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Old 07-20-2011, 02:15 PM
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Article: Submitting VS Syndicating. What's Better?

Just the other day, I received a free SEO training course from one of the top marketers. Of course he had a software package to make just about each step easier. But he was very thorough about everything. But as I find out the training was a little bit out dated.
He suggested linking within the site itself, that use to be okay, but now Google is Google and now they don't like it. My rankings went down as soon as I applied it. "Please correct me if I'm wrong"
So now he said, syndicating articles is much better than article submission. But everybody is saying submit. So what do you think?
 
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:20 PM
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Can you write well? If so, then technorati is taking on writers. It's a PR 8 website.
 
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:16 PM
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He suggested linking within the site itself, that use to be okay, but now Google is Google and now they don't like it. My rankings went down as soon as I applied it. "Please correct me if I'm wrong"
Did he provide proof that Google doesn't like internal linking? Why would they point out in Google Webmaster Tools the number of internal links within your site if a) it wasn't important and b) they ddin't like it?

If your site's ranking went down after improving your internal linking, it must be a coincidence that you did that when they assessed your site and it had other factors that diminished your ranking.

Maybe the "other" techniques you applied after following that course are not so hot?

Marketers do a have a thing about syndicating articles so your name gets out.

What is more important to you? Your site being found in search results for it's fabulous original content (possibly equalting into a writing job) or providing content for eveyone else just in case you might get a writing job, if your syndicated articles show in the search results?

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Syndicate carefully: If you syndicate your content on other sites, Google will always show the version we think is most appropriate for users in each given search, which may or may not be the version you'd prefer. However, it is helpful to ensure that each site on which your content is syndicated includes a link back to your original article. You can also ask those who use your syndicated material to use the noindex meta tag to prevent search engines from indexing their version of the content.
Duplicate content - Google Webmaster Tools Help
 
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I think article submission is still one of the top tactics to improve SEO. Whichever you choose, submission or syndication, your must well-written content to see any positive effects.
 
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Article submission works much better than going with syndicating..
 
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Article submission works much better than going with syndicating..
Why are you of this opinion?
 
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People making a living doing article marketing frequently post on WF that getting your articles syndicated onto other websites or in ezines after you've had them indexed on your own site is more beneficial in terms of targeted traffic generation than simply having them sit in an article directory. Submitting to an article directory is just a way of getting your article and backlink out there with the goal of getting it picked up and syndicated.
 
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Why not mix and match? There's no need to rely on a single method.
 
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I'm pretty sure linking to your site internally isn't seen as negative in google's eyes. Its when you only have internal links and no outbound links that google will lower your rating. How old was this course?
 
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