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Best way for my articles to be seen?

Postby lance123 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:44 pm

I hope anybody will help me with this decision. I have more than 100 articles written by myself on my website www.mydomain.com, which is an article directory.
Now I have made a decision to move these articles to my blog www.mydomain.com/blog for them to easier be found by search engines.

I have a couple of questions:
1) is it smarter to move them to a new domain, www.mynewdomain.com/blog instead of having them on the same domain as my articledirectory?
2) can I use the same articles and publish one each day and without having to rewrite them in some way?

What´s your suggestion? I will appreciate all answers that can help me moving forward. Thank you.
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Postby terrapin719 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:02 pm

I'm not sure I understand the question.
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Postby angienewton » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:03 pm

Lance,
I think I understand what you're trying to ask. I'm not totally sure BUT I would say you should not have the same articles on your site and your blog. If you use SEO and good keyword phrases, the search engines will find the articles on the pages on your website.

Maybe each day or week you could make a blog post that talks a bit about each article, kind of like an intro and then you can link from your blog post to the article on your website.

Does that make sense?
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Postby tknoppe » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:35 am

The search engines can find them just fine where they are, no need to move them. What I would do is perhaps do like what Angie suggested, is on your new blog, pick an article on the original site, and write about that article topic on the new blog - expound upon the topic more, or in a different direction perhaps, and link to the original article in the new blog post. Don't create duplicate content, but enhance your original content with new information on the blog, linking to the original.
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Postby AlexNewell » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:01 am

Following up what Traci and angie said, - put new articles/ posts on your bog with links to the original articles.

Also link to the articles with some new article submissions to ezine articles, create a couple of Squidoo lenses with your content and link to the articles - and do some social bookmarking of all those articles.

Search engines can find your articles but give them some encouragement with some extra links eh?

:-)
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Postby lance123 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:16 pm

[quote="angienewton"]Lance,
I think I understand what you're trying to ask. I'm not totally sure BUT I would say you should not have the same articles on your site and your blog. If you use SEO and good keyword phrases, the search engines will find the articles on the pages on your website.

Maybe each day or week you could make a blog post that talks a bit about each article, kind of like an intro and then you can link from your blog post to the article on your website.

Does that make sense?
[quote="lance"]

Thank you, Angie

yes, that makes sense, having two different domains, one for my main site and one for my blog. And then post snippets as intro linking to my main site.
The problem with my main site which is an article directory is that I have not found a way to put my keywords in the URL and in the title tag. I am sure that will not be the case in my blog. So that´s why I want to move to my own blog instead.

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Postby lance123 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:22 pm

[quote="tknoppe"]The search engines can find them just fine where they are, no need to move them. What I would do is perhaps do like what Angie suggested, is on your new blog, pick an article on the original site, and write about that article topic on the new blog - expound upon the topic more, or in a different direction perhaps, and link to the original article in the new blog post. Don't create duplicate content, but enhance your original content with new information on the blog, linking to the original.
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Thanks for your concern, Traci. I now think I know how to do it. See my answer to Angie.
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Postby lance123 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:26 pm

[quote="AlexNewell"]Following up what Traci and angie said, - put new articles/ posts on your bog with links to the original articles.

Also link to the articles with some new article submissions to ezine articles, create a couple of Squidoo lenses with your content and link to the articles - and do some social bookmarking of all those articles.

Search engines can find your articles but give them some encouragement with some extra links eh?

:-)
[/quote=lance]
Thank you, Alex. Yes, that makes sense as well and I am going to join twitter to start with.

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