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I have always done my own content but it can take forever. I would like to put some plr on my new site to fill in my own writing. Does it hurt in any way to put up the plr as is initially and then go back in and re-write it a little at a time? Would like to get the site up and going but don't want to jeopardize anything. Thanks, Kate
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  • Profile picture of the author GameVoid
    Originally Posted by katied772 View Post

    I have always done my own content but it can take forever. I would like to put some plr on my new site to fill in my own writing. Does it hurt in any way to put up the plr as is initially and then go back in and re-write it a little at a time? Would like to get the site up and going but don't want to jeopardize anything. Thanks, Kate
    Remember to check the license of the PLR you purchased. Many PLR licenses REQUIRE you to change the articles to some degree before using them.

    In my opinion, it doesn't do any good to post it unaltered if there are already a bunch of other people using the same unaltered article. You aren't going to attract any decent search engine traffic so you aren't gaining anything by posting it unaltered. Just take the time now to alter it (it only takes a few minutes) and get some real benefit from it.
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    • Profile picture of the author nysoh
      I think investing some times on spinning them would be helpful.
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      • Profile picture of the author RevenueGal
        I used plr on one niche site without hardly any changes and had good results. However, I now take time to do more changes. If you really don't have the time, at least take time to change the title and swap some of the words with your own keywords. After awhile, you'll get pretty fast at that.
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        • Profile picture of the author AliciaBowyer
          My advice would be to change the PLR first and then post it. Just posting it as is will probably not get you anymore ahead.
          Take the time now to make your content really excellent and Google will make it worth your while.
          Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlondieWrites
    You don't HAVE to change PLR articles, you can post them as is to your blog or website... as long as the license allows that (some say to change it). It's better if you do tweak it some, make a few changes. While usually it's not necessary to make changes, taking a few minutes to do a few tweaks or using an article spinner helps your blog or website be more unique.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    It can be a good time saver to use PLR articles. However, I would edit it a bit to make it unique. It will not take as long as writing articles from scratch on your own, and will not take too much time.

    I think that's the best way to use PLR, especially written PLR. Use it as a base but it's always good to have something unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    I would never recommend that you use PLR "as is". Always check the license to see what you can do with it because some PLRs can not be broken down or given away.

    Always change the title and graphics. Do you know how many times that same PLR has been downloaded? Always check for spelling and grammar errors and try and rewrite some of the PLR. Put the chapters in a different order or even change the name of the chapter.

    The more you can change it the better off you are. But it does depend also on what you are doing with the PLR. Are you turning it into courses? Using it for articles or blogs? What ever you are doing with it try to write some unique content that will impart some of your own personal style.
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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    Like everyone said, you should rewrite the articles...copy the first sentence and paste it on google search and you will be able to see how many sites are carrying the same articles you have...Therefore, your site is not going to rank high on the search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
    NOPE...never use PLR as is. It a quick way to get content up but that's just taking it too far. At least change it up a bit and give the eyeballs something new to look at.

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  • Profile picture of the author gottahave
    No decision! Spend the time to alter the material... make it your own. Edit it into your own "language". It might delay putting up the site for a short time, but it's worth it.
    One other thought (presume you're talking about articles)... when you've finished the alterations, read it out loud. If it sounds stilted, revisit it. It should sound as if you're talking to someone. And that really helps to start building a relationship with your site visitor.
    Good luck with your new site.

    Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author Dwight Anthony
    Get some good spinning software and spin them till they even sound unique. Its easy once you have enough practice. I've manually spinning my own articles and i can make it unique in about 15 minutes, submitted and all. Its all about good time management online and consider it a money making exercise and you will give it some weight.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    When creating anything with PLR ALWAYS change the content and ADD some to it it does not take much effort and it gives you a new product or article better then what it was before.
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    • Profile picture of the author eQuus
      Use an article spinner to quickly transform the article into semi-original content. I use Spinner Chief which is an easy to use and very powerful spinner. It is free and as good as (if not better than) "The Best Spinner" which is not free and requires a yearly subscription. Give it a try here: spinnerchief.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    I would just like to add when you do rewrite your PLR, be sure to do your rewriting in Word. Spell check and grammar check your work. Finally, read your copy over manually.

    If you are purchasing quality PLR, you are paying for presentable content. Don't get sloppy with your editing thus wasting your money to buy good PLR in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I'd recommend at least rewriting it lightly before posting it on your website, but it'd still be far faster than writing the content from scratch. Make sure that the PLR is high quality though, and also not overly generic and bland.
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  • Profile picture of the author winsonlim
    It is best to use an article spinner or service to rewrite your PLR articles.

    It would makes your rewriting easier in the process.

    But of course, I used PLR articles for my autoresponder messages and seldom use it for article marketing.

    I would prefer to outsource to a good article writer to write for me in bulks to send to article directories.

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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by winsonlim View Post

      It is best to use an article spinner or service to rewrite your PLR articles.

      It would makes your rewriting easier in the process.

      But of course, I used PLR articles for my autoresponder messages and seldom use it for article marketing.

      I would prefer to outsource to a good article writer to write for me in bulks to send to article directories.

      Winson
      A good rewrite of PLR can be as good as unique articles to use for article marketing. Of course I stress the 'good' part of rewriting, if you are going to use PLR for article marketing you will need good quality plr and you will need to rewrite it well. Which still works out much cheaper than hiring someone to write unique articles if you can't afford to do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author UTOBC
    You can hire PLR rewriter to do it for you. You can pay 1 to 2$ per Article. Buy 100 quality plr articles, hire them the rewrite it for you and then you can do blog posts!
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    • Profile picture of the author cnrimgr1
      Although plr can be used as in it is not recommended. The first reason being as already stated you have the same thing as up to hundreds of other people, which personally for me isn't the type of branding I would want. It would also depend on the niche. Some sites can use plr simply for back links while others want to build an authority site. If you are wanting the later you should rewrite the plr in your own voice. It wouldn't take much more than a few sentences and you would be done. Also some plr stores require changes to be may while others don't. Also some plr store owners I have come to find out actually go as far as to publish the plr on their niche sites and then sell the plr to consumers. Personally I wouldn't this but that's just me.
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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    I would say that it depends on your license and how good the PLR content is. I've had some PLR content that was so good I didn't have to do anything to it but use it. I've had other PLR content that was not so good, but it was also free so consider the source.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peggy Baron
    It's a good idea to rewrite the PLR, as already stated, but if I was in a hurry and wanted to get content on a new site ASAP I would:

    1. Do quick keyword research and come up with a decent longtail keyword phrase.
    2. Change the title to include the keywords.
    3. Totally rewrite the first paragraph to include the keywords, or at least rewrite the first 2 sentences of the first paragraph. This is what shows up in a Google search so you want it to be compelling enough for the searcher to click through and read your post.
    4. Add the keywords in the middle of the article.
    5. Rewrite or tweak the ending paragraph to include the keywords and point the reader to what you want them to do next (send to a product through an affiliate link, read another post on my blog, check out my resources, go to Amazon, or whatever.)


    Then I would come back later and sometimes spiffy the article up a bit better or add graphics.

    Obviously this is not optimal, but it works if you're in a big time crunch.

    Peggy
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  • Profile picture of the author Shane Hale
    I have seen a way you could spin it. There is a product called Blog Samurai that spins the article in a different way by translating in another language and re-translating it back to English.

    Of course, there maybe some grammatical errors. I think spinning or re-writing now is better than having to post the original PLR.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    Rewriting PLR is relatively quick if you create a structure (intro, point 1, point 2, point 3, conclusion) and force the content to fit into that structure in your own words.

    For instance, if the article talked about five ways to lose weight, you could rewrite it as an overview of three methods you should be using together for maximum effectiveness.

    If you change the "slant" of the article a bit, everything else kind of falls into place as you rewrite and see how to say what the article originally did in other terms.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hugh
    At least rewrite the title using your keywords and <H?> tags.
    Change first sentence to include your keyword.
    Remember, this is TEMPORARY.

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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Spinners for the most part are not a good way to have content changed.
    A lot of them end up producing gobbly gook

    When you are going to offer PLR stuff for sale then you have ask yourself this.
    Would you appreciate spending money on a product that was rehashed crap or would you appreciate a product that is different and more informative then what you had?

    Obviously number 2 is what you would go for so there is your answer. Way too many people grab a product and throw it up to make a quick buck. More often than not this ends up in customer dissatisfaction only takes say half an hr to rewrite and change graphics making an original product.

    Why people choose to rehash with no change is beyond me what does that show people about your business? That your lazy and shouldn't really be relied on for a great product. Not the right image anyone wants to portray I wouldn't think.

    Heck you could even add a few things that compliment it and package it together giving you a unique product
    Food for thought
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    • Profile picture of the author bellis160
      You definitely should rewrite the article at least a little. Change the title. Rewrite the first and last paragraph. It should take less than 5 minutes total.

      Although I think spinning, if done correctly, is a great way to leverage content, should not be used to create a singe copy for your website. It is faster and easier to do a simple rewrite and the article will read better too.

      If you post the article as is on you site, google will spider it and see it is not original content. Your web page will be position well below the other pages with the same article. It may never get good rankings even if you go back and edit it later.
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