Diamond Level Membership: Initiate Quality

Boost Your Credibility and Increase the Quality and Speed of Your Article Submissions

Diamond level membership is the highest point of the EzineArticles membership pyramid. It is reserved for the best of the best and has many benefits, including faster article reviews, quicker Member Support response times, and increased exposure.

With a consistent focus on quality and reader-benefited content, any member can achieve Diamond level membership through hard work, dedication, and initiative.

Take initiative by using these milestones as your quality check-points:

Milestone: Building Your Library with Quality Articles

Maintain your connection with your readers by building up your article library to ensure you are giving your readers a consistent flow of articles. The more quality information you provide in your articles on a consistent basis, the stronger your articles and your authority becomes.

Provide your own unique tips, strategies, techniques, case-studies, analysis, opinions, commentary – the list goes on! The key here: “your own” tips (i.e. your own personal experience and expertise) should be the unique quality that ultimately benefits the reader.

Milestone: Optimizing Your Profile

Including information in your Account Profile will help you maximize your exposure, your reputation and your credibility. To complete your account profile, you should have:

  • Author Photo: Readers will see you as a REAL person, which in turn establishes your brand and credibility.
  • Author Bio: A brief summary about yourself and why you’re an expert will help readers learn more about you.
  • Links: Provide readers with your website, personal/blog, as well as your social networking information to use your exposure on EzineArticles to help you build new or reinforce existing relationships with your audience.

Milestone: Proofreading to Maintain Your Credibility

Proofreading your articles and your author bio for grammar and spelling errors is crucial when maintaining readability, credibility, and a connection with your audience. Try reading your articles out loud to catch awkward sentences or have a friend or family member read your articles for comprehension.

Milestone: Getting Exclusive With Your Readers

Provide readers with content that is 100% yours, fresh, transparent, and delivers continuous quality throughout. This exclusivity will pump up your article writing efforts:

  • Improve Value: Your articles are an extension of you and everything connected to you. Be confident the articles are worthy of the connection by focusing on the information you provide readers and how you present it.
  • Stand Out: Readers look for content they can relate to that doesn’t sound like it just came off the article conveyor belt. Make sure each article stands out with fresh content.
  • Add Specifics: Generalities are the ultimate expertise-killer. Provide specific details with a fresh perspective: yours!
  • Be Transparent: If your focus is on reader-driven, quality content, there is no reason to disguise what you do. Be open about who you are and what you are providing.

Milestone: Optimizing Your Links

Choose your links wisely by considering if your link is relevant to your article content, is transparent or intention is clear, and the site has easy navigation. Optimize your landing page with the reader in mind to ensure they will want to come back and visit your site again! Tip: This includes both your links in your articles AND links in your account profile.

If you’re having difficulties overcoming any of these milestones, rest assured: we know mistakes are made during the learning process. What we look for is if you are learning from those mistakes and are actively attempting to improve upon the quality of your articles.

We want every author to take the initiative to strive for Diamond membership by providing outstanding quality and becoming the leaders of their niche. Ask questions if you don’t understand a particular issue with your article.

With these milestones in mind, build confidence in your article writing efforts to increase your credibility and quality-driven readers! To learn more about the Diamond membership level and its incredible benefits, visit The Value of Diamond Membership.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments below. Take initiative: Be the Best!

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Cheryl G Burke writes:

Thanks EzineArticles love your help!

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 9:09 AM

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Jean Buschke writes:

You just gave me a new goal to achieve :) Thank you for the gift! :)

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 9:21 AM

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Karen writes:

Very impressive membership, the ultimate goal for EzineArticles Expert Authors. Maybe it will act as the motivating factor to encourage EzineArticles Expert Authors to write more quality articles. Wonder whether I ‘ll ever reach there one day.

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 9:23 AM

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Karen –

Just keep writing those high-quality, original articles and you’ll be ready for Diamond Level Membership in no time! :-)

– Marc

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Nancee Kemper writes:

Thanks for the article on diamond membership. I look forward to reaching that point with EzineArticles!

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 11:00 AM

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Wolfgang writes:

Thank you for the tip’s on how to achieve a Diamond level membership, this has given me another goal to go after.

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 11:39 AM

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Vijay Khosla writes:

Many many thanks for these wonderful tips.

Since, I do not have my own blog /website for the present, therefore I thought it prudent to have it made before submitting any more articles.

We are celebrating ‘Deepawali’ (a festival of lights) tonight and I would like to ‘WISH HAPPY DEEPAWALI’ to one and all connected with ‘EzineArticles’ fraternity.

Thanks.

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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Kathleen writes:

Thanks for the information and encouragement.

I always find your articles helpful and enjoy your site.

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 2:58 PM

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Peter Gubbe writes:

This looks like a great goal for me to strive for.

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 4:12 PM

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Wow thanks for this article,

You really have good timing!

Been busy building the new business from the ground up. Literally.

Now that we’ve got a good solid place to sit, looks like it’s time to ramp up the articles again…Thanks gang!

~MD

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Ichha Purak writes:

Thanks for providing the opportunity and a goal to achieve

Comment provided October 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM

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Tom Mullen writes:

thank you, for the push in the right direction. Time to get down to some real work on articles I guess.

Comment provided October 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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Rick Vidallon writes:

A recent posting by Google fellow Matt Cutts makes writing great content all the more important!

• Snippets with more page content and less header/menu content: This change helps us choose more relevant text to use in snippets.

As we improve our understanding of web page structure, we are now more likely to pick text from the actual page content, and less likely to use text that is part of a header or menu.

• Better page titles in search results by de-duplicating boilerplate anchors: We look at a number of signals when generating a page’s title. One signal is the anchor text in links pointing to the page. We found that boilerplate links with duplicated anchor text are not as relevant, so we are putting less emphasis on these. The result is more relevant titles that are specific to the page’s content.

Comment provided November 15, 2011 at 3:22 PM

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