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    article display and posting

    Hello,

    Say I write an article to put on my site.

    1- Is it better if I put it on a static page, or can I also put it in a dynamic page, such as display with php from mysql database or it doesnt really matter?

    2-Will I be pealized if I post that article also on famous sites such as squidoo etc...?

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    If you are going to have a number of articles then it is best to do a dynamic method of displaying them. There are inherent cons to doing it dynamically (such as security) but the benefits you will gain in efficiency and ease of use for your visitors will outweigh the cons.

    As for your second question, many sites will copyright their content. As a result it wouldn't be wise to take another site's content and copy it onto your own. There are certain places where this doesn't apply and where authors freely distribute their work, but you need to make sure you can tell the difference before proceeding. Either way you should always apply the logic: "Why do users want to come to my website?" If you copy an article chances are people will go to the source instead of the copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneC View Post
    If you are going to have a number of articles then it is best to do a dynamic method of displaying them. There are inherent cons to doing it dynamically (such as security) but the benefits you will gain in efficiency and ease of use for your visitors will outweigh the cons.

    As for your second question, many sites will copyright their content. As a result it wouldn't be wise to take another site's content and copy it onto your own. There are certain places where this doesn't apply and where authors freely distribute their work, but you need to make sure you can tell the difference before proceeding. Either way you should always apply the logic: "Why do users want to come to my website?" If you copy an article chances are people will go to the source instead of the copy.
    Okay thanks but I was actually asking both questions from SEO point of view...

    as for 2nd question, the articles are purely mine, my original work...I am not taking anyone else's article...I am asking if I put those on another site, other than my own website, if I would be penalized...

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    I apologize for the miscommunication. In the future if you're looking for information on a particular topic I would highly recommend including that topic in your question.

    From an SEO perspective a dynamic page will work the same as a static page. Search engine crawlers will find dynamic pages the same way they would find static pages. A possible benefit of dynamic pages over static is it allows you to make search engine friendly URLs using Apache's mod_rewrite. This will help ranking of your pages as well as make it easier for users to identify and select your page based on its address.

    As for your second question the only time I see you getting penalized is if you spam your content on others pages or put your content on another's site without the webmaster's authorization. From an SEO perspective this may not be beneficial, however, as you run the risk of the site you copied your content onto being ranked higher than your original site.

    I hope this clears up some of the confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneC View Post
    I apologize for the miscommunication. In the future if you're looking for information on a particular topic I would highly recommend including that topic in your question.

    From an SEO perspective a dynamic page will work the same as a static page. Search engine crawlers will find dynamic pages the same way they would find static pages. A possible benefit of dynamic pages over static is it allows you to make search engine friendly URLs using Apache's mod_rewrite. This will help ranking of your pages as well as make it easier for users to identify and select your page based on its address.

    As for your second question the only time I see you getting penalized is if you spam your content on others pages or put your content on another's site without the webmaster's authorization. From an SEO perspective this may not be beneficial, however, as you run the risk of the site you copied your content onto being ranked higher than your original site.

    I hope this clears up some of the confusion.
    Thanks that helps...

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    static

    What I have read is that SEs are "supposed" to treat dynamic and static pages the same, but what I have seen in "real life" is that static pages do better. It may be more work, but I would go static. Just my humble opinion.


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