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Submitting to article sites, cause duplicate?

   
1:09 am on Apr 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've been getting a lot of suggestions to submit my articles to article sites but im worried... wont that cause duplicates to be sniffed out by google bot and others?

OR does it rely on link backs to the original site ( my site) to distinguish between dupe and legit...

9:58 am on Apr 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Search engines do not (and cannot) distinguish between 'dupe' and 'legit' - they have no way to know which you consider to be legit.

Me too; if you submitted it (as opposed to 'it was nicked'), it's as legitimate as the one on your own site, isn't it?

There is such a thing as a quality article farm - but they are few and far between; in almost every case, the article on your own site will do you more good than farming it out.

Many link farms obfuscate links.
Few link farms have any page rank to share.
Very few link farms actually refer many human beings.
Plus the duplicate content issues.

Whereas the article on your own site:
Gives you credit
increases your page ranking, as your site becomes more substantial
earns organic links
attracts advertising
is something to be proud of.

Article farms are 2005 going on 2006 as an seo 'trick' - then people realised that they were 'assuming' a value in article farms that only about three of them possess.

They arose just as link farms were dying; I guess people still had the agricultural theme.

11:38 am on Apr 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks very much!
9:55 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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One common workaround is rewrite a copy the articles or pay a freelancer to reword them to preclude dupe content and then submit the reworded articles to the directories. Hope this helps :>
10:24 pm on Apr 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yep; you can fill the web with semi-cloned articles.

There's a proud precedent for this; academic research happens, then each member of the team writes it up, each focussing on one area, but inevitably with huge overlap. Especially when they go round a second time for the less auspicious journals.

We used to call it 'salami publishing'. Magazines and journals hated it, readers loathed it with a passion - but the authors never noticed such trivia.

These days, PR companies make a three minute interview with a 'star' stretch around twenty magazines; each gets the same cr*p, but they all get one unique question each. Sweet :)

3:43 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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One common workaround is rewrite a copy the articles or pay a freelancer to reword them to preclude dupe content and then submit the reworded articles to the directories. Hope this helps :>

I wound strongly recommend you to try avoiding duplicate content in this way. It is experienced and working.

Cheers,