ooooh ezine articles, what is the next best thing?

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Yes, yes everyone complains about ezine's communist ruling,
but thats not the point of this thread.

i still use ezine and will continue to use ezine, however the other day I submitted 10 articles, all of which included one backlink to one site and another backlink to a different site, i like to backlink 2 sites per article, it tends to speed things up and i'm always working on two sites, even though in the end it takes the same amount of time to get more back links, this way just works for me.

However, i was backlinking to one of my old projects and a new one i just started.

Apparently the keyword I am targeting and the whole site in general is something that ezine does not want mention of or links too, apparently i am promoting something that threatens their ways or something, even though I can search that keyword and find targeted articles towards the same thing that my RESOURCE BOX mentioned, mind you my articles are not targeted and just random topics only for back links, but apparently someone reading about the US court system is going to want to click my link....
thats how they worded the emails

sorry that was a little rant like

My question is, what is the next best thing to ezine? Article dashboard, goarticles, articlebase? What!?

I need these backlinks since ezine WAS my entire backlinking strategy

thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author mad.hat
    Those three are all great substitutes but if you're just going for backlinks then articlesbase.com does not work since the links are nofollow.
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    • Profile picture of the author dadamson
      Any of those that you mentioned are good alternative foundations for your articles but let me share another tip you should be using to rank your articles higher.

      When you add a second link, alternate this between the second site you are promoting but also the previous articles are have submitted that are related to the topic.

      This will give your articles some more authority and strengthen the backlinking structure.

      Try this and compare the results to the single layer backlinking structure you are currently using.

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      • Profile picture of the author alphazulu
        Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

        Any of those that you mentioned are good alternative foundations for your articles but let me share another tip you should be using to rank your articles higher.

        When you add a second link, alternate this between the second site you are promoting but also the previous articles are have submitted that are related to the topic.

        This will give your articles some more authority and strengthen the backlinking structure.

        Try this and compare the results to the single layer backlinking structure you are currently using.

        -Dave

        Dear god why didn't I ever think of that, I was doing a small type of article backlinking by using social bookmarks like reddit and digg but always wondered how that worked when it came down to it, but linking to other articles from articles is a great idea!
        Thanks for the tip I love it!
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    • Profile picture of the author beavboyz
      mad.hat - I find they rank well in google though so it helps a bit with traffic, also no-follow still boosts your keyword ranking in search engines.
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    • Profile picture of the author beavboyz
      My favourite sites for articles are goarticles, ezine and infobarrell
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      • Profile picture of the author brp002
        goarticles.com is good but they sometimes make a captcha to view the article... This is horrible for seo unless they have it in place where if spyders crawl it that does not happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author alphazulu
    Anyone have any experience with SearchWarp?
    I have one article with them, my initial research is no anchor text, only one hyperlink allowed
    but they have a PR of 5 and exactly 280,000 indexed pages in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author terrapurus
    Originally Posted by alphazulu View Post

    Yes, yes everyone complains about ezine's communist ruling,
    but thats not the point of this thread.

    mind you my articles are not targeted and just random topics only for back links
    I read this post as ... I am spamming ezine articles and they got annoyed at me.

    You see .... you are submitting ariticles for backlinks to boost your SEO results. But soooooo many people forget that Google is a RELEVANCE search engine. Why do people bring a gun to a knife fight, shoot the people there to help them and then bash the competition over the head with a pillow.
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    • Profile picture of the author .
      Originally Posted by terrapurus View Post

      I read this post as ... I am spamming ezine articles and they got annoyed at me.

      You see .... you are submitting ariticles for backlinks to boost your SEO results. But soooooo many people forget that Google is a RELEVANCE search engine. Why do people bring a gun to a knife fight, shoot the people there to help them and then bash the competition over the head with a pillow.
      RELEVANCE SEARCH ENGINE?

      Are you telling me that if you need to rank for "cars" you need link from "cars" sites?

      I'm afraid you are a bit wrong there...
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      • Profile picture of the author terrapurus
        Originally Posted by rankinghero View Post

        RELEVANCE SEARCH ENGINE?

        Are you telling me that if you need to rank for "cars" you need link from "cars" sites?
        That is a very simplified response to the point of being misleading. It is certainly below the standard I would expect from an advocate of SEO.

        It is well proven that you can take a site and make it rank for a term it previously did not rank for as long as it has enough incoming links. "Miserable Failure" is a classic example of this from a few years ago. How you do this can be white hat, grey hat or black hat.

        White hat - using your car example I would look for industry related content to link from. I don't have to select car sites as you suggest (it is a relevance search engine, not an exact search engine). I can open up a few of the tools google makes available for free and see that cars leads to modified cars which leads to custom cars. If I wanted to get away from cars, then there are "driving holidays" or "tools" as one step further out, but still gives readers relevance in the content and the link.

        Grey hat or worse - lets just comment spam the blogosphere as a starting point. A link is a link and all is fair in love and war. But have you ever wondered why grey hat linking companies offer blocks of 100000 links or more?

        Let me put this way? How many PhD's does Google have working for it? And how long have they been working on search? A decade? Do you honestly think all links are created equal?

        So to answer your question ... yes, spamming does work. But lets try and prevent noobs coming to this site to learn slipping over the dark side.
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        • Profile picture of the author .
          Originally Posted by terrapurus View Post

          That is a very simplified response to the point of being misleading. It is certainly below the standard I would expect from an advocate of SEO.

          It is well proven that you can take a site and make it rank for a term it previously did not rank for as long as it has enough incoming links. "Miserable Failure" is a classic example of this from a few years ago. How you do this can be white hat, grey hat or black hat.

          White hat - using your car example I would look for industry related content to link from. I don't have to select car sites as you suggest (it is a relevance search engine, not an exact search engine). I can open up a few of the tools google makes available for free and see that cars leads to modified cars which leads to custom cars. If I wanted to get away from cars, then there are "driving holidays" or "tools" as one step further out, but still gives readers relevance in the content and the link.

          Grey hat or worse - lets just comment spam the blogosphere as a starting point. A link is a link and all is fair in love and war. But have you ever wondered why grey hat linking companies offer blocks of 100000 links or more?

          Let me put this way? How many PhD's does Google have working for it? And how long have they been working on search? A decade? Do you honestly think all links are created equal?

          So to answer your question ... yes, spamming does work. But lets try and prevent noobs coming to this site to learn slipping over the dark side.
          The point of mentioning "hot many PHD's does Google have working in makes very little sense.

          Let's think about this for 2 seconds

          Let' say you open a new business, and your business with "pink toilet paper".. so the only way to rank for pink toilet paper is to get "bathroom related links?" Are you kidding me?

          Now... nobody said ANYTHING about spamming links...

          Press Release is not spam and it's not from the same niche related industry as "pink toilet paper".

          the fact is Google provides ranking NOT based on the niche relevancy of the links , but on the authority of that links.

          Authority is not determine but relevancy.

          Want to see an example

          Go to GOOGLE.com and look for "tea"

          Yes... Tea... that thing you put in the water and you drink it.

          Did you find Lipton Tea website?

          Nop

          you get Texas Education Agency ... instead of a "tea" related website.

          mmm go figure...
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          • Profile picture of the author terrapurus
            Originally Posted by rankinghero View Post

            1. Let' say you open a new business, and your business with "pink toilet paper".. so the only way to rank for pink toilet paper is to get "bathroom related links?"

            2. Press Release is not spam and it's not from the same niche related industry as "pink toilet paper".

            3. Go to GOOGLE.com and look for "tea"

            Yes... Tea... that thing you put in the water and you drink it.

            Did you find Lipton Tea website?

            Nop

            you get Texas Education Agency ... instead of a "tea" related website.

            mmm go figure...
            Okay ... point 1: I did say industry related content so you must have missed that. Of course it is perfectly acceptable to see links that are not content based. For example, if I create a site then I would look to have it submitted to content directories. It is white hat because you just created a business. And what do you do if you just built a bricks and mortar business? You get a local yellow pages directory listing. The same process applies online too. But even here, relevancy has a part to play. The directory groups similar links by category. So your car link would be found with other car links in a car folder.

            Point 2 - Whats next after doing directory submissions for a new site? Press releases of course. Fantastic tool also if you want to cross over into traditional media if the release gets picked up. Again, this is white hat because you are using business promotion methods to promote your business. Do it right and you might get an interview if that is what you are after.

            3. As with any word, tea carries with it more than one meaning. The obvious meaning that comes to mind is the dried tips of the Camellia sinensis plant brewed with hot water to create a beverage we call tea. But if you ask a teacher in texas what tea stands for, they will say T.E.A stands for the Texas Education Agency (tea.state.tx.us). I would call a government agency with the exact term as their URL a very authorative search result. And what is the simplest term you would use to find this site? Tea

            Following T.E.A we get tea related items such as adagio teas and a wikipedia entry. I did find it interesting that lipton.com.au is on page 1 for Google Aus but not for the US. Perhaps there is an SEO opportunity for an enterprising businessperson

            But lets actually get back to the question at hand posed by the OP. My point is that writing an ezinearticles submission about one topic and then submitting a signature with unrelated links is grey hat. It is tolerated by some, but not by all. My point is that he is indulging in a grey hat strategy and got caught out. I have no issues at all with the OP doing grey hat ... but this is not the forum to come and complain when you get caught. What bamboozled me is that it takes the same amount of time to write (or have written) an article that is on topic that is off topic. So that grey hat technique can easily become white hat for the same effort - something that will not raise the ire of the article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big__Lebowski
    make your own blog with links to money site, create satelites on web 2.0
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  • Profile picture of the author GrowTallerNiche
    The best alternative to ezine is infobarrel and hubpages due to unlimited internal anchor text linking. It is usually pretty easy to get an ezine article to PR 0 though and it takes what 100 PR N/A links to get to a PR 0 normally?
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