You're stealing from me and I am going to stop it one way or another.
Below you will find a copy of an email I just sent to Ezine. I will let you know what they reply with. I removed quite a bit of details so you don't know who he is, but enough to see what he is doing.
Essentially, he has figured out a way to buy traffic to his articles so Ezine can't detect it. This results in his articles being listed in the Most Viewed Ezine Articles which of course just gets him more hits and more money.
Of course some of you might think this is smart, I think he is STEALING from me and 2,139 others.
Another clever little trick he does is post his OWN articles at his OWN websites to improve his ranking in the Most Published Ezine Articles. Which again cheats every other writer that does things the right way.
There are 2,139 writers in this category and I am rated #2. His manipulating of the system is simply stealing money from every one of us.
I am going right after your income and I am going to do everything I can to have your account banned.
Hell, most of his articles are simply copy and paste for the vendor he is promoting website. A direct violation of Ezine's policies.
Below is a portion of my email to Ezine.
To Whom It May Concern:
As the number two rated author in the category I would like this looked into and actions to be taken.
Out of the thirty highly coveted positions in the Most Published and Most Viewed categories he has eleven spots. This is statistically impossible.
Please do not suggesting that is could be anything else?
One author has 37 % of the rankings out of 2,139 writers. 1 out of 2,139 percentage is .0000468 %. This happens to be statistically impossible.
Not only is this impossible, I would like to know why your system has not found this already and his account not banned?
Because the real numbers are actually much worse! The actual figures you should use for these calculations are the number of articles he has submitted verse the total number submitted to the category as a whole. I do not have access to those numbers, but I wish I did.
He is straightforwardly influencing your results to his financial advantage and the disadvantage of ever other author in the category.
Next why is he allowed to violate your writing policies by coping and pasting material directly for the product he is promoting website? I have copied and pasted many of his articles that all you have to do is view the website they are pointing to and determine he wrote very few of his own words.