One recent critic slammed the Online Article Submission (OAS) website model. He stated that the top online article submitters were poor writers and that there was no empirical proof that the OAS model worked for informational marketing. Despite the fact that the critic is dead wrong and failed to argue his point he also failed to see all the other intrinsic benefits of the OAS model.
Now, let us look at some examples of the potential uses of the OAS model and specifically as a case study we shall use the EzineArticle.com OAS site. Authors and creators of such Internet content can their articles online and this use is well known and it works good and has a great search engine feature, much better than the one your operating system has for your desk top.
Additionally once the articles are stored online; having one's name and by-line all over the Internet is an interesting phenomena, as not only does it work well as a marketing tool to drive Internet traffic but it also gives one pleasure and helps them with their individuality. We know this is a human need and norm trait, consider a teenager who paints their hair purple or installs a nose ring for a time trying to find themselves or consider a grown up with a bumper sticker on their car to alert the world of something. This is not to say that EzineArticles.com is a vanity press, but rather to suggest that it may serve that additional purpose for its users, similar to a BLOG.
For one to call such a website a Vanity Press online, would be admitting that they are shallow minded and that shows a limited skew view of the world and an obvious mistake in perceptional observation. The fact is authors and common folks alike use this OAS model and methodology to ?get the word out? and thus help themselves in many ways such as web traffic, syndication outlet or information selling. So is this gentleman saying that information selling is not a strategy?
Currently I take some 90-trade journals in 22 different industries and all those print journals contain some articles with a by-line. Does this not help the author with their consulting business or company sales; sure it does and it obviously works for both the Industry Rags to get content and the authors for their individual businesses and companies. Otherwise it would not be so widely used.
You see the fact is that EzineArticles.com is a Hyper-Hybrid of that similar print model and it is evolving faster than the critics can understand it. The fact that some would be critic and cannot understand that, well that is not the OAS's fault, or the Founder of such brilliant websites as EzineArticles.com then you will see that he is merely the NASA Command and Control as the OAS rocket ship, which is revolutionizing the Internet and will surely over take the BLOG craze. So, you, me and our would be critic may as well get use to it. Think on this.