How To Find EZA Articles With More Than 20,000 Views

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Don't know if this has been mentioned before. But, I've been able
to use this simple Google search trick to uncover keywords, niches,
backlinks, and affiliate programs I have never heard of before.

Hope it helps at least one Warrior Anyway, here's my give ...


Just type or paste this into Google:

site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed" 20000..1000000 times


What you are looking at is an unsorted list of EZA articles with views
between 20,000 up to 1 million.

It's not perfect. Google likes to also include lesser articles with bolded "id"
numbers and large numbers a writer may use within the article content.
Haven't found a way to filter those out. Just ignore them.

But all in all, a quick way to view the top performing articles at EZA

From here, you can reverse engineer articles to see why they are performing so well.
For example, it could have:

1. Top 10 rankings in Google, Yahoo, or MSN
2. Hot micro niche with no competition
3. High quality PR backlinks to the article
4. Ranking for multiple keywords
5. Excellent content made it go viral

And so on. The point is, once you know how and why they rock, you can
model their success. Hope this post was useful

~Jeff

P.S. - Hint: The "20000..1000000" modifier in the Google search above was arbitrary,
but my personal favorite. If you use a beginning number LESS than 20000, you get even
more untargeted results. If you use a beginning number GREATER than 20000, you miss
out on some pretty great articles. That's why I use 20000
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    Awesome post...Great advice here. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    That's an excellent tip! Thanks alot, I wish I would've known this sooner :p
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  • Profile picture of the author truelights
    Never thought of that! Thank you so much!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Keyes
    Jeff, wonderful tip. I've found I can get better results with your idea by doing the following:

    - in Google goto advanced search
    - where it says "Find web pages that have..." this exact wording or phrase, I put "This article has been viewed" (no quotes)
    - then in one or more of these words I put "times" (no quotes)
    - then further down where it says Date, usage rights, numeric range and more, click the plus to expand that and fill in a numeric range. I put 800 and 15000.

    Karen
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Williams
      Hey, no problem everyone. Glad I could help really

      Karen: Thanks for the great input! Guess I've just
      gotten used to typing the modifiers out by hand.

      You know, one of the reasons I use the 20000+ figure
      is to find wildly successful articles on EZA. My thinking is
      if just 1 article is pulling all that traffic, the niche is
      probably grossly under-served or the marketer knows
      exactly how to promote that article in their niche.

      Also, if an article has been pulling down traffic for 5
      years consistently, I'm all over it. Any article with that
      kind of staying power is exactly what I want to duplicate.

      Articles that stay at the top of Google for 5 years? Sounds
      great to me

      Now, if we could only get a software programmer to create
      an EZA search tool that would filter out the ID tags and content
      numbers, deliver the search results from the most popular article
      on down, and have a built-in backlink checker. (Hint, Hint lol)

      Anyways, thanks everybody for the input. I'm glad I could
      contribute something useful

      ~Jeff
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      • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
        Originally Posted by Jeff Williams View Post

        Now, if we could only get a software programmer to create
        an EZA search tool that would filter out the ID tags and content
        numbers, deliver the search results from the most popular article
        on down, and have a built-in backlink checker. (Hint, Hint lol)
        Thanks Jeff and Karen for this great tip.

        Re software tool: WARNING: This won't work that easy because EZA tracks the IP of every request and bans you very quickly. You can only get unbanned by writing an email and hope they look at it. If you use such a software it will ban you after a few requests already.

        EZA is working on an API service but as I know it's not available yet.

        Gunter
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      • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
        Originally Posted by Jeff Williams View Post

        Now, if we could only get a software programmer to create
        an EZA search tool that would filter out the ID tags and content
        numbers, deliver the search results from the most popular article
        on down, and have a built-in backlink checker. (Hint, Hint lol)
        ~Jeff
        Well this won't do everything you asked for but it will eliminate the false hits for large numbers and "IDs". Just a little something I threw together with Yahoo Pipes and Dapper. Just fill in the Keyword Field (optional) and click "run pipe"

        You can play with the view counts and number/page of results. I haven't done a ton of testing with this so if you find any anomalies let me know.

        Pipes: EZA Views
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Williams
          James: Thanks for the pipes - Going to have to take a look at that tonight. Never thought to try that.

          Gunter: No worries, I wasn't planning anything. But thank you for the warning. Wouldn't want to give anyone any bad ideas ...

          Got me thinking though. Instead of going through all the trouble of refining searches, why not just ask Chris Knight over at EZA if this is something they would consider providing.

          They already have the info, and they have the Top 30 sections on the blog:

          Most Viewed: Most Viewed Articles
          Most Published: Most Published Articles

          If they expanded those sections greatly, it would be a very valuable resource for the authors I would think.

          I'm sure the whole EZA team is busy with other things, but it never hurts to ask. Anyway, I wrote Chris the suggestion to see if that's something he wants to do. If I hear anything, I'll let you guys know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    Thanks for that. I manually go through the top 10 most viewed list for different categories and see where else it takes me. Yours is a great method and I never thought to use it. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Keyes
    Another point to add is to make sure to factor in the publish date of the article. For instance you might find an article with a lot of views but it's been published for 5 years. So weigh that into consideration as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Thanks a lot man.

    I am an avid article writer and this is very useful

    Thanks

    Omar!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
    Great tip. Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about EA.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neil S
    Wow this is a great tip. Nice addition as well Karen.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    I have learned something and that one you were looking to help was me. This will save me so much time. Great tip and thank you for posting it.

    Benjamin
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    • Profile picture of the author joan007
      Thank you to both Jeff and Karen. This is really useful information for doing some good analysis.

      Joan
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeWords
    So simple and genius at the same time. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamPichardo
    Great tip. Thats a little nugget of gold right there. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Thanks for that nice tip. I found other ways of getting similar information but this is top notch.
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  • Just as MikeWords said; So simple and genius at the same time. Thanks a lot, great tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author jhiggins
    Jeff,

    This is a nice tip. Thanks for sharing and not keeping it to yourself.

    Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel2010
    Thanks, Jeff for this golden information. Now I can start writing. I will check out those pipes too.

    I used that information to find this article "Free PSP Game Downloads Sites - Do They Exist?" This article has been viewed 104475 time(s) March 08, 2008. and following Karen's advice, I put 2008 in Advanced search.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamLewi
    thank you for the nice tip.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Hearder
    Wow..

    Excellent technique! Thank you very much.

    This is a real goldmine of opportunity you have just given us..
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    • Profile picture of the author Michelle Adams
      I love quick and easy tips like this, thanks for sharing. Like you said, this is a great way to find an under served market.
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    • Profile picture of the author Max Ramocsai
      Nice tip. Pretty damn creative.

      What I usually do in order to see what is working for others in terms of article marketing is I just look at the most viewed articles in my niche or in any niche for that matter.
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      • Profile picture of the author EricGiguere
        This query seems to be even better at finding things:

        site:ezinearticles.com "this article has been viewed * time(s)" 10000..99999 "golf club"

        This finds articles about "golf club" that have high viewing numbers.

        Notice the use of the "*" operator and the exact phrase "time(s)" instead of "times". To change the topic in question, change "golf clubs" to whatever. To look at random high-view articles, just drop "golf clubs" entirely.
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  • Profile picture of the author cosmoe1
    thanks jeff, will give it a try.

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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Hello Jeff,

    This is great information on EzineArticles and I will use it this week

    All the Best
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
    Hi Jeff

    Many thanks for the tip and thanks to Karen too.

    I usually look at the most viewed and most published (must be good if they get published) and keep going from there.

    That's my plans for an easy evening out the window!

    Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan700
    Originally Posted by Jeff Williams View Post

    Don't know if this has been mentioned before. But, I've been able
    to use this simple Google search trick to uncover keywords, niches,
    backlinks, and affiliate programs I have never heard of before.

    Hope it helps at least one Warrior Anyway, here's my give ...


    Just type or paste this into Google:

    site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed" 20000..1000000 times
    The full string including dates can be found here by Jack Duncan.
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ss-spying.html

    I've changed the numbers and added search terms to it to get the results that I wanted depending on what I was looking for and it still works So don't be afraid to modify it.
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