Even i faced the same problem i submitted my article in one of the site and it was approved nd later i did in Ezine. Simply they rejected saying that it was copied.
Surely, lots of reasons are there to love as well as hate (ignore) ezinearticles.com
why I love -
-when the article gets approved within 15 minutes after submission
-when it gives awesome traffic (provided the topic is great)
-when we can draw perfect attention, traffic and ranking help with as small as a 250 words good topic
-when we get author spotlight
-when we have so many features for promotion in their author dashboard from badges to twitter to traffic sources/keywords help to lot more
why I hate -
-when they bug me with article rejection for silly keyword density issues (there is never a density but certain words HAS TO appear) and there is no room left for further editing (solution: you should write articles with special care of EACH word and double edit to avoid any rejection)
-when they take 4-5 days to respond (recently, they have got better with response time) (solution: don't let any situation come when you have to contact them)
-when they will suspend your account without investigating properly and later lift the suspension after getting hell lot of explanations and time. (solution: Try to get articles approved in ezinearticles first and then submit to other directories to avoid any issue of copied article without author credit)
-when they take even fraudulent reporting seriously and can suspend the author accounts without investigation (you can mess up any author account by 2-3 fraud reports out of fun) and they won't tell the author who complained and for which articles..LOL.. They will just ask you to remove ALL articles immediately. (solution: make your author bio as strong and accurate as possible together with a sound social media profile for further reference of authenticity)
Just few thought I felt like sharing....
I'm not too much into using Ezine but i had a weird experience. The first article i had submitted was copied straight out of my Blog without even a single word rewritten and it was approved by ezine.
The article of mine was even indexed in Google and i'm sure copyscape would've shown it up but somehow my luck was just too good
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i also used ezinearticles for my article submissions and most of my article submitted has been approved. I also receive traffics from it also.
It SUCKss and annoys the user when they don't give any solid reason and suspends an account for no good reason.
They say, "YOU should own all the articles that you submit to our directory".
We say, " We're an article marketing service and all the article we submit are for our clients' sites and promotion. We don't own these article. They own. Anybody can check the backlinks in resource box and confirm".
They say, "Then you should NOT submit to us. Because you should OWN the articles, not your clients".
That's totally baseless and ridiculous.
How this issue came up?
Someone reported that we DO NOT own these articles. And it is clearly written in every writer's bio that we work on the behalf of our clients -- Terro White - EzineArticles.com Expert Author Bio
But they are not listening and asking us to delete around 1200 live articles..
They are not ready to tell us.. who reported and on what basis? None of our clients would report these articles because they know.. they only own their articles. And none of our writers would report because they get paid either upfront or weekly.
But still, I'm happy to inquire if at least they give me details of this stupid complaint or reporting.
Just 3 months back, I had to delete 169 live articles because of this sick issue and had to re-do all articles for our clients again. Such a loss...
No idea how to settle this down because I had a complete 1 month arguments with high authorities of ezinearticles last time and I HAD TO remove the articles to get the account reinstated.
I need the details of complaint and proof that these articles are used exploiting somebody.. and I'm READY to delete them write away with a double monetary compensation to the ONE who reported no matter it is in $XXXX...
am just PISSED OFF...