The Fastest Way To Turn Any Blog Post Into An Article

ezinearticles plug-in

Make it easier!

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?

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27 Responses to “The Fastest Way To Turn Any Blog Post Into An Article”

  1. January 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Well, aren’t I glad I stopped by here today?!
    Hello and thank you Lisa!

    I’ve never heard of that plugin till now and I’m downloading it as we speak – err… I mean as I write.

    I’ve actually never submitted anything to EzineArticles actually. Not quite sure why I never bothered but this little sucker may just be the push I need to start.

    Thanks so much for this helpful tip. I’m glad I discovered your blog and I have every intention of coming back here – and often.

    Keep up the great work. I’m happy we connected.

    Cheers

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

      Hello Ingrid!!

      I am super pumped we connected and that we share the same mutual thoughts on “My Tzarina!” I think you will see some decent benefits with ezine…backlinks and with proper keyword research, some of those articles grab top spot on the big G due to the “clout” of ezine articles.
      Let me know if you try it out and how you like it!

      Talk soon,
      Lisa

  2. January 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    Hi Lisa

    After you visited my blog and stayed to join the conversation; wanted to come check out your site. glad I did as I have defintely learnt something from this post :-)

    Wow, I didn’t know about this plugin. My concern (with limited knowledge lol) is whether these plugins will slow down my site.

    It was suggested by several of my regular readers that I should submit one of my posts they had read, to EzineArticles. Haven’t done anything about it yet cos I read somewhere that they are very strict with criteria.

    This can be a good thing cos then at least if/when your post is accepted you know your writing is of an acceptable standard.

    Thanks for sharing about this plugin Lisa. I will get my techie friend Ben to check it out for me.

    Patricia Perth Australia

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 6, 2011 at 4:23 am #

      Patricia:

      So far I haven’t seen to much of a slow down on my site, but I am still playing around with which plug ins to keep and which to nix. I just loved the ease of this one for submitting my articles. I appreciate you stopping by!

      Lisa

  3. January 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Thanks for the insight Lisa! I too don’t use WP, I’m a Googler. But your post sure got me thinking and now I know what to look for.

    You know, it’s great when folks share common stuff they know or use. It sure helps out those of us that haven’t discovered it yet. And that makes it easier for everyone. And I like easy!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 6, 2011 at 4:22 am #

      Gibson:

      So happy to see you here at my blog! I just moved my blog here from Blogger and I know exactly what you mean. I can’t believe all the stuff I am learning now as I had it all down pat with Blogger! If you read my website makeover post, you will see the great guy I found to spice up my Blogger blog. He is a genius and he helped me out a lot while I was on Blogger.

      Hope to see you back!

      Lisa

  4. January 5, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    I wish there is a similar thing for any page you want to convert. But I guess I have to start somewhere.
    I have heard about this plugin but I never read more about it. I am thinking of giving it a try.

    I wanna say that there is one thing that is good about Ezine articles when it comes to your traffic. The visitors you get are so targeted that my numbers (Google analytics) are so different than the rest. For example they stay longer on the site and the bounce rate is way lower.

  5. January 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    I use this plugin mainly on my business blog and it’s easily made the process faster. However, I also have to say that I get very little traffic back from the site and I’m wondering if the backlinks is enough to help me out any.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 3, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      Hi Mitch:

      I would say that the backlinks from a high PR and reputable site like Ezine can always help your cause. The more articles you submit, the more backlinks you will have from a high PR site.

      Thank you for your comment and hope to see you around!

      Lisa

  6. January 3, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Your blog keeps evolving every time I come, Lisa – love all the changes! You are one determined gal. :)

    I love Ezine plugin, although I hate all the changes I have to make to turn the post into an article. Sometimes, it’s simply counterproductive, period.

    Ana

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 4, 2011 at 5:51 am #

      Ana:

      I appreciate the thumbs up on the changes. Thanks to you, I am trying to put my big girl blogging pants on!!

      I havent had to make too many changes with the plug in yet, but I can see what you mean. I hit validate at least 3x before it’s good to go! I will test this out for a month or so and see if my ROI is even worth it! I do like the idea of it though.

      Happy to see you here..

      Lisa

  7. January 3, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Thanks for sharing these & very well explain post. Some thing new to learn from this helpful post.

  8. January 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Great article, pretty helpful for those looking to produce a lot of articles in a short period. However, it makes me a little wary. Google might become suspicious with articles only slightly tweaked.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 4, 2011 at 5:53 am #

      I agree however, with Ezine being so strict with their guidelines, it’s a pretty safe bet. Especially considering that most links above the fold are removed. Im actually going to test this out for about a month and see what kind of results occur and do a follow up post.

      Thank you for stopping by my blog!

      Lisa

  9. January 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Lisa: I have been using this plug-in for a couple of months and like it immensely. You are right–it saves a lot of time converting posts into articles. It has also forced me to write more meaty posts so that they also make decent articles.

    • Lisa Drubec
      January 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

      Steve:

      I agree with the more meaty posts! I absolutely love this plug in! Thank you for your comment..

      Lisa

  10. December 31, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Good post Lisa!
    Wish there was such an app that worked on Windows somehow. Cause my website is full of lessons that I wish to convert into articles, however, I don’t use WordPress. Do you know of any such software? It doesn’t have to be specifically for EzineArticles.

    Thanks!
    Amr

    • Lisa Drubec
      December 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

      Amr:

      I will look into this for you!! Thanks for reading my post.

      Lisa

  11. December 31, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Thanks – this plugin will be incredibly useful to me as I build a presence on free article sites.

    • Lisa Drubec
      December 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

      Glad I could help!

      Lisa

  12. dana
    December 30, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    Lisa:

    I am going to check this out as I have been trying to find an easier way to submit my articles. Thank you

    • Lisa Drubec
      December 30, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

      Dana:

      I think it will be a huge benefit to you! Let me know how you like it.

      Lisa

  13. December 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Lisa, I’m installing this right now! :-) Thanks for the tip… looking forward to submitting some articles to ezine!

    • Lisa Drubec
      December 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm #

      Hi Daniel!

      now that I have moved to WP, I LOVE this plug-in!! Let me know how you like it.

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Lisa

  14. Lisa Drubec
    January 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    Thanks for the RT!

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