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E-Zine Rejection

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by thedarkest12, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. thedarkest12

    thedarkest12 Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    I am, as you probably guess, a newbie to online marketing, and am scouring the pages of BlackHatWorld every day and night to learn everything I can about SEO. I have picked up a copy of Scrapebox, seem to have the grasp of this tool down on the basics, and am successfully building backlinks nicely. I also use SENuke, which has been very successful so far with some of the features, however, seem to have a few niggles with that.

    My main issue however, is EZine article writing. I have been writing my Ezine articles myself, unique content, seperate from any spinner articles used with SENuke submissions, and submitting these articles manually to Ezines. No matter how hard I am trying...I simply cannot obtain an approved article. Even stripped down to just one single backlink in the athr sig, I am dissaproved for too much ad copy selling a product.

    My articles I have attempted to make as 'review' based and scientific as possible...but of course, at the end of the day, Im trying to encourage people to buy something. Any one have any sensible tips on successfully approaching Ezine submissions for selling products??

    Thanks all.
     
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    Perhaps try not to copy selling a product? I've never had any problems with review, just try to get away from getting people to buy something and just go on to helping people fix their problems and giving them advice, then at the end in your resource box try to get them to buy whatever.
     
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    thedarkest12 Regular Member

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    Absolutely good advice. Actually the articles have been about men's physical health and vitality, and the need for good quality nutrition and diet...so the article has been pretty scientifically referenced. However, the product is cited in the article a couple of times, maybe you think this is the issue. Should I steer clear entirely of mentioning products in the article body completely?

    Thank you.
     
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    Deleted - accidental posted twice somehow.
     
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    Well, thats what I found on eZine (Editorial Guidelines!), when I started to inform myself about article-writing some time ago:

    They want you to write an article that gives their readers some value. Writing a product review (especially for your own product) won´t fullfill their aspiration.

    Have a look at your competition on eZine-Articles! There are a lot of internetmarketers, I can assure you. If you simply start to write articles that are similar to those of your competition they might get accpeted (but make sure NOT to copy their articles, etc.).
     
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    They usually give a reason why your article was rejected. You have not mentioned that here. That should be a good starting point for you to make changes to your writing.
     
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    Here´s the reason :D
    Another thing that came up to my mind: I normally don´t even mention my product / site in the article. I see the article as the part where I "have to help others" in their specific problem, give them a value, according to eZine.

    I only mention my product / site in the Author-Box (or whatever it is called). If your article is good they will click it.
     
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    thedarkest12 Regular Member

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    Understood. This has given me clear insight how to rework my ezine articles submissions. Thank you all.
     
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    Just wanted to say that you should write your articles objectively. For example, if you are selling acai berry, do not write about your brand or anything specific to your website.

    Instead, write about all the good stuff regarding acai berry and then in the resource box, a sentence like, for some of the best grade of acai berry available in the market, check out these websites or something like that.
     
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    I would concur with the above, and also advise you to write the content on your site or blog like a review (to sell your item). The keywords and title in the article should pre-target the audience, but the title of the matching content on your site/blog should be selling keywords that pre-sell the targeted visitor. Write the directory article neutrally, like a consumer peice to help the reader, but make the resource link go to your self-promoting review site. This accomplishes the same thing as trying to sell in one bound from the directory, without causing the ezine article to get rejected.
     
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    I usually just copy the others articles...rewrite with The Best Spinner...make it unique then submit...few days later, approved! no secret technique...:)
     
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    If you are using a spinner only use it for the main body and possibly make a second spin for the article summary. I usually write the summary by hand and spin the article body.

    Remember just make your article as helpful as possible, give away lots of useful information then drop your 2 promo links at the bottom.

    Also re-read the article before posting it. If it sounds like broken English it will be denied.
     
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    Understood. Good advise, which has now assisted me in achieving an accepted Ezine article. The first of many I hope. It appears you were all correct. Upon re-reading my failed submissions, my previous endeavours were entirely too sales pitch orientated for my product!