Article Marketing Question

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Fellow Warriors, when doing article mkt I know to put my article on my site first, then ezine, then the rest of the article directories. My question is, once I submit the article to numerous different article directories will my articles be considered duplicate content? Thanks


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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    There is no duplicate content penalty for your own articles.

    Make your own website articles unique.

    Then submit other articles to as many decent directories as you have time for. All of those directories will have others re-publish it and be glad for it.

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    • Profile picture of the author howinfo
      Duplicate content is only bad if it is within the same website or a blog. If you have the same article more than once on your website, that is what Google does not like. Submitting the same article all over the web will not hurt you as internet is based on duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Originally Posted by hastings2111 View Post

    ...once I submit the article to numerous different article directories will my articles be considered duplicate content? Thanks


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    No, they won't.
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  • Profile picture of the author charlesburke
    Some while back, someone heard the term "duplicate content" and got the wrong idea about it. Unfortunately, they then started teaching what they believed was the truth. That spread, and now this idea refuses to die. The question comes up a dozen times a day.

    There is no duplicate content penalty for having your article appear in article directories. There is none for having it appear on other websites. However, your site WILL be penalized if you post that article multiple times on your own websites - but why on earth would any sane person do that anyway?

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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Williams
    First, submit your own articles to your own website, then to directories. Ezines or any other directories won`t mind if they come to your link and see you having the same article on your website. It`s not duplicate content, if posted on different sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author jazonc73
      Originally Posted by Alex Williams View Post

      First, submit your own articles to your own website, then to directories. Ezines or any other directories won`t mind if they come to your link and see you having the same article on your website. It`s not duplicate content, if posted on different sites.

      WOW.. thanks so much guys... i had a number of articles approved and I did not know this..!!! glad to know that i can add the content to my site and still have it at ezine or other sites..
      great!!
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  • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
    Just make sure you submit the article under the same name in all directories; if not, ezine will not publish because they will think you stole the article.

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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Actually, it's not even "bad" if you have dup content on the same domain. Google will just index one of the pages (of their choice). Use the canonical tag and a sitemap (with Google Webmaster Tools) if you want control over which one they index.

    See this blog post...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/blogs/al...nt-google.html

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  • In my experiences writing SEO articles, my clients request original and unique articles because of this unspoken "rule." What I do know for a fact, is that search engines like Google, support good quality, original content. Some of my clients have told me that if they post an article on their website, they can not post it in article directories. Why? I am not sure, maybe it goes back to what has been said here.
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    • Profile picture of the author DaveManTheCaveMan
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      Originally Posted by ContentArticleWriter View Post

      In my experiences writing SEO articles, my clients request original and unique articles because of this unspoken "rule." What I do know for a fact, is that search engines like Google, support good quality, original content. Some of my clients have told me that if they post an article on their website, they can not post it in article directories. Why? I am not sure, maybe it goes back to what has been said here.
      Does anyone know more about this?

      If you use a blog post from your own site as an article to submit to the directories will it be considered dup content and/or make your site penalized for it?
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      • Profile picture of the author chanvh
        Originally Posted by DaveManTheCaveMan View Post

        Does anyone know more about this?

        If you use a blog post from your own site as an article to submit to the directories will it be considered dup content and/or make your site penalized for it?
        It's subjective because if the articles directories or sites list your articles as a different webpage format then it will still appear as a unique content and won't really penalize you.

        My best advise would be to change your articles title a little to reflect differing headline content.
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        • Profile picture of the author DaveManTheCaveMan
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          Originally Posted by chanvh View Post

          It's subjective because if the articles directories or sites list your articles as a different webpage format then it will still appear as a unique content and won't really penalize you.

          My best advise would be to change your articles title a little to reflect differing headline content.
          So changing the headline and lets say changing all the words from "I'm writing this blog because" to "I decided to write this article for you because" will be enough to avoid being penalized as duplicate?

          Thanks in advance
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          • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
            Originally Posted by DaveManTheCaveMan View Post

            So changing the headline and lets say changing all the words from "I'm writing this blog because" to "I decided to write this article for you because" will be enough to avoid being penalized as duplicate?

            Thanks in advance
            No, that won't work, and I wouldn't even try it. Google gets smarter all the time, and so do the article directories.

            Write original articles, submit them, and write more.

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      • Profile picture of the author PCRoger
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Because they have experience of trying to use "Buzzle", I suppose? It's the only article directory I know that won't accept articles already published on my own site (so I don't use them at all, of course).
        Buzzle can be a pain...

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  • Profile picture of the author JRoon
    Nope, they will not consider it dup.
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  • Profile picture of the author mike116
    I'm going to add my own thanks here too. I, too, have been under the impression that I needed to somehow change the article somewhat when submitting it to different article directories. Thanks for asking the question and for all those who finally cleared that misdirection up.
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