How much customer service do you expect from a free article submission site?
We’ve begun to draw the line at editing articles for authors who want us to fix things with their articles because our labor expense is climbing into the near 5 figures per month range and we give each author the tools to edit their own articles 24 hours a day.
I peaked my nose out to some of our competitor sites the other day and it was near impossible to get them to return an email much less a few of them had no way to contact them.
We don’t just want to improve ourselves on a daily basis, but the EzineArticles.com team and I want to evolve this project beyond a simple article directory.
Just added rotating tips on the author login page:
(Go ahead and refresh it a few times)
Wanted to introduce you to Dr. Lynella Grant as she has a site on the topic of promoting with articles:
I’m not sure which direction Dr. Grant is going to take her project, but we welcome her to the Article Marketing discussion.
Thought I’d let you know what our team is up to this weekend:
We have 680 authors who sent us articles from August 5th thru October 20th (the day we went to a membership system).
Many of these 680 authors deserve our “Platinum” level membership but we can’t grant it to them because they don’t have a membership account yet.
So, we started a membership drive to convert these 680 authors into being “members.” Here were the initial results of Friday’s email campaign:
We have a duplicate TITLE checker tool that we run once a week to make sure no duplicate articles slipped by us with the same TITLE name by the same AUTHOR.
(But, we do allow SAME TITLE articles by different authors.)
Out of 10K articles, we had about 25 duplicates, 14 or so that were legitimate.
ARTICLE TRIVIA: The article TITLE that was most used by 4 different authors was “What’s in a Name?”
So, as you go about creating articles for your business, perhaps you won’t use “What’s in a Name?” for your next article title. :-)
What a great day!
Thanks to you, we have crossed multiple milestones today:
About 6am CST this morning, we added article# 10,000 to the directory and late last night we crossed the 1 million page view level for the month to date.
Thanks for being part of the EzineArticles.com article marketing machine. :-)
A half dozen new members came from the SiteSell forums, so I wanted to recognize them here.
About 2-4% of all new articles that are submitted to our directory are from websites that have the very easily recognizable look and feel of a Ken Envoy “SiteSell” look.
What is that look?
Top header with a left navigation only and 800 width (never full width). Often the left navigation is rectangular menu items that have a java hover feel to them.
I had promoted Ken’s affiliate program way back in the late 1990s and just got too busy to focus on it but today he sent me a nice SiteSell keychain and a personal note along with a commission check.
One smart thing that Ken has done is he evolved his business from small price points to larger price point products. Way to go! :-) Reminded me of this new article today.
On the topic of “Article Marketing,” Garrett French has an “article marketing” blog with an SEO/Search Engineer slant to check out: http://articlemarketing.blogspot.com/
Garrett sent in this article yesterday:
The personal connection:
In an effort to fight COMMENT SPAM, Google, Yahoo and MSN will be adhering to the new href attribute know as:
Here is its use:
Visit My Page
Why is this significant? Because it means anytime a rel=”nofollow is added to an href statement, it means the GoogleBot will NOT follow the link, thereby reducing the reward to the original owner of the link.
We’re strongly considering using this new attribute…
In the last week, we have had 3-4 authors come to us with passive agressive anger over another author’s works…
Most of it is petty.
Some didn’t like that others were copying their concepts or that they didn’t like the integrity of the author or they didn’t like having competition. Sheash.
None of them had a specific request other than a sly plea for us to remove their competition from EzineArticles.com. Sorry, not going to happen.
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