Is this duplicate content?

by DaleP
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Hi there,

Im trying to get better SER on my website We Buy Houses For Cash - Selling Your Property Or Home? Sell My House Today!

I have written about 10 articles which I'm going to put on my website to make it more 'attractive' to google as up until there hasnt been much content at all. I have been using adwords to attract visitors but now I'd like to go the organic placement route. I would now like to take these 10 articles and submit them to plenty high PR article directories to generate backlinks to help in my rankings.

My question is: Considering I will have the articles on my website, as well as in article directories....will google see this as duplicate content and ignore my articles in the article directories, OR alternatively ignore the content on my website? My previous SEO guy said it should be fine as long as there is only one copy on your website and one copy in the article directories.

Any advice would be much appreciated. I dont want to go through this whole process only to find that google is going to ignore half my content and as a result have all those backlinks not count.

Thanks
#content #duplicate
  • Profile picture of the author spearsy
    I have always posted articles both on my sites and to directories and both have been listed. however it may be that Google will favor one over the other
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    • Profile picture of the author beachgirl
      I have articles on my site, blog etc and with article directories.....and have had no problem
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Green
    I believe it is seen as duplicate content, and when other people begin posting your articles on their sites, as many article directories permit people to do, it will really raise an eyebrow to the search engines.

    My advice to you would be to spin your articles to create different variations. Article spinners require you to create synonyms for various words in your content and it will use one or the other. You can do a search for a free article spinner.

    Another new resource I have recently begun using is a site called Free Traffic System which has a built in spinner and can get you 30 or more back links for each article you submit.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackscorpion
    You must post them to your site first, after they have been spidered then you can post them elsewhere. Your site would get the benefits of unique content.
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    • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
      Originally Posted by blackscorpion View Post

      You must post them to your site first, after they have been spidered then you can post them elsewhere. Your site would get the benefits of unique content.
      I was going to post what was said above. Be sure that the content is indexed on your site first before submitting elsewhere. I wouldn't submit the same articles to loads of directories though. Just select one or two fo the good ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author linda.robe
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    Thats right.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolu
    I thinks, no probel
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I believe it is seen as duplicate content, and when other people begin posting your articles on their sites, as many article directories permit people to do, it will really raise an eyebrow to the search engines.
      Nope. The point of posting on article directories is to get your article distributed and every site that posts your article with your bio box is another link to your site. Any article good enough to be reprinted on other sites is an article that helps brand you and and sends more traffic to your site.

      When you are talking about your own original articles - dupe content is not something you should worry about as it just doesn't apply. Use the search and you'll find endless discussions and explanations about this (and lots of wrong info, too).

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  • Profile picture of the author newsecrets
    No, Google doesn't see it as duplicate content if it's on different websites.

    Google knows how the internet works. Google knows that articles get submitted to article directories, and then they often get picked up by other webmasters who publish your article on their websites. In fact, the better your article (i.e. good valuable content, which Google LIKES), the more likely your article will appear on lots of websites. So Google is NOT going to penalize you for that.

    Google only sees it as duplicate content if many copies of the same article appear on different pages of the SAME website. Then Google smells something spammy and so they may penalize you.

    So your previous SEO guy was correct, as long as there's only one copy on your website, you'll be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author flashgordon
    I put articles on my site first and then ping the SEs. Once the article has been indexed, I then change the title a little and as much of the content as I can and then submit it to the article directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author kristylvlyr4
    I had gone through the site, It was very interesting and also acquiring knowledge. Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or one appreciably similar. But,it won't the original. I had posted only first in this site and redundancy will exists if we are particular about it. I would like to thank the members of the site for promoting the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author addisonben22
    If we do the copy of content from the other sites and submit the content to another site then it content would dublicate content. Fresh and unique content is very useful for our site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ant B
    No, not duplicate content. Best practice is to post to your site first, get the content indexed by google and then post to directory sites for syndication and free backlinks. Spinning not required.
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  • Profile picture of the author stephaneM20
    You should always post unique content to your website first. Then it's better to make a bit change in your articles, so that they don't look 100% similar. Spinning is a good option, but you must do that effectively and try to spin each article with at least 70% uniqueness.
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  • Profile picture of the author prcys
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    If you post articles on your site as well as on the directories then you need to provide the reference link on other article directories and then only your content will not be consider as the duplicate. And you will get benefit from both sides and from different places.
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  • Profile picture of the author web4profit
    I think if you use an article like PLR on your site that is duplicate content.The chances are it is posted somewhere else on the internet.You should use article spin software before you use such article.
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  • Profile picture of the author CombatMode
    Originally Posted by DaleP View Post

    Hi there,

    Im trying to get better SER on my website We Buy Houses For Cash - Selling Your Property Or Home? Sell My House Today!

    I have written about 10 articles which I'm going to put on my website to make it more 'attractive' to google as up until there hasnt been much content at all. I have been using adwords to attract visitors but now I'd like to go the organic placement route. I would now like to take these 10 articles and submit them to plenty high PR article directories to generate backlinks to help in my rankings.

    My question is: Considering I will have the articles on my website, as well as in article directories....will google see this as duplicate content and ignore my articles in the article directories, OR alternatively ignore the content on my website? My previous SEO guy said it should be fine as long as there is only one copy on your website and one copy in the article directories.

    Any advice would be much appreciated. I dont want to go through this whole process only to find that google is going to ignore half my content and as a result have all those backlinks not count.

    Thanks
    Its always better to post the article on your blog first and wait to get it indexed by google. Then you can freely post it too any directory or blog you want. Duplicacy is an overhyped topic really, just make sure you get your article indexed first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kung Fu Backlinks
    Nice to see the right info above. Dup content is really misunderstood. Syndication is a fantastic way of building authority. Even if your content is on hundreds of sites, if they're all pointing to you, Google knows it's your content.

    Here's a great explanation from SEO Moz: Content & Technology Licensing - Whiteboard Friday | SEOmoz

    It's old, but still relevant and just makes sense.

    This is exactly how I do my link building. All the content I do is unique, so I never spin my stuff and I do very well in the SERPs. Think about it, what makes more sense... thousands of slightly different posts all pointing to you as the author, or thousands of identical articles pointing to you as the author? Who's going to rewrite their own article 100 different ways?

    Spinning has its place, but I do not believe it's in content marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author hennryreal
    Investment in Real Estate is some time the task included with Risk. The Real Estate is one of the best fields to earn more amount in less period of time. Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or one appreciably similar. But,it won't the original.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor
    It won't ingore either but make sure the content gets indexed first on your site. After it's indexed there, you can do the submission and create the backlinks.
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