Article Marketing, is it better to write new articles or use the same one.

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Hey, I was wondering, I was told by that lemonarian link wheel report that duplicate content in link wheels was fine, but is it better to write an article for each article site, or does it not matter if I use duplicate content?
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Original content is always best. Why not invest in a decent spinner (or spin by hand)?
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    • Profile picture of the author dat9er
      Mmm... original content is a far better way to go.

      duplicate content < spun content < rewritten content < real original content, would be my thoughts on the matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
    You do not need to write unique content for most directories, and using an auto spinner will usually produce unreadable garbage. However, writing manually with spin syntax to create unique articles can work wonderfully, it just takes time.

    Personally, I only write one article per keyword and submit it every where.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Spin syntax can be a Godsend if used correctly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      When you are talking about article marketing - there is no such animal as "duplicate content".

      You are talking about "syndication", not duplication.

      I'm not going to fully explain it becuase a search for the term on this forum will provide enough explanation for a week's worth of reading:p

      However, it has nothing to do with the "interpretation" of the word "duplicate" and people who answer based on that...are wrong.

      I write an article - put in on one of my sites - as soon as it indexes I submit it to several directories.

      When do I rewrite an article? Only when I need three versions of one articles for submission to Unique Article Wizard. If I'm also making a hub page, I'll write a condensed version of the article as a hubpost as hubpages wants unique content.

      Are you confused yet Really - all you need to know is that the old saw "duplicate content" does not apply if what you are doing is writing and submitting articles. It's a non-issue.

      kay
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  • Profile picture of the author Theory5
    Ah ok, I just thought it might be annoying for readers if they click one of the links at the bottom and it takes them to the exact same article in a different directory. :-P
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  • Profile picture of the author Kan
    Write manually. It might be tough at first, but eventually you'll get it and be able to rewrite articles in 5-10 minutes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Ah ok, I just thought it might be annoying for readers if they click one of the links at the bottom and it takes them to the exact same article in a different directory
      Don't do that. If I write a new article on, say, foreclosures - the bio box links don't go to that same article on my site. One may go to my home page and another to a related article on the site or I may have two links going to two related site pages.

      You are right that readers don't want to click through and find the same text - so you link to a page with different text...or an opt in page...or a product review....or....

      kay
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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    It is definitely better to use original content.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankitsharma
    You Should go with original and fresh content, As you will not be able to drive traffic towards your website and some of article site may freeze your account.

    So if you are looking for good traffic and better ranking you must not use duplicate content.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    Kay is right on the money. When it comes to articles (and backlinks) there is no such monster as duplicate content. Why? Because you're not attempting to get the articles ranked on the serps. Instead you're using them as backlinks to get another site ranked (that doesn't have duplicate content) on the serps. Which means it comes down to getting the article on as many different ip addresses as possible.

    Think I'm missing the mark with this advice?

    I have gathered over 400 page one rankings in 2010 using "duplicate articles" that I already had submitted (and indexed) on my main sites.

    So go ahead and reject the messenger if you want. But reject the message at your own risk.
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    • Profile picture of the author macholasse
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      Kay is right on the money. When it comes to articles (and backlinks) there is no such monster as duplicate content. Why? Because you're not attempting to get the articles ranked on the serps. Instead you're using them as backlinks to get another site ranked (that doesn't have duplicate content) on the serps. Which means it comes down to getting the article on as many different ip addresses as possible.

      Think I'm missing the mark with this advice?

      I have gathered over 400 page one rankings in 2010 using "duplicate articles" that I already had submitted (and indexed) on my main sites.

      So go ahead and reject the messenger if you want. But reject the message at your own risk.
      Hi,
      Thanks for backing up your opinion with some personal results. I will follow your advice and just duplicate my original Ezine article and see what happens.
      Best!
      Lars
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    The OP is talking about a link wheel remember. I don't do those, but as I understand them they are done for SEO not for readers so in that sense it doesn't matter if they click and end up reading the same article. But I do wonder if Google's algo will like that...
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  • Hi Theory5! By definition, "plagiarism" is the infringement or breach of any copyright, intellectual property right, trademark, patent or any right of the content owner without the owner's consent. "Duplicate content" is plagiarized material if it is copied from another source without the owner's consent. "Duplicate Internet content" in the eyes of most search engine algorithms is the same exact content found in one domain, while "content syndication" is a perfectly legal and ethical content marketing process where a content owner publishes his or her content on multiple content places, online and offline, to gain more exposure and establish the content owner's reputation as a friendly expert source of updated relevant info/advice/content.

    Authors of most article directories provide their syndication consent each time they post their articles on those article directories so others can use their content on their own sites, without changing anything, including resource/bio box content and links. In my opinion, as a software programmer myself, it would be technically difficult to write a mathematical set of instructions to automate the process of differentiating "plagiarized" material and "syndicated" content with at least a decent expectation of accuracy, especially if the "exact same content found multiple times under a single domain = duplicate content" requirement weren't factored in and a "duplicate content penalty" were implemented in terms of search engine rankings following a mathematical set of instructions in automating the process of weighing crawlability, indexability and servability of a site or page, since your competitors could just copy content anywhere, point the resource box links to your sites and pages then publish it under a different author name to negatively affect your search engine rankings.

    You can use the exact same article in most if not all article directories, including EZA, GA, AB, AD, etc., provided you use an account with the same author name to let those article directories know the original author is syndicating his or her content. Yes, I think those article directories will know even with just the same resource box content and links since those would be pointing to the same pages as other copies of the same article published elsewhere, though having an account with the same author name would be easier for them to confirm syndication. Buzzle is a notable one which does not accept the same exact content already published elsewhere even if it were from the original author, along with a few others I can't remember at the moment.

    Why would you point your resource box links to the same article published elsewhere or on your sites since, other than obvious reasons pertaining to beneficial readership value, a publication requirement of most article directories is for the resource box links of submitted articles to point to other pages offering supplemental/additional info/advice/content providing benefits not found on the article itself?
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    I always like pumping out original content, but at the same time it is important to maximize each and every article that you write.

    As several people have already discussed, there is nothing wrong with submitting the same article to multiple directories. In fact, (as Kay says earlier) this is not duplication at all; its syndication. One of the chief reasons (other than backlinks and the article itself possibly ranking) is so that article will get picked up and syndicated across the web.

    The general rule is to maximize each and every piece of content you write. As internet marketers we have enough going on, so writing all the time is just a waste! Syndicate your content properly and you will be golden.

    And focus on quality of quantity.
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  • Profile picture of the author dake
    I think you should write one original article and then make 5 to 10 manually spinned versions of it and submit them to the directories using an autosubmitter. If you want to submit to more directories, make more versions. You can always hire someone to manually spin the articles for you. People earn a lot by making 10 to 20 spinned versions of an original content and submitting them to the article directories. Cause now many of the article directories work on a revenue sharing basis. Hope it works for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestitrix
    If you're going to use article spinning program make sure that your spun articles are readable and it make sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
    The key to great spins is the title for sure. The more complex you can make it the better off you'll be. But that's a topic for another discussion.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Kay is absolutely right, duplicate content is a myth that needs to be dispelled. As long as you're not posting an article on the same directory/website multiple times, you don't need to worry about distributing this same article as widely as possible to as many different sites/article directories that you can think of.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Theory5 View Post

    I was told by that lemonarian link wheel report that duplicate content in link wheels was fine, but is it better to write an article for each article site, or does it not matter if I use duplicate content?
    Many of the comments above are completely wrong. (Kay is 100% right).

    I have also read the Lemonarian link-wheel report about which you're asking.

    What you need to appreciate is that the sites discussed in the part you're asking about are sites designed for search engines to see, not humans. This is a "backlinking only" activity. (I'm not suggesting that all linkwheels are necessarily for "backlinking only", though many are - but what you're asking about is).

    The backlink you get from syndicated content is identical in all respects to the backlink you get from unique content. This is simply factual.

    To the extent that this is a "backlinking only" exercise, you can gain nothing by using unique rather than syndicated content.

    The site whose SEO you're creating the linkwheel to boost will get exactly the same benefit whether the linkwheel sites contain syndicated or unique content. If they contain syndicated content only, they'll be indexed in Google's supplemental index rather than in its main index. The value to your main site of their backlinks will not be affected by this. They're not sites you need people to be able to find: they're sites you need search engines to be able to find.

    In this context, take no notice of the people above telling you that "original content is always better": no offense intended to anyone, they have missed the point of what you're asking about, here.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Theory5 View Post

      Ah ok, I just thought it might be annoying for readers if they click one of the links at the bottom and it takes them to the exact same article in a different directory. :-P
      Adding to Alexa's answer, and Kay's (both spot on)...

      While it's possible to build a link wheel with a single article, I believe it's better to use multiple related articles. Not necessarily spun articles, but different.

      [Side note: People, there is no such word as "spinned" ]

      I try to use the same number of articles as the number of spokes in the wheel.

      Say you plan to use sites A-F for your wheel. I'd have six articles, and link them f-a, like this

      Aa > Bf
      Bb > Ce
      Cc > Dd
      Dd > Ec
      Ee > Fb
      Ff > Aa

      Of course, each article on each site would also link to the target site or page, and the navigation on the site would link to the other articles on that site...

      This way, if an actual reader stumbles into one of the wheel sites, they have the beginnings of a "real" site with multiple articles, and none of them link to a copy of the same article.

      If the economics merit the effort, you could also use this to build wheels to your wheels, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
    Always go for the original content.... it can be mundane at times but its hell a lot of fun writing, in the long run and it definitely pays off.

    If you cannot produce unique content then try re-writing your previously written articles...

    And if, you don't want to spend a second on writing then hire the services of some good article writer and let your worries vanish in the thin air..... =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    I'd recommend using "the best spinner", rather than rewriting it, and you can spin it an submit it to different articles; it's worked for me, so far.....
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  • Profile picture of the author johnyeo90
    Yes..article for the internet marketers are almost all spinned using article rewriter..
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  • Profile picture of the author myrnasy
    It's best to have the original articles. You will not only create a large audience but you're improving the skill you have, as well. Article rewriter - this is a tool used by those who are trying to write only. Real writers write original articles as they enjoy making the stuff.
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