I'd like to use Ezinearticles.com's uh articles for my auto-responder messages part 2

by easysleazy 10 replies
What if I shamelessly copy/paste specific articles for my auto-responder messages, leaving everything 100% intact with author resource box?

Is it a good way to jump-start an auto-responder campaign? Ethical? Or plain laziness?

Because some articles are very well-done. I would leave everything as it was written, I SWEAR!
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  • Profile picture of the author Seattle Mike
    You could use them later after people know you and your writing. I would wait until you earn a little trust first. If you are just sending them other peoples work, you don't stand out as an expert.

    They know how much work it takes to cut and paste. Your list has to be unique or people will leave a lot faster imho. Wouldn't it be better to write your own short email about the problem and then give them links to some great articles and resources?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Smith
      You could but why leak traffic to someone else's site?

      You could always rewrite in your own words. I don't mean plagiarise.

      What I mean is to take the 4 or 5 points presented in the article and rewrite in your own words. Easier to do than you think.
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      • Profile picture of the author easysleazy
        ^I thought it would be unethical to rewrite somebody else's articles in our own words...
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    • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
      Originally Posted by deverell View Post

      You could use them later after people know you and your writing. I would wait until you earn a little trust first. If you are just sending them other peoples work, you don't stand out as an expert.

      They know how much work it takes to cut and paste. Your list has to be unique or people will leave a lot faster imho. Wouldn't it be better to write your own short email about the problem and then give them links to some great articles and resources?
      I tend to agree here. Ezinearticles and other article directories don't really have worthwhile content anyway if you really think about it. All that these types of articles are designed to do is to get you to **click**.

      I may catch flak here for saying this but why not grab an article, do a little research and make a quick rewrite for your list?
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      • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
        Hi,

        You are better off writing the autoresponder content yourself.

        Also you can put your own links at the bottom then going back to your website, plus you could always add more but i find it is best to write 5 - 7 messages and space them apart for best results.

        Just my 2 pence!
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        • Profile picture of the author gregw2
          If you are going to use someone's messages the best thing to to is go through all of your emails and start copying them. This way you can sort out the good from the bad. You know what works for you and what makes you think and respond.
          After you have several, I mean a lot, you can begin to rewrite them to fit your own voice and you could have quite stack of them within a few days.

          I hope this makes sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author cragar
    I feel you are in the need of a lot more education here.Autoresponder messages to your list need to be handled with extreme care.These are your people. Sending them to information from someone else is TABOO in my opinion. Take them to your blog.If you do not have one GET ONE! blogger.com<FREE Give them content that is valuable.You are teaching them that you are trustworthy, but more importantly you are learning to lead their finger to click.Think about this and you may not get a guilt about it. EVERYTHING IS JUST RE WRITTEN> re writing factual information is NOT plagiarism! GET OVER THIS OR PAY THE CONSEQUENCES. GOOD LUCK
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by easysleazy View Post

      ^I thought it would be unethical to rewrite somebody else's articles in our own words...
      If it is completely re-written I don't think it is unethical. Pretend you are in school, and you just read a section of a history book. Then you are given a test to see what material you retained and you have to put the whole thing in your own words like a short essay.

      Here is the kicker if you do this right. You can submit your own articles, and then legally take that content and use it in your own AR.



      Keep in mind, you may want to investigate further into the resources, etc - depending on the content.

      Like if your site is about brain surgery - make sure the author got it right.

      In the process it will take a little longer but you can discover things that others may have missed and find new angles to cover your topic - taking advantage of LSI.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        A lot of newsletters were built on a foundation of syndicating carefully selected articles by other people. Used with discretion, it's a perfectly viable tactic.

        The trick is to add your own comments, explaining why the article is valuable and what the reader should get from it. If you choose the articles wisely, it can even enhance your aura of expertise. In effect, you are giving the other author your blessing and approval of what they've written.

        Doing things the right way (leaving the resource box, giving credit where it is due, etc.) can create confidence - subscribers learn you are a straight shooter with your article sources, so they transfer that trust to your product recommendations.

        If the article truly is high quality, creating a quick derivative is quite likely to yield a lower quality result. By the way, that what taking an article and simply rewriting it is called - creating a derivative work.

        One way around the leakage problem is to choose articles that are not recommending the same or similar products. For example, if you are promoting a book on "Spring Break Destinations", you could easily include an article on hangover cures, reviews of tourist attractions in an area, travel or packing tips, etc. None of those compete with your product, yet their expertise in your email adds value to your offering.

        It all boils down to execution...
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    Personally I would love it if people sent my articles out to their list complete with my resource box.

    But for you, I think it would be better to just grab some good quality PLR and send that out. Why send your readers to someone else's site when you can direct them back to your own?

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