"Paul Hancox is a pure genius, and an expert on sock puppet mastery, with over 28 years of sticking his hand up puppets for fun and profits..."
On the other hand, I've noticed that traditional "resource box" articles tend to get more syndication, although so far that's only based on casual observation. I'm still researching this.
So I have two questions.
Question #1. Is it better to stick with a traditional "John Smith is a..." resource box, if your aim is to have your article distributed as far as possible (say, for backlink purposes)? Have you any experience with getting your articles syndicated far and wide by others? Apart from submitting them to directories yourself, is there anything you do to encourage others to re-distribute your content?
Question #2. I'm trying to research this aspect. Is there an EASY way to find out how many times an article on, say, EzineArticles has been distributed elsewhere, without having to do a Google search?
For example, if I wanted to look at the top authors in a category, and see how many times a selection of their articles has been syndicated, is there an easier way of doing it than having to individually copy n' paste every single title into Google, and stick quotes around each one?
OK, I guess that's several questions