Yesterday, I mentioned that some people buy articles from other writers, and then submit them to all the online article directories as a means of getting found on the Web. There are many articles available, some of them for free, others for a fee. Most of them are not particularly well written.
(Yes, I sell articles for other people’s use, but we’re talking about a different animal here.)
When it comes to Internet marketing topics, there are many private label articles which you can buy and put your own name on, and use as you wish for your own marketing purposes. Just to find out what these are like, Denise and I signed up for a whole bunch of marketing articles. I figured they might save some writing time by at least providing some structure, an outline, or at least inspiration.
Boy was I wrong. These articles were full of grammatical errors, and were an embarrassment. Most importantly, they provided little meat, or valuable, relevant information. They were fluffy and best, and full of hype at their worst.
Here’s what EzineArticles.com’s Chris Knight says about people who try to use other people’s content and submit articles as their own: (To register for a free teleseminar Conversation with article expert Chris tonight at 8:30 p.m. EST, visit here.)
Every single day, we reject private label rights articles by the dozens.
One of the authors we rejected his PLR content said:
"That article was part of an exclusive montly membership I belong to. I did change the article around some and added more content to it. The article is almost twice as large as the original one. I guess this comes down to how much does an exlcusive rights article have to be changed before it is alowed into your article directory."
Answer: Your article must be 100% original. Not 99%, not 95%, not 90%, not 60%, not 50%, not 35%, but rather 100% original including the fact that you own 100% of the exclusive rights to the content.
Recommendation: Stop joining these PLR clubs because you are throwing your money away if you intended to join them to send content to us. We don’t want PLR articles and will do everything in our power to reject them.
Just how common is the usage of other people’s content on the Web? I’m asking you, my readers. Have you ever tried to use private label articles for your own purposes? What are your experiences? If you don’t want to admit it here, send me a private email, I’m curious!