EzineArticles Question

by wandererw 27 replies
I have seen it mentioned a few times in this forum that articles submitted to EzineArticles should not be submitted elsewhere.

But there is no mention of this rule under the editorial guidelines of EzineArticles. The main rule is that it must be an original article and any duplicates found must have your name attached to it.

Does anybody have any experiences regarding this?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Originally Posted by wandererw View Post

    I have seen it mentioned a few times in this forum that articles submitted to EzineArticles should not be submitted elsewhere.

    But there is no mention of this rule under the editorial guidelines of EzineArticles. The main rule is that it must be an original article and any duplicates found must have your name attached to it.

    Does anybody have any experiences regarding this?

    Thanks!
    The debate on duplicate content will go on forever. I don't know the answer.
    I don't think anybody REALLY knows for sure.

    But this is what I do know.

    I've submitted articles to other directories and to EZA.

    I no longer submit articles to anyone OTHER than EZA.

    Why?

    Because no other directory gives me the traffic that EZA does. It's not
    even a contest. So I concentrate my efforts where they do me the most
    good.

    This is JUST my personal experience so do NOT take it as gospel. Others
    will have THEIR experience as well. Listen to everybody and then make
    your own decision.

    This is the best and most responsible advice I can give you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    It probably depends on the niche subject matter, too, but for what it's worth...

    I submit first to EZA with an original article. Then I rewrite it so it's the same basic subject matter, but about 70% unique. I check it at dupecop.com against the original I submitted to EZA to arrive at the ~70% uniqueness figure. Perhaps 70% is the wrong target, but it's what I started doing a while back so it's part of my system now.

    Then I submit that new version to just one other directory: Searchwarp. It's probably not a lot of other AM'ers' 2nd favorite, but it comes in 2nd in my own little corner of the world as far as driving the most traffic to my sites. Still, it's a distant 2nd to EZA. For every visitor Searchwarp sends me, I get 20-30 from EZA. But it's all good!

    John
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    • Is there any potential downside to posting identical articles to EZA and my own website?

      -Sean
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      • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
        If you are going to submit the same article to EZA and put it on your site - put it on your site FIRST! and then give it some time to be indexed so Google gives you the 'unique content' thumbs up! Then go put it on EZA.
        Kym
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        • Profile picture of the author wandererw
          Thanks for the input guys!
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          • Profile picture of the author JFrost
            KYM that is an interesting feature. I never thought the placement order would make a differance. I will try it from now on. Thanks
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            • Profile picture of the author Comfis
              it is not that simple. there is also a possibility that the the article that was posted later in Ezine to be first indexed

              so a good solution is to post the article to your site, social bookmark your page, so that it is immediately indexed and get the 'unique content' tag for google
              Originally Posted by JFrost View Post

              KYM that is an interesting feature. I never thought the placement order would make a differance. I will try it from now on. Thanks
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              • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
                Obviously you can see there are different options and different opinions. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If all you want is a site with a landing/squeeze page and to drive traffic there, then submitting to EZA and possibly some other sites after is fine. If you are interested in getting organic traffic, you practically HAVE to submit it to multiple directories.

                In that case, you'll want to follow the advice already given: post it on YOUR site first, make sure Google has indexed it, then post it to EZA and after they have approved it, publish it to any number of other sites. This way, Google views you as the authority because you had the content first. Putting it on all the other sites gives you distributed backlinks which is important. You still get to benefit from the traffic on EZA, but you get all the link love from all the other sites as well.
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                • Profile picture of the author wandererw
                  You said it. That's probably the most logical way to do it.

                  Originally Posted by hummusx View Post

                  Obviously you can see there are different options and different opinions. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If all you want is a site with a landing/squeeze page and to drive traffic there, then submitting to EZA and possibly some other sites after is fine. If you are interested in getting organic traffic, you practically HAVE to submit it to multiple directories.

                  In that case, you'll want to follow the advice already given: post it on YOUR site first, make sure Google has indexed it, then post it to EZA and after they have approved it, publish it to any number of other sites. This way, Google views you as the authority because you had the content first. Putting it on all the other sites gives you distributed backlinks which is important. You still get to benefit from the traffic on EZA, but you get all the link love from all the other sites as well.
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                  • Profile picture of the author naruq
                    I submit articles to Eza and Go Articles.com. I have received consistent target traffic to my website from both.
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                    • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
                      Hi Wanderer,

                      Steve W's right, unless you have some kind of mass submission service or something like that, it's not generally worth your while submitted to anywhere other than EZA...

                      Sure, you may get the odd trickle of traffic from another directory, but what if you spent the time it took you to submit to the other directory to submit another article to EZA. It would likely be more successful right?

                      That's the Pareto principle at work. It's all about time management at the end of the day. If you fill your day doing the things that get you the most bucks for your time, you'll be a lot richer...

                      Hope that's useful

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                      • Profile picture of the author wandererw
                        You're right. I am looking to submit to EZA and the top 5 to 10 directories. I wonder if there is a list somewhere.

                        Originally Posted by the_writer View Post

                        Hi Wanderer,

                        Steve W's right, unless you have some kind of mass submission service or something like that, it's not generally worth your while submitted to anywhere other than EZA...

                        Sure, you may get the odd trickle of traffic from another directory, but what if you spent the time it took you to submit to the other directory to submit another article to EZA. It would likely be more successful right?

                        That's the Pareto principle at work. It's all about time management at the end of the day. If you fill your day doing the things that get you the most bucks for your time, you'll be a lot richer...

                        Hope that's useful

                        David
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                    • Profile picture of the author wandererw
                      Originally Posted by naruq View Post

                      I submit articles to Eza and Go Articles.com. I have received consistent target traffic to my website from both.
                      I have received some traffic from SearchWarp as well.
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      • Profile picture of the author TimG
        Originally Posted by see-you-at-the-top View Post

        Is there any potential downside to posting identical articles to EZA and my own website?

        -Sean
        Yes, It can be a turn-off for any visitors to your site that arrived there from the original article. If they seem the same information they can just as quickly close your site in order to go elsewhere or even go back to your original article.

        I recommend you have another article that covers the same keyword or keyword phrase but with different content so that the visitor can tell it's different information and sticks around long enough to start reading it before being sidetracked by your monetization method (affiliate link, adsense link or opt-in box).

        Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Originally Posted by wandererw View Post

    I have seen it mentioned a few times in this forum that articles submitted to EzineArticles should not be submitted elsewhere.

    But there is no mention of this rule under the editorial guidelines of EzineArticles. The main rule is that it must be an original article and any duplicates found must have your name attached to it.

    Does anybody have any experiences regarding this?

    Thanks!
    You can submit your articles elsewhere but I recommend you do so after your article has already been submitted and approved by ezinearticles.com - I mention this not due to a duplicate content penalty (if it exist) but because if ezinearticles.com finds the article somewhere else first it can slow down the approval process on their site because they may feel compelled to check with you to make sure it is indeed your own original content.

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    • Profile picture of the author zuberr
      Originally Posted by TimG View Post

      You can submit your articles elsewhere but I recommend you do so after your article has already been submitted and approved by ezinearticles.com - I mention this not due to a duplicate content penalty (if it exist) but because if ezinearticles.com finds the article somewhere else first it can slow down the approval process on their site because they may feel compelled to check with you to make sure it is indeed your own original content.

      Tim
      It happened to me and they suspended my account from future submissions.
      I had to email their support and explain the issue before it got reinstated, so
      avoid the fuss and do it the right way!
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      • Profile picture of the author TimG
        Originally Posted by zuberr View Post

        It happened to me and they suspended my account from future submissions.
        I had to email their support and explain the issue before it got reinstated, so
        avoid the fuss and do it the right way!

        Exactly.............that's the extreme side of what can happen. However, even a delay of a day or two can end up costing you money which is why they should always be the first place your submit your articles.

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