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AC is getting strict!

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by fl1guy2, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. fl1guy2

    fl1guy2 Junior Member

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    Hello, I'm an avid AC writer. I have about 200 articles posted. I've been paid about 500$ so far. I found an excellent niche, but then all of a sudden AC completely stopped it! They turn down every single article I write.

    For instance there is a particular keyword that gets searched 90,000 times each month. They said it wouldn't get searched enough.

    I wrote about my regular topic that usually fetches me about 4 to 7 bucks per article. They're all ways getting featured by AC. So I get a considerable amount of searches. I also get ac giving me comments to write more articles like this. That was about 2 weeks ago.

    Now they won't even accept them! :yield:

    This isn't just for these two area's either. I actually started writing on many different subjects as well. And they all get denied for two specific reasons. They all ways say that the content is great, but either "wouldn't get searched by a reader" or not in depth enough. :eek:

    But the weird part is that I receive at the very minimum of about 10 views per article every single day. So why would they say these topics aren't right? It seems to me that they're just looking for any reason to not accept articles!

    Does anyone else have this problem lately?
     
  2. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    I would search your content and make sure they are not using it anyway.
     
  3. Millygirl

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    Are you articles rewrites?
     
  4. fl1guy2

    fl1guy2 Junior Member

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    100% original. I have never even rewritten a sentence for them. I guess I'm gonna try using my other account and see what happens:D

    Oh yea and they aren't using them!
     
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  5. redtide1969

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    Just a few possibilities and suggestions. It sounds like you may have done something (could be bad resource citing or any number of things) that raised the eyebrows of the AC reviewers. When they start declining many articles like that it's usually an indicator that they don't like something you did and may suspend the account.

    Have you spread your submissions over just one account or over more?

    Also, have the declined articles been going on for days, or was it one days worth of articles declined?

    Keep in mind that they will tell you "this is good content and what we are looking for" but within a few weeks (like you mentioned) will decide they have enough of that topic already and start declining everything you submit on that topic. It's their way of letting you know to move on and write about something else.

    Anyway, it could be a number of things so it's hard to pinpoint in your case. If you're only using one account, try starting another and leave the account with all the declined articles to collect page views only.

    One last thing to consider is that 10 views on an article per day is not very many at all. Ac bases their upfront offers in part on how many articles you've submitted vs. how many views you're recieving. If you have too many articles published but the views aren't equating (remember AC makes their money off your page views) then they will start declining like mad, or start dropping your upfront payment offers.

    So it could be some of these thing mate
     
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  6. fl1guy2

    fl1guy2 Junior Member

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    It could be one of those reasons. I think that account has been flagged like you said. Everything gets denied. About 90 articles. I usually submit about 6 or 7 every day. And no the articles that get the smallest amounts of traffic are getting about 10 views a day! Most of them hover around 60 to 175 a day. And the articles being submitted are on all different subjects as well. Out of 90 articles on different categories at least one should have gone through. Thanks!
     
  7. Sil3nt

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    Hell yah they're getting strict! They declined 15 articles just now because I did not cite my sources... I DIDN'T USE ANY SOURCES!

    Also they declined a news article that was completely original. I was actually at the event this "news" happened. I wrote 700 words. They declined it for copying it from NBC.com

    I complained, and they eventually passed it. For $1.82 !! That's less then their minimum of $4 for news articles.

    So I know exactly what you mean. I think their losing too much money. But rumors have it that their making millions.
     
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    The sheer amount of kids trying to re-write articles using BH methods is the reason. The younger ones spend too much time trying not to get caught by mom and dad. AC is not a "real" threat to them. They just see a .com that pays out pennies and dollars for work.
     
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    *sigh* pretty soon this will get saturated and it will be time to move on. :( Milk it for all its worth ladies and gent.
     
  10. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED

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    People were saying it would get oversaturated way back when Shaqsquash first posted his thread on AC many moons ago. His thread now has like 175,000 views on it. It won't become oversaturated because AC makes big money off of our article views.

    Just something to consider
     
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  11. fl1guy2

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    I hope I haven't scared anybody!

    And first off, AC isn't going anywhere, whoever told you they were in trouble should start talking about things they know about. Associated Pay makes a substantial amount of money each and every single day!

    LOL saying AC is going out of business is all most like saying Google is going down as well!:D:rolleyes:

    Now I know that may sound like its hard to comprehend but...

    Think about it, this place pays you about $3 to $6 per article, yes I've been paid $6 for articles before! Then from the day it is published viewers read the content. Good content that AC loves gets hundreds of views for each article! They use the formula of pay you an upfront + plus 30% of the page views you receive or whatever the percentile is. But then again, they understand that after about a year that article they just paid you $3.5 for just netted them anywhere from $10 to $100's in page views and advertisements!

    If you can't write on subjects that get this amount, then AC will shut you down very quickly!

    And No AC will never become oversaturated. LOL that word just doesn't mix with content sites! The more content a site gets the more authoritive it becomes. This brings in more customers in which brings in more profits from advertisements!

    So to answer the two other posts besides redtides, AC will never become saturated and if somebody tells you this, then don't ever listen to another word they say because they obviously don't know how the internet even works!

    And lastly, no this isn't due to re-written content. Ha ha, that's a good one though, I'll save it for later! If you think that AC is cutting down due to this, then why do you think it takes about a week to review your articles? This is why they pay editors to turn down content that's not worth it.

    For my final words, thanks RED you've been a tremendous help. And I figured it out, my title/content needed to be changed up a bit! I was going too niche! LOL never knew there was such a thing!

    So if you find AC turning down all of your articles, then simply start to write about 6 to 7 different topics that vary greatly. Do this until you uncover a niche that they want, they will give you a good price for the article. It's not due to "over saturartion or any down falls in the company" LOL this place is truly solid as a rock! Just start writing better content,

    Just because its good to you doesn't mean that it's good to AC
     
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  12. redtide1969

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    Well said man, they are basically investing in you when they make their upfront payment offer, if they don't feel like the content will bring them profit off of page views then they'll base their upfront offer accordningly. They are taking many factors into account to base those offers on besides the basics like grammar, punctuation, spelling etc.

    No problem mate, always glad to help
     
  13. Sil3nt

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    I spoke to a rep and they said they make a few million a year, and they are doing better then ever right now. They might even see a 100 million year.
     
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    Definitely no oversaturation going on anytime soon with those kind of figures ;)
     
  15. Sil3nt

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    Yah definitly no where for them to go. They love to reap all the spoils.
     
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    No chance, they are making more money than they paid u for upfront which is how they stay in business. You think AC will go "oh, this article will earn us only $3, let's paid $3 too so we earn nothing and he gets to feed his family " , come on.
     
  17. Sil3nt

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    ^ Well they actually have a software the decides the price of the article. It pinpoints certain factors that they are looking for. Keywords are one of the biggest factors. But yah, Like all of us had said, not going anywhere.
     
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    I see it this way: Someone pays a rewriter $1 and earn $3 on it by publishing on AC. AC pays you $3 and earns at least 5 times on it if not 100 times more. Just think of this, if they just earn avg. 1 cent on every page they have daily (whatever way), they must be making (approx. 4.5 million pages according to Yahoo! * 0.01) $45K per day (i.e., $1.35M pm or more than $16M pa)! These figures could be peanuts... They could well be making 10 times that amount daily, who knows?? Just 5 times more approaches the $100M mark pa (by just changing the avg. 1 cent to avg. 5 cent per page per day)! Remember, it's just averaging the total pages. Definitely, the new pages' income shares its juice with any old dead pages for this *absurd* theory!:D

    Cool! :beach2:
     
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  19. redtide1969

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    One thing to keep in mind is that the upfront offers aren't calculated just from the software. The title, first paragraph and last paragraph are read with human eyes.
     
  20. Sil3nt

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    Well yes of course, but after the editor puts in the results for the article, the rest is ran over my some program. Not really sure exactly, all i know is that I asked a simple question to a site admin about why the low upfront payments, and he busted out this long ..... very long technical answer about how its not all the editors pick. But the overall score is.