A hidden and much overlooked benefit of writing & marketing quality original articles:
Your articles on EzineArticles.com and other sites that
syndicate your articles will attract positive comments
that you can aggregate as 3rd party proof of your expertise.
Over the years, keep track of these comments and reach out when possible to the people who left the comments to thank them (and ask for their permission to use their comments in your website/marketing materials).
How to track this?
Comments on your articles as listed on EzineArticles.com can be easily viewed in your Article Reports within your EzineArticles Membership interface.
Comments on your articles syndicated beyond EzineArticles:
Use Google Alerts and/or Indigo Stream Technolo’s GoogleAlert.com’s service to track your article titles and/or your name.