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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:33 AM
I would like to hear your opinions and what has worked for you in the past and what has not.
PS- I will be attending the Oct training class.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:45 AM
Do you think this is a valid SEO strategy?
I do not want the sites I submitted the article to, to out rank the original article.
Why not? As long as the reader still has access to the link back to your site, what difference does it make? If they are interested in what you offer, they'll click to your site.
Do you think that by adding a backlink to the original article this will tell Google who had the article on the web first and who should be ranked for the article?
Doesn't work that way Google will know you're the original source for the article because it was published on your site/blog/forum/whatever first. Once it's spidered and included in the index, you're good. They know you were the first. Being first to publish doesn't mean you automatically get ranked higher than others. There are LOTs of elements that go into deciding which pages get ranked where for what.
Does it help to wait 30 days to re-publish the article?
No. Once Google picks it up, you're good. Just type the title of your article into the Google search field (using quotes). When it shows up, go for it!
Also would you syndicate all of the articles to various sites or maybe 10-20 articles to 5 different sites?
It's not the quantity. It's the quality. There are a bazillion article directory sites online and most of them are fly-by-night pieces of trash. They have no visitors (thus, no people to read your article and click to your site), they have lousy PageRank, etc. Be selective. Don't worry about quantity. It's not the article directory link that will do you a lot of good anyway.
You get the power of article distribution when other sites pick up your article from the article directory and republish it on their high-quality site
Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:55 AM
Thanks for the quick reply!
For a while I was submitting the articles to the syndication sites like ezinearticles, minti, and a few others but I noticed that our content was being outranked by the same article on these other sites. Which I believe must have something to do with Google's trust or authority they gives to these sites. My client was not happy with the fact that their own content wasn't showing up first on Google and was being out ranked by the same articles on these sites. They want the search traffic going to their site first even if a customer ended up clicking through one of the links in the article on another site. So I guess the answer would be to build quality backlinks to the article on our site to build the PR? and in turn hopefully outrank the other sites?
Thanks for your help.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:08 AM
Or if you're publishing a lot of articles and don't want to keep track manually one little trick I use is to set up a Google Alert with the article title, preferably prior to uploading it to your site. You'll then get an email notification every time Google has picked it up from somewhere as a newly indexed page. Both when it shows up on your site and every time it shows up somewhere else.
I find this much easier to manage since I'm typically publishing a lot of different stuff for a number of different sites pretty much constantly. If a site is new, or I simply want to track it more closely, I then set up a little Excel spread sheet where I track what date each one shows up in Google Reader.
Or if you're only concerned about when your own site's content gets picked up, if the site happens to provide an RSS feed like most CMS/Blog systems do, you can subscribe to the feed in Google Reader and see when it hits there. Though if you have an RSS feed that's getting pinged out to various places I'll tell you you're probably going to see it get spidered and picked up almost immediately. Or at least all of mine seem to show up literally within an hour or two of me making a post and pinging it out.
Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:50 PM
Posted 30 January 2010 - 03:39 AM
There are lots of article content distribution services out there, and yes I do use one fairly religiously. Not daily or anything along those lines. But every 2-3 months for each of my sites. Assuming I have something new an wonderful to say. If I don't, I don't put out an article just to do it. Like anything else, in only gets you out.
I know for my own articles put out through the tool I use, I generally see anywhere between 50 and 150 individual sites picking them up. But I probably put more time and effort into making sure it's worthy of being republished and actually offers something of value than many do.
What can I say, it's one way to help get the word out. It's not the only way, nor is it the only method you should be using.
[And no I'm not going to hype the tool I use. It's good, maybe the best of its kind for how I use it. But it's not the only one. Just the one I choose to use for my own reasons.]
Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:03 AM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:23 AM
One thing about the Alerts and the sites that get listed there. Be a bit careful just clicking through, especially if you have IE set up as your default browser. What I say this is that I've also had more than one occasion recently where someone has basically copied all of or a lot of some pages of my site --presumably because my pages rank well-- and then embed some sort of automatic virus download in the page.
As a general rule I only get these nasty ones for the more general stuff I track, but I am seeing more of it over the last several months than had been the case a year or two ago. So just be careful to make sure your own computer doesn't end up getting infected because you're trying to see who's linking to you.
FWIW, the reason I pick up on these is that I have Chrome set up as my default browser. And it has the stopbadware warning stuff built right into it so throws up a warning for me.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:06 PM
From what I understand, **** doesn't exactly function in accordance with the principles that Jill and her team have advocated through the years.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:55 PM
I've tried to look around but there's so much spam everywhere it's hard to work out the useful ones.
The article I'm writing is (internet) gaming related if that makes a difference.
Is there any risk in submitting an article to too many places?
(if it has links pointing back to my site)
Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:08 PM
I don't think you can have too many to be honest.. As long as the articles provide genuine new content and aren't just rubbish to take up space, have a field day and try to get them out as far and in as many places as you can.
One caveat I would add is to make sure you are submitting to article sites that actually get traffic.. Not ones that solely exist for SEO purposes.. (yes they exist!)
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