Post articles to your own site first?

by Jerryl
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I've just read a few threads that tell me I should always post articles I write for EzineArticles to my own blog first...get them indexed and then post to EzineArticles.

I have one question about this tho...

Won't that trip EzineArticles duplicate content filters and get the articles rejected?

I know I've rewritten articles that I've used elsewhere, and if they are not original enough, they can be rejected.

Thanks for your replies
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  • Profile picture of the author phowell23
    I wouldn't post an article to my site then turn around and submit the exact same article to an Article Directory (Ezine or anyone else). I would be afraid that Google would penalize me for using duplicate content on my site. You should always rewrite the article if you want to submit them to Article Directories such as Ezinearticles. The articles on your site should be completely unique to your site only.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Jerryl View Post

    Won't that trip EzineArticles duplicate content filters and get the articles rejected?
    No.

    EZA has never required unique content.

    All my 1,200+ articles published at EZA have been previously published online - in identical form - on my own sites first (and some of them on various other sites, too), before being submitted to EZA.

    Originally Posted by Jerryl View Post

    I know I've rewritten articles that I've used elsewhere, and if they are not original enough, they can be rejected.

    "Originality" is different from "uniqueness".


    If EZA feel that an article's content is "derivative in tone" then they'll reject it whether or not it's previously been published elsewhere. If they don't, then they'll accept it however many times it's previously been published (under the same name, of course!).

    This relatively simple matter causes a lot of confusion, because people get confused between "unique" and "original", as well as between "duplicate content" and "syndicated content".

    What you describe above isn't "duplicate content". It's "syndicated content".

    This thread will answer all your questions, and in it you'll find a large number of successful, experienced, professional article marketers explaining, in detail, why they always publish their articles on their own sites first, have them indexed there, and then submit them to EZA.

    Originally Posted by phowell23 View Post

    I would be afraid that Google would penalize me for using duplicate content on my site.
    Then you also haven't differentiated between "duplicate content" and "syndicated content", Phowell. Your fear is entirely inappropriate and unnecessary.

    Originally Posted by phowell23 View Post

    You should always rewrite the article if you want to submit them to Article Directories such as Ezinearticles. The articles on your site should be completely unique to your site only.
    Apologies for being so outspoken, but this is simply not so. It's very widely believed, but it's not true - as fully explained, at great length and in great detail, by many experts in complete agreement, in the thread linked to just above.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Hi Jerryl,

      This topic has already been discussed many times.

      The duplicate content is a myth.

      When you write an article, post it on your own website first, then wait for it to be indexed by the search engines before posting to the article directories.

      If you do this, you build YOUR page rank and AVOID helping to build the page rank of the article directory.

      After that you can blast it to the article directories.
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      • Profile picture of the author RanD
        Yes, definitely post your content to your own site first. You want to be the authority for your own content. EZine articles doesn't require it to be unique, you just need to be the original author. Ultimately, it is YOUR site that you want to rank at the top of the search engines.

        The only article directory that I remember requiring that the content not be posted anywhere else, was Associated Content, and that was only if you chose the option where they paid you for the article.

        That thread that Alexa linked to is a great resource. I have it bookmarked, myself. So many people misunderstand "duplicate content". That thread will not only clear up that misunderstanding, but also provide good strategies for using your articles to their fullest.
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      • Profile picture of the author hilhilginger
        Originally Posted by Devid Farah View Post

        Hi Jerryl,

        This topic has already been discussed many times.

        The duplicate content is a myth.

        After that you can blast it to the article directories.
        you have put good point out here. However I would like to know whether the article is distributed to various directories without rewriting them.
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      • Profile picture of the author clothears60
        That simple point, is a light bulb moment for me, Thanks!
        Iv'e posted on my site, and straight onto ez, not waiting for it to be indexed first.
        Thanks again.
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    • Profile picture of the author AD25
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      No.

      EZA has never required unique content.

      All my 1,200+ articles published at EZA have been previously published online - in identical form - on my own sites first (and some of them on various other sites, too), before being submitted to EZA.

      Aren't they changing this now? I thought their blog stated that they will only accept unique (one of a kind) content now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Diane S
        Originally Posted by AD25 View Post

        Aren't they changing this now? I thought their blog stated that they will only accept unique (one of a kind) content now.
        They have not changed anything. They are just reminding everyone that we need to submit original content. Our original content can be published at our own site and at their site and anywhere else we want to submit it. They have always stated that they check to see if the same article already exists on their own site. So we are not to submit the same article twice.
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    • Profile picture of the author samual james
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      No.


      All my 1,200+ articles published at EZA have been previously published online - in identical form - on my own sites first (and some of them on various other sites, too), before being submitted to EZA.
      hi According to Ezine your article must be unique and genuine. If you copy it from some where else then your article get rejected by Ezine.
      Editorial Guidelines For Submitting Quality Articles To EzineArticles.com
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      • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
        Originally Posted by samual james View Post

        hi According to Ezine your article must be unique and genuine. If you copy it from some where else then your article get rejected by Ezine.
        Editorial Guidelines For Submitting Quality Articles To EzineArticles.com
        :rolleyes:

        Ezine states:
        MUST BE AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE THAT YOU WROTE. If you work for an author as an employee or contractor and are submitting the article, please submit the article as if it was from the original author including his or her email address and name.
        How you gleaned what you wrote from the above EZA T.O.S. is simply beyond me.

        You're interpretation of the T.O.S. is inaccurate to say the least. Further, your post is an example of the absolute worst kind of advice meted out here at warrior. Not picking on you per say, but so many folks misread or skim over a T.O.S. without any proper understanding, and then swoop in here with a wholly incorrect interpretation, offering ignorance as facts. It's likely best to research a bit more thoroughly before formulating such conclusions.

        Original (or unique/genuine?) means original to you, in that you are the author. After that is established (by posting on your own site for example) you can syndicate your content everywhere syndication is prevalent. You're not obligated to post content to any directory exclusively, unless that directory has entered into a contract to compensate such a commitment with either direct payment for services, or other monetization methods. (with the exception of crapple/buzzle of course)
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    • Profile picture of the author TomScarn
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      No.

      EZA has never required unique content.

      All my 1,200+ articles published at EZA have been previously published online - in identical form - on my own sites first (and some of them on various other sites, too), before being submitted to EZA.



      "Originality" is different from "uniqueness".


      If EZA feel that an article's content is "derivative in tone" then they'll reject it whether or not it's previously been published elsewhere. If they don't, then they'll accept it however many times it's previously been published (under the same name, of course!).

      This relatively simple matter causes a lot of confusion, because people get confused between "unique" and "original", as well as between "duplicate content" and "syndicated content".

      What you describe above isn't "duplicate content". It's "syndicated content".

      This thread will answer all your questions, and in it you'll find a large number of successful, experienced, professional article marketers explaining, in detail, why they always publish their articles on their own sites first, have them indexed there, and then submit them to EZA.



      Then you also haven't differentiated between "duplicate content" and "syndicated content", Phowell. Your fear is entirely inappropriate and unnecessary.



      Apologies for being so outspoken, but this is simply not so. It's very widely believed, but it's not true - as fully explained, at great length and in great detail, by many experts in complete agreement, in the thread linked to just above.
      Well said, see above. I too have posted tons of articles from my websites on ezinearticles and have only received a few denials.
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  • Profile picture of the author phowell23
    Learn something new everyday then. Thanks for the informative link Alexa.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Yes as others have said ALWAYS post your unique content to your site first.

    Otherwise you will be building someone else's business with fresh, unique content!

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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    don't worry about it
    post to your site first
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  • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
    It is much better to not post your article to EZA if you have already posted your article to your own blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author AD25
      Originally Posted by jonnyhardbaked View Post

      It is much better to not post your article to EZA if you have already posted your article to your own blog.
      I agree 100%
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  • Profile picture of the author caksut
    Originally Posted by Jerryl View Post

    I've just read a few threads that tell me I should always post articles I write for EzineArticles to my own blog first...get them indexed and then post to EzineArticles.

    I have one question about this tho...

    Won't that trip EzineArticles duplicate content filters and get the articles rejected?

    I know I've rewritten articles that I've used elsewhere, and if they are not original enough, they can be rejected.

    Thanks for your replies
    to get significant rank, and not to be penalized by google. it's recommended to rewrite your original article into minimum 50% before submit to top article directory
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Just had the opportunity to read the rest of this thread. I'm starting to see how it was that folks used to believe the world was flat and that thunder was made from angry Gods.

      Alexa, I think a few of us need to start reciting the following quote daily, before logging on to Warrior: "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink"

      Originally Posted by caksut View Post

      to get significant rank, and not to be penalized by google. it's recommended to rewrite your original article into minimum 50% before submit to top article directory
      Total nonsense.

      Originally Posted by jonnyhardbaked View Post

      It is much better to not post your article to EZA if you have already posted your article to your own blog.
      Again, ridiculous, counterproductive, and misleading advice.

      Originally Posted by phowell23 View Post

      I wouldn't post an article to my site then turn around and submit the exact same article to an Article Directory (Ezine or anyone else). I would be afraid that Google would penalize me for using duplicate content on my site. You should always rewrite the article if you want to submit them to Article Directories such as Ezinearticles. The articles on your site should be completely unique to your site only.

      ~Philip
      Uggh. I give up.
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      • Profile picture of the author SirAlex
        Don't give up Peter- you're doing fine and we're cheering you on!!
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  • Profile picture of the author quickregister
    I think Ezine Articles is over rated. You get some traffic from them but not that much. I would concentrate on developing your own properties first and getting other people to comment on your site. I think Ezine Articles should pay us if they want completely unique original content. I would rewrite the article in a shorter version to put on Ezine Articles. I would not give them priority.
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    • Profile picture of the author katieholms
      Hello,
      It would be great idea someone do in this way.Whenever you make any new article so it will have as uniqueness itself with some new relevant data as compare to the others.It will attract users to your postings and you can have more back links with increased number of likes from the users.
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  • Profile picture of the author eugeneoconnell
    This is a great thread, I have learned a lot from here. I still believe there's still a lot for me to learn. Thanks a lot for all the inputs.
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