What's Up With EZA????

by Steven Wagenheim 32 replies
I don't recall the last time this has happened, but my last article published at
EZA was on 8/30. I've got so much stuff sitting out there right now it looks
like a Shriner's convention.

Anybody else notice that EZA has taken the weekend plus off?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #eza
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  • Profile picture of the author ripsnorta2
    Yeah. They said that they took the holiday Monday off.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
      I was wondering the same thing today!

      I understand they will have probably taken Monday off but I still have loads of articles there today!

      Hope they review them soon!


      Chris
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      • Profile picture of the author mbrown
        Steve,

        Yep looks like their response time is slower in recent weeks too. I have been getting some mass backups to
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        • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
          I just checked mine again now and the red bar has moved forward so we are getting somewhere!

          I think it is slower because they review each article twice as well.

          Chris
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          • Profile picture of the author martinp
            My red bar isn't moving forward at all and I've had articles there for nearly a week - I hadn't submitted any in a while and I was wondering if they were slowing up acceptance times to get more people to pay for the subscription.
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            • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
              Hi Martin,

              That's a long time to wait!

              What subscription are you on about that is paid?

              I haven't seen anything like this.

              Chris
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                • Profile picture of the author Jason Zalesky
                  My 5 articles I have sitting on it are going on 5 days now Longest it has ever taken.
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              • Profile picture of the author martinp
                Originally Posted by Chri5123 View Post

                Hi Martin,

                That's a long time to wait!

                What subscription are you on about that is paid?

                I haven't seen anything like this.

                Chris
                Chris, EZA have a $97 a month subscription fee to get to the top of the queue. I think the main perk is that you get your articles reviewed before everyone else.
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                • Profile picture of the author MikeCollins
                  I have a couple out there too and assumed it was due to a holiday break. I can't blame them for that, I took the weekend off to recharge myself too.
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                • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
                  Originally Posted by martinp View Post

                  Chris, EZA have a $97 a month subscription fee to get to the top of the queue. I think the main perk is that you get your articles reviewed before everyone else.
                  Ahha Martin, this a lot explain everything. The money talks.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
                    They seem to have taken longer to approve articles since starting the paying service
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                  • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
                    EA has a bit of a traffic jam right now but I'm sure they will be up to par soon.

                    Chris did mention that the articles now go through several review points for quality etc. so that slows things down a bit too.

                    Cheers,
                    Dean
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                      • Profile picture of the author Tony_D
                        I've noticed that depending on what market i'm writing for the amount of time to approval varies considerably.

                        Last week I wrote two articles about weight loss and one article about dating. The weight loss articles were both approved within 3 days. The dating article is still at bar one.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
                          I think Steven has finally submitted so many articles he crashed their servers!

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                          • Profile picture of the author Jason Fladlien
                            The obvious solution is to go the paid route.

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                            • Yep, got 20 waiting in que.. about to add 10 more. I won't let it bother me as I'll just keep submitting and after a while it will all just flow.
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                            • Profile picture of the author mbrown
                              Originally Posted by Jason Fladlien View Post

                              The obvious solution is to go the paid route.

                              -Jason
                              Yep and for serious article marketers it's not a bad idea, or price for that fact. If semi-part gig.. probably not.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
                              Originally Posted by Jason Fladlien View Post

                              The obvious solution is to go the paid route.

                              -Jason
                              No, the obvious solution is to start spending your time building websites with unique content. Then you can submit an article to your own server, without some bureaucratic BS getting in the way.

                              P.S

                              EZine Articles still has the policy "we will review your article within 7 days, if you haven't heard anything after that time bitch slap us"...

                              ...that of course is paraphrased.

                              The point is, who cares? There's so many other ways to get traffic whilst you're waiting...and further more, to those who insist on writing thousands of articles to get traffic, creating your own virtual real estate is where the real investment is.

                              Think of it like renting vs buying a house.

                              The rent might go up, or the option might even disappear, but buying means you've always got the option to improve, build extensions and even sell if you want to.

                              But hey ho, each to their zone...
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                              • Profile picture of the author melanied
                                I just got a bundle approved this morning and the bars moved forward on a few more.

                                I honestly might consider paying 97 a month if I could be guaranteed that my articles would either be approved or denied within one business day, and if they were denied I would be told exactly why and not just given a general code. I think that would be fair for a hundred dollars a month.

                                However, for a vague "your articles get looked at first" I can't justify it.
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                              • Profile picture of the author Jean Morgan
                                I just got a whole batch approved from last week.

                                Looks like the queue is finally moving.
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                                • Profile picture of the author Kerry Finch
                                  The long wait for approvals at EZA is certainly frustrating, and for me it will mean planning further ahead. However, its when after waiting a week for approval and the article has problems that the pain really kicks in. Fortunately there are alternatives.

                                  With so many balls in the air and marbles on the floor I've had to invest in some project management tools to help.
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                                  • Profile picture of the author GlynisG
                                    I got some articles approved today from last week. It sure took longer than usual.
                                    For those people waiting for approval to wright their next article remember this: When you are doing bum marketing you need to keep writing. Consistency is the key.
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                                    • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
                                      I remember them being slow some time back. I had 7 articles queued at the time. So, looks like they take weekends off, holidays off, and they throw a dart at the calendar for additional days off.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author ibringjoy
                                        Originally Posted by Ephrils View Post

                                        I remember them being slow some time back. I had 7 articles queued at the time. So, looks like they take weekends off, holidays off, and they throw a dart at the calendar for additional days off.
                                        Throw a dart at the calendar for additional days off - hahahahahahahahaha, I like that one!
                                        Think I'll try that one myself!

                                        Kathryn
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                                        • Profile picture of the author Michael Mason
                                          Yep, things have been going slower for me the last few weeks. Sometimes I have the whole page filled up with "pending articles" and it takes a long time to get approved. Also...for some reason my account homepage has been acting funny and the top half of the page is blank...I have to scroll down to see the information.
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                              • Profile picture of the author sree94
                                Originally Posted by Nick Brighton View Post

                                No, the obvious solution is to start spending your time building websites with unique content. Then you can submit an article to your own server, without some bureaucratic BS getting in the way.

                                P.S

                                EZine Articles still has the policy "we will review your article within 7 days, if you haven't heard anything after that time bitch slap us"...

                                ...that of course is paraphrased.

                                The point is, who cares? There's so many other ways to get traffic whilst you're waiting...and further more, to those who insist on writing thousands of articles to get traffic, creating your own virtual real estate is where the real investment is.

                                Think of it like renting vs buying a house.

                                The rent might go up, or the option might even disappear, but buying means you've always got the option to improve, build extensions and even sell if you want to.

                                But hey ho, each to their zone...

                                Unfortunately, I have used a lot of the other traffic methods, but EZA blows them all out of the water, so I am basically reliant on them
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                                • Profile picture of the author trafficwave
                                  Just got an approval notice from them today.

                                  EZA has a twitter acct and had this to say:

                                  Article queue status: Basic & Basic+ are 6 days in arrears, Platinum members are 4-5 days behind. Goal is to end today 3/2 days behind. about 9 hours ago from web

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                                  • Profile picture of the author angela99
                                    Does anyone know when the EA commercial service (monthly priority paid) service is going live?

                                    Has it gone live and I've missed it?

                                    I've seen posters talking about $97 a month, but haven't seen a sales page for it yet.

                                    Many thanks.
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                                    • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
                                      It seems as though they have been taking off longer than that for me. Can't they hire some efficient people? I wonder sometimes. The customer service could really use some improvements.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Scott
                                        Let's remember it IS a free service, and that they are not obligated to process anything in a set amount of time. They do, after all, tell you to give them a week.

                                        I know it's frustrating, but let's face it, if there were an alternative as good as EZA, we would all be using it and they wouldn't have these ridiculous wait times.

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                                    • Profile picture of the author TimG
                                      Originally Posted by angela99 View Post

                                      Does anyone know when the EA commercial service (monthly priority paid) service is going live?

                                      Has it gone live and I've missed it?

                                      I've seen posters talking about $97 a month, but haven't seen a sales page for it yet.

                                      Many thanks.
                                      Right now it is currently in beta being tested - I've been testing it out and can certainly vouch for the speed aspect of it. I've seen some articles reviewed and approved within a few hours. None have taken overnight provided I submitted them in the morning/afternoon.

                                      They are presenting a strong case for obtaining my $97 a month.

                                      Tim
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                                        Originally Posted by TimG View Post

                                        Right now it is currently in beta being tested - I've been testing it out and can certainly vouch for the speed aspect of it. I've seen some articles reviewed and approved within a few hours. None have taken overnight provided I submitted them in the morning/afternoon.

                                        They are presenting a strong case for obtaining my $97 a month.

                                        Tim
                                        Ok... the skeptic in me says, "Well, that's easy. We'll just delay approvals on free accounts and make sure we hop on these beta testers really quick."

                                        Then we get to say, "Well, see how much faster we are when you pay us $97 a month?"

                                        (Just thinking out loud, folks).

                                        I've had a few times where I submitted an article and it took an extra few days to get it approved. I didn't really care because I was busy writing other articles and doing other marketing so when I got the notification from EZA, I thought, "Oh, yeah... I did submit that article. Kewl.", and then I went on about my business.

                                        I think the recent delays are more likely due to the fact that it was a holiday weekend. Their offices were closed but a lot of folks took advantage of the long weekend to create and submit more articles than normal.

                                        That just creates a backlog.
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