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I was of the opinion that Ezine is pretty rigid

  1. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    When it comes to article submission?

    I cannot tell how you randomly I came across an ezine article and weirdly had been reading something similar elsewhere. It was only when I landed on the ezine article that I first realised that it wasn't entirely the work of the author. I checked a little more and pretty much the whole shebang is copied and pasted from various sources.

    I ask because I'd written some articles for the site. I wrote (as always) with out any c & p crap and submitted. Completely followed the TOS and you know, it just cheapens the authority of the site, for me.

    Anyone?

  2. anjalichugh profile image87
    anjalichughposted 7 years ago

    I read a forum thread about the same issue a month ago. Although I didn't notice any such think on Ezine but then... I might not have been very observant. smile

  3. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Yea I dunno , I heard some quite good things about ezine ,and they seem set up very professionaly. My one article was sposed to see me witness trafiic spikes etc , Im still waiting lol, in fact my scores arre quite low , so buggared if I know anymore!

  4. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Thanks guys smile

    I'm just going with 'there's a shed load of stuff on there so if one or two are less than honourably written, it's probably horses for courses'.

    I don't know why folks do it though. I'd be ashamed to my boots.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What ya mean frogs ? write for another site , sorry if im pickin ya up wrong

      1. frogdropping profile image86
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I meant that Ezine must be stuffed to the brim with articles and I'd expect a few to slip through the net. I've submitted to them anyway. And the being ashamed bit, it was aimed at those that plagiarise. Meaning it's something I'd never do.

        @ Shiba - actually, a few of the other stuff (belonging the authour) was a little peppered with 'borrowed' content.

        1. shibashake profile image83
          shibashakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Just report all of it - they are pretty good about taking action. They don't even require a DMCA form so it is easy to do.

    2. shibashake profile image83
      shibashakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes stuff slips through, but the eZine team is one of the best I have encountered in terms of taking down plagiarized content.

      Just report the stuff and they will not only take down the one article, but probably re-review all articles by the author.

      1. dohn121 profile image89
        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Have you published there too?  I could really use your advice, shibashake.

        1. shibashake profile image83
          shibashakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I have a small number of articles published there. I like using images, and the pure text thing of eZine is a downer for me. No CG babes smile

          1. dohn121 profile image89
            dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Geez, that stinks!  That's your specialty! big_smile
            My article just got accepted today.  Am I free to publish more without having to wait another 2 weeks?

            1. shibashake profile image83
              shibashakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Congratulations on getting accepted!

              You will probably still need to wait for new submissions. The waiting time is dependent on the number of articles they have in their queue. As you write more articles, you can apply for an upgrade to your account. If your account gets upgraded to Platinum, then your articles will publish in a much shorter amount of time.

              "Platinum Membership Level submissions are generally reviewed within 6-36 hours of submission Monday thru Friday depending on incoming volume of submissions."

              ~~ Excerpt from eZine FAQ.

              1. dohn121 profile image89
                dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks for your help as always, shibashake.  I really do appreciate it.  The waiting time is long, but if it generates me more traffic, I guess it's well worth the wait.

  5. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    My article just got accepted after waiting exactly two weeks to the day.  It seems like I'm an "Expert Author," whatever that means:

    http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-JK-Rowlin … id=2770841

    Like many people, I was only trying to get my traffic.  I guess we'll see how it goes smile

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've had three articles published. I signed up a while back. Recently though I had "expert status" thrust upon me. It used to take 10 or more articles. Not now though.

      Dohn, what you need to do though is to add a custom "Author SIG - Resource Box" to the end of your article.

      This allows you to have a link to one of your webpages that relates to the subject matter in your article.

      Check out the sentence on each of these articles [url=http://ezinearticles.com/?Pompey-the-Great&id=2333966]Pompey[url]and [url=http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Makes-Our-Muscles-Tired?&id=2755788]Muscles[url]that is prior to the "Article Source/Author profile link" right at the end. That's how you can get your traffic, people read your article and click straight through to another of your articles (in this case, my hubs).

      1. dohn121 profile image89
        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, thank you, Darkside.  This is really helpful.  So I won't be able to modify this now right?  I take it that I can add it to my the next ezine article I submit/publish.

        1. shibashake profile image83
          shibashakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If you make the changes now, your article will have to go through the review process again. Usually modification reviews take a much shorter amount of time, but there are no guarantees.

          At least that has been my experience.

          1. dohn121 profile image89
            dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You know, that figures.  I'll just create my author SIG - Resource Box in the next article I submit.  Thanks again.

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hey cool Dohn , we newbies as far as ezine huh, mine took forever it seemed to be 'live' mind you I emailed and asked ..why ya so slow lol..but didnt know to do the sig part...arghh, I just assumed ,silly me! still it was exciting when they did publish and put it on their rss feed or something...smile

  6. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Darkside told me this:

    Dohn, what you need to do though is to add a custom "Author SIG - Resource Box" to the end of your article.

    This allows you to have a link to one of your webpages that relates to the subject matter in your article.

    Check out the sentence on each of these articles [url=http://ezinearticles.com/?Pompey-the-Great&id=2333966]Pompey[url]and [url=http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Makes-Our-Muscles-Tired?&id=2755788]Muscles[url]that is prior to the "Article Source/Author profile link" right at the end. That's how you can get your traffic, people read your article and click straight through to another of your articles (in this case, my hubs).

    Hope this helps.  Again, thanks Darkside.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yikes I dont all of that above , cant I just put a link to my URL ? hub or profile page?

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You can, that above isn't what you post, I didn't properly close off the bbcode (they were supposed to be links so people could see examples, eg: Pompey and Muscles).

        But to put a link to your profile or hub you need to include it in the "Author SIG - Resource Box". You can't put it in the body of the article. It will look like it's a part of the article when it's published, but it's not when you're making it.

        You could have links in your ezinearticles profile, but that will require a person to click through and look at your profile and then to click through again.

        Being on the same page as the article and to a complementary article on the same topic means that people will have a greater chance of clicking thru.

  7. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    I thought this article by Lissie was helpful: 

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Using-EzineArti … h-Hubpages

 
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