As for the content for article marketing, the main purpose of those is to get backlinks. While it is still recommended to have good quality articles, there is no way you will write truly unique content for each of hundreds article directories. However it does not mean you can start submitting meaningless robotic content to them. Article still MUST have sense and bring some value to the reader.

Google representatives say that Google doesn't penalize websites that host duplicate content, but the advances in filtering techniques mean that duplicate content will rarely feature well in SERPs, which is a form of penalty.[1] In 2010 and 2011, changes to Google's search algorithm targeting content farms aim to penalize sites containing significant duplicate content. In this context, article spinning might help, as it's not detected as duplicate content.

Das Ziel ist es also, alle Stadtnamen von der Tabelle unter http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Gro%C3%9Fst%C3%A4dte_in_Deutschland#Aktuelle_Gro.C3.9Fst.C3.A4dte zu extrahieren. Dazu benötigen wir zunächst einmal den entsprechenden XPath-Ausdruck, den wir mit dem Firebug Addon FirePath bekommen, indem wir auf den ersten Stadtnamen mit der rechten Maustaste klicken und im erscheinenden Kontextmenü den Punkt „Inspect in FirePath“ auswählen. Die folgende Abbildung verdeutlicht das:
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