(Tip) Submitting to Article Directories after your blog?

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This is a tip for those who want to syndicate their article after it has been indexed on Google.

The reason to do this is that Google will see your blog as the first author and the other sites as syndication, and my theory is that Google will therefore give your site post more preference in the SERPs than the other copies on EZA, ArticlesBase etc., which is what you want.

Run this query in Google to see what has been indexed, then you can syndicate whatever is new in this view to your favourite directories.

site:yoursite.com/blog -site:www.yoursite.com/blog/tag -site:www.yoursite.com/blog/about/

Tip 2: - update your Google search options to show 100 results instead of 10 to reduce the number of times you need to click "Next" as your blog fills up.
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  • Profile picture of the author virtualc08
    This is an extremely nice tip Theemperor I never thought about it that way . But if you post an article on your blog and then submit it to Ezine wont it reject it for being duplicate content?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by virtualc08 View Post

      But if you post an article on your blog and then submit it to Ezine wont it reject it for being duplicate content?
      Not at all: EZA specifically invites and requests articles which authors have previously published on their own sites/blogs. And for the record it isn't actually "duplicate content" anyway, even if it's identical - contrary to what one would think, that isn't what "duplicate content" means (to search engines): it's "syndicated content".

      EZA has never required "original" or "unique" content.

      All explained in this thread. And a very good tip from TheEmperor.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by virtualc08 View Post

      This is an extremely nice tip Theemperor I never thought about it that way . But if you post an article on your blog and then submit it to Ezine wont it reject it for being duplicate content?
      No it is not duplicate content as has been explained here by Alexa and Kierkegaard so well.

      The thread Alexa has pointed you to will explain all. What you are doing is sadly helping this myth to survive and no doubt lead to many people failing to make a dime in article marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    I can't understand how this 'duplicate content' thing with ezine won't die.

    If you have an article on your blog/website and you submit it to ezine they will not reject it as duplicate content. If you don't believe this, ask them.

    If someone takes your article from your blog and without your knowledge puts in on their blog without crediting you as the author - if you then submit this article to ezine they will not approve it. However, if you contact the person who stole your article and get them to either delete it or credit you as the author - ezine will accept the article. I have been in this situation so I know that ezine will not only accept an article that has been on my blog first but on someone else's blog second.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      I can't understand how this 'duplicate content' thing with ezine won't die.
      And if a Danish philosopher can't understand it, what chance does the average internet marketer have?!

      Regarding EZA, it's just an urban myth that they don't accept articles already published elsewhere. It's never been true, but people think it is, because they imagine they understand the "reason" for it, which of course relates to this whole "duplicate content penalty" myth.

      Partly it's the fact that, to the uninitiated, it sounds like having copies of exactly the same text on two different websites would be "duplicate content", because people just don't understand what the words "duplicate content" actually mean (i.e. to search engines).

      And then of course there's a whole industry which has a vested financial interest in selling and promoting "spinning software", and they need people to believe that their products/services are needed to resolve a specific problem or difficulty. But that's internet marketing for you: many people make a living by selling solutions to "problems" that don't really exist.

      And then there are all the people who've more or less been "brought up to believe in a 'duplicate content' 'penalty' ": they may have no financial incentive in it all being real, but they still have a sometimes huge emotional investment in "not being wrong about it". (And those are actually the trickiest people with whom to have to discuss it - because their motivation is concealed - sometimes even from themselves!).

      And in forum discussions, there are always people who don't read the thread at all, but just look at the title and/or maybe the first post and then add their grossly overvalued two cents-worth on the end, producing some nonsense like "I'd advise you to spin it a bit to avoid the duplicate content penalty".

      Difficult one. It's not going away any time soon! :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by jjoshua View Post

        This tip sounds really useful...but I'm just a bit curious to know, if ez doesnt penalize you when you use your own blog content on an article submission, will google penalize duplicated content?
        If google doesnt penalize duplicated content, then what will the role of article spinners be?
        Unless wielded with a degree of diligence and skill, article spinners will continue to fulfill their traditional role: choking article directories and endless spam blogs with unintelligible gibberish interspersed with a few keywords.

        The role of the spinner sellers will also continue to be the same: to separate the marks from their money.
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  • Profile picture of the author jjoshua
    This tip sounds really useful...but I'm just a bit curious to know, if ez doesnt penalize you when you use your own blog content on an article submission, will google penalize duplicated content?
    If google doesnt penalize duplicated content, then what will the role of article spinners be?
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by jjoshua View Post

      This tip sounds really useful...but I'm just a bit curious to know, if ez doesnt penalize you when you use your own blog content on an article submission, will google penalize duplicated content?
      If google doesnt penalize duplicated content, then what will the role of article spinners be?
      Please just read the thread Alexa pointed out. You will understand why you are wrong then. Sorry to sound rude but this comes up about 20 times a day and really is getting tedious.

      If Google penalised this as though it was duplicate content, which its not, its syndicated, then why would EZA have a high PR. Better still how would any article directory be in business??
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  • Profile picture of the author scortillion
    That's a great point, didn't think of it like that... thanks for the tip
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  • Profile picture of the author aldovacano
    thx for the tip men!
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by aldovacano View Post

      thx for the tip men!
      :confused: Erm, I'd strongly urge you to have a look at the avatar of Alexa.

      She's a she and if she was a man she'd be quite possibly the most effeminate one I've seen or will see, ever.

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      • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        She's a she and if she was a man she'd be quite possibly the most effeminate one I've seen or will see, ever.

        You obviously haven't visited some of the bars I have, then ... I've almost been "caught out" a couple of times. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

          You obviously haven't visited some of the bars I have, then ... I've almost been "caught out" a couple of times. :rolleyes:
          Dude, you're going to the wrong bars...

          ...in very much the wrong part of town.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

          I've almost been "caught out" a couple of times. :rolleyes:
          They'd have to be strange bars indeed, for people to take you for a girl with that beard. I'm just saying ...
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            They'd have to be strange bars indeed, for people to take you for a girl with that beard. I'm just saying ...
            Hahahaaaa! Excellent!

            I knew I'd seen him before...

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            • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
              Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

              Hahahaaaa! Excellent!

              I knew I'd seen him before...

              Hoooollllyyy hell!

              My hair wasn't far off that about 4 years ago, though.

              Thanks Richard - I won't eat for a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I do it every time.

    Re-purpose your content guys. Leverage your presence and save your time.

    Helpful insight here, especially the piece about waiting for the blog post to be indexed. Thanks for sharing

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  • Profile picture of the author collegeguru
    Thanks for the information. So one can submit their own original content previously posted on their blog to ezinearticles. What about submitting content that we've already posted to another article directory?
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    • Profile picture of the author MagicWhisper
      Originally Posted by collegeguru View Post

      Thanks for the information. So one can submit their own original content previously posted on their blog to ezinearticles. What about submitting content that we've already posted to another article directory?

      I would like to know the answer to this one as well, please.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by MagicWhisper View Post

        I would like to know the answer to this one as well, please.
        It's not a problem at all, as long as the name under which it was previously published is the same as the name (or pen-name) under which you submit it to EZA, so that they don't imagine you might have stolen it.

        (If not, they may still publish it, but only after you satisfy them that you are in fact the rights-owner of the material, and doing so will cause a delay and it may even not be too easy to do.)
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        • Profile picture of the author MagicWhisper
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          It's not a problem at all, as long as the name under which it was previously published is the same as the name (or pen-name) under which you submit it to EZA, so that they don't imagine you might have stolen it.

          (If not, they may still publish it, but only after you satisfy them that you are in fact the rights-owner of the material, and doing so will cause a delay and it may even not be too easy to do.)
          Thank you Alexa and everyone else who has helped.

          -Tara
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        • Profile picture of the author collegeguru
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          It's not a problem at all, as long as the name under which it was previously published is the same as the name (or pen-name) under which you submit it to EZA, so that they don't imagine you might have stolen it.

          (If not, they may still publish it, but only after you satisfy them that you are in fact the rights-owner of the material, and doing so will cause a delay and it may even not be too easy to do.)
          Wow this thread has totally burst one of my misconception bubbles about article marketing. I thought I'd have to rewrite articles for each directory I submit them to.

          Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ELK
    Me too. Right now I'm digging through some of my old articles, blog posts, etc, seeing if I can either submit the whole thing or do a "salvage for parts" concept (steal an intro, take some bullet points but rewrite them).

    Wow - eye opener on how to better spend my time! Very grateful to have read this.
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