Do you use articles from article directories on your sites?

by thedog
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Does anyone regularly use articles on their sites from the likes of ezinearticles?

What are the drawbacks of doing this?
#article #articles #directories #sites
  • Profile picture of the author Danielle Lynn
    Hi there,

    Well, I don't know about others - but if you're asking do I personally use articles from other sites on my site, then the answer is no.

    The drawbacks to posting up ezine articles would be that you're posting someone else's content, with someone else's links and info on it. While the content may be good, they're the authority - not you.

    The benefits are you get instant copy and paste content (just make sure to leave the bio box and links intact, or expect a take-down notice).

    And... that's as far as my limited syndication experience goes.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobBritt
    I think if you are just looking for quality informative content and not to build yourself up as the expert you can get great content through EZA. Being realistic, most people are making money from the ads on their sites and well placed affiliate links anyway.

    If you are looking to populate multiple sites quickly you have a few choices, lifting content from article directories, plr, or custom content. Each has it's own benefits and drawbacks.
    Article directories have the links and take some attention away from "you"
    PLR tends to be over used and somewhat weak - you have to be really careful to read what you buy and buy from reputable sources
    custom content is more expensive, but can be used for lots of purposes and you can sign your own name to it as the author. you bought it. It's yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    I personally do not do this with my own sites. I like to have content that is written specifically for my blog, whether it is original or rewritten PLR. I currently do all the writing for my sites, so I know the quality level that my readers are getting.

    Also, with publishing content from the article directories, most require that you keep the footer links intact, so you are helping to promote someone else's site on your own.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I don't do this, myself.

      I think the only disadvantages are the ones already mentioned by Danielle, Kecia and Rob above.

      I know many people who do this for some of their content (I know most of them because I'm the person some of whose articles they're kindly re-publishing), adding it to material they've written themselves.

      If I happened to find anything irresistible floating in EZA, I certainly wouldn't be averse in principle to syndicating it, but it would really have to be of unusually high quality, and I wouldn't want a lot of syndicated content on any of my own sites, because I need to "be seen as the authority" myself, there, for obvious marketing reasons.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Let's take a look at the drawbacks mentioned, one at a time...

        > You have to keep the footer links intact.

        This is not that big a deal. Part of the process of choosing articles to syndicate is evaluating the resource box. As a publisher, I don't mind giving your site a plug if I find that it's both a good resource and a good fit for my audience.

        If your resource box is a blatant plug for a product, or a cloaked/redirected link, I'll probably pass you by no matter how good the article itself is. I want some comfort level that the link I put on my site will continue to go where it went when I chose the article.

        > You are promoting someone else's site.

        Again, it depends on the actual content of the resource box. If it's too promotional, I won't use the article. As a publisher, I love those weak resource boxes that say things like "Joe Blow has been writing about blah-blah-blah..." I may be providing a link, but neither one of us is doing any promoting of their site.

        If you're promoting another good resource, like a free report or course, and it's a good fit for my audience, I really don't mind giving you a little plug. Of course, I'm not putting your article on my money pages, either.

        And before anyone asks what's too promotional, I can't give you a specific definition. It's like the judge said about porn - "I may not be able to define it, but I know it when I see it."

        > You are not seen as the expert.

        There's more than one way to establish expertise. One way os to write authoritative pieces worthy of syndication. Another is to recognize others' expertise, comment on why it's worth reading/viewing/listening to, and passing it along.

        If I take your article, it will be wrapped in my commentary, demonstrating my own expertise. If a particular reader sees you as a 'higher authority' than me, by acknowledging you as a peer, I move up to your level. If I'm already seen as the 'higher authority' I reinforce that authority by acknowledging that you know your stuff.

        On the whole, adding thoughtfully handpicked syndicated content to your own can enhance your own value to your readers. If I was trying to establish my own authority and expertise, I'd use occasional syndicated articles. If I'm trying to establish the authority of my web site, I'll take all the good content I can find...

        That's what it looks like with my 'publisher hat' on, anyway.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          If I take your article, it will be wrapped in my commentary, demonstrating my own expertise. If a particular reader sees you as a 'higher authority' than me, by acknowledging you as a peer, I move up to your level. If I'm already seen as the 'higher authority' I reinforce that authority by acknowledging that you know your stuff.
          Here, in particular, you make a very interesting point, John - thank you. Perhaps I should be more open to the idea of doing this (i.e. looking around for some suitable content rather than just being "not averse to it in principle").
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I don't use them often, but once in awhile if I see a really good article that fits my niche I put it up - I usually ask the author for a little more info about themselves so I can write an introduction to the author and article. By doing that the audience gets a feel that there is a connection. As long as most material on your site is your own you certainly do not lose your authority in your field. As a matter of fact - if you allow other experts to speak now and again it makes you appear to be more solidly connected with the other experts in your field and it RAISES not lowers your credibility. Ever heard of a scientist, sports figure, lawyer, etc who doesn't rub shoulders with other pros in their field?

    If you are writing most articles on your site yourself, putting one or two up from elsewhere isn't going to hurt if the information is good info that you want your viewers to have.

    Being an expert doesn't mean being the only source of information in your field or on your site. If that is all being an expert means to people, I'd say they need to quit buying the "Be an expert in your niche in 24 hours" types of ebooks.
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    • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I don't use them often, but once in awhile if I see a really good article that fits my niche I put it up - I usually ask the author for a little more info about themselves so I can write an introduction to the author and article. By doing that the audience gets a feel that there is a connection.
      That is a REALLY good idea, Sal (one that I had actually never thought of!) I think it shows your readers that you're always on the lookout for quality information that you can share with them - not just looking for ways to promote yourself. I would imagine that your loyal readers really appreciate it.

      Plus, it's a great way to get to know other people in your niche!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ajay Tiwari
    Most of the authors use article spinning software and create many articles from one article and publish them on many article directories at once... so if you are using articles from article directory then my friend same content is already published many times on different sites for sure and that's not going to help for your website contents. Same thing is with PLR Articles also. PLR articles are been sold many times and it's possible that those articles are already published on others website.

    So using articles from article directory is wasting your time. Instead you can do one thing read articles from article directory and upon those article points create your own articles. This is what i normally do.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by ajaykt View Post

      Most of the authors use article spinning software and create many articles from one article and publish them on many article directories at once... so if you are using articles from article directory then my friend same content is already published many times on different sites for sure and that's not going to help for your website contents. Same thing is with PLR Articles also. PLR articles are been sold many times and it's possible that those articles are already published on others website.

      So using articles from article directory is wasting your time. Instead you can do one thing read articles from article directory and upon those article points create your own articles. This is what i normally do.

      So you are saying that you are an expert in your field but can't recognize the difference between warmed over hash that has already been distributed all over the net and good solid and valuable information that you've beaten most others to the punch on? Um...........so what makes you consider yourself an expert?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ajay Tiwari
    HaySal, i am not calling myself expert but what i said i try to create my own content by reading others articles which have informative contents and on topic, i don't simply copy and paste others articles or use any article spinning software...
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    • No, I don't use articles from article directories. There's no point. You don't want that stuff on a blog, not if you're expecting people to read it.

      All content for my sites is either written or edited by me.

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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by ajaykt View Post

      HaySal, i am not calling myself expert but what i said i try to create my own content by reading others articles which have informative contents and on topic, i don't simply copy and paste others articles or use any article spinning software...
      If you are using others articles to learn about your niche - you never will be an expert. Get out of articles and into a few books or the real world - clubs, the field, organizations, etc. You'll be surprised at all the unique info you will find out and how much your expertise will grow. You'll have plenty of juice for your own articles. But you still want to use articles from others in the niche once in awhile just for the connections. You want connected in your niche -- um....that's the whole reason we're in forums, in fact.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I use them in conjunction with my own content, especially when I want to add some bulk to a newer site.

        These aren't in the IM niche and once you get outside that "spinning mentality" and "general pap" there are some excellent articles on EZA. I have no problem giving a link to another site or proper credit to an author.

        I also often add my own quick commentary and that makes the reprinted article "specially chosen" rather than "filler". I'm not changing someone else's article so if grammar or spelling aren't right, I pass. I look for articles by people who sound like they know the topic they are writing on.

        I've done it this way for years and have my own articles republished on many sites. For each 2 reprinted articles on a site I have 8-10 of my own. Works fine and has for years.

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        • Profile picture of the author thedog
          Thanks for the feedback guys.

          I completely agree that your site carries less weight, when using article directories, or plr.

          I have a load of urls that I'm doing nothing with. I just want to knock them up into some sites, quickly, so it seems like the best option.

          I have my main sites that only have original content, and they're doing quite well.

          I guess the idea is to let the other sites sit, age, and either come back and develop them more, or sell the domain.

          I think it's better than letting them sit in my godaddy account.
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          • Profile picture of the author sappacis13
            Some use those kinda stuff.

            Using articles from article directories like Ezinearticles.

            Just read, understand and rewrite and make sure it goes with the flow.

            Otherwise it's kinda funny to read.
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            • Profile picture of the author HeySal
              Originally Posted by sappacis13 View Post

              Some use those kinda stuff.

              Using articles from article directories like Ezinearticles.

              Just read, understand and rewrite and make sure it goes with the flow.

              Otherwise it's kinda funny to read.
              Rewrite? You aren't supposed to do that. Articles on directories are to be taken only as is with credits given to the author. Anything else is just stealing.
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              • Profile picture of the author sappacis13
                Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

                Rewrite? You aren't supposed to do that. Articles on directories are to be taken only as is with credits given to the author. Anything else is just stealing.

                Yeah I know that!

                So that someone would react. You fall from my trap.

                Marketing tactics create a topic just to entice someone else.

                You too serious!

                Ps I never did that... Lol :confused:
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                • Profile picture of the author HeySal
                  Originally Posted by sappacis13 View Post

                  Yeah I know that!

                  So that someone would react. You fall from my trap.

                  Marketing tactics create a topic just to entice someone else.

                  You too serious!

                  Ps I never did that... Lol :confused:
                  Glad to hear you spell that out -- there are way too many people who actually would believe that is okay to do - or already do it themselves.
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by sappacis13 View Post

              Using articles from article directories like Ezinearticles.

              Just read, understand and rewrite and make sure it goes with the flow.
              This is definitely wrong.

              The purpose of all the articles in EZA is for you to take them and re-publish them (that's what article directories are there for, of course), but rewriting them is certainly not allowed!

              That would be breaching both EZA's terms of service and the author's copyright. :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Ajay Tiwari
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        If you are using others articles to learn about your niche - you never will be an expert. Get out of articles and into a few books or the real world - clubs, the field, organizations, etc. You'll be surprised at all the unique info you will find out and how much your expertise will grow. You'll have plenty of juice for your own articles. But you still want to use articles from others in the niche once in awhile just for the connections. You want connected in your niche -- um....that's the whole reason we're in forums, in fact.
        i already do that.. but it's not possible to create new contents on same topic again and again in such scenario finding articles and creating your own contents upon that is easier and faster method. I absolutely agree with you reading books and taking knowledge from real world is much much better than just reading articles but i don't want to lose any piece of information if i am trying to learn something on niche related topic so i go through every available possibility whether that's article reading, reading books, attending webinars etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan2525
    Originally Posted by thedog View Post

    Does anyone regularly use articles on their sites from the likes of ezinearticles?

    What are the drawbacks of doing this?
    Unique content is King!

    The time it takes you you go in to an article directory
    and find a good article, you could have created/outsourced
    a unique one.

    Google loves fresh content.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Nathan2525 View Post

      The time it takes you you go in to an article directory and find a good article, you could have created/outsourced
      a unique one.
      Lucky for so many professional article marketers here that EZA's users, so many of whom syndicate our articles from there so regularly, seem not quite to look at it that way. Personally, creating a unique one takes me about 30 times as long as it would take me to do that ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dex88
    Perhaps you should consider to write your unique articles for you, if you can't do them yourself. It is not difficult to find a good writer with an affordable price tag
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  • Profile picture of the author hebsgaard
    The great thing about the Warrior Forum is that there are som many people with different opinions on any subject matter. The bad thing about the Warrior Forum is that there are so many people with different opinions on any subject matter.

    I have used Article Marketing for some years now with varying degrees of succes. I find it hard to discern fact from fiction.

    Is duplicate content a bad thing?

    Yes. Google hates it.
    No. Look at all the news sites.

    Is article spinning a good thing?
    Yes. Google loves unique content, even if spun.
    No. There is no duplicate content penalty and spun articles read like .....

    Should you use syndicated content on your website?
    No. It's duplicate content AND you're giving away a link.
    Yes. There is no duplicate content penalty and good syndicated content builds authority for your website.

    I know I'm confused and it would surprise me if I'm the only one!

    My personal opinion, and I admit that I have no scientific facts to back it up, is that duplicate content is not necessarily a problem. Spinning does create unique content (kind of), but the end result just isn't worth it. Syndicated problem is not a problem because A. duplicate content isn't a problem and B. you want links pointing to external sites anyway.

    That's my non-factual view on the matter. Anyone who has the facts to prove me wrong or right are more than welcome to do so.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paperchasing
      Originally Posted by hebsgaard View Post

      The great thing about the Warrior Forum is that there are som many people with different opinions on any subject matter. The bad thing about the Warrior Forum is that there are so many people with different opinions on any subject matter.

      I have used Article Marketing for some years now with varying degrees of succes. I find it hard to discern fact from fiction.

      Is duplicate content a bad thing?

      Yes. Google hates it.
      No. Look at all the news sites.

      Is article spinning a good thing?
      Yes. Google loves unique content, even if spun.
      No. There is no duplicate content penalty and spun articles read like .....

      Should you use syndicated content on your website?
      No. It's duplicate content AND you're giving away a link.
      Yes. There is no duplicate content penalty and good syndicated content builds authority for your website.

      I know I'm confused and it would surprise me if I'm the only one!

      My personal opinion, and I admit that I have no scientific facts to back it up, is that duplicate content is not necessarily a problem. Spinning does create unique content (kind of), but the end result just isn't worth it. Syndicated problem is not a problem because A. duplicate content isn't a problem and B. you want links pointing to external sites anyway.

      That's my non-factual view on the matter. Anyone who has the facts to prove me wrong or right are more than welcome to do so.
      I would also advise you to look at the sources on some of those questions. To me, it's clear which positions are more likely to be legitimate. The people standing behind those positions have the experience and support their stances well. The ones who oppose them typically sound as though they are regurgitating something they heard elsewhere so as to sound like some sort of pseudo-authority.

      That's not to say that there aren't philosophical differences which aren't legit in discussions here. This is just my experience with the examples you just used. For example, "Yes, Google hates it." and "No, look at the news sites" pretty much tells me all I need to know. The former simply states that Google hates it without giving any kind of support, while the latter gives a practical example to debunk that assertion. It's pretty apparent which one to believe, IMO. The third example is the only one that is remotely debatable, IMO, and even that depends on your purposes in using the articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by hebsgaard View Post

      The great thing about the Warrior Forum is that there are som many people with different opinions on any subject matter. The bad thing about the Warrior Forum is that there are so many people with different opinions on any subject matter.

      I have used Article Marketing for some years now with varying degrees of succes. I find it hard to discern fact from fiction.

      Is duplicate content a bad thing?

      Yes. Google hates it.
      No. Look at all the news sites.

      Is article spinning a good thing?
      Yes. Google loves unique content, even if spun.
      No. There is no duplicate content penalty and spun articles read like .....

      Should you use syndicated content on your website?
      No. It's duplicate content AND you're giving away a link.
      Yes. There is no duplicate content penalty and good syndicated content builds authority for your website.

      I know I'm confused and it would surprise me if I'm the only one!

      My personal opinion, and I admit that I have no scientific facts to back it up, is that duplicate content is not necessarily a problem. Spinning does create unique content (kind of), but the end result just isn't worth it. Syndicated problem is not a problem because A. duplicate content isn't a problem and B. you want links pointing to external sites anyway.

      That's my non-factual view on the matter. Anyone who has the facts to prove me wrong or right are more than welcome to do so.
      Fresh content is always the best, no doubt about it - but mixing some older info with newer info isn't gonna kill you. The main point - always -- is that your READERS like what you are putting out. It's readers that will join your memberships and buy your products. Not google. People get so warped out about their content and how it relates to google that they completely forget that the aim of the business is to get customers and clients.

      If you are spinning the crap out of articles and your readers are happy with what they are reading, what google thinks isn't all that relevant. That's why I feel free to use a mix. I have repeat readers - they don't give a flying rat where the info comes from as long as it teaches them something they are interested in knowing. I've used a mix of articles from others and my own for years now and it's never once hurt my rankings -- however, if I stop putting up new material (like I have lately, please kick my butt for that) then the site starts to slide.

      From what I understand, google has now gotten savvy enough to start ranking sites by how long the viewers stay on the site.

      All in all -- don't worry so much about where the hell your material comes from -- worry about how well your viewers are enjoying reading it and are reacting to what you post. If your bottom line looks good - you're doing okay no matter how you are doing it. If the bottom line sucks - change what you are doing. Can't get much easier to figure out than that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    I tend to publish MY content on my site first and then syndicate my articles at Ezine articles and if anyone wants to use my content with the links intact that's cool

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  • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
    I've used good quality articles from several different directories (not just my own) to help build most of my sites, that's alongside my own and outsourced content. I've no problem with rewarding the authors with links, after all I'm benefiting from their work.

    I also submit articles to directories and benefit from them being syndicated so I think that it's only fair if I reciprocate.
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  • Profile picture of the author NicSennen
    Some information that you may find interesting - about 3 years ago I wrote an article for a highly searched very long tail keyword and published it on EzineArticles under a pen name.

    I then re-published this article on my own site including the links as if it was someone else's article (which it could just as well have been). I have never bothered with building any links for this keyword.

    Now if I search on Google for that keyword my site is #1 whereas the EzineArticle is nowhere to be found.

    So if there's a long tail keyword you want your site to rank for and you can find a well written article on a directory for that keyword then go ahead and publish it.
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  • Profile picture of the author obrain
    no it's a duplicacy method that means you can't copy from other article to your web site.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by obrain View Post

      no it's a duplicacy method that means you can't copy from other article to your web site.
      Yes you can as long as you retain the links, it's called syndication and article directories wouldn't exist if you can't put the articles on your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by obrain View Post

      no it's a duplicacy method that means you can't copy from other article to your web site.
      That's what article directories are there for! They're directories of content which is freely available to be syndicated (re-published), subject to the terms and conditions specified.

      That's the entire purpose of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author eniggma
    I agree with Alexa, the whole point of them is to republish it somewhere else. But that is for informational purposes and it allows the article writer to get more promotion. I dont think there is anything wrong with maybe having one or two articles from ezines on your site depending on the size of the site. As a niche site guy all you need for them to do is click the add anyway regardless of whether its your content or theirs that makes em do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devon Brown
    Originally Posted by thedog View Post

    Does anyone regularly use articles on their sites from the likes of ezinearticles?

    What are the drawbacks of doing this?
    I don't use them on any of my sites, but that's because I like to write articles and I also have a few article writers to create original content for me.
    I do understand that some people don't have the time or money to create original content for blogs, so I don't think using articles from directories is a bad idea.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
      Syndication, done properly (with links and citations intact) is a well
      accepted practice.

      It's how some authors get huge traffic from their work.

      However, I don't use them on my sites since I'm savvy writing my
      own contents straight from my own experiences, aside from
      having excellent assistants who I can delegate a lot of my
      content creation when needed.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Sal, consider yourself (affectionately) kicked...

        I've never had a search spider join a list, nor a search ranking buy a product either.

        I subscribe to the same theory put forth by one of the US TV networks when promoting the summer schedule...

        "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you."
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Originally Posted by Sams IMRS View Post

    Hi

    What I have seen and learned is use the highest viewed article in Ezine, take that article, use your own bullet points inside the article and spine it once.

    The output is totally different. This is what was taught to me by my guru and I have been doing this and getting huge free traffic
    Your "guru" taught you to add some info to someone else's work and then post it? What do the authors think about that one? If you are no longer using their source box you are using their material illegally - and if you change that material without the author's consent you have no business putting their name back on it -- so you aren't doing it right that way either.

    People need to get a life that if you use someone else's material there are rules - in fact, laws - about how you use it. If I were you, I'd get my money back from whoever it is that you consider a "guru". That is the most disgusting thing I've heard in awhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Sams IMRS View Post

    What I have seen and learned is use the highest viewed article in Ezine, take that article, use your own bullet points inside the article and spine it once.
    Not only is it blatantly stealing, but it's also not very wise for several other reasons.

    The authors whose articles get the highest traffic on EZA certainly aren't the ones I'd want to copy, myself. They're mostly people sending their traffic to an article directory rather than to their own site. In other words they have very little idea how article marketing really works. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author nadasurfan
    Yes..I did it..But then I spin or rewrite it..And I very rarely do it..It's much better to write an original content to get good ranking in search result..
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  • Profile picture of the author Tande
    I have never used this articles from the directories for my blog. i have come to learn that some even ask you not to change anything; content of the article, name of the author.
    Of course, this will affect your adsense application
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    This is fine if you want to give your visitors some good content, if you put up good content, but you need unique content on your site as well.

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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    The number one drawback is the quality of the articles, everybody knows there have been posted for the backlink, and it may disuade others to use them as they may have been flogged to death
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      The number one drawback is the quality of the articles, everybody knows there have been posted for the backlink, and it may disuade others to use them as they may have been flogged to death
      Not all, but some of the articles submitted to directories for SYNDICATION not backlinks are really good quality and not all have been flogged to death.
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