We should all know by now that submitting to article directories helps us build links and build them fast. I prefer EzineArticles primarily because they have stricter standards. I know that if my article is accepted there, then I have done a pretty good job of putting together a decent article. So why not turn any blog post of yours into an article?
Turning Blog Posts Into Articles
So how do you go about turning your blog posts into articles quickly and efficiently? I was just referred to the sweetest plugin for this purpose. After reading a post entitled 202 bite sized tips to increase blog traffic, I decided to check out this option.
The EzineArticle plugin allows you to make some minor changes to your blog post and then submit to Ezine right from your dashboard. Talk about making my life and yours simpler! Before I found this, I was manually submitting and reworking everything in my posts so that I had an acceptable article. Pain in the gluteus maximus!
Benefits of EzineArticles Plug-in
The benefits of the EzineArticle plug-in have been huge for me. Efficiency being the number one benefit. It’s quick and easy. Aside from that, you can customize your author resource box on every post. This way you can target different keywords for every submission. Oh, and it’s free. I like free!
They do have a featured version which allows you to take your submissions a step further and schedule their release. I know especially for people who may write up a week’s worth of posts at one time, this is a HUGE benefit.
The changes I have had to make to my post are minimal. Basically, changing some links so they appear below the fold as Ezine does not allow above the fold links. They also have a four link max for their articles, so removing some of the linked to pages was a snap. Well worth the ease of submission and time saved to alter a few minor details.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that we already have a ton of work to do to maintain quality and consistent posts. Couple that with tweaking our blogs and testing different strategies, our social submission process should be one of the easier tasks we take on. I am quite pleased with this plug-in and I firmly believe that you will see the benefits as well.
Okay, now share this with all your friends and see how much they thank you! Do you use this plug-in and what do you think of the benefits?