New Article Status Assist

We’ve added something new to everyone’s account to help you know where your new article submissions are at during their journey through our review and quality control process:
EzineArticles article status

There are 5 steps each article goes through:

  1. Pending Initial Review: Your article has been received and it is waiting for initial editorial review.
  2. In Initial Editor Queue: Your article is currently in the Editorial Queue.
  3. Pending Quality Control Review: Your article initial review has been completed.
  4. In Quality Control Queue: Your article is in final review.
  5. Will never get filled in as that means that your article is now live on the site. :)

If you use your mouse to hover over the red boxes as they are filled in… you’ll find little pop up helper tips to remind you about the 5 steps above I just listed.

Hopefully this new status update system will let you know where your article submissions are at in terms of review.

Any questions?

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Audrey writes:

I’m not sure why, but I’m continually amazed at the features you add.

I did notice this feature a few days ago and just smiled.

Thanks Chris!!

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:06 AM

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Great features, I think it will improve the tracking of the articles

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:13 AM

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Wow, Chris!

This is why EzineArticles has such a great reputation. You never rest on your laurels. You continually strive to make your service better and better.

Thank you.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:17 AM

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Nice features to add. There seems to be no end to the things that you add and our only fear is that you will start charging for this service. :-)

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:25 AM

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Doug writes:

Great work these very good feature you have add

Thank you

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:25 AM

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Max Weiman writes:

Hmmm…well if you want my honest opinion, I have no interest in that feature. As long as my article goes up.

Two features that would enhance the site for me would be critical evaluation of articles (yes, I know that’s asking alot but I can dream can’t I?) and most importantly more detailed tracking of where the articles or pieces of the articles end up. That’s really what I’d like to see.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:31 AM

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ray lanfear writes:

Top of the morning–

Terrific update thanks for keeping us well informed.

Warm regards and God Bless

RayLanfear

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:37 AM

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Mitchell writes:

I haven’t had a problem with the timeliness of your reviewing, approving, and posting my articles…

However, now that you have this new feature, it makes me think it’s going to take a long time to get an article approved and posted. Maybe the other addition needed to this feature would be to provide some time perspective.

Perhaps add in a number of days scale to the “Status” bar overhead.

Overall, you and everyone at EzineArticles are doing a great job! Thanks!

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:45 AM

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Brenda Craig writes:

Awesome Chris…now that I know via your newsletter email how it works…many blessings and much thanks.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:45 AM

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Marte writes:

This one puzzled me – I guess it’s a good tool if people are pestering you about when their articles will be posted, but that has never concerned me. I know they’ll get there in good time – and that time is usually very short!

I think we should concentrate on writing and not worry so much about how soon our articles will be out in the world. Take that “worry” time and write another article.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:46 AM

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I am looking forward for the opportunity to provide articles and advice to your readers. The process you have created makes publishing and tracking extremely easy.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:54 AM

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Olivia writes:

I really appreciate this new feature. Thank you.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:55 AM

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Amber D writes:

Shhh Richard, don’t give Chris any bad ideas.

I think it’s only fair to say that we are spoiled rotten at EzineArticles, and we like it – a lot!

Chris, just keep doing what you do so well, and thanks for everything.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 10:57 AM

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Marte,

Yep, I agree with ya… We get many emails a day asking for a status update so we’re trying to divert member support questions so we can spend more time reviewing & approving articles and less time telling hundreds of members that we’ll get to their articles soon.

Mitchell,

It took our developers a month to bring this feature from concept to implementation… largely due to having to continually change our software to accommodate the reporting.

I’m pretty certain we won’t be able to add a timer count down till article approval due to the huge range in time that varies depending on lots of variables that aren’t always in our control (labor, incoming volume, systems working or connectivity issues, etc).

Max,

Yeah, we’re still working on plans to address that.

Richard,

We intend for EzineArticles to always be FREE; but we also do have a Premium membership option (for priority article review speed) that we’ve worked all Summer on that will be introduced soon.

What’s delaying this Premium feature? Time and that we’re at a backlog that we didn’t expect to be in…plus hiring many more editors this month to begin training.

Nicklove,

We can’t rest or else someone will eat our lunch… and we’re hungry!

Amber D & Everyone,

Thanks! Know that EzineArticles is a team effort behind the scenes… and many of today’s new features are thanks to our growing developer team.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:02 AM

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Max Weiman writes:

Thanks. I forgot to add that the reason I’m not too concerned about the wait time is that it is very short thanks to your excellent system. Great job!

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:09 AM

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Alicia writes:

The new features and many more make EzineArticles one of the best and topmost choice by millions to submit and get listed their articles.

Good work, GOD Bless All1

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM

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Ramalingam writes:

It is a novel idea and an innovative feature to know the actual stage and progress of your article before the editorial board.

But this feature is more helpful to the platinum authors who have the privilege of submitting unlimited number of articles in the site and who will be actually somewhat very anxious to get them publish and market them as soon as possible.

As far as basic and basic plus level authors are concerned, they will have very little utility with this feature.

Suppose the site becomes a paying site for articles submitted, all the authors will be benefited by this feature, because all of them will be anxious to know the progress of their articles.

In any event it is an innovative feature introduced by the mother of articles directories.Congrats.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:35 AM

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Great feature! I’m forwarding this email to my VA who places my articles especially since I keep asking her. (I write them) :-)

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:42 AM

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Ramalingam,

Let me re-iterate:

For the foreseeable future, EzineArticles WILL continue to have a FREE membership option.

There are no plans for any kind of fee-based only membership… but there are many plans for Premium features for priority review and other services that we’re in development on.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:44 AM

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sunil writes:

Thats a nice way to look forward… This might help the article posters…

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:45 AM

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Cheow writes:

Hey Chris,

Another wonderful feature you have installed for EzineArticles author. I have been writing articles for quite some time and always feel that I am in a lost on the status of my editorial review… but now you have solved this concern for us.

Thanks Chris!

Cheow

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:48 AM

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Susan Coils writes:

Great feature. It’s always good to know where you’re at when submitting articles.

Also agree with Max. It would be great to know where the articles end up.

Susan

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:51 AM

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Shirley Bass writes:

We can’t rest or else someone will eat our lunch! and we’re hungry! (Christopher M. Knight)

I love that statement. It’s so true for all of us who are marketing our businesses.

I too never worry about when my articles will be published. I am still a newbie and know I have to wait my turn.

I always appreciate the new features on EzineArticles. I like how easy EzineArticles makes it for the authors to want to come here and publish their work.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 12:11 PM

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Arthur Smith writes:

I must commend you for this very thoughtful, innovtive and timely device. Mostly my articles have been quickly reviewed but recently there has been some extreme slowness in the process that leads one to wonder if not worry that something has gone wrong or that the article has been lost sight of, especially so when it involves modified articles which ordinarily one would expect would not take more than 15 minutes to review.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 12:22 PM

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Arthur,

Everything is first in, first reviewed…with priority to Premium beta-testing members… Then Platinum, Basic/Basic Plus members.

It doesn’t take us 15 minutes per article, but we are processing thousands of transactions per day.

If we don’t have another growth spurt, we’ll be back to normal review times in late September.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 1:24 PM

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candy writes:

Love the feature! Thanks for always doing great!

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 2:27 PM

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Cary Gardner writes:

Great new feature!
I just started to publish in EzineArticles.com, but definitely will not stop.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 2:39 PM

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Apurwand writes:

I just started to publish, but I think Thats a Geat features and good work.

Warm Regards,

Apurwand

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 3:27 PM

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What brilliant mind came up with this idea?!! I don’t know, but thanks Chris!

This will make things much easier for everyone (and you guys won’t have to field gazillions of e-mails from people like me wondering about the status of their articles.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 5:21 PM

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Great feature, time saving on both parties.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 5:42 PM

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Sarfaraz writes:

Mr. Chris, i am a beginner under your website and you are the MasterMind. I really like you very much.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:35 PM

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kumar writes:

great feature

it will save a lot of time and it will be a definite help to
know our present article status.

thanks again chris

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:35 PM

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Patti McMann writes:

EzineArticles is the best site on the Internet. You are always improving, and putting your authors first. I am really proud to be part of this site.

Thanks Chris! I commend you and your team for the excellent work that all of you do.

Comment provided August 7, 2008 at 11:37 PM

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Phillip writes:

Hi … again a winners formula … thanks all you team players at EzineArticles your the best … innervation is the keyword that supports prosperity write post and it will build … this surly is the best blog on the internet

All my best to you and your prosperity
Phillip Skinner

Comment provided August 8, 2008 at 1:20 AM

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Damodar writes:

Excellent features for knowing the status of an article step by step.

Thanks Chris! For adding this great features to my EzineArticles membership account.

Have a nice day!

Damodar

Comment provided August 8, 2008 at 1:44 AM

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Ramalingam writes:

Thanks Chris for your response along with an informative reply.I am looking forward to become an affiliate to your premiere article directory in the forseeable future.Again thanks a lot .Ramalingam

Comment provided August 8, 2008 at 3:51 AM

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Sourav Sarkar writes:

This is why I love EzineArticles so much, every time you bring something cool which we are helpful of. Hope this process of development continues.

Thanks Chris.

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Jim Kesel writes:

We thank you for this great feature. A picture (graphic) is worth a thousand words.

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jf writes:

I continuously see improvements in here. I like this feature!

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jf writes:

And those pics are for real – I saw they are really working as expected. — we can see progress in those bars… Very helpful. Thank you!

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This is fantastic.

I thought Ezine was lagging behind a bit compared to what i have seen on other article sites but the new updates coming through show that you really are a step above the others every time.

The more detailed updates, statistics and feedback we as writers can get will only help to improve our focus and work with ezine better as well!

Comment provided August 15, 2008 at 7:30 AM

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Shirley Bass writes:

Those bars of progression keep me coming back to check on my article status. I enjoy knowing when I can expect to see them published. Gotta love EzineArticles for more reasons than one!

Shirley Bass

Comment provided August 15, 2008 at 10:43 AM

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