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Article Directories and SEO - Submission to Various Directories

  1. fdoleac profile image60
    fdoleacposted 7 years ago

    What are the advantages and disadvantages to submitting the same article to Ezines and Article Alley.  Can they be exactly the same article?

    1. michifus profile image83
      michifusposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      1. It will give you access to the readers to two websites (two search engine listings)
      2. It will give you two backlinks
      3. It will take considerably less time than writing two articles which are unique.


      1. You stand a chance of getting banned from either of these two article directories for submitting non-unique content
      2. One or both may be flagged as duplicated and their value as backlinks may be reduced in value by Google.
      3. Google may flag the duplicate content and not give you such a high search engine placement.

      Whilst Google is widely believed to knock duplicated content, this is not necessarily the case. Take Wikipedia for example, a lot of the content on that site is duplicated. PLR copy is duplicated and that still ranks well. Youtube is often duplicate files, and it performs admirably.

      Your main problem will be with the article directories themselves both of which do not allow duplicate content.

      If you want to maximise the links and release one piece of content to multiple article directories, then take a few minutes to at least make a cursory attempt at changing for each site you submit to.

      1. Release your article with a new title each time
      2. Change your bio box for each release

      Since most of the article sites only have dofollow links in the Bio box, it makes sense to make this section unique, or if you are submitting to 50 article directories, at least have 10 different bios to use. Always change the title each time though!

      Hope this helps.

      1. fdoleac profile image60
        fdoleacposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        michifus -  thanks for the advice - makes sense.

      2. johnorton profile image59
        johnortonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        not agree with @michifus. submitting the article in article directories with different titles is not a good practice. Google treats its like a duplicate content and reduces your links and content value.  Google is also know that these sites are article sites and if any author publish his articles he will publish in many article directories.

        Google treats article directories in a different manner. The purpose of publishing any article to target the more and more audience. This is the reason to publish in many sites.

        Yes you can change the bio but not in every site.

        1. fdoleac profile image60
          fdoleacposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          John -  There does not seem to be consensus on this issue.  I understand editing the article and headline to create a "differnet article".  If an article is syndicated, how can Google penalize you others reposting your content.  That doesn't make sense.

        2. michifus profile image83
          michifusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          However by creating a different title, you will pick up visitors under different search terms, who would not otherwise have found your content. I do not see why Google would peanalize you for that. OK, so if you do it 100 times that is spamming, but a couple of times for each article is not too bad I suppose, and adds some value.

          I don't actually do it at all, a I think it is far better to write 100% original content, and then you can be sure that Google will be nice to you. Maybe that is why I am not as high in the SE rankings as I would like wink

          As for article rewriting software - I hate it with a passion, and anyone who uses it to churn out utter rubbish is polluting the internet.

  2. profile image58
    subin88posted 7 years ago

    Thanks for this valuable information.

  3. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    duplicate content filter - quite different

  4. Csjun89 profile image70
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    The problem might lie with the duplication, perhaps you could write an article from a different perspective?

  5. Jenna May Swan profile image59
    Jenna May Swanposted 7 years ago

    In my experience ezine and article alley are fine about duplicate content.  In fact ezine have flagged me only where the duplicate article is non-identical (author name was changed and a paragraph missed).  So long as you wrote it both these directories are fine with you publishing elsewhere.

    1. fdoleac profile image60
      fdoleacposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.  It will save alot of work and hopefully develop a different audience.