As you all know, there are certain rules to understand and to obey to on Ezine Articles. This is quite understandable. However, as a beginner, and even as a habitual writer, you might get your article in problem status, even though you follow the editorial guidelines.
That’s because there are some unwritten rules, too, and you have to obey to those as well. Here are some of those I’ve heard about, or have experience myself:
Ezine Articles explaines this themselves in this way:
“Our systems were created for simplicity although they are complex.
This means our editors can review far more articles in a day because our system is able to auto-generate an email to you based on their recommendation (they have over 70 options to choose from). If the area is ‘grey’ and we don’t have a standard email for it, we place the article in a ‘General Problem’ status, email you and ask that you contact our Member Support team who can better assist.
Our member support team is highly qualified to explain the grey issues and get your article on the road to approval.”
Here are some of the gray areas, I’ve found. I’ll update this post, when I hear about or experience new ones:
- Don’t write negative reviews. It’s okay to put in a negative thing or two, but your review must not be totally negative.
- Don’t use three dots (ellipsis) in your title, not even if you don’t use Word, and the dots are dots, and not smart quotes.
- When you link to a landing page in your resource box, it should be an English page.
- Make sure your author name seems ethical.
- Your landing page must contain more than a few words of content.
- If you’re linking to your blog, you most have no posts on it about PLR or article spinning.
- Don’t discuss alternatives to the brand name mentioned in the title. (Like fx 10 Fiverr alternatives).
- Don’t write about a brand and then mention alternatives (“I have reviewed the article and noticed it mentions Fiverr
throughout. However, it links to information on alternate sites.” — Scott, EzineArticles)
Have you yourself experienced something similar? Was one of your articles put in problem status for not obeying to an unwritten rule? Then please tell us what happened in the comments, so future errors can be avoided.