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Suggestion for article directory owner about duplicate articles.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tpaolo, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. tpaolo

    tpaolo Regular Member

    May 28, 2009
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    I own an article directory (PR5), until a couple of days ago I've been approving articles without checking if the same articles have been already submitted to other article portals, then I changed my TOS and started to reject articles if they already appear on other sites exactly as have been submitted on my one.

    However I think it's a drastical solution as I could see my site stopping publishing fresh (even if not 100% original) content.

    Do you think is ethical adding a TOS term that allows me to replace some words of phrases of the article to make it unique?

    Also, how many different should be 2 similar articles to be considered by Google as different (=unique)? Is there some software/script that can help me with this job?

    Thanks for suggestions.