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The EzineArticles crackdown is coming

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ezinearticles logoBack in July this year, Squidoo started cracking down on what you could and couldn’t add to one of their lenses.

Far too many people were adding lens after lens which just talked about affiliate products and gave no advice, whatsoever.

So the inevitable crackdown came. At the time, Squidoo said:

1.    No Spam. This one’s not new!

2.    No more X-rated or Porn lenses

3.    No Junk Topics from our “SquidDon’t” List

4.    A new limit on overly promotional lenses

Back in July, there was a huge amount of positive to come from these changes.

You used to be able to get really good rankings by simply adding a spammy lens on Squidoo.

No more!

Creating a lens now takes more care and more work, which I think is a good thing.

Now for the really big news…

EzineArticles is starting to go the same way.

Submitting some of your articles to EzineArticles has always been a great way of building your brand, your credibility and gaining some extra traffic to your site.

It still is and will be after the changes but it’s going to be a little tougher to get your articles accepted by EzineArticles.

Is that a good thing?

I think so. I already get high ranking backlinks and traffic from EzineArticles, now if the ‘spammers’ and the ‘affiliate type’ articles are removed, it could be even better.

I think making these changes will result in EzineArticles being even more of an authority site.

You can read much more here:



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6 Responses to The EzineArticles crackdown is coming

  1. Gerlaine October 29, 2009 at 6:25 am #

    Rules will always change. Websites have to grow with their users. If they do not, then they will die out. Watching what successful websites are implementing as rules is not only good for putting good posts on their sites, but also for putting good posts on your own.

    Post less spammy and more personal, more informational posts will convert much better and give much better rankings.
    .-= Gerlaine´s last blog ..Cleaning of the Mind | Lifetime Goal Series =-.

  2. Website Promotion Blog October 30, 2009 at 3:59 am #

    This might help to some extent, but ezinearticles has lost lots of fans since it reduced the number of backlinks in resource box form three to two.

    I personally prefer not to send my articles there anymore due to the so-called unique rules they set for themselves. One doesn’t have time to study particular points every site sets for itself to follow it. It requires you to be an expert in ezinearticle article marketing …

    I want something easier, but blocking spam at the same time!
    .-= Website Promotion Blog´s last blog ..How to Use Twitter for Business to Business =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau November 1, 2009 at 2:35 am #

      @ Website Promotion Blog

      Must admit Ezinearticles are getting pretty fussy over what they allow to be published but I view the effort as not wasted effort.


  3. Website Promotion Blog November 1, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    Well, I see other article directories booming like articlesbase.com, goarticles.com, articlesnatch.com and many more with high alexa rankings. ezinearticles isn’t the only option. Although sometimes you see very weak evaluations, if any, at some of those growing article directories.

    I’m not against serious and proper assessment of the articles before they are published, but sometimes, they set rules that only are peculiar to themselves. As a result, ezinearticles could be good only for those who want merely submit to this directory.
    .-= Website Promotion Blog´s last blog ..How to Use Twitter for Business to Business =-.

  4. Linkburg January 11, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    Well, even more than one year after your post and in an other country (germany) it’s still hard to build up a article directory, because all the spammers still don’t make it easy for you. These rules probably are helping and will help for a long time to stay alive for article directories.

  5. Gary Ashton August 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I stumbled to this write up and i was intrigued if this update was recent. However, if they did change some rules, i better check them. Thanks though!

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