10 Tips from the Front Lines

Our Member Support Team and Editorial Staff offer their suggestions for improving your EzineArticles experience.

We recently asked some of our front line team members this question: “If you could tell every EzineArticles member just 1 thing, what would it be?” Their answers ranged from the slightly obvious to the truly unexpected, but all are loaded with the wisdom of the people who work hand-in-hand with our members every day.

Here are their 10 best tips:

  1. Please review ALL of the Editorial Guidelines prior to submission, not just the first 2.
  2. Have somebody proofread your article … especially if you are not a native English speaker.
  3. If your article cannot get past the submit form’s auto-checking features, then we can’t push it through for you. The new submit form is designed to catch errors before you submit your article.
  4. Author Names must be just that, names. Not places, companies, things, or any other wacky words the author can think of.
  5. Do not create multiple accounts! Often members will create another account rather than simply contacting us to fix a problem. Then they wonder why they are getting flagged for duplicate content.
  6. Your author photo is designed to help you promote your author brand and create credibility for you. So please don’t upload a photo of a cartoon, your cat, or a random body part.
  7. Keep material original. Don’t re-write the same basic content into multiple articles.
  8. Ensure your EzineArticles author name matches the author name on articles posted on other sites. An author name mismatch will flag the article for ripped or suspect content.
  9. Product reviews should be unbiased and not have an overly negative or promotional feel.
  10. Read the blog every day. Almost everything you need to know can be found in there: Links to training, announcements, news, article templates, videos, interviews and a lot more. (Did you know that the Search field under Chris’ picture searches only the blog? It’s a great way to find answers in a hurry!)

I’m sure most of our members found at least one or two tips they hadn’t heard before. However, if you’re one of those article marketing veterans who knew all of these, tell the rest of us by adding a tip or two of your own to the list!

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Lance Winslow writes:

All very good advice to any article author that wants to maximize EzineArticles results.

Comment provided September 1, 2009 at 3:55 PM

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Randy Kemp writes:

Thanks for sharing these tips. They help ease the article submission hurdles.
Randy

Comment provided September 1, 2009 at 5:11 PM

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Mike J writes:

Thank you very much for the top ten tips!

Can you help me understand any other reasons why multiple accounts are not permitted? I do understand the reasons listed in the article..

But..

What if you have several different niches? Looking back into an author’s page and seeing articles on Gardening and Outdoors, and then right under that, different articles about Raising Children, and then under those, articles about Hardwood Flooring could really hurt the credibility of the author.

Meaning, if I see that an author dabbles in so many topics at once, I’m going to wonder if they are indeed serious about ANYTHING, and would believe and trust them much LESS than seeing another author who only seems (at least) to have just one focus, (making or) deeming him/her an authority on that said subject.

Please help me understand why this isn’t possible, for reasons such as the examples mentioned above?

Thank you very much!

MJ

Comment provided September 1, 2009 at 6:23 PM

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Chandan writes:

Thanks a lot for these tips. These will help me to improve my articles…

Comment provided September 2, 2009 at 1:41 AM

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Geoff writes:

Good advice in those tips, thanks for the reminders.

Comment provided September 2, 2009 at 5:58 AM

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Mike J,

It’s about trust.

If you have several different niches, then you may have several author names …all of which you can easily manage within one membership account.

I agree with your premise that you should not write about radically diverse subjects under the same author name if you are trying to build market credibility for a certain single type of expertise.

See: Authors With Multiple Brands – Secrets to Managing Multiple Topics When Writing Articles

Comment provided September 2, 2009 at 6:58 AM

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One tip that doesn’t have to do with EzineArticles.com article acceptance but which I wish did is this:

Short paragraphs rather than long paragraphs that go on and on.

It’s so much easier to read an article with the same number of words but with shorter rather than longer paragraphs.

Comment provided September 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM

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Mike J writes:

Christopher,

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer! I appreciate it very much, as well as the article link provided. Have read and printed it out. Will also let clients know as well.

Again, THANK YOU!

MJ

Comment provided September 2, 2009 at 5:54 PM

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Mike J writes:

Christopher, I very much appreciate both your reply and the link you have provided. It helps very much, THANK YOU!

Mike

Comment provided September 3, 2009 at 8:59 PM

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It sure is terrific of you folks to help us out so much with all these fine tips.

We all are grateful for your assistance. Thanks a million. 8)

Darrell

Comment provided September 15, 2009 at 5:36 PM

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