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Hi Peoples,

I am a little confused about using articles on my web site, so I hoping someone could help me understand.

If I get say 5 articles based around a keyword phrase and LSI keywords, and I manage to get these articles published by some of the article directories etc, can I still use these articles as posts on my web page?
Or will Google see them as duplicate content?

I already have 5 articles published by Ezine Articles, but don't know whether I can use them on my website or not?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Daz
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerky
    This always makes for "lively" discussion. And when I say "lively," well, let's just say it's a good thing we're separated by the vastness of the Internet, otherwise we'd all be dodging and ducking flying frying pans and antique vases.

    When I run the same content on article directories and my own sites, I actually publish the content on my site first, wait for the Search Engines to index it, then submit it as is to the article directories. Then if there's any issues of duplicate content, my site gets credit. And I still get the backlink from the article even if it doesn't rank.

    Actually, when I say "directories" I imply plurality, when in actuality it's actually singular. I only use Ezine anymore, as the others weren't giving me enough boost to warrant me worrying about them.

    That's just my technique, and it works well. Not saying the others you'll read on here won't.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Duplicate content does NOT apply to article marketing - you can't duplicate yourself. You are syndicating your articles - perfectly acceptable.

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      • Profile picture of the author dazster
        Hi Guys,

        Thanks very much for the replies.

        Alrighty... I will use the articles as some content posts then.

        Regarding the back link in the author box.... do you think it is best to link the article to the homepage url, or to the actual post that has the same content?

        Or does that part even matter

        Regards,

        Darryl
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          It does matter. There is no point in sending visitors to the same article - send some to your home page - perhaps to a squeeze page or sales page or related article page.

          What you want are links eventually to ALL the pages on your site. Or visitors to site pages AND your money pages.

          Don't make the author bio "about me" - make it a call to action or a lure to get more info so readers will click through.

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          • Profile picture of the author dazster
            Hi Kay,

            WOW!! Thanks very much for that useful information.

            In 2 minutes I have the answers to some questions that have been bugging me for days.

            Awesome.

            Daz

            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            It does matter. There is no point in sending visitors to the same article - send some to your home page - perhaps to a squeeze page or sales page or related article page.

            What you want are links eventually to ALL the pages on your site. Or visitors to site pages AND your money pages.

            Don't make the author bio "about me" - make it a call to action or a lure to get more info so readers will click through.

            kay
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            • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
              I wouldn't use them on your site once they've been indexed on EZA. Normally, you should put them on your site first, wait for them to be indexed and then send them to EZA. They won't help you SEO-wise at all if they're already indexed there.

              I would rewrite them or add to them (maybe a new first paragraph and conclusion?) so that you have a chance to rank for the same keyword.

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              • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                I agree with Tina about putting the articles on your site first.

                I put a new article on a site, when it's indexed I submit to EZA (if EZA questions the uniqueness - all you have to do is tell them that is your site the article appears on).

                I submit mainly to EZA but when I used 3-4 other directories I do not change the article.

                For some articles the next step for me is to do 3 quality rewrites for UAW submission (something you might want to consider later).

                If I am reprinting an article from an article directory - I add my own paragraph about the topic at the top of the page and then copy the article (always crediting the author and with a live link as required).

                If I don't have time for full rewriting of PLR articles I've picked up I use one of two method.

                1. I write a new first and last paragraph for the article (just a sentence or two)

                2. I take 3-4 PLR articles on the same topic and summarize them using Word and then just take highlighted sentences to make a new article quickly.

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                • Profile picture of the author dazster
                  Excellent.

                  Thanks very much Kay and Tina
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  • Profile picture of the author GoogleWarrior
    DAZSTER...I would get an article spinner... and then spin your Published Ezine Articles to avoid the duplicate content thing. Then they are unique, but the same message / meaning just with different words.

    And then why stop with just one spun article? Spin a few more and send them to different article directories and blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Almost all spinners produce complete crap that is barely comprehensible at best. I wouldn't recommend that route, especially if you want to build credibilty.

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      • Profile picture of the author tht222
        Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

        Almost all spinners produce complete crap that is barely comprehensible at best. I wouldn't recommend that route, especially if you want to build credibilty.

        Tina
        I would actually disagree - you can spin the articles yourself and that is a tedious process, but when done properly, you can get as many good unique copies as you need.

        If you have a list of 20 article directories that you want to submit to, you can spin 20 copies of your article and submit one to each directory - Google will index each article and you'll end up with more traffic.

        Spinning properly an article can take hours, but still beats paying for 20 articles...
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  • Profile picture of the author anions
    This is perfectly acceptable as per article directory rules, but you wouldn't want to do it for SEO reasons.

    I recommend that you use unique articles on your website, a at least spin them to considerable extent (should be human readable).
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  • Profile picture of the author Derwin
    Do not be so confused. First of all put you all articles on your personal website and wait for the search engine like Google to index, once your articles are indexed then publish these articles on articles directories.If there is no issue of duplicate then your website will be credited.
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