Sort Authors By FIRST and LAST Names

Previously, you could only sort EzineArticles Expert Authors by FIRST name.

Now, after completely rewriting some of the back-end of our database, you can sort by both FIRST NAME *and* LAST NAME; in addition to BY COUNTRY (Most Active Countries).

Thank you to everyone who questioned our logic and requested a LAST NAME sort order.


Ramalingam writes:

Another innovative feature of your web site and certainly a step forward in the right direction.It facilitates our sorting task much easier and fairly very quickly.Thank you for your untiring efforts.Ramalingam

Comment provided September 12, 2008 at 1:08 PM


Shirley Bass writes:

Nice! I am like Ramalingam, thank you for your untiring efforts.

Shirley Bass

Comment provided September 12, 2008 at 3:52 PM


GetArticlesDone writes:

Useful update. Thanks!


Comment provided September 12, 2008 at 11:31 PM



Hi Chris!

Everything you do to improve EzineArticles is excellent!

And almost everyday you improve something! Thank you!

Comment provided September 13, 2008 at 8:33 AM


Borus writes:

Another feature to consider would be a quality search – ratings of authors not by quantity but by quality. Authors with a high percentage of high quality articles get 4 or 5 stars and authors with low quality get 1 or even zero stars.

Google already has this and applies it to all the articles here on EzineArticles and elsewhere. High quality ranks high for better keywords. Google even determines on its own what keywords an article will rank for (which can be entirely different than what the author originally planned). Bad or low quality articles don’t rank and can even be placed in the supplemental index or so far down on search that your only traffic will come by way of EzineArticles itself.

Google is currently the best search engine and has the most correct results percentagewise. So it would be easy to use either Google’s webmaster tools or another analytics program to see which pages of content (articles) rank for keywords that matter and rank accordingly. This way, when you click on a topic or niche you don’t waste your time looking at article after article that is either poorly written spam, just poorly written, a rewrite of something you just read, or just plain useless.

You could just select 5 or 4 star authors and their articles. As everyone knows a high volume of traffic is not representative in the least of whether an article is good – it could just be that the author tried to include some keywords like porn or similar that have a high search volume. If it is a low quality article eventually Google will remove it or rank it lower to reflect its quality. Sometimes it may take Google a while and link schemes can prolong this, but rest assured, Google will get it eventually.

I think an article rating system which some other ezines have would reduce wasted time and reader frustration. EzineArticles just has to be careful to make it so that spammers can’t find away to cheat and beef up their ratings – this is why Google ratings should be used here until something better is found. This would definitely increase Google’s trust rank of Some authors would find their articles would receive much less traffic and others that provide high quality, original articles would be rewarded with more traffic. It would certainly improve the user experience here on EzineArticles.

Comment provided September 14, 2008 at 10:22 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

Thanks, I was wondering about that, it will make it easier to find folks this way.

Comment provided September 16, 2008 at 4:53 AM



Why you are not on Twitter, Lance? I looked for the Twitter address of a few authors I like at EzineArticles, but you didn’t have one.

Twitter is nice! I’m discovering it now.

Comment provided September 16, 2008 at 6:08 AM


Pete writes:

This is a very helpful update!
You might want to consider Twitter like Christina Says, very useful.

Comment provided September 16, 2008 at 2:12 PM


Lance Winslow writes:

I am a baby boomer Christina, I am not interested in online social networks in the least, so, I have never bothered to figure out what all the twitter fuss is about.

I have made so many real friends in real life over the years, I really do not need anymore. Although, I must say I do enjoy talking with other authors here when they email me. Hope your latest eBook is coming along well. Sincerely, Lance

Comment provided September 16, 2008 at 2:28 PM



Thank you, but my webmaster number one is having problems to continue preparing my next two new e-books, while he prepared very well the two previous ones!

My webmaster number two is still trying to find a solution for the problem that webmaster 1 could not find.

I guess this is my destiny: each time I want to prepare something new, there are always unexpected technical problems! And I rebuilt my first site in the beginning of this year exactly in order to avoid them!

Comment provided September 16, 2008 at 3:27 PM


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