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I have to admit they are useful in my opinion.  Say you have 10 blogs that you do SEO for … you can use the RSS feed with an IFTTT Applet to auto generator your social media announcements of new content.  Rather than posting something to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, Tumblr, Instagram and so on and so on.

You can also ensure that your blog regularly gets updates which improve the likely hood of crawlers visiting your site more frequently.  It’s not the main attraction content that you would be pulling in but filler content that is still relevant.  Think of it like this … when you go to your local newspaper’s site likely all of the nation news is from the Associated Press.  That means that article is duplicate content but duplicate content isn’t as bad as folks make it out to be…it happens and in journalism it’s more the norm than the exception.

Sometimes I feel that RSS content aggregated well can create unique content.  An example is during an election I built a site that aimed to have all the local elections news in one spot.  VoteLouisville.com pulled the RSS feeds of anyone running for office which created a place where you could read two candidates updates side by side and compare what they were focusing on in the election.  The candidates want there content reposted, and the voters likely want to see both sides so in that scenario I think the content from RSS made uniquely different aggregated content.

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Where are the best places to share articles that will help increase my site’s DA?

First … if you want to increase your DA you can but keep in mind thats a Moz dot com metric with no direct connection to Google page rank. DR AS DS CF TF are all also metrics that are proprietary and DA is really only useful when you consider it along with other metrics.

But so a primary decider in both of those metrics is referring domains on seperate ips that get traffic and are indexed on Google. Easy answer … every place you can put it. Now it’s important we note, we aren’t talking about just a link….but you noted an article, which is the way to build context around your link and build relevance. In content links … don’t come up in a menu, the header or the footer and sidebar but are in the body in the content.

So many domains…a guest post is probably the way to go. A guest post on a syndicated network is viable … it is not a pbn. A PBN is just a collection of sites that no one goes too, that don’t rank themselves for anything and are full of links.

You’re welcome to guest post on my site at Ultimate SEO Content Syndication Network pick the category and it gets approved for syndication. Once syndicated your article gets posted on various sites such as ultimate seo dot org which is my main site or my personal blog … or about 30 others each with their own unique purpose and audience. Now if you post to an obscure category it will go to less sites than say business. Just cause for instance a dental article wouldn’t make sense on my personal blog.

But thats what you’re after, as many unique viable sites that don’t all share the same ip that have some SEO metrics of their own.

Everyone wants links from sites like Home Page – MarketWatch or FORTUNE and they’re great to have but a natural link distribution would mean you have more mediocre sites than high ones…just high ones and it looks like you bought them….which you can but thats expensive.

Check out places to post an article that syndicate the content.

And just to make a point on content syndication vs a pbn cause some might not get the difference … The Associated Press is not a PBN but their content is on every newspaper’s website. Getting an article about you from the AP is great. Now where folks get weird is when we think of who gets credit for that article, if it’s printed on 100 different sites. That’s fine too though, Google figures out where it was first rather easily. A misconception about “Duplicate Content” is rampant in the SEO world and Google has said many times as far back as 10 yrs ago that Duplicate Content “isn’t a pressing concern.” There’s also no penalty to it and that concerns traffic credit to the page, which you as a Guest Author don’t need to worry about since it’s not your site anyhow.

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Yes … already, come on!  An interesting thing happened once on a blog post I did while the article was on page two the image I used in the post and included a good img-alt tag for ended up ranking #1 for that keyword in image search.  It’s just less competitive and the point is that on page one a few images are usually shown and with the right image you can pull in more clicks than your page two article.

It’s also a requirement.  You see those are needed t=for screen readers to read to a blind person.Its part of your sites accessibility to people with ADA needs.  Which in the end a web crawler is like a blind person, so use the tag to show you’ve added yet another supporting element on the page for the keyword you’re after … and often others don’t use those tags so its your secret weapon sometimes.

Citation Flow  I used this image to convey Citation Flow’s uselessness and the img alt tag supports that.

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Auto Blogging is the practice of increasing content across sites usually with the same content but sometimes with subtle changes in the wording.  It’s done usually to pad content and it’s similar to syndicating news or guest postings that may appear on other sites.

Whats the issue with it?  Well it cant be the most unique, fresh content if you’re auto blogging it.  Even with the use of synonyms and word spinners the content is below grade and could carry duplicate content.  You should ensure that the content isn’t plagiarized and give credit to the author.  Canonical tags begin to play into this more where you get the use of the content but you provide the SEO value and credit back to the author.

Whats wrong with spinner content?  Its not natural … consider the sentence … Its the day after Valentine’s Day here and I’m just hanging out with my dog.  I got back “Its the after a long time after Valentine’s Day here and I’m simply spending time with my puppy.” from Free Article Spinner.com.  There is a mishap in the beginning of the sentence now and now “I’m simply spending time with my puppy.” … how would it not be simply?  Or how about another test sentence…

I prefer doing technical SEO audits to local SEO work just because Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles are all very different from Louisville or Chicago.

I incline toward doing specialized SEO reviews to nearby SEO work since Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles are for the most part altogether different from Louisville or Chicago.

Get the point on Auto Blogging?  I’d say you’re better off rewriting it yourself and now its not auto blogging.

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