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4:33 am on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Writing good informative articles and submitting them into many article submission directory is always recommended. The question is if one article is submitted and published by many , do some of pages will be penalized by Google because they contains the same material (Duplicate content).

My another question is does participating in the forum like this helps, as some of this discussion pages will be cached by Google who will ultimately reach to profile page and link to home page.

12:01 am on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'll try to answer your questions. If you submit the same article to multiple directories and they are picked up and published by other site owners, the multiple pages with the same article probably will be treated as duplicate content. That's a problem for those using the article, but should not be a problem for you if you never, and I repeat never, place the same article on your own website.

Make sure the article, as it appears on your site, is rewritten sufficiently to avoid any duplicate content penalty.

I have no idea what to tell you an answer to your second question, but I would not rely on your profile here to give you any search engine boosts in ranking.

12:50 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi, abhishekkaushik,

In the above post you've already got some answer about the duplicate content. I'll try to answer your second question anyway and I guess it has to be "Probably no". From my experience I think (and I am almost sure) Google is not going that deep, i.e. Google doesn't link to the home page.

1:04 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Writing good informative articles and submitting them into many article submission directory is always recommended.

Not always ;) For example I wouldn't recommend it because it is a complete waste of time.

However submitting your article to selected sites can be extremely effective. Look for high quality sites connected with your sector and call or email the site owner. Ask if they would be willing to publish an article on your chosen topic and offer to send them a sample. It doesnít matter if they donít have any articles on their site already just point out the advantages.

7:40 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For example I wouldn't recommend it because it is a complete waste of time.

I completely disagree. There are about 15 really good article directories, and, if your article is decent, it will be picked up and published by other web owners, many with one way links back to your site. Even so, I believe there is much to be gained over time by going wide and deep with article submissions. The process needs to be automated.

If you want to approach individual site owners, be my guest. I consider emails with such proposals to be spam and they immediately get deleted. I get a lot of them.

To each his own.

12:09 pm on May 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I completely disagree. There are about 15 really good article directories

True, but only 15 out of hundreds. It doesn't count so much whether article directories are a waste of time or a golden mine - you need to spot out these, let's say, 15 article directories and make them work in your benefit. A common mistake here - most webmasters start their promotion with a "fierce" submission campaign that turns out to work against them.

11:42 am on May 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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well, you all have said some true things I guess. Which reminds me of a very popular phrase - content is King!

No, I don't think that content is king, and if you make it a king it won't get published.

Make it a Kong as in King Kong. That's how you are gonna get your content published. How are you going to do that?....

Well, you have all the time to figure that out. Start by reading. Reading on the web I mean.