EzineArticles is arguably the top article directory on the internet, and also one of the best places for people who are learning article marketing to get started. In this post I outline why, and link to some of the free resources that EzineArticles has to offer.
What makes EzineArticles the Top Article Directory for Beginners?
Recently I took a look at the top 10 article directories for affiliate marketers, and EzineArticles was the clear winner, for the following reasons:
- it gets high traffic – over 10 million unique visitor per month from the US alone;
- it has a pagerank of 6 – making it a high authority site in Google’s eyes; and
- because it allows 2 self serving links in resource box (which can be affiliate links if cloaked via a root domain).
But there are a few other things which make EzineArticles one of the top articles directories for learning about article marketing:
- the EzineArticles guidelines;
- the free training they provide;
- the fact that all articles are reviewed by a human prior to publication.
The EzineArticles Guidelines
On top of the handy editorial guidelines, EzineArticles also provide free training on article writing. This includes not only things to watch out for regarding particular topics, but also ways to make articles as valuable as possible for the reader. They also provide a number of article templates which can really help structure things and speed up article writing.
Did I mention that this training is free?
Human Review Prior to Publication
Some may view the fact that articles must pass human review before they are approved for publication on EzineArticles as a negative. I view it as a massive positive, for a couple of reasons.
First, it means a better quality of articles in the directory and that we won’t be competing for directory space against spammers. Also, if the quality is maintained, Google is less likely in the future to impose any sort of a negative filter on articles published via EzineArticles.
Second, having an expert review our articles enables them to give feedback on areas for improvement, either where articles are fine tuned prior to being published, or where they are partially rejected. I haven’t gone through this process myself (having paid fairly close attention to the detail in the editorial guidelines), but getting this sort of attention from someone who specialises in article writing could be quite beneficial in the long run.
I’d be interested to hear what others have found when using EzineArticles – both good and bad. Please add a comment if you have any particular experiences you would like to share.
© Tom McEwin