Promoting my Head Lice Treatment Article
A Writing Tip Worthy of Killing Head Lice
Assume you had covered a topic that deserves a re-visit. You have two choices:
- Publicize the previous article.
- Write and promote a new article.
It's fine to publicize the old article. Also, with any luck and justice in the online world, search engines will lead readers to find it.
If the old article needs an update, then you need to do that if it is possible. Suite 101 currently permits writers to polish or correct old articles quite freely; some sites do not.
Whether for altruistic or selfish reasons, if you need to write a new article, it's important to avoid copying much of your previous work. First, it's plagiarism (even from yourself!) if the articles are published on different sites. Secondly, the search engines may notice the similarities and conclude that one or both are copies or "spun" (spin-off) articles.
Avoid the penalties by writing something new and valuable by iteslf, but also referencing your old article to fill out details. That's not guaranteed to win everyone's hearts, but helps to serve readers at one or the other site.
Try to optimize keywords differently between the two articles. This is your chance to garner extra readers.
Finally, I put the greatest emphasis on providing value in each article. That's especially true for someone in a hurry to learn how to kill head lice.