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I just found a very interesting PLR membership: Big Content Search.

My main concern is that it appears to have been around since 2009. In 2009, they were advertising 100,000 articles. Today, they're still advertising 100,000 articles.

Nothing I could find in the sales letter talks about how often they update their articles, so I can't tell if these are the same articles that have been around since 2009, or not.

So, I'm here to ask who's used it? How good is the content? Does it feel recent? Does it seem like the articles are already plastered all over the internet from members who've had access to them for the past 4 years?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    I was thinking about joining this myself. if you look under the Frequently Asked Questions on their website, they state that fresh content is added every 2-3 months
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucehill
    Save your money. The articles are crap. I purchased the 6-month membership as an add-on to Spin Rewriter for a fairly cheap price, and wished I hadn't. I see that they have a 60-day money-back-guarantee. I don't remember if they had that when I purchased last year, or not. I was busy with other things and didn't get around to trying the articles for awhile and I think it was too late for a refund by the time I found out how horrible the articles were. I made sure that I would not be re-billed after my six months was up.

    I can tell you that I looked at and/or downloaded articles in many different niches, and I found very few that I could use at all, even if I rewrote them. Most of them I just ended up deleting from my Hard Drive. Nearly all appeared to be either badly spun, or written by persons whose first language was not English. Some made no sense at all, and some just barely did. Sometimes the same incomprehensible sentences were just repeated over and over in subsequent paragraphs in order to make the article have more words.

    I see they have a $1 trial, so you can judge for yourself, but don't expect too much. Unless they have drastically improved the content in the 3 months since I cancelled, I doubt that you will stick around very long once you see the quality, or rather, lack thereof. Of course, if all you are looking for is a bunch of words to fill up space, and don't give a hoot what the actual content is like, then these articles will fill the bill.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    I contacted support and they were very responsive and helpful. I also found out that the new "Big Content Search 3.0" was just released on June 25th 2013..... so the site has been upgraded from when you were a member sprucehill and from what I'm hearing it's a lot better. I think it's worth the $1 trial to check out
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel LaRusso
      Originally Posted by Gary Pettit View Post

      I contacted support and they were very responsive and helpful. I also found out that the new "Big Content Search 3.0" was just released on June 25th 2013..... so the site has been upgraded from when you were a member sprucehill and from what I'm hearing it's a lot better. I think it's worth the $1 trial to check out
      You say that it was updated on June 25 - but when I just used my trial and opened the most recent articles, the most recent date is March 17, 2013.

      You also said that they update content every 2-3 months, so, even if we went on the long end of that and said every 3 months, they would have been due for fresh content mid June, and would have another one mid September, about a month away. So they're just about already behind by two cycles.

      I have the 3 day trial, but I'm not too impressed with the content and the layout just yet. And it ain't cheap if you keep your subscription, which I probably won't.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    Thanks Daniel....would still like to hear other comments from people who use this but you've convinced me to hold off from purchasing at the moment. I appreciate your time
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack1
    Hi Guy's

    Yes I would be interested in hearing more about big content search to weather its worth joining it or not' I have a hard time coming up with content for different niches and this would make it easier but not if they are no good to use' I just got an email about them and they say you can get in right now for a discount but I don't like what I'm hearing so far.
    If anyone else has a comment about them let us know I interested in hearing more 'If it bad or good. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author kuterdan
    Sprucehill's review of the product is probably the most accurate review you're going to get. I myself used the service a couple years ago and it was exactly what Sprucehill said back then. For it to still be crappy years later tells you that the owners don't care about the quality.

    The articles really are garbage and like Sprucehill mentioned, is only good for filling up space. To me the service is not even worth a dollar because you'll waste a lot of time getting articles you just won't even want to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author ScrooG
    Thanks much for this thread. I almost went for the $127 lifetime membership before I saw this thread. I may still try it under a $1/3day trial membership, but I'll use that to thoroughly check out the quality of articles in various niches before I join for a lifetime.

    I have seen that PLR runs the gamut from very good to horrible with most of it being "acceptable" but not very good. So it really depends on the source. Some of it is either written by people for whom English is not their first language OR it's spun so poorly as to read as if someone who doesn't speak English wrote it; OR BOTH.

    IF there were a membership such as this with lots of very GOOD PLR, it would be well worth $127 for a lifetime membership. But if it's full of crappy poorly written or spun PLR then it's just a total waste of time.

    From the above reviews it seems as if it's the latter - a waste of time. But then there are positive reviews seemingly given by real people on their ad page, so maybe it depends on which niche you are grabbing the PLR for...?

    I hope more people will comment here. For now I am just glad I found this thread so that it convinced me to proceed with caution and also let me know of the $1 trial which was not offered on the link I was given.
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  • Profile picture of the author DejanM
    Sprucehill's and kuterdan reviews are the exception, not the norm. Most of our members are very happy with the content they find in Big Content Search. We did a survey a week ago and 96% of our members (n=129) would recommend Big Content Search to a friend. We have members from different industries (hobby, web design, SEO etc.) who you can also see in our video and written testimonials.

    Yes, there might be some articles that are poorly written but for those, we ask members to report them so we can remove them from our database. With 128,000 articles and 1,000 ebooks I'm sure you can understand we can't do manual checking for everything.

    In any case, this is also the reason why we have a $1 trial (and 60-day money-back guarantee). You can sign up in less than a minute and see if there are articles that suit your needs. If there are none, just cancel and move on. But we're pretty sure for most of you, this will be a great resource. We have quite a few members from way back in 2010 when we started Big Content Search.

    If there are any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us. We don't follow forums so for quicker answers, please contact our support.

    Dejan Murko
    Big IM Toolbox project manager
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    • Profile picture of the author sagittarius
      Originally Posted by DejanM View Post

      Sprucehill's and kuterdan reviews are the exception, not the norm. Most of our members are very happy with the content they find in Big Content Search. We did a survey a week ago and 96% of our members (n=129) would recommend Big Content Search to a friend. We have members from different industries (hobby, web design, SEO etc.) who you can also see in our video and written testimonials.

      Yes, there might be some articles that are poorly written but for those, we ask members to report them so we can remove them from our database. With 128,000 articles and 1,000 ebooks I'm sure you can understand we can't do manual checking for everything.

      In any case, this is also the reason why we have a $1 trial (and 60-day money-back guarantee). You can sign up in less than a minute and see if there are articles that suit your needs. If there are none, just cancel and move on. But we're pretty sure for most of you, this will be a great resource. We have quite a few members from way back in 2010 when we started Big Content Search.

      If there are any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us. We don't follow forums so for quicker answers, please contact our support.

      Dejan Murko
      Big IM Toolbox project manager
      My suggestion for BIG IM Toolbox (makers of BCS) is to add a "tags" feature in your articles. This makes it easier for the users to search/browse your files. I've noticed that BCS searches keywords that are mostly found in the titles, not really on relevance.
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  • Profile picture of the author sagittarius
    I have used Big Content Search several as a trial member only to re-write and weave the articles into a full manuscript / e-book. What I love the most about the tool is that you have all the resources at your disposal. To be honest, some of the content that you'll find in this site can be found somewhere else. I assume that the content they have on their database are taken from different PLR sites.

    Nothing new, just the articles from different sites gathered into one place. Which does:

    1. Save you more time for research.
    2. Save you more money from purchasing from different sources.

    The files are all source files in txt or odt. Which simply means it's up to you if you want to weave these all together to form something new (or a package)... 'cos you can't find pre-packaged compressed files in the system.

    There are old content and there are also new ones. It's not crap content, it's just like any other PLR quality content that you usually find on regular PLR sites. Again, only a few contents that I've found on this site is "new", most of the content I've seen somewhere else. So the quality would very much vary since BCS is not really the main source (I don't know for other articles though).

    Overall, I like BCS in a way that they have gathered all articles and e-books in one place, which makes it a whole lot easier. As a product creator, I don't use PLR to "flip" them into products, I improve them before I weave them altogether. So BCS for me is a time-saver for my research needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author GomerMagtibay
    I wonder why are you guys looking for PLR articles written by other people when you can speak and write good English yourself.
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