question about ezine articles?

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Hello everybody, :confused:
i have a question, i am doing some article marketing for my website and i'm submitting articles to different directories, ezinearticles is one of them and i would like to know from your experience,
can i submit the same article to all directories?

from experience i know that some directories didn't mind it and they published my article even though i submitted it to a few directories, my concern in ezine!, would ezine publish article i submitted to other directories?

if anyone can advice,

thanks,
Rom
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
    Yes, you can submit the same article to multiple directories, including Ezinearticles. People do this all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author waitingforyou
    you had better submit article to Ezinearticles first. this directory is very strict to article writer.
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      • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
        Okay - I give up :rolleyes:

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        • Profile picture of the author LarryC
          Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

          Okay - I give up :rolleyes:

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          Apparently many people respond to threads without reading them through first. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author sdzh
          Originally Posted by AnniePot View Post

          Okay - I give up :rolleyes:

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          LOL.
          Many thanks for the wordpress link. Pretty much puts the nail in the coffin of the "Post on Ezine first" myth.
          This has proven to be an education thread for me, so thanks to all contributers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Melissa82
    If you are concerned then just submit it to Ezinearticles and wait for approval before a mass submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author romsilvas
    That really helped,
    Thanks guys
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila Dunfrey
    Before submitting your articles to other article directories, submit it first at Ezine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by Sheila Dunfrey View Post

    Before submitting your articles to other article directories, submit it first at Ezine.
    This is false. Before submitting anywhere else put them on your own blog or website.

    Originally Posted by waitingforyou View Post

    you had better submit article to Ezinearticles first. this directory is very strict to article writer.
    Also not true because Ezinearticles accepts articles already on other sites all the time.

    Originally Posted by LarryC View Post

    Yes, you can submit the same article to multiple directories, including Ezinearticles. People do this all the time.
    True and again true

    Originally Posted by romsilvas View Post

    Hello everybody, :confused:
    i have a question, i am doing some article marketing for my website and i'm submitting articles to different directories, ezinearticles is one of them and i would like to know from your experience,
    can i submit the same article to all directories?

    from experience i know that some directories didn't mind it and they published my article even though i submitted it to a few directories, my concern in ezine!, would ezine publish article i submitted to other directories?

    if anyone can advice,

    thanks,
    Rom
    If you want some good advice you should expand your submitting and learn how to use article syndication. Here are some threads to read about it:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...g-success.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...mith-myob.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...explained.html

    Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author DSepanik
    You can use the same article on all directories, but you will have better results using unique articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author romsilvas
    thanks Benjamin, i will look into it
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  • Profile picture of the author Virtual Force
    You can submit your article after ezinearticles approve your article.
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    • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
      Originally Posted by DSepanik View Post

      You can use the same article on all directories, but you will have better results using unique articles.
      This used to be very very very very true, but it is becoming less and less true. You will actually have better results if you try to get your article in front of those that publish ezines and newsletters. Also, try to use guest blogging to get your article out there.

      Originally Posted by romsilvas View Post

      thanks Benjamin, i will look into it
      You are welcome.

      Originally Posted by Virtual Force View Post

      You can submit your article after ezinearticles approve your article.
      You don't have to wait until they approve it. In fact you can submit it to other directories before submitting it to EZA.

      Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author OliverRealize
    All great suggestions for article submissions. May I suggest rounding them off with your own private blog network. Just set them on different hosting accounts.
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    • Don't forget offline. You can approach your local community paper (or perhaps a local business publication). Your mini profile with your web address at the end will drive new traffic to your site.

      Heck, you might even get a regular gig!
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    be careful if you submit to other article sites first. ezine articles has suspended me in the past for duplicate content.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by andynathan View Post

      be careful if you submit to other article sites first. ezine articles has suspended me in the past for duplicate content.
      Duplicate content is when the same content is on a site more than once. One of the following is more likely why you would get suspended.

      They suspended me when I used a penname on there but one of the other directories didn't have a penname facility so I used my normal account with my own name on that directory and it published the article before EZA. Same picture, same author bio, just different name. Had to change the penname to my own before I got unsuspended.

      A couple of occasions my articles were republished from another directory without my details so again my authorship was called into question. Then silly me, I submitted to my own directory using my admin account instead of my author account and even though I noticed shortly afterwards it got indexed under the admin account and that's what they saw for a while.

      I always publish to my own sites first and make sure that they are indexed before submitting anywhere else. That gives me some proof of authorship plus the greater advantage of the articles. Before I used to submit to a handful of directories at the same time, most of which were quicker to publish than EZA, but rather than get the hassle I submit to EZA after my sites and nowhere else until they have been accepted, then I use other directories.

      Can't blame EZA, there are a lot of scum out there who try to use plagiarised articles for their own ends. It's good that there are some directory owners out there who do check despite the masses of time taken.

      So yes you can republish on other directories except for a handful that expect exclusivity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by romsilvas View Post

      i have a question, i am doing some article marketing for my website and i'm submitting articles to different directories, ezinearticles is one of them and i would like to know from your experience,
      can i submit the same article to all directories?
      Originally Posted by romsilvas View Post

      would ezine publish article i submitted to other directories?
      Yes, they will, as long as it complies with their editorial guidelines. This isn't a problem at all and the people telling you it may be have all misunderstood. Honestly.

      Unfortunately, every time someone asks this simple question, they seem to be misinformed by several people, all of them doubtless well-intentioned but actually having misunderstood the issues involved.

      Originally Posted by Sheila Dunfrey View Post

      Before submitting your articles to other article directories, submit it first at Ezine.
      With respect, this is incorrect advice, Sheila. There's absolutely no need to do this, and nothing at all to gain by doing so. (EZA is actually the last place I've submitted all my own articles over the last 3 years.)

      Originally Posted by andynathan View Post

      be careful if you submit to other article sites first.
      This is also incorrect advice. There's nothing to "be careful" of, here: EZA has never required unique content. They don't care whether your article is in 1 other article directory or in 100 of them. Why should they? They have clarified this, yet again, quite recently, on their own blog.

      Originally Posted by andynathan View Post

      ezine articles has suspended me in the past for duplicate content.
      We're not talking about "duplicate content" here, though. We're talking about multiple copies of the same article in different directories. That is NOT "duplicate content". It's syndicated content.

      EZA has suspended you in the past not because your submission wasn't unique but because it wasn't original, and you're confused about the difference between "unique content" and "original content", Andy.

      Clearly they won't allow duplicate content (multiple copies of exactly the same information) on their website, just as you and I won't allow it on yours or mine - that's truly a "duplicate content" issue and is why you got into trouble. What they didn't want was an article of which there was already a copy (of some or all of the information/sentences) in their directory (duplicate content). They don't care about it being in other people's directories, though (syndicated content). Do you see the difference? One relates to "uniqueness" and the other relates to "originality".

      If anyone would like a simple, clearcut, brief explanation of the difference between duplicate content and syndicated content, there's one right here ...

      Article Marketers - Lay the Duplicate Content Myth To Rest Once and For All | Internet Marketing and Publishing

      And if anyone would like clarification about EZA accepting copies of articles which are already in other article directories (under the same author name), it's explained in some detail here ...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post4309204

      Originally Posted by Kathy100 View Post

      I agree with Sheila.
      This subject is hugely misunderstood, in spite of about 100 threads here accurately setting out the realities and defining the terms clearly. Respectfully, Kathy, however many people "agree with Sheila", it doesn't make the information correct, nor does it make the advice valid or helpful to others, I'm afraid: advice based on misinformation helps nobody.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kathleen J
    I agree with Sheila. Submit to Ezine first. My recommendation is to not submit to more than 2 article directories, and only submit original content of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author ionicallyenough
    Ezine don't like it. If you want your articles to stay I would just take a little time to adapt the original text you have already written making it stand on it own but not rewriting the whole thing. It doesn't take too long and will insure your Ezine articles remain. I still get quite a steady stream of traffic off of my ezine articles. I wrote most of these a year ago too. I get nothing from any of the other article places. They were orginal articles too..

    Originally Posted by romsilvas View Post

    Hello everybody, :confused:
    i have a question, i am doing some article marketing for my website and i'm submitting articles to different directories, ezinearticles is one of them and i would like to know from your experience,
    can i submit the same article to all directories?
    Rom
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by ionicallyenough View Post

      Ezine don't like it.
      This is simply not so; it's untrue.

      Originally Posted by ionicallyenough View Post

      If you want your articles to stay I would just take a little time to adapt the original text you have already written making it stand on it own but not rewriting the whole thing.
      This is misguided advice. It's entirely unnecessary to do that.

      Like countless other article marketers here, I have nearly 1,600 articles in EZA, all of which are identical versions to those initially published and indexed on my own site, and to various other copies already published elsewhere before EZA submission.

      With respect, it would really help those asking for advice about this (such as the OP, in this thread) if people would simply READ some of the links and references above rather than just repeating all this inaccurate and misleading advice based entirely on misunderstandings.

      Originally Posted by ionicallyenough View Post

      It doesn't take too long and will insure your Ezine articles remain.
      This simply isn't so: it will have absolutely nothing at all to do with their chances of "remaining".

      These questions are not about "consensuses of opinion".

      These are factual matters.

      The correct answers are all public information (on EZA's blog, and in other places). It's all readily accessible - from authoritative sources who make up the rules - by anyone willing to step out of their comfort-zone for a minute and learn something.

      "Duplicate" and "syndicated" are two different terms with two different meanings.

      "Original" and "unique" are two different terms with two different meanings.

      Google understands them. Ezine Articles understands them. Those of us here making our livings successfully from article marketing understand them. And here's the thing: they're actually not difficult to understand. All that's required is a willingness to read a little and learn something rather than continually repeating misinformation. :rolleyes: :p

      Please excuse me if I appear to be wording it in a "heavy-handed" way. I'm fully aware that nobody here is intentionally trying to mislead anyone else. They are, nevertheless, making it extremely difficult, by repeating these "urban myths of internet marketing", for the forum to fulfil a purpose useful to those seeking information here. And that's actually putting it very tactfully and very mildly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    If you really want to know why not check out what EZA themselves have to say? They have recently revamped and calrifieed thier author guidelines, they can be found here:

    EzineArticles.com - All Editorial Guidelines

    They have a blog post about it here:

    Editorial Guidelines Revamped For Your Success!

    One of the tings they have to say about original content is this:

    All content that is published on EzineArticles must be 100% exclusively owned by you. The content that is submitted CAN be published elsewhere, but must share the same author name everywhere it is published. If you published your article elsewhere and did not include your name, we will not publish your article on our platform. It is important that you own your content no matter where you publish it.
    People often complain that they have been rejected for "duplicate content" when what they mean is that they fell foul of the rule above.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      As always ^ ^ to everything Alexa and Benjamin have already said. Alexa - I envy and admire your seemingly unending patience..

      Regarding the "Duplicate Content" issue - EZine Articles has now restored their Wordpress plugin which enables writers In their exact words to...

      "Save Time. When you write a post on your WordPress blog, you will now be able to submit it to EzineArticles directly from your blog."

      Here is a link to that plugin download page on the EZA site: http://members.ezinearticles.com/tools/wordpress/

      Read it! Does that really sound as if they are condemning sharing your content with them? :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      [QUOTE=Nicola Lane;4938835]If you really want to know why not check out what EZA themselves have to say?

      << All content that is published on EzineArticles must be 100% exclusively owned by you. The content that is submitted CAN be published elsewhere, but must share the same author name everywhere it is published. If you published your article elsewhere and did not include your name, we will not publish your article on our platform. It is important that you own your content no matter where you publish it. >>

      One thing this suggests that I hadn't thought of is that if you use more than one pen name, make sure you use the same name when submitting the same article to different directories. Otherwise it might get rejected, as it won't be clear that the same person wrote it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Kage
    Well, if you publish the article on your site and then on Ezine they will not accept it because it was first published on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Sparda View Post

      Well, if you publish the article on your site and then on Ezine they will not accept it because it was first published on your site.
      There are still people who believe this, I know ... it's completely wrong.

      As mentioned above, all 1,600 of my articles in EZA had originally been published elsewhere, in identical form, and many of them in multiple places.

      It just isn't true, Sparda.

      It's explained in some detail here (as well as higher up, in this very thread!) ...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post4309204
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    • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
      Originally Posted by Sparda View Post

      Well, if you publish the article on your site and then on Ezine they will not accept it because it was first published on your site.
      Was this thread too long for you to check out all the way through before you answered?

      Are you under the impression that ezine articles is lying to people on their own website?

      Why would you post this arrant nonsense?

      :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author Britt Malka
    Read this whole thread, and while I handed out a lot of Thanks, it made me wish not only for a "LOL" button, but also a "Thumbs Down" button for all the people that after SEVERAL posts stating the opposite, kept repeating their mantra: Publish to EZA first, or they'll not accept, or ban you, or kill you with a silver bullet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    With so many arguments here, I think the best thing for
    you to do is to go ahead and try it.

    As for me I mainly submit to EZA first and then have my
    previous articles submitted to other article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author romsilvas
    That is so interesting!!! I know I have been told before not to do this by an "expert" but lately i heard different things about it, and i know someone that do this and he said that its OK as long as the article is original and you own the content. mine is both so yes i am trying it for a few days now, and I'm waiting for ezine's approval.
    Thank you Alexa and Benjamin for all the info, it is clear now and it makes a lot of sense.

    Success to you all
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