updates at all. Go figure - they allow anything! LOL

    Maybe I'm missing something (if so, please let me know), but as far as article pages on directories not ranking well in search engines, I'd have to disagree based on the data I have. Not because I own article directories and I want to mislead people to keep people using them, but because I have watched thousands of article directory articles rank #1 in all search engines with no off-page activity whatsoever and for some rather competitive search phrases - for years.

    If your articles are not ranking well in search engines (and if that is what you want) then you are simply not doing it right.

    How can anyone say article directory articles don't rank well without off-page work and why would they say it unless that is the experience that THEY are having? It's just not true when you listen, test and analyze your results. I don't mean test to prove it wrong, I mean test to get it right. It works - and I see it every single day.

    If you write well - I mean really well - then feel free to apply at my main directory. There's a signup link below, as well as a link to a WF blog post showing our increase in traffic since Panda came around.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gifted SEO
    Personally I would consider not using articles anyway. After the panda update lately ezine and all the others have been hit hard. It is clear that Google doesn't consider a lot of article sites as high quality and the links you can get from them are not as good for SEO as they used to be.
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      Originally Posted by Gifted SEO View Post

      After the panda update lately ezine and all the others have been hit hard. It is clear that Google doesn't consider a lot of article sites as high quality and the links you can get from them are not as good for SEO as they used to be.
      That isn't a reason not to use article directories. :rolleyes:

      It's just a reason not to use them for backlinks.

      There's nothing wrong with using them as directories, and some of us very successfully base our business partly on doing so.

      Article directories were never designed or intended for people to use them primarily for backlinks in the first place, and doing so has been futile for years. That's not what "article marketing" is all about.

      Originally Posted by Dmreed4311 View Post

      I heard articlebase is "donotfollow' and ezinearticle is "dofollow" Is this true?
      True? Yes.

      Relevant? No, not at all.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        That isn't a reason not to use article directories. :rolleyes:

        It's just a reason not to use them for backlinks.

        There's nothing wrong with using them as directories, and some of us very successfully base our business partly on doing so.

        Article directories were never designed or intended for people to use them primarily for backlinks in the first place, and doing so has been futile for years. That's not what "article marketing" is all about.



        True? Yes.

        Relevant? No, not at all.
        Why is it not relevant? I thought it was important. please explain, thanks.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by Dmreed4311 View Post

          Why is it not relevant? I thought it was important. please explain, thanks.
          No-follow backlinks "still count". And all article directory backlinks are non-context-relevant, PR-0 backlinks anyway, so the difference is minimal (at best).

          There are many threads here explaining/discussing do-follow/no-follow links. This one might start you off, and then there's more here, here, here, here, here, and so on.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            No-follow backlinks "still count". And all article directory backlinks are non-context-relevant, PR-0 backlinks anyway, so the difference is minimal (at best).

            There are many threads here explaining/discussing do-follow/no-follow links. This one might start you off, and then there's more here, here, here, here, here, and so on.
            Thanks I will get to reading, Iam new to all this and have alot to learn.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by Gifted SEO View Post

      Personally I would consider not using articles anyway. After the panda update lately ezine and all the others have been hit hard. It is clear that Google doesn't consider a lot of article sites as high quality and the links you can get from them are not as good for SEO as they used to be.
      There's another blanket statement.

      Not all article directories were affected by Panda negatively.

      You're correct though, when you say that the links are not valued much anymore - but that's not why you should be using article directories in the first place.

      If you're just looking for links, article directories are not the way to do it.

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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    EzineArticles is maintained by editors who are experts at their jobs and would carefully examine all of the submitted stories. It is natural that they reject a lot of articles submitted to their portal but you can write better by practicing, try following patterns and sentence building formulas picked by native speakers and gradually you will be able to write professionally and get your posts published there too.

    But there is no need to worry at all because by searching the net, you will find tons of other article directories which accept most original and unique posts, even if they contain a few typos and grammatical errors. Sites like ArticleDashboard, ArticlesBase, ArticleCat, Amazines could be among the popular ones to mention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    I avoid EzineArticles like the plague! GoArticles is just as good with no headaches!
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  • Profile picture of the author Quasha
    I have posted three times in Ezine article and succeed two times. Sometimes their rules seemed very strict to me. But article base or go article may be good. Though ezine article have many reputation.:p
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  • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
    I use different article directories for different things. What are you hoping to achieve from article marketing.. traffic, backlinks, brand awareness?

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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    If anyone is being rejected by ezine articles - here's the best advice you'll ever get on the subject of article marketing:

    Stop what you are doing right now, this minute, stop. Now either go and learn how to write decent articles or go and hire someone who already knows what they're doing.


    Not being able to get an article accepted by EZA - and believe me, they do accept some rubbish - should be the wake up call that gets you on the right track.

    A writer looking at an article he's written that has just been rejected by EZA should be like a drinker looking a jacket he's just thrown up on. There's nothing you can do right now accept take this as eye-opener.

    Looking for an alternative to EZA is like a a guy with sick on his jacket looking for a bar that'll serve him. Yeah, you'll find an article directory like the drunken loser will find a bar but what good will it do you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
      [QUOTE=Kierkegaard;3722993]If anyone is being rejected by ezine articles - here's the best advice you'll ever get on the subject of article marketing:

      Stop what you are doing right now, this minute, stop. Now either go and learn how to write decent articles or go and hire someone who already knows what they're doing.

      Not being able to get an article accepted by EZA - and believe me, they do accept some rubbish - should be the wake up call that gets you on the right track.

      A writer looking at an article he's written that has just been rejected by EZA should be like a drinker looking a jacket he's just thrown up on. There's nothing you can do right now accept take this as eye-opener.

      Looking for an alternative to EZA is like a a guy with sick on his jacket looking for a bar that'll serve him. Yeah, you'll find an article directory like the drunken loser will find a bar but what good will it do you?[/QUOTE
      You come off like a pompis with you comments, I'm small business man who makes one hell of a living but has been rejected by Ezine a few times.
      I write articles to promote my website and thats it. My education stoped at highschool and thats fine with me, I have employees who have master degrees working for me that could not run a business if they tried.
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  • Profile picture of the author RightGood10
    Go articles is good, not sure how good articlebase is with it being nofollow though.
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  • Profile picture of the author peejaydee
    I'm quite new to the Warrior forum, but discussions on some of the other IM and copywriting forums I use are pointing to Ezine having been adversley affected by the latest Google algorithm update. Now whether that's true or not, I'm not sure, but there is a definite trend of articles taking weeks to be reviewed and approved. If they have been affected due to the possible amount of duplicate and generally poor quality written content on the site, then getting tighter on the quality of accepted submissions would make sense.
    As some others have said here, you need to decide what you're going to get from an Ezine submission. For many, it's purely a backlink, but in reality, it's an advertisement for you or your target website. If the quality of the article you've written isn't up to scratch, Ezine might actually be doing you a favour by not allowing it to get out there with your name on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monkeys
    I have found that I get more people through Ezine than Articlebase.
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  • Profile picture of the author Julie McElroy
    I actually have never submitted to eZine because I wanted to earn money from my articles. So, I went to eHow and Suite 101 (which now have a strict editorial process) instead.

    Now I see how strict Ezne is, I think there may be better alternatives. Strictly based on 2nd hand knowledge, I hear EZA is really frowning upon promotional articles. They have a lot of rules about what you can submit, including topics - get familiar with those rules. If it is even remotely promotional, you have a good chance of getting rejected. You may want to consider "neutral" topics to get your foot in the door.

    Otherwise, try the other article sites or places like Scribd.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wills
    I think you might be best trying to find why the articles are not being accepted first, before going to other directories. I know it can be a bit of a pain to do this, but if it helps you put out better quality, it should be worth it, right?

    If English isn't your first language, that could be the problem. You could have your articles proof read on fiverr.com, to see if this helps. There is also software you can buy, to correct the grammar of your articles. You may want to check that out.

    Just to clarify; I am not saying that your articles are bad quality, EZA will flag up small problems that can be easily fixed.
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  • Profile picture of the author joinmyclub
    Originally Posted by samish View Post

    I've tried three times to submit to EzineArticles. They rejected me three times. This is not to talk about time wasted for the answer. May be because English is not my native language.

    - What is EzineArtilces have that other don't?
    - How about these I found on google?
    - How do you write do increase your chance of acceptance?

    Comments welcome.
    Try articlebase.com it also rank high like enzine and it's not strict so your article can be accepted and published after 2 days I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author isbcsaurabh
    Well! Ezine Articles is hardly of any importance now.
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