Once you post an article for distribution, is it ok for others to post it on a website or Blog before it is approved for your distribution. If some one posts the article before it is approved by your site, would that effect your decision to publish it on your site?
Easy answer: No, it would not impact our decision to accept it. If it met our posted editorial guidelines, we would accept it.
Complex answer: The real question you are asking Dave is, “Does EzineArticles.com require exclusive content written only for your site?” We don’t require that the article content be exclusive to EzineArticles.com (even though we appreciate when you submit new content to EzineArticles first), but we do require that the article content be EXCLUSIVE to your author name… meaning, we must not be able to find any of your article submissions under anyone elses name on the entire Internet.
Common innocent mistake we see too often: An author will post his/her content on his/her own website but won’t put his/her name on their own article… leaving us to wonder who really wrote the article. Therefore, always put your name on your own article. To not do this is a red flag because it means you don’t stand behind your content or your didn’t really write it.
More common mistake that isn’t so innocent: An author will buy a PLR (Private Label Rights) article pack and submit it as his or her own. *yawn*… Seriously, this is the wrong venue for PLR content. Or, an author will try to rewrite PLR content and submit it as his or her own… Or they will buy content from a ghostwriter and not triple check the content for originality, only to find out it’s not original. This happens too often and we’ve expended an enormous level of efforts to tag, identify, and not accept this type of content. Be original and only submit original content. :) Please.