Hi there, I am wondering what is the best way to get links using article marketing. My concern is the duplicated content issue. Google is not penalizing duplicated content, but give less pagerank to a page with duplicated content so the link loss value. On google webmasters blog, they said if we want to syndicate our content we should place a link back to the original article page. Matt Cuts, the google engineer said So my conclusion is: If we want to send an article to 100 article directories, we should put first the article on a site X. Site X could be a page on our site or a WEB 2.0 property. Then we should submit the article to article directories and put a link back to our site X . In this way the original content will be on site X, and site X will have more page rank. Also, if someone decide to republish the article, all links placed in the article will have strength because we are saying to Googlebot that article is syndicated and the original content is on site X. So in this way we are avoiding the Dup content issue, and all placed links on the article will be valid. Moreover, we can place links on site x to our money sites. That was my conclusion. Makes sense. However, I would like to read your opinions.