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Ezine Articles Review

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Is Article Marketing Right for You?

EzineArticles is an online article submission platform that has been around since 1999. There are several article submission directories, however, EzineArticles is among the best, as per Alexa Rankings, and ranks high in Google.

The basic concept behind these directories is that approved authors submit short (400 to 700 words), authentic, well-written, content-rich articles on specific topics. Authors are allowed to include a couple of links in each article they submit. They are then hosted (at no cost) on their high volume traffic websites.

EzineArticles has stringent editorial guidelines, which authors needs to adhere to, in order to have their content approved. Each submission is reviewed by their editorial staff and if it is not in compliance with their guidelines, it is rejected.

Article marketing has been around for many years and many online content writers have used EzineArticles.com to generate good traffic to their websites and blogs via the directories themselves as well as through search engines. In the past few years, though, these directories have come under fire with the Google algorithm changes. This affected many tops sites including EzineArticles.

On this web page, you will find relevant information to help you understand article writing, submission and the benefits of using this tool to direct web traffic to your website and/or blog. Article marketing is not for everyone, find out if it's right for you.

Top 5 Benefits of Article Marketing

What are the Benefits of Article Marketing

There are many benefits to Article Marketing, listed below are the top 5 benefits:

  • Generate traffic to your website or blog;
  • Broaden your exposure on the internet through search engines;
  • Increase credibility as an author and expert in your field;
  • Provide back-links to your website or blog;
  • Build a list of people interested in your content.

Continue reading to learn more about Article Marketing and find out if you will be able to leverage the power of these benefits in your business.

Top Article Submission Websites: Alexa Rankings 2010 to 2012

Alexa Ranking Stats for EzineArticles

Alexa Ranking Stats for EzineArticles

Alexa Internet is a subsidiary company of Amazon.com that collects and analyzes data on browsing behavior in order to come up with web traffic reporting. This reporting helps rank websites around the world. The above graph shows some of the Top Article Submission websites in comparison to EzineArticles.com. As you can see, EzineArticles.com is at the top and continues to maintain its top ranking.

As indicated earlier, all these directory sites were negatively impacted by the change in the Google algorithm. You will notice that when Google Panda was first released in early 2011, traffic on these content submission websites took a huge hit. EzineArticles implemented several positive changes to counter this negative effect and has since steadied in terms of Alexa rankings.

Alexa Rankings for Top Article Marketing Sites

Alexa Rankings for Top Article Marketing Sites

In the table above, you will find the Alexa Rankings (Global and USA) along with the Google Page Rank for these sites like Ezine Articles, Article Base, Suite 101, Helium, Go Articles, Article Dashboard, and Article City. You can compare the data before and after the Google algorithm changes. As you can see, EzineArticles has been able to maintain its Google Page Rank of 6.

I've experimented with them and submitted 25 articles, which were approved, since I joined in mid 2009. You can read more about my personal experience with them in the next section below.

Is EzineArticles Right for You?

My Personal Review on Ezine Articles

Article Marketing has worked for many authors who've used and continue to use EzineArticles, but it may not work for everyone. Some of the factors that will help you determine whether it is for you or not, are discussed below.

  • Do you enjoy writing? It sure helps a great deal because writing content can be quite time-consuming. Of course, you can hire ghost writers and use their content, but it's not the same. Ultimately, you need to ensure that the content is good quality and is original. Also, you may need to write content on topics that are popular. Article marketing is a process and you will need to submit a huge volume of good-content in order to see effective results. You will need to ensure that your content includes targeted keywords to be able to reach your audience.
  • Content submission is a manual process, though automation is possible, so you need to be aware of the time required to invest in writing and submitting your content. Do the pros outweigh the cons? This is something that you will have to decide for yourself.
  • EzineArticles allows publishers of newsletters to use articles published on this platform with a credit link without any changes. However, this is sometimes misconstrued as permission to use this content on other websites and blogs. This has resulted in website and blog owners plagiarizing content.

My Personal Experience with EzineArticles

My plan to experiment with EzineArticles was mainly to test the platform for traffic to some of my Squidoo webpages. As I was writing detailed content for my Squidoo webpages, I found it fairly easy to take that content and rewrite a quick, short, good-quality and original content for submission.

Each content piece took me about 15 to 20 minutes to write and I included a link to my Squidoo webpage into the article submitted. This helped expand my reach and audience with content that I had already written, thereby directing more traffic to my Squidoo webpages via their traffic sites as well as some of my articles were picked up by publishers to be featured in newsletters.

I submitted 10 articles to EzineArticles during the initial process and received an upgrade to Basic PLUS Expert Author membership. During my time as a member, I submitted a total of 25 articles which were approved. Personally, I didn't tap into the full potential of the platform, but tested it for myself to warrant continuing using this platform.

I found that once submissions were approved, they were quickly indexed by Google and received traffic. However, post Google Panda implementation, it became more difficult and cumbersome to submit articles, especially those that included links to Squidoo webpages. This resulted in frustration and waste of time, so I decided not to continue using EzineArticles. Instead, I will be focusing on contributing my content to a content sites like Wizzley and my personal blogs where I can earn money from my published content.

This doesn't mean that the site may not work for you. If you host a website or blog and want to leverage from the traffic, this content marketing platform may work well for you. However, you still have to be cognizant of the points discussed above. If you think that EzineArticles will work for you, continue reading to learn more about it and how to effectively use this article submission platform.

Ezine Articles Author Tools

In the video below, Communications professional at EzineArticles.com provides an overview of the tools available to authors as part of their membership. Some of the author tools covered in this video are:

  • Statistical reports;
  • Email platform;
  • Article diagnostic centre;
  • Customized widgets;
  • Author Sign-Up Box;
  • Article feeds;
  • Featured author banners;
  • Author rankings;
  • Article promotion.

Video Overview of Ezine Articles Author Tools

EzineArticles Editorial Guidelines

EzineArticles Editorial Guidelines are quite stringent. Content submitted for approval are reviewed by editorial staff and are generally approved within a week. There are some important aspects of the guidelines that I will highlight here which will help you ensure that your article submissions are approved on the first attempt:

  • Ensure your article is original and has not been submitted elsewhere;
  • If using articles from ghost writers, ensure you have exclusive rights to them;
  • The article must not sound like a sales letter or promotional advertisement;
  • Check for proper grammar, punctuation and spellings;
  • The Title of the article should be at least two words and keyword-rich;
  • Include an Article Summary of 2 to 5 sentences, not exceeding 200 words;
  • The article must contain a minimum of 400 words and not exceed 5,000;
  • Do not include more than 2 content website links in the body of the article;
  • Do not include website links in the first three paragraphs;
  • Affiliate links are only allowed if the link is a domain name you own.

Make sure to check the complete Editorial Guidelines document at EzineArticles.

Video Tutorial: Key to Your Article's Success

Share your thoughts on Article Marketing

Guestbook: EzineArticles Review

Fay Favored from USA on January 02, 2014:

I don't have an account there, but know many who do. It's another way of getting your "stuff" out there on the web. People have mixed views on it, but that's normal.

anonymous on August 19, 2013:

excellent lens on article writing. I know I'll be coming back here a few times. No, i don't have an account on ezinearticles...

joseph-sottile-16 on July 16, 2013:

Thanks for sharing this excellent info!!

TransplantedSoul on June 19, 2013:

I have a few eZine articles - I really have not seen much from them yet.

CampingmanNW on February 08, 2013:

Not an Ezine author as yet, but your lens has given me insight and incentive to do so. Thank you very much

chickie99 on February 02, 2013:

Ezines is a fabulous 'dofollow" high PR directory.

just make sure your content is original and not overly promotional,

dellgirl on January 16, 2013:

What an informative lens, itâs so full of useful information, I learned everything I need to know about Ezine Article marketing. As with all your articles/lenses/work, it's very thorough and extremely well done! Thank you for sharing.

anonymous on December 28, 2012:

Great overview - I have used Ezine for years, as well as a few others. Ezine is fantastic for SEO. Even post panda, etc it gets me traffic. I became a Platinum author with featured articles, as well. I also post to my blog after ezine to keep the juice alive. After your niche has enough articles, take content, make slight revisions and audio record or put in ebook as gift to those who sign up for your site/newsletter/membership. You can also sell the content in an audio, ebook or DVD from your site. As long as it's your content you can repurpose it so that all the hard work at writing doesn't go to waste after initial SEO.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 15, 2012:

@anonymous: Hi Katee, publishers of newsletters are allowed to use relevant Ezine Articles in their newsletters so long as they abide by the Terms of Service (TOS). I'm not sure what the nature of your promotional newsletter is about. I would suggest visiting the EzineArticles website. You can find the Publisher TOS at the bottom-right section of the website.

anonymous on September 15, 2012:

Hi ajgodinho,

i wanna know can we use ezine articles in our newletter for sending affiliate promotional emails???

Thanks

Katee

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 02, 2012:

@mouse1996 lm: When I initially created this lens more than a couple of years ago, I was testing to see how the EzineArticles platform will work for me in relation to my Squidoo lenses. I just updated this lens last week to take into account the Google algorithm changes, so you may want to re-read those sections to see if this is still a viable option for you.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 27, 2012:

@sudokunut: Yes, with the Google Panda changes, most article marketing sites got hit including EzineArticles. I've been wanting to update this lens since I last created it a couple of years ago which I managed to do earlier today. I think article marketing still works, however, it all depends how you use it. I mainly used EA to test it on my Squidoo lenses. You can check the update and my thoughts in the section above on my experience using EzineArticles.

mouse1996 lm on August 21, 2012:

I will have to try this out. You get more exposure on your sites and more exposure to writing. What's not to love?

Mark Falco from Reno, Nevada on August 05, 2012:

I've used Ezine Articles in the past but I can't say I've done so for years. I heard they got slammed pretty badly in a few of the Google Panda updates, are they still worth using?

desa999 lm on May 16, 2012:

Great lens on article writing. I know I'll be coming back here a few times.

cynthiannleighton on April 16, 2012:

Yes! I am learning to write articles. I'm a platinum author at Ezine Articles.

Thanks for a great lens - good information!

blessings,

Cynthia

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 02, 2012:

@christinsword: Thanks for providing your feedback on your experience with article marketing.

christinsword on April 01, 2012:

Ezine and Articlesbase (sometimes Goarticles) are my top choices for article marketing, in that order. I find that Ezine gives you the best bang for your buck. Thanks for taking the time!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 17, 2012:

@DelightfulDanie: All the best with the approval of your first Ezine Article! :)

DelightfulDanie on March 17, 2012:

Submitted my first article there! Fingers crossed it will go in.

John Dyhouse from UK on March 17, 2012:

THis is something I need to take more seriously to get more visitors to my lenses. I have toyed with the idea for so long and now need to do something about it. Thanks for a very positive and illustrative lens, a very useful read for me. Blessed

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 07, 2011:

@bhavesh lm: I agree, submitting articles to EzineArticles helps a great deal in creating good content. They have a rigorous approval process and sometimes it difficult to get articles approved the first time. For some it can be frustrating, but if you embrace it as a learning process, you will enjoy it and learn a lot in the process. All the best to you as you submit your articles to EzineArticles!

bhavesh lm on November 06, 2011:

Submitted first article today! Will see how it goes. I actually ended up liking the whole process - forces me to rethink my content in a new way - so may be I will submit more articles in the future. This is an excellent resources. Thanks for sharing your experience.

gold3 on October 31, 2011:

This is a great lens and should be a lot of help to people. I love Ezine Articles because it does have quality guidelines and does bring traffic.

duaraman on October 18, 2011:

This is unique site for content writing i love this site for not more duplicacy...................

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 12, 2011:

@ananimoss2: I absolutely agree with you when comparing Squidoo vs EzineArticles as platforms to write on, Squidoo wins hands down. However, I see them complementing one another and that's the way I use them. I focus more on Squidoo as well. Have fun with Squidoo!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 12, 2011:

@happynutritionist: Thanks for stopping by and for the squid angel blessing. EzineArticles have tightened their editorial guidelines since the Panda update and for some it may become frustrating having to resubmit articles to be approved. I enjoy writing there so far, hope I had more time to submit many more articles.

ananimoss2 on October 11, 2011:

I wrote two articles for EzineArticles, but then I found Squidoo... I plan to write more for Ezine, but for now, I like reading Squidoo...it's definitely more entertaining, with pictures and videos!

Genomac on September 24, 2011:

Great information. Traffic generation is the most challenging obstacle that I have to overcome. The more information that is out there the more I can apply to my own business.

geneomac

www,myfirstonlinedollar.com

happynutritionist on August 10, 2011:

A great lens, I haven't written any ezine articles, but have known about them for quite a while. I'm spending some time visiting lenses to learn more about SEO and bless those that I like, and this one is definitely blessed!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 02, 2011:

@JanezKranjski: I agree, post Panda, EzineArticles has become more stringent with their approval process, especially if you're including a link in the article.

JanezKranjski on June 29, 2011:

Ezine articles is great site to get traffic and highly relevant content backlinks. It is a little harder to get your articles approved since "panda" update. But as long as your articles are unique and informative, you will have no problem getting approved.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 19, 2011:

@johnlfa: Thanks for your feedback on your experience at EzineArticles. Great to know that you're a diamond author there. They have become much stricter with their approval process post Google Panda which is a good thing! :)

johnlfa on June 18, 2011:

EzineArticles.com is an awesome play to gain traffic and build backlinks, I'm a diamond author there and it has really helped to bump my search engine rankings!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 11, 2011:

@cdcraftee: Hi Christine, great to see you here and thanks so much for your detailed feedback on your experience with EzineArticles. I agree with your with regards to their stringent approval guidelines. I like that too because it's made me a better writer, but like you said, it can be a challenge sometimes. I've seen both, my articles rejected at first attempt and also approved within hours.

You sure have built your credibility with them achieving the Diamond author status...well done! Even with the negative hit from the Google Panda changes, they are still a force to reckon with and a top article writing site. Ultimately, I see it helping the site overall and separating the wheat from the chaff. Thanks again for your detailed feedback...it's much appreciated and best wishes and continued success to you!

Christine Larsen from South Australia on June 10, 2011:

Hallo again Anthony,

Yes I took the plunge a year ago with Ezine, and seriously love the discipline and the high standard of writing demanded there...have just today had article no.51 'published'.

Sometimes it all just rolls...sometimes I shed the proverbial 'blood, sweat and tears'...and occasionally even totally rewrite a 'problem' article (with much angst and grrr-ing - and with angry staccato typing - really fast)...and usually turn out a ripper.

Have had approval of one of these within 10 minutes! This old bird almost fell off her perch!

But every moment has been worth it - my writing has improved in leaps and bounds, to the degree that I now have been given Diamond author status. It shines in my heart nearly as brightly as the diamond that has been on my finger for 47 years!

I am seriously having the time of my life - between Squidoo and Ezine and a couple of other efforts. (And I do link articles and lenses)

Well done for encouraging others to consider Ezine - they will never regret it if they are serious about honing their writing skills.

Regards,

Christine

mrniceguy11 on May 09, 2011:

I used to do this and completely forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder and keep up the great work

anonymous on April 10, 2011:

Ezine Articles.com is an effective way to increase traffic to our website.Ezine Articles Author Tools video is useful for me, also your guidelines are very helpful to me.Thanks for sharing. Work Plan Platform

palllimax on April 06, 2011:

Ezine is a great source for online promotion.Everyone gives first priority to ezine articles.There are so many ezine magazines in which your article can display and you can get huge amount of traffic by that way.But for promotion article pr content on ezine we should keep in mind quality of content,that is more important.Web based project management team appreciate your great work on this fantastic lens.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 22, 2011:

@anonymous: Thanks much, AJ ~ I appreciate your feedback! I would definitely recommend that you try it if you have thought about it and you find you could benefit from it. With the recent Google algorithm changes, EzineArticles have become even more stringent in terms of their approval process, but I think overall it's a good move.

anonymous on March 22, 2011:

I love the layout of this lens - great info and tips too about Article Writing. I must admit I have often considered writing on Ezine Articles, maybe one day I will take the plunge.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 05, 2011:

@CliveAnderson LM: Hi Clive, good to see you back here. I'm not sure about other lensmasters, but I do write articles in regards to my lenses. I find EzineArticles are great for SEO and if written well, they are great for exposure to newly built lenses. My assumption with regards to other lensmasters would be the same as above, so as to write good content and drive traffic to their Squidoo lenses. Hope this helps. Cheers, AJ :)

CliveAnderson LM on March 05, 2011:

Thank you for your kind words and I am only glad to be of any help...

One thing that has been puzzling me is that if you and other Lensmasters do not write articles in regard to your Lenses, then how do you make them so popular and drive visitors (traffic) to them?

Just a thought that flashed through my mind and thought who better to ask.

Warm Regards,

Clive :-)

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 19, 2011:

@CliveAnderson LM: Wow, you've got a lot of articles on EzineArticles. Good to see that it's working well for you. In 2011, I will definitely be submitting more articles and making use of this great resource. Thanks for the tip of submitting articles to other directories as well and for stopping by...it's much appreciated!

CliveAnderson LM on February 18, 2011:

I agree you are absolutely right about Article Marketing ajgodinho, it is a resource that should not be overlooked. I have been using articcle marketing now for over two years. On EzineArticles I have 675 articles which have produced 52,692 article views... The article that I write tomorrow could be the best article I have ever written, it may get hundreds of thousands of views in its lifetime, or even more, there is no way of knowing...

A top tip to turbo your articles and promotions is to also submit Exactly The Same Article to other directories, only two or three, but be sure to include a link back to your original article on EzineArticles. Other website and blog owners will be doing the same thing if your article is of interest to them and so this helps your article and its content grow online.

What this will do for your lenses is build a growing amount of backlinks and the more quality backlinks your lens has the better it will do.

Thank you for adding a great lens that is helpful and worthwhile...

Warm Regards,

Clive

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 12, 2011:

@BunnyFabulous: I think EzineArticles will work well for you mainly because you love to write, that's a huge plus and I think you should make the best of it...wishing you the best!

Erin Hardison from Memphis, TN on February 12, 2011:

I'm glad that you do such a thorough description of Ezine to help people decide if it's right for them. I may give it a try. I love to write, and I've already got some great original content on my lenses that could be tweaked for an article. Thanks for all the great info!

danr62 lm on January 22, 2011:

I keep putting it off. I need to get cracking!

'Vikk Simmons from Houston on January 12, 2011:

Excellent lens and very thorough. Great reminder for me and a solid primer to keep close. I clicked on "favorite" for this one.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 10, 2011:

@darciefrench lm: Thanks for your feedback, Darcie...much appreciated!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 10, 2011:

@eclecticeducati1: Oh boy, that's not good ~ EzineArticles.com is a top-rated article site and I've had no problem with them. They index articles very fast and it's a great way to get some traffic quickly to a new Squidoo lens, for example. Their approval guidelines are on the stringent side, but I see that as a good thing. Thanks so much for your SA blessings! :)

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 10, 2011:

@javr: Hi John, thanks for your valuable feedback as well as your SA blessings...much appreciated!

darciefrench lm on January 02, 2011:

Yes, I could write at ezinearticles.com again- I found it very easy to do, and it's great for backlinks.

eclecticeducati1 on December 31, 2010:

This is something I really need to check into more. I did write an article linking back to my Home Management Binder lens once on one of the article sites (not Ezine) and that article ended up on an "adult toys" site. *sigh* I haven't written any since then. I really need to consider it some more because I know it is a good way of getting backlinks. Great information! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

javr from British Columbia, Canada on December 30, 2010:

The Ezinearticles site is quite useful. I get a lot of traffic through it. I just started to use it to highlight Squidoo lenses. Thanks for the tips. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 18, 2010:

@cdcraftee: You're welcome, Christine and thanks for your feedback on your experience with EzineArticles. I agree the stringent guidelines work well for me too and like you, I like the challenge! :)

Christine Larsen from South Australia on November 17, 2010:

Hallo AJ,

And firstly thank you for visits, comments AND a blessing on my lenses. Deeply appreciated. And yes, I'm an Ezine author also, and I love it. The fairly tightly disciplined acceptance system suits me, and I think it's an important balance in this often 'sloppy' world. Great to have the challenge of a 'bar' to reach and overcome.

Christine

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 18, 2010:

@anonymous: It's always a pleasure to see you around, Kathy! Yes, EA is a popular and credible site which is great to promote Squidoo lenses, blogs and websites. I'm trying to use it the best I can.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 18, 2010:

@Tamara14: Thanks for your feedback...it's much appreciated!

anonymous on October 17, 2010:

I see more and more people doing this AJ, and some great information here for everyone. You have done so well here on Squidoo, I know you will be very successful at EzineArticles as well! - Kathy

Tamara14 on October 16, 2010:

I also publish my work on EzineArticles.com and I can only recommend it to other online marketers, business people or just "ordinary" people who love writing. Great lens by the way!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 13, 2010:

@giacombs-ramirez: Thanks! I hear you, it can be discouraging when you first start off, especially if your article is rejected. The fact is that it happens to a lot of folk. I've had that happen to me when I first started, but then got it down to the T. Take some time to read the guidelines and follow them (I've listed some of the key ones in my lens above), you should have no problem. All the best!

gia combs-ramirez from Montana on October 13, 2010:

Wow...beautiful and informative lens. I have an ezine account and got discouraged when my article got rejected. Now I feel confident to try again!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 11, 2010:

@sponias lm: Thanks Sponia for your feedback...it's nice to know that you've had good success with EA. I need to be more consistent in submitting my articles, just need to make the time.

sponias lm on October 11, 2010:

Excellent work! EzineArticles.com is my best traffic generating method. Many of my articles keep sending traffic to my websites regularly, since 2007. I focus on writing very good articles that will remain online instead of disappearing after their first days of existence.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 06, 2010:

@KimGiancaterino: Thanks Kim! If you do have the time, it's definitely worth submitting articles.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 06, 2010:

@WorldVisionary3: Great to see that you're benefiting from writing EzineArticles. Thanks for your feedback!

KimGiancaterino on October 06, 2010:

This is a very informative and well-designed tutorial. I'm inspired to submit a few articles and see how they affect traffic to my lenses.

WorldVisionary3 on October 06, 2010:

I've been using Ezine Articles for a while now and find it great for building traffic.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 05, 2010:

@julieannbrady: I know a few squids who are expert authors at EzineArticles. I hear you when you say that you need to clone yourself. I plan to write much more on that platform, just need more time in a day! ;)

julieannbrady on October 05, 2010:

I wonder just how many Squidoo lensmasters are expert authors at EzineArticles? I've never found the time to try writing there. I think I seriously need to clone myself or hire a virtual assistant like some other lensmasters have.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 02, 2010:

@anonymous: Thanks much Susie! If you do have some time, it's worth exploring EzineArticles. If you ever need any help with this let me know. All the best!

anonymous on October 02, 2010:

Something I haven't done is write ezines, or blog...but one day I may start. This is very clear and good advice, and I really should take some action. I lensrolled it to some of resource lenses and will get it feature later when I have more time AJ. Excellent!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 25, 2010:

@Ramkitten2000: That's great to see you're using EzineArticles. I'd encourage you to continue writing your articles. In order to be effective, you have to be consistent and write many articles. Give that we write so much to build our Squidoo lenses, it's worth tweaking the content, making a short 400 word article and submitting it with a link to the lens.

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on September 22, 2010:

Another excellent lens. (And I really do like your layouts.) I just started using EzineArticles, with two published so far. I need to actually go to my lenses and see if those articles are generating any traffic yet, but I'm sure, like most anything else online, it takes time. So I'll keep writing for Ezine and see what happens. I like the simplicity of the site.

anonymous on September 20, 2010:

Informative lens. Very helpful for once to get high traffic.Thanks for sharing this great lens with Best Business Directory team.

igorGriffiths on September 19, 2010:

Holy squid! I did not even know ezine did videos, will have to add these to my YouTube profile pronto.

I love article writing as it is the only truly set up and leave marketing technique around, I have now passed 30 articles thanks to my writer and am now building a list thanks to the resource box in my articles.

I wish I could create articles in 15 minutes! I manage to edit about 2 per hour.

Nice lens and will have to this to my lens.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 14, 2010:

@mythphile: Thanks GreekGeek for including a link of this lens in your Squidoo SEO tutorial lens. I checked the videos and they are working ok now, probably a little lapse in Squidoo with all the changes that are taking place.

Ellen Brundige from California on September 13, 2010:

Excellent article. The Youtube vids aren't showing just now, but i'm seeing that across the board for Squidoo and I'm sure it'll be fixed tomorrow.

I'm gonna add a link to this from my "Squidoo SEO" tutorial, because this is one aspect of SEO I know nothing whatsoever about!

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 13, 2010:

Thanks for your visits guys and your comments!

Rajays: good to know that you're using article marketing as well, to generate traffic.

K_Bellamy: you're welcome, you definitely use it more often and so should I ;)

OhMe: good to see you found this useful -- you should try article marketing.

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on September 11, 2010:

I have been thinking of submitting an EzineArticle but haven't yet. I appreciate all this great information. Thank you.

KBellamy1 on September 10, 2010:

Thanks for the tips. I need to do more article marketing and this lens is very informative.

ssuthep on September 08, 2010:

Superb lens. Fantastic information and very well laid out. I too use article marketing to drive traffic and gain backlinks for my sites. Thanks for sharing.

Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on September 08, 2010:

Thanks guys for your feedback and for dropping by. Glad you found the information useful.

Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on September 08, 2010:

Good info. I definitely need to get on this.

LadyelenaUK on September 07, 2010:

This is extremely useful and also handy for other websites too. Its so generous of you to share. Best Wishes

anonymous on September 06, 2010:

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Anthony Godinho (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 20, 2010:

@kimmanleyort: Hi Kim, I'm doing good thanks and hope you are too! Thanks for dropping by, yeah, I enjoy writing eZineArticles, but have to make better use of it.

kimmanleyort on August 19, 2010:

Hi AJ, how're you doing? This is a really well-designed lens and your explanations are good. I really should try an ezine article.

timneilson on August 08, 2010:

Anthony,

Thanks so much for the article. You are a great teacher. Wow! The possibilities for creativity here are incredible.

Have an awesome week

Tim

anonymous on August 08, 2010:

Anthony,

Totally love what you did here. The talking points were so clear and laid out well and the graphics really kicked it up a notch. You are a great teacher. Many thanks for all the pointers, suggestions and encouragement.

KarenTBTEN on August 08, 2010:

You've got a lot of information here -- great use of screen shots.

richDik on August 08, 2010:

Great info here.. learned a lot :)

JanieceTobey on August 06, 2010:

Thanks for the wonderful information and guide to writing ezine articles! It's very helpful!

myraggededge on August 06, 2010:

I love Ezine - I should do more. This is an excellent guide. Thanks.

Blessed :-)

Light-in-me on August 06, 2010:

Hello Aj, I hope all is well. I have been thinking about trying this, but I am not sure my writing skills are up to par. When I do decide to try I will come back and use this great resource you have provided, it looks good too.

Nice job,

Robin :)

vanidiana24 on August 05, 2010:

Nice tips on EzineArticles!

anonymous on July 27, 2010:

being with ezinearticles sure is one exciting adventure!will try to come up with helpful and reader-friendly articles asap!