Ezinearticles.com Is Hit By the Latest Google Algorithm Update

It’s official: Ezinearticles has announced that they are affected by the latest Google update.  You can check it out here.

They are suggesting to implement “nofollow” links and articles need to be exclusive to EZA as well. I think that’s a definite over-reaction. First of all, EZA does’t provide revenue-sharing like InfoBarrel for example. Secondly, now they would like their authors to submit exclusive content BUT with nofollow author resource backlinks.

Hey EZA, are you kidding you? Do you really think your site can bring me so much traffic? The number 1 reason why I still submit to EZA is because of SEO purpose. EZA itself doesn’t bring me a lot of traffic.

Now if you want exclusive content yet you implement nofollow links and no revenue sharing, what’s the incentive for me to submit articles to you? To feed you fat with your AdSense income? I might as well submit my articles to Buzzle.

My suggestion? It’s time to weed out spammy topics like acai berry, male enhancements, get your ex back etc. These are the low quality “content farm” articles that make your site looks bad. Just check out how many “get your ex back” articles are spitted out everyday? They are essentially rehashed articles. And most of these articles are less than 350 words.

Also, your editors are the ones who approved articles that is filled with unforgivable spelling and grammar mistake. Check out this article as commented by Dan in the blog post: http://ezinearticles.com/?Breat-Implants-Are-Not-The-Only-Option!-Think-Before-You-Go-Under-The-Knife!&id=5978405

Well, minor grammatical errors are fine to me when the whole sentence structure still make sense (because I am also not that good in written english). But what is a “BREAT” implants? It should be “BREAST”. This is too major an error to overlook.

I know EZA is hit hard by the latest update. I can verify that because one of my articles that is ranking #1 on google for a certain keyword is now on page 2.

Well, for now there is no perfect solution as we are all dependent on Google. So, the debate still continues…

5 replies
  1. Thomas Sinfield
    Thomas Sinfield says:

    I was just about to write about this myself Alex! I don’t think it is a smart move to even make the author box no-follow because it will stop the majority of their writers from submitting articles.

    Your suggestion is much better, just weeding out the spammy categories.

    How did that article get approved? I’ve had articles get rejected because of a simple grammar mistake in the title – and that one had poor spelling!

    Could this be the death of EzineArticles? I’ve just started using InfoBarrel so I think it might be the replacement for me.

  2. calvin
    calvin says:

    It is really hard to get approved by Ezine, seems that different editors viewed by article differently, and every time I got different errors which said that I couldn’t fulfill their requirements.

    I’m not sure if it is my problem or theirs.

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