Duplicate content and web directories, Article marketing etc.

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  1. Tandy

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    Having Googled duplicate content - I am just as confused as before,

    If for good SEO you shouldn't duplicate, why are there so many people using article directories and web directories? Is there a difference between web directories and article directories, like EzineArticles? If your content is good, surely you want it to spread? I am ranking well on Google with about 30 page one entries and being picked up by others but I want to avoid being penalized by Google.

    Any Comments please
    Regards:confused:
     
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  2. Joseph.Shivell

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    I'm not sure what you mean by web directories - do you mean directories like Yelp? These are business directories with listings of businesses in various categories. Although local businesses will have some directory listings so their potential customers can find them, pursuing directory listings for SEO purposes is not recommended. Some people still do it because they think it's an easy way to get links, but it leads to problems later on. As far as article directories, like EzineArticles, are concerned, many of them distribute articles to large quantities of low-quality sites, which also causes problems for any websites that have links to them in the articles. You would be better off sharing articles on networking sites like LinkedIn or MosaicHub, or using top-rated, high PR article syndication sites, and letting other links happen naturally. You'll also want to keep an eye on your link portfolio, so you can get rid of any low-quality links that get in.
     
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    Duplicate content is no longer supported by search engines, so if we concerned about SERPs then this is something which we should avoid. Popular, quality web and article directories have also taken step regarding this and have been avoiding duplicate content and spam users on their website. So we can use such quality directories for promotion purpose with unique content.
     
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    Search engines will never display two identical pieces of content in the SERPs. This is done to ensure the highest search quality; seeing the same content twice is not very interesting for the user. Search engine spam is any deceitful attempts to deliberately trick the search engine into returning inappropriate, redundant, or poor-quality search results.
     
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    You are right article sites do share our content with other article sites, and we don't know weather those sites are quality websites or not. But article sites like Ezinearticles don't share our content, so it's recommended to share the article with the sites with the good domain authority and PR.

    Blog submission is better option than article submission. It will help to increase the ranking as well as traffic of your website.
     
  6. rudradhar

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    Your first question is - why are there so many people using article directories and web directories?
    The answer is to get backlinks, people post their article in article submission site and in that article they add hyperlink of their site.

    Your second question is - is there a difference between web directories and article directories?
    The answer is web directories means directory submission in that you can put your website URL in directories and article directory means article submission means adding your article in article submission sites.

    EzineArticles: this site is not good for article submission at all.

    And if you don't want to get penalized by Google then use unique content in your website and add your site in quality directories - only quality directories means good PR sites. Article submission is not necessary, but it you have good quality article then you can submit your 1 article in one article submission site only and another article in another article submission site and make sure your article submission site is not banned by Google.
     
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    Article directories are no more there and publishing content on multiple websites leads to penalty. What you can do to spread your content is to publish it in one website and curate that link to multiple websites. Rss feed submission is one example.,
     
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    If you post same article in multiple directories then your website can be penalized otherwise posting high quality articles in high quality directories can improve your website ranking in major search engines.
     
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    Duplicate content is the real issue in SEO field and Google's algorithms are strictly check website's content and those article from where you are getting backlinks. In this scenario your post is very helpful to understand the importance and technicalities regarding duplicate content issue.

     

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