1. Can I take an article I have already written for my website and then submit this article to an article directory? If I do, will this devalue the original content on my site since it will now be posted in two places?
2. Which article directories are good for getting dofollow backlinks? I don't want to do any automated submissions.
3. When I submit to these article directories, do I add the link directly to the original article page on my site into the article submission?
4. Are articles automatically approved or is there a moderation process?
As you all can see, I am complete newbie to this aspect and can use all the suggestions I can get. Thanks. When replying, please assume I know nothing about article directories and you will be right on.