EzineArticles Premium worth it?

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Hy, I am not sure whether EzineArticles Premium worth it or not They charge $30/Month. Anyone using it?


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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    It's certainly not worth it for me, and I submit articles to EZA regularly (just as a "last stage afterthought" in my article marketing process, after everything else I do with each article).

    The last time I looked at it seriously, it struck me that the only real benefit that Premium had over Platinum/Diamond was that you could schedule article publication for a specific hour of the day (not something I need to do, myself, and to be honest I don't find it easy to imagine who would find that a great plus).

    In theory, you might get faster acceptance-times as well, I suppose ... but the reality is that Platinum/Diamond authors in good standing who submit regularly get those anyway (and again, who cares, really? It makes no difference to me whether they take 5 hours or 5 days to publish my articles. If I submit one every day, they're still publishing 30 per month of them, however you look at it?).

    Like many article marketers, I do still benefit (a little) by submitting my articles to EZA, and it's something I certainly plan to continue to do, since it's free anyway; but I wouldn't benefit any more by being a "Premium" member.

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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Just my 2 cents.....

    I don't think that they are as good as they were a few years ago. I think that they are a waste of your time and money if you are going to invest the $30 per month.

    If you want fast and good results, I would go with paid ads like pay per click and solo ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Franklin
    Interesting question, I noticed that a good while ago, Ezine Articles, became defunct. (allegedly)

    I do not think they saw it coming and then they allegedly (over corrected) in an attempt to re-gain the linking "juice" which was really all they were offering at the time.

    (my personal opinion here)

    I believe that Google continued to index but delisted or placed the listings so far down in the search results that it really became of no value what so ever.

    There was a time where there used to be a decent ROI on well written articles, but that time passed and what value did exist never returned.

    Sadly this business, (allegedly) never realized that there is a huge difference between correction and over correction, but being totally truthful.

    Google (likely) saw them as a farm, a place where the value of the product was not up to the standards of the web as a whole.

    I don't know why Google chose to make an example out of this company, (again allegedly)

    But it looks like the verdict is in on this one and Google will never come back to the table no matter how strict and no matter how many grammar lessons this company attempts to police.

    I have not logged into the site in years.

    (the last time I was logged in I deleted all of the articles that were on there because I did not want to be associated with them in any way.)

    I think they deserved a second or even a third chance to get things right, but for what ever reason, I feel that google, never considered them again.

    They walked away and never looked back everything since that time has been an improvement but in essence, it was all in vain.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      (my personal opinion here)

      I believe that Google continued to index but delisted or placed the listings so far down in the search results that it really became of no value what so ever.
      That's fact, not just opinion.

      There was never any real point in trying to use article directories for their backlinks, though. That's not what they're for.

      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      Google (likely) saw them as a farm, a place where the value of the product was not up to the standards of the web as a whole.
      That was what Google said, and what EZA said Google said, too. It's not exactly "contentious".

      Article directories were full of spam, crap and nonsense posted there by people who didn't understand how they worked, and were trying to use them to draw traffic. Google's Panda updates were the last nail in the coffin-lid of that approach to using directories (actually "misusing" them!) but it had been on the decline for a couple of years before those, as well. It was only ever based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how article directories worked, and what they were (and are) for.

      Originally Posted by Tim Franklin View Post

      I don’t know why Google chose to make an example out of this company, (again allegedly)
      They didn't. It was exactly the same for all article directories. EZA wasn't "singled out" in any way - they were just better-known and more discussed than most, so more people heard about it.

      This adversely affected only the people who were trying to misuse article directories (including EZA) as a way of trying to generate traffic (never their purpose, of course) or "for their own backlinks". It was all, if anything, slightly beneficial to those who were (and still are) using EZA for its intended purpose: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5068872

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  • Profile picture of the author jross07
    It doesn't work as good as it used to. The links do index in Google well, and you get some traffic. But it's not worth the time or investment IMO. Blog marketing is a better bet. Post your content to Tumblr for some easy do follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by jross07 View Post

      It doesn't work as good as it used to.
      It certainly does for me - but I use it for its intended purpose, not for its own traffic or backlinks.

      There will now (probably) ensue the customary cascade of posts from people who haven't read the thread, and don't actually quite know what "Premium membership" at EZA is, but still all feel strangely compelled anyway to announce (as if it were factual) that "article directories aren't what they used to be", and "article marketing isn't very good, these days", and even perhaps that "there's no point in submitting articles to EZA anyway".




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      • Profile picture of the author jross07
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        It certainly does for me - but I use it for its intended purpose, not for its own traffic or backlinks.

        There will now (probably) ensue the customary cascade of posts from people who haven't read the thread, and don't actually quite know what "Premium membership" at EZA is, but still all feel strangely compelled anyway to announce (as if it were factual) that "article directories aren't what they used to be", and "article marketing isn't very good, these days", and even perhaps that "there's no point in submitting articles to EZA anyway".




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        I see your point, especially about misusing them for links and traffic. However, when Ezines is misused, that's what was working then for easy traffic, and likely what most people now want to know is can they have that kind of success with it again. In that case, getting premium isn't going to be all that awesome if you're taking that approach.

        With that in mind, anyone making those declarations about article marketing not working (for it's non intended use) have a pretty good point
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by jross07 View Post

          With that in mind, anyone making those declarations about article marketing not working (for it's non intended use) have a pretty good point
          Nope ... they have no point, because they've missed the point that that isn't "article marketing" at all: it's "article directory marketing" (at best), or a useless attempt at it. This is article marketing.

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          • Profile picture of the author jross07
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            Nope ... they have no point, because they've missed the point that that isn't "article marketing" at all: it's "article directory marketing" (at best), or a useless attempt at it. This is article marketing.

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            I just meant those referring to that particular outdated method for traffic, and yes mislabeling it such as I did!

            But I agree with you 100% Alexa, if done correctly you've got a gem with Ezinesarticles , getting your content noticed and the results that will come from it through syndication.

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            Hy, I am not sure whether EzineArticles Premium worth it or not They charge $30/Month. Anyone using it?


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            I think the free plan works just as well, they don't seem to take too long to approve content in my experience with them. But you could do some other things with $30/month =)
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