Posting same article to several directories

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Hello Warriors,

I have been posting the same unique article for top ten article directories with backlinks to my website and my site was hit hard by latest panda update.
Is it spamming ?

anyone else doing the same or you submit a unique article to only one directory ?
Need your wise suggestions,
#article #directories #link building methods #posting #seo
  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    IMO you should submit unique articles (or spin version) to the top 4-5 directories only.
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    it is perfectly fine to submit the same article to different directories, as this is what they are made for...to make your article available to publishers for them to use.....
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    EZine, articlebase, and goarticles....it is important to note that the reason for article directories is to allow others to use your work.....the links that you place in these directories have no SEO benefits.....posting a junk article on a directory with a link to your site for SEO juice is not helping you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Content Traders
      Originally Posted by wAvision View Post

      EZine, articlebase, and goarticles....it is important to note that the reason for article directories is to allow others to use your work.....the links that you place in these directories have no SEO benefits.....posting a junk article on a directory with a link to your site for SEO juice is not helping you.
      The articles I post are well written by Native English writers and am posting them just for getting backlinks. If the articles directories links are of no use for SEO link juice, then which can be better place to use my unique content ?
      Web 2.0 ? Or Squido or hubpages work fine ? I got to know that hubpages backlinks are nofollow.
      Thanks for your help
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  • Profile picture of the author scottmacair
    Originally Posted by Content Traders View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I have been posting the same unique article for top ten article directories with backlinks to my website and my site was hit hard by latest panda update.
    Is it spamming ?

    anyone else doing the same or you submit a unique article to only one directory ?
    Need your wise suggestions,
    Using article directories for backlinks is totally out of date and submitting the same article to many directories is just asking for trouble.
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    • Profile picture of the author dmtaylor247
      Originally Posted by wAvision View Post

      EZine, articlebase, and goarticles....it is important to note that the reason for article directories is to allow others to use your work.....the links that you place in these directories have no SEO benefits.....posting a junk article on a directory with a link to your site for SEO juice is not helping you.
      Originally Posted by scottmacair View Post

      Using article directories for backlinks is totally out of date and submitting the same article to many directories is just asking for trouble.
      I'm sorry guys, I totally disagree...

      Article directories are still good for link building. I have seen some high ranking competitive sites using them as long as you meet the following conditions;

      1, Writing unique articles
      2, Writing for leads not backlinks
      3, Rotated keywords and article directory on every submit

      I still feel and have always felt there is a place for article directories in legitimate whitehat seo as long as you are sincre and not spamming them to death with dupe content, you can get traffic and good links, it's not just for syndication.

      The links are good because the majority (if you do it right) are http:// links and after some time you will have developed a natural deep link ratio by adding 2 other internal links, plus they are lower pagerank and just look alot more natural when done properly.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dragontech
        Originally Posted by dmtaylor247 View Post


        1, Writing unique articles
        2, Writing for leads not backlinks
        3, Rotated keywords and article directory on every submit
        Yes, that's the point!
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesCx
    Only submit unique content that is readable and useful. As someone else has mentioned, posting junk just to attain backlinks via article sites really isn't beneficial.
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    using article directories for a backlink from the actual directory has zero benefit...thats not what they are for...

    Submitting the same article to different directories is fine.....

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/488368-how-do-article-directories-work.html#post5075780
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    web 2.0 properties such as squidoo, hubpages etc are totally different than article directories...posting the same article across several of these is not a good idea....

    i would advise you to find blogs related to your niche, contact them and offer to write an article for them that that will benefit their audience, and that includes a link back to your site...build a relationship and find more people to do this for
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  • Profile picture of the author addlinkweb
    never submit same article to more than one directory because if you submit your same article to many directories then Google will consider it duplicate content and only count 1 article or maybe hit your website hard from SERPs
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    • Profile picture of the author keivn2
      Originally Posted by addlinkweb View Post

      never submit same article to more than one directory because if you submit your same article to many directories then Google will consider it duplicate content and only count 1 article or maybe hit your website hard from SERPs
      What is the different between submitting same articles to several directories and some webmaster takes your articles (from the directories) and republish in their website? Will those republished articles consider as duplicate content too?
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
    Straight from the horse's mouth: Duplicate content - Webmaster Tools Help

    They emphasized duplicate contents within or inside your own site.
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    • Profile picture of the author inter123
      The only option is to buy some links or create your own blog network, not sure if it is cost effective though. Spinning was beautiful and very cheap in comparison.
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      • Focus on creating unique posts for each article directory. Although submitting the same article to several directories won't hurt your rankings, Google doesn't want the same things showing up over and over again in search results. Writing unique articles will bring you more benefits in the long run.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mickinzie
        (Re: Posting same article to several directories
        The only option is to buy some links or create your own blog network, not sure if it is cost effective though. Spinning was beautiful and very cheap in comparison.)

        very nice suggestion, yeah its costly, but beneficial too
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmy12
    submitting the same article is a spamming or a duplicate content issue in the eyes of Google u need to spin the article and submit it to directory
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    Those who aren't using unique article on their website or directories then Google put you in a reconsideration box
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  • Profile picture of the author Matrixicu
    Hi,

    Is it better to post articles direcly on my site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dragontech
    Article syndication should be best used for getting Traffic only rather than building backlinks.

    Just Imagine a poll that has option A and B,

    Option A indeed gets a lot of votes but their comments are all the same

    While Option B only gets a few votes but with unique comments

    Which one would you believe more? I'm sure a 10 yr old child can tell you pretty quickly.

    Google may not be as smart as most people may think, however I honestly believe it's still able to identify the exact same content from your backlinks pretty easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author AllenBrayan
    I think if you post the same article to each directory, then it would be considered as duplicate content or spam, so try not to do it. Plus some article directories have this policy that they don't even publish any of your content once it has already been published on any other directory or even if they publish it and find out that it's been published somewhere else too then automatically it gets removed, so you need to be very careful about it as it happened with me once
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  • Profile picture of the author adam337
    I found no harm by submitting same article in different directories. This is not a good source of backlinks but its a good source to get traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    You can spin the article to use in different article directories. A spinned content will give more value to your back links
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  • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
    Use unique content for each site. Google hates duplicates and spam, they see badly spun articles as spam. When you submit a spun or duplicated article and link back to you site you are claiming responsibility for that content.

    It's like holding up a big neon sign and waving in front of google's face saying "I spam out rubbish content.........please slap me down"

    Maybe that is a little dramatic but it's my point of view from my own experience. Less is usually more. Quality over quantity especially recently.
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  • Profile picture of the author multiplecloud
    Compare with submit different unique articles to 10 website and the another is submit same article to 100 website. I think the first one will have better in rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author sham2
    google hate duplicate content. You should submit unique article.
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