Your Keyphrase Leverage Strategy

You may already know about our Traffic Search Terms feature where you can access the top 5 keyphrases or keywords that were used to find your published articles on EzineArticles.com. [Premium members can access the top 30 keyphrases]

While this is one of our coolest tools, it has one downside: It can take 60-90 days after your article gets published on EzineArticles.com before it starts to produce really useful keyphrase referral data.

What if you want to leverage this keyphrase strategy right away? Watch this video to discover how!

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Repackaging Articles is Not Derivative Content

In this video, I clear up some common misconceptions about what qualifies as “derivative content”.

A few days ago, you learned about our recent crackdown on derivative content. Unfortunately, many authors became concerned that this new guideline included existing articles from their websites and blogs.

Let me be clear: You SHOULD submit existing articles and content from your website or blog.

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Derivative Content Be Gone

I just recorded this 4 minute unscripted video to give you some insights into my current thinking on the issues of the past few weeks:

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After I finished recording the video, I watched it and made some notes about what I had said. Let me clarify a few points:

We’re not at war with Affiliate Marketers … the more we think about it, we’re really at war with people who submit highly derivative content … You know the type … You’ve seen this type of low value article as it looks like yet another rehashed works of every other similar kind of article instead of the fresh perspective that a true expert in their niche delivers.

Those who write & submit high value exclusive rights content have nothing to worry about.

Are you really an expert author if you write highly derivative content? No.

Ideal members write original content and own the exclusive rights to that content.
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Discover the Value of EzineArticles

Our internal team and our 200,000+ members all know about the incredible benefits of EzineArticles membership, but it’s always been a challenge to explain what we do to the rest of the world. This video strives to bridge that gap by answering two simple questions:

  1. What is EzineArticles?
  2. What’s the value of membership?

Watch this video to get the answers to those questions and more. And at the same time, meet 4 of the key players on the EzineArticles Team:

  • Chris Knight, CEO & Publisher
  • The Other Chris, VP of Operations
  • Penny, Managing Editor
  • Marc, Marketing Manager and Public Relations

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We’d prefer you hear our message straight from the horses’ mouths (so to speak). In the process we hope you’ll see, and feel, the passion we have for EzineArticles, our team and our huge family of domestic and international members. None-the-less, we’ve also created a downloadable transcript of the video for those who may need it. [Download PDF – 236K]

Watch the video now. Then leave a comment to tell us what you feel are the biggest benefits of EzineArticles membership.

New Multimedia Help for Article Submissions

We’ve added a new “How To” video and updated the audio help files on the Submit an Article page!

Most EzineArticles Expert Authors would agree that submitting a new article is pretty simple – you just fill out the form. But for new authors, this form can appear a little daunting with its references to HTML tags, Teaser Copy, WYSIWYG and Keywords. So for years we’ve included audio help files to aid newbies through this process.

In an effort to make it even easier, we’ve now added this seven-and-a-half minute video that walks you through the entire article submission process:

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Adriel Yapana’s HAHD Video

EzineArticles Expert Author Adriel Yapana who completed the 1st #HAHD challenge shared this video with us:

I’m sharing this today to give the 2nd group of #HAHD Challenge participants a little encouragement. :)

Say Good-Bye to Formatting Issues

Episode #10 in Gary’s “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” video series!

Believe it or not, simple formatting issues can cause an article to be rejected. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, you should refer to the EzineArticles Editorial Guidelines… and watch this video!

With the completion of this video, our friend Gary has finally reached the end of the series. Throughout his journey, millions watched, laughed, cried and discovered a LOT of really useful information.

Make Gary proud. Watch this video to discover some common article formatting errors – and to say good-bye to this legendary stick figure.

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Gary will be back again someday, but in the meantime remember these key points to properly formatting your article:

  • Refer to the EzineArticles Editorial Guidelines
  • Insert a defined hard line break between each paragraph
  • Use properly formatted HTML list tags or left-justified numbers and asterisks

To see all the videos in the “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” series, surf over to our Video Archive page.

Understanding Localized Niche Articles

Episode #9 in Gary’s “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” video series!

Take a little walk with Gary as he explores his favorite Chicago coffee shops and discovers the (2) keys to writing localized niche articles. In the process, you’ll discover how to write and submit articles that will not only be accepted by EzineArticles but will also be of high value to your readers.

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(2) Keys to Writing Localized Niche Articles:

  1. Make sure your content is specific to the particular locale
  2. Provide the reader with valuable information

That’s all there is to it!

Localized niche articles can be a powerful tool for driving traffic to you website, but only if they’re used properly. Leave a comment and tell us how you put this style of article to work for you.

To see all the videos in the “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” series, surf over to our video archive page.

Create a Great Extended Author Bio

How to put your EzineArticles Extended Author Bio to work for you!

You’ve probably heard the terms “Author Photo”, “Author Bio”, and “Extended Author Bio”. What you might not know is the astonishing value these items can provide, or more specifically, how a great Extended Author Bio can increase the success of your article marketing campaign.

Watch this short video to discover the benefits of an Extended Author Bio and how to create one that really works.

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In a nutshell, use your Extended Author Bio to give your readers:

  • More Information About You and Your Company
  • Social Networking Links
  • Website/Blog URL’s
  • Links to Products You’re Selling

(3) Easy Steps to Creating an Extended Author Bio:

  1. Log into your account
  2. Upload an Author Photo [learn how]
  3. Fill out the Author Bio Form [learn how]

Bottom Line: The links in your Extended Author Bio are FREE links that can potentially increase your social networking reach and traffic to your website or blog. This process takes a minimal amount of work, yet will help maximize the amount of traffic you receive through the EzineArticles system.

Remember: Many other EzineArticles features require you to have an Author Photo and an Extended Author Bio.

Check out all of the EzineArticles videos on our video archive page at http://EzineArticles.com/videos/

Linking to Great Content

Episode #8 in Gary’s “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” video series!

In this video, we go on a magical journey with our friend Gary to landing pages near and far to test the URL’s placed within article submissions. Join Gary as he discovers the joy of excellent landing page content and the terror of an Internet trip that goes where no reader should ever go…

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Gary’s Tips for Pain-Free Internet Travel:

  • Make sure all URL’s (links) lead to landing pages with great content
  • The URL must lead to a fully-functioning website landing page
    • NO Parked Pages
    • NO “Under Construction” Sites
    • NO Sites that are Purely Advertising
    • NO Dead Links
  • Test. Test. Test your links right before you submit your article!

Remember: The landing page URL’s in your articles’ links must have great content and be valuable to your readers, otherwise they may end up going somewhere no reader should ever go…

To see all the videos in the “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” series, surf over to our video archive page.

Have your links ever sent readers on a journey like Gary’s? If so, share some of your travel stories, both the good and the bad, with the rest of the EzineArticles community.

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