Article marketing question

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Do you have to make a different version if your articles for each directory? Or can I post the same article everywhere?
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Some people swear you must put a different copy in every directory...

    I subscribe to a different viewpoint.

    I syndicate all of my articles, which in essence means that I write the best article I can write, and then put it everywhere, without changing the article.

    My feeling is that if you do a great job writing an article, why would you want to ruin it with spun versions of the article? LOL



    p.s. Some people may jump in and ridicule me for this, but I make good money syndicating articles to promote my stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author potimus
      That is kinda what I was thinking. What good is syndication if you get penalized for doing it?
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by potimus View Post

        That is kinda what I was thinking. What good is syndication if you get penalized for doing it?

        Those who spin article do so because they claim there is a penalty.

        I personally believe that the duplicate content penalty is a myth, and the best argument for the myth is news. News sites don't appear to be penalized by Google, and all of them use pretty much the exact same articles, without editing.

        As far as I am concerned, even if the penalty were real, I would still syndicate, because when I take the time to do the article right, it will generate traffic to my website that is very likely to convert sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author carlo_sim
    Hi,

    Yeah.. I believe that the duplicate content penalty is a myth. =) But if you want your backlinks but if you are using your articles as backlinks then I believe that it is better to spin them so that all of them will get indexed. Well, this is from my personal experience. =)

    Gian Sim
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by giansim View Post

      Yeah.. I believe that the duplicate content penalty is a myth. =)

      But if you want your backlinks but if you are using your articles as backlinks then I believe that it is better to spin them so that all of them will get indexed. Well, this is from my personal experience. =)

      See that is the argument that people use to say the Duplicate Content Penalty is real.

      "If you want to get indexed on all sites."

      But the uniqueness of the article is not what allows your article to be indexed on any site...

      As I indicated before, some people are predisposed to automatically reject anything that I say, because either "I said it" or because it goes against what they want to believe...

      In order for Google to index a page, it must find it...

      If Google finds a page, it is because Google found a link to the page on a web page that it trusts...

      A page that Google trusts is one that Google considers an authority web page or a page with "some" authority (a page with inbound-links from pages Google values)...

      Google crawls authority websites many times a day...

      Most article directories have little if any authority in Google. And even if they do have authority, Google must crawl them WHEN your link is on the front page...

      If your link appears on an authority page, or "a page that links to your page" is featured on an authority page, then your article page will be crawled...

      Getting crawled is driven by the ability of any copy of your article to have its URL presented to GoogleBot by a link... Retaining value after your article has been crawled will require permanent links to every copy of your article you want Google to value, from pages that are recognized by Google as value pages...

      Unique and Syndicated articles have an equal chance of being indexed by Google...

      Unique and Syndicated articles also have an equal chance of earning value in the eyes of Google...

      But let this be clear, in order for any copy or your Unique or Syndicated Articles to be given real value by Google (trust), each copy of the article must have a permanent link from a third-party resource that Google trusts...

      Unique or Syndicated, you should make sure that there is at least one link on an trusted web page pointing to your article wherever it may reside...

      And if you want multiple copies of your article to deliver a valuable link to your website, then you will want multiple copies of your article to have their own link popularity for the sake of Google...

      As you can see, it is difficult to explain, and even more difficult to achieve... But with good-quality syndicated content, I have found that it is much easier to achieve, because I don't have to do all of the link building myself...

      .

      LOL... P.S. Did you realize that the purpose of an article directory is to "Syndicate Your Articles"?
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    I myself I submit one article into two or three article directory sites and I never got a problem in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Even
    You can submit the same article, but you have to submit it to Ezine before anywhere else as they won't publish it if it's already been published somewhere else.

    Submit to Ezine first... After it's been approved, then feel free to use it in other places.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by Ryan Even View Post

      You can submit the same article, but you have to submit it to Ezine before anywhere else as they won't publish it if it's already been published somewhere else.

      Submit to Ezine first... After it's been approved, then feel free to use it in other places.
      I believe they will publish an article even if it is published elsewhere as long as it is your article. I had one time when someone copied my article word for word on another article directory, then Ezines wouldn't publish mine because they said it belonged to someone else on a different directory. When I showed them my original copy on the other directory and explained that this person had copied mine, then they published it. So it didn't matter that I had published it somewhere else, as long as it is in my name.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigK
    If you make a quality spin the do it, it can't hurt. Otherwise don't bother.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    Some people swear you must put a different copy in every directory...

    I subscribe to a different viewpoint.

    I syndicate all of my articles, which in essence means that I write the best article I can write, and then put it everywhere, without changing the article.

    My feeling is that if you do a great job writing an article, why would you want to ruin it with spun versions of the article? LOL



    p.s. Some people may jump in and ridicule me for this, but I make good money syndicating articles to promote my stuff.
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    Those who spin article do so because they claim there is a penalty.

    I personally believe that the duplicate content penalty is a myth, and the best argument for the myth is news. News sites don't appear to be penalized by Google, and all of them use pretty much the exact same articles, without editing.

    As far as I am concerned, even if the penalty were real, I would still syndicate, because when I take the time to do the article right, it will generate traffic to my website that is very likely to convert sales.

    On this one I have to agree with Bill. A lot of directories want unique content but I'd say 90% or more could really give a damn.

    Quality will always be where you want to be.

    In regards to Syndication, you can use WP Syndicator to publish your articles to different web 2.0 properties. It's a wordpress plugin so you have to post to your blog but it will syndicate the articles on quite a few sites as well as as put a signature at the bottom of each article that you can get a backlink from.

    Good way to syndicate although sort of different than the context of syndication here. Both work.

    I've heard good things about Isnare.com so you can publish to EZA and then put it on Isnare.com to get it to a ton more directories.

    Cheers,

    Brad
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  • Profile picture of the author pearlydean
    Great topic as no one really knows the correct answer...at least I haven't seen a definitive answer searching online.

    My process is to write a good article with my keywords woven in so the context makes sense. I then submit this to the top ten article networks (ezine first) and once ezine have accepted it I use Article Marketing Robot to spin the article. However, I take time choosing synonyms so that every spun version makes sense. I then submit this to all the other networks and get lots of hits within a few hours.

    I do this for a few offline clients and they are very pleased with the results.

    I did try sending an article to all the networks at once wihtout spinning it just to see what happened and it didn't get published with most of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
    I think it's not bad to post one article in different directories, but if you post it in many directories or everywhere, maybe it's not a good idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      One of these days, I'm going to write a book..."The 2,836,947 Myths Of
      Article Marketing" and sell it for $97.77 plus tax.

      Bill, thanks for bringing some sanity to this conversation.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianDowns
    Realizing that duplicate content can be bad, and that computer spun articles can be very difficult to read, I've resorted to the Unique Article Wizard. It is a fantastic submitter service that submits unique versions of the same article (human written) to hundreds of directories. Just google "Unique Article Wizard" I was able to create thousands of backlinks with 0 duplicate content with about 11 or 12 articles. And my traffic soared because of it!
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  • Profile picture of the author dbishop
    I've been submitting my articles to several directories for many years and have never been penalized for duplicate content. Bill is right on target with his observations on this. And I've been reading his content for years as well, so I think he must know what he's talking about.
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  • Profile picture of the author fazlerocks
    Hi,

    The same question has been asked many times in this forum..

    People usually get confused whether they should submit the same articles in different directories or not. And the answer to it is "YES". One can submit the same article to many directories and it ll not hamper anything..

    Thanks & Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    I agree on this as well. But in my case, I just use duplicate content but I make sure I also create rewrites or spun articles for variety. Some good points may be raised in the process that will make a content more interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
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    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author penguin
    Well...to me, it much depends on your article submission purpose.

    If you are going to build backlink from popular article directories directly, it is actually quite hard, because google is not that stupid after all.

    However, it is possible that someone who used autoblog plugins might use ur articles and give you a backlink.

    So, in this case, there is no need to rewrite your article.

    But if you are going to submit to some premium article directories, which has high successful rate to give you backlink directly from the article. Then, you do need to rewrite it for different premium article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author coluden
    It's nice to be unique, but it takes a lot of work just to please Google. Are you up to the task? Plus, Bill mention that if you have a great article, why ruin it with spun versions, especially if you get a software or someone else to do this for you? After EZA, and Buzzle, most directories (worth using) will accept something you've published elsewhere.

    On the matter of "do you have the time", when you start publishing a few dozen per day, you may not have the time to make them all unique. Sure there are advantages to making each one unique, but the price you'll pay in time and effort is high.
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