Quick and Easy Resources to Show Off Your Articles

6 Tools to Strengthen Your Article Writing Efforts!

Do you want more exposure? Do you want to build your credibility? Do you want to increase traffic to your blog or website?

Do you want all of these things, but you think there is no way you can do it all quickly and easily?

You can with these 6 easy to implement resources, all conveniently found in new My.EzineArticles.com member interface!

To get there, simply:

  1. Go to My.EzineArticles.com
  2. If you have not accessed My.EzineArticles.com, you can do so by using your current username and password
  3. Select the Resources tab

In the Resources tab you will find…

The Time-Saving WordPress Plugin

The EzineArticles WordPress Plugin gives you the ability to simultaneously publish new posts to the web and submit them as articles to EzineArticles.com. Not only that, it allows any existing posts to be selectively submitted as articles without ever leaving WordPress, as well as monitor their review status right from the WordPress administrative interface! To download the WordPress Plugin, go here.

Show Off Your Articles with a Widget

Add a Widget to your blog or website to show off your latest published articles from EzineArticles. Not only does this widget increase your exposure, it leverages your credibility as a leading source! To add a widget, go here.

Maintain Connections with the Author Alert Signup Box

The customizable Author Alert Signup Box allows your fans to sign up directly on your website for an email alerting them the minute a new article of yours is published on EzineArticles.com. To create an Author Alert Signup Box for your blog or website, go here.

Represent with the I Heart EzineArticles Buttons

Teams, organizations, and more use buttons to represent their support and unity! Support fellow EzineArticles Expert Authors and show off your love for EzineArticles on your blog, MySpace or Facebook pages with an I Heart EzineArticles button. To get a button, go here.

Increase the Exposure of Your Articles with Author Banners

Increase the reach of your articles in only a few minutes! Add an attractive splash of color to your site, increase your credibility, and drive traffic to your articles – all at the same time with your own exclusive EzineArticles Author Banner. To build exposure with your own Author Banner, go here.

Be Inspired Daily with EzineArticles Wallpapers

Not only do these personable and fun wallpapers offer a change of pace for your computer’s theme, they also serve as a reminder to help you stay in the article writing state of mind by writing and submitting new articles. Kick-start your article writing efforts by adding one of our EzineArticles-themed wallpapers to your desktop! To browse wallpapers, go here here.

All of these resources (with the exception of the EzineArticles Wallpapers) can also be found using the Members.EzineArticles.com interface. To access these tools:

  1. Go to Members.EzineArticles.com
  2. Log in using your current username and password
  3. Select any of the previously mentioned resources from the Author Tools tab

If you haven’t tried My.EzineArticles.com, now is the time to visit the new and improved Resources tab to add one or all of these easy to use tools to your article writing efforts. We’ll be adding more Resources to the new My.EzineArticles.com member interface, which will replace Members.EzineArticles.com over the next year. So stay tuned-in for the next quick and easy tool to save you time and amplify your articles writing efforts!

Special Note: Get your feedback and comments in today to save your favorite features and let us know what isn’t working for you! Backed by our data and design team, My.EzineArticles.com serves you, the Expert Author. Please share your comments and suggestions so we can continue to make My.EzineArticles.com the ULTIMATE article writing platform tailored to your needs AND wants!

18 Comments »


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Jan Verhoeff writes:

I love the wallpapers. They’re a nice addition to my office when I’m not working on my computer.

Comment provided January 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

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Alan writes:

I have another advice. Some Internet marketing gurus say that Google is giving more priority to doc publishing sites. So would it be good to provide PDF version of each published article to the readers?

Comment provided January 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

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Alan –

This feature is already available for Platinum and Diamond Level authors – however, it needs to be turned on by the author for it to work. This can be done by logging into the Member interface, selecting Account Manager > Account Preferences > Miscellaneous and clicking on the Article PDF Download (Yes) radio button at the bottom of the page. A button titled “Download a PDF” will then appear below the article.

– Marc

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Ahmed Ali writes:

One question. How useful a widget would be if the website/blog is not relevant to the niche of the author?

Comment provided January 10, 2012 at 1:23 AM

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Regarding the WordPress plugin, I wonder whether there is a danger of duplicate content.

Comment provided January 10, 2012 at 8:32 AM

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Eliane –

Some Expert Authors worry that they’ll be penalized by search engines if they reprint their content on multiple platforms. Search engines created the ‘duplicate content penalty’ concept a decade ago to discourage webmasters from duplicating the same content on the same site (rightly-so). They only want to display the best article for each search query — which means, they have become very efficient at determining which article delivers the best result for their user without including identical articles in the search results.

To dispel this rumor further, let’s consider an example of the benefits of repurposing content to multiple platforms: The Associated Press distributes news articles from their writers to hundreds of newspapers around the world. AP articles are printed in national and local newspapers, as well as on the web. The AP doesn’t lose any of its reputation when multiple sites republish its content because the author’s name and reputation moves along with the news article. Search engines don’t penalize the AP for sharing quality content with smaller newspapers that are looking to fill their pages with quality news. On the contrary, the AP has built their business on distributing content and making it accessible for smaller news organizations. Similarly, you can build your reputation across a wider audience by sharing your information across multiple platforms, so long as your name is consistent for each article and you hold the exclusive rights to the material.

On a final note: If you re-write your articles, or at least make changes to your articles before submitting them to via the WordPress plugin, you will greatly increase your chances of having the search engines re-index your articles, and will avoid the dreaded “duplicate content penalty”.

– Marc

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Ahmed Ali writes:

Perfectly answered :)

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Thank you so much for your clear answer. It seems that I have misunderstood the concept of duplicate content and need to look into it.

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You said: “On a final note: If you re-write your articles, or at least make changes to your articles before submitting them to via the WordPress plugin, you will greatly increase your chances of having the search engines re-index your articles, and will avoid the dreaded “duplicate content penalty”.

SO, does that mean there IS or ISN’T a “duplicate content penalty?”

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More confused now… Please clarify. What you wrote negates itself, unless I am misunderstanding.

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Loretta –

Sorry for the confusion. The truth is that since we’re not one of the major search engines we can’t really be certain of the extent of a duplicate content penalty. Our experience tells us that it’s not as concrete or aggressive as people have been led to believe. Again, think of the the example of a company that thrives on having it’s duplicate material syndicated – like AP. They would not be able to function if a black-and-white duplicate content penalty existed.

Yet many people believe that a black-and-white duplicate content penalty DOES exist. It wouldn’t be prudent to completely ignore their arguments. So unfortunately, we can’t give you a definite answer one way or the other.

What we do suggest is that you plan for the worst case scenario and re-purpose your articles as though a duplicate content penalty exists. Change them slightly when you submit them via the WordPress plugin. In that way, you’ve still saved yourself a lot of effort while at the same time you’ve hopefully bypassed any chance of being hit with a duplicate content penalty.

I hope this helps clear up some of your confusion.

– Marc

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I have now consulted Thomas Rosenstand, a leading SEO expert, who considers that the proposed procedure will create duplicate content. He is referring to the following links for further information and solutions: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359 and
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2006/12/deftly-dealing-with-duplicate-content.html

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Eliane –

Those are two excellent and informative articles, especially the one from that comes directly from Google. It gives some great examples on how to properly handle the duplicate content penalty issue. Thanks for sending those links! :-)

You’ll note that almost every reference in those articles pertains to duplicate information existing on the same site – which seems to be dealt with in the most aggressive manner. However, they do mention that there can be some impact across domains as well, and how to handle it.

Bottom line: Our jury is still out regarding the impact of the duplicate content penalty on your article writing efforts. Ultimately, you’ll need to make that determination for yourself.

– Marc

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Trevor Miller writes:

I personally like the Author Banner – A quick link to my My.EzineArticles.com author bio and articles, with the added benefit of author credibility! Great work My.EzineArticles.com with continuously adding extra innovative features!

Comment provided January 10, 2012 at 1:23 PM

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John writes:

I quite believe in this strategy “Increase the Exposure of Your Articles with Author Banners” and this helps me to increase my traffic to some extent. User is always keen to know about the author they are reading article for thus author banner attracts them more.

Comment provided January 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

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Jon writes:

I am pretty passionate about Wallpapers that you offer and I keep shuffling my wallpapers. This gives me refreshment.
Thanks.

Comment provided January 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

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ken karnack writes:

this site is great. I never knew there was a blog for EzineArticles. I need to come on here more often

Comment provided January 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM

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Definitely a good platform.

Comment provided January 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

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Albert writes:

i never lose a chance to promote my article on any social networking site or blog hehe :P. Whenever my article gets published i just tweet it to my twitter account. Moreover update in on my blogger account, worpress account, FB and other sites which i like.

Comment provided January 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM

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