Firstly i'm really new to IM so apologies if this is an obviously silly question.
I've been researching niches and found one where the no 1 spot in google is just a crappy ezine article linking to a sales page. I plan to put together a website with maybe 10 quality articles and a squeeze page for a free guide. I aim to then use the list to market.
However, analysing the SEO competition (on market samurai) this article has a lot of things in it's favour, mainly because it's from Ezinearticles. Also the article itself is SEO optimised. Should I just accept the fact that I can't go against ezine articles even though it's a rubbish 500 word article and I plan to put up a site containing much better quality?