Article submission: Should I rewrite my site's articles before submitting to article directories?

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Does it make any difference using the same article to be submitted to article directories like EzineArticles.com or should we re-write a article before submitting it to article directories?

I usually rewrite the articles before submission because I don't want people re-print the same article on my website. But it takes time and effort to rewrite the article so I am thinking if I should simply go straight submitting the same article to the directories instead.

Any comment?

Damen
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    Send it to Ezine first, then just shoot it to everyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Always keep your site's articles unique. So yes rewriting or submitting different articles to directories is the best way to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Hi Damen,
    It is not a demand that you re-write but it is suggested by many. Change the title, summary and such.. You do not need to do a massive re-write but changing it some is a good thing..

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author macknox
      I try to keep articles for Ezinearticles unique and slightly re-jig it my own sites. 5 minutes job.

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  • Profile picture of the author dmarze
    Absolutely, you have to rewrite them. Ezinearticles will check your articles and if they are not original they will not approve them. Unique articles are way to go if you want to be successful with article marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author damenchoy
      Originally Posted by dmarze View Post

      Absolutely, you have to rewrite them. Ezinearticles will check your articles and if they are not original they will not approve them. Unique articles are way to go if you want to be successful with article marketing.
      Are you sure? I did submit the same article (but that was two years ago) from my websites to ezinearticles.com and they approved it without problem.

      And as far as I can recall from their editorial terms and conditions, they do not have the terms restricting you to post the same article from your websites.

      Have you got your articles rejected because of what you have said?

      Damen
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      • Profile picture of the author kishorem
        Originally Posted by damenchoy View Post

        Are you sure? I did submit the same article (but that was two years ago) from my websites to ezinearticles.com and they approved it without problem.

        And as far as I can recall from their editorial terms and conditions, they do not have the terms restricting you to post the same article from your websites.

        Have you got your articles rejected because of what you have said?

        Damen

        I don't have this problem as well. My articles get approved by ezinearticles after submitted to other article directories
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by dmarze View Post

      Absolutely, you have to rewrite them. Ezinearticles will check your articles and if they are not original they will not approve them. Unique articles are way to go if you want to be successful with article marketing.
      This is a false statement, I submit my article to my site first and then to EZA without chnaging a thing and it is approved with no issues.

      No everything does not have to be unique, you should write your own articles or hire someone but they do not have to be unique for each site you submit them to. This is a myth and nothing more. I suggest you change it but it is not required that you do.

      James
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    • Profile picture of the author damenchoy
      Thanks anapest. It is a very useful link.

      After reviewing the discussion from your link in particular to the topic

      "Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Demystifying the "duplicate content penalty" that appears in your link above,

      I have the conclusion that submitting the same article to the article directory runs the risk of

      Making the search engine consolidating the results of duplicating contents and that could cause your original site buried behind the search results unless you site has some sort of other unique contents on the same page of your article that make it looks different from other sites.

      But this is not a kind of penalty as discussed in the Google Webmaster Central. Search Engines are just trying to do the job of not repeating the same content to the search users.

      Am I correct to have this conclusion?

      Damen
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      • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
        Originally Posted by damenchoy View Post

        Thanks anapest. It is a very useful link.

        After reviewing the discussion from your link in particular to the topic

        "Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Demystifying the "duplicate content penalty" that appears in your link above,

        I have the conclusion that submitting the same article to the article directory runs the risk of

        Making the search engine consolidating the results of duplicating contents and that could cause your original site buried behind the search results unless you site has some sort of other unique contents on the same page of your article that make it looks different from other sites.

        But this is not a kind of penalty as discussed in the Google Webmaster Central. Search Engines are just trying to do the job of not repeating the same content to the search users.

        Am I correct to have this conclusion?

        Damen

        You got it.
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  • Profile picture of the author babarapho
    Submit first to ezinearticles, then after approval tweek it a little-the tittle, first and last paragraphs and submit to other directories. 3-5 minutes to tweek an article.
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    • Profile picture of the author damenchoy
      Originally Posted by babarapho View Post

      Submit first to ezinearticles, then after approval tweek it a little-the tittle, first and last paragraphs and submit to other directories. 3-5 minutes to tweek an article.
      Okay. Thanks. I agree to this tactic. But do you use the same one on your website when you submit the article to ezinarticles at first place?

      Damen
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        • Profile picture of the author damenchoy
          Originally Posted by anapest View Post

          You're over-analyzing.

          P.S. You DID refer to warrior........com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/40559-shocking-just-ploy-not.html, right?

          Perhaps referring to warrio.........com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/40960-3-weeks-old-blog-70-daily-ranks-1st-11-million-google-search-results.html would help you as well (as far as submitting same articles to different directories).
          Thanks again for referring another good piece of discussion. I even have left a question there for Ivancho.

          Yes, I think he is submitting the same article to different directories (it seems interesting that people kept on repeating the same question to him) but those articles submitted are DIFFERENT from the stuff on his blog. I am very interested in his writing technique of creating Clickbank product related promotion articles to be submitted to the directories and that is the reason I have left a message there.

          It is a pity that he is reluctant to show his blog and his articles. It will be a great help if he does so.

          Damen
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          • Profile picture of the author CorporatePuppet
            I've never seen any issues with "duplicate content" by having articles on other sites. The duplicate content issue is grossly misunderstood and blown out of proportion.
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  • Profile picture of the author drgreg
    Hi

    Article submissions are my main line of work for most clients and I would just like to add my feedback based on experience. I have written about Article Directories and Dispelling the Myth on other webmaster forums so I will not get into too much of detail here.

    But here are a few points that are worth mentioning.

    Yes, your submission to a directory should be a unique article. Once that article is indexed by Google, you will receive PR juice for that backlink on that article directory.

    You can then resubmit that same article to other directories. This is called cross posting or cross submission. You will NOT get PR juice for the cross posted article.

    Many will tell you that the backlink is now credited to their website and yes, it may show up when they are verifying their domain links. But a cross post will not give you PR.

    Here is what I do for clients and I would reccommend you do the same. I have seen it work time and time again.

    Write 20 unique articles on a topic. Post each unique article to a different directory. Wait for a few days for Google to index it. The start cross posting. Ultimately from your 20 unique articles, you will get 400 article submissions (cross posting + unique).

    Remember that the first 20 unique posts will bring you the PR juice. The 380 cross posted submissions will not bring your PR but it is handy for traffic and awareness of your website or product.

    Editing your author resource or bio box at the bottom can be useful BUT unless the number of words in you author resource/bio box exceeds about 30% of the total word count of that article, it will not be sufficient to make Google 'clock' the article as unique.

    I hope this information proves useful.
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    • Profile picture of the author ricsale
      Originally Posted by drgreg View Post

      Hi

      Write 20 unique articles on a topic. Post each unique article to a different directory. Wait for a few days for Google to index it. The start cross posting. Ultimately from your 20 unique articles, you will get 400 article submissions (cross posting + unique).

      Remember that the first 20 unique posts will bring you the PR juice. The 380 cross posted submissions will not bring your PR but it is handy for traffic and awareness of your website or product.
      I totally agree with this strategy for getting the best out of articles for the long term.

      I also use Google Alerts with the unique title names so that I can see how they are propagating.

      Rich
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    • Profile picture of the author FrediDoo
      Originally Posted by drgreg View Post

      Hi

      Article submissions are my main line of work for most clients and I would just like to add my feedback based on experience. I have written about Article Directories and Dispelling the Myth on other webmaster forums so I will not get into too much of detail here.

      But here are a few points that are worth mentioning.

      Yes, your submission to a directory should be a unique article. Once that article is indexed by Google, you will receive PR juice for that backlink on that article directory.

      You can then resubmit that same article to other directories. This is called cross posting or cross submission. You will NOT get PR juice for the cross posted article.

      Many will tell you that the backlink is now credited to their website and yes, it may show up when they are verifying their domain links. But a cross post will not give you PR.

      Here is what I do for clients and I would reccommend you do the same. I have seen it work time and time again.

      Write 20 unique articles on a topic. Post each unique article to a different directory. Wait for a few days for Google to index it. The start cross posting. Ultimately from your 20 unique articles, you will get 400 article submissions (cross posting + unique).

      Remember that the first 20 unique posts will bring you the PR juice. The 380 cross posted submissions will not bring your PR but it is handy for traffic and awareness of your website or product.

      Editing your author resource or bio box at the bottom can be useful BUT unless the number of words in you author resource/bio box exceeds about 30% of the total word count of that article, it will not be sufficient to make Google 'clock' the article as unique.

      I hope this information proves useful.
      What makes you believe this? Astounded at the "no PR juice" bit. Where are you sourcing your information from?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
      Originally Posted by drgreg View Post

      You can then resubmit that same article to other directories. This is called cross posting or cross submission. You will NOT get PR juice for the cross posted article.
      This is definitely NOT true.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by drgreg
        You can then resubmit that same article to other directories. This is called cross posting or cross submission. You will NOT get PR juice for the cross posted article.
        Originally Posted by Ben Roy View Post

        This is definitely NOT true.
        Hi Ben,
        I was wondering when someone would correct that ..lol If that was the truth then everything we do with article marketing would be useless..

        James
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        • Profile picture of the author angie thom
          hello,

          shippinginternational(DOT)com
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          msmart(DOT)com

          Can anyone read my one article and let me know, do i need to rewrite articles??

          Thanks,
          Angie Thom
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  • Profile picture of the author emigre
    I think it depends on your luck...you get a stickler for details checking your article and you're done. I had my article rejected because some sentences were similar.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElectricEye
    The discussion is going well.....its great to hear from the top notch webmasters......technical part has been cleared, but I just want to tell about the purposes.

    When you submit the articles in your own site......they have a different purpose and tone.......suppose you are selling a weight loss product, your site's contents must have a sales tone.

    But when you are submitting articles to the directories........the tone should be different......not the sales tone actually.......so the articles should be different.

    So it is always better to rewrite you site's content..........than using them again.

    Hope I am cleared.
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    • Profile picture of the author damenchoy
      Originally Posted by ElectricEye View Post

      The discussion is going well.....its great to hear from the top notch webmasters......technical part has been cleared, but I just want to tell about the purposes.

      When you submit the articles in your own site......they have a different purpose and tone.......suppose you are selling a weight loss product, your site's contents must have a sales tone.

      But when you are submitting articles to the directories........the tone should be different......not the sales tone actually.......so the articles should be different.

      So it is always better to rewrite you site's content..........than using them again.

      Hope I am cleared.
      Thanks a good point for rewriting. Thanks

      Damen
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Betinis
    I've been holding 4 spots on the first page of Google for quite some time now for a certain keyterm.

    All 4 spots are the exact same article - just hosted on different IPs (Different directories). Moreover, they have had "PR Juice" passed along to them as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Party Plan Pat
    Originally Posted by damenchoy View Post

    Does it make any difference using the same article to be submitted to article directories like EzineArticles.com or should we re-write a article before submitting it to article directories?

    I usually rewrite the articles before submission because I don't want people re-print the same article on my website. But it takes time and effort to rewrite the article so I am thinking if I should simply go straight submitting the same article to the directories instead.

    Any comment?

    Damen
    Stay away from article submission software! Yikes! cause they distort your article, put it their own links! Get real people who can submit your articles. It is a better option for you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr_Julian_S
    It is advisable to keep your website content very unique and original. Never submit the exact article to any article directory. Before submitting you can surely edit the article as you are doing right now.

    But if your concern is in how many directories you can submit your same article. The answer would be, if you wrote the article, it's yours, and you can do anything you'd like with it. You can post it to 100 sites if you want to. The trouble is, all of those sites will be publishing duplicate content, and this is pretty worthless to search engines, so all but 1 of those 100 articles will be filtered out of the search indexes. You won't get any more benefit for the other 99 submissions than you will for the 1, in terms of link popularity.

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  • Profile picture of the author ShazLeghari
    Its a good idear to rewrite, it will prevent people from stealing your ideas of your article, but always submit your article to enzine articles as this is one of the top article site, I always use it, then you can go on submitting to many more article site but try to pick top quality article sites so your article can get more noticed and better ranking in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    i would just change the title and sumary if the rest is of good quality
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzymi
    I think you have to modify the articles because someone else might have submitted something similar to yours as a result your articles might be rejected.
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