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Google now discounts the article links?

10:24 am on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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what do you think about below statement.

"Google now discounts the article links when we submit them to various article submission sites. Google’s gone wise to content syndication."

Thx in advance:)
2:12 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Google has always done that. It is the duplicate content filter. There has never been another way that G has ever operated.
2:21 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This is what I always assumed, we are contributing these articles to the various article sites - making them bigger which google will rank but they completely ignore the link backs within the articles.
5:53 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We should be careful here about generalization. If a so called "article site" is nothing but a place people dump articles for SEO that have been copied or spun, its pretty easy to see why google would make sure these types of activities would not lead to a benefit.

However, there are also sites large and small that publish "articles" and have an editorial policy that might include covering a popular topic that other sites are also covering, or selecting news items that are presented to an audience composed of repeat visitors.

There are lots of sites that allow users to request their topic be covered, or otherwise "submit", that are popular, and people actually read the articles. There is a big difference there.

I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with an "article directory site". However, there is a need to improve the model and even the software that drives such sites. It is simply an example of an overused model that worked for a while, but now needs to be updated.
1:35 am on Aug 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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finally.. its a good news to me.
8:23 am on Aug 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am not seeing this. A site ranks on page #1, at position 1 for a widget term searched about 200,000 per month. Backlink shows all his backlinks are articles, duplicated around the web...
3:15 pm on Aug 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi np2003, email me the search term, I would like a look, I see so few article sites in backlinks nowadays - certainly none of mine :)