Can I submit same article in different article directories?

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I have a question to ask.Suppose I have submitted a article in "ezin". Can I submit the same article in different article directories or I need different articles. please help me.
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  • Profile picture of the author keyuria
    You can post the same articles to other directories. No problem at all. However, you should post the article first on your own site to portray that you are having original content and then once it is indexed by google, then you can post to other article directories.

    That is all other IMers do.

    Normally people have two opinions of article marketing.

    1) To get a backlink to their site using a definite anchor link text to get a top ranking in search engines.
    2) To get exposure of the services or products they are offering.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Yes. Most article directories will accept the same article. Buzzle will not and there are a couple others that won't, but most of them will.

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    • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
      The article directories accept duplicate contents if you are the author of the post.

      Just a quick reminder, don't forget that having different titles give you more exposure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Marr
    Why not spin the articles you create so you won't get the your site penalized by Big G.
    I think having a duplicate content is just a way of "cannot be bothered" rewriting the article.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Rob Marr View Post

      Why not spin the articles you create so you won't get the your site penalized by Big G.
      How about "because you won't get your site penalized by big G if you use syndicated content anyway"?

      Why else would so many of us here be doing our article marketing that way for rather a successful living?

      Have you ever noticed how all those news sites that carry identical (unspun) stories from Reuters and Associated Press are all regarded as "authority sites" by big G and clearly never "penalized" at all?

      Originally Posted by Rob Marr View Post

      I think having a duplicate content is just a way of "cannot be bothered" rewriting the article.
      You think that because you've confused "duplicate content" with "syndicated content", Rob.

      What you're referring to here as "duplicate content" actually isn't duplicate content at all, in Google's eyes.

      You can, of course, define it however you like for yourself, but it makes conversation pretty difficult because you're poles apart from Google's description of it, which is the one that actually matters to all of us article marketers.

      The enormous difference between the two is pretty clearly explained and summarised in this fine thread, if you're open to changing your mind.

      Originally Posted by pappu89 View Post

      Can I submit the same article in different article directories
      With the sole exception of a site called "Buzzle", the answer is "yes".

      And it's what many of the experienced, successful, professional article marketers here are doing. And they all have almost exactly the same reasons for doing so, as they explain with great unity and clarity in all the incidental chat in this thread, which will also probably answer many other questions you have about "article marketing".
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      • Profile picture of the author Kurt
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        How about "because you won't get your site penalized by big G if you use syndicated content anyway"?

        Why else would so many of us here be doing our article marketing that way for rather a successful living?

        Have you ever noticed how all those news sites that carry identical (unspun) stories from Reuters and Associated Press are all regarded as "authority sites" by big G and clearly never "penalized" at all?



        You think that because you've confused "duplicate content" with "syndicated content", Rob.

        What you're referring to here as "duplicate content" actually isn't duplicate content at all, in Google's eyes.

        You can, of course, define it however you like for yourself, but it makes conversation pretty difficult because you're poles apart from Google's description of it, which is the one that actually matters to all of us article marketers.

        The enormous difference between the two is pretty clearly explained and summarised in this fine thread, if you're open to changing your mind.



        With the sole exception of a site called "Buzzle", the answer is "yes".

        And it's what many of the experienced, successful, professional article marketers here are doing. And they all have almost exactly the same reasons for doing so, as they explain with great unity and clarity in all the incidental chat in this thread, which will also probably answer many other questions you have about "article marketing".
        You mean "news sites"? News sites are sites that are hand-approved by Google and Google uses a totally different algo for news than for their "regular" SERPs, one that does much less dupe content filtering.

        And we've been through this before, I've never heard of a "syndicated content filter", but I have heard of a "duplicate content filter", which is applied by Google to similiar pages on DIFFERENT domains in the "regular" SERPs, and not so much in the news related SERPs.

        To claim Google uses a "duplicate content filter" is contradictory to also claim that Google doesn't consider similar content on different sites as "syndicated" and not "duplicate". Syndicated content is duplicate content and is treated as such by Google.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Syndicated content is duplicate content and is treated as such by Google.
          Other than mentioning yet again (exactly as countless others have done in countless other threads in which you've made this totally misguided and erroneous assertion) that this is completely wrong, with apologies, I really can't constructively add to my responses to you elsewhere on this subject, Kurt, and am no longer willing to argue with you about it. I see from other threads, over recent weeks, that others making their livings this way are now increasingly taking their turns at doing exactly that, and most articulately, too.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ohioquotes
            Just a quick question before this thread rightfully dies.

            After I write an article, I submit it to Ezine. I NEVER use that content on my websites. After approval, I submit the exact same article to other directories such as gather, articledashboard etc... I typically submit to 15 of them, a mix of mostly follow but some no follow as well.

            My question is...because the content is the same, we'll Google still pass some juice with the links in my articles (other than EZine)? Or am I completely wasting my time submitting to more than Ezine?

            I do not spin them. They remain the same altough I do change the title and maybe a few lines here and there.

            Thanks from blistering hot Ohio.
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          • Profile picture of the author asimbawany
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            Other than mentioning yet again (exactly as countless others have done in countless other threads in which you've made this totally misguided and erroneous assertion) that this is completely wrong, with apologies, I really can't constructively add to my responses to you elsewhere on this subject, Kurt, and am no longer willing to argue with you about it. I see from other threads, over recent weeks, that others making their livings this way are now increasingly taking their turns at doing exactly that, and most articulately, too.
            Alexa! I beg you! please don't stop arguing with Kurt on this topic... I love reading your arguements
            otherwise what will I do when I dont want to work
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        • Profile picture of the author bnwebm
          Interesting, then why is my article (written entirely by me, no spinning) that appeared on MY website first is now indexed no less than 4,000 times in Google? The results are identical for the article and my author name and only differ in the site url. Syndication is the process by which identical material is made available to multiple points of media (websites, etc.).

          Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

          Syndicated content is duplicate content and is treated as such by Google.
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      • Profile picture of the author markowe
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        How about "because you won't get your site penalized by big G if you use syndicated content anyway"?
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        Why else would so many of us here be doing our article marketing that way for rather a successful living?
        Alexa, I do wish you wouldn't weigh in on every thread on this subject with your dangerous heretical ideas. EVERYBODY in this business knows that every piece of content published ANYWHERE on the Internet must be thrice-spun by an Eastern mystic by the light of the full Bombay moon, lest the publisher be consigned to Google Panda Hades.

        Whatever your motives for propagating this dangerous counsel, why disabuse people of their dearly-held beliefs?
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  • Profile picture of the author imfusa
    Originally Posted by pappu89 View Post

    I have a question to ask.Suppose I have submitted a article in "ezin". Can I submit the same article in different article directories or I need different articles. please help me.
    I think you should submit it only to one directory and that is ezinearticle.
    Because if you submit it to more, it is possible that the new algorithm of google will ban the duplicate content.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
      Originally Posted by imfusa View Post

      I think you should submit it only to one directory and that is ezinearticle.
      Because if you submit it to more, it is possible that the new algorithm of google will ban the duplicate content.
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    • Profile picture of the author straightupchat
      Originally Posted by imfusa View Post

      I think you should submit it only to one directory and that is ezinearticle.
      Because if you submit it to more, it is possible that the new algorithm of google will ban the duplicate content.
      We just submitted a press release to several directories the other day. Our original page hot higher rankings than the duplicates, but several other submissions did get indexed also. This implies that more than one posting is ok, and that we did not get penalized for distributing our news.

      We do it for clients all the time with no complaints, the primary purpose being to spread the news as widely as possible, and the secondary purpose being SEO linking benefits.

      Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author erange
    You can submit the same article to various directories.

    Many individuals like to 'spin' articles and offer a variety of versions of the same article (...because some directories won't allow same article submissions), but there are plenty that will.

    Hope that helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Depends on what form of article marketing you are engaging in and where you plan on posting your content:

    Article Directory Marketing - No issues with the same article being posted elsewhere but I don't like doing it myself for personal reasons (not due to fear of duplicate content penalty).

    Article Syndication Marketing - Some sites require exclusive content, some don't depends on who you are in a syndicated partnership with. I'm not talking about submitting an article to EZA and then someone syndicating it. I'm referring to the more direct approach where you are submitting content to specific sites where you have entered into a syndication agreement with the webmaster.

    Article Guest Blogging - Again, some blog owners require original content with exclusive rights while others are not so demanding.

    Just make sure you know your publication target prior to article submission and you will be fine.

    Respectfully,
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  • Profile picture of the author smadso
    you need to be creating high spun articles to submit to other directories..

    as a minimum the need to be span to 45-50% before submission..
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      For gods sake, if you dont know what youre talking about - please dont comment.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

        Originally Posted by smadso View Post

        you need to be creating high spun articles to submit to other directories..

        as a minimum the need to be span to 45-50% before submission..
        For gods sake, if you dont know what youre talking about - please dont comment.

        You're absolutely right, John ... but it wouldn't half make some of the "article marketing" threads here pretty thin, if it ever got enforced as policy or anything like that. :p
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      • Profile picture of the author celente
        Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

        For gods sake, if you dont know what youre talking about - please dont comment.
        Please can you post this on every thread LOL

        Just saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author tambajosephfoyah
    I would suggest submitting your orginal article to Ezine first since they are the best directory out there. You can then spin the article with different titles or even content before submitting those to the other directories.
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  • Profile picture of the author david pauls
    Yes, you really ca submit 1 article to many article directory sites like go articles, amazines, article factory, articleclick, easy article and many more....Most don't require the articles to be unique to them, as long as you submit under the same pen name in each one. But you'll need to check each directory's rules to be sure before you post.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    Yes you can submit same article....and like other's said publish it on your site first.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ohioquotes
      Typically, I don't publish it on my sites. I figured even if it first appeared on my site, if it was splashed all over different article directories, it would slightly lessen the value of my website in Google's eyes.

      I social bookmark my website content, but never publish the content in article directories. Maybe I'm being too cautious.
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  • Profile picture of the author tsgeric
    I have a question to ask.Suppose I have submitted a article in "ezin". Can I submit the same article in different article directories or I need different articles. please help me.
    back to the OP, I think the answer to your question is simply to read the editorial guidelines that each directory publishes. For example, I believe EZA's biggest thing they emphasize is that the work be original and rightfully yours.

    So I believe the practical interpretation is that if there are duplicates out there for which you (same name) are the author, that's considered syndication, and that's fine. But if there are other same or similar copies out there, already indexed, under different names, then that is either not original (e.g. PLR that everyone uses) and/or not your own own work.

    One of the reasons people post first to their own blog is to establish in cyberspace that the first instance of that article was, in fact, under your name, and second, to boost the authority of the blog with regards to this content, rather than adding to the authority of the directory as the first poster.
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  • Profile picture of the author zackick
    in term competition from the same article in the article directory will be tough as the same article try to get on top, so spin it using free software la
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    Unique Article Posting will give boost for the keywords in the SERP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justinpage
    You can submit your article to different article submission sites. But for better results, you may revise your article every after 10 posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author davidstar
      You may submit the same article to most of the other directories. The main reason I can tell you are doing it just for backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    Submitting the same article is fine. Google will choose one as the authority and all the rest will count as backlinks to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidbatchelor
    With all the recent changes with Google, is article writing still an effective strategy to use to rank in the serps?
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    • Profile picture of the author ecoverbox
      Originally Posted by davidbatchelor View Post

      With all the recent changes with Google, is article writing still an effective strategy to use to rank in the serps?
      Been wondering about this myself. I think article writing's still pretty good, though, as long as you make sure that they're well-written and will give your target audience the quality information that they're looking for.
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      • Profile picture of the author davidbatchelor
        Originally Posted by ecoverbox View Post

        Been wondering about this myself. I think article writing's still pretty good, though, as long as you make sure that they're well-written and will give your target audience the quality information that they're looking for.
        Thanks for that ecoverbox.

        So maybe article marketing is now just about getting quality content out there and not about using it to climb up the Google rankings?
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  • Profile picture of the author TilenHrovatic
    I submit the first article to Ezine and then spin it a little and submit new versions to other sites as well. It's the same article, but a little different on the each site And the titles are important, each site should have a different title for your articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author biznics
      With Google Panda update, it would not be a good idea to submit "duplicate content" over and over.

      Try to submit unique articles to only authority and reputable article directories like Ezine, ArticlesBase and etc.
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    sighhhhhhhh...........
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  • Profile picture of the author seo jack
    If you intend to submit the same article to numerous directories ensure the author name is the same. Some sites will not approve the article if the author names are not the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Since the Google Panda update, it is recommended to spin your articles as the same articles in different article directories may not help your site
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by dagaul101 View Post

      Since the Google Panda update, it is recommended to spin your articles as the same articles in different article directories may not help your site
      Who sez?

      We should start a collection of Panda myths. If you come home late, drunk, you can tell your wife it was the Panda's fault
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  • Profile picture of the author lespritb
    Yes, of course you can submit your same contents in different article directories, You can mark now a days we guys doing like this for only propose back links. I'll suggest here It'll be better if you're changing your contents in body part (how much possible).
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  • Profile picture of the author Fulltrip
    I am so much confused now. Some one says it is okay and someone says it is not okay. What is the right answer guys?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ohioquotes
      That's the $64,000 question!

      From what I read, it IS Ok to submit same article to different directories. But changing the title might help.
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    • Profile picture of the author straightupchat
      Originally Posted by Fulltrip View Post

      I am so much confused now. Some one says it is okay and someone says it is not okay. What is the right answer guys?
      Take the opinion you like, and TEST IT! It's not difficult. Then do it the other way next time, and compare the results, according to your own success criteria. Google doesn't give you the answer, and they don't give the other warriors the answer either, so either their advice comes from recent testing, or it's just rhetoric.
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    Yes you can...
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  • Originally Posted by pappu89 View Post

    I have a question to ask.Suppose I have submitted a article in "ezin". Can I submit the same article in different article directories or I need different articles. please help me.
    You should SPIN the article before submitting it to other directories. Otherwise it'll be viewed as duplicate content & will most likely be rejected.
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    OK, the original question was:

    I have a question to ask.Suppose I have submitted a article in "ezin". Can I submit the same article in different article directories or I need different articles. please help me.
    And the answer is YES you can. I get my articles republished on my sites, Ezine and a hundred other sites all the time. So if by "can I" you mean, "is it possible?" the answer is, YES.

    If your question is "Does it have greater or lesser marketing, SEO or other benefits?", that's a matter that can be discussed, but the answer to the original question is, once again, yes.
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  • Profile picture of the author arttse
    People usually spin articles so they can have multiple listings - hence more backlinks/greater link juice.

    That is a false assumption in my opinion.

    You can achieve the same number of backlinks/link juice mass submitting unspun articles.

    If a page you link (is crawled by google) but not indexed (because it's syndicated content) google will still pass page rank.

    According to Matt Cutts, "A NoIndex page can accumulate PageRank, because the links are still followed outwards from a NoIndex page".

    Matt Cutts Interviewed by Eric Enge on September 24, 2007
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  • Profile picture of the author marcell12
    Yes Sure there are varioys articles directories where u can submitt. You just search it on google. You will definitely get so many
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  • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
    Yes you can submit your article to different article directories. But if you want better results, you can spin your article.
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  • Profile picture of the author purplelacie
    Yes you can submit to as many article directories as you like.......

    but know that spinning articles creates low quality content. So watch out!
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