Article in Problem Status? How to Troubleshoot a General Issue

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At EzineArticles, we’d like to help you get your article submissions approved so they’re working for you ASAP. Not only do we provide information before you submit to help you get your article approved on the first try, we will notify you if we’ve found any problematic issues in your submission to help you get your article approved.

Problem Status: What Are General Issues?

When an article submission doesn’t meet EzineArticles Editorial Guidelines, the article is placed into Problem Status. Most Problem Status submissions are trend or error-based, such as the misuse of a particular SEO strategy or grammatical errors. These errors are typically addressed from the editor to the member via email. However, for General Issues or problematic articles that require further clarification (either by the member or by our editorial team), we request you contact our Member Support team.

If you’ve been requested to contact our Member Support team, try troubleshooting your article’s General Issue using the Common General Issues Checklist. Click on the graphic below to view in a new window and then click the image or select Ctrl (on your keyboard) and then + or – to zoom in or out.

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Comment provided March 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM


Randall Magwood writes:

This should come in handy for a lot of EzineArticles writers. The flow charts make it simple for getting your articles approved easily.

Comment provided March 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM


alicia moya writes:

I love this checklist! My articles are still waiting to be viewed by an editor so I used the checklist and went thru my article again, looking for errors. I want to do the best I possibly can to get my articles approved the first time. Thanks for this great information!

Comment provided March 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM


Sachin Goyal writes:

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This post really helpful and informative

Comment provided March 26, 2013 at 12:32 AM



Many a time we submit our article on EzineArticles and other sites but it reverts the article with the caption of errors in the content. However, after editing it our article is accepted easily as we “REALLY” find some errors and edit it. :)

Comment provided March 26, 2013 at 12:34 AM


Michael Hettel writes:

Will you be emailing me about my article?

Comment provided March 26, 2013 at 12:49 AM


Hi Michael,

Yes, a member of our Support Team will be in contact with you shortly regarding your article.



vijay mishra writes:

This is good information for them who really want to resubmit your unpublished article.

Comment provided March 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM


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Comment provided March 26, 2013 at 2:27 AM



Highly informative for all beginners.

Comment provided March 26, 2013 at 5:42 AM


Gracious Store writes:


Comment provided March 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM




I am trying to publish my article but not understand an error appear

” This field needs your attention:

Your Body appears to contain a link ‘above the fold,’ this is strictly forbidden. Please remove the link or move it lower in the Article Body.”

Please help me out in this, Thanks

Comment provided April 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM


Hi Adam,

We are only able to accept links that are below the fold or the bottom half of your article. We recommend placing any self-serving links (links you maintain a vested interest in) in your Resource box as any links in your article body are automatically considered ‘No Follow’. To read more about the effective use of your Resource box I recommend the following article:



asha writes:

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Comment provided April 12, 2013 at 9:17 AM


Alice Marin writes:

I ve also received an email on General issue and my article is all set enough I didn’t find any issue due to which my article is still in pending mode. I haven’t link my article to my website so is it necessary to provide an external link in the article or Author Bio?

Comment provided May 10, 2013 at 12:52 AM


Hi Alice,

I’ve taken a quick glance at your article and recommend reviewing our Editorial Guidelines here regarding the issue:

We are not able to accept articles or links that discuss essay writing services. If you have any further questions you may contact our Member Support Team through the Contact Us button inside your My.EzineArticles account.



Alice Marin writes:

But article is on “6 Winning Tips For A Successful Job Interview” and it doesn’t sound like any essay writing services in it..

Comment provided May 10, 2013 at 7:55 AM


didik wahyudi writes:

I have also this issue. I changed the link of my article, and received an email on general issue.

Comment provided June 24, 2013 at 9:12 PM


Hi Didik,

Please note, we are only able to accept articles and links in the English language. It mentions that in the infographic above. We recommend editing your article to include a link that is in English and resubmitting your article for editorial review.

If you have any questions please use the Contact Us button within your My.EzineArticles account and our Member Support Team will be happy to assist you further.



Alice Martin writes:

If my self serving website is on essay writing then what should I do? Does it mean that I am not able to contribute my post with for EzineArticles?

Comment provided June 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM



I’m sorry, however we won’t be able to accept links to essay writing services. If you have any other sites you wish to direct traffic to we recommend linking to them in your Resource Box. If not, we may not be a fit for each other.



Alice Marin writes:

You said that you don’t accept links to essay writing services then why you published this one —>—No-More-Struggling&id=6362901

Check author box there is an anchor text and a url to Essay Writing Service. Have you charged for it in order to include those link?


Thank you for bringing this article to my attention.

Our Guidelines are consistently being reviewed and improved upon. We do not take action on previously approved articles once our Guidelines change unless those articles are overly problematic. Hence, the reason you may find some older articles live with content we no longer accept.

Please note: we don’t nor will ever charge authors to include links we don’t accept per our Editorial Guidelines.



Mat writes:

thanks for making it clear what general issues are.

Comment provided June 26, 2013 at 1:39 AM



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Comment provided June 26, 2013 at 3:06 AM


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Comment provided August 16, 2013 at 6:11 AM



Article in Problem Status? Step by step instructions to Troubleshoot a General Issue If you have any other sites you wish to direct traffic to we recommend linking to them in your Resource Box.

Comment provided April 14, 2014 at 5:33 PM


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