When publishing on Expertscolumn, if you see a message that says the system is looking for a unique title or something to the effect of there is already a title on the site with this title, to publish please find a unique title, the message MAY NOT, be pertaining to another article on the Expertscolumn website. The system may have published your article. When you change the name of the article, you will have a duplicate article with a different title when you press publish. There may not be anyway of knowing so other than checking back periodically during the first 1/2 hour or so. This is what happened to me.
When I pressed published, I got a message with a red X asking to supply a unique title; the title tab was blocked with a red rectangle around it and the there was no indication that the first copy had been published. Normally, a writer using Expertscolumn publishing system will see the article appear as it is online once the publish tab is executed. This did not happen when I pressed the publish button why I renamed my article. When I renamed my article, I received the copy of an online version in front of me indicating it was now life. Here's a few tips to protect yourself from duplicate publishing of an article.
If you do not know how many articles you have published when you are about to post articles on Expertscolumn.com, go to the TOP COLUMNIST tab at the bottom of the page and check where your article writing status. stands: how many articles you have written. As you are writing and publishing, check that tab to make sure the count is correct compared to how many articles you are writing. This is how I initial found out I had a duplicate article. (My count was one more than it should have been) The way I confirmed was going into my stats where I found both articles had been viewed and it appeared simultaneously. I deleted the article immediately upon finding out it had been duplicated. All the while on my article page list, the duplicates were not listed for more than 1/2 hour.
When deleting, consider if there has been a comment made or not on one of the duplicate articles. Obviously, one article may have more views than the other. Be certain to take notice which one has a higher ranking and delete the lower ranking article. Do this quickly. You don't want the system to think your article is plagiarized. Good luck and thank you again for your continued support.
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