You heard it here first: Buzzle is dead. They offer no incentives for authors & no link building opportunities, so I really don’t see them growing in the near future. Buzzle used to be a great article directory that not only ranked well, but also gave article marketers the ability to get a few quality links. A little over a year ago Buzzle made the push for original content, which at the time I was ok with. You could get a link in the article and one on your author page (to my understanding), which was not a horrible tradeoff. But now, it’s kind of a joke.
The reason I’m talking about this is because I’m currently in my niche link building campaign. Don’t worry, I’ll write about everything I find (I’m hoping this upcoming post can be my first legitimate linkbait on this blog).
I tried to go down the line on every possible article directory & original content hub just to see what happens, and shortly after I was accepted as an author, I went to submit an article. I was disappointed when I found I couldn’t get at least one link in the author box, so I went to check out my author page. You could put in a homepage URL, but it doesn’t show up.
My first thought was that maybe that’s only for new authors, so I went and checked out some of the featured authors. It turned out that it was the same for them! I spent the next fifteen minutes searching for any benefits of being an author, even if it’s just contact info to give the author credit, but I found nothing. You literally have no way to get in contact with these authors even if you tried (well, not through Buzzle at least). Now because of Panda, you don’t even rank nearly as well! Lastly you can’t even earn money through Buzzle, so it’s pretty much pointless.
I’m addressing this because Buzzle has hit the top of many authoritative lists on content hubs, but for terrible reason. Maybe a year ago they were great, but today they’re crap. If you think about using it for any link building, SEO, or reach, then stop before you waist your time. I recently found a post right here that feels the same way. This guy (and his commenters) talked about their very poor mistreatment as authors. One of them said they’d been posting high quality articles on Buzzle for 3 years then was thrown under the bus: all of his articles got randomly deleted after Panda after part of a “clean up of buzzle”. If you want to know how not to succeed on the Web, check out Buzzle.
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