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Article Marketing Has Crashed! Ezine Articles Sees 71% of Rankings Drop

Discussion in 'Google' started by Chris Munch, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. GuruCreation

    GuruCreation Well-Known Member

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    #61
    Google phucked up! Their algorithm update really, really screwed a lot of things up...
    SEMrush
    The "SCRAPERS" are whooping ass now...Ranked all over the damn place for stupid ass keywords....WTF!
     
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    QuickFreeHost Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #62
    I would assume that article marketing on sites like ezine will perish. Me personally, I am going to focus on guest posting on relevant blogs/sites for my niche.

    Also, many people messed up with posting articles on ezine because like someone said earlier in this thread, people scrape your articles on ezine and put them on their own sites. If you have that same article on your site, you are now flagged for duplicate content. I also read that ezine is making all author links nofollow. I am not sure if this is the case or not, but if it is, this pretty much makes ezine worthless.

    If you still want to do article marketing, I would suggest only uploading unique articles to these sites that you don't plan on putting on your own domain. However, I honestly believe that article marketing is dead, for many reasons that have already been discussed in other threads.
     
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  3. GuruCreation

    GuruCreation Well-Known Member

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    #63
    Those are exactly the same 2 things...lol...

    Are you going to guest post 5 words, 20 words? Probably not... right?... Guest posting on relevant blogs/sites for your niche is the exact same thing as posting an article(marketing) on relevant blogs/sites for your niche. You can guest post(article) for 100 words, and you can write an article(guest post) for 100 words... Even though that's not enough, still the exact same thing.

    What's the difference?

    You just worded it differently..

    Scrapers will scrape anything... whether its on your site, ezinearticles, ideamarketers, GoArticles, Articledashboard or anything of that nature... That's why they're called what they're called... SCRAPERS

    Once again... Article Marketing is now more powerful than ever before... POSTING CRAP ARTICLES AND CRAPPY GUEST POSTS, WON'T GET YOU ANYWHERE.

    Take the time to do it right from the beginning and you will laugh at everyone that thinks article marketing is dead.... ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK....lmao... :)

    "Now, I'll be the first to admit that, a lot of times, what site owners think is a penalty, technically isn't a penalty. It really falls into the My Site Sucks Ass and Google Just Figured it Out zone. Nobody likes to hear that their baby is ugly or that their site sucks, but sometimes it's the truth."
     
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    yogeshkumarmcp Member

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    #64
    Thanks for info..What should we do now ?
     
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    jackhooper Active Member

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    #65
    Great Google. I really appreciated Google's decision on duplicate content.
     
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    luxs Active Member

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    #66
    according to alexa ezinearticles are in the same place...
     
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    bfpseller Peon

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    #67
    I don't think Enzine have ever made author's links "nofollow". I agreed that Enzine at this moment is worthless if they can solve the duplicate content issue.

     
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    bfpseller Peon

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    #68
    I slightly disagree with it. A guest post is likely less be scraped than an article on enzine, at least not right away. So Google is smart enough to know where is the article originated.

     
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    johnnypr Greenhorn

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    #69
    Ezine were going to make there links no follow in the resource box, but then they changed their minds.

    You can read all this in their new update over on their blog.
     
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    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    #70
    I haven't noticed this - so what are you talking about?
     
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  11. GuruCreation

    GuruCreation Well-Known Member

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    themyspacebank.com Peon

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    #72
    Looks like this is going to effect MOST internet marketers, they are going to have to find other ways to get their sites to rank. I think this will cause a lot of people to drop out because it's going to require more work now - you're going to have to dig deeper now.
     
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    #73
    Don't know if anyone answered this yet, but people syndicating your articles won't make you drop in SERPs. What probably happened is all your articles hosted on the article directories lost a lot of weight, therefore their links to you became less important. This is probably happening to tons of people.
     
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    #74
    Interesting stuff to read. It has to happen one day or other. Any way directories were not of much use in getting visitors, so need not be much bothered about it.
     
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    #75
    What if those Youtube videos are just PowerPoint slideshows with smartly written title and description with spammy keywords, and they rank!? Isn't it crap content? No matter if its text or a flash file, it is still crap!

    Ex: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...ry+diet&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=acai+berry+diet+
    see the youtube video result, and the slideshow video. lol
     
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    #76
    Didn't think of it that way...but, I do know this...

    Ever since the update, I have received a lot more traffic from the videos I have, then ever before.... Which means, I'm going to do a few more...

    GC
     
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    golfpro1 Peon

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    #77
    Google promised it would go after content farms, guess resourceful folks will have to come up with ingenuous methods to get their rankings back
     
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    #78
    Yeah people are doing that crap all the time. Putting some useless video on Youtube and put a link in description and/or the video to link to their site. Yesterday trying to find a Youtube clip about Liverpool slammed Manchester Utd was painful. The top 10 are advertising video. The real one is at the very bottom of the search
     
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    #79
    It will be back .. like what happened 3 or 4 years back ..
     
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    #80
    "If you use any auto-generated content keep it separated from the original high quality stuff, and block it from search engines. Google’s John Mu said recently, “If you do have such high-quality, unique and compelling content, I’d recommend separating it from the auto-generated rest of the site, and making sure that the auto-generated part is blocked from crawling and indexing, so that search engines can focus on what makes your site unique and valuable to users world-wide.”"

    That's a quote from WPN.

    Something definitely to be considered when it comes to the "Farmer" update which that name originated in the SEO world of things.... Because its really called "Panda" or "Big Panda" update... That's why it makes me wonder if it was really and truly targeting only "Content Farms" as everyone seems to think....

    A lot of more variables go into why a site lost its ranking or traffic and doesn't necessarily have to do with participating in "Content Farms". The farmer update had a lot more to do with just article marketing, content, duplicate content and so-on.

    Better and consistent page structure could as well play a role in it. Too many ads on your site. Old fashioned html or design. And I'm sure a lot more.

    But, it does come down to the "QUALITY" (even length, whether 100 words or 500 words) of content your site provides to readers and the Search Engines.
     
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