Today I was in a strange situation when I published one guest post and ran a Copyscape search, just to find out that it has already been published on another blog.
It was even published around 15 days back which means most probably Google would have crawled it till now.
So if Google Crawl Makewebworld and find that article, it will termed it as a duplicate content, which is bad for SEO. Duplicate content is a big NO in terms of SEO.
This is one of thing which you need to keep an eye if you accept guest post. You will come across posts which is duplicate or low quality content and you need to handle those.
Even if you have read the rules for Guest posting on Makewebworld, than there is a clause that the article should be exclusive to Makewebworld. The post was not following the rules on Makewebworld, which means I needed to remove that article.
It was easy to remove article from WordPress, I just removed it from the admin panel and moved it to trash, which has removed it instantly. But it was also synced to feedburner account which means it was still available at some places.
Steps to remove article from Feedburner
To remove article from feedburner you need to understand the working of Feedburner. It always cache the feeds so that it does not have to check the feed whenever it needed the articles. Which means it always keeps a copy of your feed.
When you update the WordPress blog, your feeds update same time but this does not refresh your feedburner cache. You need to log into the feedburner account and force it to resync your feed.
1. Log on to Feedburner account and open your feed.
2. Go to troubleshoot tab in your feed account.
3. You will get a button to resync your feed, click on that and feedburner will refresh your feed. It resync the complete feed so your articles will be removed from Feedburner.
Yes, A small tip which can come handy when you need it.