The Panda update caused EzineArticles to re-think their entire website. It is now focused on publishing only articles of value to readers. No more spam articles.The best and most powerful article site out there, Ezinearticles. They have a massive visitor base and get thousands of articles per month from hundreds of different categories. There are a lot of established writers there and they have some of the strictest article writing standards out there. Setup an account and make sure to add your websites url to your profile and fill out a keyword rich biography.
Alexa Rank 101
- 300+ Words
- Only 2 links in body (cannot be same as link in biography)
- One link in biography section
- Excellent grammar and punctuation
- Bold titles/headlines
- Cannot be mass distributed/duplicated articles
- Make sure to use your targeted keywords often throughout the article, mix and vary the tenses and phrases for a more natural look
- Place 2 links in the body that aim at parts of your website RELATED to the article’s content
- One link to your general domain in biography/author’s box
Place your best articles on this site first, if you wish to spam them out later it may be alright, but Ezine does not like duplicate content and may trash the article if it’s being spammed all over the net. Remember that a quality backlink from Ezine is worth more than 10 junk article spam sites..
After the Panda update, EzineArticles had to re-work its entire website. Google questioned the content quality of their articles reevaluated the quality of links stemming from their services. In order to combat the down grade in SEO application, EA has upped its minimum word count to 400 words, and now has much stricter article submission guidelines. Gone are the days of spinning the same article 50 times and submitting it to many directories. This won’t work with Ezine, and I would not be surprised if other article directories are following suit.
If you don’t stay on board with Google, they will gladly kick you over the side. They are tired of massive link farms, something that article directories cannot be classified as, but are in the grey area on the topic. EzineArticles is trying to distance itself from this idea as much as possible, and this is a good thing for SEO’s. It may be harder to submit and article to Ezine now, but the link quality and value will be worth more in the future, as Google recognizes them as a more legitimated website.