Aussie Peter writes:
“Chris, I’ve just seen your article of May 2006 about writing multiple articles for geo-targeted niches. Could you give me your views on the extent to which each article would need
to be completely re-written, as opposed to doing a search and replace on the state, and leaving the rest of the article the same?
G’day Peter… Excellent question! If it’s for articles that you’re submitting to EzineArticles.com, every geo-targeted article will need to be 90-97% completely original as we reject articles that have the same 1, 2, 3 or more of identical paragraphs with only a single paragraph that is unique to the region.
This doesn’t seem fair I know…if the advice you have is nearly identical for everyone in every state/country/region with only a brief snippet of unique content for the geo-region that you’re writing about.
There are 2 reasons why we don’t allow what you’re asking about:
1) We don’t want substantially duplicate content. If any more than a couple complex sentences are duplicated, this is too much for us.
2) We really want to encourage completely new content written for each geo-targeted article. Surely there is enough to say about each region or locale that you’re writing about to make the articles unique enough?