Well-written articles for our in-text backlinks

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After conducting a multitude of tests on blog networks with 100% original articles that were poorly written (though grammatically correct), I've come to the conclusion that Google does not place a value on whether an article is well-written or not.

I believe that the important thing is that our article is original, regardless of quality, as long as it does not contain grammatical errors.

I think that it's possible we're wasting resources seeking quality content for ranking our web pages and these efforts would be better directed to finding original content, with no spinning.

What do you think?
#articles #backlinks #intext #wellwritten
  • Profile picture of the author zannix
    For the SEO purposes, you're absolutely correct. The algorithms today couldn't possibly be so sophisticated to distinct between the levels of quality of the given text, other than using parameters such as LSI.

    So yeah, as long as you're "on topic", original and gramatically correct, you needn't be Ernest Hemingway to reap the SEO benefits of your articles.

    P.S. The spun articles are heavily debatable though. This I believe is just a matter of time when the algorithms will be able to detect... but that's just my opinion as a programmer.
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    • Profile picture of the author privatenetwork
      Originally Posted by zannix View Post

      For the SEO purposes, you're absolutely correct. The algorithms today couldn't possibly be so sophisticated to distinct between the levels of quality of the given text, other than using parameters such as LSI.

      So yeah, as long as you're "on topic", original and gramatically correct, you needn't be Ernest Hemingway to reap the SEO benefits of your articles.

      P.S. The spun articles are heavily debatable though. This I believe is just a matter of time when the algorithms will be able to detect... but that's just my opinion as a programmer.

      Thank you very much for your response.

      This is the point: It is possible that the majority of "spun articles" are already being detected by Google, but still, it's not likely that Google is capable of detecting the quality of a post.

      So, I think that we should concentrate our efforts on the creation of articles that are 100% original, without worrying about their quality.

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author debra
    IMO, your missing a large chuck of the equation here.

    Content by means of quanity vs. quality effects your site reputation. In order for your site to gain any reputation from your submitted content, you need to attract legitimate visitors via a link from the content body or resource. It is the quality of the content that attracts the visitor to your site, not the gibberish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    After google's panda update, you have to produce quality content. So you are totally right for SEO purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marketing Ignite
      Thinking like that is short term thinking. Since google uses social signals in the ranking process how many do you think will share your content and also come back to your site for more...Dont just think of what works today. You need to embrace as well as understand the future changes in Google if you want to stay ahead and dominate your market.
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