Do you use PLR articles on your websites ?

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Have you got any experience with placing plr articles on your websites?
Does is harm/benefit you ?
#articles #plr #websites
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
    I don't use them without rewriting them. But I like to write, so that works for me. Depending on what you are doing and how you are going about it, you could conceivably use PLR articles and outrank the other sites that are using the same articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    If you want search engine traffic then you'd be better off re-writing them.

    However, if you just want to use your blog to add value to your subscribers and build some credability then good quality PLR can be the fastest solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Gates
    They can be great but you definitely should re-write them. Usually though I don't bother because PLR quality is usually sup-par quality and I want my visitors to be impressed. The grammar police are out in full-force. Every time I post here I live in fear they will find me and correct a mistake...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    No. I do not use them. I have never seen them in niches that I publish on.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      No, I don't use them and never have. I enjoy writing and also have a few good writers that write for me so I've never needed to use them.
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      • I customized them a little bit , but still have the feeling that they are missing some "freshness".
        Example - few days ago I have put 2 PLR articles on my new blog just put some "meat" on it .
        After posting I added posts to social sharing websites , also twitter and FB .
        Both of them have about 100 views each and not indexed yet.
        I also written my own one , short article (about 300 words).
        It is already indexed by Google and has about 180 views...
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    I don't, not even after rewriting.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
      I sometimes put them on my sites, but only if the quality is good enough. Sometimes I rewrite them, other times I don't - it depends on the purpose of the content.

      If I want search engine traffic, I'll rewrite them. If I'm sending traffic to the page myself, I might use them as is. Quality is the important thing in either case.

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author bizamanda
    I don't like to use PLR content for my website. Try to have original and unique contents to make your website stand out. A lot of good article writers in this forum, you can search them and find one that suitable to your budget.

    Cheers,
    Amanda
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  • Profile picture of the author Tscott
    Like was mentioned, just make sure you spin them well. Something else I like to do before I spin is take paragraphs from different articles and put them together to make one article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ali Thunder
    No i never use PLR articles on website without re-writing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author goguy
    I do use re-written PLR articles and it is much more beneficial when you re-write them.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    I personally don't but have done in the past.

    It all depends on why you are using them I suppose and who you are trying to target with them.

    If you see an awesome article you know would benefit your list; you can add them to your auto-responder series and then link from there to some uniquely written content or even a video.

    It depends whether you are targeting search engine traffic or not.

    If you are not bothered about search engine traffic then always make-sure it is outstanding content at a bare minimum.

    You don't want to be sending people to poor written content.

    That is a NO NO!

    Hope this helps you out and have a great weekend!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sharyn Sheldon
    I've definitely used PLR articles, but they usually look pretty different from the original.

    The trick is to do the following:

    1. Only use an article that you would want to read yourself. There are a few PLR sellers who do provide that kind of quality, but you have to search.

    2. Copy and paste it into a new document and look at how you can improve it or make it fit your voice more:
    - reorganize bullet points into a more logical order
    - add points you think are missing
    - add examples that illustrate key points
    - change words you don't like and add your own turns of phrase or typical language

    3. Add images

    That's the simplest and quickest way to use articles on your site and make them something your readers will enjoy. Always think from the reader's point of view first and the search engines second.

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author panton439
    PLR articles are alsways PLR articles. It's better if you write unique ones
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    • I use them when I`m stuck and run out of ideas.
      It is hard to me to write something from scratch , I need some kind of mental "warm up".
      I need is just some base content to shape it ,then I add some of my own ideas and some cocky style of wrtiting.
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  • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
    Originally Posted by Sharyn Sheldon View Post

    I've definitely used PLR articles, but they usually look pretty different from the original.

    The trick is to do the following:

    1. Only use an article that you would want to read yourself. There are a few PLR sellers who do provide that kind of quality, but you have to search.

    2. Copy and paste it into a new document and look at how you can improve it or make it fit your voice more:
    - reorganize bullet points into a more logical order
    - add points you think are missing
    - add examples that illustrate key points
    - change words you don't like and add your own turns of phrase or typical language

    3. Add images

    That's the simplest and quickest way to use articles on your site and make them something your readers will enjoy. Always think from the reader's point of view first and the search engines second.

    Hope that helps!
    I sometimes use PLR articles on my site and couldn't agree more with what Sharyn has said. If you start with a quality PLR article and keep the reader in mind, the finished article will be just as good as one that you write yourself from scratch.

    One of my favourite tips for personalising PLR and making it unique is to reference articles that are already on your site. For example, if you've got a fitness site and a PLR article on the benefits of running, you could compare these benefits against other types of exercise and link to relevant articles on your site. So instead of the article saying; "One benefit of running is that it burns a lot of calories", you could say; "One benefit of running is that it burns 600 calories per hour. This is 100 more calories per hour than cycling (insert link to cycling article)."

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author alisonwest
    For those of you that have used PLR articles, where do you find quality sources? I've run into some in the past that were horrible - misspellings and basic facts were wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Gray
    I might use them for SEnuke Blasts but i never use them on my own website, always fresh unique written content by me on my own site.

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  • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
    I think the biggest challenge is finding good PLR that hasn't already been spread all over the internet - hard to find. There's a lot of absolute crap out there. And if it's good and has been out for any time at all, copies of it will be everywhere, in various stages of rewrite. Hard to rewrite it enough to make it anywhere near unique.

    I just haven't found much that's worth re-writing :/
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    • Profile picture of the author theebookcavern
      Originally Posted by cjreynolds View Post

      I think the biggest challenge is finding good PLR that hasn't already been spread all over the internet - hard to find. There's a lot of absolute crap out there. And if it's good and has been out for any time at all, copies of it will be everywhere, in various stages of rewrite. Hard to rewrite it enough to make it anywhere near unique.

      I just haven't found much that's worth re-writing :/
      PLR quality is definitely an issue. However, many PLR sellers do offer a free sample in exchange for signing up for their mailing list. You can sign up, check out the quality of their free stuff and if you don't like it, unsubscribe.

      If they don't offer a free sample, check out what other people are saying about their work. If they've got a lot of positive feedback, chances are their stuff is good.

      As for the spread all over the internet point, I don't think this is as big an issue as many people make out as long as you do a good rewrite. For virtually any topic, there's already thousands or millions of pages out there that cover the same topic. Even on a keyword that would be classed as 'low competition' you're still competing against tens of thousands of other pages. So, whether you write your own article from scratch or start off with a PLR article, there's still going to be lots of people writing about the same topic.

      The key is to personalise the article and write it in a style that's unique to you or write it from a different angle to everyone else. Take a look at what most people are already saying about the topic and then rewrite your PLR articles in a different way.

      Hope this helps,

      Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    You should always write PLR to use on your website. Of course you don't have too but even if you look at it in the sense that loads of people in your niche may have the same PLR content it does not make for the most engaging content if it is the same content posted everywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author zacsmith
    We never use PLR, although they're useful for topic ideas or some very basic research to get an idea of the scope of a topic. We're tried rewriting/spinning, but the time invested is better spent on an original work.
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