The Value of Diamond Membership

This post was updated on May 15, 2012 at 4:00 P.M.

An Elite Community at EzineArticles

A little over 2 months ago, we unveiled a new membership level to identify the top 1% of authors who are completely focused on quality in their article writing. We chose to name the new level “Diamond” to show that any author granted an upgrade request to Diamond level represents the “Best of the Best” when it comes to article writing.

The Diamond level stands at the peak of our membership pyramid and represents the ideal Expert Author.

We are continuing to receive and evaluate upgrade requests, and we still have our sights set on that 1% benchmark. In this video, I share what it takes to attain the highest level of membership, what it means to those who have it and how to request a Diamond level upgrade.

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What Diamond Membership Means

Diamond authors make up the most elite community of writers at The community has earned respect through the expertise of each individual author and the quality of the author’s insights. They make up the top 1% of members because every article they submit is incredibly original and unique, just like a diamond.

For most authors, the act of attaining Diamond level membership isn’t the end of a journey but a new beginning because it opens the door to a whole new level of opportunities. We’re interested in helping you achieve your article writing dreams and aspirations because we value your expertise. In order to help, we provide:

  • Faster Response Times – Your article submissions and emails to Member Support will jump forward in the response order – ahead of Basic, Basic Plus and Platinum members.
  • Unlimited Submissions – No waiting for account reviews to get more submissions. Diamond authors receive an unlimited amount of article submissions, which means there’s no end to the potential traffic your sites could be getting.
  • Feedback From the Team – We know that even the world’s shiniest diamonds need a little polishing once in a while to maintain their sheen. We want you to have all the tools and resources you need at your disposal to keep your expertise sharp so you, too, can shine. Therefore, you’ll come to expect 1-on-1 direct assistance from EzineArticles Team members, including the Managing Editor, when you need it.
  • Preventative Assistance – When we evaluate your account, we’ll alert you of any potential roadblocks we can see in your future. We’ll educate you so you can quickly learn what it’ll take to accomplish your goals.
  • Icon of a Diamond – Your Diamond membership speaks for itself as we put a shiny diamond icon next to your name in articles to let readers know that you’re among the most trusted authors.

If you haven’t asked for an upgraded to Diamond yet, don’t be alarmed. There’s still room for you in this exclusive community, as long as you fit the eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • True expertise in your field
  • A minimum of 10 live articles
  • 100% complete and clean account profile
  • Zero or minimal article rejections on your account as a whole (including alternate authors)
  • Articles 100% unique and exclusive to you
  • Content is transparent for easy digestion and understanding
  • Quality delivered continuously throughout
  • Each landing page URL in an article matches the content of the article and delivers a positive end user experience

Requesting Membership

If you fit these requirements and you think you have what it takes to join this exclusive, highly sought-after community, we encourage you to request a review of your account today.

You can check on your eligibility by logging into your account, select your name in the upper-right hand corner of the page, and select “Membership Level.”

If you still have some requirements left to fulfill, they will appear on this page with links to more information.

If you’ve met the eligibility requirements, you’ll see the page has a text entry box. In the entry box, tell us why you think you deserve to be a Diamond level member. Once you submit your request, our team will review your account for a possible upgrade.

Get started today by checking that you fulfill the basic requirements. If so, you’ll have that Diamond in no time! We’ll give you specific ideas on how you can improve your writing.

Diamond level authors are in a class of their own. Do you have what it takes?


leon Noone writes:

G’Day Marc,
I’m a Premium Member. Apart from the kudos, is there any benefit to me in applying for Diamond membership?



Comment provided May 20, 2011 at 12:18 PM



Other than all the reasons listed above? :) The Diamond Membership level is an achieved status. It’s not easy to obtain therefore the journey teaches you how to be a GREAT author. You’re in a community of go-getters and other successful writers and your readers trust you more because you have proven you care about their needs.

I like to be surrounded by greatness. Don’t you? :)


Susan writes:

Hi Marc,

What if you haven’t written an article under your own name (like me) but have many authors…and hundreds of articles (also like me) that are everything required above?

I am unable to apply for diamond status, because I have no profile, yet all my authors who have excellent track records, bios etc do.

If I was able to apply, by uploading my own bio etc, would that mean all my authors would be diamond status?

Thanking you,


Comment provided May 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM



Yes, Diamond Membership consideration is on the account as a whole. It affects all author names on the account.


Susan writes:

Thank you!



Hi Marc,
I wanted to make you a compliment for your video presence. It’s so easy to watch your videos and follow your ideas. In addition they are also very professional, without being ‘over the top’. Thank you, Nathalie

Comment provided May 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM


Nathalie, thank you for your compliments. Honestly, I can’t take all the credit – I have a team of video professionals that help make all that professionalism possible. They’re responsible for the bulk of what you see – all I have to do is stand there and talk. :D


Cartoon Coach writes:

Great video Marc!
To the staff at EzineArticles,
Thank you for creating this position! I am already a Diamond Author. I just need to prove it. :)


Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 11:10 AM


Mike Hadaway writes:

Thanks for the video. It was very informative and easy to follow…no fluff! I have been thinking about applying and now I think I will.

Comment provided October 27, 2011 at 7:11 AM


Mike –

My pleasure. Thanks for the kind words – we’re always pleased to hear that we’re accomplishing what we set out to accomplish with our videos.

Now go apply what you learned! :-)

– Marc


Shashi Singh writes:

Please let me know how I can request for an account up-gradation and what I should write in my request.

Best Regards

Comment provided June 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM


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