Thanks to GoogleAlerts we’re able to attempt to keep up on the chatter in the marketplace about various things… and I came across a blog entry today by Matthew James of the UK: Are You a Workhorse or a Bum? Part 2 — Essentially, he said, “This is because EzineArticles particularly doesn’t like straight affiliate links.”
No, that’s not true. We reject articles with affiliate links for two primary reasons:
- Because our users/readership base is better served by real experts rather than people pitching the experts.
- Over 90% of affiliates submit non-exclusive rights content and we don’t accept non-exclusive rights content… meaning, every article submitted should only be able to be found elsewhere under the same name as the one submitted with the article.
Other things I found this weekend:
I love seeing this: http://www.radsgroup.com/about_us.html
Looks like a member from the West African country of Cote d’Ivoire found a way to spam (the typical Nigerian spam) ~50 of our members via the EzineArticles Inbox system over the weekend.
Thanks to her, we created a game plan this morning to address how we’re going to not allow members who don’t have articles submitted or accepted to use the EzineArticles Inbox system; create a new limit for newbie members with no history from sending bulk emails via our system; and improved linkage between the “THIS IS SPAM” reporting button and our member support team response.
Check out this blog entry: What a Relief! Reinstated with Ezine Articles
Key phrase from this persons blog entry: “…you should not submit PLR articles to EzineArticles!”
Right. :-) It is a small planet indeed.