I've received 77 visitors from Ezine compared to 2k unique visitors from search engines. I'm wondering if the back link power is worth spending time writing the articles? I fail at doing them quickly. It usually taking at a minimum at least 45 minutes to do one post. I can't seem to do them quickly.
I submit articles to Eza for backlinks in most cases. The backlink no doubt is worth the time spent submitting articles.
I'm pretty much a newbie on HubPages and EzineArticles, but it seems to me that it's definitely not a bad idea to use Ezine to build backlinks, as it does boost your standing with Google. And it is possible for you to get a substantial number of visitors to your articles, if they're targeted correctly. There are many articles that have been receiving hundreds, if not thousands, of hits every month. As of my writing this (March 13, 2010), the number one article in the health and fitness category has been viewed 8,971 times since February 4th. I should write that author and see what he's doing to get that large of an audience. I want that large of an audience. Darn.
This depends on the quality of site you are writing on. If you are on a high ranking PR site, then you will be rewarded with more traffic and, therefore, more back links.
I am looking at the best sites for this at the present. The clues are in what google throws up when you are looking for research information yourself.
Ezine is a good way to get backlinks, which can help with search engine traffic.
I have been experimenting with ezine articles to get traffic to my hubs but I find that I get some traffic after an article goes live, then its pretty dead after that. The mod at ezines says its because subscribers see it first through email alerts.
I guess the short story is to keep up that traffic, you would need to write constantly at ezines which is kind of impossible.
You can go crazy churning out stuff for ezines, but they have a high page rank so they are a high quality link which looks good for your hub on the search engines.
I should clarify, after one ezine article goes live, it (the article) gets about 50-60 views in the first few hours, however, the click through rate to my hub is only 2.2% which is just one click on the hub url.
If we use a similar ctr for people who actually land on your hub this way and will click an ad, then you would have to post 20 ezine articles per hub you are promoting.
Or look at the math another way. If each of your articles on ezines gets say one or 2 views a day forever (conservatively) after its initial surge of views has died down, then to get one click a day on one hub, you would need about 600 ezine articles pointing to that one hub.
The numbers are mind boggling to bring in that little bit of traffic.
Ezine has so many of its own links up on each article page that its difficult to bring people in past those to your hub.
I like ezinearticles. Their pages get indexed quickly, so it's good exposure. It's up to you after that. The backlinks are good, but I think the Serp exposure is the real benefit.
Can you edit an ezine article in order to refresh it, sort of bring it up like it's new?
Both. I do get a fair number of visitors from my EZines articles, but the backlink value is a definite plus.
A related question:
What do you use as your URL for your backlink? Do you choose a specific hub or hubs that have a related topic, or do you link to your profile?
You can have 2 links in your resource box. So if you have 2 hubs related to the article you are publishing at ezine, then link to those two hubs otherwise one backlink for the hub and other for your profile.
What resource box? Where?
I get it now, as to which links to choose, but now I don't know WHERE those go, in terms of the "resource box."
Lynda, there are 6 parts of the articles you submit to Ezine.
6. Resource Box - The resource box is the place where you write things like: For detailed information on this subject visit my hub(link to your hub), You can also visit Lynda Gary's blog @ "...".
Hope it helps.
It does. muwhaaa (that was a kiss)
Another confusion: (lol) I think I just replied to you on another thread about links and backlinks. Given your knowledge on all of this, I'm going to guess that I didn't understand your question there, and my answer is therefore ... somehow wrong? You'll see, if that was you, and when you find your way back there.
I also created some backlinks for my hubs with Ezine articles, but right now, I haven't seen any boost in my hub traffic, I guess that's because it takes time for your Ezine articles to age, so that they can bring more benefits in the long run.
I felt like I need to reply. Depending on your niche, you can get good traffic from EZA but I've notice that all of my EZA that were not related to my niche gave me absolutely nothing in return (at least not worth the time invested).
Just recently, I had to contact hubpages because a hubber copied my content on my EZA, spun it, and posted it as a legitimate hub! That hub was taken down and I've lost more faith in EZA. It seems that most of the people that are "using" EZA are spammers and bots that want a quick article they can spin to use on their own sites.
The backlink juice is not worth it. Why write content for a site that doesn't give you money where you can write for your own site or even hubpages?
I have been doing some research on EZA and how to get traffic from them. Apparently optimized titles and the resource box are the secrets. Write titles that bring people in and use up a lot of the available space for your title and then in the resource box, don't use an author bio, just continue on the article and direct them off to your page. I guess author bios are the kiss of death and basically yell "boring, don't bother'
Another tactic is offering something for free in the resource box, like a free ebook or something.
I once did a test by posting the exact same article on my own site, a news site, plus two ezine type sites, including THE ezine.
Now most would say making the same article is not good. But if you search on google for "buffalo hide versus cowhide" you will see 6 different articles on the first page of results that are mine.
All of them are mine, all the same. All have a link to my own website. So I would say it was worth it. However my own website is # 2 and 3, the others are from those other sites I submitted them too.
The trouble with Ezine is that only the link right at the bottom is do-followed. Plus they also allow people to copy teh articles for their own sites.
I was on Site Explorer looking at the backlinks for a Squidoo lens which I had backlinked with an Ezine, and there were all these other links.
So of course I checked them out - and what these sites had done was take the Ezine article and put it on their site. One had put it through some sort of spinner, and it came out making not that much sense in the middle, but at least they left the link to me at the bottom (though am not sure I want gibberish linking to me). The other site had copied the Ezine article in it's entirety - and then no-followed all the links, including the one in the resource box. So I feel like I wasted my time writing an Ezine article just for other people to use as a short-cut to save themselves time.
To be honest I prefer to now write these articles on Hubpages - at least I get something out of them.
Yeah the only benefit of ezine is that your backlinks should be posted across a whole load of websites other than e-zine itself, unfortuantely a lot of people who use e-zine for content will try and rip you off.
I originally used hubpages as kind of an e-zine replacement, untill I started earning off hubpages!
Don't forget, any article you post on most ezine sites will rank high providing you use good SEO. So if you want to get traffic to your own website or hub it's a good way to do that.
However a poorly wrote article will not give you any hits, just like a poorly wrote hub or other article.
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