How Can You Tell "Garbage PLR" from "Decent PLR?"

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I keep seeing Warrior's refer to some PLR as,

"Garbage PLR"

"The Same PLR You See Everywhere"

How do decide which PLR is worth investing in?
#decent plr #garbage plr
  • Profile picture of the author laurenceh
    I would suggest checking out reviews. Look for sites that are suggested by people you trust. Another great source (and no plug here I promise) is Warrior. There are many great PLR deals is WSO and the classified sections.

    Most Warrior PLR is original writing too which is a bonus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Pretty much "you get what you pay for".

    All of the free PLR gets passed around so much that it is useless.

    You could go out and look for PLR that you have to pay for and the more you have to pay the better the chances that the "riffraff" is kept out.

    Of course digital PLR is not the only PLR out there.

    You can sell your own label bottled water, vitamins, and other physical products under your name too.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-products.html
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  • Profile picture of the author txconx
    IMO, the free stuff is mostly garbage and if you download enough of it, you'll have your hard drive full of the same articles just with different zip file names.

    I look for PLR that has added value, like graphics (since I suck at graphics).

    If someone can't put together a decent-looking site to sell PLR, I pretty much figure their content is garbage, too.

    However, I find I use PLR articles as a starting point. I usually rewrite so they're about 50% original, then I spin them for more originality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Theriot
    No readable PLR content is worthless if you do what you're supposed to and re-write it to make it your own. People who use it without actually changing it up do get diminishing results, because they're all competing with each other. I find the easiest way to do this is to change the format. If it's PLR e-books, break it apart and make an e-course. If it's PLR articles, compile and re-write them to make an e-book, and then script-ify and make an audio course. Those are just examples, but you get the idea.

    To me, Garbage PLR is stuff that's not even re-writable because it's gibberish to begin with. Most of the time, it's hard to buy that kind directly, because the salesletters selling it are unreadable garbage too. At least in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    Anything that comes up on Google search results has been passed around for years and barely edited at all, so it's basically the "same old s**t" that people have seen before.

    If it's sold as a WSO on the other hand (where products have to be original), chances are the credibility is much higher.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    I don't really trust reviews because many who get something for free will give a good review, even if it's crap. Unless I know the person giving the review or their reputation.
    You really don't know what's good or not until you read it. Maybe reading a sample paragraph? Most should be happy to show a sample so you can see the style and grammar.

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    • Profile picture of the author D Joseph
      Garbage PLR is the stuff that has been used many times over. Just copy and paste a sample paragraph, put it in quotes, and do a google search for it. If you see 2 or 3 pages of google results with the exact same article, you can be pretty much assured it's garbage.
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      • Profile picture of the author Colin Theriot
        Originally Posted by dmtkjt515 View Post

        Garbage PLR is the stuff that has been used many times over. Just copy and paste a sample paragraph, put it in quotes, and do a google search for it. If you see 2 or 3 pages of google results with the exact same article, you can be pretty much assured it's garbage.
        Again, it's only "garbage" in that scenario if you're trying to rank on google for that search term. There are a million and a half ways I could take that very same article and get some use out of it. Just because it doesn't rank, doesn't mean a backlink from an indexed page won't count. Just because there's a million copies of it online doesn't mean it's not good filler for an e-newsletter. Or heck, even a PRINT newsletter.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
          Don't forget about "Dubious PLR".

          If you are not familiar with the topic and if you don't know the person or the credentials/experience of the person who wrote the PLR, it might as well be considered "garbage" because you really don't know if it has any value or not.

          You can rewrite it all you like, but if the original PLR is wrong, then your end-result is still worthless.

          Unless, of course, you research the topic but, in that case, maybe you didn't need the PLR except as a source of ideas for content. And, in that latter case, then no PLR--right or wrong--is completely useless, as it could be used for generating ideas. Even if it's wrong, you could get the correct word out, which will allow you to stand out from the crowd of people that may be using incorrect PLR as content.
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  • Profile picture of the author blue_sky
    Originally Posted by MostlyHarmless View Post

    I keep seeing Warrior's refer to some PLR as,
    How do decide which PLR is worth investing in?
    Good question and the next question is:

    where do you find the quality PLR products...????

    I see some quality PLR as wso from time to time...
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  • Profile picture of the author monopuff
    You can basically tell by reading the first few sentences. There is a lot of bad PLR out there. A good strategy is using PLR as content for rewriting. You're able to get basically a unique article for really cheap this way.
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    • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
      Originally Posted by monopuff View Post

      You can basically tell by reading the first few sentences. There is a lot of bad PLR out there. A good strategy is using PLR as content for rewriting. You're able to get basically a unique article for really cheap this way.
      Yeah - and maybe you can rewrite it better than the original... - thus you are improving it.
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      • Profile picture of the author monopuff
        Originally Posted by MostlyHarmless View Post

        Yeah - and maybe you can rewrite it better than the original... - thus you are improving it.
        Well of course, that's the point
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    • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
      Originally Posted by David Merriman View Post

      Sure, you rewrite PLR.

      But if you have to rewrite EVERYTHING because the quality is so crappy, what's the point? You might as well start from scratch...
      That's what I think too. It's easier to start from scratch than to fix real lousy prose. (real lousy - how's that for good writing LOL)
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  • Profile picture of the author SuiteJ
    I like to stick to buying PLR from the same sources and if I ever choose to get something from a new source, I try and find testimonials on the "writer" or the "membership" in general as opposed to basing my decision on the reviews of one specific product on a thread or a sales listing.

    Tiffany Dow and Nicole Dean always have quality stuff.

    And here's a thread with TONS of PLR Resources you should bookmark.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      I have found that the harder it is to locate the PLR, the better it tends to be.

      If you just type into google 'private label resell rights products', you are going to get those free for all PLR sites that charge like a $1.00 for a PLR product.

      Mostly junk coming out of those sites at that price range.

      If you find a PLR product priced at $17+, chances are it's going to be half decent.
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  • Profile picture of the author NightWriter
    High-quality PLR articles are limited to a certain # of buyers. They are well-written, usually by a writer who is an expert in that particular area. The best PLR articles you will find are those that are written by a "real" writer who understands something about internet marketing.

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    Also, you can download my report that talks about uses for PLR and goes into "What is high-quality PLR." If you like it, you can rebrand it with your own links: Click here!
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  • Profile picture of the author soniia21
    I'd beware of sites that sell you a membership but don't actually tell you exactly what kind of product you will be receiving each month. You may get a random niche product that is no use to your whatsoever.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I use Tiffany Dow's PLR shop.plrminimart.com

    You can say there is no garbage PLR if you do what you're supposed to and rewrite it, but if you start with great PLR, you'll know that there is really garbage PLR out there, and plenty of it. A lot of it isn't interesting, isn't written by people that speak English well, isn't checked for spelling, etc.

    I would never join a PLR membership. I want to buy only content that I need and not trust that a membership will provide what I need when I need it.
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  • Profile picture of the author money2k
    I am personally developing my own plr from scratch. There are some quality resources for PLR, but I agree with most here you need to change it up a little bit at least. So much of the same PLR makes the rounds very fast. I limit my Original PLR that I create myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    I keep seeing Warrior's refer to some PLR as,

    "Garbage PLR"

    "The Same PLR You See Everywhere"

    How do decide which PLR is worth investing in?
    The most important factor in terms of deciding "Quality PLR" is the intent of the seller (Besides commercial). If the seller is not providing a sample article then that should be sufficient to trip your garbage plr filters. Also, fixing the number of PLR copies to be sold, is another pointer that the seller actually cares for its customers. After all, selling 75 copies of a 10 pack articles will make it very difficult for everybody to rewrite it to qualify as "original content". Also make sure that you go through the PLR terms & conditions related to the product. Personally, I prefer NOT to provide resale rights to PLR buyers, so that they don't have to compete with another batch of customers on second tier.(Although some PLR sellers may differ on this point)

    On warrior forum, PLR related WSO's are usually worth a look if the seller has a website (On his own domain). Past testimonials from related WSO's is another good indicator of quality.

    I've sold several plr products in the WSO section with much success. I guess the fact that I limit the quantity sold to 30 (Or less), has played a huge role in my success.

    Bhupinder
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    • Profile picture of the author mrjasonser
      howudoin, I feel that your input here is most helpful. Thanks!

      I feel that we need to look beyond the "Pretty Graphic" and even
      "Brilliant Sales Copy" of websites providing PLR.

      I had bad experience when i was "sold" from the fancy graphic
      and fantastic sales copy, only to find out that the content deliver
      later is way under deliver!

      You would have saved me from that remorse if I had read your post
      here before that experience.

      Thanks

      Jason Ser



      Originally Posted by howudoin View Post

      The most important factor in terms of deciding "Quality PLR" is the intent of the seller (Besides commercial). If the seller is not providing a sample article then that should be sufficient to trip your garbage plr filters. Also, fixing the number of PLR copies to be sold, is another pointer that the seller actually cares for its customers. After all, selling 75 copies of a 10 pack articles will make it very difficult for everybody to rewrite it to qualify as "original content". Also make sure that you go through the PLR terms & conditions related to the product. Personally, I prefer NOT to provide resale rights to PLR buyers, so that they don't have to compete with another batch of customers on second tier.(Although some PLR sellers may differ on this point)

      On warrior forum, PLR related WSO's are usually worth a look if the seller has a website (On his own domain). Past testimonials from related WSO's is another good indicator of quality.

      I've sold several plr products in the WSO section with much success. I guess the fact that I limit the quantity sold to 30 (Or less), has played a huge role in my success.

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  • Profile picture of the author rconejr
    I think Colin is right. Even the free stuff, if you rewrite it and make it your own isn't necessarily garbage. Although using it as is would qualify as garbage. I guess it depends on whether or not you are able to rewrite it. I'm a writer so it's easy for me to say just rewrite it.

    If you want no fuss plr seek out plr that has a limit to it. Like only 30 or 50 sold. Of course that comes with the higher price tag.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Typically many of the free PLR sites that come up on the first page of Google when you do a search contain a lot of crap. You only need to read through a few paragraphs of these ebooks to figure out it is filled with mindless, recycled crap and/or written by someone whose first language is not English. It is best to buy PLR from people who are reputable and have been in the PLR business for a while. Try to make sure it is not priced at a ridiculously low price like $1 or $2, because that sort of material is probably already worthless due to too many people picking it up and reusing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author simbat
    In every Market you will find good and bad products, That is the same for free PLR eBooks.
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  • Profile picture of the author thrilrich
    Interesting find and discussion here. At least, I am better informed about PLR now. I am always suspicious of PLR products and whether the content is good enough. Thx u.
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  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    howudoin, I feel that your input here is most helpful. Thanks!

    I feel that we need to look beyond the "Pretty Graphic" and even
    "Brilliant Sales Copy" of websites providing PLR.

    I had bad experience when i was "sold" from the fancy graphic
    and fantastic sales copy, only to find out that the content deliver
    later is way under deliver!

    You would have saved me from that remorse if I had read your post
    here before that experience.

    Thanks

    Jason Ser
    You're welcome Jason!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    Many people think it is easy to write PLR material and they have no idea how to research the topic to give good accurate information. This is why people like Tiff Dow creates excellent PLR because she is a good researcher and writer.

    Good writers are just that, good writers whether they are being paid $$$$ of dollars to write for a client or to create PLR, they know and understand what is needed.

    In these cases you will find quality PLR. But, many throw together some articles just because they have heard there is money to be made selling PLR.

    The rights given also play a big part here. If someone says no more than 50 copies will be sold, and then gives unrestricted rights, you can assume a lot more than 50 people will end up with the source code.

    Many of the bad PLR can come from wholesalers, who don't always care about the quality, they want to sell as many copies as possible.

    Bev
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    • Profile picture of the author mrjasonser
      Very Good Point You Have Here Bev!
      Why didn't I think of that?

      Thanks
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      The rights given also play a big part here. If someone says no more than 50 copies will be sold, and then gives unrestricted rights, you can assume a lot more than 50 people will end up with the source code.

      Many of the bad PLR can come from wholesalers, who don't always care about the quality, they want to sell as many copies as possible.

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    • Profile picture of the author Passion8
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      Many people think it is easy to write PLR material and they have no idea how to research the topic to give good accurate information. This is why people like Tiff Dow creates excellent PLR because she is a good researcher and writer.

      Good writers are just that, good writers whether they are being paid $$$$ of dollars to write for a client or to create PLR, they know and understand what is needed....

      Bev
      Bev makes a great point here. Quality PLR begins at its foundations - the writer! A writer who promotes PLR and is the author, has their reputation at stake.

      Look for material that is well researched, informative, flows well, and keeps your interest, then you know you're on the right track. Use it as a blueprint and re-write using your own writing 'voice.'

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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    I was thinking PLR was bad as well but after I have sold probably 50 dozens of a PLR wordpress plugin then finally realized there are good PLRs products especially they are useful ones. I was told information that if a PLR product is beyond 2 years aren't good at all.

    So this judges what is a good and what is a bad PLR product. But of course sometimes don't know until you read the actual stuff because there are 10 thousand people on the net that aren't too shy to sell craps...

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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I have turned garbage into gold,I have bought many plr where the author
    just missed the mark and with a little tweaking I made it into a winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Jordan
    Originally Posted by MostlyHarmless View Post

    I keep seeing Warrior's refer to some PLR as,

    "Garbage PLR"

    "The Same PLR You See Everywhere"

    How do decide which PLR is worth investing in?
    As others have suggested, make sure the PLR you're looking at gives you samples. What I would do beyond that is to copy and paste the first sentence or two of any given sample into Google and see how often it comes up.

    I don't use PLR (writing and selling articles being my thing) but what you should really look for is good information. If the information in the article is good, then things like grammar and style can be taken care of with a rewrite. If the information is crap, as it so often is, you're just polishing a turd*.





    *Which the Mythbusters proved you can do, but I still don't recommend.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    Thanks for the kudos about the PLR Mini Mart (aka: ME) guys.

    Also, for the ones giving tips like "you get what you pay for," stop telling people to bypass $1 PLR - that's what I charge and it's not bad quality. LOL. I just like the $1 pricetag for it.

    Tiff
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  • Profile picture of the author David Merriman
    Originally Posted by ProductCreator View Post

    Garbage PLR, in my view, is PLR that does not even make sense when you read it.

    Here's an article rating definition from textbroker.com:



    In my view, garbage PLR is a level 2 on this scale, although it usually is free from spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

    Good PLR should be around level 4 and upwards.
    What the HELL is level 1?

    I don't even WANT to know ... *shudders*
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