Is it of any value submitting the same article to more that one article directory. I currently submit to your site first and then submit to around another 20 article sites. I am not sure if I am wasting my time because of duplicate content issues?
Would it be better just to submit the one article to Ezine and leave it at that or submit to many and gain the backlinks and traffic.
Chris Knight responds: I’ve always said that it’s better to submit 200 articles to (1) directory than it is to submit (1) article to 200 directories… and the primary reason behind this is that there aren’t 200 directories that you can trust in the marketplace…or at least have a good feeling that they will treat your article with respect and plenty of traffic for your contribution.
I also think you should put a lower priority on getting backlinks and a higher priority on getting qualified traffic from every article that you syndicate. Let the backlink love take care of itself and don’t make that a focus… Focus on quality and quantity for your original article submissions and reject sites that don’t at least give you as much traffic as we do per article submitted.
Lastly, we’re not a directory any more, but rather an expert author community. :) …semantics, but thanks for submitting to EzineArticles.com first! This is one of the things we work very hard to make our site attractive enough, benefits delivered wise, to earn your first submission before going to other sites.