I had a load of articles I just submitted rejected by ezinearticles. The reason given was that the resource box was against their guideline . I went through their guidelines with a fine toothcomb and couldn’t find any reason why articles with resource boxes that were accepted last week weren’t accepted this week.
My first email to the helpdesk wasn’t replied to , this is the first time I have had this happen to me but I have heard a lot of people mention this problem recently. So after 3 days I sent a 2nd email and had an immediate response.
Thanks for your emails, and I apologize for the delayed response.
I’m sorry for the confusion, but we are no longer accepting links
containing auction items.
Please edit your articles so they do not link to a site containing an
online auction, and you may resubmit for review.
It seems that ezinearticles have now stopped accepting articles for sites that display any eBay auction listings. Now I could understand this and support it if the sites had no or very little content. But the sites in question have several unique articles on them and provide lots of useful information. The eBay ads are carefully selected to be relevant to the article.
There is still nothing published about this and I’ve checked several forums and it seems that some people are having their articles rejected whilst others are having no problems yet. I’ve even heard of some people who have had some articles go through and others have been rejected with the same resource box.
Hopefully Chris will post about this in the ezinearticles blog so that we can get a proper discussion going about this. It’s one thing arbitrarily rejecting anything with an auction listing (remember an auction listing can be just 1 or 2 items in a site with 10 or more high quality posts) but many of these contain much more content and info than adsense sites.