Can I post an article to ezinearticles which I have already published in hubpages?
You can. However, you hubs will become 'duplicate content' and may be rated lower.
I'm not sure you're right, Rochelle. I'm pretty sure EzineArticles doesn't accept duplicate content either.
I'm sure that is true in many or most cases.
You are correct Marisa, ezines is tight on duplicate content. I once had to change an article, and explain it to a staff member, when I copied 3, 5 - 7 word bullet points about medical jargon.
My article was over 600 words but those 3 bullet-point lines were picked up as dup content. So yes, they do check.
What you are saying about eZineArticles is wrong. They used to be a bit picky where the content appears first, but they recently relaxed the rules.
They are encouraging their users to post any articles as long as they are the author and the article hasn't been distributed to too many sites (this part is a bit unclear - how many is too many?).
In fact, there is even a WordPress plugin, allowing bloggers to submit old blog posts to eZineArticles from their blog administration.
So, your article from hubpages, should get published on eZine, without any problems. I still wouldn't copy any articles from Hubpages there, as your article will get penalized on HubPages.
Thanks Rochelle Frank & Marisa Wright for your input, it would help me a lot. I was just planning to post one of my hub for my first ezine article!
Thank you both for the help!
My question is ezines the best venue for promotion/backlinks for a hub.
No to backlinks. Ezine articles rarely gain much value and while ezine articles are meant to be copied on to other websites including the author bio with your links, you will be lucky if one in ten of the people who use your article for their own website include your links.
Just audited some of my ezine articles, highly annoyed that eZine don't do more to protect the work of the people who use it.
The positive aspect of eZine is that it often does well in Google.
Thanks for saying that, oli. I've heard so many people say it's a great place to get backlinks, but it just seems too easy for people to copy the article and not the resource box.
They seem to be getting more relaxed about letting you put a link in the body, though.
The problem is that people who distribute ezine articles nowadays seem to either
a) Just copy the text (Which doesn't copy the link
b) They buy a tool online which automatically imports loads of ezine articles, strips the links and resource boxes, and then posts the new content on the users website.
Both these techniques have massively reduced the usefulness of products such as eZine Articles, and mean that the only real value is from the main ezine page which your article is posted.
Please note that I am not saying there is no value to posting on eZine, I am just saying that due to how easy it is for people to rip it off nowadays, the main reason it was created seems to have been destroyed.
I still publish there occasionally, but I do not expect to amass the same amount of backlinks as I would have when I used it nearly a decade ago.
You can add a link in the body of the article if it's non-promotional and adds value to the article. Any affiliate links are frowned upon - anywhere! If you want to link back to your own website then the author profile box is where to do that from.
I used to use EzineArticles a lot prior to joining HP but can say 1000% that HubPages is far better in terms of looking after it's writers - provided you produce good content that is...
Besides, why write duplicate content? You want to write content that would draw a reader to use your link. Provide enough information to get them interested in reading more.
Hi. I'm wondering what you mean by, "Provide enough information to get them interested in reading more." If we're not copyingthe story or article and putting it at Ezine, how do we get a reader there interested in reading more? My answere to that would have been to put our Profile URL in the resource box, but when I did that, thinking that's what we're to do, I was told that is a self-serving link.
So I'm just curious as to how it works. Thanks.
Pamela, the way EzineArticles is supposed to work is that you write an article, with links to your website in the resource box. People are allowed to copy that article on to their blogs and websites, on condition they include your resource box.
In theory, if you have a good article it could end up on hundreds of blogs and sites, which means you get hundreds of backlinks.
In practice, as oli said, people who use your article usually ignore the resource box or strip out the link, so you get no benefit. So really, writing there isn't very useful.
I'd be very surprised if they said a link in your resource box was self-serving - the resource box is supposed to be self-serving. If you had a link in the text, that's a different story.
Usually,I submit much shorter version of my hubs in ezine,sometimes with little modification only. I never found any problem about duplicate contents-so far published over 15 articles in ezine.
Interesting thread - Ezines used to be seen as the hOly grail when it came to getting backlinksm but now it appears that people are saying it's not so good after all - where then are the best places to get backlinks from ?
SI, the problem is there are too many automated systems taking the articles without the resource box - and EA doesn't do anything to police that.
So you're giving away articles for no benefit.
It never was the holy grail - it was always good though. People like Mark Knowles and Sunforged have written some good Hubs on getting backlinks. It's hard work!
Ok you might not get all the links from syndication, but the links from EzineArticles do may a big difference in web site ranking. Google will index your pages quickly if you have a link from there.
My experience with ezine articles ended up with me deleting my account as they demand posting with your real name and I write under a pen name. As a lot of article sites let you post duplicate content if it is your own, when I went to post a really good article at EA they denied it on the imagination of theirs that I had stolen it since it was published under my pen name.
EA wants nothing but brand new copy and also I found out that when you submit to them, other writers are likely to use some of your content. Not good for me. So I deleted my account.
It sounds like you've totally misunderstood the site.
First, EzineArticles insists on a real-sounding name, meaning you can't use a nickname. That doesn't mean you can't use a pen name. After all, how would they ever find out it's not your real name - it's not like they're going to be sending you checks!
Second, the whole purpose of EzineArticles, which they state upfront, is so other website owners can copy your articles and post them on their websites. The idea is that they also copy your resource box, which provides publicity for you.
Third, Constant Content and Helium also base their decision about whether content is stolen on whether the authors match. That may seem harsh, but realistically, it's not economic for them to spend time and resources trying to investigate whether a pen name is really you.
I write on Ezine Articles and find it to be useful, but it would be nice if there resource box would be a little easier to put your self serving links in, such as Hubpages and other sites do. Other than the resource box I find no problem with EA.
Ezine articles wants that the content you post to their site is owned by you and you must have exclusive rights to the content. It doesn't matter that you use the article elsewhere or not. Most of the article marketers publish articles to their own site/blog before posting it to Ezine Articles.
Ezine also has a no duplicate content policy, you can always place it elsewhere after you have had it approved without problem though!
Oli, that used to be the case, but no longer. Visit the site and you'll find a video by t actively encouraging writers to "repurpose" their existing articles to use on EA.
In fact, they're so keen on the idea, they've released a plugin so you can copy your posts from a Wordpress blog straight into EA as articles:
http://blog.ezinearticles.com/2010/04/w … -live.html
You can make an article describing an article at Hubpages to make a backlink. That will be worth doing
Thank you all who have made this thread a great resource for ezine articles and back linking!
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