My jaw just dropped while reading through some information on this forum about submitting the same article more than once in different places/different directories online. Really! For two years I've been busting my butt making sure I do not EVER post the same article twice ANYWHERE. Please excuse my ignorance here, but this is like a breath of fresh air to me RIGHT NOW although to some of you it may be old news. I have noticed some significant differences in knowledge and how information is exchanged between fellow marketers in this forum when compared to other forums like the SEO Elite/Keyword Elite (great products) forums. I have been "programmed" over the past couple years in "other" forums to believe that this duplicate content rule is something I, as an internet marketer, REALLY need to watch. With that being said, naturally I have a few thoughts and questions I'd now like to vent and express as I feel a sense of new hope blossoming from the pit of my stomach as I type this...
So, granted this "duplicate content rule" is indeed a MYTH, you're all saying I could in theory (heck, and in practice) write ONE SINGLE article, post it to 100 DIFFERENT article directories without modifying A TINCH of the ENTIRE article, and as long as:
a.) that single article is NOT found as being a duplicate on any of the 100 article directories I submitted to
b.) the page's domain the article points to in the resource box of the article also does not contain the duplicate article
...THEN it's "A-OK" and will count as a wonderful and powerful backlink (granted it's theme-relevant) and will NOT be "penalized" by Google & others? Is this correct?
Also, about "spreading your submissions out over time" such as submitting a few articles per day: this makes complete sense because it looks "natural" to the SEs...but even if I submitted the same article to 50 directories all in one day, directory owners don't all approve their articles on the same day...so wouldn't the article 'approval' dates/times during this 'approval' process of the article on those 50 different directories still be 'staggered' in that they won't all approve the article at the same time on the same day (more than likely anyway) resulting in what appears to then still be a "nice, natural spread out submission" anyway?
Now, if this dupe content truly is a myth then what's up with the "big dogs" like Brad Callen & Co. talking about it like the plague? And then what's with all these "article spinner" softwares out there? This "MYTH-BUST" you're all bringing up here today is then basically saying they're all useless and crap pieces of software then, right (for purposes of "getting around" the supposed "dupe rule")? If my points and lines of questioning here are valid in this paragraph as well, then is this 'more than likely' than just a ploy for 'article spinner software creators/marketers' to make money off naive/newbie/misinformed internet marketers? If so, would it then be fair to say they've had us (the ones that believed in the myth) working WAY harder than necessary all this time when it comes to article writing & submission?
Any type of contribution to this specific topic will be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I'm also doing a test myself currently with a keyword search phrase using only a single article completely unchanged with each submission on hundreds of directories across the web.