Article marketing question...

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I have three sites that the main keywords are stuck on pages 3-5 of Google. I thought about trying to submit a high quality article to several Article directories. I have never done this before so I have a question:

The article that I submit to the directories, do I also put that same article on my site? I have one wordpress and two static html sites.

If the answer is that I do put the article on my site, do I get it indexed before submitting to the directories?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    Pulish it on your site first and wait for it to get indexed. After that you can send it to article directories
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  • Profile picture of the author bnwebm
    I also change up the title for the directories. Seems to get a wider audience.
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    • Profile picture of the author eric w
      yeah, good idea

      Originally Posted by bnwebm View Post

      I also change up the title for the directories. Seems to get a wider audience.
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      • Profile picture of the author mraffiliate
        Thanks for all the information. I am looking into an article directory submission software to make things easier and less time consuming. I hope this route will move me up in the SERP's
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by mraffiliate View Post

          I am looking into an article directory submission software to make things easier and less time consuming. I hope this route will move me up in the SERP's
          Understood. I'm afraid it may not, though, Mr. A. Or at least, not enough really to make it worth doing. A strategic re-think will help you here, I think. Article directory backlinks are, in link-juice terms, very close to being "the lowest of the low". You'll need some tens of thousands of them, typically, to confer the link-juice equivalent to one backlink from a decent, relevant authority-site. Honestly.

          This post may also help you a little?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by mraffiliate View Post

    The article that I submit to the directories, do I also put that same article on my site?
    This thread will help you enormously. In it, a whole succession of professional, successful, experienced article marketers explain all their (shared) reasons for publishing their articles on their own sites first, before submitting them anywhere else.

    Originally Posted by mraffiliate View Post

    If the answer is that I do put the article on my site, do I get it indexed before submitting to the directories?
    Yes - absolutely, definitely, positively, unambiguously <and insert other similar adverbs to taste> ...
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by mraffiliate View Post

      If the answer is that I do put the article on my site, do I get it indexed before submitting to the directories?

      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post



      Yes - absolutely, definitely, positively, unambiguously <and insert other similar adverbs to taste> ...
      .... indubitably, categorically, assuredly, emphatically, manifestly, unequivocally, incontrovertibly, for sure ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        .... indubitably, categorically, assuredly, emphatically, manifestly, unequivocally, incontrovertibly, for sure ...
        You've been eating that spinning software, again ... I've warned you about that before; that stuff can poison you ...
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  • Profile picture of the author dylan09
    publish your site first or use a pin article when you submit to aritcle directory
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Peltonen
      The most important has already been said. Publish it then wait for Google to index it. After which, you won't have to worry so much about your articles being labeled as duplicate content because Google would quickly recognize that it's yours now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Alex Peltonen View Post

        Publish it then wait for Google to index it.
        Agreed - publish it on your own site.

        Originally Posted by Alex Peltonen View Post

        After which, you won't have to worry so much about your articles being labeled as duplicate content
        This really isn't the reason, Alex.

        In whatever order you did it, you wouldn't have to be worried about Google labelling your articles "duplicate content" because they wouldn't be duplicate content. They're "syndicated content". The difference between the two is explained by several people in this thread.

        It's confusing, but in this context the words "duplicate" and "duplicated" don't mean exactly the same thing, and unfortunately the difference between them is a very significant one.

        Anne Pottinger's very useful, recent article, here further clarifies the question addressed in the original post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Craven
    You could also bundle up some of those high quality articles (you are going to produce more than one, right?) into a PDF and submit it to document sharing sites with a link back to your own for more good link juice...
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