Article Confusion, HELP me!

by Nixter 7 replies
I am new to article marketing and I am wondering if you should add the article you submit to the directories (for the backlinks) to your actual website too i.e. to have more content or will google penalise you for duplicate content?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #article #confusion
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  • Profile picture of the author sylviad
    Hi Nixter,

    If you want to post the articles to your own site, do that first - preferably a few days or a week before you submit them to directories. That way, you get the first credit from Google for the article. When you send the article to directories after that time, you will get the backlink benefits as well as providing readers with some valuable information that makes them want to click and buy your product.

    Sylvia

    PS: It's even better if you rewrite the article so that it's 85% different from the original before submitting it to the directories. That way, you maintain the unique content on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nixter
      Thanks Sylvia that really helps. I keep getting conflicting information about this.
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      • Profile picture of the author JonathanB
        I say the more unique your articles the better.

        I'm no pro article marketer myself but do have some bum style marketing articles out there. I would go as far as submitting a different version of the article to each article directory to ensure the search engine optimization benefits. There are a lot of article marketing WSO's being sold that break it down pretty solid.
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        • Profile picture of the author sylviad
          Originally Posted by Nixter View Post

          Thanks Sylvia that really helps. I keep getting conflicting information about this.
          Join the club! It seems to depend on their own experiences, I think. Remember, what works for one doesn't always work for everyone. Just test both methods and see what results you get and go from there.

          Originally Posted by dmderoeck View Post

          Slyvia,

          What do you see as the benefit from posting on your site first and then to EZA? Since EZA has a higher page ranking (at least for me, wouldn't you rather get the original page ranked by Google first. Then, rewrite the article and post it on your site for maybe additional juice?

          I see benefits for both, but just curious what your thoughts are on this.
          As I said, if you post to your own site first, you get first credit for the original content. If you post to your site AFTER posting to the article directories, your site will be viewed by Google as simply duplication. By posting to your own site first, you will gain credibility with Google which, in turn, will help boost your page rank. As you say, your page rank isn't as high as EA's.

          If you rewrite the article entirely, it doesn't make a heck of difference which you post first, as long as one is on your site and the other is in the directories.

          Sylvia
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      Slyvia,

      What do you see as the benefit from posting on your site first and then to EZA? Since EZA has a higher page ranking (at least for me, wouldn't you rather get the original page ranked by Google first. Then, rewrite the article and post it on your site for maybe additional juice?

      I see benefits for both, but just curious what your thoughts are on this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    Always use unique articles for your web site and, if possible, also for your article submissions.

    Gunter
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    • Profile picture of the author KenJ
      I write at least 2 versions of every article as my main niche is tiny and has very few good terms. In fact looking back it is 4 or 5 times.

      The first one goes to my site. the second one to EA, the third one to Isnare

      If I have any left then they go to the new articlemarketingautomation web site where I rewrite each one 3 times.
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