I know that unique content on your site is the major first step in developing a legitimate, search engine optimized site. I have many copy written, unique articles on my site which aids in my unique content goal. However, here is my question: By submitting these articles to article directories, does that in turn make my content, although it legally is mine, non-unique because now my content is being reproduced all over the web? Is it better to submit articles that I do not put on my site? or does it not matter? Thank you for any advice.
I searched the Daniweb archives for some info on this and did not find an answer to my specific question, so I do apologize if this question is redundant.