Are you using PLR articles?

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Do you use PLR articles and re write them, then use them on your website. I have seen a bit about them before on here, I just wanted to see how many of you actually use them, in order to optimize and rank up posts/pages on websites.

-Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I use them all of the time. Sometimes I rewrite them, sometimes I don't. It depends on what I'm using it for. There are tons of ways to use PLR articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
      Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

      I use them all of the time. Sometimes I rewrite them, sometimes I don't. It depends on what I'm using it for. There are tons of ways to use PLR articles.
      Thanks for the feedback it's appreciated, will be interesting to see other replies as well, I'm not one for sitting and writing lots of articles. I guess that makes me somewhat lazy, however I feel that being able to use PLR articles it would save me a lot of time.

      -Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I use them to simply rewrite. The research is already done and I simply need to put the content into my own words--which these days takes about 10 to 15 mins per 500 words.

    I find it extremely beneficial to use PLR for this purpose, especially when I'm writing about a niche that I have absolutely zero interest in, thus eliminating all of the struggle.

    BP
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
      Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

      I use them to simply rewrite. The research is already done and I simply need to put the content into my own words--which these days takes about 10 to 15 mins per 500 words.

      I find it extremely beneficial to use PLR for this purpose, especially when I'm writing about a niche that I have absolutely zero interest in, thus eliminating all of the struggle.

      BP
      Thanks for that it sounds like an awesome compromise actually, where would I be able to get cheap PLR articles from by the way.

      -Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Right here on the forum. I've bought content from AmandaT (above) and many others. Do a quick search and you'll find all kinds of sales going on.

    BP
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
      Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

      Right here on the forum. I've bought content from AmandaT (above) and many others. Do a quick search and you'll find all kinds of sales going on.

      BP
      Thanks I'll do that, your help is appreciated.

      Cheers

      -Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    If you PM me with your niche I can refer you to some high quality and inexpensive PLR.
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
      Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

      If you PM me with your niche I can refer you to some high quality and inexpensive PLR.
      Thanks Amanda I'm currently talking this over with my business partner, I'll ping you over a PM when we need to get a hold of them.

      Thanks so much

      -Lee
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  • PLR is great if you rewrite it in your own words, all the hard work's already been done. Of course, that's assuming that you're using quality PLR to start off with.

    Never just copy and paste PLR articles 'as is' to your web pages, even if you have full rights to use the content - it's got a good chance of getting a duplicate content penalty.

    Chow chow,
    Kevin
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    • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
      Originally Posted by 100KAffiliateManager View Post

      PLR is great if you rewrite it in your own words, all the hard work's already been done. Of course, that's assuming that you're using quality PLR to start off with.

      Never just copy and paste PLR articles 'as is' to your web pages, even if you have full rights to use the content - it's got a good chance of getting a duplicate content penalty.

      Chow chow,
      Kevin
      I think you may be confused about what "duplicate content" is. Duplicate content refers to the same article being posted more than once on the same domain.

      You can post PLR as is and there is no penalty for it, but generally PLR is meant to be a starting point where you can inject your own keywords, personality, and stories to make an even better article.
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      • Profile picture of the author yasser
        Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

        I think you may be confused about what "duplicate content" is. Duplicate content refers to the same article being posted more than once on the same domain.
        I totally disagree
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      • Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

        I think you may be confused about what "duplicate content" is. Duplicate content refers to the same article being posted more than once on the same domain.

        You can post PLR as is and there is no penalty for it, but generally PLR is meant to be a starting point where you can inject your own keywords, personality, and stories to make an even better article.
        Hi Amanda,

        I have to disagree with you. Duplicate content covers exact copies of pages or even paragraphs in some cases, across the web. and not only on individual domains..

        What you are saying about duplicate content on a single domain is correct, but that only covers part of the overall issue.

        Here's a few extracts from Google WMT Help

        'Duplicate content generally refers to substantive blocks of content within or across domains that either completely match other content or are appreciably similar.'

        'However, in some cases, content is deliberately duplicated across domains in an attempt to manipulate search engine rankings or win more traffic. Deceptive practices like this can result in a poor user experience, when a visitor sees substantially the same content repeated within a set of search results.'

        Using PLR 'as is' on your domains can result in duplicate content penalties.

        Chow chow,
        Kevin
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      • Profile picture of the author lizbet
        Originally Posted by AmandaT View Post

        I think you may be confused about what "duplicate content" is. Duplicate content refers to the same article being posted more than once on the same domain.

        You can post PLR as is and there is no penalty for it, but generally PLR is meant to be a starting point where you can inject your own keywords, personality, and stories to make an even better article.
        Hi, Amanda,

        I have a question. If I use a PLR article and it already appears on multiple sites, are you saying Google will not penalize any of the sites for duplicate content? Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Burgina
    Hi Lee,

    I use PLR articles all of the time with high success in my SEO projects.
    I should say it drastically cuts the cost and efforts in outsourcing content.
    And also this way, I can devote more time to doing backlinks.

    Burgina
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    • Profile picture of the author virtualprincipal
      PLR articles work great because as stated above, the research is already done. But you should ALWAYS rewrite them at least slightly and add in your keywords. An incredible time-saver for anyone looking for content....
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    I'm using them... If for nothing else, just to get some ideas for writing, if I'm out of them... Or I would combine couple of them together, rewrite and have a great new article for my websites... but, as others are saying, there is a lot of ways to use PLR content...
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole K
    PLR articles are good for a start but ultimately unique content wins.Not only that PLR content as-is can hurt your website for Google will penalize you for duplicate content
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  • Profile picture of the author FIP
    The worst thing I ever did when i started was trying to reword PLR articles.

    I found it confused me and I ended up with articles that were merely replicating poorly written PLR articles anyway.

    Thankfully I didn't continue with it and soon realised my efforts were ten times better than the production line rubbish that was provided to me.

    Not a big PLR fan obviously
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    I use PLR articles (after spinning them by using synonyms) good/great/excellent as an example.

    When they are already in spintax form then you can use spinning software (or even free spinners online, google for them).

    Then, I take those different spun versions (maybe 10 to 15 different versions of the same article replaced with synonyms, and use them to post on web 2.0 sites, like Posterous, Blogspot, Weebly, Livejournal, Typepad, even GoArticles, etc. and each having a backlink back to my main blog.

    This will help you get backlinks and more traffic to your main blog. It will also help your SEO, but be sure to vary the anchor text in your hyperlinks back to your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenleaf5
    It is necessary to rewrite the PLR as much as possible to get the most value from it. Optimize the PLR article title, subtitles and the content with the keywords.

    Add your own experience and knowledge of the topic to the PLR article. Where applicable, give the stats and cite the resources. Relevant images can make the content more informative and useful to the reader. For the graphics, be sure to use the ALT tag and weave its description with a keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author sudeep765
    i usually rewrite plr article to use it on my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerryKuzma
    Excellent advice above......it is easier to hire someone to rewrite than it is to research and write from scratch.

    Plus......and this is a BIG plus........there are STACKS of ways to use PLR offline, therefore avoiding any google slap.

    All the best,

    Jerry Kuzma
    cloudy N ireland......
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