Google does not index every article in AC

@scheng1 (24741)
Singapore
September 25, 2009 12:42am CST
Google does not and will not index every article in Associated Content and other writing sites. Michy had a discussion with a representative from Google in a closed door meeting, and she quoted the exact words of Google employee: "Google looks at site map for pages, but can't index every page because some bad sites create millions of pages. It would choke google if every one was indexed. Sites with lots of pages, Google looks for signals of quality for the pages, usually in the form of inbound links from trusted places." This thread was in the forum of AC. Later on, Lyn Lomasi mentioned a few ways to provide back links to our articles in Associated Content: 1)Start a blog 2)start your own website 3)start a squidoo lens 4)submit to bookmarking sites like Digg and StumbleUpon 5)post on twitter 6)answer Yahoo answers with links to your articles as the info source (only when appropriate of course) 7)keep writing quality content and hope others notice and link back 8)submit your AC RSS feed to feed directories In this case, I figure posting the same article in other writing sites do not harm the searchability of the article. It is likely that the article posted in Helium is indexed, while the same one in AC does not.
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
25 Sep 09
If Helium and AC both have lots of articles wouldn't the same philosophy apply to both websites? I personally don't do any of that and I still get great pageviews. Maybe your seo technique is working for me. I can honestly say I get better page views with ac than I do with helium. Are you sure Helium indexes its articles? Maybe you are indexed because of seo with people pulling your article on Helium?
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@mommaj (22894)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I know they don't use the same system as AC for payment or I would be making $30 a month in page views. LOL I don't know how Helium pays, but I know it doesn't pay me much. LOL I will have to try different types of articles. I wrote a couple recently that I put on AC in the business category. Maybe they will do better. Although, I did add a couple fashion articles and I haven't seen much out of them. I guess it's one of those waiting games. I wonder if I have that much time. LOL
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
26 Sep 09
I'm really going to hit your head really hard! All the while we have been talking about writing about shoes! People are more concerned about shoes, especially leather shoes and sport shoes, and luxury handbags. These are the two most popular subjects, and evergreen subjects. I bet if you write more articles about insurance, and get your husbands to write about cars, these articles are the ones which will make big money.
@mommaj (22894)
• United States
26 Sep 09
I'm not interested nor do I know much about shoes and handbags. I quit frivolous shopping when I got married. LOL I know what the brand names are for handbags, but I don't have a clue about shoes. I need to add some of those articles to Helium from AC. We have a couple vehicle articles, as well as insurance and fashion. LOL
• United States
25 Sep 09
"I figure posting the same article in other writing sites do not harm the searchability of the article." As i understand it, that's not exactly true. Several AC writers have said that multiple versions of the same article will affect you adversely. What you want to do is supply URL and lead in (summary, first paragraph, or some clips) that will lead the reader to your article on Associated Content. That's what's meant by inbound links. And that's why having a blog or other site where you can do that is helpful. Posting the same article on Helium does nothing for the one on AC. In fact, they will compete with each other. But it's up to you which of the two sites, AC or Helium, makes more money for you. I think that AC is worth far more because you get paid upfront plus PV bonuses, without having to go through the hoops that Helium puts you through.
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