What an INCREDIBLE year!
2011 was all about helping you. Our focus throughout the year was to improve your Expert Author experience, give you the answers you need, and help you boost the overall quality of your articles. To accomplish this, we developed a variety of new features, services, and products that are designed to inevitably make you a better, happier and more successful author.
Diamond Level Membership
In our efforts to provide you with maximum exposure, we began digging deeper into author-intention and rewarding Expert Authors who embraced innovation and creativity. This led to the development of the new Diamond Membership level which is dedicated to the top 1% of all EzineArticles Expert Authors. To show our appreciation for this elite class of experts, we provide our Diamond members with faster response and article review times, unlimited submissions, and additional benefits to help achieve maximum exposure.
Guidelines and FAQ
To give you the answers you need, we revamped and expanded our Editorial Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. These improvements will assist you in better understanding how to increase the quality of your articles and navigate the article writing system successfully.
In early November, we launched the new My.EzineArticles.com member interface to the entire EzineArticles Expert Author community. The purpose of this whole new look and feel is to provide you with easy access to all the tools you need to drive your article writing efforts to the next level. We'll continue to tweak, primp, and prime My.EzineArticles.com to make it more intuitive and easier-to-use than ever before. Our goal is to completely replace Members.EzineArticles.com with My.EzineArticles.com by the end of 2012, so try it today and send in your suggestions!
2011 also brought an increased focus on article writing resources to help you discover how to breathe life into your articles and increase traffic to your website or blog. The EzineArticles Formula was designed for you to explore our many secrets to success at your own pace with the Home Study course. We broke down the course into Packages and Modules to help you target challenging areas and get ahead!
We also took a look into writing habits, how to cultivate ideas, and integrate these ideas into compelling articles. We developed the Article Writing Success Journal based on the incredible success of experienced Expert Author's journaling habits. To take it a step further, we launched the EzineArticles' Deck of Cards that is like any ordinary deck of cards with one exception: each card contains a unique article template to provide structure for your next set of quality articles. Similarly, we developed the interactive Article Templates on PDF to help flesh out your ideas directly within the template itself!
Upgrades and More
In addition to all of these innovations, we made our laser-targeted Title Suggestions available right in your email inbox. We upgraded the Article Diagnostic Center to detect dead/broken links and malware links faster than ever before. We made articles available to download on PDF, added a "Did you find this article helpful?" rating to every article, and more.
Behind the Scenes
Finally, we led the charge to uphold the credibility of EzineArticles Expert Authors by endorsing quality over quantity. We expanded our Editorial Guidelines, put the squeeze on over-saturated niches, and took a stand on derivative content. Many of these changes weren’t easy, but were necessary for the long-range success of our members and article writing as a whole. In the end we knew it would be our members who would reap the benefits of increased traffic, exposure, and credibility for years to come.
Yes, 2011 was an incredible year and we can't wait to share what's in store for 2012! Keep checking back on the Blog for more updates, upgrades, and news. Let's make 2012 a year to remember.
On behalf of the EzineArticles Team, Happy 2012!
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