EzineArticles Third Round Knockout

EzineArticles has been the undisputed champ when it comes to directories to submit your article to and generate traffic. Due to Google’s new algorithm updates the top ranking article directory may be out for the count. It is no secret that Google has content farms in their sights and they have been sniping them one-by-one. Google has showed no mercy and no favoritism whatsoever (besides to their own site YouTube – but you didn’t hear that from me).

It would appear that the owners of EzineArticles have found themselves on the wrong side of the Google “smack down.” Google has labeled the article directory giant as being a ‘Content Farm’, and has de-indexed many of the sites pages causing them to loose 35% of their traffic and climbing. The EzineArticle team did not take the news lying down, and they are currently working on getting back in Google’s good graces.

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The owner of EzineArticles has plans to reduce the number of article submissions accepted by at least 10%. If your article does not meet their new level of ‘uniqueness’ it will be rejected. The days of the champ accepting submissions via WordPress plugin are officially over. The company has also decided to reduce the number of ads per page, in an effort to increase user friendliness. The word count will now be raised to a minimum of 400 words per article. The bar on mandatory keyword density per article has also been raised, but as of now a percentage has not been released. Any article that THEY consider spammy will be removed from the directory.

Personally I have seen a huge drop in traffic coming from EzineArticles and have pulled them off of my recommended submission list for the time being. As I write this blog post I feel bad for EzineArticles and I hope they do make a comeback. As for now I have noticed that my sites that have been using UAW as a content source have been doing great and in many cases I have seen improvements. Since UAW has earned a well deserved reputation for turning your article writing efforts into unique content I still use them and I highly recommend them to the members of my list.

The downside to UAW is there sales page does them no justice, and to put it simply it sucks. At a hefty price of $67 a month I was hesitant to give them a chance a few years back, however I took the leap of faith and it turned out to be one of the best investments that I have made for generating traffic. It turns out to be a hell of a lot cheaper than PPC and I recommend that you give it try. I must warn you that you will not see instant results and I recommend that you give it a try for at least 90 days before passing judgment.

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Each time I launch a new campaign it usually takes 3 to 6 months before I start seeing a return on my investment. Once the ball starts rolling it is consistent and one of my most effective forms of traffic generation.

I am not trying to sell you on joining UAW just because I get a commission, the fact is I make a damn good living online, and traveling the country doing public speaking, as well as writing books. My goal with this blog is to help those that are now in the position that I was once in – a struggling internet marketer. I remember when the thought of generating $5,000 or $10,000 a month seemed like a dream. Let me tell you, if I can do it anyone can do it.