Apparently eHow is still in the process of cleaning up their site. From what I can tell, this is the second round of article deletions.
This time around 11 of my articles were deleted. I agree with 10 of them, but the 11th one I can’t figure out why it was deleted nor will I spend any time thinking about it. All in all, ever since they started the cleanup I found that my daily eHow income has increased. It may be a coincidence or a fluke, but I’m enjoying it.
Recycle the Deleted Articles
As I’ve written in the past, never throw away your work. There is always somewhere on the internet where your deleted article could be put to good use. Before copying it and pasting it somewhere else, however, take a good long look at the article and critique it. eHow is removing articles for the following reasons:
- SPAM articles; articles that read like advertisements.
- Articles that do not fit the How To format.
- Articles that are cloned. This essentially means creating replicas of articles with the same or similar body of content and using different titles.
- Plagiarized articles.
- Articles that are inadequately written– this can range from severe grammatical errors to incomprehensible How Tos.
- Articles that are search optimized for financial gain but offer little or no useful information for the reader
- Articles missing key pieces of information.
- Articles promoting click fraud on web advertisements.
- Articles that read like blogs or provide opinions as though they are fact.
- Articles that do not answer the stated title.
If you believe the articles were deleted for reasons # 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 the article probably should be either thrown away or re-written. If you believe the article was deleted because of reason # 2, 9 or 10, there’s a place on the internet that will gladly accept your work. Just make sure to make corrections or title changes as needed.
Lucrative Article Rejection
In the last eHow cleanup, I lost two articles. After reviewing them I didn’t feel they needed to be changed in any way so I just placed them on one of my other sites. They’ve have been doing very well financially.
The interesting thing about the timing of this round of cleanup is that I’ve been too busy to write for eHow this month (life sometimes takes a front seat). It now looks like I’ve got 11 less articles than I did when the month started, but I’ve earned more this month than I did last month. Go figure. To top it off, eHow has graciously provided me with 11 new articles to place on one of my other sites.
I look at this situation as a win-win.