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Although I'm not really an expert on SEO I believe that it's going to be easier to rank more focused niche sites. You would be able to build up a more consistent information architecture that Google should be able to interpret the meaning of easier via relevant internal linking. Also, long standing reputable domains often appear to be favored by Google as ...


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It seems you are asking about putting more keywords in the article. We know from the latest Google Panda and Penguin updates, keywords in an article is least important. If due to certain modifications in the article a user spends more time with the article or even if due to some of the links (internal/external) you have put in the article which is ...


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Disclaimers are not legally binding anyway. Having a disclaimer does little to protect you from a lawsuit. Not having one does nothing. As long as you write responsibly then few judges are going to allow a case like this against you since the reader is the one who made the changes. But a disclaimer gives them an easy out to just toss the case. ...


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Article syndication is essentially a barter relationship - one in which the content creator usually loses in my opinion. Article directories work hard to accrue trust and authority. They do so by building backlinks to their directory. The aggregation of all that content is valuable (to some) and so they work hard at acquiring backlinks. Content (and site) ...


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This only benefits the original publishing site and can potentially harm you if you do this incorrectly. By re-posting the same content as the original site you now have duplicate content. This is something Google does not want. To remedy this you have to use canonical URLs. This tells Google that the other site is the original source of the information. ...


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I'm not an SEO expert either so someone with more knowhow than me may say this is a bad idea, but what aboout using one domain with several subdomains? E.g. financial.melanie.com and travel.melanie.com. That way you'd only have to pay for one domain, but you could separate the content in a more meaningful way. Also I'd just like to say bravo for sticking to ...


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It looks like (I don't kow for sure as I don't use services like this) that ezinearticles, maybe others, allow you to place links in your articles. They are not nofollow. So you can get links this way. Unfortunately they are low quality so I wouldn't expect them to make any kind of difference in your rankings in-and-of themselves. However, if others ...


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The Meta description tag does not affect your rankings so I wouldn't worry about that. But it can affect a user's desire to visit your pages. If you are a good at writing copy and the workload won't be overwhelming, then go ahead and write meta descriptions for each article. If you're not good at writing copy or the workload will be too much, then let the ...


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I would generally prefer to have content authors write one more paragraph (or even sentence!) in the body than write a meta description, so I would favor #2. #1 isn't bad if the descriptions are good, but the opportunity cost seems less-than-worthwhile.


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From Search Engine Land's "A Look At Article Directories and Their Influence in Organic Rankings": "...is submitting content to article directories still worth doing? ... Unless you are targeting extremely uncompetitive phrases, with disposable URLs, mass submission and blaster software, [it's] not worth the time and expense." And that was in 2009 ...


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If you google "list of article submission directories" the site you mentioned comes up first: http://www.vretoolbar.com/articles/directories.php


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The idea is that these articles allow others to republish the content you submitted on their own sites for free with proper attribution (a link to you in the about the author section). Thus by submitting your article to them you get the opportunity to get tons of links from all of their users. I've not gotten much value from these as John Conde mentioned ...


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Since Google really likes fresh content, I don't think it will be a disadvantage to update your content: Google will crawl it and display a more fresh date next to your result in its search page People coming to your tutorial from Google won't come back on Google because your tutorial is up to date One thing you shouldn't do is update the url according ...


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For your site architecture, you can take inspiration from famous newspapers websites. In general, articles on these websites are categorized by theme (all economics articles in the same category, all sport articles in the same category, etc.). If your site has many articles, you can also create subcategories like for example football, tennis, golf, etc. ...


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WebPage vs. Article Article would contain data about the actual (main) content, while WebPage would contain data about the whole page and everything on it (e.g., the site navigation/footer etc.). So it’s not necessarily either-or; it’s not uncommon to use both: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> <article itemscope ...


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This is duplicate content. Making a minor change does not make it unique content. Using the author markup will not make it acceptable. You should use canonical URLs on one of the pages. (If this article is the only duplicate content I wouldn't worry about it. BUt if you plan on doing this with a lot of content you will run into issues).


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First of all, is it a legal and accepted practice in general (assuming we have the original owner's consent)? If you have the author's or copyright holder's consent to copy their works (i.e., web pages), then it is legally acceptable to do so, providing that you don't alter their content without prior approval, retain their copyright notice, and retain ...


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The only reason that I can think that this could harm you is in the case of scraped content. Google tries to find out which site had the content first and show only that site. If your site says you published it later, you might no longer be considered the original site.


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If the other blogger publishes the article, it can be not well received by Google because of duplicate content. However his website wont' be penalized. If you want avoid SEO problems, you can ask to Google to remove your webpage (article) from its index. You can do it in Webmaster Tools (menu Optimization => Remove URLs). If you don't use this functionality ...


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I suggest you focus on getting featured on the biggest blogs out there (such as TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Startup Tunes and The Next Web). Once they write about you — all the other ones will just come along.


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From the HTML 5 specs: The article element represents a component of a page that consists of a self-contained composition in a document, page, application, or site and that is intended to be independently distributable or reusable, e.g. in syndication. This could be a forum post, a magazine or newspaper article, a blog entry, a ...


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If you're talking about a one-off migration of articles there are a few options available. We use a variety of extensions depending on the job requirements, they are all listed in the Joomla! Extension Directory's section for Migration. Lately we've been using the SP extensions more as we've had good experiences with their tool for migrating clients sites ...


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Have a look into TimThumb, it's a very popular image resize script, easily implemented in php. Feed it the image size like so and it will generate images at virtually any size, so long as the image is good quality you can even go bigger than the source, the only limitation is the height/width ratio. ...


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By all means allow the writers to supply more images - they might have particular sizes they prefer, however, it would be better UX for you to resize the images for them. Take the image they provide and then create a set of smaller images from that. Imgur does this (for example). You upload an image and it generates a filename: abc0123.jpg which is your ...



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