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Which is best when creating articles for article directories?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Topher, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Topher

    Topher Registered Member

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    I'm creating articles for several products. The articles will be spun and submitted to article directories manually.

    Is it best to create an article about the specific product or a related theme?
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It doesn't really matter as the content in the article is just camouflaged fodder for the article to get accepted by the article directory as well as giving the search engines a reason to crawl the url and see the backlink.
     
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    So an article about blue widgets with a link about blue widgets carries the same weight as an article about scissors with a link about blue widgets?

    I thought google was smarter ;)
     
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    It's not the article that gets you the backlink, it's the anchor text.

    The content of the article gets you published and crawled; the anchor text gets you the backlink which boosts your site.

    I could write an article about the filing cabinet in my office and put a backlink in the resource box about coffee... they tie in nicely... or I could put a backlink in about my car as I use that to get to my office... or I could put a backlink in about the local supermarket as we shop there to get food for lunch in my office... or I could put a backlink in about trains because there are train tracks near my office.

    It's darn near impossible to say one thing does not relate to another in some fashion.
     
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