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EZineArticles GOING DOWN!!!

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by MisterGemini, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    I think this maybe the case for ezine. The site has stayed the same for years. I have not seen anything really amazingly improve. The only thing that has changed is their rules and the editorial review process. Not to mention no link love. Regardless, I think it is all a reflection of the mind numbing lack of creativity leading that business. By now they should have started moving into other content formats, syndication capabilities, and maybe even PR. Nope.. it's a flatline... in this case.. a downward line.
     
  2. comsobosco

    comsobosco Newbie

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    That scared me.

    Just check with the firefox add on that checks that and their links
    are still blueish, not pinkish, so there links are still following.

    I'm new here and can't seem to find a traffic section. I wanted
    to ask if anyone knows the paid traffic source mentioned in RapidMassTraffic

    Where would I post that?

    Also, I didn't see where to click to send PMs.

    Thanks
     
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  3. BedokBlau

    BedokBlau Regular Member

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    Interesting topic, interesting indeed. And I have to agree with MisterGemini's assertion that it's likely due to inflexibility on their part. They should have grown a bit more than they have over the years - not in pages, but in offerings! The format has remained the same and, meanwhile, the way people are finding and consuming information has since changed drastically. Maybe it's stubbornness, maybe it's being too content, maybe it's that they've been too short-sighted from the beginning and didn't bother to reevaluate their plans of action after being fortunate enough to come out on top, who knows. All that CAN be said though is that it will be interesting to see how things play out and how relevant they'll be this time next year.
     
  4. Standard Toaster

    Standard Toaster Regular Member

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    Yeah, some people misunderstood when EZA announced going nofollow. The links in the article body are nofollow but those in the resource box remain otherwise.
     
  5. nikoman

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    Ezine articles keeps its authority because the changes they have made. Yes, they editorial guidelines are more strict, and that makes me happy because that make our articles links stronger. I have noticed they review the link you place there and if is not a quality site they just remove it. So we are forced to do a better job. Don't think so much black hat!. Start working lazy people
     
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    elgato49 Junior Member

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    I just realize that after i checked my links with my backlink checker! Argh!!! You can't imagine how frustrated i was. Paid around $40 to outsource the articles writing and submissions. Well.. i'll just move on to other sites/methods.

    :p
     
  7. LukaB

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    I used EZA but I'm not good at it,, only get like 20 UV a day..... pretty low... I aint a article writer though.. but I'm surprised..... EZA is ranking well in Google... maybe it's gone worse..
     
  8. mbceo

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    Personally, I have had no issues with EZA. While people complain about their site and updates, Chris has said a while back they would continue to update the author/admin section and not the theme of the site. Not sure if you even use all of the tools they have in the authors section, but if you do, then you will continue to get a ton of traffic. I mean, heck, they even offer up titles for your articles based on keywords.

    And, they have added the Wordpress plugin. This allows you to submit all of your original articles to the blog first. Then, also submit them to EZA via their plugin.

    They are still the best article directory out there. But if you are so concerned about them "going down", then go submit to somewhere else, like buzzle or goarticles, and see how far that gets you.
     
  9. ppcmaster

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    I think the drop in traffic has a lot to do with other quality 2.0 sites making it to the top and I also think Ezine is tightening up the screws for the same reason. They want to showcase better content than their competing sites just like what Hubpages did with their site. If you were a site like them, you can't probably think of a better way to stay in business than cleaning up spam and spammy content off your site.

    You don't find as many Ezines ranking on top as much as we could back in the days and this is true but I still think this not a nearly a reason to give up. What would be our other option? Go to another article directory which is better than Ezine? Is there really such a site?

    I have seen similar things happen right after the 'gold rush' Craigslist, Youtube, etc and I am not one bit surprised that this is happening to Ezine.
     
  10. topsytips

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    It is so reassuring to know that I'm not alone!! ;)

    I have now officially finished with ezine because they keep rejecting my articles for referring to the product name in the body.

    That's the rules you might say...but how on earth do you get an article into the BOOK REVIEWS category without naming the bleedin' book title!!! :confused:
     
  11. MisterGemini

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    Exciting Update for Everyone.... They Continue to SUCK!

    Checked out compete again today since its been a while since I started this. It appears that compete has revised their original traffic projections from over the year to increase their incoming. HOWEVER, that is not saving the sinking ship, as the last 30 days they have lost nearly another 2% in traffic and visitors.. plus they have slipped 6 points in Alexa.

    Like watching a ship sink. Its sad if its a site or service that is cool, but they are sinking from just plain sucking so bad. So as with karma, what goes around... :)
     
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  12. castlewood

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    I see approval times of 12-24 hours for me, but that's maybe if every article you submit is of high quality. I think they will keep their authority is they keep the editorial rules strong. Google puts more and more emphasis on high quality content and EA is adjusting - others are not. Caffeine certainly took away some traffic - but probably on low quality articles. I am seeing same traffic patterns on sites of mine and in the end the high quality stuff is still working.
     
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    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    They turned me off ever sinvce they did that blog post about "their war with affiliate marketers".

    I was surprised at that seeing how without affiliate marketers their site would have about 10 articles on it and make nothing from ad revenue.

    Also, they once suspended my account over something I said in the communist Warrior Forum (all I did was ask about using paid-to-click to increase article views - didn't even do it) and I didn't really appreciate that too much.

    After that fiasco, and the fact that they have many prejudices about what they'll accept, I began using other means. For instance, you can't mention things in your articles like: article marketing software, article submitter, article spinner, ad swaps, traffic exchanges...And the list goes on. why? Because Chris Knight doesn't like those things. It's utterly ridiculous.

    I wouldnt be surprised if my account gets suspended from this post.

    That's what made me realize that they aren't the only show in town. I get 10X the traffic, leads, and sales from Buzzle and Worldvillage as I ever did from Ezine Articles anyway. and they aren't near as strict as to what they'll accept. Pretty sure the owners of those directories realize that in the United States there is an amendment that allows for freedom of speech and belief.

    Also, it's important to mention that ArticlesBase and Article Snatch constantly outrank Ezine Articles submissions. I've gotten lots of traffic from those two as well.

    As fas as EZA is concerned, I could take them or leave them now.

    Oh, and I received a lifetime ban from the communist state Warrior Forum because I said that "I was sick of internet marketers riding EZA jock." LOL
     
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    Being a White hat guy, This is a huge let down...
    Now I have to find other sources....
     
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    Submiting to Buzzle and WorldVillage will get you a hell of a lot farther tahan Ezine Articles. They are NOT the best article directory out there. Not sure why so many people are always riding their jock, but it's pretty disgusting.

    Did alittle experiment. Submitted the exact same article to Buzzle, WorldVillage, and Ezine Articles. Submitted to Buzzle first as they won't accept duplicate content, but they will allow you to submit it elsewhere after they ahave approved it. Waited a week and compared traffic stats. Here they are:

    Buzzle: 138
    WorldVillage: 247
    Ezine Articles: 74

    Draw your own conclusions...
     
  16. mrseotools

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    ezine is still alive and gives juicy links
     
  17. topsytips

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    Too right!! ;)

    The only thing Ezine has really given me, is a backlink to my site. One niche I'm working on has my Go Articles, Hub Pages AND Docstoc article all ranked above the higher quality Ezine article!

    If you want traffic, you can't just submit articles and wait for views...you have to do some work yourself to promote the link.

    I believe Ezine is on the slide and it kind of reminds me of another site that got too big for it's boots....eGay!!
     
  18. CashFlowGuy

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    Ezine will die soon unless they comeback and say hey you can have your **************** backlinks were sorry it wont happen again... :)
     
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    Compete stats are complete BS, some of the sites I work for with 1.5M unique shows up with 100K so don't even bother with that system, it's obsolete :)
     
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    I suggest all users of Ezine articles take their business elsewhwere. I used them and abandoned them because of their extremley heavy handed censorhsip. I wrote an article abourt it and a PhD psychologist contacted me and said the same thing that she took her site down from ezinearticles as well.

    Searchwarp is a better site with high ratings as well and they post your articles in minutes rather than in days and without the censorship.

    Blessings on you and yours
    John Wilder