The EzineArticles Author Terms of Service (TOS) has been updated with the addition of one item:
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This was a gray area that we wanted to clarify. Any attempt to send incentivized traffic to your articles may be perceived by us as an attempt to game our systems for the purposes of boosting your article traffic views in order to reach our most viewed article status that rotates every 90 days.
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We are happy with members who use the EzineArticles widgets on their websites & blog, their expert author RSS feed [Example of one kind of implementation] to help expose their web readership with their EzineArticles.
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