After 1 year, 3 months and about 2 weeks — we’ve changed the ARTICLE SOURCE attribution at the bottom of each article.
The old way was:
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/
The new way is:
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=first_lastname
Here’s why the change or shift in our template:
1) We want to encourage authors to link to their expert author URL rather than our home page. It makes more sense to encourage our authors who link to the EzineArticles.com home page from their home page to link to their specific Ezine Articles expert author URL so that they *and* their referred traffic are –>better matched/served.
2) We want to give readers of articles that were reprinted from our site the chance to read more articles by the same author. This improves your exit click chances of capturing the visitor as our theory is that a visitor to your article is more likely to click a link to view the rest of your articles than to click a link to see our home page.
3) It was time to change things up a bit. If we find that this decision was wrong, we can always change it back.
What do you think of this decision?