Leverage the Power of EzineArticles Email Alerts

Get the article writing and marketing information you need delivered right to your inbox.

Email alerts are one of EzineArticles’ most powerful Member tools, yet many members fail to sign-up for these informative and timely notifications. These alerts can notify you of:

  • Newly Published Articles by your Chosen Categories
  • Newly Published Articles by your Chosen Author
  • New EzineArticles Blog Posts
  • The Latest EzineArticles Newsletter

Some of the Benefits of Email Alerts:

  • Stay Updated – Email alerts can notify you almost immediately about new EzineArticles features and changes that affect you.
     
  • Stay Informed – Receive tips on writing more articles in less time and advice on how to use all of the different author tools available.
     
  • Track Your Competition – By signing up to receive an email alert every time one of your competitors have an article published, you can find out what they’re doing and adjust your marketing strategy accordingly.
     
  • Improve Your Skills – By signing up to a category email alert, you can improve your own skills by getting the latest information from the experts in that particular niche.

With all these great potential benefits, there aren’t a lot of good reasons not to sign up for at least a few alerts. I think you’ll find it worthwhile to invest 4 minutes watching this video to discover just how easy it really is.

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Put Yourself in the EzineArticles Spotlight

Become a part of our latest collaborative video project and shamelessly promote your article writing and marketing success to the world!

We’re of the opinion that almost anybody can be an EzineArticles Expert Author and use our service to help build their website, blog or online store … and we want to prove it using video. But instead of hiring actors and using representative data, we’re calling upon you, our members, to tell us your success story through video. Once we collect the entries, we’ll put the best ones together into one cohesive production that we intend to share with the world.

So what’s in it for you? Well if your video is chosen to be part of our video, your story will be seen by a potential audience of over a quarter-million EzineArticles members, not to mention several thousand other people. That kind of exposure will get you increased credibility, additional visibility and more traffic to your site … plus the accolades of the entire article marketing community.

Does that sound like a worthwhile investment of your time? If so, take about 5 minutes to watch this video – it’ll tell you everything you need to know. Plus you’ll get to see a cool Hollywood-ish explosion!

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When you’re ready to put on your Director’s hat, click on the link to the right of the video window to download a PDF checklist of what you’ll need to do to enter. Then get started on producing your video! It’s due before 11:59pm CST(USA) Sunday, March 14th, 2010 – so don’t delay.

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Solidify Your Brand with Alternate Author Names

Discover the value of using pen names to manage your multiple brands.

At EzineArticles we call them alternate author names. You’ve probably heard them referred to as pen names, allonyms, nom de plumes or pseudonyms. Whatever you call them, they’re essentially the different unique names that authors use as bylines for their written materials. Each name is used in association with a particular writing style, genre, audience or niche, depending on the needs of the author.

In this video, I’ll help you understand the primary reasons why you might want to consider using alternate author names in your article marketing plan: To maintain your brand integrity, build your Expert Author credibility and foster brand loyalty.

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Add EzineArticles Videos to YOUR Site

If your niche has anything to do with Internet Marketing, our videos could be just the ticket for keeping your website visitors around longer while leveraging our Article Writing & Marketing free video training library!

Back in August of 2009, we showed you how to easily add EzineArticles videos (or any other videos for that matter) to your website or blog using YouTube.com’s embed code. Since then, YouTube has revised the process for creating the HTML code to provide more flexibility and a better user experience – so we figured it was time to revisit this topic.

We’ve also upgraded our YouTube Channel recently to be more eye-appealing and user friendly. If you haven’t seen it lately, stop by and take a look around.

(5) Easy Steps to Embedding an EzineArticles Video:

  1. Go to the EzineArticles YouTube Channel and pick out the video you’d like to add to your site. You’ll see a complete list of available videos on the right-hand side of our channel view. Click on the one you want to embed and it will begin playing immediately in the main viewer.
     
  2. Click on the title of the video you selected beneath the main viewer – this will take you to the main page for that particular video.
     
  3. Click in the field to the right of the video window labeled “Embed” – this will open a menu of options for customizing the video to suit your needs.
     
  4. Right click within the field labeled “Embed” and select “Copy” from the drop down menu. The code for the video “Discover the Value of EzineArticles.com” looks like this:
     
      <object width="500" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wJKmWWI6Lug&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/wJKmWWI6Lug&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="315"></embed></object>
  5. Open the source code of your web page, or go to the appropriate place in your blog (Widgets for WordPress, Gadgets for Blogger) and paste the code where you want it. When you’re all done, the embedded video should look something like this … only larger:

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Write More Articles in Less Time with Article Sets

Discover how to use “The Zone” to leverage your time and significantly increase your return on investment.

Almost all writers, at one time or another, experience something I like to call “The Zone”. It’s that state of mind where you and your subject become one and the words just seem to flow from your mind to the keyboard.

Anytime you’re in “The Zone” you have the perfect opportunity to use that focus and energy to write several more related articles in a very short amount of time. When you write 2 or more related articles at a sitting, you create what Chris Knight refers to as an article set.

In this video, I’ll show you 5 different types of article sets and how to use them. Plus, as a bonus feature, I’ll demonstrate how to properly pronounce “The Zone” and correctly perform the accompanying hand gestures.

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Demystifying the Long Tail

Use this simple strategy to precisely target your ideal Internet audience.

Understanding the concept of the long tail and how it relates to article marketing is key to your article marketing success. By focusing your writing efforts on very succinct and specific subjects within your niche, your ability to put your articles in front of highly-targeted readers and then motivate them to action increases dramatically.

The statistical phenomenon of long tail distribution isn’t very complex – nor is figuring out the best way to capitalize on it. What is difficult for many Expert Authors to grasp is the counter-intuitive nature of the strategy. How can writing for a smaller audience actually increase the click-through rate (CTR) of your articles and the conversion rate of those who visit your site? To many, it sounds like total nonsense.

In this short video, I’ll talk you through the long tail concept and show you how to use it now to turbocharge your next set of original articles.

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This video is also available on our YouTube Channel. If you’re more of a reader than a watcher, then download this PDF version [316KB] of the video instead. Please note, however, that the concept is much easier to understand in video form than as text.

Finding the Long Tail in Your Niche:

So how do you find the phrases people are typing into the search engines for your particular niche? One of the best ways is by pretending to be your target audience. Invest some time typing search queries for what you’re trying to promote. Then refine those queries over and over until you identify those that generate search result quantities that are representative of the long tail. You can also use research tools like these:

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Article Marketing Interview with Cathy Stucker

An enhanced audio-only interview recorded at the Affiliate Summit West (#ASW10) in Las Vegas.

This year’s Affiliate Summit West was packed full of great information, insightful presentations and some of the top experts from the world of Internet marketing. One of those experts in attendance was Cathy Stucker from IdeaLady.com. As an EzineArticles Expert Author, Cathy’s distinction lies in her uncanny ability to produce articles that average over 3,600 views each!

Cathy took a few moments from the fast-paced #ASW10 Conference to talk to EzineArticles CEO and Publisher, Chris Knight, about her methods of overcoming writing obstacles and tips for successful article marketing.

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If you’re more of a reader than a listener/viewer, you can download this outline [PDF 96K] of Cathy’s interview.

The techniques that Cathy uses have proven successful for many Expert Authors. Integrate some of them in to your Article Marketing process today. Then stop back here and leave a comment to let us know how well they worked for you.

#HAHD Kickoff Teleseminar Replay

Here’s another opportunity to catch this terrific 2-hour webinar/teleseminar that aired last Friday!

The 3rd #HAHD Marathon Challenge officially got underway at 12:01AM CST on Friday, January 1st. Whether you’ve already started writing and submitting articles for the challenge, or you’re still thinking about it, if you missed this great program you missed out on a LOT of valuable information! It’s loaded with hints, tips and tricks from me as well as some of the best Article Marketers in the world, including: Jeff Herring, Connie Ragen Green and Lisa Mason.

AUDIO REPLAY:

 
[Download the MP3] (120 min./20.5MB)

VIDEO REPLAY:
Click here to view the video replay on the EzineArticles USTREAM Channel
– Note: To rate the video or leave a comment you will need to sign up for a free USTREAM membership and be logged in.

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Gain a Competitive Advantage with RSS Feeds

Keeping an eye on the EzineArticles Blog, your niche and your competition is easy with RSS!

You’ve probably heard of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), but do you really understand the value it can bring to your article marketing program? More importantly, do you know just how EASY it is to incorporate EzineArticles RSS feeds into your work-flow?

Competitive Advantages of RSS:

  • Puts Published Information in One Centralized Location
  • Keeps You Up-To-Date on Your Market or Niche
  • Let’s You See What Your Competitors are Doing
  • Helps You Know When/How to Modify Your Article Marketing Strategy
  • Keeps You Abreast of EzineArticles News

Before we go into the “how to” of RSS, let me define a couple of terms:

RSS – The abbreviation for Really Simply Syndication. RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video – in a standardized format.

XML – The abbreviation for Extensible Markup Language. XML is a set of rules for encoding documents electronically. In essence, it’s the behind-the-scenes language of RSS.

In the following video, I’ll walk you through the simple step-by-step process for adding EzineArticles-related feeds to your favorite RSS reader. And if you don’t have an RSS reader, I’ll show you how to find one.

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Traffic Search Terms Tool How-To

Discover the power of this easy-to-use tool!

Last week, Chris Knight shared a video called “Your Keyword Leverage Strategy” that explained how to use keywords and keyphrases to dramatically increase the performance of your articles. In this video, he talked about the EzineArticles “Traffic Search Terms Tool” and the value it brings to your article marketing efforts.

Since then, we have received many requests for more specific information on how to use this tool. It really isn’t complicated, but like anything else it can be a bit mysterious until you learn just how simple it really is.

So we put this video together to demystify the “Traffic Search Terms Tool”. It’s only 3 minutes long and will give you a clear path to making the most of this great member perk.

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