Articles on Home Page

Mike writes:

How come my articles that are accepted, never hit your home page as recently added articles?

I just had an article that was just approved, but I do not see it on your home page. Also, how long does that link stay up there, even
if it is inserted (unlike mine).

Answer: Unless your articles are in a restricted category (sexuality for example) they will usually reach the home page unless pushed under heavy volume.

Currently, we’re only displaying 20 articles on the home page at any one time. Today, we approved 564 articles so far…which means, the home page turned over 28 times in about a 10 hour span of time while our editors worked. In a typical day (such as Friday), the home page will turn over 50-70+ times and all in a compressed time span of somewhere between 4am till 9pm CST while our editors work.

Because it is possible that your articles never made it to the home page if we approved more than 20 articles in a 5 minute span of time (say, multiple editors are working), I think what you are identifying is that we should probably lose that statement from our new article approval alerts because we can no longer guarantee your article will reach the home page every single time. Sorry…

We’re open to hearing how you think we should change this issue?


Ed Howes writes:

One of the reasons I have focused on this blog is because I have lost all interest in the home page. I don’t know why and cannot say. I have no idea if others feel this way. Maybe this blog post will help me understand.

Comment provided January 20, 2007 at 9:04 PM


Keith Renninson writes:


I agree with Ed, the EzineArticles home page has always seemed more: attractive/useful/geared toward publishers than authors. When I come to your site, I go straight to the Authors Sign-In area to check my stats, submit new articles, and when that is complete then move to the Blog to see what’s going on.

The photos of authors is nice and adds a personal touch to the home page, but I rarely scroll down or look at anything else, it’s just not necessary to my needs.

If anything, it might be more efficient, meaningful and promotional to have the Author Spotlight on the home page, especially if the most current newly approved articles appear for such a short time during the day; that seems like a waste of valuable space.

Just brainstorming.



Comment provided January 21, 2007 at 12:04 AM


Lance Winslow writes:

I have noticed when posting 100 articles in a row that they turn exactly how you describe Chris. They start on top move down the page and are renewed by new articles. So, if folks wish their articles to show up simply write 100 at a time.

Comment provided January 21, 2007 at 1:30 AM


Bill Haynes writes:

When posting articles on, one has to believe that if the articles have merit they will be found by sites looking for good material. Home page posting glory is fleeting. Articles being picked up by revelant sites can be lasting.

Comment provided January 21, 2007 at 11:53 AM


Louie Latour writes:

Don’t pay much attention to the homepage myself; since it was shortened I rarely see any of my articles there. Most of the traffic comes from search engines anyhow so I’m not overly concerned about it.

Comment provided January 21, 2007 at 1:33 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

I agree, the home page is not as critical is you might think. Yes, it is cool to see the articles you wrote up there, but it is nothing to stress over really. Consider this and think about it so it makes sense to you and then you will not worry about it anymore.

Comment provided January 21, 2007 at 7:55 PM


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