Some authors have wondered why there is a booster rocket of traffic that comes to your articles when you first send them in and then they get a more natural flow of traffic after about 3-9 weeks of being in our site.
I call it the “Booster Rocket” effect and here is why it happens (on purpose, BTW):
A day in the life of a new approved EzineArticles.com article:
1) You send in an article.
2) We approve and publish it.
3) We send it to our RSS feeds in real-time and your article gets read by folks who view our site in their favorite RSS reader. A select group of approved RSS publishers publish your title, summary and a link back to the full article, giving it more traffic.
4) We make it available to our new XML keyword search partners that return keyword search results of the most recent articles submitted as we can only display 10-25 usually for them… hence, the newest articles get listed first.
5) Your article gets included in the recently submitted articles in the category you selected until it gets bumped out of the list. That means other articles from your fellow authors help bring traffic to your article for about 20-35 position movements.
6) Your article get promoted to our proprietary email alert lists and this brings more traffic to your articles.
7) The search engines discover your article and give you an initial ranking. A few days to a few weeks later, your position in their indexes settles due to intense competition for the top.
8) In our category views, we list the newest articles on top and the oldest near the bottom. This is designed to encourage you to send in a continual flow of articles while giving our web surfers the freshest content.
My point: We do an incredible amount of effort to give your articles a boost of attention BEFORE the search engines give your articles attention and traffic.
Dangerous suggestion came in this week: An author suggested that she should remove all of her articles and re-submit them to play the game a little harder. If anyone does that, we will terminate their accounts as this is ‘gaming the system’ territory and we don’t want to look foolish to the search engines wondering why we keep changing the position of your articles.
BTW, we track and watch every single article deletion…so know that any mass deletion won’t go un-noticed. Our system alerts us in real-time via email when articles get deleted as this is part of our quality control process to help authors fix problems rather than delete them to start over.
Best way to take full advantage of our article marketing system is to keep a fresh flow of new quality original articles coming in, week after week, year after year.
Make sense? :)