27 Jan 10 4:36 am
I've heard that this is not true, and that article directories will not penalize if you have already posted the material you're submitting on your website. Say you write a post on your blog, widgetreview.net. If you submit this to an article site and say that you are the owner of widgetreview.net then they know you are not plagiarizing.
My understanding is that Google only penalizes "duplicate content" when it shows up within the same website. You can't post the same thing multiple times on your own blog, but you're free to submit an article verbatim from a blog post.
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