I want to change a link in a ezine article

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by robinincarolina, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    I have an ezine article out there that get lots of views, but very little conversion. I would like to change the link to a domain name and off of the lens. If I pull the article and edit and resubmitt will it affect its rankings and is this a stupid or smart move. Someone help!
     
  2. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Robin,

    I don't think that changing the link will affect your rankings at all.

    On the other hand, if you changed your title, that would be a bit risky.

    It won't hurt to resubmit. Worst case scenario is they will say no.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  3. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

  4. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Here is what I would do - don't change the actual page you are linking to, but change the wording of the link into a "benefit" statement - often, that will encourage more clickthroughs. Another thing you can do is use "bait", such as a free ebook of some kind to get them to visit your website.
     
  5. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Thanks, I can change it to a benefit statement, but hey I am still new. Have not reached the point of giving away a free ebook, would not know where to get one, unless I make it myself which I guess now that I think about it would be simple. Have not gotten my autoresponder up yet either, still figuring that out.
     
  6. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    I have edited my articles quite a number of times.... without any problems...especially if I had to change the website link, or something...

    Another thing you can do is have your article link to a page where they can sign up for a free monthly newsletter or something...[​IMG]
     
  7. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    If it's on ezinearticles.com and if you edit the article, then you don't stand a chance of being listed in the "Most Viewed" and "Most Published" categories. If it's already listed, then it'll be removed.

    Your article gets a lot of PR and traffic too from being listed in those categories. However, if you get significantly larger share of traffic from organic search results, then you may sacrifice that extra benefit.
     
  8. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Vishal P. Rao: If it's on ezinearticles.com and if you edit the article, then you don't stand a chance of being listed in the "Most Viewed" and "Most Published" categories. If it's already listed, then it'll be removed.
    THANKS!! I never knew that and that answers why.... yikes - won't do that again.[​IMG]
     
  9. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Ok so now I am confused. I already pulled it, changed the link and resubmitted it. This article had 5 stars and I don't know what the stars mean. It did get a lot of traffic from search engines, so does that mean I just sacrifice that. Is it like it has to start all over, and will it not move up again. Someone help, I am confused.
     
  10. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Yikes is right! But then again, if it wasn't converting to sales have I sacrificed that much?
     
  11. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    robinincarolina: But then again, if it wasn't converting to sales have I sacrificed that much?
    I don't think so... I had noticed that after I changed a link or something that it didn't seem to get as much traffic... but if they were not converting BEFORE the change, then what the heck, eh?![​IMG]

    We live and learn - that is why they say it is better to just try to rewrite an article than it is to edit..I think - lol
     
  12. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    Well we will just consider this an experiment then, how about that. I will keep you posted on the results.
     
  13. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    robinincarolina: This article had 5 stars and I don't know what the stars mean.
    Stars are votes given by users to your articles. I'm not sure if that'll be reset if you edit the article. And I also doubt if they contribute to your article's ranking within ezinearticles.com

    It did get a lot of traffic from search engines, so does that mean I just sacrifice that.
    You need to know if your article had been listed in the "Most Viewed" or "Most Published" categories. If it were, then probably you would have got a fair share of page views from those listings.

    Is it like it has to start all over, and will it not move up again. Someone help, I am confused.
    I would say don't bang your head over this. If the article is not converting, then there is no point in letting it stay even if it gets lots of page views. Other than an ego boost, it won't give you much. Just move ahead and plan your next article well.
     
  14. onlinemoneyexpe

    onlinemoneyexpe New Member

    You can find cheap or free ebooks with resell rights. You just need to google resell rights and look for one on the topic that you want. They are easy to find.
     
  15. Vishal P. Rao: Stars are votes given by users to your articles. I'm not sure if that'll be reset if you edit the article. And I also doubt if they contribute to your article's ranking within ezinearticles.com
    The stars will be reset if you edit your article. I had my for a long time on "Most Viewed" and it was removed the instant I changed a letter and all stars was reseted also.
    It was my big mistake, and I never did it again.
     

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