To further the competitive spirit between our authors, today our team cranked out a new author tool that will show you how you compare to other EzineArticles experts who have submitted articles in the same categories that you have.
In terms of ranking, publicly we currently only show the top 10 authors in each of the 222 categories, sorted by article quantity of 1st through 10th position. This new feature that is only accessible by each author via their membership account will show the author where they rank in terms of article quantity in each category.
To go check out which position your articles rank in each category your articles are listed in:
1) Log into the Beta site.
2) Click on AUTHOR TOOLS
3) Click on “VIEW MY AUTHOR RANKINGS”
4) Play with the data and enjoy.
Sometimes we just want to finish the race and get in the game (how I felt about my first triathlon this past Sunday); but for those who are fully engaged in article writing & marketing, this will help you better keep score as to how you compare to the other 26k+ expert authors.
Here’s an example from my personal account:
For the “Writing Articles” category, I’m currently in 6th place in terms of article quantity. Because I have a “top 10” position in that category, I’m also in the top 10 list for that category. With that information, I now know my baseline and can set a goal to earn the number 1 position…and (115-22) 93 articles is what I will need to make it to the top of that hill.
This feature will be the first step in a more complex set of article tracking tools we’ll be developing this year.
What do you think of this new feature?