Back 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.
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.
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