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Posting Same content all over the web - Good or Bad for ranking?

 9:01 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Am trying to figure out if i have a site and post content about "TOP 10 ways to do XYZ" at my own site. So if i post the same content at Article Directories other websites which allow to post the content.

Question: Now i have created content at my own site with the title "TOP 10 ways to do XYZ" and if i post the same content with the same title at all above websites...do you think :

1. It would harm the original content and original content won't rank or the content created on my own blog will be counted as duplicated/spam content?


2. Is it ok to post the same content across all other websites and i can post at any amount websites i can?


3. The content created on other websites will rank higher than my originally created content at my own blog?

Sorry for such a big question :) but i have written this in detail so every one can get a clear scenario about the same.

If question need more clarification, let me know please!

Thanks in advance

[edited by: tedster at 9:13 pm (utc) on June 1, 2009]
[edit reason] I made specific details more general [/edit]



 11:09 pm on Jun 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have been wondering that as well google says that they can shift though the mess and give credit to the appropriate website but i dont know if they will penalize your site or not


 12:10 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have submuitted over 500 articles and I have come to the conclusion that 1 article per article site should be submitted because G may delete all off them and if I want the same article on my website, I will rewrite the article using some different words. As a rule, duplicate content is bad. You may see them all appear in the SERPS for the first 2 weeks, but then they may all vanish....POOF.


 12:11 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

To some extent it depends what your message is and what your goals are. If it is brand awareness and an offline goal, maybe saturation is good. In many other scenarios it might not be.


 6:42 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

surely this comes down to a question of where you would like links from and where you spend your time.

Would I prefer to spend my time getting 10 links from related and relevant websites vs spending my time getting 100 non-related? - imho, and all things being somewhat equal, I'd take the 10 related.

My suggestion, try and find related websites that will take your article and post it with links in tact - be more selective where you spread your nicely written and unique content article.


 7:26 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

So it is fact that one should not post the same content over the web, if one has to post the content about the same subject than, they must tweak or re-write the content (for getting the links from those websites) is it?


 7:43 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

not at all. Every news agency in the world sources their overseas content from local providers - syndication. Just don't expect all those 2nd-3rd-4th-etc reprints to rank ..

if you can write unique content to go on those 10 websites and you are getting permanent links/pages from relevant sites then I would take the time to write it.


 7:50 am on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

The question is not so much "duplication" as "dilution" of the article. If the goal is to achieve visitors to your site, then post/show only original content on the site. If others allow you to post an infomercial of that article on theirs, ie, a link with short description, that's okay. But if you give it all away every place you go there's no reason for the visitor to come see you... they already have the content and will be off the sniff the next flower that interests them. And if they find the same thing on multiple sites (under YOUR NAME) they just might get the idea it's not worth much. Just my 2 cents, adjusted by inflation to .000002 cents.


 10:59 pm on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have a related question:

Suppose you write an original article and put it on your site, and then a few months later post a complete exact duplicate copy of it on a dozen other sites. How much risk are you taking that Google will eventually mis-identify one of these copies as being the original and give it priority in the rankings for the main keywords?


 11:09 pm on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

It does happen, but I haven't seen it very often. we've had some reports of that happening here on the forum. My (unconfirmed) suspicion is that you take a bigger risk if you make later changes to your original article page.


 11:25 pm on Jun 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the reply. I believe I read somewhere that Matt Cutts said that Google is "pretty good" at identifying the original. But I've occasionally seen posts by people who said that someone had scraped content from their site and been surplanted in the rankings as a result.


 1:40 pm on Jun 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi Dear..

If you will use you website content in submission then your site pages get penalize by Google and will strat dropping in ranking specially for Google.com.


 2:05 pm on Jun 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Am not using the website content for submissions, i had different content specially made for submissions.

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